In this post: Our First Week, Back to School NIght Thanks, First Music Class, Daily Routine Reminders, Buying Lunch/Snack? , Fun Friday, Fire Drill, EBS Spirit Wear, REMIND App, Scholastic Book Order, Birthday Shout Out!
This is our first Weekly Blog Post. Each weekend a new edition will come out to highlight some of the past week and let you see upcoming events for the next week. As we put in all the emails, you will be receiving a weekly e-blast of the newsletter. Take a moment to scan it over and see what happened and what’s coming up.
Our First Week!
Well we finished our first week of TK and let me tell you these kids did awesome! I’m so proud of them. The first day can be overwhelming for many of them as EVERYTHING is so new to them! By the 5th day this week, they have already taken on so much! Its likely my favorite part of teaching TK…you can see growth within 1 day, honestly even in the first 2 hours! This week we did so much….we read stories about the starting school (Wanda’s First Day, The Recess Queen, First Day Jitters, to name a few), we each got a specific rug spot to sit in, we made Penguins, worked on writing, developed our class rules, sang many many songs, went to our first music class, worked on sorting, practiced recess safety rules, and played and ate snack each day! The students had an awesome week, but were definitely exhausted by the end of the day!
Here’s some additional pics that my husband captured from the first day of school! These are memorable moments folks! Love the pictures of the parents watching the class before they say their goodbyes!
Back to School Night Thanks
A special thanks to each of you who made it out on Thursday night for Back to School Night! I know it isn’t easy to get away for a night and have childcare! We enjoyed getting to know each of you better and being able to go over all that we will cover this year! If you have any questions please email or stop by.
As a small thank you token and memory we took some first day photos downloadable for sharing/printing! Enjoy!
You’ve heard it over and over that what makes EBS so amazing is the community that exists and of course our volunteers! The people here, such as yourselves, that make this school outstanding! Thank you for those of you that have already jumped in with both feet and signed up to be a part of this year’s planning and fun! If you are still interested in volunteering, but are on the fence please stop by to chat with us about any positions, questions or concerns. We’d be more than happy to speak with you. Also, don’t forget to get your clearance paperwork in soon so you will be able to start in a few weeks. In regards to the school positions, there are still a few spots open to be filled:
- 2nd Room Parent – (1) one parent has already volunteered to share the position
- AFP Representative (1) – attend 1 monthly meeting and forward minutes to class.
- Character Education Representative (1) – Shared with 2 other parents.
- Everyone A Reader – Optional training to help your student at home and possibly come in to read with students in class.
First Music Class
Friday was our first music class with Mr. Waczek! Mr. Waczek said the students did great and really enjoyed the class. This class is a teacher prep time, this is one period where the teachers are given to help prep for their next week while the students enjoy music with Mr. Waczek! He’s a very talented and kind teach who is knowledgeable and well-practiced with music of all sorts!
You may have heard from your little one that we had a surprise Fire Drill on Tuesday morning around 9:00am. The irony was that we had a school-wide scheduled Fire Drill for Wednesday morning, but as fate had it, the cafeteria had an accidental burning of food and it set of the fire alarms. The students were able to authentically practice what do and were in great question about what was going on. They did fabulously! Many years, the first drill causes many to cry out of unknown experiences and fear. These kiddos did fantastic though. No crying or even freaking out, but they were wide-eyed! We luckily had 2 other adults in the room that were able to help so that we didn’t get separated going up the safe area on the blacktop!
Due to the drill we stayed up on the blacktop and started the school wide welcome assembly early since everyone was already out there and ready! Again the class did wonderfully! I’m so proud of them!
Daily Routine Reminders
Just a few reminders for the students in the morning.
- In the morning have your child put away their folder, snack and backpack
- Go back to the line to stand on their number until the bell rings
- This week students will dismiss out the front gate (except on Thursday). Due to the many different care providers at pick up we appreciate your patience while we are learning all the parent faces and matching them up with our new class! We will likely have parents call out student names at the gate so we can quickly dismiss children to all the parents waiting for pick up. Thank you again!
I believe everyone has their lunch number/pin with practice keypad. If you haven’t received a copy in your daily folder, please let us know and I can give you a copy.
- Lunch – $2.25
- Snack – $1.00
- Milk – $. 50
- Bottled Water – $1.00
If you would like your child to buy snack this week (or lunch at SAY) please let us know the morning of so that we know to add them in the lunch count and be prepared to help them go through the cafeteria. In addition, please have your child practice their number/directions listed on the sheet multiple times so they are familiar with the process.
If you wish to put money into your child’s lunch account you can go online or call at:
www.paypams.com (Visa or MC) or call 888-994-5100
Or you can pick up an envelope in the office to manually write a check to fill the account.
This Friday we had our first Fun Friday! This is a reward time the students will get each week on Monday and Friday. They are able to play with different classroom activities such as blocks, legos, drawing, reading, kitchen, or play dough. This is also a great opportunity for students to practice social conversations and circumstances outside of the structured schedule of our day. Here are some pictures from our first Fun Friday!
EBS Spirit Wear
If you are interested in buying a piece of EBS Spirit Wear, you can pick up and order form in the office and send the order/cost in your child’s folder and the clothing will be given to me to return to give to you. See a sample order form below.
If you haven’t downloaded the Remind App, please download. Text this message: @tk206 or Enter this number: 81010
We should be listed under Scripps Elementary. This app allows us to communicate with parents by phone/device as a group or individually. We can send a reminder to the class about an important notice for the following day or send a picture(s) out to enjoy!
Scholastic Book Order
This past week the first Scholastic Book Order went home. This is a great opportunity each month to build your children’s library inexpensively. I also will often buy books for birthday parties through this site. It also helps to buy books for our classroom as well. If you would like to purchase any book through their website https://clubs.scholastic.com/home, you can use our class code of G6LT6. Orders need to be put in by this week as it takes another 1-2 weeks to ship and sort. Thank you in advance!
Birthday Shout Out
We have so many birthdays this month that we are so excited to celebrate! We have 1 student that was currently 5 and 3 more are turning 5 this weekend! We took a moment to celebrate on Friday by singing our special birthday song to each of them, giving them their birthday crown and sticker and a certificate with a pencil! Happy days!
MONDAY – 9/5
- NO SCHOOL – LABOR DAY
TUESDAY – 9/6
- Return Folders
- Mrs. Hickson is teaching!
WEDNESDAY – 9/7
- Return Folders
THURSDAY – 9/8
- Computer Lab
- Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 (pick up at Room 206)
- Mission to Save Table open at 8:00 am in front of the school
- Return Folders
FRIDAY – 9/9
- Music with Mrs. Waczek
- Return Folders