# MJS Kinder Press

## SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 28th - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Children's Hunger Fund at 8:15 a.m.

Friday, January 29th - International Heritage Fair - See Below For Details.

Friday, February 12th - Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day at Mayfield. Event Time is between 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th - Winter Break - Extended Care open

Monday, February 22nd - Classes Resume

THURSDAY, March 3rd - Kindergarten Field Trip to the LA Zoo - Time TBD

Tuesday, March 8th - Kindergarten Trip to the Pasadena Humane Society - Time TBD

Friday, March 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Extended Care Open

Tuesday, March 22nd - Kindergarten Washing of the Feet Event - 8:15 a.m. (After All-School Morning Prayer)

Thursday, March 24th - Holy Thursday - Stations of the Cross in the gym at 8:30 a.m. Half-Day Schedule - Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. Extended Care Open.

Friday, March 25th - Good Friday - No School - Extended Care Open.

Friday, March 25th through Sunday, April 3rd - Easter Vacation Week - No School -
Extended Care Open

Monday, April 4th - Classes Resume

Tuesday, April 26th - Noah's Ark Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 27th - Noah's Ark Play - Final Performance

## JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

January 2nd/Olivia Pena - Mrs. Hale's class
January 4th/Delano Rock - Mrs. Hale's class
January 10th/Jackie Zsao - Mrs. Hale's class
January 15th/Aviana Huizar - Mrs. Agundez's class
January 15th/Kadyn Chung - Mrs. Heupler's class
January 19th/Alexandra Mason - Mrs. Heupler's class

## KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Math- This week in math we worked with decomposing numbers. This involves finding different ways to make a number. For example: 5=2+3; 5=4+1; 5=5+0. We also learned that you can write a number sentence in different ways and it is still true. For example 2+2=4 and 4=2+2. We'll continue practicing these skills next week.

Religion- We have been studying the miracles of Jesus during religion. The first miracle Jesus performed was turning the water into wine at a wedding. It was only the beginning of many moments of provision, healing and wonder.

Language Arts - All of the SUPERKIDS friends have been introduced to kindergarten and now the group will form a club. We finished revisiting with the SUPERKIDS characters at the end of last week when we worked on the "US" workbook.

## International Heritage Fair Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed: January 29

Mosaic Month is a beautiful celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in our community and we rely on our parent volunteers to help make it happen. The culminating event is the International Heritage Fair on Friday, January 29th. If you are interested in either creating a cultural table for the fair or in helping out behind the scenes, please contact Ms. Myvonwynn Hopton at mhopton@mayfieldjs.org as soon as possible. Thank you!

## CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND FIeld Trip - Thursday, January 28th

On Thursday, January 28th, the kindergartners will visit the Children's Hunger Fund located in Sylmar, CA. We are scheduled to be at this facility at 9:00 a.m. for our appointment. Since we will be at the Children's Hunger Fund during our morning snack time, MJS will supply a snack for the entire grade. The snack will consist of graham crackers and water for each child with the exception of any child with food allergies. For those children, please provide a separate snack in a brown paper bag for your child.

A Hold Harmless agreement for children and adults is required to visit the Children's Hunger Fund. The link to access the Hold Harmless agreement form is listed below for your convenience. We will need all signed forms returned to your child's classroom by Monday, January 25th.

If you are a driver or passenger planning to attend this field trip, please report to Mrs. Agundez's classroom at 8:00 a.m the morning of the field trip for further instructions. While Mrs. Agundez is briefing the parents joining us on the field trip, the students will attend outdoor morning prayer with the entire school and we will leave shortly after morning prayer has concluded.

CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT FORM

## NEW FEATURE - Kindergarten Faith Corner

Each week we will include religious and spiritual information our readers may draw on for inspiration as kindergarten parents.

"I can act in loving ways." Kindergarten Promise magazine

Mercy Challenge- Bishop David O'Connell invites all the people of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region to take up the Mercy Challenge. The challenge is to intentionally do one Corporal or Spiritual Work of Mercy every day during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Here are some of the Corporal Works of Mercy:
• Feed the Hungry
• Give drink to the thirsty
• Clothe the naked

Here are some of the Spiritual Works of Mercy:

• Instruct the ignorant (to share knowledge)
• Counsel the doubtful (to give advice to those who need it)
• Admonish the sinner (to give correction to those who need it)

These are simple acts of Mercy each of us can strive for in our daily lives.