Open House times

Hey Parents,

Just wanted to send a quick note to clarify the time for Open House.  There is a brief PTA meeting starting at 6:00.  The first session in classrooms starts at 6:40-7:10 and then the second session starts at 7:20-7:50.  I wanted to send this out in case there was any confusion.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night.

Have a good evening,

Ms. Estrada

Checking In

Hi Parents,

Hope you all had a good first three days.  We sure did and the children are doing a great job coming and unpacking their book bags and getting settled for their day.  Thank you for returning the paperwork that I sent with you at Meet and Greet.  I sent home a student poster as well and I am hoping you are enjoying working on that with them.  They can be returned as early as you wish.  This is just something fun to do with your child and for us to review with the class to get to know who is in our class and the special things that makes them who they are.

Thank you for looking at the Red folder daily and making necessary notes about transportation home.  This week has been very smooth, but want to make sure if your child needs breakfast and on the sheet that went home if it was not specifically stated, to please let me know.  I apologize if their was any confusion with that these first few days.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our Open House this Tuesday from 6:30-8.  We  can get more in depth about what is happening this school year.

 

Thank you for all you do and making our year start out so smoothly!

Ms. Estrada

Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome Parents,

Our first day is upon us and I am looking forward to our year together.  Meet and Greet is July 30th from 8:30-10:00.  Feel free to bring in your supplies. Please do not label supplies.  However, I am asking for your child’s name on their pencil box.  The pencil box should have room for 2 pencils, crayons, and glue.

I look forward to meeting you.

Ms. Estrada

 

Summer is upon us!!

Parents,

First and foremost, I want to say how special you all made me feel Teacher Appreciation week!! Your thoughtfulness with flowers, treats, gift cards, and kind words  truly made my heart melt.  Thank you!

It is that time of year when it seems time just flies so I wanted to take a minute to let you know what is happening in the next few days.

May 18-Friday

  • Pizza and snow cones for Kindergarten
  • Cobb County Public Library coming to talk about Summer reading
    • I will be sending information about this with their report cards
    • Students will have summer access to myOn 
  • Last day with our Second Grade book buddies-Mrs. Paller’s class

May 21-Monday

  • Last full day at school
  • I will be sending home a lot of items of theirs and some good practice Math for the Summer

May 22-Tuesday

  • Half day (dismissed 2 hours early) ASP will still be an option.
  • All items will go home
  • Last day for book bags and lunch boxes

May 23-

  • Last day of school!  Half day (dismissed 2 hours early) ASP will still be an option
  • All students will not be allowed to bring a book bag, their daily folder, lunchbox..
  • They may bring their lunch in a disposable bag of some kind and if there is a note for me, please have them hand to me or specify on the daily sheet in folder on Tuesday how they will get home that last day and I will note

Reminders;

  • I have the majority of the class’s 4 stamped and addressed envelopes and I thank you, but I still need for some to turn in.  This is important information that needs to get home and we need to know if your child will be with us next year so we can get him or her in a class.  Please turn those in ASAP.
  • Check lost and found
  • Turn in library books ( Almost all have done this already)

It truly has been a joy to teach your child this year.  This year has been wonderful and I thank you!

I hope you all have a terrific, restful, playful, and healthy Summer!

Ms. Estrada

April

Parents,

Happy Spring!! This weather has been great, but this pollen has been hard on a lot of the kids and me.  Thank you for letting me know if your child is having problems with their allergies and being outside.  Please note in their daily folder if you would like them to stay inside during recess.  As much as this can upset them, I make sure they can have a center time or something fun to do at some point during the day so they do not feel like they are missing out.  I do know that PE has stated they will be outside for class for the next few weeks.  I will send an email and find out what it is they are doing for those that cannot be outside and will see if they can do something for them during this high pollen time.

Things going on…

  • Jump Rope for Heart was a great success…The kids enjoyed jumping on Fridays and earning the prizes.
  • Morning exercise is decided upon by the PE department.  I will let you know on the daily transportation sheet if it is happening or not. We were told that it will not start back until the week of May 7 due to Field Day preparations
  • Career on Wheels was a lot of fun for the kids.   We had people from Jim n Nicks BBQ, Police Department, Fire Department, Smyrna Water, Limousine driver, and Animal Control.  They discussed what they do for a living and they were very interactive.  The students enjoyed dressing up on Career Day.  We had students dressed up as  models, police officers, chefs, hair stylists, and athletes.
  • Nickajack Dash was also a big hit!
  • Smencil sales were so popular that due to popularity, were sold out quickly.   I will let you know of any upcoming sales.

Upcoming Events:

  • Field Day is May 3rd
    • Water will be at stations, but donations will gladly be accepted, as the kids will be playing hard.  This will be a sack lunch day.  We will be eating in our classrooms and taking a break during that time, but will head back out for fun stations after we eat.
    • Please send your child in tennis shoes this day.
  • Media Center visits
    • I will let you know through our daily folder when we go for check out
    • There will be a time in early May that our Media Center will be closing and start collecting all of their books
  • MyOn practice
    • I have sent home the information regarding this site for reading and comprehension practice.  It truly is great and highly recommended
  • Thank You
    • One of our parents/grandmother has been so generous by sending in the books from Chick-fil-A that you have seen in your daily folders.  We truly thank you and the kids have really enjoyed the treat.
  • Reminders
    • Fourth Quarter standards were sent home for your perusal
    • Practice sight words
    • Practice Reading and comprehension strategies
    • Math-Addition and Subtraction practices
  • Daily Folders
    • thank you for writing in days of clubs

Have a great week!

Quick Reminder

Hey Parents, 

I just wanted to send you a quick note for some quick announcements…

  • I sent home a school picture form that needs to be back by tomorrow.  Please make your selection and send in your money and I will give them to the picture people.  Picture Day is on March 2nd. 
  • We need to put in for our number of sack lunches needed for the zoo on March 23rd.  I have heard from most of you already and I can always guess the amount needed if I do not have your answer by tomorrow.  Money for this trip  is not due yet, but our Cafeteria Manager needs to put in for them ahead of time.
  • Thank you for getting your Six Flags reading logs to me on Monday. They have all been submitted.
  • Read Across America is also on Friday (March 2nd).  There were books donated from a local church and one will be coming home with your child on Friday. 
  • Hope you all received your MyOn username and passwords and were able to start using this great site over the break.
  • Thank you to parents for putting your child’s club in their daily folder.  I greatly appreciate it.

Big thank you to all have sent in crayons, snacks,  and paper towels.  We are so thankful for your generosity.  We are still in need of snacks and any contribution would be greatly appreciated. 

Dates: 

March 15- Talent Show ( 2 of our very own made it so please come and let’s support our talent)

April 2-6 Spring Break

 

Have a wonderful break… and thank you or all you do.

Please continue practicing your sight words!!!

February News

Happy February Parents,

Hope you all are well and enjoyed some snow days at home.  I wanted to touch base with you and get you up to date on some events.

Recently:

  •  Puppet show for K-2.  He was really funny and interactive with the children
  • Family, Fun, and Fitness Night
  • Sweetheart Dance
  • Progress Reports went home

Upcoming Events:

February 13- Valentine’s Day boxes are due (optional)

February 14- Valentine’s Day (students will pass out cards-optional) and special treat

February 19-23- Winter Break

February 27th- Six Flags Reading Logs due (no later)

March 2- Mother/Son Warrior Challenge

March 14- Early Release

March 15- Talent Show

March 23- Zoo Field Trip

March 24- Nickajack Dash

Please check out the information I will be sending home on MyOn.  This is a good site to practice reading and the kids will love it.  Please continue practicing sight words.  I am going to be sending practice work on these words.  We are in the Third Quarter and students should know at least 50.  We will continue practicing these words too.

Things needed:

  • We are completely out of soap.  We are continuously washing hands and trying to prevent germs from spreading.  I recently bought some bottles and hand sanitizer, but we will need more soon.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
  • Snacks- We are ok for now and thank you for your donations
  • Paper towels seem to run out often too. We truly do appreciate anything you can possibly donate.
  • Thank you for the influx of crayon donations.

Have a good weekend and hope your Winter Break is great!

Thanks for all you do!

Ms. Estrada

 

 

 

Happy New Year-January News

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Our holiday party was a huge success.  The kids enjoyed making reindeer food, making blizzards, and of course decorating cupcakes.  Thank you for making donations for all these fun things to happen.  Our room mom, Mrs. Mazier did a wonderful job coordinating details with parents and I thank her for all her help.

Thank you very much for the Christmas presents.  They were so thoughtful and greatly appreciated.

January Happenings:

  • Jan. 5-   Report Cards home (please sign and return the white envelope)
  • Monday, Jan. 8-Jan.12 (Toasty Toes Sock Drive)
  • Monday, Jan. 15- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-No School!
  • Thursday, Jan. 18- Family, Fun, and Fitness Night
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23- 100th Day of  School (Information to come)

Six Flag Reading Logs will be sent home this week.  This will be your log for January and February.

Reminders::

It is important that all students get to breakfast in the morning.  They will make students return to class at 7:40.

I will let you know when we have our next Media Center visit.!

Have a good week

 

 

December News

Parents,

Wow!! We really got some snow.  I hope all of you were able to keep your power and able to enjoy the snow this weekend.  I was able to talk to a lot of you on Friday to confirm how your child was getting home.  Hope you all made it home safely.

I just wanted to get you updated on some current events.

We will be rescheduling our Be a Better Brave “Dance Party” Celebration due to Friday’s early dismissal.  I will let you know when that date will be when it is announced.

If you would like to help support our Be a Better Brave initiative, you can check out

http://www.beabetterbrave.com

  • SMENCILS..they are in demand! The students love the  smencils.  These will be on sale again after the holidays.  I will let you know when the dates are announced.  They go fast!
  • Winter clothing- The temperatures have dropped and more clothing has started coming in.  Please remind your child of the belongings they are coming to school with..I tell them to put their scarves, mittens, and if jacket fits into their backpacks.  It can be even more helpful if their names were put on a tag in their jackets.  There are a lot of our children in ASP and things can be misplaced easily when going to different locations.
  • Snack donations needed-  Thank you for sending in snack donations.  We are currently out.  If you are able to send any in, we would greatly appreciate it.  We are a peanut free classroom.
  • Media Center- I sent a note home about our visits to the media center.  We encourage your child to keep their book in their back packs.  I will put a note in the folders letting you know when we will be go to the Media Center.

 

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party is on Thursday (Dec.14th) at 11:00-12:00. We are doing a book exchange.  Please send in a wrapped book for your child to participate in this fun  activity.  Please label A for anyone, B for Boy, or G for Girl.  Any extras are also appreciated too.  Thank you!

Report Cards are coming soon.  I will be assessing the students on their Second Quarter standards in the days to come. Report Cards go home after we return from Holiday Break.

Upcoming Events:

Dec.11-15  Angel Tree (Information went home in folders)

Dec.12- Nickajack Spirit Night at Wade’s

Dinner and a Movie featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas @ 5:30 and Elf @ 7:15

Write and drop off letters to Santa and make your own ornaments

Dec. 14  Holiday Party (11:00-12:00)

Dec. 19  Early Release (2 hours early)

Dec. 20  Early Release and Last day  (2 hours early)

Dec.21-Jan.3  Winter Holidays

Jan. 4-Students return

 

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday,

Ms. Estrada

 

November News

Parents,

Today marks the halfway mark for Quarter 2.  Time is moving fast.  I gave you all a sheet at conferences letting you know what the standards are for this quarter to refer to as we moved forward.  We send home the contents in  their cubbies for you to take out, look at,  and keep.  Please return the folders marked Classwork Folders so we can continue using them this year.

Updates and Reminders:

  • Nov. 6- SMENCILS ARE BACK! they will be $1.oo. They will be smelling them after the bell rings in the morning
  • Nov.13-17 Book Fair (Information on sheet in folder)
  • Food Drive- Nov. 6-14
  • Nov. 14th-Friends and Family Luncheon (K-1)
    • We will be at tables 1 and 2 (the paper sent home says different
  • Nov. 20-24 Thanksgiving Break

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!