Emily's Update 9-12-19

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:15 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Dress Up For Biomes Tomorrow

Tomorrow is our annual Biome Fashion Show.  We will show off our gear for the mountains, ocean, wetlands, tropical forest, temperate forest (our own biome), desert, grasslands or polar regions.  Shop your closets and see what you can find!  Kids can wear their outfits or bring them in their backpacks.  Props are also ok – guidebooks, sunglasses, and anything not too precious or fragile.  As always, dressing up is optional but fun.


Placemats and Silverware, Please

We are working on our lunchtime grace and courtesy.  Needless to say, eating utensils and placemats are a big part of this!  Placemats let children set out their lunches on a neat, well defined space, keep crumbs under control, and make lunchtime and snack more pleasant and hygienic for everyone.  And eating applesauce looks so much nicer with a spoon!  Please make sure that your child brings any needed cutlery and a cloth placemat (or a nice dish towel or cloth napkin) in their lunch box every day.  If a borrowed place mat made its way home, send it back our way and we’ll put it back in rotation. 


Backpack Check: Spelling Begins

Students who participated in our spelling program last year will have new word lists sent home on Friday.  We’ll roll out spelling for the rest of our students later in the year, as children are ready. 


Head Check

A parent has asked that I spread the word… Her child had signs of a very preliminary case of lice that could have been picked up from (or spread to) our classroom.  Contact the office with any louse control questions or updates.   

One Mission, One Vision, One School, One Community
The year is just beginning and it is a great time to build great habits!  Being in school, on time, everyday is important. Good attendance is strongly linked to academic, social, and emotional success.


We believe that students and families that feel they are included in the school community are more likely to show up consistently


We believe that good attendance will allow your child to fully contribute to and fully benefit from the classroom community. 


We believe good attendance will not only build strong academics, but also build strong socially and emotionally capable humans.


Thank you for learning and growing with us!


Class Facebook Page

            We like to share photos and anecdotes from the classroom on a private Facebook page.  We only admit parents to the group.  If you’d like to invite a grandparent or relative, please let me know by email and we will add them to the group.