Week of May 30

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!  A few reminders and dates for this week and the next few weeks.

Please return orange writing homework folders for the month of May.  The children do receive a grade for completing the writing homework.

I will not be in on Thursday as I will be attending my son’s field trip.  Mrs. Flynn will be my substitute.

Friday is our walking field trip to the Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market.  Chaperones please sign in at the office at 11:30 a.m.  We will be leaving the building at 11:45 a.m.  Parents be sure your child is wearing sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and comfortable shoes for walking.  We will be returning to the building at 3:00 p.m.

All leveled reader book bags that the children use for home practice are due this Friday.

June 8 is our Detroit Zoo field trip.  This is an all day event.  Chaperones please sign in at the office after drop off.

June 9 is our school’s “Field Day” celebration.  K-2 will be participating in the morning.  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the games.  The rain date will be Friday, June 10.

June 13 is our Kindergarten end of the year celebration.  Festivities will begin at noon.  Please have your child wear a bathing suit under his/her clothing as there will be water games.  Be sure to send in water shoes, sunscreen, and a beach towel.  Parent helpers please sign in at the office by 11:15 for set up.  The rain date will be Wednesday, June 15.  There is a Sign-Up Genius for parent volunteers, as well as, food and other items needed for the party.

June 16 is the last day of school.  Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

Please send in a large brown handled shopping bag or a reusable shopping bag for your child to bring home school work and other items.  Please send bags in next Monday.  It is always helpful to write your child’s name on the bag.

Thank you for all of your help and support!

Have a great week!






Zoo Field Trip Reminder

Dear Families,

All permission slips with payment for the zoo are due tomorrow.  We have to make payment to the zoo by Monday.  The cost is $10.00 per student and $10.00 per chaperone.  I have had a few parents asking about driving and meeting us at the zoo.  Per school policy, this is a school planned function and for liability reasons all students and chaperones attending are required to ride the bus to and from the zoo.

The Dearborn Farmers and Artisan Market permission slips are due tomorrow too!

Spelling test is tomorrow.

May homework calendars and writing folders are due tomorrow.

Have a great evening!



Dear Families,

Reminders for this week:

  1.  Field trip permission slips are due for both field trips this week.  Please be sure to send in cash for the zoo trip.  We are still in need of chaperones for both trips.
  2. May homework calendars and writing folders are due Thursday.
  3. Please return all library books.  This will be our last trip to the library this week.  Students will not be checking out any more books.
  4. All leveled readers sent home for reading practice are due back next Friday, June 3.
  5. No school Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a wonderful weekend!

A big thank you to all parents for your help and support with the “Talking Zoo” project.  The children did an outstanding job with their presentations!

Have a great week!


Week of May 16

Dear Families,

The zoo field trip permission slips were sent home today in your child’s folder.  The cost is $10.00 per child.  Chaperones are $10.00 too!  Permission slips and money are due next Thursday, May 26.  In order to chaperone you must have an updated background check on file in the office.  If you need to get a background check or renew an expired one, please do so ASAP.  It takes 2 weeks for clearance.  As of now, I have 3 chaperones signed up .

The “Talking Zoo” presentations are this Thursday, May 19 @ 2:30 p.m. in the media center.  A note and invitation were sent home today too!

The Dearborn Farmer’s Market field trip is Friday, June 3.  We need 9 chaperones for this trip.  I have 3 volunteers.  Be sure background checks are up to date for chaperones.  Permission slips will be sent home this week.

The Kindergarten popcorn sale is this Friday.  My parent volunteers, please sign in at the office after drop off and then you may go to the cafeteria to start popping the popcorn.  The orders and money will be delivered to you in the cafeteria. After the popcorn is popped and bagged, then you will deliver the orders to the classrooms.  Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to all families for making “Teacher Appreciation Week” so special.  I appreciated all of the flowers, cards, gift cards, and school supplies.

Spelling test will be Friday.

Mark your calendars for Monday, June 13.  This is our end of the year Kindergarten picnic/celebration.  All families are invited to come.  If the weather does not cooperate, we have set aside, Wednesday, June 15.

Have a great week!



PBIS party items

If you signed up for the items needed for our PBIS celebration, please send items in by Wednesday.  The chalk and popsicles have been sent in.

Thank you,


The week of May 9

Happy Mother’s Day!

Reminders and Upcoming events

Wednesday is a late start day.  Please arrive to school at 9:30 a.m.

Talking Zoo posters are due this Friday, May 13.  The poster is just a standard size poster board.  Keep the facts simple on the poster board so that your child can easily write the facts and remember them (for example: A horse lives on a farm.  A horse eats hay.) and include pictures.  Please be sure to turn in animal posters as the children will be graded on them.   

Our last book order for the year is due this Friday, May 13.

Talking Zoo presentations are Thursday, May 19.  The start time will be 2:30 p.m.  Children are required to to dress up as their animal for their presentations.  If your child will be needing help with his/her costume, please arrive at 2:10.  Please remember that dressing up for the animal project does not have to be a Halloween costume.  Keep it simple!  You do have the option to keep it simple or or do a costume with more detail.  You may just create a headband with pictures of your child’s animal glued around it and wear colors that match the animal.   If your child has a stuffed animal of their animal they may bring it for the presentation too!  We will be making headbands for the Talking Zoo presentations for the children who may need one.  If your child’s costume is all set there is no need for a headband.  If you are having difficulty coming up with a costume, please let me know and I will create a headband for your child in class.  

The Dearborn Farmers’s Market Field Trip will be Friday, June 3.  We will be leaving the school at 11:45 and returning at 3:00.  I am in need of 9 chaperones for this field trip.  We will be walking to the market located in the parking lot behind Buddy’s Pizza.  Please let me know who is available to chaperone.  Chaperones do need to have an updated background check filed in the office.  If you need to complete a background check, please complete the form in the office ASAP.  It takes 2 weeks for clearance.

The Detroit Zoo field trip is June 8. More information will be sent home later this week.  This is an all day field trip. We will need 6 chaperones for our class.  Chaperones will need an updated background check filed in the office.  Please be sure all paperwork is completed early as it takes 2 weeks for clearance.

Enjoy your day!



PBIS Celebration

The sidewalk chalk and popsicles are spoken for.  We just need 10 more bottles of bubbles.

Thank you to those bringing in the items.  The children and I appreciate it greatly!


April PBIS Celebration

Dear Families,

We will be celebrating our best behavior for the month of April next week.  The children have decided that they would like to have a an extra recess with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and popsicles.  I am in need of donations for the following items:

20 bottles of bubbles  (This can be split between parents so not one parent is buying all the bubbles.  When replying let me know how many will be donated, that way I can update the blog as to what is left).

2 boxes of sidewalk chalk

20 popsicles

If anyone is able to donate any of these items, please let me know.  All items are needed on or before Monday, May 9.  We will keep an eye on the weather for a nice sunny day next week to celebrate.  Thank you for all your help with the donations.


Thank you for the school supplies today and also for all the beautiful flowers I received on Monday.