Monday, December 4th
This week in our 95% Phonics Program we are learning the letters Jj and Ww. Please click this link to find more activities to do with your child: 95% Phonics Activities.
2nd Nine Week Assessments have started. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night and eats a healthy breakfast each morning. If you plan for your child to be absent, please let me know, so I can plan accordingly to assure missed assessments are completed.
Tomorrow is Tree Topper Tuesday. Your child may wear their favorite festive hat or headwear.
We are so excited that our school-wide field trip to James Clemons to see Finding Nemo Jr. will be next month! Field trip forms have been sent home. The cost of the field trip is $3. Please send in field trip forms and money back to school by Friday, December 15th. Thank you!
I wanted to give out a few reminders about jackets-
1. We go outside for recess as long as the “feels like” temperature is above 32 degrees. Please pay attention to the weather and send an appropriate jacket.
2. Keep working with your child on zipping his/her jacket until it is mastered. Thank you! Many of them have it down pat now, which is very helpful as we transition to and from recess.
3. If you send gloves, hats, or scarfs we keep those items in pockets or sleeves while the jackets are zipped to their chairs in the classroom. This makes our transition to recess easier than everyone going to the closet to dig for those extra items.
November 27, 2023
This week in our 95% Phonics Program we are learning the letters Cc and Ff. Please click this link to find more activities to do with your child: 95% Phonics Activities.
Semester Assessments - Tomorrow we will start taking our iReady Math assessments. After that, we will take our iReady Reading assessment. On Friday, the students will take their DIBELS benchmark assessment. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night and eats a healthy breakfast each morning. Thank you for your support.
Coming home today in your child’s Blue Daily Folder is a permission slip for our field trip to see our CES Drama Club’s performance of Finding Nemo, Jr. The field trip will be Friday, January 26th and cost $3 for the bus fee. All forms and money are due by Friday, December 15th.
For the month of December we will have several dress-up days for the students and staff. These dress-up days will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning with this Friday, December 1st. Click the link to see how students can dress up and the dates: “CES Happy Holidaze”.
In our school cafeteria we have a holiday tree on display. Mrs. Bolden announced today that any student who would like to send in an inexpensive ornament that represents their family, we will add it to the tree. Please make sure that it is labeled somewhere with your child's name.
Monday, November 6th
Mrs. Hester made a quick video about this week's Practice Sheet. It is less than 2 minutes: Click here to watch the video. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Our school’s Veterans Parade is scheduled for Thursday 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 on Thursday 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 20th
Click this link to view next week’s newsletter: October 23-27 Please take a few minutes to read the newsletter each week. On Monday, we will begin our Science unit on Balls and Ramps. There is a special item that we'd like all students to bring on Monday. Please read the important information box in the newsletter for details. I also hope that you and your child are enjoying spending time together as you do the October Challenge. The monthly challenge can be found in the upper right-hand corner of our newsletter.
The Book Fair will be open this coming Tuesday, October 24th. It will be open from 7:40-2:15 daily and will close on Monday, October 30th. Our class is scheduled to visit the Book Fair on Thursday from 12:45-1:15. If you would like for your child to purchase books, you can send money in a marked envelope or Ziploc bag inside your child’s daily folder. In addition, if you wish to come and shop with your child the Book Fair will be open during the Trail of Treats on Friday, October 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Next week, we will be collecting items for Veterans in local nursing homes. Please click this flyer to learn more about the items we are collecting. There will be a box at the front entrance of the school to place donated items.
October 23-27th is also Red Ribbon Week. The following are dress-up days for next week:
Monday- CES is RED-y for Red Ribbon Week (Wear Red and/ or CES Spiritwear)
Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs (Wear Your Favorite Sports Jersey or Team Gear)
Wednesday- Work Out Your Choices Wednesday (Wear Workout Clothes)
Thursday- Your Future is Magical (Dress as Your Favorite Disney Character)
Friday- Follow Your Dreams (Wear Pajamas)
On Monday, I forgot to share the weekly family note from our phonics program. Sorry this is late, but I hope you still find it helpful. Here is the link: 95% Phonics Activities for Families
Wednesday, October 18th
Wow! What an awesome Field Trip we had to Gullion Farms! The children really enjoyed petting the animals, milking the cow, the pony ride, gathering eggs, the picnic lunch, picking a pumpkin, the giant slide, the zipline, the horse drawn carriage, and the corn crib! 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, our pumpkin parent, and to all of the parents who joined us at the farm! It wouldn’t have been successful without all of your help! I will add pictures to Seesaw soon!
Next Friday night will be our Trail of Treats at 6:00. If your family is attending, please send in anunopened bag of candy for each child participating. Thank you!
We are running low on items for our Prize Box for our Good Time Ticket weekly drawing. The prizes can be any trinket items you find at the store. I would appreciate any donations for the prize box throughout the school year. Thank you!
Monday, October 16th
Today, the students had a lesson on fire safety. The students learned all about firefighters, ways to stay safe during a fire, and they even got to walk inside the fire truck!
I checked Practice Sheet #3 today and have sent home Practice Sheet #4. If you didn’t send in your child’s Practice Sheet today, please send it tomorrow in their blue Daily Folder. Thank you.
If an adult from your family is meeting our class at Gullion Farms on October 18th, please email me with the number of adults and the names of the adults. (Siblings are not allowed to join us on field trips.) Please remember to email me after reading today’s post.
Click on this link to view the Important Field Trip Note. In case you did not read this note in your child's folder on Friday, please read it before the field trip on Wednesday.
Our class shirts were delivered to school today. I will keep your child’s shirt at school to put on the morning of the field trip. All other shirts ordered for other family members are coming home in your child’s backpack today.
Also, as the weather is changing and children are wearing jackets to school, I have a request that will really help us in class. Please have your child practice buttoning/zipping their jacket until they can do this independently. The students button/zip their jacket to their chair every morning when we arrive, to themselves when we go out for recess, back to their chair after recess and back on at the end of the day. You can see it is important for students to be able to complete this life skill independently. Thank you for your support at home.
Monday, October 9th
This week in our 95% Phonics Program we are reviewing the letters Tt, Pp, Nn and Aa. Please click this link to find more activities to do with your child: 95% Phonics Activities.
Coming home today in Daily Folders: Practice #3. If you didn’t send in your child’s Practice Sheet #2 today, please send it tomorrow in their blue Daily Folder. These practice sheets are a valuable resource to help support your child’s learning at home. Please take the time to do these with your child. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
If an adult from your family is meeting our class at Gullion Farms on October 18th, please email me with the number of adults and the names of the adults. (Siblings are not allowed to join us on field trips.) Please remember to email me after reading today’s post. Thank you!
Friendly reminder: Wednesday is a half day of school. We will dismiss at 11:30. If you haven’t already filled out the Google Form that I included on yesterday’s post, please do so now.
Trail of treats is coming up on Oct. 27 6-7:30.
Candy donations will be accepted 10/9-10/20. Online donations can be made at this link: https://columbia.memberhub.com/store/items/929169 .
Sunday, October 8th
I hope you had a relaxing Fall Break with your family!
Here is this week's newsletter: October 9-13 Please take a moment to read the newsletter each week. I didn't receive a note from any family about completing the September Challenge. The September Challenge is my favorite because it is so important for children. If your family did the September Challenge and forgot to send a note on Friday, you can still send it tomorrow. If your family didn't give it a try, I encourage you to do so in October.
Wednesday is a half day of school. We dismiss at 11:30. I need each family to complete this form so I know about lunch and your child's transportation: Half Day Form. Please complete the form by Monday. Thank you!
Please return your child's rest mat, poetry notebook, and Practice #2 in your child's blue folder tomorrow. Thank you!
Monday, September 25th
Thank you to all who returned Practice Sheet #1 today. If you forgot to return it today, please send it in your child’s Daily Folder tomorrow. Practice Sheet #2 is coming home in folders today. Please remember that your child needs to complete this in pencil.
You will also see your child’s work from last week’s Literacy Stations coming home in folders today. The students did well last week with our first week of Literacy Stations. Literacy Stations is an important time in our day for students to complete group/partner work reinforcing our reading skills, while I teach differentiated small group lessons. I look forward to seeing the students grow with independence, cooperatively working with others, and producing quality work while working in stations.
Today, we began our third week of our 95% phonics program. We are focusing on the letters Nn and Aa this week. Here is some more information about this phonics program.
We reached three goals with the school No Hassle fundraiser. YAY! We will celebrate this by having a pajama day, glow party, and a popsicle party! We will keep you informed of when the reward days will be! Thank you all so much for your support during this fundraiser!
We started our unit on Community Helpers today. It is not too late to submit your picture and sentence to share with the class. Please see last week’s post for more details.
Thank you to everyone who has turned in the permission slips and money for our farm field trip in October. The forms and money are due September 29th. I am still missing money and forms from a few families.
Please read this informational note about Rock Your School on Friday, September 29th. If you are available to help decorate the hallway and prepare items for the Rock Your School event, please use this link to sign up. We need volunteers that can come without children at 4:00 on Thursday, September 28th. You will need to bring a ladder that can reach the ceiling tiles. Thank you for your willingness to help!
The proof of your child's school picture is in folders today. It has information on how to order pictures.
Thursday, September 14th
Here is next week's newsletter: September 18-22
Your child's progress report is in their backpack. It is not too late to watch the videos that were posted on Monday. Watch to the end of both videos and you'll know what to do. Thank you for keeping yourself informed.
Community Helper Project - We will be studying Community Helpers the last week of September. I need every parent to email me with two things:
1. A picture of you at work. Whatever your job, whether you are an engineer, accountant, fireman, sales clerk, stay at home mom, or a doctor, I’d like you to send me a picture.
2. A sentence about how your job helps others. Please explain it in a way that 5 and 6-year-olds can understand.
Please email me these two things by September 21st. My email address is email@example.com I will share your picture and read your sentence to the class during Community Helper Week. Your child will be so proud to have your picture shared with the class. Thank you for participating!
Kindergarten Field Trip - Our first field trip is October 18th. The informational note and permission slip were sent home today. Please send the completed forms and payment at the same time. The forms and payment are due on September 29th.
No Hassle Fundraiser - The No Hassle Fundraiser is happening now through September 22nd. Please consider giving a donation to our school. Send it in the envelope that was provided. Or, you can give online by clicking this link: No Hassle Fundraiser.
Enjoy your weekend!