End of Year Picnic! (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
End of Year Picnic!
We are so excited to invite you to our end of year picnic on May 22nd from 11:30 to 1:30. Please bring sack lunches for your student and any other family members that choose to attend. This will be an informal graduation. There is no processional, but your child will receive a certificate and have the chance to take a picture with their teacher! We are really excited to celebrate with you! We will be having an ice-cream sundae bar. This is the kindergarten team’s gift to you! If you child is dairy free or has other allergies, feel free to bring another treat for them to enjoy!

Mother and Me Tea (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
Mother and Me Tea
On Monday, May 15th, we are inviting all moms to come in for a small Mother’s Day celebration! Celebrations will be in your child’s homeroom classroom from 9:30 to 10:30. We will have iced tea, small snacks and a few surprises! We hope you can come and celebrate. If mom is unavailable, a close female adult (like grandma or an aunt) would be welcome to come in instead! Please let us know if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Field Trip to Botanic Gardens (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
Field Trip to Botanic Gardens
This field trip is on April 7th. We are looking forward to seeing some of the bugs we have been studying in science in their natural habitats! If you have not registered already, please look for an email from Carol Schwieterman with directions on how to register.

Country Project (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/13/17)
Country Project
Each child in full day kindergarten has been assigned to research a country and become an expert on it. A full description and rubric has been sent home with your child. The project is due on May 8th. If you have any questions please let your child's homeroom teacher know.

Conflict Resolution (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 02/21/17)
Conflict Resolution
As a part of the school counseling curriculum, School Counselors Ms. Shull (MB) and Ms. Miller (CP), went to every K-8 classroom to teach students the differences between rude, mean, bullying, and conflict behaviors. Students practiced with different scenarios to identify the types of behaviors and were provided tools for how to handle common situations that occur between peers at school. For more information on this lesson and for additional resources click on the link below.
Conflict Resolution Diagram

Cafeteria Volunteers (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
Help Needed in the Cafeteria!
We are in need of more help in the cafeteria during lunch time! If you are available and interested, please sign up to come help out in the lunch room! Our lunch time starts at 11:32. You would be free to leave after the cafeteria part of lunch is over around 12:00. Here is the link to sign up!
Sign Up Here!

Uniform Policy (posted by Katherine Zimmer; 01/23/17)
Dress Code
January 16th was the uniform compliance deadline. If you have not done so already please review the Student Uniform Policy. If students come to school without correct uniform items we will send them to the office to borrow an appropriate item or call home. Please help to make sure your student attends school in the appropriate uniform so they do not miss instruction time for uniform violations.

Update Illness Policy (posted by Christine Chardon; 01/11/17)
Update Illness Display
Our school policy has always been that if a child has diarrhea, they must wait 48 hours before returning to school and 24 hours for vomiting. Students must now wait a full 48 hours after vomiting, per CDC policy, before returning to school as well. This policy has also been updated in the parent handbook.

(posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
Curriculum Update
Please read below for an overview of what we are studying this week!
Science- Animals Two by Two
Social Studies - 7 Continents
Literacy - phonograms, handwriting, retelling a story, writing about topics of their choice, guided reading, informative, narrative, simple sentences, nouns, verbs, article adjectives, declarative sentences, exclamatory sentences, interrogative sentences
Math- Number writing, number sense, pictographs, repeating patterns, problem solving, addition and subtraction stories, dividing solids in half, coins (penny), number sentences, double facts, adding one facts, adding zero facts, subtracting one facts, adding two facts, subtracting 2 facts, telling time to the hour, writing the fraction ½, doubles plus one facts and estimation.

(posted by Katherine Zimmer; 03/21/17)
Morning Volunteer
Every morning the kindergarten students will be waiting for their day to start in a homeroom classroom. We are in need of volunteers to help supervise this time. You will help keep the kids quiet and safe along with one of the kindergarten teachers. Please sign-up below if you want to help! This is a very important volunteer opportunity!
Morning Library Volunteer
Absent/Make Up Work
If your child is absent please e-mail me and let me know. You will also need to call the attendance hotline number which can be found on AA’s homepage. The kindergarten team does not typically send home work prior to an absence. If we can, we will. However, our lesson plans can change quickly depending on how each lesson goes. For every one day that your child is absent, your child will have two school days to make up the work. For example, if you child is absent on a Friday, they will have until the following Wednesday to get their work completed and turned in.
Food Allergies
If you are concerned about your student eating a birthday treat or other classroom treat please feel free to bring in a baggie of your student’s favorite treat for me to keep in class.
Thanks for the Clip Art
http://www.mycutegraphics.com/
Event Calendar
MAR 20-24
Spring Break
MAY 1
Ms. Burton's Birthday
MAY 8
Country Project Due (Full Day Only)
JUNE 30
Ms. Chardon's Birthday
APRIL 7
Field Trip to Botanical Gardens
MAY 15
Mommy and Me Tea
MAY 22
End of Year Picnic