Thank you all for helping with the Medieval Faire! It was a great success! You truly make that event possible!
No School Monday
There is no school on Monday, November 11th to honor Veteran’s Day. When you are out or at the airport, please allow your child to tell a soldier – “thank you for your service!” It truly makes a veteran’s or soldiers day.
Kindergartners can dress as either Native Americans or Pilgrims and enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday November 26th from 11:00-11:45. Parents and Grandparents are welcome to come and observe (only Kinders will be eating however). It is a good time to meet other parents. No one needs to be fingerprinted to join us, you just have to sign in at the front office and come back to the MPR. We will need food items and other supplies for this feast and we will need help getting children into costume and getting the feast set up and cleaned up. If you can help, please sign up: https://signup.com/go/eTArgZg
The Kindergartens will enjoy their first field trip of the year by going to the Herberger Theater 222 E. Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix to watch the fairy tale, “Ella Enchanted” on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:30. After the play, the students will go to Tumbleweed Park in Chandler (745 E Germann Rd) for a sack lunch. Our regular dress code applies and every student is ‘full day’. We will need 8 chaperones. Every student and chaperone will need to pack a disposable lunch and disposable water (with their name clearly written on both). Those parents who are unable to chaperone are invited to join us at the park for lunch around noon. We should be back to the school around 1:10. Students cannot leave from the park but they can be signed out at the front office after we get back. We are looking forward to seeing a live play. The sign up link will show up in the Headmaster’s Update soon BUT THE LINK WILL NOT WORK UNTIL THE SPECIFIC TIME AND DATE GIVEN. It is usually LIVE after 8 pm one evening, a few weeks before the event. I will let you know.
Kindergartners will be studying the animals of the Arctic and Antarctica in January so we will be incorporating this into our Kindergarten Project. Each student will be assigned an animal on November 15th. They will write a brief report and make a 3D animal to present to the class on January 8th or 9th. This is how it works: with your help and books from the Library, your child will write a rough draft (only 3 sentences) of facts about their animal. Then they will use their best Spalding letter formations to make the final copy of the 3 sentences and a bibliography (1 internet source and 1 book required). This written portion is DUE on December 16th. Then with your help, your child will make a 3D model of their animal (think water bottle covered with fur or Styrofoam balls with felt). The 3D animal is not due until January 8 but if you would like to have this project completely done before break, bring the animal in by December 20th. On January 8 and 9, each student will present his report to the class, explain how (s)he made the model and answer any questions that the class might have about that animal. It is really a fun thing to do – but even more fun when everything is done ahead of time so that there isn’t too much last minute stress and no extra work over the break.