Hope everyone is enjoying their mini-break. Just some information to catch you up on what we’ve been up to and projections for the future…
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Last week was a busy one. Jump Rope for Heart was a success! I surpassed my goal in raising over $500! Thanks for those who contributed! Also, we had some SUPERSTAR fundraising puppy key chain raisers in our class as well. Way to go, everybody! The rest of the puppy key chains and prizes should be coming in shortly…
Mrs. Perez, our music teacher’s, last day was Tuesday. We made her a going away card and had lots of fun with her. We wish her the best. Hope to have her again!
GAW and CARING CELEBRATION
On Wednesday, we had a “Get Ahead Writing” lady from the district come in and observe us. She was impressed with how much we have improved in our writing! Way to go, TK kiddos!
After the lesson, we had our “Caring Celebration.” Thank you for all the wonderful Valentine’s. If you gave me one, be sure to check your child’s backpack this week for a thank you card. (Sometimes the little cards get misplaced in their backpacks :) ) Thank you also to all the wonderful parent volunteers. We couldn’t have had such a wonderful celebration without you. Greatly appreciated!
The Caring Celebration was filled with crafts and putting together gifts for Parker. Your child should have come home with Valentine’s, a butterfly toilet paper craft, hand print craft, homemade card, and other goodies. Mrs. Parkinson came in and helped the kiddos make a blanket for Parker. We also made caring notes for him along with the Build-a-Bear we made for him.
For those parents who didn’t get a chance to see the bear, I’ve attached pictures. I will do my best to upload a video of the recordings because it was really cute :) I recorded the kiddos’ voices singing our morning song for each hand when he presses it. When you press the tummy, the kiddos said, “We love you, Parker.” We decided on naming the bear, “Sunny” the Bonsall Bear Buddy.
I went to deliver our gifts to him after school Wednesday. He LOVED it all, and thanks his friends. Be sure to tell your child how much he misses them and loved the thoughtful gifts.
He also gave us “Monkey in my Chair”, which is a stuffed monkey. The monkey sits in Parker’s chair and learns the stuff we are doing. Then we fill the monkey’s backpack with the work we did and anything else for Parker then deliver it to Parker. Parker named him, “Sharkbite.” So, tomorrow, I will introduce Sharkbite to the class. It’s a really cool idea that is specifically for children in elementary school with cancer to connect and communicate with their class. It has a book to explain to the class what the monkey is for and other resources and strategies. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Landis, for keeping us informed and a part of Parker’s lives. You can check out more information about “Monkey in my Chair” online if interested: monkeyinmychair.org
HOPE FOR PARKER CARNIVAL
I was also just informed that our community is holding a carnival on Sunday, March 13 from 12-4pm to raise money for Parker. PTA is looking for parents to help run game booths (like how we did for Monster Mash) and volunteers. If anyone is interested, let Mrs. Veysey or myself know. It would be GREATLY appreciated. More information on location coming soon.
Okie dokes. I think that is about all the updates for now. Enjoy the rest of your mini-vacation, and I’ll see you on time and ready to learn TOMORROW!