Afternoon PPCD Classroom News

February 9, 2016

Important Info for Valentine's Day

1. Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so we will exchange Valentines on the Friday before (Feb 12).

2. Valentine's Day is NOT a school party day, which means the Valentines your child passes out need to be non-food (no candy or other food items).

3. Non-food goodies ARE allowed. Some parents send pencils, crayons, notepads, party favor toys, etc.

4. This year, we will not be making the boxes in the classroom. Instead, we are asking that you work with your child to create a Valentine box. Helpful hint: in the past, students have had many Valentines which were bigger than the traditional slit in the top of a box, so I would recommend a larger box with an opening at least the size of your child's hand.

5. The list of students can be found on our website. I would encourage you to have your children practice writing their name on the Valentines. **Update: There is also a link to students name and letterlink symbols on our website if you would like to print them and attach them to your child's cards.

Super Simple Songs are some of our students favorite songs to sing at school. They are fun and easy to learn songs that the children pick up very quickly. After learning a song we enjoy creating movements to go with them and changing up the lyrics to make silly versions.

Their website has videos, lyrics, activity ideas, and printable pictures that go with each song. Click here for a fun song to sing with your child :)

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Important Dates:

February 12: Valentine's Exchange

February 15: No School - Presidents Day

February 26: Early Release Day (PM PPCD 9:45-11:45)

February 29-March 4: Read Across America Week (more information on special activities for this week coming soon!)

March 14-18: Spring Break