Valentine’s Day Party, Feb. 12!

Thursday, February 12th is our Pre-K Valentine’s Day party.  We will begin our celebration at 1:45.  Please note the following:

  •  All children are invited to stay for the full day
  • Party is at 1:45 – pick up normal routine (with ½ day kids included in the 2:30 pick-up)
  • Please do NOT specifically address Valentine’s to individual children.  Instead, please simply have your child write their own name on each card.
  • The children will be making boxes in class to hold their Valentines. No box or other container is needed from home.

 

Winter Performance

December 18, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room
Contact:
Cheri Hanczar, hanczarc@winchesterthurston.org

Join us as North Hills Campus students in Pre-K – grade 5 perform in our annual all-school Winter Performance. Do you Want to Build a Snowman? Are you ready to meet the Cold Miser? If so then we are ready to get you shivering in your seats at this year’s Winter Performance, “Let it Snow!” Come play in the snow with us and enjoy the show as we celebrate winter and all its wonders.

All half-day students are invited to stay for the full day. Families can take children home following the performance. Please meet us back at the Pre-K room.

Attire:

  • Pre-K and K should wear dress clothes and soft soled shoes.

Winter Performance Details

Winter Performance, December 18, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room
Contact:
Cheri Hanczar, hanczarc@winchesterthurston.org

Join us as North Hills Campus students in Pre-K – grade 5 perform in this all school winter performance.Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Are you ready to meet the Cold Miser? If so, then we are ready to get you shivering in your seats at this year’s Winter Performance, Let it Snow! Come play in the snow with us and enjoy the show as we celebrate winter and all its wonders.

Students should be dressed for the performance with the following attire:

  • Pre-K and K should wear dress clothes and soft soled shoes.
  • First – fifth grades should wear tan uniform pants, white collared uniform shirt, and soft soled shoes.
  • Any additional props or costumes will be provided.

Halloween Party and Parade

On October 31st we will hold our annual Halloween Party.  The children are permitted to bring in their costumes in a labeled bag.  Full-face masks and toy weapons will not be included during the festivities.  Mrs. Pless and Mrs. Forst will help all of the children change into their costumes after lunch.

Our room parents are hosting many haunting activities beginning at 1:00.  Around 2:00 the entire school will gather in the multipurpose room for a sing-along.  By 2:15, the parade should begin. Although we don’t have enough room for everyone in the Pre-K classroom, parents are welcome to attend the parade.

For best viewing and photo-ops, line up along any of the walkways in front of the school.  We will be coming out of the Campus Center, following the sidewalk along the front of the school to the Farm House walkway, and returning to our classroom via the back porch.  Mrs. Pless and I will take the children inside to gather their belongings and then release them to their families.

Family members and caregivers may  meet us at the back porch for pick-up.

Morning Meeting and Spirit Day

April 11, 8:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room

During our Morning Meeting, the fourth graders will present their Greek Play. Children may wear their WT t-shirts on this day (with uniform bottoms).

Scholastic for the Holidays

If anyone is interested, I’ve sent home the December Scholastic Book Order fliers.  I would like to place all orders no later than Wednesday, December 4th so we will receive them before our break.  If you would like to purchase online the directions are below.

I will be sure to transport all shipments covertly so that your child will not have a chance to peek at this month’s orders.  Just call me Miss Elf.

Online Ordering Information
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: H8DF6

Dear Parent,

Please take some time to explore the flyer that we are sending home with your child. Make your selections and return the order form to me, along with your payment no later than Wednesday, Dec. 4th.

Or, give online ordering a try!

It’s fast, easy, and you get instant access to thousands of additional titles plus online-only specials and discounts. Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a parent places an order online.

Go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and log in using your user name and password.

If it’s your first time ordering online, use the Class Activation Code shown above to get started.

Online ordering offers you several advantages:

  • Larger selection: Choose from thousands of titles, and more detailed product information than in the printed flyer.
  • Exclusive online-only offers: Enjoy discounts available only on our Web site.
  • Easy payment: Use your credit card! No need to worry about printed forms or sending checks to school.

Go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs now to get started.

Report Card Feedback with Mrs. Vennes

North Hills Campus Lower School Parent Coffee, Thursday, December 5, 2013, 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM, Library

Your feedback is important to us! The first week in December, you will receive your child’s first trimester report card. This is a new format we have been working on, and we want to hear your impressions and ideas for improvement. Please join Lower School Director Laurie Vennes for coffee to discuss the new report cards and assessment at Winchester Thurston.

Bookfair

The Scholastic Book Fair is open for business in the Art room this week.  The class visited today and created wish lists.  Your child will be bringing his or her own list home in their backpack tonight.  The Book Fair will be available until the end of conferences on Friday.  If you choose to purchase books, you are welcome to send money in with your child in a sealed envelope or stop by and pick out books on your own.

Applefest is Coming!

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Applefest is quickly approaching.  If you haven’t already had a chance to sign-up for a time to volunteer at our Pre-Kindergarten fishing booth, please do.  The sign-up sheet is outside our room.  The following times are still available:

10:30-11:00 (set-up)

11:30-12:00

12:30-1:00

1:30-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:00-3:30 (clean-up)

If you would like to sign up for a time, but are unable to stop by our class to sign-up, please email me with the preference for your time.

 

Also, our room parents are still collecting donations (either monetary or purchased items) to fill up our class raffle basket.  Each grade is in charge of collecting items for the baskets which will be on view and raffled off during Applefest.  Our annual theme is “Cooking with Kids.”

Scholastic Book Orders

Sometimes the right book is all it takes to nurture a child’s love of reading. That’s why I’m pleased that our class will be participating in Scholastic Book Clubs this school year.

The Book Club flyers I’ll be sending home are full of just-right, affordable books and Storia™ eBooks for every age and reading level.

Bonus:  When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  •  REGISTER at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
  •  ENTER the Class Activation Code: H8DF6
  •  CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  EARN FREE Books for you and the classroom too!