Week 28 News

3/21/16-3/25/16

Parent: What did you learn today? Student: Apparently, not enough-we have to go back tomorrow.

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!


I hope everyone had a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun-filled spring break! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! :)


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NEWS

3/22 (Tues.)--Original Works Art Fundraiser Order Forms DUE THIS TUESDAY

Students have completed a special handprint art that is available to be reprinted on various products offered through the Original Works catalog (pillowcases, mugs, keychains, etc).


Please take a look at their adorable handprint heart art. :) The deadline to turn in the order form will be THIS TUESDAY, 3/22.

3/24 (Thurs.)-- Spring Picture Day

Students have free dress for this picture, but they must follow the dress code; for example, no tank tops and no t-shirts with inappropriate messages or pictures.

3/24 (Thurs.)-- Chinese Poetry Competition

This is the qualifying competition to determine who will represent our school in the Southern California Chinese Schools Association competition.


Good luck to all the kinders who will be participating! :) We will be there cheering you on! 加油 (jia you)!

Professional Development Sessions

A substitute will take my place intermittently over the course of the next two weeks as I attend various training sessions.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Si, Se Puede Art/Essay Contest Due 3/23 (OPTIONAL)

Please let me know if your child would like to participate. I can provide an information packet.


ESSAY

PROMPT:

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta worked together to lead the United Farmworkers of America. Describe three ways that Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez worked together to help improve the lives of farmworkers.


To answer the prompt, students will draw a picture independently and write a sentence with the assistance of an adult. Students may dictate the sentence.


ART

- Must be related to life or cause of Cesar Chavez or Dolores Huerta.

- Maximum size 12” x 18”, three dimensional projects not to exceed 18”

- Art entry form needs to be attached.


More information about Cesar Chavez available at the following website:

http://chavez.cde.ca.gov/ModelCurriculum/Teachers/Lessons/Resources/Biographies/K-2Bio.aspx


More information about Dolores Huerta available at the following website:

http://www.girlscoutshcc.org/gshccadmin/site1/girlscouts/pdf/Links/D_H_Bio.pdf

Innovation Exposition (OPTIONAL)

Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/pusd.us/innovationexposition/ to learn about PUSD's Innovation Exposition!


If you would like your child to participate, please let me know and I will give you an informational packet. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Le, our coordinator and/or the website above.

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

Egg Hunt

Monday, March 28th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Our class will be participating in a fun egg hunt to welcome Spring! Please look out for an email from room parents on how you can help! More details to come!

Professional Development Day--PUPIL FREE DAY

Thursday, March 31st, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

NO SCHOOL for students

Big Easy Gala

Saturday, April 23rd, 5:30-10pm

1133 Rosemont Avenue

Pasadena, CA

Bonjour, parents! Y'all are invited to Field Elementary's 4th annual gala and silent auction: A Night of Jazz at the Field Big Easy on Saturday, April 23rd at the Brookside Golf and Country Club. The gala committee is hard at work planning the big celebration by providing you with catfish, beignets and lots of jazz!


It's going to be a good time but this party is really about making money for our school. If you know of a local business that has an amazing product or service that they would like to donate to the silent auction, now is the time to ask them! Please contact the Gala committee at FieldBigEasy2016@gmail.com for more information on how to procure an awesome auction item.

You can get your tickets for The Field Big Easy right now athttp://www.tinyurl.com/FieldBigEasyTickets


To download help with procurement:http://field.pusd.us/pages/Field_Elementary/Parents___Students/For_Parents/Annual_Fund/FieldBigEasy


See y'all in the Big Easy! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Enjoy the week! :)