Here's some important information and updates:
Report cards are being sent home today in a white envelope. Enclosed is the report card along with a "Parent Signature" confirmation sheet stating that you received it. PLEASE have your child bring the signature sheet back tomorrow, so I know you received it. If you have any questions/comments, this sheet is also where you may express them. Thanks! You all should be very proud of your kiddos. They are doing a fantastic job :)
PTA has made special awards for the Reflections contest for all who entered. It was very generous of them and a wonderful keepsake for your kiddo! How awesome! Thanks, PTA :)
Some of you were sent home with a class portrait from the photography studio.
YEARBOOK PUBLICATION FORM
If I sent you a separate email about turning in the Yearbook Publication Form, I've attached a copy in your email should you need it. Some of your kiddos will be sent with it today. PLEASE turn in ASAP, or your child will NOT be published in the yearbook.
NO SCHOOL: NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 18
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there will be NO SCHOOL next Monday, Jan. 18. We have been learning about MLK this week. We have also been reciting, "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day everyone would be friends, no matter the color of their skin." We have hand gestures to go with this. Have your child teach you :)
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) FUNDRAISER
Friday, we will be having our assembly for AHA. I've already raised over $150 (which I have earned all the dog key chains AND a plush dog for our class. The plush dog will symbolize our "Caring Pup", so if a kiddo is sad, we will use the dog to comfort them :) More info should be coming home I believe Friday, or if not, the week to follow on how your child can raise money and earn prizes :)
Again, if you would like to send your child to school with just $1 to help me in my personal goal of $500, I would like to teach our kiddos and make a video of all my contributors to show them that just ONE person with just $1 can make a difference. If you would like your child's picture in the video who donates a dollar to be one of the 500 to "Save a Heart" and support AHA, that would be awesome! I want to teach them the power of the "ripple of kindness" effect! :)
PLEASE BRING FOLDERS BACK TO CLASS!
Since returning back from break, many of the kiddos have not brought back their folders :/ We get lots of papers sometimes, and it is easier to have a folder to put them in, rather have folded, crinkled papers shoved in their backpacks. Some papers, such as report cards, are important. Please bring your folders back to school.
If you have misplaced it, just send me an email/let me know, and I can buy a new one (or you may bring your own.) Thanks :)
I think that's all the updates for now. WHEW! Hope you are all keeping warm in this chilly weather, and have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!! Thanks, as always, for your communication, care, and support :)