Kindergarten News- Estrada

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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!

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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!!!

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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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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!

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October News

Parents,

It was great to see all of you during conference week!

I wanted to update you on a few things..

  • We just finished up Red Ribbon Week
    • Monday-Be Kind! We wrote kind notes to a friend
    • Tuesday-Be Respectful! Say please and thank you
    • Wednesday- Be Positive! Say something positive to a friend
    • Thursday-Be Healthy-Eat fruits and veggies
    • Friday-Be a Role Model-Model excellent behavior in our hallways
  • Pictures went home last Monday…they were all so great!

Upcoming dates

Oct. 30th-Dress up like a character of a book day

Nov. 1-Media Center for check-out

Nov. 7th- Student Holiday

Nov. 14th- Friends and Family Luncheon for K-1

Nov. 20-24- Thanksgiving Break

Temperatures are up and down these days.  I am encouraging students to put their coats, jackets, gloves in their book bag upon arrival.  Please if you can to encourage them to do the same..also it would help to put their names in their jackets.

Thank you for sending in extra snacks. The donations are appreciated.

Some needs for our classroom are

  • crayons
  • hand sanitizer – not soap (we have plenty)
  • wide rolls of masking tape (we really need)

Sight word challenge to come soon…

Please continue to practice..Student need to know at least 14 by Second Quarter’s end.  If you need a copy of the words, please let me know.

Have a Wonderful Week!

Ms. Estrada

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End of First Quarter

Happy Fall Parents,

It is hard to believe we have finished a quarter already.  I am looking forward to meeting with you all next week for conferences.  Report cards will be distributed at our conference time.

I just wanted to touch base with you on a few things and hopefully answer any questions you might have too.

  • Daily folders- Please note your child’s transportation home and if they have a club.  On Fridays, the new weekly log for the next week is underneath so if you could note Monday’s transportation for us that would be great.  Thank you
  • Homework- Is not required..The packet that is sent home at the beginning of the month is due at the end of the month along with the reading log.  We are hoping that the work is something that you can interact, listen, and or help your child with, but again not required.
  • Weather Changes- As the weather starts to get cooler, jackets and more clothing starts to appear.  Please put your child’s name somewhere on the coats.  We encourage students to put their sweatshirts and or jackets in their bags to keep track
  • Media Center- We try to get to check out once a week, but sometimes the schedule does not always have space.  I will put a note in the daily folder of when we will go next.
  • Snacks- Thank you for making donations for snacks.  We greatly appreciate it.  There are some that need some or just forget so it is nice to have some on hand.  We do have a student who is allergic to peanuts so if you could please be sensitive to this and not send in any peanut items. Thank you so much!
  • Conferences-  I will send home a reminder the day before your conference. We are on a tight schedule and I want to make sure everyone has their time so being on time would be appreciated.  I know sometimes parking can be an issue so I do understand.

Dates:

October 13- Fall Festival (starting at 6 pm)

Oct. 16-20  Conferences (Students will be dismissed 2 hours early) We will not be doing snack due to early release and eating early.  ASP is still an option even though dismissed early.

Oct.30  Book Character Dress Up

Oct.31  Costumes are not allowed

 

Thanks for all you do and hope you have a good rest of the week

 

 

 

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September News

Hope you are all having a wonderful week

There are a few things I wanted to get you up to date on.

Our Morning Workout day has changed to Fridays.  This starts at 7:20-7:45.  The students that eat breakfast, will need to eat breakfast before attending workouts.  All students must come to class first before their workouts as well.

We had our first visit to the Media Center last week.  The students had an orientation with our Media Specialist and then were able to check out.  I do look at the book before they check out because sometimes they pick ones that are too difficult.  This past time, I let them get one of their choice even it was a little difficult and said they could have someone read it to them. We are going tomorrow for check out..sorry the late notice, but it was the only spot for quite awhile for us to go as  a class. Please have your child keep the book in their book bag so it does not get mixed with class books or lost.

Last week the Classwork folders started going home. Please remove students work and send the folder back.  Thank you to those who have already done so.

Daily Folders- On Fridays,  there will be a new sheet for the next week underneath. Please fill out your child’s Monday transportation.  Thank you to many of your for putting your child’s club down.

Progress Reports will be going home on September 7th.  There will be two copies. Please keep the top one for you and your records and returned the second one signed for my records. Please do not panic if you see something highlighted.  This is the half way mark for the quarter not the end of the quarter.  There is time for things to be worked on and its just better to be identified what things your child might need help with..

Please put your child’s name in their coats. The temperatures will start dropping before we know it and I know these jackets are things you have purchased and will be needed

 

Dates:

Sept. 8th- Come celebrate the Diversity of our School Community!

Join us for Multi-Cultural Night this Friday from 6-8

 

Things Needed:

We could really use extra snacks. Thank you to those that have sent some in..I  just do not want any child without something to eat. It is typically only a few that do not bring one in so a lot is not needed.

Thank you for all you do and have a good rest of the week

 

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Quick Notes

Just a few quick reminders…all the after school clubs are starting and I want to make sure your child gets to where they need to be so please note in their daily folders when they have a club.

Thursday morning workouts start this week.  This is when the kids can go to the gym from 7:20-7:45 to exercise with other Kindergarten students.  They do enjoy the time.  The students must come to class first and go to breakfast and after that time permitting they may go join the morning exercise.

This Friday is our Football Friday.  We can all wear the football jersey of our choice and we have some special Dad’s coming in to read to our classes.  I sent home some information on this last week.

I will be sending your child’s work in a new folder this week.  It is a labeled classwork folder and please take out your child’s work and return the folder.

Upcoming dates:

Sept. 4- No School (Labor Day)

Sept. 8- Multi-Cultural Night

Enjoy your three day weekend,

Ms. Estrada

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