News From Miss Mays

Week of: May 2, 2016

Important Information

Take Note!


Our mClass End of the Year Assessments begin this week! The window for our testing will remain open, when we track back in. I highly recommend working with your child over the break. This will be their last opportunity to show growth prior to 1st grade! Although testing will be happening throughout the day, Wednesday, May 4th will be our class' day to be tested on the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) measures. Please do all you can to make sure you child is at school, unless of course they are sick.

At the beginning of the year, a mClass parent letter was sent home briefly explaining the portions of the test. For a refresher click the link to our class webpage to find this document under the HOMEWORK & RESOURCES page. It wouldn't allow me to link a document file on this newsletter! :)


  • Thank you again to ALL our AMAZING chaperones!!! I can't even express how wonderful you all were with every aspect of the day! The kids had a blast and I know will be talking about this trip for the rest for the school year and so on. I'm so grateful!
  • Also, a big thank to as well to ALL my parents/guardians! The day went on without a flaw thanks to everyone keeping up with all the handouts/reminders coming home.

Lunch Menu Recall

There was a recall on all chicken products used in the cafeteria within Wake County. Any item on the menu, that contains chicken, will not be served until further notice.

EOG Proctors


With testing right around the corner it is time to get prepared. Please help your HGES testing team and sign up to volunteer as an EOG testing Proctor. Training is mandatory to ensure the Testing Code of Ethics. The attached link will give you all the information that is needed for both training dates and volunteer times that are needed. Please remember that HGES is one of the largest schools in Wake County - we need many of volunteers to help our testing to run smoothly.

EOG Proctor Sign Up Link

Memorable Day Celebration

We will be tracked out, but you are more than welcome to come!!! The deadline to submit names is May 20th. Remember to also fill in the Google Form with YOUR service members submissions! The link to the form is below.

HGES Memorial Day Celebration Flyer

End of the Year Program

Our end of the year kindergarten celebration will be on Tuesday, June 28th. More information and specific times will be decided on as the date gets closer and I will pass that information on. Plan for mid-morning to early afternoon with a picnic lunch.

Things to Remember

School Hours

Please be considerate of our school hours. Students are not to arrive, in the classroom, prior to 8:45. There is also no signing out students past 3:00pm.

Red Folders

It is crucial that someone is checking your child's Red Folder, daily! Important information can easily be missed when this is not happening. The behavior chart should be signed on a daily basis as well.

Personal Items

If you haven't already, send in your child's extra clothing (seasonal appropriate), headphones/earbuds, and personal books, for their book bins.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Time: 12:20-12:50

It's best to arrive 5-10 minutes before our assigned lunch time. You can wait for us near the cafeteria or front office. Please have them lined up, with the class, by 12:50.

Lunch Bunch Sign Up Genius Link

Miss Mays' Website

Check out our updated class website! It's still under construction, but a great resource nonetheless. Due to copyright laws, you need will need a password to access the ball word page. Password: hgeskinder

Weekly Specials and Important Upcoming Dates

This Week: 5/2/2016

  • mClass End of Year Assessments begin
  • Staff Appreciation Week

Monday- Music

Tuesday- P.E.

Wednesday- Computer

  • Donuts with Dad
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due

Thursday- Science

Friday- Spanish

  • Book Buddies
  • Fun Friday

Coming up:

MAY 11- Muffins with Mom

MAY 11- Track Out

MAY 14- Letterland at Pullen Park

JUNE 28- Kindergarten End of the Year Program

Although we are using and practicing many standards, on a daily basis (so many it's impossible to list them all). Above, are the standards we have a main focus on this week.
Common Core Standards

Interested in learning more about the Common Core and the skills that students need to succeed?

Letterland Day at Pullen Park

Saturday, May 14th, 10am-4pm

408 Ashe Avenue

Raleigh, NC

Kindergarten End of the Year Program

Tuesday, June 28th, 9am

1451 Avent Ferry Road

Holly Springs, NC

Our exact time is still TBA!!!