Well, this is
it! Here we are—the last week of school for your kindergartner…It seems like
just yesterday that you were letting go of their tiny little hands and leaving
them with us for the first time.
AMAZING year we have had together! We have covered a lot of material and
participated in many exciting activities and projects. Your children have grown
physically, socially, emotionally and academically. Catherine and I are proud
of each child for their hard work and many accomplishments this year. We can
honestly say we have learned as much from your children as they have learned
Elli, Gita, Imogen, Isaac, Kyle, Mateo, Miles, Noah, Penelope, Peter, Ruby, Zac
and Zoe have brought immeasurable joy and happiness to our classroom. Catherine
and I are so fortunate to have had such a wonderful group of students this
year. Our friends and family often laugh at us when we refer to your children
as “my kids.” They have all touched our lives in very positive and rewarding
As much as we
don’t want to think about giving them that final hug on the last day of school,
we know that we must. We will miss every one of “our kids” with the whole of
our hearts and we thank you for sharing your precious children with us.
Please do keep
in touch for many, many years to come.
Bolts for our last week:
This week we
will have our last library class. Please remember to send your child with
his/her library books on Monday. If your child has any outstanding books,
we will notify you via email and ask that any missing books be replaced.
your child to school with a labeled brown paper bag or reusable grocery bag by Tuesday morning.
We will finally be sending home all of that work you have been
wondering about! Be on the look out for some "memory box" worthy
Writer's Workshop stories as well as some "frame worthy" beginning
and end of the year self-portraits.
we will be taking our kindergarteners to McLaren Park for a picnic and fun
outdoor activities. We will leave school by 9:30 AM and plan to
return by 12:30 PM. We will be eating both snack and lunch at the park, so
we ask that you send your child to school with a disposable snack and lunch on
this day. Choice Lunch will need to be cancelled. Additionally, we
ask that your child come prepared with sunscreen, layered clothing, and
We will have
our Spring Celebration on Wednesday afternoon in the gym across the
street. The entrance to the gym is located on Goettingen St. (parallel to Alta
Vista). Your children will stay with us in the classroom until the
performance, scheduled for 4:00 PM.
Our end of the
year celebration will also be held in the gym on Friday morning.
Students should arrive to school no later than 9:30 AM on this day.
We will have our final classroom morning meeting before the ceremony, scheduled
to begin at 10:00 AM. Once you drop your child off, we recommend that you
head over to the gym to save yourself a seat. Coffee and refreshments will be
your children wear "fancy but casual" clothing for both events.
forward to a wonderful week with our soon to be 1st graders!