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Y5s Updates and Reminders for the week of 3/30

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Families,

First, I just wanted to say a big ‘thank you!’   Most of the children now have an extra change of clothes in their cubbies, this is so important with the changing of the seasons, as well as for when spills or accidents happen.  Below you will see the reminders for the week and a look ahead at our schedule for the AAPS Spring Break week.

Reminders and updates:

Friday: 4/3 SCAMP Registration Deadline

Spring Break 4/6-4/10

Monday: 4/6 – Field Trip to University of Michigan Museum of Natural History 10-11 am

-Planetarium: Musical Sky 10:00-10:30
-Prehistoric Explorers 10:30-11:00

Bus departs GH around 9:20.  Please arrive by 9 am.  We will return to GH by 11:45

Tuesday: 4/7 Center Day

Wednesday: 4/8 St. Jude Trike-a-thon:  10 am.  I am in the process of checking the PS bike sheds for the bike helmets with help from Marie.  If your child has a helmet here, I am placing it on top of their cubby, please be sure to leave it there if your child will be here on 4/8 and participating in the Trike-a-thon.  After the event, the helmets will be put back into the bike sheds, but I wanted to get a head start on making sure who has a helmet, and who needs a helmet.  Helmets are available for purchase at the front desk for $11.00.

-Children will  bring their own bikes for this event

Thursday: 4/9 Pajama and Movie day!

Friday: 4/10  Field trip to Domino’s Petting Farm.  10-11:30 am

– Arrive by: 9:00 am, bus departs at 9:30.  We will return to GH by 12pm.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  We’re looking forward to a fun week!


Y5 Reminders for the week of 3/23

March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Families,

Spring has sprung!  We welcomed the first official day of Spring with a new collage decoration for our classroom door, along with paintings that were inspired by all things Spring…bright and colorful!  Below is a list of reminders and some new upcoming events, please take a look.

  • 3/24 – Happy Birthday, Vyaan!
  • 3/24 – (Date change) 9:30 am – Visit from Fire Department in gym, then outside for a tour of the truck.
  • 3/25 – Fire Drill
  • 3/27 – Kim begins Starting Points training
  • 4/3-4/10: AAPS Spring Break – We will be going on two field trips during the week of 4/6.  I will send an email and updated April calendar as soon as field trips are finalized.
  • Please check your child’s cubby to make sure that they have a change of clothes for GH, including socks.
  • Our cubby area gets pretty full of artwork by the end of the week!  Please check your child’s cubby area and take home any artwork that belongs to your child, thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Y5s Reminders for the week of 3/9-3/13

March 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Y5 Families,

With the thaw of our playground, our Y5s are both excited and a little bit sad as well.  We’ve had a lot of fun playing in the snow, and we are also excited about the weather warming up!


  • We are creating a family book!  If you have not already done so, please complete your ‘family page’ on the construction paper that was provided.  If you need new construction paper, just stop in and ask.  On the family page, you may include pictures of family, your Y5 child, pets, favorite places, etc.  If you would like to see an example, please ask.
  • Book order due: 3/27
  • Extra clothing:  As the snow continues to melt, our playground continues to become more and more wet.  I have put a, ‘Your child needs:’ slip on your child’s cubby if there are extra clothing items needed.  Please be sure to check your child’s cubby area, and try to bring in extra clothes as soon as possible.

Have a great week!


Y5 Reminders for the week of 3/2-3/6

March 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Families,

The sun is shining, and the weather has been warm enough for the children to play outside today, Happy Monday!  Below are some reminders for this week in our Y5 classroom:

  • Happy 5th Birthday, Nora! 3/2
  • Tammy Holley today, 3/2  (our 3/5 date was cancelled and rescheduled for today)
  • Kim out for Head Teacher training, 3/6
  • Please continue to send cold weather gear for your children, including: snow pants, boots, waterproof gloves, coats, and hats.  We go outside daily, as long at the temperature is above zero, including windchill, and it’s important that your child is warm and comfortable.
  •  Updated and revised calendar for March

Have a wonderful week!



Y5s Reminders for the week of 2/23

February 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Families,

I hope that you are all staying warm as the cold weather continues!

We had a fun and busy Mid-Winter Break last week!  Make sure to stop and look at the pictures in our classroom, and soon to be posted on as well.    We were busy creating sand artwork, making paper bag puppets and then a puppet show, bowling, gymnastics, and to end the week, a pajama and movie day with the school-agers.

Below are a few reminders and announcements for the week:

2/24 – Happy Birthday, Amelia!

2/25 – Happy Birthday, Lily!

2/26 – PM Fire Drill

2/27  – Book orders due


– Kim out in the morning for Head Teacher Training 9-12 at Oak Valley


Have a wonderful week!






Y5 Reminders for the week of 2/16

February 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy Monday, Y5 families!

Just a couple of reminders:

  • Please bring in the signed waiver for the 2/19 MI Gymnastics Academy field trip.  If  you need another form, they are available in the classroom by the parent sign in/out clipboard.
  • In addition to boots, please also bring in a pair of shoes that your child can wear in the classroom and gym during the day.
  • Please remember to send waterproof gloves for your child.  Weather permitting, we are outside everyday, sometimes three times per day, so it’s very important to send gloves in that can keep your child’s hands warm and dry.
  • Family Book page: We are excited to add new pages to our Family book!  If you have not already done so, please bring in your page for our Y5 Family Book.
  • Book orders are due: 2/27

Have a wonderful week!

Young 5’s Calendar Notes week of 2/9/15

February 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Families,

You might be hearing your child say the words ‘safe,’ ‘respectful,’ and ‘responsible.’  These new vocabulary words have become part of our day in planning, play, and problem solving.  I will ask the children if they are being safe, are they being respectful, and are they being responsible, then we talk about what that looks like.  Our Y5 children are responding well to the new vocabulary, and will often use them without teacher initiation.

Field Trip update and important reminders:

2/16-2/20  – AAPS Mid-Winter Break (No Public School)

2/18 AM Field trip to Colonial Lanes

2/19 AM Field trip to Michigan Gymnastics Academy

2/20 Pajama Day!

Stay warm,





Young 5’s Calendar Notes for the week of February 2

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Young 5s Families,

I hope you all stayed safe and warm over the weekend!  The children are excited about the amount of snow on the playground, they’re already planning to build snow forts, sledding hills, snowmen, and to spray the fresh snow with watercolor from spray bottles!

I will be out of the room on the morning of Friday, February 6, for Head Teacher training, but will return in the afternoon.

Currently,  I am planning field trips for the week of  the AAPS Mid-Winter Break, (2/16-2/20) so you will receive an updated calendar when that planning is finalized.

Stay warm,

Birthday Announcements:

February 6 – Happy Birthday Lilia!


Vision Screening 2/9/15

February Book Orders due: 2/27/15