Field Day Tomorrow

Thank you parent chaperones for all of your help today at the zoo!  What a great day!

Tomorrow is Field Day.  Please be sure to apply sunscreen on your child at home before coming to school.  Your child needs to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  We will be outside for the whole morning.  We will be having a  school-wide picnic lunch, please send in a towel or blanket for your child to sit on.  Hot lunch will be available tomorrow.  There is no 2nd choice for the rest of the school year.

Have a great evening!




Zoo Field Trip


Dear Families,

Tomorrow is our much anticipated zoo field trip.  If you are chaperoning please sign in upon arrival at school ( No later than 8:40.  My reminder note in your child’s folder today says by 8:45 but we need to board buses at 8:50).  After signing in please report to my classroom for further instructions and list of students you will be chaperoning.

Please be sure to pack a disposable lunch for your child and include a drink that is also disposable.  Have your child wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  Please apply sunscreen prior to arriving at school.  We are on a tight schedule and need to be prompt so we can depart on time.


End of Year Celebration Clarification

Your child will not need a lunch on Monday, June 13 as we will be having pizza and other food items for the celebration.  Please send in snack for the morning.

Have a great day!





Week of June 6

Dear Families,

Our school is coming to an end quickly.  What a great year it has been!  I have enjoyed working with all of your children.  The end of the year is bitter sweet as I will miss each and everyone of them.

Thank you to all of our parent chaperones for helping with our walk to the farmers market yesterday.  We had a great time!

What you need to know for this week:

We will not be having anymore spelling tests.  I know the children were very excited to hear this news!

If you have not returned your child’s orange homework folder please do so by Thursday.

Please return all book bags on Monday.  I have not received many of the bags.  I must return all the books to the library by Friday.

Please send in a reusable shopping bag or a large handled brown paper bag on Monday.  The children will be using them to bring home items from school.

If you have any rags to donate to the class we need them to clean out our desks.  Please send rags in this week.

Zoo field trip is Wednesday.  Please put sunscreen on your child in the morning prior to coming to school.  Your child will need a lunch with a drink placed in a disposable bag.  Be sure to write your child’s name on the bag.  We will not be carrying anything back from the field trip.  This is an all day field trip.  Chaperones, please bring along a tote to carry lunches for the children in your group.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Thursday is our school’s field day.  K-2nd grade will be participating in the morning.

Be sure to sign up for an item/s for our end of the year celebration on Monday, June 13.  There are still many items needed for the party.  We still need more parent helpers too!

Enjoy your weekend!


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!