Mrs. Ray's Pre-K Weekly Newsletter

Week 13: November 16 - 20


Turkeys, Turkeys everywhere! We learned so much about Turkeys this last week...ask your babies what they know! We ended the week with a Turkey Fun Run Race!!! So much fun! November will be wrapping up for school this week with LOTS going on!!!!! Read on to find out all the scoop!

Pow Pow T-shirts

Thank you to those who have already sent shirts to school for our Pow Pow this week. I truly am sorry for sending some of you on a t-shirt chase throughout the town for brown! Last year that color was not a problem, but this year stores do not seem to carry brown/tan.....SOOO, any Fall color shirt will do (red, orange, yellow, even white). Make sure it is T-SHIRT material and you DO NOT need it back...we will be painting and cutting on them. Please send MONDAY if you have not already sent yours. :-)

NO School - Tuesday, November 17th!!!!

There will be NO school on Tuesday, November 17th due to Lubbock-Cooper Elementary hosting UIL this year. UIL participants and all teachers will be helping with the competitions, so your babies will be home with you. The Texas Education Agency has granted our district a waiver for this day so your child will not be counting absent.

November 19th is our Thanksgiving Lunch

Parents eating with students on November 19th are invited to enjoy special seating in the gym that day.

  • Thanksgiving lunch tickets for all visitor can be purchased near the office beginning at 10am on the 19th for $4 regardless of the age of the visitor.
  • Visitors will be able to go through the serving line with their student and then walk directly to the gym. A tea station for drinks will be in the gym as well!
  • If you are bringing a lunch to your student, please meet your student in the hallway near the cafeteria and proceed straight to the gym.
  • Parents will be responsible for monitoring their students in the gym.

Thanksgiving Break

We will have Thanksgiving Break ALL next week, November 23 - 27....there will be no school the entire week! Yea! Enjoy your family and friends for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Walk for Diabetes Fundraiser

Central Elementary students and staff are participating in the Walk for Diabetes Fundraiser again this year. Students are encouraged to dress up each day for $1/day...all proceeds go to the Walk for Diabetes Foundation. Below you will find a list of dress up days for the week:

Monday - Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday - NO SCHOOL!

Wednesday - Pajama Day

Thursday - Team Jersey Day

Friday - Dress like a Pirate Day

Mystery Readers

We are starting to get sign-up from Lubbock-Cooper Community members...yea!!!! I still encourage as many parents/family members to sign-up for this great opportunity to bond with your child in our classroom.

If Wednesday JUST DOES NOT WORK for you, and you would still like to Participate in our Mystery Reader program, just let me know what week you are interested in and I can usually make schedule arrangements with you to move the day.

Thank you for working together to fill our babies full of stories, laughter, and love! Visit the link below to sign up for a reading spot:

This Week's Theme: Native Americans and Pilgrims


  • Letter: N
  • Fine Motor Skills - Cutting
  • Building/Writing Names
  • Recognizing/Counting/Writing the number 3
  • Color PURPLE - sing, name, find!
  • Understanding Positional Words

Science / Social Studies

  • Fall Weather
  • Sorting Attributes - Small, Medium, Large & Colors
  • Native American facts
  • The Story of the 1st Thanksgiving

Dip N' Dots - Money and Orders Due on Tuesdays!

Dip N' Dots are served to Pre-K students every Wednesday. It is an additional $2.50 if you choose for your child to eat them. This fee can either be taken from their lunch account using their lunch card or you can send the money in your child's folder by TUESDAY morning! Orders will now be made through a GoogleDoc that can be found here (and will also be sent out on Monday mornings through Remind):

Cookie N' Cream

Chocolate & Vanilla

Cookie Dough

Red Berry Sherbet

ABC Song: The Letter N, "You Need an N" by StoryBots
Powwow | Thanksgiving song | Fall Song | Native Americans | Jack Hartmann
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Thank You!

Thank you Megan Politte for nominating me for this important award! It brought tears to my eyes and my heart grew a million sizes when I received this! Working for Lubbock-Cooper and teaching your babies is the best job any person could ever wish for. I'm completely blessed every day by your babies love for learning and love for me, and to work along side all you amazing parents! Thank you!

All About Us

Our classroom is a Pre-K mix of 3 and young 4 year olds that are always doing fun, artsy, creative learning! We love to dance, sing, create, and learn.