Kindergarten News – 2/8/2019

You have probably heard by now that we have 8 new additions to our class: 2 fish and 6 caterpillars! Our class pets have been the center of many of our learning activities this week. Students seemed most excited to come up with names for our fish: Silver and Flame. We decided to not name our caterpillars; we do not want to become too emotionally attached to them since we will be releasing them in the butterfly garden once they complete metamorphosis. We are excited to learn more about animal needs so that we can responsibly take care of our pets!


  • Kindergarten hopes to go on a field trip to the San Diego Zoo on Thursday 2/28. To be able to attend, we would need enough chaperones to help transport and supervise our class. If you are available to chaperone, you may sign up here. Please sign and bring back your child’s permission slip by this Monday. Due to the success of our Jogathon fundraiser, we are able to provide this field trip free of charge for all students and chaperones.
  • OTA’s Family Neon Dance Party is tomorrow, Saturday 2/9. Click here for more information.
  • Valentine’s Day is on Thursday 2/14. We have 23 students in our class, so if your child chooses to bring in valentines then please make sure that they have enough for each of their 22 friends.
  • There will be no school from Friday 2/15 to Monday 2/18. Happy Presidents’ Day!
  • To continue our commitment as a Heart Safe School, and to increase awareness of a healthy life style, next week we will be handing out “felt hearts” in exchange for “heart felt” donations for a minimum of $1. These hearts, cut from felt by students, will help us sustain AED supplies and ongoing Heart Hero education for students. Cash will be accepted at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up from Monday 2/11 through Thursday 2/14. Thank you for joining us in our celebration as a heart safe school!
  • This week, students were assessed to measure their current reading level. If you practice leveled reading with your child at home, feel free to email me to find out which reading level your child’s reading would most benefit from.

As always, let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Have a great weekend!

– Alex Halverstadt (“Ms. H”)

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