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Week of January 29, 2016

PLEASE read all this week....there's A LOT going on!!!

Next week's student of the week is GAGE!

So far we have learned lots of amazing things as we celebrated Jaycee and Wyatt P. I'm loving the amazing posters!

Secret Parent Project....AKA the brown bag project! :)

In your child's folder on Friday, there was a brown bag. Inside the bag is a letter explaining the Secret Parent Project and five die cut hearts. I have done this activity with my classes for many years, and they always ADORE the messages they receive. I have passed out cards from Moms, Dads, Grandparents, pets, toys.....they are just absolutely precious! Please remember to have them returned by next Friday, February 5th. I will put one out on their desk each morning starting Monday, February 8th.

I can't wait to see the kids faces when they receive their love notes from you each day during Valentine's week!

A huge shout out to Brandi Schwertner for cutting out over 370 hearts and stuffing 74 bags to make this project happen!

Valentine Grams

Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams beginning Monday, February 1.

This fundraiser allows students to send a heart shaped message to their friends on Valentine's day.

  • $.50 buys a Valentine Gram that your child personalizes with their own message and recipient.
  • $1.00 buys the Valentine Gram and a rose.

This is a completely voluntary activity and no one is required to buy any. All proceeds help fund Student Council activities.

Valentine Day Party Details


Friday, February 12, from 1:45 - 2:30

  • Valentine Cards:

    • If you are planning to send Valentine cards with your child, please be sure to send enough for all students in our class as we don’t want any hurt feelings. There are 17 students (12 boys and 5 girls).

    • Please do not address cards with “To: (classmates’ names)” on the envelopes as it makes passing them out very difficult for the kids as they don’t know how to read everyone’s names. Instead you could use “To a Friend”.

    • Please do include your child’s name on the cards either written by them (my favorite) or you.

  • We will be making fun bags in class for the cards to go in, so you don’t need to send in a valentine container.

  • Candy is NOT required to be a part of your child’s valentines, but may be included if you like.

  • Please send in all valentines by Thursday, Feb. 11th.

  • The class has been divided into groups to supply items for our class parties during the year; so, unless you receive a separate note from me, you do not need to send in any other items for the Valentine’s party, other than Valentine cards.

  • Parents are welcome to come to the party. Please submit your name at Event Guest Sign Up or e-mail Melissa Thompson if you are planning to attend and she will preprint your guest badge (if you have had your driver's license scanned already)> (ThompsonM@lisd.net) (Live link in newsletter and website)

Thank you for your support!!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for making our class the FIRST on campus to have 100% participation!

We encourage healthy eating because good health is the true reward, but here's a challenge to make it fun too!

On Jan. 11th @ 12:01 a.m. through Jan. 24th @11:59 p.m. —

Sign your child up on-line at kids-teaching-kids.com. (Only parents can sign children up using parent email)

Jan. 25th - Feb. 14th — 21 Day Challenge! Give students reminders about making healthy snack choices and be role models for healthy choices!

On Feb. 29th @ 12:01 a.m. Through March 6th @ 11:59 p.m. — Parents should be on the lookout for an email from MCCH that links to a short survey required to complete the challenge. Let's Finish Strong!

After Spring Break— MCCH will provide rewards for all students who signed-up for the challenge and completed the post survey.

Remember, good health is the ultimate goal for all; so, let's encourage our kids to make healthy snack choices!

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Other Dates to Note This Week:

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Science

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E., Library