First off - I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Parkcrest PAC for their generous donation of another 300.00 to our class. This is added to the 150.00 that each class receives from this hardworking group of volunteers. I will now be able to upgrade some of the existing toys we have. Also - FYI, I wrote a grant and received another 200.00 from the Make Children First group to help celebrate multiculturalism in the class. With this money I can buy different skin tone paints, crayons and dolls.
The next big event at school is the Christmas Concert. Our play is called Santa Goes Green. Our song is The Greenhouse Effect which we have already started practicing. Ms. Rasmussen's grade 4's are singing with us - thank goodness! There will be 2 performances - 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon of Dec. 13. Seating will be very limited at both performances due to fire code.
In the play, we are trees. We are asking you to put together the following costume:
- dark pants (brown, black - 'trunk' colours)
- long sleeved shirts in green, brown or biege
PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD'S COSTUME TO SCHOOL BY FRI., DEC. 7TH Any extra t-shirts or pants for those who might not have any would be greatly appreciated.
Movember Fund Raiser: Both Mr. Aziz and Mr. Dhaliwal have agreed to shave their moustaches off in the gym at lunch on Friday. Any donations will be gratefully accepted.
This Week at School:
- the fields are getting muddy - please make sure your child has runners to leave at school - K teachers love velcro!
- Monday - computer lab day - also - we are studying bears in their natural habitat
- Tuesday - gym day
- Wednesday - computer day and LIBRARY SIGN OUT day - books are signed out for 2 weeks but you can return them at any time
- Thursday - gym day
- Friday - Movember fund raiser - first term report cards home
A Word About Your Child's First Report Card:
Please understand that most children are 'Meeting the widely held expectations' for children at this age and stage of development. Some children might be 'Approaching the widely held expectations' in the area of oral/spoken language. No child is 'Exceeding the widely held expectations' at this age and stage of kindergarten unless they are reading at a grade level well above kindergarten and doing calculus in their head! LOL. When I write a report , I hope you see a true picture of your child. If not, we'll have a friendly conversation to find the perfect way for both of us to support your child at school. A positive partnership between home and school can only benefit your child. Parent/Teacher interviews are coming up next month. More information will be coming.
In the meantime, you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I still don't have everyone's email addy which makes it difficult for me to send a group message.