Miss Butz's Class Newsletter

October 26 - 30

Enjoy your fall break!

Thank you so much for joining me for parent/teacher conferences! It was nice to be able to talk to all of you about your child's progress. If you ever have any questions about your child's progress, please don't hesitate to ask. I am more than happy to share what I am seeing here at school. Everyone is making progress so far and I am sure you will be blown away by how much your child will learn and grow by the end of the kindergarten!

I need to say a HUGE thank you to all of the parents that were able to help chaperone our field trip. It was a beautiful day and I think the kids really enjoyed it! I know I had a great time and enjoyed the enthusiasm of our guide, Mr. Charlie. Thanks again for your help on the trip!

I hope you all enjoy the fall break. Enjoy the extra time with your child(ren)! If you are traveling or staying at home, stay safe and have fun!

Important Dates

October 12 - 23: Fall Break

No school. Enjoy the two week break from school.



October 26 - November 6: Red Ribbon Weeks

A flyer came home on Thursday. Dress up days will be the week of November 2-6. See below for more details.

October 26-30: Student Council Smencil Sale

Our SC student council is raising money to help raise money to get a buddy bench for our school playground.

October 29th: No Tricks Just Treats

This is for all Franklin Township elementary students at Franklin Central High School. It is from 5-7pm. Read the bright orange flyer sent home this week for details.

October 29th: Books and Breakfast for K-2 Students starting at 8am

A note came home today (Friday) about it.

Now - October 30th: Civic League Coat Drive

Send in new or gently used (no rips, broken zippers, or missing buttons) winter coats of all sizes to help needy families in Franklin Township stay warm this winter.

Tuesday, November 10th: Picture Retakes Day

If you want your child to get retakes, today is the day to get them.

PTO Spirit Day @ The Gymnastics Company

Sunday, Oct. 11th, 1-2:30pm

5311 Commerce Circle

Indianapolis, IN

More details coming home soon...


Any child who participates in 4 out of the 5 dress days will earn a bookmark!

*Monday, Nov. 2nd: Wear red! “It’s Red Ribbon Week!”

*Tuesday, Nov. 3rd: Wear Hats! “Hats Off to Being Bully and Drug Free!.”

*Wednesday, Nov. 4th: Dress like a superhero! “I have the power to be bully and drug free!”

*Thursday, Nov. 5th: Crazy Hair! “I’m crazy about being bully and drug free!”

*Friday, Nov. 6th: Fancy Friday! “I’m too fancy for bullying and drugs!”

Learning This Week!

Literacy Focus:

Story: Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Sounds are Everywhere!

Letter Sound: /n/

Phonemic Awareness Skills: rhyming, syllables, beginning sounds, ending sounds, segmenting words (saying all sounds in words, ex. dog -- /d/ /o/ /g/)

Reading Skills: asking and answering questions, key details (using illustrations and text), main idea, making connections, visualizing

Sight Word: and

Math Focus:

Domino Concentration Game, Monster Squeeze Game, Measurement with Objects, Pocket Problems

Writing Focus:

Seasonal Writing - Halloween

Science Focus:

Where Things Are and How Things Move

Social Studies Focus:



Remember that BOOK-IT pizza forms are due at the end of each month. You reading to your child OR your child reading to you counts! Just fill up the 16 slices of pizza, sign it, have your child sign it, and send it in! I will send home a personal pizza certificate for your child if you have reached the goal.


Monday: Library*

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym (rotates each week)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Gym -- Wear your gym shoes!!

*Please note that your child can NOT check out a new book unless the book is returned on our library day on Monday. If you send it in late, then he/she has to wait until the next Monday to check out another book.

Learning at Home -- Sounding Out Words

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*Dismissal is at 3:50pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day. We dismiss at 3:20pm.