Holiday Party Information

We will be having a holiday party on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 2:30-3:30.  We will be having activity stations for the hour, which will include making a teddy bear sled, cookie decorating, BINGO, and making ornaments.  I am looking for 2-3 parents who are willing to come in and assist with running the centers.  Please sign up by clicking the ornament to the left of this post, or by sending a little note to Mrs. Bazzi expressing your interest in attending.  I’m sure she will welcome any assistance that she can get!

We are looking for donations of the following materials to help with making the activities run smoothly (please comment by clicking the ornament on the left to let me and the other parents know what is already being sent in to reduce multiples being sent in):

2 jars of vanilla frosting

2 bags of miniature Milky Way or Snickers candy bars

1 box of Teddy Bear Graham Crackers

50 miniature candy canes

24 sugar or chocolate chip cookies (undecorated)

Sprinkles and other small candies to decorate the cookies such as M&M’s and Sixlets

Paper plates

Paper napkins

Plastic knives to spread frosting

Please make sure these items are brought into school no later than Thursday, December 18 so that we can make sure that we have everything ready for Friday.


Also, if you wish to send any other items in for the party (cupcakes, cookies, chips, juice, etc), please feel free to do so.  Please keep in mind that we have 22 students in our class and that we have a gluten allergy to which we would prefer if you could send the miscellaneous items in off of this list.  Fruit and veggie plates are always an excellent choice of snack for those students who wish to eat a more healthier snack.

Happy Holidays!!!

A letter from Mrs. Burkholder

Dear Boys and Girls,

I just wanted to let everyone know that my surgery went great.  I am home and resting.  I don’t have a lot of pain right now because the doctor gave me medicine that makes it stop.  Thank you all for the caring video – I showed it to my family and they all think I have a fantastic, caring group of students this year.  I miss you all and look forward to a speedy recovery so I can see you all soon!

Love you!  Miss you!!

Mrs. Burkholder

Students’ Message to Me


This is me right after I got home from surgery.

This is me right after I got home from surgery.

Pie Feast

This year, our class will be having a “Pie Feast” instead of a “Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our schedule is so packed on Tuesday, that time doesn’t allow us to have a large (timely) party.  I still feel that sitting and eating together while showing our appreciation for each other is a part of the Thanksgiving tradition.

This year, I am looking for volunteers who can send in the following for our Pie Feast:

  • 3 pumpkin pies (same parent does not need to send in all 3)
  • 3 apple pies (same parent does not need to send in all 3)
  • 1 package (24 minimum) of plates
  • 1 box of forks (24 minimum)
  • 3 cans of whipped cream (same parent does not need to send in all 3)

Please reply with the item that you are planning to send in along with your child’s name.  Thank you for your help and support!!!

~ Mrs. Burkholder