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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Weekly News: November 15-18

There is no school on Monday, November 14th due to parent conferences. I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your families! 

Parent Conferences are this week (Monday-Thursday). Thank you for signing up on Parent Square for a conference.  I am looking forward to meeting with all of you to discuss your child's growth in the classroom. Please remember that because we only have so much time per conference, I'd like to politely ask that you arrive on time so we can make the most of our time together. If possible, please make other arrangements for your children, as parent conferences are for parents and teachers only. Thank you!

Thank you very much for donating to our Thanksgiving Food Box! What a wonderful way to give during this holiday season :) 

Our kindergarten classes will be having a combined Thanksgiving Feast this Friday, November 18th. We are looking forward to a great, big Thanksgiving celebration together! Thank you for signing up to donate items on ParentSquare. Don't forget to bring your fruit for our friendship fruit salad on Friday! Please send a piece of fruit to school with your child on this day. An apple, pear, banana, or small bag of strawberries or grapes are good examples. Each child will get to add his or her own fruit to our fruit salad!  If you would like to come help set up and make this a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast for our kids, you are welcome to join us next Friday at 11:30 for set up.  The feast will begin at 12:00. We need need LOTS of help for set up and tear down! Thank you in advance!

Our kindergarten classes are doing a Christmas play this year! I'm sure you have heard all about it! We will be putting on "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man". We will have "auditions" this week and each student will have a very special role in our play. Later this week, we will be sending home lyrics and CDs so you can start practicing over break! More information on this fun event to come. Have fun singing!

NO SCHOOL ALL OF NEXT WEEK! Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your families!

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, November 14: No School - Conference Day 
November 14-17: Parent Conferences 
Friday, November 18: Thanksgiving Feast 
November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break! 
Thursday, December 15: EVENING performance of our kindergarten Christmas play, "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man" - more info coming soon, but make sure you mark your calendars now!!

What Are We Learning This Week:

This week we will have fun and review everything we have learned so far in kindergarten. We will also be studying the Pilgrims and Indians, reading about Thanksgiving, and working on fun Thanksgiving projects!! There are no new sight words or letter teams until after break, so please review ALL of the first trimester sight words and letter teams. 


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