Ms. Hannah's Class

January 11-15

No AFTERNOON Monday, January 11!

January 11-15

We are starting our new unit! Boxes, Buildings and Roads. This week we will be exploring "What can we do with boxes?" and "What are characteristics of boxes?" If you have cereal boxes or other small boxes that you would like to donate, please bring them into school! Also, please bring a picture of the front of your house! We will be making a 3D map later in the unit of Papillion/LaVista and would love to incorporate your children's homes!


We will read:


  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • Thank You Bear by Greg Foley
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli


Our vote questions (one per day) will be:


  • Have you ever made anything from a box?
  • Have you ever seen a box bigger than you?
  • What shape is a box? (square or triangle)
  • What would you put in a box? (Puppy or pasta)
  • Is a box a flat shape or pop out shape?

Language Group January 11-15

We will make a choice of the shape (circle, heart, triangle) where we will place our picture. We will read the book Wake Up, Wake Up! by Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith and then retell the sequence of animals. We will review the nursery rhymes "Pat-A-Cake", "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe", and "Hickory, Dickory, Dock".

Spring Home Visits/Conferences


Dear Parents,


It’s time to get together and talk about your preschooler’s progress and development. Face to face communication provides a great opportunity for us to build a partnership between home and school. This semester I will be offering the opportunity for home visits. Within our district, a home visit is the preferred method of communication, but if you’d rather, I’m offering parent teacher conferences here at school.


If you choose a home visit, they will take place AT YOUR HOME on over a few different days in February.


If you prefer a conference, they will be AT SCHOOL on Thursday, February 11th.


If neither date works for you and you would like to meet, please email me to set up a date/time.


Please sign up by Thursday, January 14th to secure your time.



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Kindergarten!

Dear Parents: If you have a child who is old enough to attend Kindergarten this next year (they need to be 5 on or before July 31), you will need to complete online enrollment for Kindergarten. Please feel free to do this as soon as possible, as that will allow the District to begin to get a count of the children who will be in Kindergarten in the Fall.


How Do You Enroll?

· All students must be enrolled online.

· Please go to www.plcschools.org

· Click on “Parents” at top right

· On Left side, click on “Enrolling in PLC Schools”

· Then follow Online Enrollment instructions


Kindergarten Round Up Dates will be available after we return from Break. You will be asked to provide current proof of residency at Round Up. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions! Have a restful break and enjoy your family!


Kristy Feden

Supervisor of Early Childhood

kfeden@paplv.org

402-514-3242

Special Attendance...

Dear Parents: We are quickly approaching the end of our first Semester of preschool! If you have a child who will be transitioning to Kindergarten and you are considering any attendance options other than your child’s neighborhood school, it is important that you learn about transfer options. There are specific deadlines for applying for special attendance, and I wanted to share a resource with you, should you desire more information. Go to our District website (www.plcschools.org) and click on the “Parents” button at the top of the screen. Next, click on “Changing a Child’s School or District” on the left-hand side of the screen. You will now see all of the information regarding transfer options. Please note: the preschool team is not involved in the special attendance process. You will need to contact Central Office as indicated on the website should you have further questions. We simply want to make you aware of the deadlines that will quickly approach after we return from Winter Break and provide the website information should you have an interest in this topic.


I hope you and your family have a restful and relaxing Winter Break! We look forward to seeing our preschoolers in 2016! As always, please feel free to contact me with questions regarding early childhood. Sincerely, Kristy Feden, Supervisor of Early Childhood (kfeden@paplv.org/402-514-3242)

Special Parent Training Session on Social Media – January 21

Do you feel like your child knows more about social media then you do? Then this FREE parent workshop is for you. Karen Hasse, a national and local presenter on keeping kids safe while using social media will be the presenter. Karen will provide parents with practical tips for monitoring their child’s social media usage and keeping them safe. In a fun and entertaining way, she will also share her expertise on how to recognize cyberbullying, legal ramifications for inappropriate social media usage and more. The presentation will take place on Thursday, January 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Papillion-La Vista South High School. This FREE parent workshop is sponsored by a grant from the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation.

We Need Your input! Join us for a Strategic Plan Community Forum - January 27

The Board of Education would like to invite staff, parents and community members for a community forum on the Papillion La Vista Community Schools Strategic Plan on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Papillion-La Vista High School. Last year, the Board approved the five goals and action teams have been busy working on the next steps. The purpose of the forum is to update the community on the progress of the goals and collect feedback on future direction. The current goals include:

· Individualized Learning Plans

· Early Childhood

· International Baccalaureate Program

· Student Social and Emotional needs

· World Language

Don’t miss this opportunity to provide your input on the future direction of PLC Schools.

We know this is a very busy time of year but we hope you can make it to the forum. To help us plan an organized evening, please reply to Annette Eyman at 402-537-6200 or email PLCSchoolsCommunications@paplv.org.

Questions??? Email me! hgriffith@paplv.org