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February 12, 2018  

February 12, 2018

Dear Parents,

        

Things in Kindergarten have been quite busy lately. The students are looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day. Please send all Valentines cards to school when they are completed. REMEMBER: NO NAMES ON THE ENVELOPE.

 

         In Math we’re finishing up the unit on Addition and Subtraction. They are coming along nicely. Our test will be shortly. Many of the children are getting the +, - and = signs mixed up please work with them on that.

 

 In Reading, we have learned most of our sounds now. Please have your child work on these. Your child should know all long vowel sounds and most short sounds. Your child should also be sounding out 3 letter words (cat, hat, bug) and writing the sounds that are heard. Your child should be able to recognize all letters of the alphabet and be able to tell you what letter is heard at the BEGINNING, AND MIDDLE, AS WELL AS THE ENDING OF A WORD.

In Social Studies, the students are learning about making, spending and saving money. They have really enjoyed this. Many of them thought that the bank can give anyone money at any time. They were very interested when I actually was teaching them that you must put money INTO the bank before you can TAKE money out! They were very curious HOW the debit card works.

In Science, we are learning about Daytime and Nighttime Sky. They went out for a walk last week to find shade. They learned that the shade can cool you down.

You will notice this is one of the busiest times of the school year. We have had a lot of things going on during January and February. We have Black History, Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, Dr. Seuss Day, Dental Health Week, all in the next 5 weeks!   Wow!  

 

Here's a sample of the crazy dates:

 

 

Feb. 14  Ash Wednesday Beginning of Lent

 

Feb.15  Valentine’s Day Celebration (No names on envelopes)

 

Feb. 16  No School Teacher In-Service

        

Feb. 19  No School Presidents day

         

Feb. 23  Religion Project due (cross)

         

Mar. 2    Dr. Seuss Day

         

Mar. 20   First Day of Spring!!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. K. Potts


January 8, 2018  

January 8, 2018

Dear Parents,

          Happy New Year!!!!  I would like to express my deepest and most sincere thanks for all of the wonderful gifts and goodies that I received at Christmas time. It was most generous and thoughtful.  I hope you and your family had a healthy and Merry Christmas. The students did a wonderful job in the Christmas Concert.  I was so proud of them.  I am so glad that many of you were able to make it. 

I am very happy to be getting back into the swing of things.  I look forward to getting down to the second half of our school year. I cannot believe it is almost half over!  We will be busy in January with lots of things.  We are working on shoe tying for two weeks, Martin Luther King Day, and will begin Catholic Schools Week.  It will be a BUSY month!  Stay tuned for more details! 

Wow!  You can tell January is here.  The children need to bring sweaters (or Gym sweatshirt) to school daily, as our hallway, gym and other classrooms can get cool at times.  Also, they need to wear a coat, hat and gloves.  Recess can get cold (We do go out when weather permits).  We don’t need the children getting sick!   . 

Snow days have come and gone. The first snow packet is due Friday January 12th and the second snow day packet (which is attached) is due Tuesday January 16th .  If you happen to misplace these packets you can print them out from my webpage.    Remember this is mandatory.  Grades will be dropped everyday if it is late.

In Math we began the unit on Addition.   In Reading we are still working on Sounds and Rhyming Words.  It is time for your child to “sound out and write what letters they hear”.  They do not have to spell it correctly.  They just need to write what letters they think they hear. This is most difficult for some of the children.  Please work on this at home.   Handwriting is still quite difficult for a few children.  If you see your child is having trouble please work on this as well.  We have introduced the formation of all letters and numbers.  Please have your child practice shoe tying every night for the next two weeks.  It is most important for your child to accomplish this task.  It is a skill that is on the report card.  It will be the middle of the 2nd marking period in three weeks.  I will meet with many of you soon to discuss how your child is doing.  This is a great way to check in and see how we can work together to help your child.       

In Social Studies we will be working on Needs and Wants as well as Martin Luther KingUsing Addition in Science is our topic in Science. Epiphany and the Holy Family are the topics in Religion.    

 I would like to remind all parents/guardians that homework is to be done at home with a parent,  not at After-Care/ Community Center.  I would like you to know what it is your child is learning and where his/her strengths and weaknesses are.  If an older school student is doing the homework with your child, it is difficult to know how much help was needed to complete the assignment.  Thank you.

 Well, I told you it would be a busy month!  Happy New Year!

Yours Truly,

                   Mrs. K. Potts                               

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

 

January 2-12                  Shoe tying (wear or bring easy to tie shoes).  No boots of course.

January 12                      First Snow Day packet is due (Mandatory)

January 12                      Scholastic Book Order due

 

January 15                      No school: MLK Day

January 16                      Second Snow Day packet is due (Mandatory)

January 19                      Noon Dismissal

January 26                      Trimester 2 Interim

January 30                      Catholic Schools Week Begins:  Mass



 


Dec 13, 2017  

                                                                              Dec. 13, 2017

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the hustle and the bustle of the season.   The students have been getting ready for our program and making decorations for Christmas. The students have worked very hard to prepare for the program. It begins at 10:00 next Friday (12/22). After the program the students will return to the classroom to prepare for 12:00 dismissal. The program is always a fun time for the students.  We will have a Christmas celebration/gift exchange with our buddies next Wednesday 12/20 (buddies presents are due Monday the 18th) and our birthday party for Baby Jesus on  Thursday Dec. 12/21 in the afternoon.  Wow!  What a crazy week.  This is a very exciting time for the children!  (And they are excited enough ALREADY!!!!)

 

The kindergarten students have been asked to wear Christmas DRESS clothes and SNEAKERS next Friday for the program (no jeans, leggings, or boots).  Red, white, or green would be nice.  Any festive dress clothes are appropriate.  We are looking forward to our program. We sure hope you can make it. You might want to arrive early. The Gym will be packed! Bring your camera!!

 

I would like to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Christmas and I would ask that you please keep all of the students and me in your prayers during the holidays.  I have asked all of the students Christmas morning to remember Jesus (the real meaning behind Christmas) by wishing Jesus a happy birthday. Have a wonderful holiday and I will see everyone in January.

           

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. K. Potts

 

 

 

 


Our trip to the orchard is Monday  

Parents,

 

      Don’t forget our field trip is Monday October 16.  Please have your child wear gym uniform and old sneakers or boots. Your child needs to bring regular sneakers to school in a bag.  We will put clean sneakers on when we return from the muddy orchard.  Students will not need a snack on Monday.  A snack will be provided on the trip.  The trip will be rain or shine. 

 

      Please do not forget to send in the Halloween wish list items.  They are due next week.  

 

                  Have a great weekend,

 

Mrs. K. Potts