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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Weekly News: November 13-17

There is no school Monday, November 13th due to parent conferences. 

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 17th. 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!

Mark your calendars now! We will be having our very own special kindergarten play, "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man" on the evening of Tuesday, December 19th. We have already started learning all of the songs and we will have "auditions" later this week. Each student will have a very special role in our play. Later this week, we will be sending home lyrics and CDs so that you can start practicing over break. Have fun! 

I am placing our holiday Scholastic Book Order on Friday! Don't forget to get your orders in - books make great gifts for the holidays! 

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

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, November 13: No School - Parent Conference Day 
November 13-15: Parent Conferences 
Friday, November 17: Thanksgiving Feast - more info coming soon! 
November 20-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break! 
Tuesday, December 19: The Tale of the Gingerbread Man 
Thursday, December 21: Holiday Celebration 

What Are We Learning This Week:

This week, we will have fun reading and writing about Thanksgiving and playing Thanksgiving games. We will review everything we have learned so far in kindergarten. We will also be studying pilgrims and indians and working on fun Thanksgiving projects! There will be no new sight words or letter teams until after break and no new QR codes posted. Please take this time to review ALL of our first trimester sight words and letter teams. Don't forget that you can still log on to Smarty Ants and Dreambox over break! 


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