- Tuesdays are our library day so please send back books for exchange.
- Wednesday, Feb. 26 is Pink Shirt Day and students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt in support of the anti-bullying message. Rather than focus on the 'anti-bullying' message which can be misinterpreted by small children, Team Awesome will be celebrating 'Kindness Week' and continue to focus on ways we can be kind.
- We will have a morning assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to introduce Pink Shirt Day.
- Mrs. Farber and I no longer observe Mother's or Father's Day in our classrooms for a variety of reasons but have a Family Day celebration instead. We will be inviting some of our family members to join us from 8:30-9:00 the morning of Friday, Feb. 28. More info to come tomorrow.
- There is a PAC sponsored hot dog lunch on Friday, March 6.
- Friday, March 6 is a Fresh Air Friday. Please dress your child to spend the afternoon at the river.
- Sunday, March 8 we will move our clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Savings time.
- Wednesday, March 11 Mrs. Bernice Jensen will be joining us for some drumming lessons.
- Expect report cards in backpacks on Friday, March 13.
- Spring break runs from Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22. School will resume Monday, March 23.
- I have either seen you to go over your child's results for the second term assessments or sent them home with your child. If you have further questions or concerns please let me know so we can discuss them.
- There will be no Family Projects for March due to the break but April's will come home early.
- Don't forget to download any of the pictures or videos you love that I share with you via Google Photos onto your own devices so you will always have them.
- The February sight words are: come, did, have, get, love, of, said, very, will, yes. Please feel free to practice them at home. We will practice them regularly in class.
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It is the time of year when the Kindergarten students are gaining in independence seemingly by the second. They are comfortable around the school and in the school yard, they know our classroom routines and what to expect each day, they usually follow the parameters set for them and call out those who do not and they often leave parents hanging at the door waiting for a last kiss or good-bye before leaving. To further encourage Team Awesome's burgeoning independence I am encouraging you, their parents and caregivers, to begin saying your morning good-byes at the end of the hall or at the outside door and allowing the children to get themselves organized and into our class on their own. I have no doubts that each one will be successful and come away with an enhanced sense of pride and achievement in their ability to do what they know needs to be done in the mornings.
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