Dear Parents and Families,

Next week is STEAM week and we are asking each child to bring in a shoe box. The shoe box can be big or small. If you have paper towel rolls (without the paper towels), toilet paper rolls (without the toilet paper) please send these in also. The kids will be using all these materials and other items when creating a “Not A Box” project. All the materials that we bring in we will share, so if you have extra, feel free to send them in.

Thank you in advance!ūüėä

Snacks at School

Friday is the last day students will be receiving a snack at school. Starting on Monday, please make sure your child has a snack everyday. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Cranbrook Science Institute Field Trip

On Friday a permission slip came home for our next field trip. We will be going to Cranbrook Science Institute on Thursday, May 16th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please sign and return the permission slip by Friday, May 10th.


There is no cost for the field trip! Please send your child to school with a lunch in disposable containers/bags. We will be throwing everything away.


If you would like to chaperone, let me know and I will contact you if we need you to chaperone. Thanks!


Kindness Bingo

As a school, we will be focusing on kindness during the next few weeks. Today your child will be bringing home a “Kindness Bingo” sheet. It has activities for your child to do that promotes kindness. As your child marks off a row/column in order (5 in a row), they can bring it back to school for a prize. The limit is 2 prizes per child; so they can fill in 2 rows and receive a prize Let me know if you have any questions!

Literacy Night

Literacy Night will be held at our school on Thursday, March 6th, from 5-6:30 PM. Come join us for a night filled with fun literacy activities for you and your family!

Book Fair

As a class, we will be visiting the Book Fair on Monday, March 4, 2019. If your child would like to purchase something from the Book Fair, please send money with your child on March 4th, as that is the ONLY time our whole class can go and that I can help your child pick out a book. Thanks!


STEAM Night is Thursday, February 7th from 5:00 Р7:00 p.m.  It is an excellent night to enjoy many science and engineering activities.  Ms. McCormick puts so much work into this night.  Please come and enjoy it.   There will be a PTA Bake Sale during the festivities and PTA is asking for donations of either store bought or homemade baked good to sell for the event.  They can be dropped off Thursday morning in the office.  Thank you in advance!

Valentine’s Day Party Information

Dear Parents and Families,

We will be having a class celebration on Thursday, February 14th. Students will be able to share Valentine’s if they wish! We have 17 students in our class, but please send extras!

We ask you not to address Valentines “to” specific students; it’s just too tricky at this age to hand out. Instead, just have your child write their name in the FROM section.

Students can also bring a treat to share with the class during our celebration. Our class LOVES healthy snacks, so those would be much appreciated. Please let me know if you would like to send something in so I can plan accordingly.

Thank you,

Miss Zehr

Sight Word/Word Family List

Dear Parents,

Attached you will find the Kindergarten Sight Words. ¬†Kindergarten and Young Fives are continuing to work on these sight words. ¬†We expect your child to be able read and write these words. Start by practicing reading and writing the words in the first box where it says: ¬†‚ÄúFirst Start Here‚ÄĚ with your child. Once they can read and write the words in each box in the first column, then continue at the top of the second column and last continue to the top of the third column. ¬†Practice the words in groups of three or four as they are listed. The order we have chosen will help your child to progress as a reader and a writer. We appreciate your support.

Thank you,

The Kindergarten and Young Fives Team

Sight Word Lists Kindergarten Words Word Family Letter