Mrs. James' Kindergarten News
April 1, 2016
Happy Spring Break!
I hope everyone has a fun and restful vacation!
Happy Birthday to Sofia! She celebrated her 6th birthday on April 2!
1. Items for Sale
Some of your students may have come home to tell you about the school store in the cafeteria in the morning. There is now a school store! Your students can purchase snacks and academic items. All money raised will go towards improvement the athletic program at our school.
2. Tellus Field Trip Forms DUE April 12th
Don't forget to fill out your child's permission form to the Tellus museum field trip. See more information about this trip below!
3. Summer Skills Workbooks
Looking for something for your child to use to stay sharp over the summer? Please see the information below about Summer Skills workbooks and return the order form no later than April 22nd.
4. S.T.E.A.M. Camp at FSA
Make sure you check out the information Mr. Sener sent earlier this week about the summer camp opportunities here at FSA. This is a fun way to spend a few weeks of the summer learning and exploring!
5. PLEASE return overdue library books!
Many students in our classroom have library books at home. Please make sure these books are returned to the library! Students cannot check out a new book without returning their book or paying their overdue book fine.
FSA Cultural Cafe
You and your family are invited to the 2016 Cultural Cafe on Sunday, April 17th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a night where you will enjoy exploring the diverse cultures represented at FSA through a showcase of countries, homemade food, and a student led talent show. Families are asked to participate by sharing a dish that represents your heritage, and students are welcome show off their talents and abilities in the talent show. Please see the SignUp Genius links below to volunteer your culinary skills, talents and help for the evening.
Tellus Museum Field Trip
On Monday, April 18th, kindergarten through 3rd grade students will be heading on a field trip to the Tellus Science Museum! This is an incredible museum that provides fun exploratory lessons and activities that tie in directly with what we are learning in our science classes! Students will also have opportunities to visit the Museum Store, and may bring money if they'd like to get something there.
Field trip forms went home this week and are due back with $20 on Tuesday, April 12th.Please note that there is also a WT Cafe sack lunch option included. We have a limit of 2 parents per class for chaperones, so if you are interested in chaperoning for your child's class, please email Melissa Whitlock at firstname.lastname@example.org before sending in money!
On field trip day, your child will need to wear their RED FSA uniform polo shirt. We will be leaving promptly at 8:15 to make sure we get there on time, so please make sure your child is at school before 8 AM. Thanks!
Summer Skills Workbook
Offered by Schools
Purchased by Parents
Many parents are looking for helpful tips for their child to stay on top of their academics over the summer. The Summer Skills books are three different series of review books (math, language arts, and foreign language) for students from pre-k through high school. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months. If you are looking for something to help your child review and stay sharp over the summer, please consider ordering these Summer Skills Workbooks for your FSAPS child. Orders should be turned in to me no later than Friday, April 22nd.
Earlier this week, Ms. P sent an email with information and a copy of the order form. This Parent Letter/Order Form is also coming home with your child. For our class, you can purchase a language arts and/or a math skills workbook for your child for $19.00 each. If you are interested, please indicate which subjects you would like to order for your child on the order form and send it in by Friday, April 22nd. Checks should be made out to FSAPS. You should be ordering the grade level they have completed this year – this will serve as a fantastic review of the skills they have learned this year and make sure they are ready for the beginning of the next school year. These orders will arrive to the school in May and we will distribute them to the students before the summer break!
For more information, details, and samples about each book - please visit the following website: http://www.summerskills.com/
What's Coming Up?
Mark Your Calendars
April 4-8: Spring Break
April 12: Tellus field trip form and payment DUE
April 17: Cultural Café
April 18: Tellus Field Trip (Grades K-3)
April 19: Stone Mountain Field Trip (Grades 4 & 5)
April 21: Earth Day and Big Canyon Balloon Visit
May 5: STEAM Day
May 9-12: MAP Testing
May 13 – 19: for all grades ITBS testing
May 25: Last Blast Carnival
May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies