Kindergarten – Mrs. Baranoski

December Newsletter

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! :smile:  With winter weather coming soon, please make sure that your child has the appropriate gear for recess.  If there is snow on the ground and students need boots, snow pants, gloves, a hat, and a heavy, winter jacket.  If you have duplicates of any of these items you are welcome to label them and leave them at school. Please just send a note so I know and make sure that EVERYTHING is labeled!!! :smile:

Fall Parent Teacher/Conferences
I enjoyed getting to speak with you to discuss all of your child’s successes.  Thank you for making school a priority in your child’s life!  Please remember to return the survey that we sent home during conferences. The kindergarten one was pink.  The data collected is used by our management company to help us provide the best education possible for our students.

Pajama Party
Our Evergreen Pajama Party is a wonderful, budget friendly, opportunity to have a break from the kids.  It is on Friday, December 1st.  You needed to sign up by Wednesday, November 22nd, but if you really want to join us contact the office to see if we have space available.

Winter Break Party
Please read over the attached note about our winter break party.  We hope that with advance notice all of you will be able to join us for our family breakfast.  If you have any questions about the day, let us know.  :smile:

Education for the Arts
We participate in the amazing program Education for the Arts through Kalamazoo RESA.  We are provided with a dance/creative movement teachers for multiple weeks starting in January.  We are also given the opportunity to attend various performances.  This year we had the pleasure of enjoying The Polar Bear Goes Up! in November.  We will be attending another performance in February as well!

Award Winners for November
We are proud to announce that Eliana is our character award winner for being honest.  The writing award went to Jillian and the math award went to Micah. In December and January we will be talking about being GENEROUS!!!

Scholastic Book Order—great Christmas presents :smile:
Book orders and money are due by December 8th.  You are also able to order online, which gives our class even more points.  Please make checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.

Mitten Tree
Send in any NEW mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for both children and adults.  We are taking donations until December 15th!

BOOK IT!
I have included a calendar to track the time your child spends reading at home.  In order to earn the pizza coupon your child needs to read/be read to for a total of 200 minutes throughout the month.  Thank you for your support at home and we hope you all take advantage of this wonderful program!

Themes
gingerbread, Holidays Around the World

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Baranoski