Dear Star Students and Awesome Parents,
Happy Fall! Thank you so much for coming to Back to School Night on Sept. 24th and learning about our classroom rules and expectations. Mrs. Sanzone and I are enjoying getting to know "Our Perfect Blend" of students as well as helping the students get to know each other through various games and discussions. Please note that every Wednesday, we will end the day with yoga. Please dress in comfortable pants/shorts that you can bend in. Throughout the year, the practice will help students be more mindful (be present/ in the moment) slow down, and learn how to be more patient and calmer.
Also, if your child has not told you, we will be having a class government. Until our class president is elected (on Election Day, Nov. 5) last year's Class President (Holden Concord) and Secretary of Education (Erik Mawker) have been joining us for Bill Day on Thursdays. Here, the students' bills are read by Erik and voted on by the class ("The House"). Then, President Concord either vetoes or passes the bill. Ask your child about the process. Our 3 bills that passed are now class laws:
1. Water bottles may remain on the desks.
2. Every Friday is Stuffed Animal Day, if you choose.
3. Every Friday is also Pajama Day, if you choose.
As stated at Back To School Night, your child has the opportunity to participate in these days if he/she chooses to follow the class rules and expectations. Your child is in control of his/her behavior and is held accountable for his/her choices. We thank you so much for helping us teach your child accountability.
If you are feeling generous when shopping, we can always use extra boxes of tissues throughout the year. Many thanks to you if you already donated! You're the best!
Oct. 7th Picture Day (9:45 a.m.)
Oct. 10th Presidential speeches are due (for Primary Election) and earned pizza day. Please see the order form going home Mon., Oct. 7th if your child wishes to participate.
Oct. 11th School Spirit Orders are due
Oct. 15th Cicconi Farms (yes, it was rescheduled)
Oct. 18th Baking Pumpkin Choc. Chip Muffins in our class (no helpers needed)
** If your child has an allergy, we will call you. Thank you so much!
Oct. 23rd Pumpkin decorating contest pumpkins are due today (info was sent home Oct. 3rd).
Oct. 31st HALLOWEEN PARTY time TBA
Parents coming: Ms. Alvarado, Mrs. Iatauro, Mrs. Tolska, Ms. Momoh, & Ms. Francis
TUESDAY Music with Ms. Burnett
WEDNESDAY Art with Mrs. Thomas
THURSDAY World Language with Senora McDonald
FRIDAY Gym WEAR SNEAKERS
**Since our lunch is 1:15-1:45, we will have a snack at around 10:00 everyday. If you choose to bring a snack, please make sure it is healthy (fruit, cheese stick, crackers, pretzels, veggies, Cheeze-its, Goldfish, a small yogurt, etc..) Please do not bring cookies, chips, etc..
FOR LATER IN SEPT.:
LOG IN : LUNCH# PASSWORD: Initials 03 Ex: Sue Miller SM03
XTRA MATH LOGIN will be posted in your child's planner (front page) the week of Oct. 7th. They must put my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our classroom is a RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM. Please go to responsiveclasssroom.org to learn more about this wonderful, research based, and effective philosophy!
Please feel free to email me (and/or Mrs. Sanzone, see below) at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. All the best for a wonderful and successful year!
Mrs. Alkalay & Mrs. Sanzone