Mrs. Hancock's Newsletter

Week of April 27th-May 1st, 2015

28 Days Left...Where did the time go?

As I write this newsletter, I truly can't believe we are down to 28 more days of Kindergarten! It has went by so fast and I can't believe we have to get ready to say Goodbye next month. I want to share with you all the special events so you can make note on your calendar! Of course there will be changes and additions as we go but this will be a good start! As always, any questions please send me a note or email :)

Last Cuddle Up and Read

Friday, May 1st, 8:15-8:45am

1714 Lander Road

Cleveland, OH

This is our last CUDDLE UP AND READ for the school year!! Please let me know if you or a loved one are unable to attend so I can line up a reader for your child!

Lake Farm Park Field Trip

Friday, May 15th, 8:45am-1:45pm

Lake Farm Park

There will be a permission slip coming home today for the field trip. We are looking for TWO volunteers per classroom to attend with us. If you are interested, please send me a note or an email by Monday, May 4th so we can choose volunteers by a lottery. Parents will be notified on May 5th.

Plans for 2015-2016 School Year

As we begin to prepare for next school year, we would like to know your plans regarding your child(ren) for next year. Please take a moment to fill out this form by Friday, May 8th, for each child that you have at Lander Elementary: http://goo.gl/forms/FwzDRGwWEP

More Special Events

May 14th, 2015-

Book Fair Day:

Students may bring in money from home to purchase a book. The book fair is a wonderful and affordable way to build home libraries for summer reading! Parents may volunteer to help at the fair during our Library time – 10:20-11:05!


Junior Achievement Blitz Day!

Specially trained volunteers will be coming to Lander Kindergarten to teach us the Junior Achievement lessons. This will be very fun and we look forward to this event.



May 15, 2015- Field trip to Lake Farm Park.

Our kindergarten classes will be boarding busses and heading to the farm. Students will need to provide a brown bag lunch that day! We will be able to take 2 volunteers only for the trip according to the farm park rules.


May 16, 2015- PTG Color Run!

Join the school community in a 5k or 1 mile walk as a fund raiser for Lander!

Please refer to the literature already sent home for more information.


May 20, 2015- Ident-A-kid will be at Lander to make badges for students.

More information is available on the Lander Website for this event. Many parents purchase the ident-a-kid badges prior to summer.


May 21, 2015- Lander Idol! Our fifth graders will showcase their talents. We look forward to seeing our siblings and neighbors perform!


May 22, 2015- Middle School Vocal Dimensions will perform for us! This is an amazing group of singers and dancers!


May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day- No Class


June 4, 2015- Field Day- Students spend time outside participating in many fun activities planned by Mr. Lanese. This is another wonderful volunteer opportunity. Parents that are willing to help out may contact Mr. Lanese for more information.


June 5, 2015- Regional Library Summer Reading Book Talks! Librarians from Mayfield Library come to Lander to encourage the students to join the summer reading program. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to keep up reading skills throughout the summer. There are many fun ways to earn rewards too!


June 9, 2015- Our final day of Kindergarten. Rick Smith Jr. comes and performs a wonderful magic show for our students.

Lots of Learning Left to Do This Year

Even with just 28 days of school remaining we have lots of learning left to do! We are reviewing our 75 sight words now that they all have been introduced. Please continue to work on sight words at home with the green flash cards that were sent home in January as well as the list shared at the beginning of the year.


In Math: we will be working on addition and subtraction during these last 6 weeks. Students are working on becoming fluent with math facts to 5 (for example: adding 2+1, 4+1, 2+3, etc)


In Reading: we will continue working on reading strategies to continue to grow as readers! Students will be working on our last unit in Fundations as well. We have been introduced to the digraphs (th, sh. ch, wh, ck).


In Science: we are learning about the farm to prepare for our upcoming field trip.


In Writing: we are learning about opinion writing and will finish the year learning about non-fiction informational writing (farm animals).