While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.

~Angela Schwindt

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We WON (again)!!!!!!!!!

....nope not wii won, this time we really won BIG!!! Because of the children's WONDERFUL behavior while in the computer lab and while using the laptops we won the Virtual Field Trip for January!!! It is a BIG secret where we will be going, but these field trips are always AMAZING!! I am so excited for the kids to get this experience. Thanks kids for being so wonderful so we get this opportunity. I will let parents know all the details as soon as we possible. Thanks and CONGRATULATIONS KIDS!!!!

Mrs. Chidester

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Really LONG email!!

Most wonderful Parents:

Quick reminder that tomorrow is pajama day. All kids are welcome to wear their pajamas; however, because it is not a free dress down day, they need to wear pajamas or their uniform. We will also be having our Christmas parties from 10:15-11:15 and from 2:00 to 3:00. Thanks SO VERY much to all the wonderful parents who are have put everything together for the parties. Any of you who did not sign up to volunteer, but have time are more than welcome to still come in and help.

I have been hearing today that there are many of you who were unable to open the homework attachment this week. Also several of you did not receive the homework this week. Because of the frustration I am resending the homework tonight and asking that if you did not receive it or were unable to open it you try again. I am not asking you to have them do homework over Christmas break. I will accept all homework until close to the end of the term which is Jan 12. I hope this makes sense to all of you and helps with your frustration. If you have any questions, as always let me know and I will be glad to help.

Starting in January I will be making a few more changes to the homework process. Even though Mrs. Baggaley and I spend the first 10 minutes of class asking for homework and reading books, we are still missing some kids and some books. In order to fix this problem, I will be printing all homework and sending it home each Monday. It will be sent home in the folder that you purchased at the beginning of the year. This folder will be turned in by your child at the beginning of EACH class. Even if it is empty I want the kids to turn it in so that we are catching all of the reading books every day. This means that as parents, I will need you to put (or help your child put) ALL important work and
books into the folder. I know that mornings can be hectic (at least they are at my house) but I really want the kids to be responsible for turning in their homework on time each day. Mrs. Baggaley or I will make sure that folders are checked and returned each day so that they are available for you!! I really think this will help me be more effective as a teacher and will ensure that your kids get their reading books quickly!! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Chidester

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pajama Day (again)

Due to the huge amount of box tops, soup labels, and milk caps that have been collected school wide, the POQA is awarding the entire school a special pajama day!  All students are invited to wear their pajamas on Friday December 17, 2010. We will also be having Christmas parties on that day. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks, Mrs. Chidester

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Christmas Performance

There has been some confusion on the Christmas performance so I wanted to, hopefully, clear it up. We are not having a Christmas performance. We are however producing a Christmas movie in which all of the children will have a part. We had hoped to keep a secret from you parents so that you would be surprised while watching the movie. WE have spent the last few days recording the movie with Miss Larkin's class. The movie will be available for you to download sometime next week. It is a school wide project, so the exact date it will be released is out of my hands. Your children are darling in the movie and I am almost as excited as all of you to see the final edited version. We will be watching the movie in class on Tuesday last thing before we leave (approx. 11:00 for the am class and 2:40 for the pm class). Parents are welcome to come in a little early to watch the premiere with their kids. It may be a little crowded, but it will be fun for the kids to get to see the movie with their class. If you have any other questions, please e-mail me and I will be happy to try and answer them for you.

Thanks, Mrs. Chidester

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Break:


Please let me know if you will be leaving early for Christmas break. I want to make sure that all the kids get their gift from me and take home their gift for you. If you are leaving, please drop me an e-mail as to when you are leaving so I make sure your kids take everything home before then. Thanks again for all you do, and for all your support.

Mrs Chidester