Thursday, December 15th
We had a wonderful Christmas party today! The students really had fun! Thank you to our room moms Elisa Pettigrew and Abby Cobb for organizing the party and to all who sent in items to make the party a success! I also want to thank the parents who were able to come and help with our party. I also want to say how much I appreciated the class gift for me. It is so thoughtful and I love it! Thank you all!
Wow, it is hard to believe we have finished the first semester of our school year! As I said on Parent Night back in August, this year will fly by, it truly goes by so fast. Thank you for all your support this semester. Thank you for sharing your children with me each day and entrusting me with their foundation school year! I have enjoyed watching the kids learn and grow this semester, I know we have big things ahead for next semester!
I hope you all have a very blessed Holiday, enjoying time with family and friends! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Reminder: After Winter Break students will return to school on Wednesday, January 4th. I look forward to seeing the kids in 2023!
Monday, December 12th
Our next CES PTA Spirit Day is Wednesday, December 14th. The theme is pajamas! Students are asked to send in $1 in order to wear pajamas to school this day. For this Spirit Day the cash donations will be split evenly between the custodians, cafeteria staff, and our plant manager. They work so hard at school to prepare meals and keep the building clean. Please send this donation in an envelope with your child’s name, teacher’s name, and CES Spirit Day written on the outside.
Parents, please listen to your child read anything that comes home with sentences. For example, every Word List, phonics framework page, and Wonders Readers have "just right" sentences for your child to read to you. If you click on the links, you will see an example of what I am referring to. We are not sending home a new Word List this week, but I hope you save the old ones and let your child read from those. The more your child practices reading, the better the reader they will be. Daily practice will make a HUGE difference. Thank you for your support at home.
We are so excited that our school-wide field trip to Bob Jones to see Aladdin Jr. will be next month! Field trip forms will be coming home in folders tomorrow. The cost of the field trip is $2. Please send in field trip forms and money back to school by Thursday, December 14th.
- Our sight word assessment will be done tomorrow. Please review the list again tonight!
- Reading Logs are due on Wednesday. FIVE Good Time tickets will be given to those who read 25 books this nine weeks.
- Thursday, December 15th is the last day to pay for the yearbook.
Please remember that students are only allowed to wear tennis shoes to school.
- Rest mats will come home on Wednesday this week due to Thursday and Friday being half days. School will dismiss at 11:30 on the half days.
Thursday, December 8th
Here is next week’s newsletter: December 12-16. Thank you for taking a moment to read the newsletter each week and stay informed.
Thank you to everyone who generously donated to help sponsor our angel off of the angel tree. I know our angel is going to have an incredible holiday season.
Next Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th are half-days of school. Elementary students are dismissed at 11:30. *Please note this is a different time from normal half days. If you haven't filled out the Half Day Google Form yet, please do so. Here is the link: Half Day Google Form
Monday, November 14, 2022
Today we began our sorting unit. We are learning how to 1) sort by attributes (size, color, shape) 2) count the amount in each group 3) sort the groups by amount. We practiced these skills using M & M's! The children sorted them by color, then they counted how many of each color they had. Finally they sorted the color groups by amount. The candy was sent home with your child so they can show you what they learned. We will sort various objects the rest of this week. By the end of this unit, the children should be able to do our 3 step sort for multiple attributes of the same group of objects.
Thank you to all who returned Practice Sheet #7 today. Practice Sheet #8 is coming home in your child's folder today. Thank you for spending a little time each day on the Practice Sheet.
Progress Reports will come home in the Report of Learning Folders on Friday, November 18th. Please read over it, sign it, and return it to school after Thanksgiving break.
Friday is Community Hero Day! Students may dress up like their favorite community hero and bring in $1. Please remember that dress-up days must follow the dress code.
As the cold winter weather arrives, please dress your child to go outside for recess. We will go outside as long as the "feels like" temperature is 32 degrees or greater. Winter boots are not allowed at school. Please write your child's name in their coat or jacket.
Tuesday, November 8th
Please watch this quick, less than 2 minute, video about two new boxes on Practice #7. Mrs. Hester made this to explain what is needed to do these activities. Click here to watch video. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Our school’s Veterans Parade is scheduled for tomorrow morning from 9:00-9:30. Please have your child wear red, white and blue. Also, if your child would like to make a sign to hold during the parade, please make it at home and send it to school with your child tomorrow morning. Send me an email if you or a family member is driving in the parade so we know to look for you.
Friday, October 28th
Here is next week’s newsletter: October 31-November 4 . Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter each week.
It was so much fun seeing some of our students at Trail of Treats on Thursday night! Their costumes looked great and I know they had fun! I wanted to also thank you for supporting our school by attending or sending in money for your child to buy items from the book fair. We will continue our Balls and Ramps Unit in the weeks to come.
If you haven't filled out the Google Form for fall conferences, please do so as soon as possible. I will start scheduling those conferences soon. If you select that you do not want a conference you will still receive a conference form. If you have already filled out the form, you do not need to fill it out again.
Please note that we try to go outside for recess daily. If temperatures are above 32 degrees, we will go outside. Now that temperatures are getting colder, please send your child a coat or jacket daily. I also know it is a temptation to send your child in boots when the weather is colder. Please remember to participate safely in P.E. and to play in the playground, students need to wear tennis shoes only.Students dressing up on Monday, October 31st will be acceptable, as long as the costume follows our current dress code to include the following conditions:
- No masks that cover the face.
- No scary or gory costumes.
- No props that look like weapons.
- Appropriate shoes should be worn.
- No inflatable-type costumes that could prevent the student from sitting appropriately in a desk.
- No onesie costumes in Kindergarten.
Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 24th
I have collected Practice Sheet #4 today and have sent home Practice Sheet #5. If you didn’t send in your child’s Practice Sheet today, please send it tomorrow in their blue Daily Folder. For those that forgot their practice sheet, I will be listening to them read the words from the Word List tomorrow. Also, if you did not send a ball in with your child today, please do so tomorrow. We will be using their balls for our science unit on balls and ramps.
Red Ribbon Week is this week: Please refer to the October 20th post, on our class Remind App, or our schools’ social media platforms for the dress up days.
The Book Fair will be open all this week. It will be open from 7:45-2:15 daily and will close on Friday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. In addition, if you wish to come and shop with your child the Book Fair will be open during the Trail of Treats Thursday night from 6:00-7:00 p.m. If you plan for your child to participate in the Trail of Treats please remember to send in a bag of unopened candy with your child. Our class visited the book fair this morning, however if you would like for your child to purchase books you can send money in a marked envelope or Ziplock bag inside your child’s daily folder throughout the week.
Please empty your child’s Daily Folder every day.
Please send your child to school with a snack and a bottle of water.
Please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their backpack that is appropriate for the season.
Thursday, October 20th
Here is next week’s newsletter: October 24 - 28. Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter each week.
The next PTA meeting is Monday, October 24th at 5:30. You may visit the book fair after the meeting. In addition, if you wish to come and shop with your child the Book Fair will also be open during the Trail of Treats on Thursday night from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We are still in need of candy for this fun event! Each family that is participating needs to send an unopened bag of candy to be distributed that evening.
The Book Fair will be open this coming Monday, October 24th. It will be open from 7:45-8:15 daily and will close on Friday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. Our class is scheduled to visit the Book Fair on Monday from 9:45-10:15. If you would like for your child to purchase books, you can send money in a marked envelope or Ziplock bag inside your child’s daily folder.
We will begin our Science unit on Balls and Ramps on Monday. Please read the important information in the newsletter linked above pertaining to this Science unit. I also hope that you and your child are enjoying spending time together as you do the October Challenge that you will find in the upper right-hand corner of our newsletter.
October 24th-28th is also our Red Ribbon Week. The following are dress up days for this week:
Monday- wear red to show “we are RED-y for Red Ribbon Week”
Tuesday- wear your favorite sports jersey or team gear to “team up against drugs”
Wednesday- wear workout clothes to “work out your choices Wednesday”
Thursday- wear mismatched clothing to “change poor choices to good choices”
Friday- wear pajamas to “follow your dreams.”
Starting tomorrow, students will have the option to purchase ice cream only on Fridays. The cost of ice cream is $0.75. If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please ensure there is money in their lunch account. You can send cash or check inside your child's folder in an envelope or bag labeled lunch money.
Tomorrow is Rock Your School Day. Don’t forget to have your child dress up as a rock star. We ask that your child’s outfit is school appropriate and they wear tennis shoes.
As you know, the weather has become drastically cooler. Over the weekend please practice doing the following:
Have your child practice taking on and off their winter coat
Practice zipping and buttoning their coat
Practice taking off coat without the sleeves being inside out
Write your child’s name on the inside of their coat
Tuesday, October 18th
Wow! What an awesome Field Trip we had to Gullion Farms! The children really enjoyed petting the animals, picking a pumpkin, the hay maze, corn crib, gathering eggs, the pony ride, the giant slide, fishing, and milking the cow! I was very proud of the children as they were all so well behaved. We really had a great day! Thank you to our chaperones and to all of the parents who joined us at the farm! It wouldn’t have been successful without all of your help!
We have had an awesome first quarter in Kindergarten! It’s so hard to believe that nine full weeks have gone by and that we are now into our second nine weeks! I have enjoyed watching our students transition into school and our classroom and making so much progress academically. If you haven’t already, please sign your child’s report card and send your child’s Report of Learning Folder back to school as soon as possible.
Next Thursday night will be our Trail of Treats at 6:00. If your family is attending, please send in an unopened bag of candy.
Starting on Friday, students will have the option to purchase ice cream only on Fridays. The cost of ice cream is $0.75. If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please ensure there is money in their lunch account. You can send cash or check inside your child's folder in an envelope or bag labeled lunch money.
We still need families to help blow up microphones for Rock Your School day on Friday. If you would like to help blow up microphones, please email me and I will send home a pack for you to return before Friday.