You're invited! The teachers will be showing their appreciation for your help throughout the year with a parent tea. Details will be coming home in invitations this week, but save Thursday to let us say thank-you. We really couldn't do it without your help.
BOOK A TRIP
Book a Trip is the theme of this years' summer reading program at the library. We'll be having a visitor from the library this week to explain the program to the students. If you haven't participated before, it involves having your child read for at least 15 minutes a day and record what they are reading. Then take your recording sheet to the library to validate. There are weekly activities and weekly visits are encouraged, but the program is really flexible. When you've completed the whole form, you can take it in and your child will receive a medal. Lots of fun, totally free and a great way to build reading skills.
WORD WORK, HOMEWORK CALENDARS & ROUTINE
June can be a challenging time for many kids and families. There is always so much going on and too little time. I try to keep our routine at school as long as possible because it helps to have predictable activities amidst all the chaos. However, I know it's challenging to support this at home, so this will be our last week of word work. Home reading with school books will end next week. The expectation is students will be reading a book at home and completing a calendar activity at least every other day. To be eligible for the draw, students will need 15 days initialed.
CLASSROOM CLEAN UP
To avoid a huge load coming home on the last day of school, students will start bringing home their work next week. By the last week, they should just have their supplies in their desk. Please be sure to let them know if they can donate their scissors, rulers etc. Thanks to everyone who has already sent in supplies. I know they'll be greatly appreciated.
Fun Day is Tuesday, June 28. In the morning, students will be outside rotating through activity stations. At about ten, they'll return to classrooms for a snack generously donated by the PAC and then complete the circuit and foot races between recess and lunch. Parents are welcome to come watch and cheer the children on. Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather.
Starting at noon, Mrs. Hassall's class will be joining us for a movie and sundae party. Our plan is to have an inside 'picnic' and watch the first part of the movie. Then we'll take a break for some movement and a build-your-own-sundae buffet before watching the end of the movie.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school is Wednesday June 29. We'll finish the day with a school assembly at 10:45 and dismiss at noon.