Ms. Jo's update 1-1-18

Ms. Jo’s & Ms. Stephanie’s January 2018 happenings

Happy New Year and welcome back!! We hope your holiday vacation was relaxing and enjoyable with many memorable celebrations. We will be continuing our STEM unit on Nursery Rhymes. The week of the 15th we will be doing some winter activities before we start our next STEM unit on Pets beginning Monday, January 22nd.  

January’s STEM profile is Curious

Curious is defined as: I am eager to learn and ask questions.

 

No School Day!

There’s no school on:

Friday, January 12th - a non student contact day

Monday, January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr, Day

Friday, January 26th - TS Gold checkpoint day for preschool teachers

 

Letters of the month:

Jan. 2nd: Tt, Ii, Uu, Cc

Jan. 8th: Oo,Qq, Gg, Ss

Jan. 15th: Jj, Dd, Pp, Bb

Jan. 22nd: Rr, Kk, Aa, Vv

Jan. 29th: Mm, Nn, Ww

 

Math focus for the month:

Jan. 2nd: # 6, rectangle, white, odd and even numbers

Jan. 8th: #7, oval, grey, measurement

Jan. 15th: # 8, rhombus, black, size( small, medium, large)

Jan. 22nd: #9, star, heart, brown, patterning

Jan. 29th: # 10, Octagon, hexagon, pink, work on counting backwards.

 

Preschool Registration for 2017-2018

Just a reminder that preschool registration for the 2017-2018 school has begun.  Returning families should have received a letter with forms for you to fill out and return with a non-refundable registration fee before winter break.  Current families who are returning next year need to turn in their packet no later than Friday, January 5th to hold a spot.  Starting January 2nd registering siblings and new families begins.  Please contact the office if you have any further questions.  

 

Volunteer training

If you missed the volunteer trainings in November and December and still want to volunteer in your student's class, please come to training on Thursday, Jan. 4th from 8:30-10am.  Located in the cafeteria.

 

Library and makerspace days

MWF AM class: Library and makerspace Friday, Jan. 5th

T/TH AM class: Makerspace Thursday, Jan. 4th Library Thurs. Jan. 18th

Monday-Thurs. PM class  Makerspace Thursday, Jan. 4th Library Thurs. Jan. 18th

 

PTO pj day

PJ days are Thursday and Friday Jan. 25th and 26th.  Please help support our school and bring a dollar and wear your PJs to school.  MWF class does not have school on Friday the 26th.  Please wear your PJ’s on Wed. the 24th instead.  So sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.  

As always, please reach out if you have any questions.  

Thanks,

Jo and Stephanie

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