We are moving right along in Kindergarten! Students are doing a great job with routines. We have begun working independently, so that small group instruction with the teacher can be completed. This is when differentiation occurs to meet the needs of all students. This week, I will be sending home a beginning skills assessment with areas to practice at home. We will have a formal meeting during Conference Week in October, but please let me know if you should have any questions in the meantime!
**WEDNESDAY IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY! Dismissal will begin at 12:20pm. All buses and carpool will run about 2 hours earlier. ASP will be available after school until 6:00 pm. Please communicate any transportation changes in writing!!
**Please send a healthy, dry, snack each day. I would prefer that students not bring fruit cups or applesauce for snack. We have a limited amount of time, and these snacks always make a mess!
**If your child is bringing lunch from home, please send any needed utensils to go with it!
**The cafeteria has started selling “Extras” with lunch, including chips, sweets, and deserts. There is an additional charge for these items (60 cents, I believe). Please communicate with your child if he/she is able to purchase these items. If you do not wish for your child to have this option, you can contact the café staff to add a message on your student’s account. Also, if your child has food allergies or restrictions, please contact the café staff to add a message on the account.
**We will go to the Media Center on Tuesday. Please return all books.
**Friday is our first dress down day for students! Students need to bring $1 to school, if they wish to dress in non-standard attire. PTA members will take the money in the carpool line and at the buses. Outfits still need to be school appropriate!
From the PTA
o Support the PAWS Annual Tiger Fund Check Campaign today! Your donation will support the STEM program (specialist/supplies), supplemental classroom materials for the IB program AND artificial turf for our dirt field. Donations are tax deductible and can be made using the attached flyer or online at www.teasleytigers.com.
o Speaking of our STEM program, our new STEM teacher, Mrs. Dawson, has lots of adventures planned for our students this year. To make these adventures happen, she needs lots of supplies and recycled household items. If you are interested in donating to the program, please see the attached flyer and look for your child’s grade to see what’s needed. Thank you in advance for your support!
o Don’t forget- Cobb County School District’s Early Release Day is Wednesday, August 30! Dismissal will be two hours earlier at 12:30pm. ASP will operate and be open until 6:00pm.
o Friday, September 1 is our first Dress Down Day of the year! Bring $1 with you to school and you can wear any school appropriate outfit of your choosing. Money raised supports PTA!
o Teasley is partnering with the NFL and their PLAY60 campaign to host Back to Football Friday on September 8th. Students will participate in football related games and activities during their specials time and we would LOVE your help. Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated. Please use the following link to sign up for specific spots- http://signup.com/go/TuZrdJU. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]
o Save the Date! Our Fall Family Fun Night (replacing Movie Night) will be Friday, September 8 from 5-8pm on the Teasley Field. Come, bring your whole family and have fun with your Teasley community. More information to come!
o We would like to thank A Grade Ahead of Smyrna for being one of our wonderful Teasley Sponsors! A Grade Ahead of Smyrna is pleased to offer weekly classes providing educational enrichment to children from pre-kindergarten through high school. For more information on all they have to offer visit their website at http://agradeahead.com/smyrna/ourprograms.
We have been busy, busy, busy, over the last three weeks! We have made new friends while learning rules, rituals and routines. We are practicing procedures for Math, Reading, and Writing Workshops. Soon, we will begin working in small groups with the teacher, so that we can focus on the skills and standards appropriate for each student. Please watch the following video, to see what we have been up to! We Love Kindergarten-2apa0uu