November News


November is here!! Time is flying by and I wanted to give you some important information.

We went to the Media Center today.  The book fair starts Friday (Nov 9 and will run until Nov 15).

Book Fair Hours of Operation:

Nov. 9-  8-4

Nov. 12-  8-5

Nov. 13     8-6

Nov. 14   8-6

Nov. 15  8-6

The book fair will not be open before school, but is open later in the day for parents after work.  The students may bring money to school and can go with a pass to the media center.  There will be volunteers in there to help students with their money and selections.  The day of our “Friends and Family” luncheon is a good time to go visit too.

Nov.9th- Morning workout for Kindergarten (starts at 7:15-7:45)

Nov. 13th- Friends and Family Luncheon

Nov. 16th-  Progress Reports home

Nov.19-23  Thanksgiving Break

Thank you for the paper towel donations.  We greatly appreciate your donations.  We have plenty now if we run out anytime soon.

Please if you can, complete the PTA survey that was sent out through email.

Thank you for all you do and hope you have a great rest of the week,

Ms. Estrada



Updates for October


First and foremost, it was great to meet with  you all and celebrate your child’s accomplishments at our Fall Conferences.  Thank you for attending and taking time out to come to conference.

I wanted to update you on some things from our classroom:

  • Breakfast is to now be eaten in our classrooms effective October 24th.  The students will continue coming to our classroom first to check in, retrieve their breakfast card, and then bring their breakfast back to eat.  Just an FYI
  • Cooler temperatures are upon us…please put names in jackets and encourage your child to put scarves, hats, and mittens in their book bags upon arrival. I do not want for their items to get lost.
  • We are requesting a 3-4 inch thick binder with a hard cover for your child to hold their writings throughout the rest of the year.  We have gotten a few donated by our fabulous parents.
  • Thank you for supporting our cure for cancer, by wearing pink and donating a $1.oo.
  • Smencils are quite the hit in our class!  The students really enjoyed getting their “smell good’ pencils.  I will let you know when they are sold again.
  • Character dress up day was a huge success and the kids did such a great job. I took a bunch of pictures and one of our room mom’s  posted them on the remind site for you all to see
  • Thank for donating to our Sock drive.
  • Red Ribbon Week is Oct.29th-Nov. 2
    • Monday-Oct 29
      • Real heroes don’t do drugs-Dress as a Hero
    • Tuesday-Oct.30
      • Sock it to Drugs-Wear crazy socks
    • Wednesday-Oct. 31
      • Good character, Good Choices-dress as any good character from a Disney or Pixar Movie
    • Thursday-Nov. 1
      • We are too cool to do Drugs- Wear a tutu or sunglasses
    • Friday-Nov. 2
      • Let it off drugs-Hawaiian Dress
  • We went to the Media Center last week.  If your child did not have their book to return and would like to bring their previously checked out book back, please note in your child’s folder and we will take him/her to get a new one.
  • Nov 6- No school (teacher work day)
  • Nov 1-12 Canned food drive at Nickajack

Classroom Needs:

  • paper towels

Thank you for all you do to help support your child and our classroom!

Have a great week!

Ms. Estrada

October is here!!

Happy Saturday parents

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I wanted to update you on a few things going on in our classroom and school events that are coming up. 

  • Correction on Rise and Shine Morning Exercise

The weeks that we do have morning exercise, it is on Fridays only.  It starts at 7:20-7:45.  The kids that were there during that time on Friday (this week) got to experience it and I think they had a great time.  It is great to get those “wiggles” out first thing in the morning. I sent home a sheet this week stating all the dates, but will remind you too. Our next one is on Oct. 19th. 

  • Oct. 5-31st – Sock-tober fest
    • donation of new socks for children for charity
    • Donation boxes are in the lobby
  • Oct. 10- Media Center for check out
  • Oct. 10-End of First Quarter
  • Oct. 11-Early Release ( 2 hours early) (ASP is offered)
  • Oct. 12- Fall Festival from 6-8
  • Oct. 15-19 Conference Week
    • Please return your time requests when you can
  • Oct. 26- Book Character Day (Information was sent home on a blue sheet)

Thank you

  • to our great Moms for decorating our door for Fall
  • to all who donated for classroom snacks
  • to our Mystery Readers

We appreciate all you do to support our classroom!

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Estrada




Happy Fall!!

Welcome back!  Hope you all enjoyed your break.  I just wanted to touch base with you about some things in our classroom and upcoming events.

Our class is so happy to welcome Mrs. Susan Meredith as our new para professional.  She was a para professional at Vaughn Elementary.  She is also a wife and mother of two.  We are overjoyed to have her with us.

  • Oct. 1-5 Morning Exercise for Kindergarten
    • This is something that our PE instructors offer and the kids can go to the gym and do morning exercises.  It starts at 7:20 and goes until 7:45.  The students need to come check in first, eat breakfast (if they go),  and then they can go to the gym.
  • Oct. 3- Picture Day
    • We are taking our pictures early so lunch time spills will not affect us.
  • Oct. 4- Parent Conference Forms home
    • Please send in the half sheet confirming your time or we can work on another time for the conference.
  • Oct. 10- End of the First Quarter
  • Oct. 11- Early Release (2 hours early)
  • Oct. 15-19 Conference Week (students will be dismissed 2 hours early) ASP will be held
  • Oct.26- Character Dress Up day
    • more information to come

Classroom Needs:

We are running low on community snack.  Any donations are greatly appreciated!

Thank you…to our fabulous parents that helped with our Fall door decorations and our mystery readers who are join us on Fridays.

We appreciate all you do and hope you have a wonderful week!

Ms. Estrada



Please note in your child’s daily folder if they go to a certain club on the day they go to that club and circle the transportation that they will have after the club.  I want to make sure they get to the right place and get home safely after the club.  The students will be wearing a label stating all this information for teachers and club leaders/workers.

Thank you

Ms. Estrada

September News


Hope you are all doing well and were able to read about what has been going on in our class in our Nifty News Newsletter, I sent home last week.  Thank you for sending in things off of my wish list.  We greatly appreciate it.

Just a few quick notes:

  • Hope you all had fun at the Great Skate this past Saturday! 
  • Thank you for your support in our “Back the Jack” campaign!
  • GKIDS Readiness checks were sent home last Thursday.  These reports are for you to keep and can guide you on what your child may need to work on moving forward this year.
  • Academic Alerts were sent home the week before and I appreciate you signing and sending one copy back in.  If you have not, please sign and return one and the other is for you to keep.  Thanks

Sept. 20- Multi-Cultural Night from 6-8

Sept. 24-28 Fall Break (No School)

Oct. 11- Early Release

Oct. 15-19 Conference Week (Early Release 2 hours early)


Have a great week and enjoy your Fall Break! 

Ms. Estrada



Back the Jack


Just a reminder to look into “Backing the Jack” ………

A turquoise paper was sent home last week letting you know about what all the fundraising provides for our kids and our school.  There will be information on our Nickajack website. We  are thankful for our Nickajack Foundation and their support in our school’s commitment to technology, academic excellence, and student excellence.

I also wanted to let all the parents of kids who eat breakfast at school, that the line for food closes at 7:40.

Aug. 31- Back to football Friday

Students can wear team shirts on Friday.

New reading logs, menu, and specials calendars will go home this Friday

I met with our 2 room moms this week. They are wonderful and are going to be helping with class reminders, needs, and activities.  Super happy to have the support for our class.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week and wish you a super holiday weekend,

Ms. Estrada


Quick note


Just wanted to give you a few updates.

Thank you for your snack donations and for labeling your child’s snack.

Please continue to check your child’s transportation in their daily folders.  We greatly appreciate it.

Aug. 29th– Early Release (12:15)

  • ASP is still being held on this day

Aug. 31st– Back to  Football Friday

  • There will be special activities planned during our specials time.  All grade levels during their specials time will participate in fun activities

Sept. 3– Labor Day (No School)

Sept. 24- Sept. 28  Fall Break


Have a wonderful week,

Ms. Estrada

Thank you

Thank you parents for making our color days such a success.  We enjoyed dressing up, listing the items that are that color, and adding to our word wall.

The kids have done a great job adjusting  to our classroom routines and our daily schedule.  Thank you for labeling your child’s snack and keeping up with signing their daily folders.  Transportation notation is very important so we know how your child gets home in the afternoon.

We have started into our academics and you can view our 1st quarter standards that I sent home at Open House to see what we will be covering this quarter.  Please log any reading you do with your child on your reading log in the red folder.

Thank you for the snack donations.. We appreciate it and we always welcome them, as they are needed.

Our being a respectful, responsible, role model has been in full swing.  The students are earning their braves bucks for exhibiting characteristics that we have discussed as a school in the hallways.  We will be starting on cafeteria expectations soon.  There will be incentives to be earned.  We will make our class chart this week of things they can earn with their dollars.

This Monday will be the start of A la Carte options in the lunchroom.  There will be extra things that your child can get in addition to their lunch.  Ice cream and chips are some of the options that will be available to your child.  Kindergarten will have these opportunities to get extras only on Mondays of each week.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Estrada

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