Ms. Vanessa's Biweekly Class Update

for the weeks of 5/27 & 6/3


Community Day (and Ms. V's birthday) is June 14th

Both campuses will be coming together on Grant (2/3 will be bussed over) to have a big "Bucket Filling Themed" community building day. Our kiddos will be working together to fill buckets, empty buckets, all things "heart=bucket". Extra lunch volunteers are needed. Contact Christina if you can help out:

CWC Silver Lake Exhibition Night is on June 18th

Mark your calendar for our first school exhibition with art, music and other surprises. It starts at 6pm and will run for about an hour and a half. Plan to bring your child to school, fed, by 5:45pm so that he/she is ready for the performances. It will be at the Assistance League. A lot more details will be available soon.

Volunteers are needed to help hang up art work. Please contact Christina:

Step Up Ceremony, 9am on June 19th

See your child step up. The ceremony starts at 9am. Bring kleenex. We're also working on a class party. Details coming soon.

Donation and beverage items needed for the Gala

If you have any items to donate to the gala, the fundraising committee is in great need. Go here: Gala Site, register to bid and then go to your account to enter a donation item. You can also purchase your tickets to the June 8th event. The event is supposed to raise $65,000 and they need quite a few more items and ticket sales to make this happen. More details under 'Events' below.

They are also looking for donations of beverages here:

The art room is in need of supplies

From the art teachers:

"For the rest of this week we would really appreciate any cleaning supplies, such as wipes, kitchen roll, and liquid soap. Otherwise, would love sharpies if anyone can contribute, and white paper. This could be construction paper, watercolor paper, or 'mixed media' paper which comes in a pad with a blue cover. You can get all these papers at Blick art store."

Support the school, register for

Sign up for and proceeds go to CWCSL. There are tons of retailers to choose from, including ebay, Target, amazon and more. You can even earn the school $.20 per search on yahoo! We are listed under "Citizens of the World" and then look for the Silver Lake option.

Smart Moves--join the class every Friday

Every Friday, join the class to do morning Smart Moves, body puzzles for the mind. It takes place at 8:15-8:25am. Smart Moves is a series of movements that gets the kids ready to sit and concentrate. Quick video below. Come join the fun and spend a little bit of time with your child in class!
Smart Moves 2

Also on Fridays...Spirit Day is every week!

Send your child in something green, grey or white or a CWC t-shirt every Friday.


CWCSL Silent Auction and Gala, Saturday, June 8th

Buy tickets to the upcoming 80's themed Silent Auction and Gala. Tons of totally awesome stuff to bid on. Tickets and more info here: Please try your best to secure two donations for this event. Anything from gift cards from local restaurants to art work. Please check the flyer in your child's homework folder for more info.

Ms. Vanessa's birthday is June 14th

We have a plan, we'll try to get some info out soon, but feel free to mark your calendar so you can wish her a Happy Birthday on June 14th!

Garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th--your items needed

There's a huge garage sale in June at the Assistance League. We need toys, books, clothes (no stains, rips, tears), household items, anything you think could generate some $ for the school. Please contact Michelle Minor to coordinate getting her your gently used items. You can email her at

Exhibition, June 18th

More details at the top of this newsletter. 6pm at the Assistance League. Drop off your child at 5:45pm. Please feed them dinner!

Last day of school, Wednesday, June 19th

There will be a stepping up ceremony at 9am. Our kids will step up on a step to signify moving up to the next class...and there's a balloon archway...ooooh...bring kleenex.

Who to Contact

Our Room Parents

Under the leadership of Ms. Vanessa, our Room Parents are: Christina (Zosia), Laura (Roman), Susan (Colton) and Tamara (Jaffe).

Christina ( helps with: Organizing parent volunteers (i.e. drop off, tutors, clean up, lunches, and mystery reader) and organizing parents nights out and child play dates

Laura ( helps with: Organizing parties for the classroom, translation of the newsletter and co-coordinating field trips

Susan ( helps with: Newsletter, organizing scholastic book orders, and maintaining class wishlist

Tamara ( helps with: Representing our class at Friday Parent Meetings, emailing notes from those meetings to room parents, coordinating Find and Remind, co-coordinating field trips and is our treasurer

Past Updates