MJS Kinder Press

October 12th, 2015 - Week 5


We have a schedule change for the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip. This revised plan will allow us to attend the event with fewer additional schools present. We will still be going this Wednesday, October 14th. The changes will only affect drivers on the field trip.

Our updated timetable is:

8:15-8:45 Parent drivers meet in Mrs. Agundez's room for instructions

10:15 Parent drivers return to school and get in the carpool line to load
up car seats

10:30 Cars depart for the pumpkin patch

11:15 Arrive at pumpkin patch

1:30 Leave pumpkin patch (approximate time)

2:15 Arrive back at school

Please remember drivers and all kindergarteners will need a brown bag lunch for the trip. If there are any questions about our revised schedule, please let us know. Thank you for your flexibility.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you for participating in our Breast Cancer Awareness week in kindergarten. The children were very fashionable and enjoyed wearing pink accessories all week!

Kindergarten Curriculum

This week we continued to compare numbers from 1-10 while using a 10 frame. We learned the correct way to read and fill-in a ten frame and then began exploring numbers by adding and taking away by one and two. We put to use the vocabulary greater and less as we explain our answers. All of this was reinforced in a fun way at Friday rotations where we played many math games like War, Bingo, Connect 4 and Fishing for Numbers! See pictures below.

By studying Moses, the kindergarten children learned that God cares for us and has a plan for each life. He protected Baby Moses in the basket on the Nile River and later helped Moses lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. The children have been memorizing this Bible verse:

Have I not commanded you be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9


Language Arts- We have finished with Doc, the SUPERKIDS character who loves to fix toys. A new SUPERKIDS friend will be introduced in class this week. The students are practicing simple blending of sounds and we continue to work on beginning, middle and ending sounds.

Please Note- The online SUPERKIDS program is available for students to use at home. You will be able to find SUPERKIDS characters through Doc on this application.


If you are still interested in enrolling your child in this program, you may sign up at the front desk. Please bring a check in the amount of $50.00 payable to Mayfield Junior School and Beth Stavros, our front office Administrative Assistant, will process any orders submitted for your child.

SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events and Reminders!

Tuesday, October 13th - LAST DAY to turn in your child's Pumpkin Patch Release Form to the kindergarten staff. Remember to sign the back side of the form before returning it to your kindergarten teacher.

Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
*Note- All LS conferences are 20 minutes long, scheduled on the hour and half hour. The extra 10 min is time for the teacher to prepare for their next conference as well as to allow parents travel time between conferences. We thank you in advance for respecting the time limits.

Please sign up online for Parent/Teacher conferences and classes. Please note, some classes on October 21st are already full.

Friday, October 23rd - MJS Golf Classic Event @ 9:00 a.m.

Friday, October 30th - Annual Harvest Festival Event at MJS (afternoon event). Details to follow.

Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd -

NO SCHOOL - Faculty Professional Days

Extended Care open both days.

Kindergarten Reminders:

Some reminders for kindergarten parents:

We recommend girls wear shorts under their uniforms because of all the movement they do in PE, drama and on the playground.

Thank you for attending our Parent Coffee meeting last week!
The presentation from the parent coffee event, including all the book recommendations is now on the website. It can be located on the Kindergarten resource page and the Lower School Director's website (through the Lower School Resource page).

Curriculum overviews are also now available on the kindergarten resource page.
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Field Trip - Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch

Our first class field trip is to Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch on Wednesday, October 14th.

All parent volunteers need to be at school by 8:15 a.m meet in Mrs. Agundez's classroom for instructions and driving directions. If you are driving for this field trip, please make sure you have a copy of your driver's license and car insurance on file at the front desk. Feel free to drop off these items at any time through October 13th to the front desk.

Cal Poly Pomona has a college store on premises and we respectfully ask our parents and caregivers to not visit the store during during our field trip.

Along with the children, parents and caregivers should also pack a brown bag lunch for the field trip since we will be at the pumpkin patch over the lunch hour. Thank you for volunteering for our first field trip!

Tennis shoes and wearing a hat are recommended for our parents attending the field trip. All fees for admission to the pumpkin patch are covered by Mayfield Junior School.

October Birthdays

10/02 - Brandon Chen - Mrs. Hale's class
10/04 - Cadence Chan - Mrs. Heupler's class
10/06 - Theo Briggs - Mrs. Hale's class
10/10 - Lily Hammer - Mrs. Hale's class

10/12 - Joaquin Castro - Mrs Agundez's class
10/13 - Kanan Haney - Mrs. Agundez's class
10/15 - Henry Teltser - Mrs. Hale's class
10/20 - Sienna Whitaker - Mrs. Heupler's class
10/28 - Emilie Gonzalez - Mrs. Heupler's clsas

Happy Birthday Mrs. Linao!

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Sharing in Kindergarten!

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Beethoven Visits Kindergarten For Friday Rotations!

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Playing Games During Friday Rotations!