Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21

Christmas Celebration - tomorrow, Thursday, December 22!

We will have our Christmas party from 9:00-9:45, then watch a movie from 9:45-11:00.  After that we will have recess, lunch, and a 1:00 dismiss.  Students may wear pajamas if they want to!

Student Council Donation Drive

Our student council has these links to share:

Activity Packets

I'll be sending home a packet of activities today for kids to do over Christmas Break. This is the note you'll find in the packet:

A much needed break is upon us and I know everyone is excited about time away from school.  Nearly two weeks away from their routines, though, may result in their skills sliding backwards.  They’ve each made so much progress that we don’t want them to fall behind during break, and we also want them ready for mid-year testing in January.  So this is a packet of suggested activities for them to do. The reading activities can be read more than once to promote fluency and attain complete comprehension.  Some writing paper is included for the writing suggestions.  Students who return the packet all or partially completed will get a prize!!

Dates on Deck:

Tuesday, January 3  Classes resume
Friday, January 13  1:00 dismiss (end of semester)
Monday, January 16  No School - professional development
Wednesday, January 18  1:00 dismiss - professional development
Wednesday, February 1  1:00 dismiss - professional development

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12

Spelling (phonics) list for this week is pictured below.  A paper copy will also come home today for you to use for practice.

Christmas Party

We will have our Christmas party on Thursday, December 22.  This note went home last Friday about a gift exchange we'd like our second grader's to participate in.  I'll be sending home a note about treats if your child is on the Treat Committee for Christmas.

Gingerbread Houses

The kids have made gingerbread houses in Makerspace!  Now, the trick will be getting them home safely because they can't be put in a school bag and I'm worried about kids holding them safely on the bus.  If your child is a walker or parent pick-up, those will be fine and I'll send them home tomorrow.  If yourchild rides a bus, maybe you can make arrangements to pick up their gingerbread house sometime before Christmas break?

Dates on Deck:

Christmas Vacation is December 23-January 2
1:00 dismiss on December 22, and classes resume on Tuesday, January 3
Friday, January 13  1:00 dismiss (end of semester)
Monday,  January 16  No School (professional development)
Wednesday, January 18  1:00 dismiss (professional development)