Christmas Stocking Donations

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Dear Families,

Every year, DuVall sends extra Halloween candy to troops overseas. This year, DuVall penguins will be sending the troops Christmas stockings along with extra Halloween candy! Every grade has been assigned something different to donate for the stocking. Kindergarten has been asked to donate travel size tissues and travel size wet wipes. If you can and would like to help donate to the troops, please send in these items (travel size tissue and wet wipes, and extra candy) by Friday, Nov 2nd. Or, place a monetary donation in an envelope with the name of the student label the envelope “donation for Christmas stockings.” Thank you in advance for all your help and support!

-The DuVall Staff and Students

Week of 10-29-2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I hope this message finds you all well and dry and enjoying this weekend with your families! My weekend has been filled with soccer and family ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what you need to know for this week in kindergarten. If there are any changes to be made or additional information added, I’ll add the news as the week progresses. Have a wonderful week!

*Please join us on Halloween for our parade and classroom activities at 2:00 pm ๐Ÿ™‚ Please sign into the office and get a visitors pass and join us on our walk around the block if you wish! After the parade we will go directly to room 106 and enjoy some activities and treats! If you are donating anything to the party feel free to send it in tomorrow, Monday 10-29-2018. If you have food items, please send in the day of the party on Wednesday! Remember toย send your child to school in regular clothes and have them bring their costume to school in a bag with their name on it! Students can change into costumes after lunch right before the parade at 1:30 ish.ย Your child may also bring a small piece of candy or small candy bag for each child if they want but please make sure all items are individually wrapped and not baked goods. They will be placed into paper bags and then into backpacks and could get really messy! THANK YOU in advance to all the families and students for helping donate items for this party and for your amazing generosity and support. We are so lucky and I am the most lucky teacher around ๐Ÿ™‚

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

*Important Reminders:

*Homework:ย The homework packet from last week is due on Monday the 29th. A new packet will be coming home tonight along with a new math game! This week in math we will be working on regular lessons and I will also be assessing again for updated math skills for the report cards.

*Conferences are quickly approaching! Please make sure you have signed up for one spot on one of the days provided. I will assign any family who has not yet signed up to make sure we meet and send home reminders at the end of the week on Friday.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

*Popcorn: This Friday we have a half day of school so there will be NO popcorn sales!

*Library check out: Your child will visit the library again on Tuesday morning. Please make sure that your child’s book is in their backpack Monday night ready to be returned this next morning. Any lost or damaged books front he DuVall library will need to be replace by the individual child’s family. Thank you for helping your child become a responsible penguin!

*Reading Packs: Thank you for sending them back every day and spending about 10-15 minutes a night on the letters/words you find in there. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night! Those students who had books sent home last week, make sure they are in there this week because they will be switched for one to two more this week! Woohoo these students rock!

Letter(s) of the week: V, Z

Review letters: S,M,R,T,N,B,a, A, D, O, I, C,G, H, F, P, E

Words of the Week: is, has

Review words: I, can, see, the, to, like, look, at, come, and,a,we, go, in, he, my

*Counting syllables in a word

*Which two words rhyme?

*This week in language arts, I will be assessing students on their letter ID (revisiting to see what else they have picked up out of 52 letters), recognizing rhyming, beginning sounds, syllables and the sight words we have covered so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

Week of 10-22-2017

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Greetings families of room 106! I hope this message finds you all well and staying warm and dry. We had such a exciting week last week at the apple orchard and I wanted to thank our chaperones for all their hard work on the field trip. Thank you moms for sharing these adorable pictures with us! If there are any more youโ€™d like to share please feel free to email them to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I also wanted to THANK all the parents who have volunteered to bring things for our classroom Halloween party. You are so generous and we thank you so much! We are also getting a new little penguin tomorrow morning! Please help us welcome Hussein Jaber and his family to our classroom ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome Jaber family to DuVall, you are going to LOVE it here and our wonderful little family in room 106. If there are any new announcements or reminders I’ll be sure to write as the week progresses! Have a wonderful week…

*Letters of the Week: P, E

*Words of the Week: my, he

*Reminder: Kindergarten will have no school this Friday October 26th, 2018! Teachers have a meeting and only KDG will stay home and will not be participating in the popcorn sales until next week! If your child has an older sibling at DuVall they can order through them!

*Media Check out: Tuesday morning

 

Reminders…Tomorrow is Picture Day!

Dear families,

This is a reminder that tomorrow is picture day! Please send your child to school with the picture envelope already filled out and with their name on it. Also, tomorrow is popcorn day so bring your quarters ๐Ÿ™‚

In addition, for any parents wanting to view the sign up genius for the Halloween Party here is the link to see it ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to thank all the parents who came to our field trip today once again for helping us have a fantastic day! The kids had a great time and we are one lucky class to have such amazing parents ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend and if you have more pics from the orchard please feel free to email me I’d love to post them all this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094da8ac22a0fe3-halloween1ย 

 

Week of 10-15-2018

 

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I hope this message finds you all well and warm and enjoying this BEAUTIFUL weekend with your families! My weekend has been filled with soccer as usual and a block party ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what you need to know for this week in kindergarten. If there are any changes to be made or additional information added, I’ll add them as the week progresses. Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

*Important Reminders:

*Homework packet:ย Lesson 16 homework assignment is due tomorrow. In order to keep your homework packets one week behind instruction, this week your child will receive two new games to add to their homework “Game Binders” and a membership to “Zern.org” a game website linked to our kindergarten curriculum with fun games yay! Look in your child’s folder for the letter and login information stapled to it ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, and please let me know if you need any help setting your child up.

*Apple Orchard: We are all set!ย Looking forward to the field trip this week! Remember to send your child with a warm outfit and the proper coat and shoes to stay warm and dry all day! In addition, a bag lunch that can easily be thrown away after eating. No money please we will not be visiting the orchard store.

*Conferences are quickly approaching! Please make sure you have signed up for one spot on one of the days provided. I will assign any family who has not yet signed up to make sure we meet ๐Ÿ™‚

*Popcorn fundraiser sales are almost every Friday so bring those quarters (no limit per child) first thing at 8:35 am. This Friday popcorn sales will be back on!

*Library check out: Your child will visit the library again on Tuesday morning. Please make sure that your child’s book is in their backpack Monday night ready to be returned this next morning. Any lost or damaged books front he DuVall library will need to be replace by the individual child’s family. Thank you for helping your child become a responsible penguin! Last week we had 19/20 return their books. Wow! We are really learning to be responsible with our school materials.

*Reading Packs:Thank you for sending them back every day and spending about 10-15 minutes a night on the letters/words you find in there. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night!

Letter(s) of the week: H,F

Review letters: S,M,R,T,N,B,a, A, D, O, I, C,G

Words of the Week: go, in

Review words: I, can, see, the, to, like, look, at, come, and,a,we

*Counting syllables in a word

*Which two words rhyme?

*This week in math I will be returning to regular instruction and continuing with lesson 17. Please have your child play the games from their homework game binder each night to review all skills and log onto zern.org to register themselves on the site. This is an additional way to fulfill homework skill practice a night and as your child completes assignments and games it will naturally move them up (like Razkids does)! Have fun.

*This week the kindergarten teachers will be setting up a “sign up genius” for our Halloween party which will take place from 2:30pm (or directly following the 2:00pm parade) to 3:30pm on Wednesday October 31st, 2018. Please take a minute to view the supplies needed for the party and sign up to donate items if that is possible for your family. NO PRESSURE ๐Ÿ™‚ Parents are welcome join us for the party and we will also need parents to help run stations and manage crowd control lol! The class and Iย thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance to make our Halloween at school successful and most importantlyย FUN!ย 

 

 

 

Week of 10-8-2018

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you all dry and warm and enjoying your weekend with your families! Here is what you need to know for this week in kindergarten. If there are any changes to be made or additional information added, I’ll add them as the week progresses. Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

*Important Reminders:

*This Friday 10-12-2018 There is a half day of school for all elementary students. Half day means no lunch at school, but students are welcome to bring a snack for the morning!

*Homework packet #3ย is due tomorrow on Monday (the roll and write number to 5 game is yours to keep though) and your child will be bringing home packet #4 in their homework folder!ย  Thank you again to Johnny’s mom for stapling and organizing our math homework each week. You’re such a tremendous help!

*Apple Orchard Chaperones: If you received a chaperone letter on Thursday, please send inย your $10.00 in school as soon as tomorrowย in an envelope with your name on it marked Apple Orchard Chaperone $ย ย Thank you ALL once again for volunteering your time to help us make this a special day.

*Conferences are quickly approaching! Please make sure you have signed up for one spot on one of the days provided. I will assign any family who has not yet signed up to make sure we meet ๐Ÿ™‚

*Popcorn fundraiser sales are almost every Friday so bring those quarters (no limit per child) first thing at 8:35 am. This Friday will be a half day of school so there will NOT be any popcorn sales!

*Library check out: Your child will visit the library again on Tuesday morning and bring home a new book. Please make sure that your child’s book is in their backpack Monday night ready to be returned this next morning. Any lost or damaged books front he DuVall library will need to be replace by the individual child’s family. Thank you for helping your child become a responsible penguin!

*Reading Packs:Thank you for sending them back every day and spending about 10-15 minutes a night on the letters/words you find in there. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night!

Letter(s) of the week: C,G

Review letters: S,M,R,T,N,B,a, A, D, O, I

Words of the Week: a, we

Review words: I, can, see, the, to, like, look, at, come, and

*Counting syllables in a word

*Which two words rhyme?

*Last week in daily 5 we began launching “Listen to Reading”. Students used the ipad to listen to books electronically on the ipad from the website Raz-Kids! I was so proud to log on and find students are also reading at home. Way to go my amazing students keep up the great work!

*This week in math I will be administering the mid module assessment for unit 1 to check for understanding of all concepts so far: number writing, counting objects in a group/line/scatter/circle (any way it is moved), sorting into groups/classifying and subitizing. Each child will be assessed one at a time and this type of formative assessment helps me to guide personal instruction for each child. I am excited to see how well the students are progressing in math and have already seen much growth in your children. I will have the data for your child available to show you at conferences ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Message From Mr. Attee…

DuVall is hosting Parent Talk

ย Starting on Monday, October 8th (2:00 โ€“ 3:30 PM), DuVall is hosting Parent Talk, a round-table discussion focuses on learning communication skills that empower, encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation and character development. Learn practical skills to positively effect the social and emotional development of your children and family.ย ย A certificate of completion is awarded to participants who complete the sessions.ย  For more information, please click on theย DUVALL Parent Talk Flyer 2018-2019.

Apple Orchard Field Trip Chaperones!

 

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Dear parents,

We just pulled the names of 6 moms that will ride the bus with us to Wiard’s Apple Orchard for our field trip on the 18th. I wanted to THANK all of the parents for volunteering your time to accompany us and I wish we could take ALL of you on the bus with us. Unfortunately, we do not have enough space to do that, and we are so luck that 14 moms volunteered. WOW, that is amazing! I will say this though. If you still wanted to spend the day with us, I would like to invite you to either drive yourself or carpool with other mothers and follow the bus there (or meet us at the entrance gate). If you would still like to come, we’d love to have you. You would simply pay your entrance fee when you get there and join us there.

Here are the mom’s pulled to ride the bus. If something changes in your schedule which permits you from joining us, please let me know and I will pull another name from the basket. Thank you and have a great day!

Paisley’s mom

Kaydin’s mom

Johnny’s mom

Jack’s mom

Alex’s mom

Cameran’s mom