Week 35 News

5/9/16-5/13/16

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happy mother's day to all of our SUPERMOMS! Hope you enjoyed the surprise gift from the students and are having a FABULOUS weekend!

Thank you!

Thank you to all the families who came to Open House! It was so wonderful seeing all the excitement and joy on students' faces as they showed their families their work. It was a successful night of celebration!
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Only 4 more weeks of school!

Time has flown by and our kindergartners will soon become first graders! Every year around this time, I reflect back on how much students have grown...from

not speaking/speaking minimal Chinese to conversing with me in Chinese! Each student has come so far in his/her own unique way and I'm so proud of all their accomplishments. :)


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NEWS

5/11 Ms. Kang to Accompany Students on Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Field Trip

Unfortunately, I have school business and a training that conflict with our Cabrillo Marine Aquarium field trip on 5/11. I have discussed this matter with Ms. Apodaca and Ms. Kang accompany the class on their field trip. Ms. June Kiesel (our teacher's aide whom our students are familiar with) will also be accompanying the students in addition to two parent chaperones from our class. Ms. Fu's class will also be on the same field trip. I will be preparing the students for this, so they understand what to expect. I completely understand if this change would alter how you feel about your child attending the field trip. If so, please feel free to submit a new permission slip. Students who do not go on the field trip will be placed in another kinder class for the day.

Kindergarten Celebration Ceremony and Breakfast Potluck

Please see event details below about our Kindergarten Celebration Ceremony happening on the last day of school!


Please keep a lookout for an email from our room parents regarding volunteers for set up/clean up and supplies/food donations for our post-ceremony breakfast potluck!

Substitute on 5/12

I will be at another school site on school business. A substitute will take my place.

Resource for Students/Parents!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Star of the Day Presentations

I hope students have been enjoying working on their Star of the Day posters!


Project guidelines can be found HERE


Our Star of the Day presentations will begin on Monday, 4/18! Posters can be turned in on Mon., 4/18 OR on your child’s presentation day! (You may want to opt for the latter, so your child has the poster at home for practice.)


Please see below for your child's presentation date. The dates are assigned by student number. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!


5/9: Student 7

5/10: Student 6

5/12: Students 5 and 4

5/13: Student 3

5/16: Student 2

5/17: Student 1

Khan Academy (OPTIONAL)

As a supplemental resource, I will be assigning Math work from khanacademy.org. This is a wonderful resource for students who would like more practice with the concepts taught at school or would like more challenging Math work.


The website adapts the questions based on each child's level. The more questions students answer correctly, the harder the problems will get. The program will also make problems easier if students are struggling with correctly answering the problems.


Please see below on how to sign up. This information will also be posted on our class site under "Parent Resources".


  1. Sign up at khanacademy.org (or log in with their existing accounts)
  2. Visit khanacademy.org/coaches
  3. There, in the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code XEEF4D

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Field Trip

Wednesday, May 11th, 8:45am-2pm

3720 Stephen M White Drive

CA

Please submit the online permission slip by May, 2! Permission slips have been emailed. They can also be completed HERE.

Memorial Day--NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 30th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Kindergarten Celebration Ceremony

Thursday, June 2nd, 9-10:30am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Where: Lower blacktop area (behind the kindergarten playground); tables/chairs will be set up

Dress Code: Free dress, but all clothing must adhere to the school dress code. No spaghetti straps, open-toed shoes, etc.


In the morning, students do not go on the playground. Please drop off your child in the classroom between 8:25-8:45. Parents may want to head down to the blacktop to get a good spot!


Since it is a short day, most parents choose to take their child to brunch/lunch after the celebration ceremony. Please remember to sign your child out at the office after the ceremony if he/she will be leaving school early.


Sequence of Event

1. Kindergarten celebration ceremony in the morning

2. After the ceremony, we will return to the classroom to hand out report cards.

3. Families can go back down to enjoy the celebration breakfast.

Last Day of School; Early Dismissal at 1:25pm

Thursday, June 2nd, 8:30am-1:30pm

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Enjoy the week! :)