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Sophie Koshland ("Miss Sophie")
Simone Busuttil ("Miss Simone")
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June 19, 2017


Dear Junior Kindergarten Families,

Simone and I cannot believe we are headed into the last week of school! The Junior Kindergartners have been so busy exploring the world through maps, visiting the SF MoMA and writing up a storm, it is difficult to believe that the end of the year has come.

In this last week of school, students will have many opportunities to reflect upon how they have grown as students, friends, and community members. Excitingly we will have multiple opportunities to celebrate the end to such an incredible year. On Tuesday, the JK will host Portfolio Day! Together we will we enjoy a picnic in the park and share in our students' remarkable accomplishments.

We will also remember our favorite moments of JK, as well as consider our hopes for the summer and next school year. And finally on Thursday, we will end the day with an Appreciation Circle, allowing students an opportunity to consider their academic achievements, to cherish their friendships, and to honor the caring community they became in Junior Kindergarten.

Thank you for your everlasting support. We are so grateful to have spent this year with you and your children. This class is truly remarkable, certainly one we will never forget.

With love,

Sophie and Simone


*Please note: All library books must be returned to school. Any outstanding books will be billed for replacement.

Mark Your Calendar


Tuesday, June 20th (12:00pm-3:15pm): Portfolio Day!

JK Portfolio Day! (Tuesday June 20th)

Please join our JK Portfolio Day on Tuesday, June 20th at noon. This day will be a celebration of the hard work our students have put into their Junior Kindergarten year. At 12:00pm we will head to the park for a picnic and recess play. Then around 2:00pm, we will return to school to share a collection of work from the school year, present videos of our Rube Goldberg presentations, and watch a slideshow documenting our fun together. Please mark your calendars for this date. We look forward to celebrating our year with all of you!

Friday, June 23rd (9:00am~11:00pm): Last Day of School! Moving Up Ceremony

Please read the following details carefully:


Please arrive NO LATER than 9:00am on Friday, June 23rd. Your child will be dropped off to the JK Classroom, and you will head to the Gym to secure seats for the Moving Up Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served in the Gym.

The Moving Up Ceremony begins promptly at 10am, and will last approximately an hour.

Students will be dismissed from the gym to return to our classroom. You will pick your child up from our classroom directly following the ceremony. Hugs, photos, and teary goodbyes are likely at this point, if not sooner. We will send you home with your child’s certificate and special bead, commemorating this fantastic year. Please reach out with any questions.


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