Ms. Emily's PPCD News

August 28, 2016

What Have We Been Up To?

This past week was one of the greatest first weeks ever! We started the year with ten great, fun students, Ms.Valerie (our Teaching Assistant), Ms. Annabelle (our inclusion teacher), and myself. On Monday, we will welcome one more friend, Taha, and one friend will move into PK for much of the day. This week we learned the names of all of our friends, and talked a LOT about rules for different school situations, as well as how to welcome a new friend into our classroom...SO much to learn!

If you have not sent classroom supplies, we are still taking them. If you haven't found the list, email me and I'll send it.

Volunteer Opportunties

Snack and Nap mat sign ups

Thank you so much to those of you who have already signed up to provide snack for a two week period and/or to take nap mats home to wash over a weekend.

Logan's family provided SNACK for the first two weeks, and September 6-16th is taken by Brian's family. Our next available slot is September 19-October 1. The dates of December 5-16 is covered by Michael's family, and January 4-13 by Gavin's family. Here are the dates that are still available. Just email me and I'll write you in:

Sept. 19-30

October 3-14

October 17-28

October 31-Nov. 11

Nov. 14-18 AND Nov. 28-Dec. 2

December 5-16

Popular snacks are goldfish crackers, Pirate's Booty, Graham Crackers, Fruit, pretzels, chex mix, sliced cheese, popcorn, yogurt or applesauce. We have a few students who are sensitive to peanuts


NAPMat sign ups are also available. The first two weeks are accounted for. Ruben's family is taking them this weekend, and Logan's next weekend. The job is simply to take home and wash the mats we use for nap on a Friday, Wash them (all in one load is fine), and return on Monday. Open dates are:

September 9, 16 and 23

October 7, 14, 21 and 28

November 4, 11

December 2 and 9

January 13, 20 and 27

IF YOUR CHILD LEAVES PRIOR TO 2:00 ON FRIDAYS, YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED TO TAKE ON THIS JOB, AS WE ARE NOT FINISHED WITH MATS UNTIL 1:45. I will send reminders in this newsletter each week.

Upcoming Dates

We are working hard to get field trip dates set in stone. Right now, our first field trip to Sweetberry Farm will happen at the end of October. More information after we have confirmation about the date.

You may have also seen that Davis is holding a Back to School Night next month, Sept. 19-20. PPCD and PK will NOT participate in this event, since we have spoken personally with so many of you, and it's hard for the little ones to stay out late on a school night!! If you have information you need to get from us, please let us know, and we would be happy to set up a conference.

Also, we will not be participating in Monday morning assemblies, since PK comes in late, and most information is for older students. If you drop your child off, he or she will come straight to the classroom every morning.

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