Ms. Vanessa's Weekly Class Update

Welcome to the first weekly email about happenings in Ms. Vanessa's class!

Ms. Vanessa, with help from your trusty room parents, will keep you up-to-date on events, details and other needs through this email.


Please help keep our kids illness free!

Flu and cold season is sweeping through area schools. Please help keep our room as germ-free as possible by:
-wiping off tables, at drop off or after school, with the cleaning wipes found under the sink in the class room
-having your kids wash their hands upon arrival in the morning
-helping with room cleanings on Wednesdays. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board to the left as you enter the class room
Thank you!

Our Room Parents

Under the leadership of Ms. Vanessa, our Room Parents are: Christina (Zosia), Laura (Roman), Susan (Colton) and Tamara (Jaffe).

Christina ( helps with: Organizing parent volunteers (i.e. drop off, tutors, clean up, lunches, and mystery reader) and organizing parents nights out and child playdates

Laura ( helps with: Organizing parties for the classroom, translation of the newsletter and co-coordinating field trips

Susan ( helps with: Organizing scholastics, maintaining wishlist, co-coordinating field trips and is our treasurer

Tamara ( helps with: Representing our class at Friday Parent Meetings, emailing notes from those meetings to parents, the newsletter, and coordinating Find and Remind

Immediate School-Wide Volunteering Needs

CWC's Volunteer Corps need a few good people to help out with:
1. Web site development
2. Outreach to spread the word about our school and share information about how to apply
3. One or two people to manage upcoming fundraising events. There is a festival coming up that needs project managers

Contact Christina ( and she will put you in touch with the right people.

CWC mid-year survey

If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey here:

Read Around the World

Please turn in your sponsorships to either front office as soon as possible. You can also use our online link here:

Ms. Vanessa's Class has a Facebook Page


CWCSL Town Hall Meeting--February 12, 2013 @ 5:00-6:30

Please join us for our second town hall at the Assistance League. We will be discussing ways that families can engage/volunteer at CWC as well as portions of our regional discipline policy and family handbook. We will also have a good amount of time for questions and answers. Stay after to join in a fun, family potluck celebration--it is Mardi Gras after all!

Limited childcare will be provided. Please contact Jen Lim at 323-668-1553 to reserve a childcare spot.

Ms. V's Class Valentine's Day Party

We're having a Valentine's Day party on 2/14. The kids will make a box to collect valentines and exchange cards. Please have your kids make 22 valentines (plus teachers and, at your discretion, any staff, such as PE, administration, art). As a reminder, we are a no candy/sugar treats school. A list of names of the children will be included in this week's homework folder.

Laura, Roman's mom, is coordinating the party. Her email is: If you would like to help or have ideas.