Dear Families,

For Monday’s math lesson please send in 3 various size containers (empty and washed) such as cottage cheese/sour cream containers, water bottles, margarine tubs, yogurt containers, etc.  We also will need 8 bags of dried beans.  Please let me know if you are able to send in bags of dried beans.

For Friday, Oct. 9 we will be doing a sorting activity.  I am in need of a parent to donate one large box of Fruit Loops Cereal.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Have a great weekend!



Week of Sept. 28

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable break.  The weather was great!

The children have been working hard learning our daily routine and have adjusted well to school.  I am very proud of them!

We have been busy this week working on our Daily 5 routine.  We learned about “good fit books” and how to choose one during our library check-out.  I have chosen 3 “good fit books” for each child to have in their book boxes for Daily 5.  I will be rotating the books for the children every few weeks.  These books are the leveled readers we use for reading groups and the books that will eventually be coming home for reading practice.

Today we created our anchor chart for “Read to Self”.  We will be working on building up our stamina the next few weeks so the children can become independent workers during Daily 5 time.

In math we have been talking about numbers, counting in various ways, calendar activities, 10 frames, and creating our growing number line.

During writer’s workshop we have been learning how to set up our paper for writing.  We learned how to write the date and we have been practicing writing words to go with our pictures.

We have completed the NWEA testing this week.  I will send home scores in the next few weeks.

I have been busy assessing the children with our beginning of the year assessments, as well as, the Highscope assessments.

Tomorrow we will have our first class reward celebration to wrap up the month of September.  We will have donuts and cider.  All children will be participating and are very excited to try apple cider.


  1. We have gym tomorrow.  Wear gym shoes.
  2. Library check out is Thursday.  Be sure to return books so new books can come home.
  3. Please send in 2 snacks daily.  The children do get hungry, especially in the afternoon, since we have an early lunch.
  4. Be sure to send jackets as the weather will be much cooler the rest of this week.

Have a great night!




First Week Success

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that we have completed our first full week of school.  The kids did great!  We have been busy learning our daily routine, classroom/school rules, and Leader in Me.

This week is a short week.  We will continue to work on Leader in Me activities, all about me bags, and daily routine.  I will be introducing the first part of  Daily 5 which is “good fit books” and proper book handling.  The children will be receiving several leveled readers in their book boxes.  We will also be taking the reading portion of the NWEA on Tuesday.  Please remember to send in headphones for your child if you prefer that your child has his/her own personal headphones.  Otherwise he/she may use the school’s headphones.  Be sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a good breakfast for Tuesday’s testing.



There is no school Wed. Sept. 23-Sept. 25.  We will resume class on Monday, Sept. 28.

Please be sure to send in emergency forms and all other forms that were given at the beginning of the school year on Monday.

School supplies to be sent in too!

Each child needs to bring in 3 of their favorite books from home for there book boxes.  I believe all but 3 children have done so.

Have a great day!

Kim Stawara


End of year picnic

Dear Families,

We are in need of several food items on the Sign Up Genius for tomorrow’s end of year picnic.  Please be sure to sign up for an item or items.  Also please respond to how many people will be attending the picnic from your family.

We also need a Slip and Slide to use for the day.  If anyone has one we can borrow, please let me know.

Thank you,



Week of June 8

Dear Families,

This is our last week of school.  I have enjoyed working with all of your children.  I wish everyone a wonderful summer!

Thank you to all the parent helpers who assisted with our walking field trip to the Dearborn Farmers Market.

What you need to know for this week:

Monday: music and gym class.  Children will be bringing some things home today.  Please return overdue library books and/or pay the fine.  Your child’s report card will not be sent home until books are returned or fines are paid.

Tuesday: We will be cleaning out our chair pockets and the room.  Please bring an extra bag for your stuff.  Our end of the year picnic/celebration will begin at noon. All families are  invited to attend.  Parent helpers, please arrive at 11:30 to help set up.  All food and supply items for the party are due today.  Be sure your child wears a bathing suit to school for our party and brings a towel for the picnic.  We have several water activities planned.  Remember  to apply sunscreen on your child.

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

Have a great week!



Field Trip and End of Year Picnic Info

Hard copies of the following notes are in your child’s folder today.

Dearborn Farmer’s Market Walking Field Trip

Dear Families,

Tomorrow is our walking field trip.  Please be sure your child wears comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  Be sure to put sunscreen on your child too!  We will be eating lunch at 11:00 a.m.  We will begin our walk at 11:50 a.m.  The Dearborn Police will be helping us cross at major intersections.  We will be returning to school by 3:00 p.m.

Reminder to all chaperones:  Please sign in at the office by 11:40 a.m. or you may join your child for lunch at 11:00 a.m.  Please bring a reusable shopping bag or backpack to help carry items from the farmers market back to the school.

Thank you!

Mrs. Stawara


Dear Families,

Our Kindergarten end of the year picnic and party is Tuesday, June 9. Our celebration will begin at noon.  We will be celebrating outside until 3:00 p.m.  All families are welcomed and encouraged to join us.  We are in need of parent volunteers to help set up for the party at 11:30 a.m. and to take down and clean up at 3:00 p.m.  Please let you child’s teacher know if you are available to help out.

We have a lot of fun games and activities planned for the children.  Several of the planned activities include water games.  Please have your child wear a bathing suit under their clothing.  Boys can wear swim trunks as shorts.  You may want to send in an extra pair of shorts and a shirt in case your child needs to change into dry clothing after the celebration for Kids Club.  Beach towels will be needed, as well as, sunscreen (If possible, please put sunscreen on your child before school if you are not able to attend the party).   Be sure to place these items in a reusable shopping bag with your child’s name on all items.

We still are in need of many food items and party supplies to make this celebration a success.  Be sure to sign up for an item on the Sign-Up Genius.  Mrs. Muston put together one sign up for both Kindergarten classrooms.

We are need of the following items to borrow for the party.  Items will be returned to you at the end of the day.  If you are able to lend us any of the items, please return the bottom section of this note.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Mrs. Stawara and Mrs. Muston




____ I can bring a Slip and Slide.

____ I can bring a water hose.


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Week of June 1

Dear Families,

Thank you to all the parent chaperones who helped out during our field trip to Kensington.  What a wonderful time!  We could not have asked for better weather.

It is hard to believe that we only have 7 1/2 days of school left!  This year has flown by so quickly.  I have enjoyed working with all of the children this year.  They have grown so much this past year and are ready for first grade.

What you will need to know this week in Kindergarten.

Monday – gym and music.  Crazy sock/shoe day.   Be sure to wear a jacket since the temperature is cooler for the next few days.  If you have not turned in your May writing journal please bring it in this week.

Tuesday – music class.  Tie-dye day.

Wednesday – gym class.  Uniform Day – wear  a uniform or jersey for your favorite team.

Thursday – science enrichment. Video Day.  Today is Field Day.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  Please apply sunscreen on your child.  We will be outside playing lots of fun games.

Friday – Wacky, wild hair day.   Walking field trip to the Dearborn Farmer’s Market.  Please be sure your child wears comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  We will be eating lunch earlier so we can be ready for our walk.  Parent chaperones, please sign in the office by 11:45 a.m.  We plan to begin our walk at 11:50.


1.  All library books and fines were due last Friday.  If you have not returned your child’s library books, please do so ASAP.  Any unpaid fines or books not returned before the end of the year will result in your child not receiving his/her report cards.

2.  Show and Tell schedule- Those children who were scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday have completed their 4 turns.  Children scheduled for Monday and Friday will have their last show and tell this week due to the Memorial Day break.

3. This week is our last spelling test.  This weeks words are: want, into, did, hub, rub, cub.

4 .The  End of Year Kindergarten picnic is Tuesday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m.  Mrs. Post and Mrs. Ehnis are organizing the event.  They will be contacting those parents who signed up at the beginning of the year to help out.  If any other parents are able and willing to help out, please let me know.  Mrs. Muston put together a Sign Up Genius for both of our classes for our end of the year picnic.  Please be sure to sign up for a food item.

5.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 10.  Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

Have a great week!




Week of May 26

Dear Families,

What you need to know this week in Kindergarten.

Wednesday – gym today, be sure to wear your tennis shoes. Kensington Field Trip note coming home today.  Be sure to read the information pertaining to tomorrow’s field trip.

Thursday – Kensington Field Trip.  Please remind your child to listen and stay with his/her chaperon at all times.  We are in need of a few parents to help plant some flowers around the school with us after the field trip.  If any chaperons are available to stay, please let me know.

Friday – art class.  All library books are due back to the library.  Any outstanding fines for lost books need to be paid at this time.  All leveled readers are due today.  No more books will be coming home.  Please be sure to send all books back to school along with the book bags.  Book bags will be given to the 1st grade teachers for next year.  Spelling test today.

Spelling words:







Have a great week!