Monthly Archives: June 2015

The SCOOP – June 8 – 12

1 Day Left of School! (tear)

THANK YOU 206  Families!!!

During our 206 Celebration this past week, the class presented me with a special gift of a class designed training shirt (so adorable, my daughter loved it), a training bag with a gym towel and water bottle,  training sessions at my gym, and a gift card to Roadrunner Sports. I’m so grateful to you all for expressing your gratitude and generosity on a treat that helps another long time passion of mine…Running!  Something, I’ve never experienced before is to work out with a trainer. I am a long time runner, but with having my own kids and teaching, running and being truly into shape has taken a back seat. I have to run at the gym early in the morning and am limited in my workouts.

As of recent, I’ve signed up to attempt my first triathlon in September. Its an international distance, which I will not fully understand until its over! This is a new challenge for me as it includes a foreign object (a bike) and the resistance training  (water) as I swim. I’m excited and yet a bit freaked out. These training sessions couldn’t have come at a better time as I’m about to start summer and ramp up my training! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and mostly for such an amazing year!

I love your children and have told them many times over that I expect them to come back and visit me next year and all the years after! I have seen many past students of mine over the years as I bump into them again here and there. I was telling one parent the other day, that when its been many, many years, I often recognize the parents first as the students have changed and grown up so much. My first class of students I ever taught are now about 22 years old! That’s so scary and yet wonderful! I feel so lucky to have been a part of the journey! Thank you for becoming a part of my family!

Puppet Show

Monday we were lucky enough to attend Mrs. Gelaro’s 3rd grade class performances. The students put together puppet shows and performed them. The students loved them! They also enjoyed being in a third grade room! 😉

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All Day Party Review

What a day! Where the weather wasn’t quite as we hoped the kids had a BLAST! We started out our day walking up to the basketball courts and setting up our 206 Beach. The kids laid out all of their towels and their belongings and played and got silly, while the JW Tumbles company set up. When the stations were ready, each class went to a different station which we rotated through. After the kids ran through all the stations, we walked back to our beach for pizza and drinks. Then we packed up and headed back home (to the classroom)! What a day! The kids were exhausted and had a great time! Thank you to all the families who helped by donating and/or bringing up all of our items to the field! It was a great way to end our year!

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Movie Day – FROZEN was “Chozen” (Vote Winner)

This week, the students participated in a class vote to choose a movie they wanted to watch! At the end of the vote, it was an obvious win….Frozen was the winning movie! Friday, the students watched Frozen!

August Birthdays

We were able to celebrate the August Birthdays this past Tuesday! The kids love this joint celebration! Happy Birthday August Birthdays!

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Kindergartners Visit First Grade

This past week, Ms. Corry (an EBS 1st Grade Teacher) invited our kindergartners in to visit her class and read with her soon-to-be second grade students. Ms. Corry also answered any questions they had about the first grade! Our K’s had a great time and got a bit (or a lot) of excitement about the new school year that will start in September!

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Goodbye to 206 Celebration!

Wednesday we were able to have our own private celebration to say goodbye to this wonderful class. The students had been practicing the two new songs they have been learning. One song, is a heart felt classic, What a Wonderful World, by Luis Armstrong who they learned a little bit about. They also learned a modern, but loved song, Happy by Pharrell Williams. They rocked each of these songs. We were so proud of them and they so adorable. See the videos here!

Then the class gave our Room Moms a little gift to remember her by! Megan Brenk and Soya Lee did such a fantastic job this year of planning all our events and celebrations. They planned and communicated with all the families to create this fantastic calendar to create memories of this great year together! Applause!!!!

The class also presented a class gift to the teacher… This teacher is forever grateful! See Thank You above!

After, we watched this great video, put together by Alice Sestok (round of applause) that captured our 2014-2015 year in review. It made me tear a little first time I watched it! Take a looksie!

Finally, the students went out to the playground to have an Otterpop and play together for one of the last times this year! Special thanks to Megan Brenk for putting this together!

EBS Choir Performance

The EBS Choir performed Friday morning in the courtyard. We were able to go outside with all the other classes and watch their performance in the courtyard! What a great way to end the last full week of the school year!

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See you all Monday for our last day together!

Monday, June 15, 2015 – ALOHA day!

Don’t forget:

  • Bring your BOARD GAMES!
  • Dress Hawaiian to say Hello to Summer and Goodbye to school
  • Be prepared as your child will be taking home a Trader Joe Bag of last items (with a little gift from Mrs. M)
  • Its a MINIMUM DAY so we dismiss at 12:30 (Lunch only)
  • No PE or Music this Monday!
  • Bring Yearbooks for a last chance to sign and write memories


The SCOOP – June 1 – 5

Only 6 days left!!! It’s going too fast!!! Share with a friend!

206 Goodbye Party – TIME CORRECTION!!!

New Time: 11:30 – 12:15

Date: (no change) Wednesday, June 10th

Due to a grade level meeting, the celebration time needed to be modified. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding. Come to see our class video and share some Otter Pops on the playground.

August Birthday Celebration

Thank you to all the families that came together and to Alice Sestok for organizing. These July birthdays are turning 6 this summer!

July Birthdays

All Book Borrow Bags Due Now

Thank you for those of you who already returned your book bags. If you haven’t turned in your books, please do so on Monday! Thank you! Don’t forget RAZ kids is available all summer for EBS students. Take advantage of this opportunity to keep your student’s reading growing and to prevent occasional summer sliding.

206 Runners – End of the Year Awards

This past Friday, some students from our class were highlighted for participating in the before school Run Club this year. We were so proud of these kiddos! We had a great kindergarten turn out from our class! I love that EBS has this program and encourage you all to participate next school year to reach running mile stones and to create a healthy habits (you also get to miss all the 8:40 traffic as are there early)! Congrats 206 Runners!

SIDE NOTE: A future EBS Student also ran each day and got her own certificate! Congrats Paisley!

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Spirit Week – MODIFIED for Kindergarten

Due to our End of the Year Celebration for Kindergarten, we have modified the days for Spirit Week so that we don’t wear PJ’s out the field for our JW Tumbles event.

  • Monday, June 8th – Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, June 9th – Sports Day
  • Wednesday, June 10th – PJ Day (No Slippers)
  • Thursday, June 11th – Beach Day (Swim Wear underneath, No Flip Flops) – This is also End of the Year TK/K party (all day)
  • Friday, June 12th – EBS Spirit Day (Wear your EBS Shirts or School Colors) – This is also Movie Day!
  • Monday, June 15th – ALOHA day (dress Hawaiian to say goodbye and have a great vacation) – we will also play board games this day.

The LAST Day – Monday, June 15th

The last day we will be dressing Hawaiian to say “ALOHA” to the school year and “ALOHA” to summer. This is also board game day. Please feel free to bring in a fun board game to share/play with friends. We also still want to bring in backpacks this day as their may be some additional things that students will be taking home. Thank you!

*Don’t forget the last day of school is a MINIMUM Day! (dismissal at 12:30)

Going Home….

Be prepared for bags going home with school materials and work in addition to your students Art Portfolio which will also go home one day next week.

Overall, we have many things that will be going home in the next 6 days. If you have any extra time to come in and help sort/pack up/pull-down, let me know as we’d love to have the help.

Last Homework Week

The last Homework went home today! Thank you for those of you who have stayed so diligent this year and helped to support and create good habits of commitment, responsibility and promptness for your student.

Here Comes the Sun

At our 206 Spring Celebration our students sang a cover of the famous song…Here Comes the Sun. It is one of my favorite songs we learned this year and they now love it. We are in process of learning new songs for this Wednesday! Enjoy this performance as your watch your student sing! (Thanks Alice Sestok for capturing and uploading)

206 Sings “Here Comes the Sun”

100 Laps!

One of our 206 friends made his 100 lap debut this past week! Congrats for the awesome hard work and pushing yourself until the end!

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Character Education – Loyalty

This month we learned about Loyalty. Angela Weathers and Kari Glover came in to teach the kids about loyalty. They played a game where the students passed a bean bag to friends to decide if the called out statement was an example of loyalty or not. It made for some great discussion! Thanks Ladies!

Special thanks to all the parents who taught a lesson or lessons this year for Character Education. The kids love the lessons and activities and they provide a platform for our discussions regarding our social development.

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Yearbooks are in! If you pre-ordered an EBS yearbook, they will be sent home on Monday. Keep your eye out when you pick up your child on Monday. If they would like to bring them back on Tuesday – Friday we hope to have time for signing. A picture of this year’s cover is listed below!

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San Diego Fair!!! FREE Ticket!

A reading log will go home with your student on Monday. (See picture below) Use as a reading log and take it to the fair as it will count towards a FREE child’s admission at the San Diego Fair!

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End of Year K Party! ($12 Due)

Thank you to those who have paid already! This Thursday is the party. Please get funds in now if you plan to participate on Thursday.

Not Cleared Yet? (New 15-16 applications are available)

If you are returning to EBS next year, and never got CLEARED this year, take the time this summer to get your TB test so that you can clear yourself for all EBS events in the future! New applications are available in Room 206 (by the door). Please let me know if you need one for yourself or anyone of your friends or family members!

BBQ Lunch This Past Wednesday

Thank you to all the families that came out to join 206 students this past week during lunch!


***FYI – Send home items may be going home daily. 

Monday – 6/8

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Spirit Week – Crazy Hair Day (Be creative!!!)

Tuesday – 6/9

  • Spirit Week – Sports Day (Wear a favorite sports jersey, shirt, or outfit)

Wednesday – 6/10

  • No Library – TK Dismissal returns to 12:30 on Wednesdays
  • Computer Lab – with Ms. Martin
  • Spirit Week – PJ Day (wear a favorite pair of pj’s, leave your slippers at home and check the weather for the appropriate type of PJ’s)
  • 206 Party from 11:30 – 12:15 pm

Thursday – 6/11

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!
  • Spirit Week – Beach Day (Come dressed with your swimsuit and shorts on top. No flip-flops, but hats, sunscreen, water shoes are welcome!)
  • All Grade Level End of the Year Party

Friday – 6/12

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)
  • Spirit Week – EBS Colors or Shirts (Show your EBS Spirit by wearing red, white, or black or EBS spirit-wear)

Monday – 6/15

  • Board Game Day
  • Last Day of School
  • Dismissal at 12:30