April Adventures

Monthly Newsletter from the Playmakers Classroom

Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the Warm Winds of Heaven

Blow softly upon your house.

May the Great Spirit

Bless all who enter there.

May your Mocassins

Make happy tracks

in many snows,

and may the Rainbow

Always touch your shoulder.

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Letter Home, logistics !

Dear Families,

Saying Goodbye at the door , steps toward first grade

The time has come! Your children will be transitioning into either Kindergarten or 1st grade right after the summer. If you have not done so already, please establish a routine and loving ritual of saying goodbye at the classroom door so that your child will be able to transition much easier next year. Of course, if you need to tell either Aram or I something important please don't hesitate to peek your head in or come in for a minute or two. : - )

Pick Up

For safety reasons we kindly ask that you use the school drive through for pick up if you are able to. Your children should have a set routine by now of gathering water bottles, coats, and other items. We will make sure that your little one is ready to go by 3 pm for a smooth pick up. Please do not get out of your car when using the drive through pick up. A teacher will escort each student safely to the car. If you have questions about how this works please let me know. If you are walking or biking to school and coming to pick your little one up please encourage your child to stay safe by sitting on the benches until you are ready to leave. Thanks for your help to keep it safe!

On Time

A gentle reminder that instruction begins each day at 8:45 am. School starts at 8:30 am.

Back to our routine!

We will resume partner reading and sharing on Tuesdays.

A separate schedule will be sent for the new sharing schedule.

Our specialty classes: singing and Spanish will also resume.

Please look carefully at our calendar for April. Please note: If you want to participate in your child's school experience you may come any Friday morning for our all school morning circle in the sanctuary. This is a wonderful way of staying connected to the school family. Start time for all school circle is 9 am each Friday.

Please email me if you have questions, feedback, or concerns. I try to respond to all emails in a timely manner

Happy Spring!


What's next?

April Dates to Remember

Monday April 4th

1st day of Spring Term

Short 1 hour trip to the park to re-connect. Going in the vans! Fun!

Friday April 8th

We are going to see a live theater performance!

10 skills children learn from the arts. Washington Post article 2013

Class field trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk

In order for students to attend they must arrive to school by 8:30 am as we will leave promptly.

Student should dress in regular school clothes because later in the day we have P.E. We will be bringing our snack along with us. You may want to pack a snack that is easy to take along.

We have purchased tickets for the students and the teachers to attend this show.

This is not a parent participation field trip.

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Tuesday April 19th

Rocks in the Basket Celebration


Louis is turning 6 years old! Birthday Celebration!

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PLAY PHOTOS are in! ! ! ! ! !


Password : enjoyyourself

Some beautiful photos are there!

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Luka Playing in the sand box

A special photo feature. . since Luka was not part of the play this year. Luka, we look forward to having you in the LWS school play next March!

Photo take by Erica Kellogg

Feel like having a 5 minute dance party at home? We danced to this in the classroom, the kids love this song from the play.

Música Medieval Francesa - J'ai vu le loup, le renard chante