Monthly Archives: September 2015

TK Days: September 21 – 25

Welcome to Week 4! This post includes: • Picture Day   • Restrooms    • Homework Logs   • 206 Book Borrow   • Parent Volunteer Positions   • EBS SuperPledge  • EBS Run Club  • Computer Lab  • Color Week BLUE   • This Week’s Curriculum   • Future Dates   • The Week Ahead

Our weekly blog post is to inform you, update you and share the school world of your Transitional Kindergartner! Feel free to give feedback or ask questions.

Say Cheese! – September 30th

Wednesday, September 30th is our school Picture Day. Luckily we were invited to go first thing in the morning so all the hair styles, gel and cleaned up outfits should look the way they did when you walked out the front door! The picture purchase form will go home in folders on Monday.

Restrooms Before School

Families – Many of our students are coming into the classroom first thing in the morning as we start our day and are needing to go to the restroom within the first 15 minutes of being in the classroom. Please help us by checking with your child to see if they need to use the restroom before getting in line to start our day. We can’t thank you enough for helping us to limit distractions and make each day so successful! Thanks!

Homework Logs

Thank You for Returning! – Thank you for taking the time to read with your child, fill out the log and comments, and for returning the logs in time for credit. If you forgot to turn your log in on Friday, please return them Monday in order to receive credit. Thank you for all help (especially with the comment section…this becomes a great way for us to communicate back and forth about your child’s reading). Your reading log from last week will come home on Monday or Tuesday with comments.

New Logs to go out on Monday! – In honor of BLUE week, the Reading Log is BLUE this time around. Please make sure you getting in at least 5 reading sessions with your TK Student! Feel free to use Tumblebooks to log in as well. (See below)

Lose your log? – If you ever lose a Homework log or leave a log behind somewhere, no need to fret… you can download a blank copy from the “Resources” page on the website, or use a blank piece of paper at home to list down the books you’ve read that week. Its the reading that’s important, not the paper its recorded on! Thanks!

206 Book Borrow

I’m hoping to get books out this week to students. Students will take home 3-5 books at their reading level to keep and use for the week. They can read them multiple times each night to practice fluency and to overcome any hurdles within each book that exist on the first few reads. Keep your eyes peeled for your child’s Book Borrow Bag in their backpack this week. In order to get new books, the students must return all the old books, so keep them safely stored in backpacks or another safe place that works for you and your family.

Parent Volunteer Positions Still Needed

We are still in great need of a few volunteer positions. Please check out the opportunities and the time commitment to see if you are able or interested to help our class in any of the ways listed below. If you are able or interested email me or stop by to sign-up or get more info!

  • Jog-A-Thon Coordinator – Communicate event information to parents in our class, coordinate class volunteers for the day of the event, distribute jog-a-thon t-shirts, bibs, and count class laps. This day is seriously a FUN event!
  • Folder Helper (Tuesdays and Thursdays Only for about 15 minutes after drop-off) – Empty folder contents in the morning just after school starts, and fill with any new papers. (Thank you Megan Black for covering Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!)

Volunteer CLEARANCE – – In order to volunteer in the class, you must be on Nurse Dee’s “CLEARED LIST.” Even if you were cleared last year, you will NOT be on this year’s cleared list until you fill out a volunteer application for 2015-16. You will not need a new TB test unless its been 4 years as it takes that long to expire. Check to see if your name is on the cleared list posted on our classroom whiteboard.

EBS Superpledge for AFP

The annual SuperPledge Drive is here! Flyers and envelopes will go home Monday. In short this is our largest fundraiser of the year and continually helps to provide EBS with many extras above an beyond what our district budget allows us (such as: Classroom supplies, shade structures, Playground Equipment, Computer Lab/teacher, Fine Artist Program, Run Club (see below), Character Education and other educations supplies). We are so fortunate (I say that as a parent and teacher) to have this amazing place to call our home school!

As an incentive for returning your envelope (regardless of the donation or amount) students will receive an EBS bracelet. This becomes a novelty for the kids and they will all want one (believe me!). If you could be so kind to look over the information on Monday, ask any questions you may have, and return the envelope with your child. We are hoping to return our entire class envelopes as we can earn a class incentive if we get them all in!

PS If you’d like one of those snazzy Penguin magnets you see on the cars around town (or other school incentives), these are given out for during Super Pledge (see info on the packet sheet). Here’s a peek at the info sheet and envelope that will go home on Monday!

Thank you in advance for any donations, as we are all part of the AFP and help to create this wonderful place!

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EBS – Run Club!!!

As a runner, I’m very partial to this club and opportunity! I LOVE that EBS has Run club! I highly encourage my students to get out and do some running! Its a great program that promotes healthy living, making new friends, and at the end of the year, your child will receive a certificate and will be recognized for participating (regardless of how frequently you go). There are also other goals to attain such as ribbons for getting to 100 laps mark or 200 laps (see a picture below from last year), and so on! Check it out one morning…see the info below! Be proud if you go…there aren’t a lot of kindergartners…you may be one of the few and proud!

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Computer Lab

This week the students got to attend their first time in the Computer Lab with our wonderful lab teacher, Ms. Martin. She showed them a school website called Tumblebooks and read them a story. Next week they will go on to the website themselves and try listening to a story on their own.

If you’d like to try it out at home, here are the directions…

  • Go to the EBS website
  • Click on “Students” tab
  • Click on “Computer Lab”
  • Click on “Website of the Week” (on the left at the very bottom)
  • Click on “Story Books”
  • Then choose the story you’d like (tons of options) and click on “Read Online” to listen

These stories can also be logged into your homework log!

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Color Week – BLUE

This week is BLUE week! We will be reading a poem about Blue and will practice some writing with the word BLUE. We will also have a BLUE snack and wear BLUE on Thursday for color spirit day! Here’s our RED picture from this past week!…sorry, but we all just love to do our “silly pics.” Maybe we’ll try for a more traditional pose next week with Blue!

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This past week in…

  • Math – We practiced sorting different objects by different attributes. We practiced sorting by color, by size, by shape, by number sides/edges
  • Writing – “I think I can….” Do you remember the Little Engine That Could. We referenced this book in our writing this week to focus on the power of belief and effort! You may have heard your little one saying this at home and feel free to use the phrase in different contexts, but we really tried to focus on saying this to help us get through some of those times in writing when it feels hard (thinking of any idea, trying to show the picture you imagine, writing letters/words, etc.)
  • Reading – We had many Shared Reading opportunities this week using some Red texts and some familiar texts from last week (Mrs. Wishy-Washy, The Farm Concert, and some poems). We also read a Bb book and Red poem that we added to our independent book boxes. The students were given opportunities to practice these independently and repetitiously! They are doing terrific!

Future Dates to Mark

Our annual school Fall Festival is coming soon! Don’t forget to mark you calendars now so you can all attend! Its a great evening of fun! Friday, October 23rd @ 5:30!

A Look at our Week Ahead

Monday – 9/21

  • Start of BLUE week!

Tuesday – 9/22

Wednesday – 9/23

  • Computer Lab with Mrs. Martin
  • PICTURE Day! Don’t forget to practice your smile!

Thursday – 9/24

  • Wear BLUE Day!
  • Mission Federal is in front of EBS before school if you are interested in opening a special savings account for your child.
  • Lunch Only day at 11:35 pm (eat a BIG breakfast)
  • Minimum Day, whole school dismisses at 12:30pm (**IMPORTANT** Thursdays only – all TK children will be picked up at their respective classrooms – not at the front gate.)

Friday – 9/25

  • Music with Mr. Waczek – 8:50 am

Homework (& other info.)

lHomework and a few other bits of 206 Mid-week Information 😉

Homework

Your first Reading Log/Homework went home last night. I wanted to share some information to go with the homework for those families that may have missed Back to School Night.

The goal is to work up to 20 minutes of reading each day. This may be broken up into small increments as needed. Very soon, I will be sending books home with your child to read to you, but for now you can read books to your child. If you speak a second language, you can also include reading books to your child in the other language in your home. Once books go home it would be great to include reading to your child and having your child read to you. More information to come with take home books, but when you get the books at home, have your child read them multiple times through the week and log them.

Sight Word of the Week: Regarding the sight word at the bottom, have your child practice reading and writing or spelling the word aloud(possibly building a collection of sight words on flash cards to practice). Your child may start to notice these words in their books, but it not necessary to have these words in your books.

Comment Section: PLEASE fill out the comment section. Tell me what you noticed, any questions, what they are working on, what they have overcome, etc. If it is regarding books you read to them, tell what you spoke about…ask questions about character feelings, what happened in the book, etc as you read the book.

Return Date: This log/homework is due on Friday or Monday at the latest for credit.

Volunteer CLEAR!

The updated Volunteer Cleared List is out. I have posted it on our whiteboard by the snack tub. Please check to see that your name is on this list even if you were cleared last year to ensure you are able to volunteer. Thank you so much for all your effort to make sure this is taken care of for the safety of our campus!

Dress in Red – This Thursday

Don’t forget to have your child dress in Red this Thursday. We have been doing a few activities and reading around Red, but will also take a picture on Thursday in all of our Red Clothing! If due to discomfort or hot weather, you are always welcome to send an additional T-shirt for your child to change themself into.

Prep for More Hot Days

I believe it is supposed to heat up again toward the end of this week. Please remember to lather up in sunscreen, send water with your child, and feel free to send a hat for your child to wear outside at recess if you prefer. We are so lucky to have air-conditioning inside our buildings!

Dismissal

In order to ensure student safety, we have changed the dismissal program. Students in TK will now be lined up against the Penguin Wall behind the gate. As there will be about 40 different pick-up adults coming to get their students at one time, you can come up to the gate and call out your child’s name and your TK student will be called and dismissed to you (similar to Thursdays in the classroom). Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust our new dismissal procedures to keep our students safe!

TK Days: September 14 – 18

Our weekly blog post is to inform you, update you and share the school world of your Transitional Kindergartner! Feel free to give feedback or ask questions.

TK Assessments

Most of your your children had their beginning-of-the-year assessment this week. Typically, teachers do these in September to see where each child is at as they enter the new school year. Since our program is a half-day program, we were fortunate to do these assessments after school as opposed to during our instructional day.

These assessments are given to see where the students are at for small groups and for reading level purposes. Once all the students have been assessed, Mrs. Hickson and I will be sending books home for homework (independent reading). They will keep these books for the whole week and by the end of each week. More information will be given on Book Borrowing as we send books home.

Thank you so much for being so flexible and accommodating with assessment times.

“Our Family Tree”

Our family tree is filling up with such beautiful smiling faces! The kids and I love to look at them. If you haven’t sent your photo in, start looking through your phone and family photos! We’d love add all our families up on our wall!

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Birthdays

We are overjoyed with birthdays this month! Thank you for being so flexible as we find the time that works best for our schedule. We have a birthday celebration everyday this week, with the exception of Tuesday. If you are bringing birthday treats, please arrange it with the teacher ahead of time. Also keep in mind, as I was reminded by our school office this week:

  • Send a picture of the “Ingredients” label in (by email or in person) for approval at least 2 days before the celebration
  • Remember there are 25 students in our class
  • Popsicles are the only food item allowed
  • Non-food items are also a great choice (pencils, goodie bags, little toys, etc).

Our First Music Class

Friday the students had their first music class with Mr. Waczek. He is an amazing music teacher that works very well with our students. This takes place during the teacher prep hour for the week. At the end of the hour, I return to pick up the students to bring the class back to our room. This week when I came in I was able to catch a few photos of a song they learned that day!

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Backpack hooks – Morning Routine

Thank you for those of you that have been reminding your TK student to check the board for the morning routine. This helps the kids to be consistent and prepared for the day. Our folders get filled by a parent volunteer, so if your child’s folder is not in the tub, the folder will not get filled with school information, homework, etc. See the routine below to help remind your TK student to do independently:

  • Have your student hang backpacks up on numbered hooks (your child has a specific number they use each day for line order…this is the hook they should be using).
  • Have your student put snack bag in the snack tub
  • Have your student put folders in the Red folder tub underneath the snack wagon.

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Tuesday – PLC Meetings

This Tuesday is the first teacher PLC Meeting. PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. These meetings will typically be 2 mornings a month. This is time that we are gratefully given to collaborate as a team (TK and K Team) to share ideas, calibrate and make sure we are all on the same page regarding curriculum and instruction. Our first meeting is this Tuesday, therefore a substitute will be picking the students up from the line and starting the day. I will come back to the room later in the morning and will be there at dismissal.

Health Enrollment Form

This week, a packet of forms were sent home by the office. Thank you all for returning them so promptly. Many of you noted that you didn’t receive the Health Enrollment Form that was noted to “complete, sign and return.” As I inquired at the office, I found out that TK and K students didn’t receive these as they were filled out and returned when you recently turned in your registration information. Thank you for inquiring and for your thoroughness in returning paperwork!

Cafeteria Information & Accounts

If your child drops their snack/lunch or for whatever reason is missing their snack/lunch they are able to go through the cafeteria in order to buy snack lunch. If you would like your child to start buying snack/lunch, please make sure your child has memorized pressing their ID number/code into the practice sheet sent home with students during the first week. Each child is generated a student ID number/code to use as a cafeteria PIN number. You may pay a cafeteria bill or pre-fill your cafeteria account in 2 ways:

  • Use an envelope (sample photo below) from the office to pay/fill the account
  • Go on line to www.paypams.com to pay with Credit Card

Lunch – $2, Snack – $1, Milk – .50 and Bottled Water – $1.00

**For rainy days, you may want to send a snack as it take longer and students (and their lunches) can get wet in transition from the line-to-cafeteria-to-Multipurpose room to eat.

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Scholastic Book Orders

Thank you for all of you that placed a Book Order this month! The order was placed this weekend and should take about 2 weeks to fill/ship to our class. The books will be sent home in your child’s folder when they arrive. I remind children not to take the books out until they get home (especially if they go to an after school program) to keep them safe and to allow you to label their new books. If you missed this month’s order a new book order form goes home each month! I always hunt for the $1 book deals and buy them as gifts….they are such a great deal!

**Remember if you order on line you will have access to ALL book club flyers for all ages.

Parent Volunteer Positions Still Needed

We are still in great need of a few volunteer positions. We are turning in our parent volunteer sign-up sheet soon and have a couple spots left if you are able or interested. Please check below as 1-2 more have become available. If you are able or interested email me or stop by to sign-up or get more info!

  • Jog-A-Thon Coordinator – Communicate event information to parents in our class, coordinate class volunteers for the day of the event, distribute jog-a-thon t-shirts, bibs, and count class laps.
  • Folder Helper (Tuesdays and Thursdays Only) – Empty folder contents in the morning just after school starts, and fill with any new papers. (Thank you Megan Black for covering Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!)
  • AFP Representative – Attend monthly AFP meetings to represent classroom needs to be the liaison between our class parents, teacher and the AFP (1-2 hours/month – evening meetings)
  • Classroom Volunteer Time – A flyer will go home in the next week or so regarding classroom volunteering (prepping materials, reading with students, etc…during class instruction time). We will start classroom volunteers at the end of September/beginning of October to let our students adjust to the new classroom and procedures and to get the volunteer schedule up and running. Thank you in advance for all who have already said they will be able to volunteer!

CLEARANCE – – In order to volunteer in the class, you must be on Nurse Dee’s “CLEARED LIST.” Even if you were cleared last year, you will NOT be on this year’s cleared list until you fill out a volunteer application for 2015-16. You will not need a new TB test unless its been 4 years as it takes that long to expire. I will post a copy of the current cleared list outside the class this week if you need to check.

Dismissal

On Thursdays – This is a unique day that we dismiss from our classroom door. So far it has gone smoothly. I want to thank you for your patience as I am learning all the parents names and faces.

Other days (Gate Dismissal) – All other days we dismiss from the front gates with ALL TK students. I always remind the children, but please have your own conversation at home to always reiterate that students:

  • Children should ONLY go with mom, dad, or other pick up person
  • If their pick up person is not there, remind them to stay close to me/gate until you arrive.
  • When you do arrive, children can to wave to me that they see you and go with the pick up person.

Thank you for your help and patience to keep a safe and smooth dismissal!

Color Weeks

Next week is RED! For the next 8 weeks we will be celebrating a color of the week. The Kindergarten classes also take part in this and we all get in the color spirit! We will read some books that pertain to the color of the week, do an activity or two that connect to the color and on Thursday we all WEAR RED! We will also have a color snack once a week that matches the color of the week! Find your RED spirit and wear it this Thursday!

This week in…

  • Math – This week in math we have been focusing on sorting and classifying shapes and objects by their attributes. We have sorted by large and small, by color, and by shape. We have also spoken about the vocabulary of sorting as well as other adjectives that are synonymous with “big” and “small.” The students came up with many words, such as giant, humongous, tiny, little, etc. During our Problem of the Day, we have worked together to show how we can draw pictures to help us solve the problem. A current sample is hanging on our Math wall.
  • Literacy – In literacy we have been had our Writer’s Workshop time each day. We have been focusing on “When you’re done, you’ve just begun.” With this, students are working to think what they could add to their writing (more pictures, letters, etc) and when they are done, they have can start a new piece.  Also in literacy, we have been having Shared Reading time. This is often with a big book or an enlarged text so that we can read together. There are many aspects to Shared Reading. We read the first time to talk about the meaning of the text and then we back and read the text many more times/days to practice reading fluently. One skill we also practiced on a familiar book, was to pay attention to commas. We learned that commas tell us when to “pause” and then keep going.

Triathlon Completed!

This weekend I completed my first triathlon! I completed the International Distance TriRock Race and suffered through some rough heat! As a runner, the bike was way out of my comfort zone, but it was a great experience that I will likely attempt again.  My sweet daughter got a little emotional with all the hype of the finish line!

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A Look at our Week Ahead

(**School pictures will be on Wednesday, September 30th.)

Monday – 9/21

  • Start of RED week!

Tuesday – 9/22

  • Teacher PLC Day – Substitute will be in the classroom for the morning

Wednesday – 9/23

  • Our first Computer Lab time with Ms. Martin!

Thursday – 9/24

  • Wear RED Day!
  • Mission Federal is in front of EBS before school if you are interested in opening a special savings account for your child.
  • Lunch Only day at 11:35 pm (eat a BIG breakfast)
  • Minimum Day, whole school dismisses at 12:30pm (**IMPORTANT** Thursdays only – all TK children will be picked up at their respective classrooms – not at the front gate.)

Friday – 9/25

  • Music with Mrs. Waczek – 8:50 am

TK Days: September 8 – 11

I hope you enjoy this weekly blog post. Please check in each week to see what happened in our 206 TK life! 

A Look Back at our First Week

I can’t believe the first week is already over! Many excited (and maybe a little scared) faces walked in on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Hickson and I were so excited to meet our new family for this school year! This week, we were able to do some art, learn many new procedures in our class and during snack and recess, made lots of new friends, read some great stories, practiced math concepts and did our first pieces of writing! What an exciting and busy week! Our first day photos are posted on the gallery page! Here are a couple highlight photos from our first day ! (Thank you Mr. Blake for the time you spent coming to photograph these beautiful faces).

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Fire Drill

Friday we had our first Fire Drill and the kids did really great considering it was not only their first one, but the 4th day of school. The alarm went off and the kids all walked out to our line with the rest of the school. Mr. Morici checked in on each grade and gave us a thumbs up! Next time we are working to stay even closer in line so we don’t get separated even for a moment…its so hard as its so interesting for them to watch all the other classes heading out!

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Thank You

Thank you so much for all your support this week. We also want to thank you for making it out to Back to School Night. We know it was a busy week and that you had a lot of information given to you that night, which is why we appreciate you taking the time. Thank you for all the great questions and feedback regarding this evening. Please keep the packet as a reference to use through the year.

If you weren’t able to make it to Back To School Night please, see the packet that was sent home with you and contact either Mrs.Hickson or I regarding any questions you may have.

(That night we spoke about Mindsets…I will be writing a separate post regarding this topic with the link I mentioned).

Reminders

Backpacks – Please make sure your student has a large (non-rolling) backpack to put all their materials in each day. If they have a small backpack they struggle to be independent in putting away their own snack, lunch, folder (or they have to bend items to fit everything in).

Thursdays – Thank you for your patience as we all work out the kinks. On Thursdays, your student will have one eating/play time as on other days, the only differences are that the time is at 11:35 (instead of 10:40) and if your child is buying from the cafeteria, they will have lunch food options as opposed to snack/breakfast food options. If your child attends SAY on Thursdays, they will still have another time to eat a late snack/lunch in the afternoon if they choose, you will just need to send it in their backpacks as the cafeteria will be closed.

Volunteers – We still have some open volunteer positions left (listed below). Please see me if you are interested. Make sure you get your TB test/Cleared paperwork in to Nurse Dee.

  • Jog-A-Thon Coordinator – Communicate event information to parents in our class, coordinate class volunteers for the day of the event, distribute jog-a-thon t-shirts, bibs, and count class laps.
  • Folder Helper (Tuesdays and Thursdays Only) – Empty folder contents in the morning just after school starts, and fill with any new papers. (Thank you Megan Black for covering Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!)
  • Classroom Volunteer Time – A flyer will go home in the next two weeks regarding classroom volunteering (prepping materials, reading with students, etc…during class instruction time). We will start classroom volunteers at the end of the month as to let our students adjust to the new classroom and procedures. Thank you in advance for all who have already said they will be able to volunteer!

A Look at our Week Ahead

Monday – 9/14

  • Have your TK Student put their folder in the Red Folder Tub
  • Lock Down Drill (Practice locking ourselves in the class in case of an outside threatening situation). No bells will ring for this drill.

Tuesday – 9/15

  • Have your TK Student put their folder in the Red Folder Tub

Wednesday – 9/16

  • Have your TK Student put their folder in the Red Folder Tub

Thursday – 9/17

  • Have your TK Student put their folder in the Red Folder Tub
  • Lunch Only day at 11:35 pm (eat a BIG breakfast)
  • Minimum Day, whole school dismisses at 12:30pm (**IMPORTANT** Thursdays only – all TK children will be picked up at their respective classrooms – not at the front gate.)

Friday – 9/18

  • Have your TK Student put their folder in the Red Folder Tub
  • Music with Mrs. Waczek – Our first music class! (first thing in the morning)

TK Days – The First Day of TK

September 8, 2015

Today was the first day of TK! This is a monumental day for family memories and photo albums. I recently was able to see a photo of a past Kindergarten student of mine, on her first day of Kindergarten side-by-side with her last day of Senior year! So crazy! I had many emotions with those photos, so I can only imagine what it must be like for her parents to see those photos as she is now heading off to college!!! Watch out folks….time flies by!

Anilise was in my Kindergarten classroom many years ago. She just graduated HS and is off to College!
Anilise was in my Kindergarten classroom many years ago. She just graduated HS and is off to College!

Our First Day!!!

In case you asked your little sweetie, “How was your day today? What did you do?” and you got the response, “I don’t know” or “We had snack and played on the playground,” I’m going to give you a little more details about our day! Today Mrs. Hickson and I were so lucky to have our first glimpse into the relationships we will build with this class of students!

Today we started some routines we will continue all year long, such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the calendar, lining up, recess, packing up, but we also did some fun activities, songs and crafts! Check it out below! We can’t wait to see all those smiling faces again tomorrow!

  • We did our first writing together for Writer’s Workshop
  • We made “First Day” Headbands to celebrate today
  • We read a First Day story, called the Kissing Hand with a craft.
  • We ate snack, and played on the playground (you probably knew that)
  • We had a meeting with other classes to go over the playground safety rules
  • Took “First Day” pictures (by Linnea’s Husband) which you can see/download.

Folders

Our daily folders went home today with lots of information. Please try to return everything as soon as possible as we check it off each day to make sure we get all forms returned. Please remember to have your child put their folder in the folder tub each morning and check it every evening (even though some days it may be empty). Also feel free to send a note through folders to communicate or an email. Thank you again so much for all your support and cooperation that has made this day so successful!

Typically…I post our class blog update over the weekend, but the first day seemed to deserve its own post! Enjoy!

Photo Permission

Please don’t forget to return these ASAP (tomorrow if possible) so I can get first day pictures up on our website! My husband was kind enough to come in and take some great shots! 

The Rest of the Week

Tuesday (Today) –

  • Volunteer Breakfast at 9:00 am in the MPR
  • Sign-up for TK Assessment Time

Wednesday – 9/9

  • Return daily folder in the red tub by the snack tub.
  • After school Assessments – in 206

Thursday – 9/10

  • Return daily folder in the morning
  • Send Lunch and snack this day (packaged separately)
  • Minimum Day, whole school dismisses at 12:30pm (**IMPORTANT** Thursdays only – all TK children will be picked up at their respective classrooms – not at the front gate.)
  • Back to School Night (5:45 – 6:30 for K and TK classes….this is an adult event only, as to get the most information out of the evening…thank you in advance for your support). 

Friday – 9/11

  • Return daily folder in the morning

TK Families – Welcome to 206

Welcome!!!

We are so excited to have you in our class this year! It’s going to be so much fun and we will learn a lot! It was great to meet everyone who was able to make it out to the New Student Orientation today. We know a lot of material was covered so I have added a review of important information below and you may email us with any questions as well.

The Website is a place you can come to find out information about our school and class, get resources, see pictures, and read weekly updates. This specific page on our website is our class blog in lieu of a newsletter (though it has much of the same info with downloadable pictures). Each week you will be able to read updates about what has happened in our class over the past week, and what is coming in the week ahead. Once all the email addresses have been collected and added an email blast will go out once a week to preview and remind you about the weekly post.

If you haven’t had a chance to read our teacher bios, check out the “Meet the Teachers” page to learn more about us. We are looking forward to a great year!

Recap of Orientation Information

  • School Starts – 8:45 (though first bell rings at 8:40)
  • Recess/Snack – 10:40
  • School Dismissal – 12:30 (through the front gates)
  • New School Website – www.sandiegounified.org/schools/eb-scripps
  • Before School: students put away snack, backpack, folder then line-up, then go around to the playground area to line up.
  • No use of playground before or after school
  • Label everything in order to keep from losing items
  • Have your student practice opening snack items independently
  • Get an application to volunteer and/or attend class events
  • See Volunteer Sign ups – We’d LOVE to have you!
  • Allow a lot of time to walk/park before school…it gets crowded and busy.
  • Recommended to wait to buy cafeteria snack after the first 2 weeks, until routines have set in and pin numbers are given and practiced.
  • Email is the easiest and quickest way to reach Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Hickson.
  • Get a good nights sleep on Monday night!

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