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.

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Have a great week!



End of Year Party Planners Needed

Dear Families,

Mrs. Muston and I are looking for 2 parents each to help plan our end of the year picnic/party.  The parent planners would plan and coordinate the games/activities for the party.  They would also contact the parents who have signed up as helpers and inform them of what needs to be done.  I have 3 parent volunteers who signed up at the beginning of the school year.  If this sounds like something you would like to do, please let me know.  The picnic/party is Tuesday, June 9.

Set up is at 11:30 a.m.  The party will begin at noon until 3:00 p.m.

Thank you for your help.



Thanks a Billion

Dear Families,

Target is giving $25 for each thank you given to a teacher.  If you get a chance please visit the site www.thanksabillion.target.com and thank a Whitmore teacher if you can.

I have 7 chaperones for the farmers market field trip.  We need 3 more.  Please let me know if anyone else is available.  I have been hearing great things about this field trip and would hate to miss it, especially since it is free.

We will be making headbands for our Talking Zoo presentations for those children who may need one.  Several children told me they already have something made for their dress up.  Your child may dress in their animal ‘s colors and bring along a stuffed animal of the animal to put next to them during the presentation.   If your child does not need a headband, please let me know.    Please be sure to turn in animal posters as the children will be graded on them.





Week of May 18-21

Dear Families,

What you need to know for this week in Kindergarten.

Monday – gym and music-  Krispy Kreme Day – We are still in need of 2 dozen donuts for today.

Tuesday- music-  Lollipop day

Wednesday – gym – Math Day We will be doing fun projects and math all day.

Thursday – science – Necktie Day – Borrow dad’s or grandpa’s tie to wear to school.  Talking Zoo presentations @ 2:30 p.m. in the media center. Spelling test today.


1. We are still in need of parent chaperones for the Farmer’s Market field trip on June 5.  I have 5 parents.  I still need 5 more.  Please let me know if you are available.

2. Please remember to send in a show and tell on your child’s assigned day.

3. Now that we are entering the last few weeks of school, it is time for assessments again.  I will not be meeting with small reading groups in order for me to complete the assessments.  I will be sending books home this week.  Please be sure to send your child’s book bags on Monday, so I can send books home for next week (I did not meet with small groups this past week.  We were busy creating our Talking Zoo books).  Please read with your child this week.  I will not be sending any books home after next week.  Please be sure to return all books you may have at home.  All books and book bags will be due on or before May 29.

4.  Thursday will be our last library check out for this year.  All books are due on or before May 28.

5. Talking Zoo – If your child has not brought in their poster, please send in on Monday.  Presentations will be Thursday, May 21 @ 2:30 in the media center.

6.  The spelling test will be on Thursday this week due to the holiday break.

7. I have not received all permission slips and money for the Kensington field trip.  Please send on Monday.

8.  Our end of the year picnic celebration will be on Tuesday, June 9.  We are in need of a few parents to help with set up.  I believe I have 3 parents who signed up at the beginning of the year to assist with this party.  We still need 3 more helpers.  Set up will be at 11:30 and the celebration will begin at noon until the end of the day.  There will be a sign up genius for items needed coming out after the Memorial Day break.  All families are welcome to join us for this celebration.

9.  Now that the weather is finally warming up, please be sure your child wears closed toe shoes.  Per school policy no flip flops or open toe shoes for safety reasons.

10. No school on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25.  Have a safe and relaxing long weekend!

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Have a great week end!