December is here and the cool weather is as well. As a reminder, please send
in your child with a hat, mittens and jacket daily. There have been a few
times when we could not go out because all of the children were not ready for
the cool weather. The snow pants and boots can come in when the snow flies
Reports cards will be going home December 14th. I will also attach a
conference schedule at that time.
The week of the 10th, we will continue our letter adventure with the letter
S. We will not have a letter on the week of the 17th so we can enjoy the
We are now approaching the holiday season. I enjoy celebrating Christmas
around the world, learning about other countries and the traditions that are
celebrated there. If you have any special traditions that you celebrate in
your home, please consider coming in to be a guest speaker and sharing your
knowledge. We will be doing some cooking, creating, and learning about the
winter holidays starting on December 17th. Please contact me if you are
interested in sharing a tradition with us.
To celebrate the season of giving, I would like the kindergartners to
exchange gifts. Here is the catch. The gifts must be homemade or reused.
The kids will exchange names and keep their person a secret. When they bring
their gift in, they will address it to “so and so” from “your secret Santa”.
The fun part is watching the kids open the gifts as well as watching the face
of the student who made the gift. This is a huge reward for both students.
The gifts can come in any time during the week of the 17th. I will have a
small tree in our classroom to share with the kids.
You will be hearing from our room mothers soon with regards to our Holiday
celebration that will be on December 21st.
I am looking for someone who is willing to donate some ground cinnamon and
unsweetened applesauce. I believe Sam’s club or BJ’s sells large containers
of cinnamon. We will need 2 large containers of cinnamon and 2 large jars of
unsweetened applesauce. I need these ingredients for a secret project by
Monday the 10th. Please let me know if you can help out.
Thank you for your help,
Ms. Sam, Mrs. Marchesseault, and Mrs. Dodge
My Secret Santa Friend is________________________.
September 26, 2012
I hope this letter finds everyone enjoying the first weeks of school and the
fall season as the weather
There are a few things to catch up on.
REMINDER… The plastic envelope with your child’s name on it is our main
means of transferring
communication between home and school. It is also the first steps to
teaching responsibility, and
beginning homework procedures. PLEASE make sure the plastic envelope goes
back and forth to
school everyday! The kids are responsible for it during their morning check
in as well as they should
be responsible for it at home as well.
Please send your child with a jacket as the weather is getting cooler and it
is easier to take off a layer
than it is to add a layer that we don’t have!
I have activated the News Flash option on my web page. If you are interested
in signing up please go
to my page and click on the News Flash icon. Directions will follow. If you
activate your email
address, you will be sent an email any time the website has been updated. I
will also be sending out
a paper update as well if you are not accessible to a computer.
As you can see from the calendars that were sent home, this week is B week
and our class names
have been decided. The morning class is officially the Jazzy Jaguars and the
afternoon is officially
the Playful Puppies. If anyone has any design ideas for our t-shirts please
send them along, so we
can get our t-shirts made as quickly as we can.
TIGER…. As you found on your calendar there is an assembly here at the school
it will be during our
morning session. The kids will learn about recycling through a dramatic
presentation. I would like
to invite any afternoon kindergartners to join us at 8:30 in the gym. The
playful puppies may sit with
us for the assembly as long as a parent remains in the gym to scoop them up
when we are finished.
It is an opportunity to join the rest of the school in an all school event.
If you are a Playful Puppy
please let me know if you will be joining us for the TIGER assembly.
Picture Day is Friday!!!! Please make sure your paper work is in to me by
Thursday so that gives me
an evening if there are any questions. The Jazzy Jaguars will have their
pictures during morning class
time and the Playful Puppies will have their pictures during the afternoon
session. Please let me
know in a note if you foresee any difficulties with the picture taking
Attached to this letter you will find our contact sheets for your class. If
you find an error or emission,
please send me the correction or addition and I will adjust the draft copy
for a final copy. Please get
all corrections or additions to me by Thursday so that the final draft can be
handed out on Friday.
Also attached you will find the October calendar. We will begin show and
share in November as
things start to even out. The calendar has the letter we are focusing on as
well as any school events
that might be happening.
Up and coming will be our open house on October 30th and our Halloween Parade
at 1pm on the
31st. I hope that the Jazzy Jaguars will join us in the afternoon for the
parade to enjoy all the
students costumes. Jazzy Jaguars parents must be there to pick up their
children following the
parade. If you are a Jazzy Jaguar and are interested in participating in the
afternoon parade please
let me know ASAP. This amount of interest will dictate how many volunteers I
Again…. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please contact me at
487-2211 ext. 351
or by email, email@example.com, make sure to indicate “student of……” in
the subject line, or
my home line 759-8824.
Enjoy the Fall and the beautiful weather.
Ms. SAM, Mrs. Dodge and Mrs. Marchesseault
Thank you to all who came this evening. I hope it was informative and I
answered any questions you might have had. Again if any questions do arise
please feel free to contact me at school 487-2211 ext 352, by email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or at home 759-8824.
For those of you who could not make it I hope that the following will be
helpful to you as we embark on this school year.
Our biggest piece of information is that the drop off for afternoon
kindergartners will be changing as of Monday September 17. Please drive up
the hill around the gym and to the back of the school and stop at the
Kindergarten doors. Laurie or I will be there to greet you and your child.
Please stay in the car and we will unbuckle your child and get them into the
building safely. This should help get the kids into the building quicker and
teaching time to start quicker. Please remember, an adult will be by the
door between 11:20 and 11:35 if you arrive after that you will need to drive
around to the front and come through the front door.
Morning pick up: When picking up your child if you would like to get out of
your car please park in the parking lot. If you would rather wait in your
car please make a line with your cars and stay in your car we will deliver
your child to the car. If the first person in line drive up in front of the
cross walk and the next person is behind the cross walk we can deliver two
children at a time to their cars.
Kindergarten does not buy milk from our lunch program due to limited staff in
Gym time will be Friday’s for the morning class and Tuesdays for the
afternoon class. We will have library on Monday’s for both classes. We will
also have reading buddies but that schedule has not been solidified at this
Plastic folders: Both classes received a plastic folder in their child’s
backpack. Please use this folder to go back and forth to school as a means
of communication between home and school. This also begins teaching the
kindergartners the responsibility of homework.
If your child has a change of transportation please send in a note to state
the change. If we do not receive a note we will send the kids home with
their usual routine.
Next week we will begin our journey through the alphabet. We will begin
learning the letter P. Please have your child bring in items that begin with
the letter P. I will collect them during the week and the kids will guess
what the items are after being given clues. The guessing will happen on
Friday and the items will be sent home either on Friday or Monday depending
on the time we have left during our day.
Lastly….Homework for the weekend. Please come up with a few ideas for our
class name. The name should consist of two words that both begin with the
same letter. We cannot be a team name that already exists (eg. Boston red
sox, Patriots). We will vote on our class name on Monday.
Thank you for your time last night and if I can answer any questions please
feel free to reach out to me.