Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Spring Break is the first week of April. If you will need Children's Friend to care for your child that week, please let the center director, Ms. Wanda, know immediately. Also, if you have any spare film containers it would be greatly appreciated if they were donated to the classroom.
With the start of the Book-It program, each child will get to choose a book from our Lending Library to take home and return on Tuesdays. Please remember our Lending Library rules; return books by the following Tuesday, treat the books with respect, and always read with a parent. Our Lending Library has been available through-out the school year, we are stressing use of our Lending Library again to aid in books for the Book-It! program. Please take care of our books so that they may be enjoyed by all of the children.
Starting March 5, we are beginning our Book It! program. BOOK IT! Beginners is a read-aloud program that builds reading-readiness skills and establishes an at-home reading routine by providing interactive classroom materials to teachers. These materials add an exciting, hands-on activity to read-aloud time. We have sent home the parent letter as well as cut-outs for this program. Please return the cut-outs with the name of the book to school for us to place on our Book it! poster. At the end of each month, we will send home the Book-It! pizza hut certificates for your child's free one-topping personal pan pizza. Also remember that the classroom with the most familys that have read will recieve an ice cream party for children and parents to attend. Help make this years Book-It a success!
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Georgia Bright from the Start Pre-K guidelines state "Chronic tardiness is defined as late arrival or early departure more than two days per month without medical or other reasonal explanation. Chronic tardiness or absenteeism may also be defined by an established regular attendance pattern; e.g. if a child is late every Monday or absent every Tuesday or leaves early every Friday." Children who are chronically tardy or absent after intervention must be disenrolled. Arriving after 8:01 am is tardy and leaving before 2:30 pm is an early departure. If you have extending circumstances or concerns on this matter, please contact our resource coordinator, Ms. Kim. (pager #: 464-6638 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will be having a Valentine's Party on Thursday February 15, 2007 starting at 11:30. We will have a sign up sheet out at the beginning of next week for items if you would like to volunteer to bring anything. Just a reminder that it is school policy that all items are store-bought and store-made. We have twenty students on so please remember that for the Valentine's Party.
We are getting ready for our Kindergarten field trip, if you have not already filled out our directory form stating which kindergarten your child is going to, please do. We need this information to plan our field trip. We will also place a sign up sheet in the entrance of the classroom for parents to fill out if you haven't the time to fill out our directory form.