Kindergarten News You Can Use

May 26, 2016

Graduation Shirts

Can you believe graduation is here! Please send a MEN'S WHITE BUTTON DOWN DRESS SHIRT for our graduation program. We will be rolling up the sleeves so that they will fit our little guys and girls. We want these shirts to look like graduation gowns. These shirts need to be pressed and sent in on a hanger. We want all our graduates to look neat and pressed. Please don't forget to put your child's name on their shirt.

Events to Remember

May 27

Scheduled bad weather make up day

No School

May 30

Memorial Day

No School

May 31

Spirit Night at Menchie's

June 2

Kindergarten graduation 8:30 a.m.

Last day of school! Early Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

School Supply Packs!

An order form for the 2016-17 school year's supply pack was placed in your child's take-home. This is for online ordering only! Students who order a pack will receive their school supplies at Meet the Teacher Night in August. Deadline for ordering online is June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Nelson at or 508.255.1610.

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration

Don't forget if you missed Kindergarten and Pre-K registration it's not too late. Come by the office at Bransford and our wonderful office staff can help you get registered.

Patriot Paws

Kindergarten voted on the name for the Patriot Paws Puppy! We have chosen the name Scout! In the Fall we will get pictures of our new puppy.

Once upon a time...

How do you know when a story is a fairy tale?

  • It has happily ever after and once upon a time or similar sentences.
  • There are nice characters and mean ones
  • Phrases are repeated ("Not by the hair on my chinny, chin-chin!").
  • The characters are often talking animals.
  • The number 3 is used. (3 Little Pigs, Jack climbs the beanstalk 3 times, etc.)
  • Royalty is present. (Cinderella, The Frog Prince)
  • Sometimes, a lesson is learned by one of the characters.
Your children know these things! We've had a wonderful time listening to and comparing fairy tales the last 2 weeks. We read the traditional versions but we also read variations on each theme. For example, The 3 Snow Bears was basically Goldilocks set in the Arctic with polar bears. In The 3 Billy Goats Fluff, the goat kids wanted to cross the bridge to get to the greener grass but the troll wouldn't let them until they stopped interrupting his sleep. So Mama Fluff knitted the kids fluffy booties to walk in. The goats crossed the bridge quietly and the troll got some sleep. In Cinderrrrella Bigfoot the Prince was disgustingly furry and smelly which made all of the Lady Bigfoots want to marry him. Cinderrrrella Bigfoot won the prince's hand by being the only Lady Bigfoot able to toss him off a log during a log rolling contest.

Your child is having a lot of fun reading and listening to fairy tale books. Many of them have chosen to write their own fairy tales.Try reading some fairy tales together at home. Better yet, make up your own fairy tale versions with your family members as the main characters.

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan