MJS Kinder Press
December 7th, 2015 - Week 13
Kindergarten Nativity Play
Ginger Bread House-Making Event - Friday, December 11th, 2015
A wonderland of candy, frosting and gingerbread pieces will be magically assembled at this special event. Long tables will be set up to accommodate parent (Dad's are welcome!) and child pairings. We are allocating 40 minutes for each child to make their own gingerbread house. The class schedule is listed below:
8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. - Mrs. Heupler's class
8:40 a.m .to 9:20 a.m. - Mrs. Hale's class
9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Mrs. Agundez's class
We request each child have a a parent, grandparent, or family friend join in the fun and help build a gingerbread house with your kindergartner. If you, a grandparent or family friend are unable to participate, please send a note to your homeroom teacher by Thursday, December 10th, so other arrangements can be made for your child.
The Mothers' Luncheon is scheduled for the same day of the event (11:30 a.m. in the gym) so our suggestion would be to wear clothing that can withstand the test of gingerbread house-making! We'll have some aprons available to use on the day of this event for anyone who will be attending our event in Mothers' Luncheon attire.
If other arrangements need to be made for a different class start time than noted, please contact Mrs. Heupler at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if we can accommodate your request.
SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events
Please meet in Mrs. Heupler's classroom for this event at your assigned time.
8:00 a.m. - Mrs. Heupler's class
8:40 a.m. - Mrs. Hale's class
9:20 a.m. - Mrs. Agundez's class
Friday, December 11th - Mothers' Christmas Luncheon
11:30 a.m. in the Gym
Friday, December 18th - Christmas Prayer Service
9:10 a.m. in the gym
Friday, December 18th - Half Day Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
Beginning of Christmas Break and Extended Care will be open.
Monday, January 4th - First Day of School after Christmas Vacation.
Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Day - No School - Extended Care Closed
Thursday, January 28th - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Children's Hunger Fund at 8:15 a.m.
Friday, February 12th - Grandparents and Special Friends Day at Mayfield. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This week in math we began learning the skill of joining two groups of numbers or addition. We started with hands-on learning by joining items and then counting to see how many were in all. For example we had girls wearing yellow dresses in one group and girls wearing blue in another. Then we joined the groups by having them all step into a hula hoop to see how many there were in all. On paper we wrote number sentences like 2 and 3 is 5.
We have been learning about the first Christmas, culminating with the production of the Nativity Play last Friday. The children are making their own shoebox nativities in the classroom and are memorizing this verse from the Bible which sums up the significance of Christmas:
For God so loved the world that He gave His Son, that whoever believes shall have eternal life. John 3:16
This week we are introducing a new SUPERKIDS character, Fritz, who loves to go fishing. The children are continuing to work on their beginning and ending sounds in language arts.
Eva Borncamp - December 10th/Mrs. Agundez's class
Frederik Larsen - December 14th/Mrs. Hale's class
Sophia Mills - December 15th/Mrs. Hale's class
Allie Charvat - December 17th/Mrs. Heupler's class
Tucker Conn - December 18th/Mrs. Heupler's class
Ave Maria Vargas - December 30th/Mrs. Agundez's class
Ryan Chen - December 31st/Mrs. Agundez's class
MJS Toy Drive
In the words of Deacon Fausto of St. Andrew's Church, "For many children, this is the only gift they will receive."
We have included some suggestions from our Director of Religion, Susan Hubert:
"Some needed gifts are soccer balls, basketballs, board games, and toys of any variety up to about age 15. Anything is welcome and all gifts are distributed to needy local families who sign up and wait in line to receive gifts for their children.
Thank you for your generosity and for blessing the many children who would otherwise not receive any gifts at Christmas. We are truly blessed to have the honor to share from our own blessings."
Shoebox Nativity Scene
Each morning, 7th Graders are out in force to assist students exiting vehicles in the carpool line on South Euclid Avenue. We wanted to pass along a "gentle reminder" to all kindergarten parents that turning left onto South Euclid Avenue from Del Mar Boulevard is not allowed.