MJS Kinder Press

February 8th, 2016 - Week 22

Grandparent's and Special Friends Day Update For Friday, February 12th, 2016

Grandparent and Special Friend Day Reminder:


Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is this Friday, February 12th. Please note that this is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 and there is no extended care available after dismissal. Remember to complete the online form https://www.mayfieldjs.org/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=15723. All families must complete the form for attendance purposes.
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Making Handprints With Friends Is So Much Fun!

SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 10th - Ash Wednesday Services - In the Gym at 9:10 a.m.

NOTE EVENT END TIME CHANGE:
Friday, February 12th
- Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day at Mayfield. Event Time is between 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th - Winter Break - Extended Care open


Monday, February 22nd - Classes Resume


THURSDAY, March 3rd - Kindergarten Field Trip to the LA Zoo - Time TBD

Tuesday, March 8th - Kindergarten Trip to the Pasadena Humane Society - Time TBD

Friday, March 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Extended Care Open

Tuesday, March 22nd - Kindergarten Washing of the Feet Event - 8:15 a.m. (After All-School Morning Prayer)

Thursday, March 24th - Holy Thursday - Stations of the Cross in the gym at 8:30 a.m. Half-Day Schedule - Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. Extended Care Open.

Friday, March 25th - Good Friday - No School - Extended Care Open.

Friday, March 25th through Sunday, April 3rd - Easter Vacation Week - No School -
Extended Care Open

Monday, April 4th - Classes Resume


Thursday, April 21st - Kindergarten's Fathers' Feast - Morning Event/Time TBD - In the HPAC.


Tuesday, April 26th - Noah's Ark All School Dress Rehearsal - Time TBD

Wednesday, April 27th - Noah's Ark Play - Final Performance - Time TBD


Wednesday, May 4th - Kindergarten Mother's Tea-

1:30 p.m. in the HPAC - All Kindergarten Mothers welcome!

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

-February 15th/Lucas Almanzan Hunter - Mrs. Hale's class
-February 19th/Louis Tanaka - Mrs. Heupler's class
-February 20th/James Francis - Mrs. Agundez's class
-February 25th/ Jude Suguitan - Mrs. Heupler's class

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Math- This week we finished composing numbers up to 19 and even used the candy Smarties to help us. Our next unit focuses on decomposing numbers 11-19. We will use double ten-frames to do this. An example of the number sentence used in decomposing 11 would be: 11=10+1.

Religion- The kindergartners learned about another of Jesus' miracles in last week's Promise magazine. Jesus filled his friends' nets with lots of fish when no fish had been caught. The students learned about being good friends and helping others.


Language Arts- The students are finishing up their learning of the letter "N" in the SUPERKIDS workbook and will move onto letter "M" as part of the series.

KINDERGARTEN VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS

Valentine's Cards:

We would ask our parents to send in Valentine's cards for the entire class. Please look for instructions from each teacher as to how to address the cards (To and From information) for the students. Teachers will be sending out a separate note directly to the class or it will be sent through the room parent regarding how Valentine's cards should be addressed to each student in the class. Look for this week's Tic Tac Toe Sheet which will also have instructions on how to complete Valentine's Day cards for kindergarten.

All Valentine's cards should be delivered to the classroom by Wednesday, February 10th. Please have your child bring a labeled bag to class with the Valentine's Day items in the bag. We will celebrate Valentine's Day in each classroom on Thursday, February 11th, 2016.

KINDERGARTEN FAITH CORNER

"It is written: You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve." Luke 4. 1 - 13

This week's Sunday Gospel will address the temptation of Jesus by the devil. Jesus was led to the desert by the holy Spirit and embarked on a journey of 40 days of fasting. While Jesus was in the desert, the devil unsuccessfully tried to tempt Jesus and test his will to prove to the devil he was the Son of God. Jesus rejected the devil's attempts to sway him and the devil eventually left the desert when Jesus did not waiver in his beliefs.


Mercy Challenge- In keeping with the spirit of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, we encourage our parents to think about the following Works of Mercy during the upcoming week:

Corporal Work of Mercy:
  • Clothe the naked


Spiritual Work of Mercy:

  • Counsel the doubtful (to give advice to those who need it)


These are simple acts of Mercy each of us can strive for in our daily lives.
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Thank you to all of our parents and caregivers who organized and participated in our Chinese New Year Celebration last Friday. The children learned how to make red lanterns, decorative firecrackers and sampled potstickers. For a Chinese New Year treat, all three classrooms had a chance to make dessert spring rolls. A fun time was had by all!

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN KINDERGARTEN!

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Red Lanterns to Welcome The New Year!

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Learning About Peru With A Kindergartner!

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So Many Friends In Kindergarten!

Parent Reader Time!

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I Love K-Pal Time With My Sixth-Grader!

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Two K-Pals...Twice The Amount Of Fun!