MJS Kinder Press

February 1st, 2016 - Week 21

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Welcome To International Day In Kindergarten!

Kindergarten Quote of the Week:

A kindergartner's response to why kindergartners speak more loudly when wearing headphones:

"So you can hear me!"

SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 10th - Ash Wednesday Services - In the Gym at 9:10 a.m.

Friday, February 12th
- Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day at Mayfield. Event Time is between 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 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 All School Dress Rehearsal - Time TBD

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

Wednesday, May 4th - Kindergarten Mother's Tea-

1:30 p.m. in the HPAC - All Kindergarten Mothers welcome!


-February 15th/Lucas Almanzan Hunter - Mrs. Hale's class
-February 19th/Louis Tanaka - Mrs. Heupler's class
-February 20th/James Francis - Mrs. Agundez's class
-February 25th/ Jude Suguitan - Mrs. Heupler's class


Kindergarten report cards were mailed home at the end of last week. Please contact your child's teacher if you do not receive a report card in the mail by the end of this week.


Math- This week in math we learned about place value and how to compose numbers 11-16. Using 10 as a base, we added on ones to make numbers. For example 10+1=11 or 10+2=12. We'll continue practicing these skills next week.

Religion- At Mayfield, we try to support each other during the important steps of a child's spiritual development. We created banners last week to encourage the second graders who will be making the Sacrament of First Reconciliation this week.

Language Arts- We have finished working on letter "R" and will begin working on letter "N" in our SUPERKIDS workbook. The children are learning about clubhouses and how the SUPERKIDS characters are working together to form a group of friends.


A BIG "thank you" to all of the parents and caregivers who joined us for the Children's Hunger Fund Field trip last week. We appreciated your efforts to seal bags of rice, macaroni and beans and make it fun for the students! The students had a great time as they learned about feeding the hungry.


Send a Love Gram to your sweetheart today!

And Cupid will deliver it on Valentine’s Day!

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue,

Send your crush a Love Gram

To Show your love is true.

A Valentine's Day tradition of giving students LOVE GRAMS will begin this week. This event is a fundraiser for local charities and the entire event is managed by the 8th grade class. The attached link includes the LOVE GRAM form parents can fill out to send nice messages and a treat to your child. Sometimes students will send LOVE GRAMS to their friends by completing a form and choosing a treat for the child. Your kindergartner may suggest sending a Love Gram to his or her 6th Grade K-Pal friend as a nice gesture of appreciation!

There are other options besides sweet treats to choose from so look over the form carefully to see what suits your needs as parents. The 8th graders will deliver the kindergarten LOVE GRAMS to each classroom before Valentine's Day to be distributed by each teacher. The kindergartners will bring their LOVE GRAMS home in sealed bags to open up and enjoy with their parents.

Feel free to make multiple copies of the LOVE GRAM form if you would like to send more than one LOVE GRAM. Remember to fill out your child's or another student's name and homeroom (e.g. Mrs. Hale or KJH) to make sure the LOVE GRAMS are delivered to the correct recipient. We also recommend placing LOVE GRAMS in an sealed envelope with the amount due when sending LOVE GRAMS back to school.

ALL LOVE GRAMS are due by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 2016. Each classroom will have an envelope hanging on the wall labeled LOVE GRAMS if families would like to drop off LOVE GRAM orders by February 5th.



For rotations this Friday, Mrs. Hale will be making Valentine's boxes with the kindergartners. Thank you to all of the children who brought in their foil-covered shoe box for this Friday's activities. If you have not brought in your shoe box yet, we will need it by Wednesday, February 3rd.

Valentine's Cards:

We would ask our parents to send in Valentine's cards for the entire class. Please look for instructions from each teacher as to how to address the cards (To and From information) for the students. Teachers will be sending out a separate note directly to the class or it will be sent through the room parent regarding how Valentine's cards should be addressed to each student in the class. Look for next week's Tic Tac Toe Sheet which will also have instructions on how to complete Valentine's Day cards for kindergarten.

All Valentine's cards should be delivered to the classroom by Wednesday, February 10th. Please have your child bring a bag to class with the Valentine's Day items in the bag. We will celebrate Valentine's Day in each classroom on Thursday, February 11th, 2016.


"Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch." Luke 5.1-11

This week's Sunday Gospel will address the story of Jesus' catch of fish and how this one act of kindness prompts Jesus' new friends to go out and gather people into God's family. Jesus' message is about love, friendship and trust.

Mercy Challenge- In keeping with the spirit of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, we encourage our parents to think about the following Works of Mercy during the upcoming week:

Corporal Work of Mercy:
  • Give drink to the thirsty

Spiritual Work of Mercy:

  • Instruct the ignorant (to share knowledge)

These are simple acts of Mercy each of us can strive for in our daily lives.
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On Friday, February 5th, kindergarten will celebrate Chinese New Year with several parents who have gracioiusly offered to host events in Mrs. Heupler's and Mrs. Agundez's classrooms during Friday rotations. If anyone else is interested in sharing cultural traditions and practices representing Chinese New Year with the kindergarten group, please contact your classroom teacher who will put you in contact with Mrs. Mindy Klarin (mother of James in KAH) who is organizing this event for the grade. We would like to finalize all plans by Wednesday, February 3rd and ask our parents to contact their child's kindergarten teacher by this date if you would like to participate in this fun event!

Please contact any of the kindergarten teachers should you choose to bring in an item or food dish that would represent your family's way of celebrating Chinese New Year. Due to food allergies in the grade, we ask that food items suggested for this celebration are cleared by the teaching staff no later than Wednesday, February 3rd. We are excited to share this holiday with our families and look forward to learning new things about Chinese New Year!

International Day in Kindergarten!

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Japan Is a Great Country! Konnichi-wa!

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My Name is...In Japanese!

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Japanese Food Is Yummy! Eating With Chopsticks!

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Kindergartners Hard At Work At The Children's Hunger Fund!

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A Hungarian Lass Wearing Her Mother's Apron From Childhood!

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So Many Bags Of Macaroni...Oh My!

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Kindergartner Workers Are The BEST!

Parent Reader Time!

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Having Fun With Mom During Parent Reader Time!