Ms. Liz's Biweekly Class Updates

For the week of 5/6

POSTER UPDATE

PHOTOS & QUOTES FOR *POSTER* DUE BY TUESDAY MORNING LATEST!

I am happy to report that Esther, Deborah's mom, will be creating the POSTER for our class. NOTE: The Poster is different than the Photo book, with the Poster having priority over the photo book.

*PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHILD'S PICTURE AND SCAN THEIR HAND-WRITTEN QUOTE TO: YOONPARK73@HOTMAIL.COM, BY TUESDAY MORNING, THE LATEST!

*IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SCANNING CAPABILITIES PLEASE PLACE YOUR CHILD'S HAND-WRITTEN QUOTE, WITH THEIR NAME, IN AN ENVELOPE AND HAND IT TO DOUG, JOSSIE OR ESTHER ASAP OR BY TUESDAY MORNING LATEST.

A poster will be presented to each teacher, from their students, at the Teacher's Luncheon this Wednesday.
We do not want our teachers to be the only ones who do not receive a poster. In order for Esther to make this happen in time, she needs your photo emailed to her ASAP and if you could turn in your child's hand written quote tomorrow or by Tuesday morning the latest, she can work on it all day Tuesday, and have it ready for Wednesday. If for some reason you do not turn in your child's quote on time, Doug and Jossie will try their best to get a quote from your child that morning but please do not count on it. Also, if you do not submit your picture to Esther on time, your child will not make it on the poster and we want to make sure we get a chance to include every one of Ms. Liz's babies on that poster! If it's easier submitting the same photo and hand-written quote for both the Poster and Photo book, that will be perfectly fine just be sure to send ASAP to Esther (poster) at: yoonpark73@hotmail.com, and Ted/Yumi, (photo book) at: tedyumi@sbclgobal.net.

FYI, the difference between the Poster and Photo book is, again, the Poster is for their luncheon this Wednesday, as well as something they can keep in class for show. The Photo book is a gift that they will be able to take home with them and keep as a keepsake. (The photo book was originally just going to be photos of the children but Ted and Yumi suggested there was room for quotes/comments, so why not.)

Again, please prepare for a busy week, with more updates and reminders to follow. Thanks again.

Doug and Jossie

PICTURES (AND QUOTES) NEEDED FOR PHOTOBOOK BY TUES. 5/7

Hi, Everyone, we are happy to inform you that Kile's parents, Yumi and Ted have volunteered to put together the photo book for our lovely teachers. On top of that they will also be providing the actual photo books. According to Ted, normally this project would need at least a week of preparation, however, with your help, they believe they can have the books ready by Friday. Once they collect the photos/comments, they will be able to figure out between a small or a large size photo book to gift Ms. Liz and Ms. Natalie with. Here is what Ted and Yumi will need in order to pull this off by Friday:

1. If you prefer to send your photo and comments by email, please be sure to email your child's comment by Tuesday, and actual pictures no later than Wednesday. Your e-mail should include a picture and a scanned card with children's hand written message to each of the teachers. Please email to: tedyumi@sbcglobal.net.

2.If you prefer to provide a printed picture, please accompany it with a piece of paper with the comment, done by your child, by Wednesday, the latest. Please be sure to drop your printed picture and comment in an envelope, and leave it in Kile's cubby.

If you have any questions related to this project please email Ted and Yumi directly so we can make sure we answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Let's make this happen. Thanks again.

Doug and Jossie

THIS IS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - BRING IN A FLOWER TOMORROW!!!

Hi Everyone,

just a friendly reminder that this is Teacher Appreciation Week so the entire school is bringing in one flower for each of their teachers tomorrow. So let's let Ms. Liz and Ms. Natalie know how much we love and appreciate them by each bringing in a flower which we will add to one (or two) vases and present to them in the morning. I know they'll feel so loved, so don't forget!


PREPARING FOR WEDNESDAY TEACHER'S LUNCHEON:

Following that will be the school wide (K1 & 2/3 campus), Teacher's Luncheon. It has been decided by the Room Parent commitee to serve our wonderful teachers with an Italian lunch experience this Wednesday. We, Ms. Liz's class, have been selected to provide Italian dessert. Each parent should bring in an Italian dessert, (If you would like to change it up and bring in another type of dessert, I'm sure they'll appreciate that just as well). Please keep in mind when buying or making dessert that there will be a total of 35 happy teachers grubbing with both K1 and 2/3 campuses combined. Lastly, the teacher's luncheon will be taking place at the Assistance's League. Please remember to drop off your desserts at the Assistance League, not in child's classroom. If you are pressed because you have to be at work at a certain time, please coordinate with Doug or Jossie, or any one of our great parents to drop off your dessert with them and someone can drop it off to the A.L for you.


PREPARING FOR FRIDAY: VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR POSTER AND PHOTO BOOK AND WISH LIST TO COME SHORTLY:

Poster:

Friday, both K1 and 2/3 campus will be presenting our teachers with a Poster and photo book (actually I think the photobook is optional). We need someone who will be kind enough to volunteer putting together a poster with each child's picture and a quote from them. We really need someone to step up ASAP. Once we know who is heading the poster, we will designate a place where you can leave a photo of your child with their quote. So please begin deciding on your picture and working with your child on their quote.


Photobook: Providing Ms. Liz and Ms. Natalie with a photobook is an option. If you are interested, please email Doug or Jossie as soon as possible and let us know. We can then collect whatever money is comfortable to contribute and put it towards the photo album. Again, we need someone who will volunteer to do the photobook. Perhaps those photos can be emailed to the person putting it together. Once we know who this wonderful volunteer is, we can decide where we can leave them whatever we can contribute, as well as provide you with their email address to forward the photos.


Wish list gift:

Lastly, we will hopefully be recieving Ms. Liz's classroom wish list very soon. As soon as we do, we will forwarded it to you so you will have time to buy her a gift that your child will present to her this Friday.


Again, let's make sure Ms. Liz and Ms. Natalie feel appreciate. Let's all come together this week so we can accomplish this. Please feel free to email Doug or Jossie with any questions or suggestions. As always, we thank you very much for your support.



REMINDER: TURN IN YOUR (2) PERMISSION SLIPS for Class trip THIS FRIDAY 5/10

Next Friday, the first grade is going on a field trip to the Ballona Wetlands in Culver City! We are scheduled to arrive there at 10 am for outdoor lessons and activities about the wetlands habitat. We will send more details next week, but mark on your calendars that we will be LEAVING SCHOOL BY 8:30 AM.

There are two waivers to be signed and returned, that you should have found in your child's homework folder this week. One from the Wetlands and a CWC permission slip. Please sign and return both, as soon as possible!

This Trimester: Native American culture

This trimester, we are combining our first TfU, "My Place in My Community," and our second unit, "Communities in the Natural World," in order to take a look at how cultural communities are formed within an environment. 1st grade will be studying Native American cultures and we have two upcoming field trips to the Ballona Wetlands and the Gene Autry Museum.

Class Pet Lizard Lizzy

Our class lizard Lizzy needs a home for the summer! There is already a full set-up and she is a super chill, low-maintenance animal.

Ms. Liz's Golden Goal

We are also continuing to work on developing our emotional vocabulary and use our words to express how we feel.

NEEDED

-DRY ERASE MARKERS!!!!

Support the school, register for onecause.com

Sign up for onecause.com and proceeds go to CWCSL. There are tons of retailers to choose from, including ebay, Target, amazon and more. You can even earn the school $.20 per search on yahoo! We are listed under "Citizens of the World" and then look for the Silver Lake option.

EVENTS

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - WEEK OF 5/6

Parent Action Committee (PAC), May 7th at 6pm

The next PAC meeting, a group of parents who discuss and brainstorm things about our school, meets at the Assistance League at 6pm. All are welcome!

No School Monday, May 13th & Monday, May 27th

Friendly reminder:
-Professional Development Day, Monday, May 13th. No school
-Memorial day, May 27th. No school.

The sliming of Principal Ramona, Friday, May 17th


Our class reached our walk-a-thon goal and will be sliming Dr. Ramona! If you can help mix the slime, please respond to this email. Time TBD.

Latino Heritage Day, Saturday, May 18th

Come celebrate with families from CWC Silver Lake and Hollywood, along with incoming families this fall! It will be at the Assistance League and there will be a bouncy house, food and lots of fun. Be on the lookout for more details soon.

CWCSL Silent Auction and Gala, Saturday, June 8th


Buy tickets to the upcoming 80's themed Silent Auction and Gala. Tons of totally awesome stuff to bid on. Tickets and more info here: cwcsilverlake.org/gala.

Garage sale fundraiser, June 15th


There's a huge garage sale in June. We need toys, books, clothes (no stains, rips, tears), household items, anything you think could generate some $ for the school. Items are being collected every Monday right after drop off at the Assistance League. Please drop off gently used items starting this Monday, May 6th around 8:15am. Look for Michelle Minor or email her at michelleaminor@aol.com to arrange another time.


Last day of school, Wednesday, June 19th


TBD, there will be a stepping up ceremony, too.

WHO TO CONTACT

OUR ROOM PARENTS

Under the leadership of Ms. Liz, our Room Parents are:

Jossie Thacker: jossiethacker@yahoo.com


Room Parent:

Doug Cooney: doug.cooney@gmail.com