MJS Kinder Press

January 11th, 2016 - Week 18

Snow Days In Kindergarten!

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SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 14th - Cornelia Connelly Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the School Gym.

Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Day - No School - Extended Care Closed

Thursday, January 28th - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Children's Hunger Fund at 8:15 a.m.

Friday, January 29th - International Heritage Fair - See Below For Details.

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

Tuesday, April 26th - Noah's Ark Dress Rehearsal

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

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

January 2nd/Olivia Pena - Mrs. Hale's class
January 4th/Delano Rock - Mrs. Hale's class
January 10th/Jackie Zsao - Mrs. Hale's class
January 15th/Aviana Huizar - Mrs. Agundez's class
January 15th/Kadyn Chung - Mrs. Heupler's class
January 19th/Alexandra Mason - Mrs. Heupler's class

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Math- Last week in math we concluded our work with subtraction. We've learned and put into practice the vocabulary words: subtraction, take away, minus, equal and what's left. Our work included listening to stories and then building number sentences using manipulatives; writing number sentences using the proper math symbols; and playing math games on iPads and board games too.

Religion- In religion, we heard the story of Jesus' baptism by His cousin, John. Some children brought in photos of their baptismal day and shared what they learned about the special day from their parents.

Guidance- Dr. Pannell helped us practice safety procedures to use in the event we have a lockdown. The book she read described an intruder as a "wolf" on campus and was not alarming to the children. It is reassuring to know that we have plans in place to keep our children safe in any situation.


Language Arts - We finished with our SUPERKIDS friend, Hot Rod, last week and have moved on to a new SUPERKIDS workbook in kindergarten. The new book is about all of the SUPERKIDS characters and we will revisit each character during our week of learning about the SUPERKIDS friends.

This week's workbook is called "Us" and it makes reference to all of the SUPERKIDS characters the students have learned about and how they come together and form a group of friends known as "Us"! The students will learn a new song that highlights meeting all of the SUPERKIDS friends.

International Heritage Fair Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed: January 29


Mosaic Month is a beautiful celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in our community and we rely on our parent volunteers to help make it happen. The culminating event is the International Heritage Fair on Friday, January 29th. If you are interested in either creating a cultural table for the fair or in helping out behind the scenes, please contact Ms. Myvonwynn Hopton at mhopton@mayfieldjs.org as soon as possible. Thank you!

SUPERKIDS Reminder

Looking for one of the Tic Tac Toe boxes to complete each week? Why not take advantage of the box labeled "SUPERKIDS" website and "check off" the Tic Tac Toe box for the use of SUPERKIDS online!

There are fun games and reading activities your child will enjoy while visiting the site. Accessing the SUPERKIDS' website supports our efforts in the classroom to promote reading skills across the grade and we hope our parents will continue to "partner" with us and try the site with your child!

CARPOOL REMINDER

There was some improvement last week in placing carpool placards on the dashboard of kindergarten vehicles. If you could place the placard in a spot on the dashboard that allows staff to identify your vehicle, we would appreciate it! You can also affix the placard to the passenger side visor if that is convenient for some of our families and can be seen by all.

Our other reminder is to pull forward towards the oak tree area and we will bring your child to your vehicle. Please do not stop in front of the gym area to load your child if you are able to move up in the carpool line towards the oak tree spot.

We will be using a microphone at the end of the day during carpool and ask parents to listen for any instructions given regarding movement of the carpool line.
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Dressing Up Is LOTS OF FUN!!!