Tuesday is school picture day. We usually go first so please be on time! Miriam Geer takes amazing pictures, you will love them!
Sharing: The Winnie-the-Pooh group will share this week.
Thursday will be Purple Day.
We are continuing to work in our September Math Journals and our Handwriting Without Tears #5 & 6 books. We will practice team building and problem solving with our Domino Challenge. This week we will introduce Second Step. This is an empathy program we use to develop social skills. I will be sending home weekly letters reviewing our lessons.
It was so wonderful to meet many of you and have a chance to relax at the lovely home of Nick & Nikki on Thursday night. The class dinners are one of the very special and unique things about our school and I love the opportunity to solidify our classroom family. We have a great and very involved class! Remember, we are going for 100% participation through TEP and in our classroom. No amount of a donation to TEP is too small. If you have a business or work for a company that donates to non-profits, TEP is a 501c3!!!
Attendance: Please remember that when your child misses school they not only miss our classroom curriculum, but it goes on their record, our school report and the school looses money. We work so hard raising funds that it is counter productive to lose money for non-illness absences. If you will be gone for 5 days or more PLEASE arrange for Independent Studies by filling out the paperwork in the office and I will give you an assignment to complete. According to information I found on the LAUSD site we lose about $65 per day for any child not in school. The reason doesn't matter. Children must be "in their seat" in school for our school to receive ADA money. If your child successfully completes Independent Study, the school receives the money because it is counted as attendance. Your child does not have the absence counted against him/her. Please consider this.
Please remember to check the school calendar, our class calendar and the Shutterfly updates. Here is our schedule for the week:
Tuesday-School Pictures, Speech & Language, P.E.
Wednesday-Yoga, Council, Art
Friday-Morning Assembly, Planet Bravo, Homework Review, Sharing, Library, Science, Buddies
Thank you to our wonderful classroom & room parent volunteers:
Richard, Maribel, Koren, Vikki, Nikki, Fuji, Sophie, Joanna, Laura, Pearl & Natalie.. We look forward to more & more participation!