Week 35 Updates

May 9-13, 2016

“Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

Happy Mother's Day :)

I hope you enjoyed the adorable gift made with love by your child. May today and everyday be filled with joy and laughters! :) I would also like to thank the supermoms who stayed for 2 hours to help me with Open House preparation on Thursday. My classroom would not have been so beautiful and organized without you. Thank you to all the families who took the time to visit your child's classroom. I knew C22Heroes were very proud to show you their work.

There are only 4 weeks left of school. I'm going to make every school day count for C22 Heroes. We hope that you will also be able to join us at the kindergarten graduation. Please read below for ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS regarding the last field trip and kindergarten graduation! You may click on the Principal's Message for other important dates and events.

Cabrillo Aquarium Field Trip

Wednesday, May 11th, 8:45am-2pm

3720 Stephen M White Drive


*Please have your child to wear their Field shirt or red shirt so it's easier for the adults to spot them. It may be a good idea to have your child to bring a light jacket on the day of.

*Please send your child to the classroom anytime from 8:25-8:45am. They DO NOT go to the playground as we need to prepare them for the field trip. We must prepare and leave with the school bus on time!

*Please prepare disposable lunch sack with your child's name on it.

Memorial Day- No School

Monday, May 30th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

School will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Kindergarten Graduation

Thursday, June 2nd, 9-10:30am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA


Dress Code: Free dress, but all clothing must adhere to the school dress code. No spaghetti straps, open-toed shoes, etc.

Please drop off your child to the classroom between 8:25-8:45. Students do not go on the playground. Then you may want to head down to the blacktop to get a good spot!

Since it is a short day, most parents choose to take their child to brunch/lunch after the celebration ceremony. Please remember to sign your child out at the office after the ceremony if he/she will be leaving school early. PLEASE let me know by email or a note if you DO NOT plan to leave with your child after the ceremony. The list will help me to gather the group of students and make sure they return to the classroom with me!

Sequence of Event

1. Kindergarten celebration ceremony in the morning

2. After the ceremony, we will return to the classroom to hand out report cards.

3. Families can go back down to enjoy the celebration breakfast (THE ROOM PARENTS WILL SEND OUT INFORMATION LATER REGARDING THE POTLUCK BREAKFAST)!

Last Day of School

Thursday, June 2nd, 8:45am-1:30pm

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Dismissal is at 1:25pm!

Principal's Message

Star of the Day

What: Each student will take turn being the STAR OF THE DAY

Why: -to provide each child an opportunity to share about himself/herself

-to make each child to feel valued (it's THEIR day!)

-to build confidence doing presentation in front of peers

How: All students will be given 3 weeks to work on a poster with fun facts about himself/herself. Then going in number order, each student will take turn being the Star of the Day and present the poster. A handout with requirements and helpful sentence frames was sent home two weeks ago.

When: We will start the presentation beginning the week of April 18. You have the option to bring in the project before the 3 weeks deadline. The child can also bring in the poster on the day that he/she is the star of the day. :)

5/9: Student 6

5/10: Student 5

5/12: Student 4

5/13: Student 3

5/16: Student 2

5/17: Student 1

5/18: Student 11

5/19: Student 7

Please check your email if you need an extra handout. It's already been shared with you.


1) Better Chinese Online Account

Please CONTINUE to have your child work on Better Chinese reading as part of their daily homework. This is a very valuable resource the school has purchased to help parents in supporting Mandarin learning at home. Once you log-in, you will see the assignment under "Assignment Messages". If you only have access to an iPad, you may download a free application called Puffin Web Browser and it shall allow you to access the BC account.

2) Khan Academy- OPTIONAL

Please take advantage of Khan Academy as it is a great resource for your child to practice math skills taught in class or challenge with more math concepts. If your child answer more questions correctly, the website will adapt and give harder problems. It will also make the problems easier if the child is struggling with answering them. After enrolling your child to my "class", I will also be able to see his/her progress. If you need specific recommendations or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the "add a coach" field, please enter class code 78TY9E

3) Class Instagram and Facebook

Please follow our class on social media to get a glimpse of C22Heroes in actions! It's also another way to connect with one another. You may also share it with friends and family members. :)