MJS Kinder Press

March 14th, 2016 - Week 27

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Hair Color Groupings!

KINDERGARTEN USED TOWEL DRIVE - Friday, March 11th, 2016

Thank you to all of the kindergarten parents, caregivers and grandparents for donating towels to our special project, the Pasadena Humane Society! We are still accepting towels through Wednesday morning. You can drop off your towel in a red bucket outside of the front office or bring them to kindergarten any time through Wednesday morning of this week.

HOME PHOTO DEADLINE - Friday, March 18th

WE NEED A PHOTO OF YOUR HOME OR RESIDENCE!

Every spring the children work on a special art project with Mrs. Ireland that requires a photo of their home or residence . Each child in kindergarten will need a photo for this project.

You can either email a photo to Mrs. Ireland (pireland@mayfieldjs.org) or provide a hard copy version of your home in your child's folder. We will deliver all photos to Mrs. Ireland once received.

Feel free to take a picture of your residence on your cell phone, iPad or camera and send it to Mrs. Ireland. Please contact your child's teacher should you have any questions about our request.

Kindergartners and Lucky Charms For St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Kindergarten will not be participating in the all-school snack bar scheduled for this Thursday, March 17th, or as it is also known as St. Patrick's Day. Instead, we will be completing a special St. Patrick's Day activity in class that will include the use of Lucky Charms cereal for our group of students.

SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 17th, - St. Patrick's Day - Students can wear St. Patrick's Day accessories to school on this day.

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.

UPDATE - Friday, March 25th Through Sunday, April 3rd - Easter Vacation Week - No School -
Extended Care Open on 03/29, 03/30, 03/31 and 04/01. Extended Care will be closed on Easter Monday, March 28th.

Monday, April 4th - Classes Resume


Thursday, April 21st - Kindergarten's Fathers' Feast - Morning Event/Time TBD - In the HPAC.


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!


Tuesday, May 10th - Kindergarten Trip To Olvera Street In Downtown Los Angeles - Time TBD

Humane Society Representative To Visit Morning Prayer !

On Wednesday, March 16th at our All-School morning prayer session (8:00 a.m.), the kindergarten group will be presenting gifts and donated items to the Pasadena Humane Society. The children worked very hard to make cat beds, cat toys, and dog biscuits in last week's rotations and they did a great job of collecting towels for the Used Towel Drive. A Pasadena Humane Society Representative will join us for the presentation during morning prayer to receive all of the gifts and donations from the kindergartners.

Thank you to all of the parents, family and friends who helped us work on the special gifts we plan to give to the Pasadena Humane Society. The Humane Society Representative will visit with the kindergartners after morning prayer has concluded.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

March 10th/Akira Tsuda - Mrs. Hale's class
March 13th/Bobby Clougherty - Mrs. Agundez's class
March 23rd/Jack Michelson - Mrs. Agundez's class
March 28th/Collin Neumayer - Mrs. Hale's class

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Math- In math this week we began learning about sorting. We defined it as putting things in groups where they belong. One child said it was "like organizing socks"! :) We also learned that you can sort by attributes, such as: shape, color, size, or kind. We did lots of hands-on sorting as we got in to groups based on our hair color, uniform color, eye color, or kind (boys/girls and food groups).

Religion- During religion this week, we will be learning about the Trinity. We will use St. Patrick's example of the shamrock to teach about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, three in one.

Guidance- Dr. Pannell defined teamwork for the kindergartners in her lesson last week. The children practiced the concept of cooperation by making shapes with their bodies in a group.

Language Arts- The kindergartners are finished working on Letter "W" and will move onto Letters "K and Q" this week in class. For the letter "W", the SuperKids discussed traveling to make-believe planets that had names such as the "Hot Planet" and "Planet Wump".
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KINDERGARTEN FAITH CORNER

"Take this and share among yourselves; for I tell you [that] from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes. " Luke 22. 17-18

This week's Sunday Gospel will address Holy Week, how Jesus spent his last days before his death and the Gospel will also cover his resurrection to a new life. Holy Week celebrates the new life of Jesus and building Christian community.

Pope Francis has proclaimed this the "Year of Mercy" and we can all live by Jesus' example of showing love and compassion to the downtrodden and oppressed.

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 Works of Mercy:
  • Feed the Hungry


Spiritual Works 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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Tallest to Smallest Height Lesson In Class!

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