Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of December 10th





Good Afternoon & Happy Second Week of Advent!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. We had a marvelous Monday today and the class worked very hard!

I will not be in school tomorrow as I will be down in Newark for an all-day workshop, or "Teacher School" as I told the kiddos. Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Nowel will be here tomorrow. If you have any changes in dismissal or need to contact them during the day tomorrow, please reach out directly to Mrs. Nowel via Class Dojo, as she does have the app on her phone and can see it right away.

A few important papers went home today in homework folders. One is a permission slip for our Christmas Breakfast that will be happening next Friday morning. Please be sure to fill out the permission slip and return to school asap.

The second important notice that went home is a letter explaining our Kindergarten Christmas Gift Exchange. We do ask to please send in gifts by next Thursday the 19th. Thank you so much for your support, we are looking forward to an awesome celebration with your children.

Important Dates Ahead:
12/14- This Friday TAG Day- Theme is Christmas Colors

12/18- Santa Shop

12/19- There is NO after care this day

12/20- K-8th Grade Christmas Concert 7:00 pm

12/21- Half Day with NO after care

12/24-01/01- Christmas Vacation- School reopens Wednesday 01/02

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Daily journaling activities 
-Vowel: Ee
-Sight Words- come, they
-Color Word- green
-Reading Comprehension- sequence, characters
-Grammar Skill: Syllables

2) Mathematics:
-Numbers in Base Ten: tens and ones
-Counting by 5’s and 10’s

3) Religion-
-Second Week of Advent- Week of Peace 
-Preparing for Baby Jesus’ Birthday
-Peacemakers 
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
-Holidays Around the World  Unit

5) Science:
-Needs vs. Wants

Thank you very much for your time. Have a wonderful week.
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Week of December 3rd




Good Afternoon & Happy First Week of Advent!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to a beautiful Advent season. Our class has been hard at work and doing a fabulous job. I am very excited for all the wonderful things ahead.

As a reminder, Scholastic Book Orders are due by tomorrow evening. You may order online and use our class code P8VPV.

Reading Folders will be going home today with December reading log and READO boards. Please be sure to initial your child’s READO board, so we can ensure they are completing the activities. They may also use Raz Kids & ABCmouse for additional fun, interactive support of our lessons. 

Students who completed their November log & READO board will receive their certificate, Free Frosty coupon & classroom prize coupon today.

Important Dates Ahead:
12/07- First Friday Mass
12/14- TAG Day- Theme is Christmas Colors
12/18- Santa Shop
12/19- There is NO after care this day
12/20- K-8th Grade Christmas Concert 7:00 pm
12/21- Half Day with NO after care
12/24-01/01- Christmas Vacation- School reopens Wednesday 01/02

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Daily journaling activities 
-Vowel: Aa & word families
-Sight Words- for, be
-Color Word- red
-Reading Comprehension- sequence, characters

2) Mathematics:
-Numbers in Base Ten: tens and ones
-Counting by 5’s and 10’s

3) Religion-
-First Week of Advent- Week of HOPE  
-Peacemakers 
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
-Holidays Around the World  Unit

5) Science:
-Needs vs. Wants

Thank you very much for your time. Have a wonderful week.
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, November 26, 2018

Week of November 26th




Good Afternoon & Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend celebrating Thanksgiving. Thank you to all the families who attended our Thanksgiving celebration, the students did an amazing job performing.

We are off to another tremendous start to a very fun, exciting, and busy month ahead!

Tomorrow will be our next TAG Day to raise money for 8th grade, the theme for tomorrow is “Sports Jersey Day”. Students may dress down for a $1 donation.

This Friday is Class Picture Day & Individual Retake Day. All students must wear their complete winter uniform this day. If you are interested in having retakes done, please send back the original pictures you ordered and the company will take new ones. Also, please let me know if your child needs a retake as well so we can ensure they get one taken.

This Saturday is Breakfast with Santa. Please see the Friday Folder for more information.

On Tuesday December 18th we will be having the Santa Shop. All order forms for Santa shop are due Thursday November 29th- information can be found on the Friday Folder as well.

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Applying beginning letter sounds to form new words  
-Vowel: Aa & word families
-Sight Words- look, said
-Color Word- Purple
-Reading Comprehension- Characters, plot

2) Mathematics:
-Graphs & Data Conclusion

3) Religion-
-Intro to Advent
-Peacemakers  
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
- Concluding Native American & Pilgrim Unit
-Intro & beginning Christmas Around the World  Unit

5) Science:
-Needs vs. Wants

Important Dates Ahead:
12/07- First Friday Mass
12/18- Santa Shop (order forms due 11/29)
12/20- K-8th Grade Christmas Concert 7:00 pm
12/21- Christmas Breakfast & Prayer Service- Half Day with NO after care
12/24-01/01- Christmas Vacation- School reopens Wednesday 01/02

Thank you very much for your time. Have a wonderful week.
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Week!



Good morning Wonderful Kindergarten Families!

I hope you all had a nice long weekend. 


Just a reminder that this week is all half days, Monday and Tuesday we are dismissing at 12:00 pm. 
There is after care available until 6:00 pm today and tomorrow.

On Wednesday, our dismissal is at 11:45 am and there is NO after care on Wednesday.

There is no school on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. 

Second grade is collecting new toys and games for the Pediatric Department at St. Joe's hospital. 

Please see the Friday Folder for more donation ideas. All donations are due this Wednesday. 

On Wednesday we will be having our Thanksgiving Show & Celebration. 

Our show will be at 9:15 am in our classroom, then we will be going to the Thanksgiving Table 
Prayer Service at 10:00 in the big school and then come back to our classroom for our mini-feast from 10:40-11:30.  Any families that are attending our party may take your child out of school directly from our classroom,
 to avoid the car rider line. 

Also, Mrs. Backer and Mrs. Walsh have asked me to remind all families that girl scout registration forms

 are due back this week by Wednesday please. 

There are no new popcorn words this week, as we are going to be doing some assessments and 

review of concepts we have learned the past two weeks. 

Thank you for your time, I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Week of November 12th





Good Afternoon,

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Here are our weekly reminders:

1) Food Drive Donations will be collected until this Thursday- our class item is canned/powdered milk.

2) Our Thanksgiving Show & Feast will be on Friday at 1:15 pm in our classroom. I hope you are all able to come, we have been practicing very hard and they will be putting on a wonderful show.

3) This Friday is Class Pictures & Retakes. All students are required to wear their complete winter uniform.

4) Our class has filled up our first 100 spots on our Kindness Super Star Challenge. Tomorrow we will be voting for a special “Kindergarten Only” TAG day that will take place on either Wednesday or Thursday of this week. I will send out a message to you tomorrow to let you know what day and theme we vote on! : )

5) If possible, please send Disguise a Turkeys in by Tuesday or Wednesday. We are hoping to share them and post them on the bulletin board before our party on Friday.

Thank you for your time, have a wonderful day!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, November 5, 2018

Week of November 5th






Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We have a great month ahead of us, with lots of exciting events going on. Here are some important reminders & information for you:

1) Our ABC Bootcamp Fashion Show will be on Thursday, we will be sharing the fashion show on Class Dojo. The letter vests that went home last week are due back to school tomorrow. Please be sure your child is decorating their vest, they may do both the front and the back. This is a great family involvement project to work on enforcing all the sounds we have learned the past 26 days.

2) Our Disguise a Turkey Projects will be going home today with a detailed letter for explanation. The point of this project is for your child to create a “disguise” or “costume” for the turkey so he/she will not look like a turkey on Thanksgiving. You can look up many ideas online for inspiration, I showed the class the past Kindergarten’s turkeys as well to help get them started. You can use any types of materials you may have at home. Please send them back to school by next Monday November 12th. We will be displaying their wonderful creations! : )

3) Reading Folders will also be going home today with our November READO boards and reading logs. Students who brought in their work from October received their free frosty coupon, as well as a classroom prize coupon for completing all assignments. Parents- please be sure to initial on the READO boards so we can be sure they children have completed those activities. Many of the activities take less than 5 minutes to accomplish and can be done while driving or during a dinner time discussion with your child. While it is my philosophy not to overwhelm our Kinders with an abundance of homework, the READO boards and other family projects that we send home are a very important part of year together and do have many benefits for your child.

4) There is no school this Friday, November 9th.

5) Next Friday November 16th will be our Thanksgiving Show & Feast Celebration beginning at 1:15 pm. All families (including siblings) are welcome (and highly encouraged) to attend. A formal invitation will be going home this week.

6) There are half days on Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th with after care available, and a half day on Wednesday November 23rd with no after care. Kindergarten conferences will be taking place in January, as we do not receive report cards until the end of second quarter. We are closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th for Thanksgiving.

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:
1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Letters (Bootcamp)- Z- review all 26 letters
-Sight Words- can, Jesus
-Color Word- Black
-Reading Comprehension- Plot

2) Mathematics:
-Patterning
-Graphs & Data

3) Religion-
-Thankful Blessings
-The Saints
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
- Election Day
-The First Thanksgiving

Thank you for your time, I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, October 29, 2018

Week of October 29th






Good Afternoon & Happy Monday,
I hope you all had a very nice weekend! I cannot believe we are quickly approaching the end of October already. We have a few exciting things coming up that I would like to make you aware of.

1) Today students will be taking home their “ABC Bootcamp Vests” and a detailed letter explaining what to do. They are due back to school on Tuesday November 6th.  Please help your child decorate their vest with words that start with the letter they were assigned. Our Fashion Show will be on Thursday November 8th and we will be recording the show and posting on Class Dojo so everyone can see.  : )

2) Our Halloween Parade will begin at 1:00 pm in the big school parking lot on Wednesday. Students are allowed to come to school in their costumes on Wednesday, however it is still a gym day and we do have recess so please make sure they wear shoes they can run/play in. We will be having a small party in our classroom following the parade and all families are invited to attend.

3) October Reading Homework (READO Boards & Reading Logs) are due on Thursday. Please send in your child’s reading folder with the completed homework. November’s reading homework will be sent home on Monday November 5th.

4) We will be attending the 8:30 mass on Thursday for All Souls Day and the 11:00 mass on Friday for First Friday Mass.

5) We do have library this Thursday so please be sure to return any library books your child borrowed two weeks ago.

6) Winter Uniforms begin on Thursday- please see the STS website if you need description for the winter uniforms.

7) November Pizza Money is due this Friday.

8) There is no school on Friday November 9th.

9) SAVE THE DATE- Kindergarten will be putting on a very special Thanksgiving Show on Friday November 16th at 1:15 pm with a mini-feast/celebration to follow. A formal invitation will follow shortly.

Thank you very much for your time and attention. Please reach out to me should you have any questions.
Have a Blessed week!
Sincerely,
Mrs. T

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