Monthly Archives: March 2018

TK Days: March. 19th – 23rd

In This Week’s Post: Happy Spring Break, Jog-A-Thon, Generosity Bags, Magic Show Assembly, Art, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Happy Spring Break

Welcome to Spring Break! Your kiddos have done so well in the last 128 days of TK! The next few months will fly by….so hang on! Take this week, to rest, do lots of play, tell your loved ones how you feel about them, spend quality time together, cook, observe nature, practice a new trick, send a gift to encourage a friend….and a lot more of good stuff that helps you relax, be grateful and smile!!

Jog-A-Thon Finals

Wasn’t that event so much fun! I’m sure your kids are all ready to do that event again next year!

  • Lap Results: Went home on Thursday in your child’s folder. Use this number to collect if you had any friends/family pledge per lap. ALSO….praise your kiddo with a big huge hug and word of love to say, “great job!” I will tell you, there are some kids who tap out half way through, take a rest for the last 15 minutes or just give up, but these kids never gave up their effort! They each set a personal goal that morning for their laps and they all exceeded their goals! I’m so proud of them and their trying!
  • Donations: At the end of the Jog-A-Thon period, we collected $1765.00. We reached our goal!!! Hooray!! I also wanted to say thank you all for every drop of effort, time, money, encouragement and love you give to our school. This is why EBS is such a special place!!

Generosity Bags

We collected so many bags this past week! Thank you so much for the time, donations and conversations with your kids! Thank you again so much! We finished with 102 bags!!! I have a feeling more will trickle in as they always do!

If you happen to find goodies over the summer and fall start to collect and hang on to them! We collect Generosity Bags every March! We’d love you to contribute to the effort next year!!! Thank you in advance from all those receivers of your love!!

Magic Show Assembly

The kids had an amazing time at our Magic Assembly on Friday! Some of you went to the Magic Show on Thursday evening as well and we heard it was equally as good! Check out some of the pics from our show!!

Folder Flyers

Art

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Break – March 26 – March 30
  • AFP Monthly Meeting – Tuesday, April 3rd @ 6:30pm
  • Kindergarten Science Night – Thursday, April 12th
  • EBS Idol – Friday, April 20th (buy tickets now!) You don’t want to miss!
  • 206 Mother’s Day Celebration – Friday, 4th

After Spring Break…..

Monday – 4/2/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 4/3/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am
  • Last Fine Artists Lesson

Wednesday – 4/4/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 4/5/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am
  • Scholastic Book Order Due

Friday – 4/6/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Fine Artist Class #6 (last one in Room 206)

 

TK Days: Mar. 12th – March 16th

In This Week’s Post: , Jog-A-Thon, Generosity Bags, Opinion Writing, World Peace Day, Running Club Achievement, Art, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Jog-A-Thon

We were afraid would put this day off, but the weather pulled through! What a day we had! We were in the bright yellow shirts and had such a great day! Thank you to all who volunteered to bring donations and/or to come and help! Please share and thank all your family and friends who donated to our school Jog-A -Thon.

A special thanks to Norma Esquivel for being our class representative. She’s done a great job, organizing and communicating all the information needed for this fun day!

Way to go! Our class raised:

$1340.00

You are still able to get donations up through next week! We are close to our goal of $1680.00!!

See pics below from our memorable day! (there are also many posted on Facebook)

Generosity Bags

Check out our latest total! We have so many bags coming in to help those who without a home (especially during this rainy season). Thank you all for taking your time, money, and materials to help others and start valuable conversations with our students!

23 Bags!!!

Opinion Writing

This is our last week of Opinion Writing. The students have greatly improved in this genre of writing. They did a great job stating their opinion, but adding 1-2 reasons and a title took extra practice and using a checklist to remember the parts of an opinion. I’m so proud of these young writers! We’ll be doing an assessment piece I’ll send home when we return from break so you can see their final pieces. I’ll also include their writing from the unit. Applaud your young writers! They are amazing!

World Peace Day

This week we gathered together as a school to show that we support World Peace. See if you can find your student in pink/red!

Running Club Achievement

This amazing guy was recognized this week for running 100 laps at Run Club! We were quite proud of him as we cheered him and his accomplishment! #perseverance

Art

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, March 23rd-Generosity Bags – FINAL DUE DATE
  • Monday 3/26 – Friday 3/30 Spring Break
  • Friday, March 23rd – Last day to get in Jog-A-Thon donations

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/19/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 3/20/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 3/21/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 3/22/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 3/23/18

  • Magic Show Assembly
  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Have a great SPRING BREAK!!!
  • Final collection for GENEROSITY BAGS
  • Final donations given for Jog-A-Thon

 

TK Days: Mar. 5th – March 9th

In This Week’s Post:  Goodbye Mrs. Black, Jog-A-Thon, Finish, Generosity Update, Celebration of the Arts, Report Cards/Student Work, Fine Artists, Spirit Wear ONLINE, Art, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Goodbye Mrs. Black

This past Friday was Mrs. Black’s last day with us! We were sad to see her leave 206 as we had 8 wonderful weeks with her! She was a wonderful teacher to us and we wish her the best of luck with her lucky future classes! We gave her a special book with all the kids signatures, a homemade book that class made and special gift card to thank her!

Jog-A-Thon

Its coming up! One week away! We have 100% registered and we are currently in 12th place almost 50% of the way to our goal. Next Friday, we will be joining together with K-2nd grade to run around the run-club track as many times as we can in an hour. There are sign-ups for our classroom to contribute to our aide station for that day (sign-ups are above our backpack hooks). Please check these out as we are still missing the following items:

  • water bottles (at least 1 for each child)
  • Disposable tin trays (to hold the oranges)
  • a class set of otter pops to eat after

We will head up to the field about 10:30 to stretch, take some pics and line up for the run. (In the event of rain, this special event will move to Friday, April 5th.) Can’t wait to see you there!

Generosity Bag Update

This was our first week collecting bags. We have 6 bags collected so far! These bags are so creative! We’ve seen so many great ideas! Thank you for all your gifts of time and items to give to others who are in need! We are just getting started on our collecting.

Celebration of the Arts (RECAP)

What an amazing evening we had! Hopefully you all got to stop by Barnes & Noble Thursday night and visit all the EBS fun! There were choir, and band performances, a passport page to get stamped at each location you visited, and lots of books to choose from! If you were lucky you got to see Mama Penguin and her pups! Here’s a couple friends I saw that night!

Report Cards/Student Work

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 16th with student work/assessments inside. These will all be packed into a manilla envelope in your child’s backpack.

Spirit Wear ONLINE

There is now an online Spirit Wear store you can purchase from. If you need a new piece of EBS wear or any other accessories, check it out!

http://ebs-afp.com/store/

Art

Star of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • All School Minimum Days – March 14, 15, 16 (Dismiss at Classroom)
  • World Peace Day – Wear Red/Pink on Wed. March 14
  • Spring Break – March 26th – March 30th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/12/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 3/13/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 3/14/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • All School Minimum Days- Dismiss in the classroom

Thursday – 3/15/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • All School Minimum Days- Dismiss in the classroom
  • No music due to Parent Teacher Conference Minimum Days

Friday – 3/16/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Jog-A-Thon – we’ll head up to the field at 10:30 am
  • All School Minimum Days- Dismiss in the classroom

 

TK Days: Feb. 26th – Mar. 2

In This Week’s Post: Dr. Seuss Week, Kindergarten Science Night, Generosity Bags, Celebration of the Arts, Volunteer Sign-in, Clearance, Field Trips, Jog-A-Thon, Character Education – Honesty, EBS Idol, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Dr. Seuss Week

What a great week we had celebrating one of the most famous childhood authors! Each day we read a new book from our beloved Dr. Seuss and found a silly way to celebrate him! Check out some highlight pics from our week!

  • Monday – Red Fish, Blue Fish Day
  • Tuesday – Fox in Socks Day
  • Wednesday – Green Eggs & Ham Day
  • Thursday – Cat in the Hat Day
  • Friday – Read Across America Day

Kindergarten Science Night

This night was originally scheduled for the end of this month. This evening has been postponed until April 12th. Please adjust your calendars.

Generosity Bags

You received a gallon ziploc bag this week to kick off our act of generosity for this month! Together we will collect as many homeless bags as possible. You can be as creative and personal as you want by leaving a note, decorating the bag or even putting a food gift card in a bag. Each bag is filled many necessities and items that we all typically have available to us on a daily basis..be thinking what that might be for you. Check out the flyer that was inside your ziploc bag for ideas. We are aiming to raise 150 bags!

One of the main reasons we do this activity is to open our eyes to all that we have and to the many others in this world that don’t. Its easy for us (since its an expected part of our every day) to forget that we are so fortunate just to have clothing, food, water, warmth and medicine all at our fingertips as needed. This is a new concept for many of our kiddos to understand, but through enough of these activities they began to realize and build compassion for all those in this world who go without these daily luxuries or have to work so hard to get them. A little over 9,000 people in San Diego alone live daily without a home!

All bags need to be returned before spring break as I will deliver these with my family the week of spring break.

Thank you in advance for you generosity and feel free to offer the opportunity up to any neighbors, friends, or family.

Celebration of the Arts

This event takes place this upcoming week! Come on our to enjoy a fun, social evening to support our school while enjoying some entertainment in one of the most positive locations ever….Barnes and Noble bookstore (Mira Mesa)!

This takes place on Thursday, March 9, 2018, starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 8:00. Come and stay as long as you would like!

  • Tour our “Celebration of the Arts” art show, featuring over 100 pieces of artwork by EBS students
  • Watch performances by our choir, guitar, band and orchestra
  • Guitar “Petting Zoo”
  • Get your picture taken with Penny, the Wonder Dog!
  • Lots of fun activities for kids, including cupcake decorating and scavenger hunt
  • Dinner at O’s American Kitchen, Panera Bread or On The Border
Events Schedule
  • 5:00 — Unveiling of the Art Show
  • 5:30 — 5th Grade Band Performance
  • 6:00 — Choir Performance
  • 6:30 — Guitar Performance
  • 7:00 — 5th Grade Orchestra Performance

This event is in conjunction with a Barnes and Noble Bookfair fundraiser. Barnes and Noble will donate 20% of the proceeds from sales on that night to our school.

To top off this fun evening we will have a Family Night Out at three restaurants. So when you have finished viewing the art show and listening to some music you can pop across the parking lot and enjoy dinner at O’s Kitchen, On the Border or Panera Bread or stop by beforehand.

Volunteer Sign In

Just a reminder when volunteering in our class… Make sure you sign-in at the front office, using your whole name as listed in our system. This sign-in is used in the event of an emergency so it is important when regularly volunteering as staff and police would check the sign-in sheets to know who is on campus and where they are at. Our nurse also checks these lists regularly to also make sure everyone coming in is cleared. This is all for safety purposes, and of course we are extremely grateful for all your time that is generously given.

Clearance

If you have not got on the EBS cleared list to join our class for events, or to volunteer, you will want to do that ASAP. Nurse Dee stops accepting/clearing volunteers at the end of this month. After March, you will have to wait for next fall to get cleared. Please remember you must be cleared to attend any field trip as well as come in our class for any event such as Mother’s/Father’s Day activities. If you wait until May/June, it will be too late! Please consider if you plan to attend even for one hour on our Mother’s Day morning in May or our Father’s Day morning in June.

Field Trips

Many have been asking about field trips as they are a memorable and favorite part of each school year. We have enough D cleared volunteers to escort and drive our class to a field trip! Yay! Our first field trip will likely be in April as we will be visiting a senior center and then will stop for a playdate/lunch date at the park on the way home. Our second field trip will be part of our end of the year activities as we plan to go to the Children’s Museum in Escondido to participate in a class as well as explore the museum. More information will be coming out, but I wanted to give you a idea of location and dates for these upcoming events. Again you must have D clearance to attend either of these even if you are not driving.

Jog-A-Thon 2018

Hooray! We are at 100%! We also have $610 dollars (as of today) towards our goal and are in 10th place as a class. In case you haven’t read the details, this is a super fun event for the kids and parents as we all come out and run our hearts out for about 45 minutes – 1 hour while stopping for water, oranges, a soak zone (run by ambitious parents) and taking pictures with friends and family! Each student will receive a free class t-shirt (which we will use again for our field trips) which helps identify our grade (TK). There is music and lots of smiles and exercise the whole morning. This is also on a minimum day for conferences, so the whole school will dismiss early at 12:30 that day. We hope you can attend and get family and friends to support our school!

Character Education – Honesty

This week we had our 3 Fifth Grade Friends come and teach us a lesson on Honesty. She reminded us again what it was and then did 2 activities with us. The first activity required students to stand up if the statement was showing honesty, or sit-down if the statement was showing dishonesty. The second activity allowed the students to attempt dropping a penny in the water to try and land on top of the quarter. This was a correlation to when we try to cover up lies with other lies. Our Fifth Grade Teachers let the students keep the pennies as a reminder. Cheers for great teachers and learners!

EBS Idol

A flier went home for this fun event that takes place towards the end of April. This is one of our school’s unique and super memorable events of the year! This is a huge talent show that our school loves to come out and watch and many students love to be a part of it! Its a great opportunity to let your child practice courage and effort  by taking the stage for 2 minutes of the night and to feel so proud of themselves. There are often 1-2 or no TK participants each year…this may want to make you consider having your child give it a try. We have a full house that evening and the night ends a little late with a teacher finale which Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Leatherwood will both be in! You won’t want to miss this evening as its probably a school favorite! Consider participating and if not, definitely attend this fun evening! Here’s a picture of the teacher (troll) performers from last year!


Star of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Celebration of the Arts
  • Wednesday – Friday, March 14th – 16th – All School Minimum Days
  • Friday, March 16th – Jog-A-Thon
  • Monday, March 26th – Friday, March 30th – Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/5/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 3/6/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Fine Artists Lesson #5
  • Mrs. Leatherwood will be teaching – All day TK/K meeting

Wednesday – 3/7/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 3/8/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am
  • Computer Lab @ 11:15

Friday – 3/9/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Mrs. Black’s last day!