FROM THE DESK OF MRS. CALDWELL November 27th, 2017
Today was the 67th day of our school year. That means that there are 67 days less for your child to master what they need to be successful for the next grade level. Remember to stress that hard work is important to their growth as students. Hopefully you are talking with your child about following school procedures; the importance of school; and how good work habits and attention to class will help them. We are a “Leader In Me School” and these things help to contribute to our success as this type of school. Please talk with them about their goals for the year and how they might achieve them.
We will begin giving the Map Test again on November 28th. This is an electronic test to gauge the growth each student has made since it was last administered at the beginning of the school year. It is a very important test for the entire school. We want each child to do their very best on this test. Please make sure that your child has a pair of head phones at school (not ear buds) to take the map test with. It is for their safety and well being. Also they will need to be well rested this week.
Nov. 28th-Dec. 5th—Map Testing
Nov. 30th—Field Trip—K-1st graders—Centre Square
Dec. 7th —Shine Your Light Night @ 6:00 pm
Dec. 11th—Christmas Play—Thomas & Clark’s Classes
Dec. 13th—Santa will visit
Dec. 13th—Caring Place items are due in
Christmas Service Project
As a holiday service project we will be collecting items for The Caring place. Would the following grades begin
collecting these items from your students.
K: onesies, infant socks, toddle pull-ups, diapers, toothpaste, infant toys, or paper towels.
1st: Garbage bags, body lotion, bath towels, wash cloths, shampoo or children's toys.
Dec. 17th---2nd 9 weeks end—42 days
Dec. 18th-Jan. 1st—NO SCHOOL
Jan. 2nd—First day back from Christmas break
Caring Place Service Projects
As a holiday service project we are collecting items for The Caring Place. The Caring Place is a safe haven for abused women and children. I am reminding you of items designated for our grade level. Please bring any item from the following list: Kindergarten-onesies, infant socks, toddler pull-ups, diapers, toothpaste, infant toys, or paper towels.1st Grade-garbage bags, body lotion, bath towels, wash cloths, shampoo or children’s toys.All items need to be brought to CES by Wednesday, December 13th.
Literacy book Children bring home one each night. It is very beneficial to your child to see you read and to be read to as well (15 minutes nightly) if at all possible. When they read track the words, tracking the words for one to one identification is very helpful. Make sure to sign the reading log and have it returned daily with books. If children see that reading is important to you; it will become important to them as well. Also, have them retell what they have read to you. It is very helpful with their retention and comprehension.
P.E. dress Remember we have P. E. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your child will need to wear tennis shoes on those days to fully participate in that class. If the weather permits, we will also go outside on the playground the days we do not have a P. E. class. If girls wear dresses on these days they will need to wear shorts under them to play on playground equipment so as to not have their underwear showing.
Celebrations If you want your child to be in the gift exchange for Christmas the last day of school before Christmas break, they will need to bring in a $5.00 gift. Feel free to send in wrapped snacks that week for our Christmas party. Each last Thursday of the month, you may send a birthday treat if your child has a birthday. The month of December we have four birthdays. They are: Bella on the 1st, Taylor on the 21st, Ean on the 25th, and Noah on the 29th.
BOX TOPS and CAMPBELL’S soup label contest This is held monthly at our school. At the end of each month the classroom with the most of each wins an extra P. E. period. We will need everyone’s help to do this each month. Enlisting the help of extended families is something have found beneficial.
Homework: High frequency words for Kindergarten this week are: I, like, the, and, see, we, a, come, me, what, you, are, and now. Please practice these words with your kindergartener. Spelling for 1st grade will be (ch) words from their reading series. The Spelling words for the 1st grade are: chin, chop, much, chip, rich, chick match, pitch, been, never, own, brown, off very, know, and out. Please have your child practice daily to alleviate any test anxiety. Kindergarten math will be positions. We will use the language of faces, edges, points and flat and solid.
If you need to contact me for any reason please feel free to call at 692-4869 or at school at 692-3676 or drop me a note brought in by your child. Thank you for allowing me to share in your academic child’s life.
Thanks for all you do,