Sunday, September 25, 2011

Upcoming Events.................

The October Reading Program will be kicking off soon.  All grades will be counting minutes that they read outside of school.  More information will be coming soon.  Kindergarten will have a reading log to fill out daily. Students will return the log (probably on Monday) to receive a prize.  Kindergarten students are expected to read 10 minutes daily or 70 minutes a week.  Of course, that is just the minimum amount of minutes and we always encourage students to read more.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming at the end of October.  This is a fun time for staff and students.  It's fun to see the new books that kids are reading. Kindergarten students are always amazed at how the library transforms into a little shop of books. Information will be sent out closer to the end of October.
Pastries for Parents will be October 14th.  Come eat donuts before school with your child.  It's free and we welcome parents to come and visit the school.
Kindergarten testing for report cards will be beginning soon. Children will be tested on letter and number identification, sounds of the letters, rhyming, shapes, address, phone number, counting, and several other areas.  Report cards for Kindergarten will be passed out at Parent Teacher Conferences will will be help the Tuesday and Thursday following Halloween.
Atwood Pumpkin Farm informed us that we will not be able to visit the Pumpkin Farm this year.  Of course, we are very disappointed since this is usually our first field trip.  But the owner has just had a new baby and I definitely understand how busy she is.  Hopefully, your family can go out and visit anyway.
I appreciate all that you have been doing for your child and the patience you have shown me.  The fall is a very busy time for the children as well as the school staff.  We are always experiencing a lot of change  and sometimes have to adapt at the last minute.  I do try to check my email at least once during the day but there are several days where I am unable to check it until after school. Kindergarten is a very busy place.  If there is any type of routine change such as picking up your child please call the office or send a note with your child.  If I have a substitute for some reason and you send me an email about a routine change I will not get it, nor the sub.   Thanks for understanding!!
As always, if you need to contact me- do not hesitate.  I will do my best to get back to you as soon as I can.

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