A Note From Your Kindergarten Teachers
Kindergarten Connections
January 26th, 2017
Dear Families,

Valentine's Day  is just around the corner. We will have mini classroom celebrations on Tuesday, February 14th. Children should bring 11 valentines for their classmates. P lease leave the "to" section blank. This will make distributing valentines a breeze. We are looking forward to spreading cheer and celebrating friendship and love together.

Sincerely,

Your Kindergarten Teachers - Team K!
Emily Travis, Helen Ortiz and Sherri Trigueiro
Health Alert
One of the children in our class must take  aspirin  daily. Children who develop a viral illness while taking  aspirin  are at risk for an illness called Reyes Syndrome. (This is why it is not recommended to treat your child with  aspirin  while they are ill.) The  chickenpox virus  (Varicella) and the  flu virus  (Influenza) are the most important viruses associated with Reyes Syndrome. **If you think your child has been exposed to chicken pox or the flu, please let Mrs. Ortiz, Ms. Travis or Ms. Sherri know so that the concerned parents can keep their child out of school if necessary. Thank you for your help!
What We Have Been Learning
Ask Your Child About

Talking with your child is the best way to support classroom learning. The following questions can help you get started.

  • Counting strategies - What strategies do you use?

  • Rhyming - What words rhyme with "hat" or "can" or "hop?"

  • Lock Down Drill - What do you do? What does PAL stand for? Pause, Adult, Listen
Trash-to-Treasure
If you've got these items around the house, please bring them in!
  • More wood scraps - 2x4s 12" or longer and 3/4" plywood 12" square inches or larger
  • More nails!

  • Got games? Lower school is looking for any games or blocks to actively engage the children during rainy day recess.

Reminders
  • Rain or shine, please send your child to school with PE appropriate footwear. If your child wears boots during the day, please send sneakers as well, inside his or her backpack. Safety first!
  • Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. Please do everything you can to ensure your child arrives to school at or before this time. Arriving on time allows your child to ease in to the day gracefully. Here are some tips to helpHere are some more tips!

Helpful Links
Kinder Quote of the Week
On hail in Half Moon Bay
"It's snowing!!!!!" 

On the letter of the day
"I know lots of F words! Fun, Friend, Fancy..."
Upcoming Events
Mid-Year Address
Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,  Kohrs Family Center. 
A look at the present and future of our school, launching the strategic plan and dynamic teacher presentations.

K-1 Parent Education:  Healthy Resilience 
Speaker: Licensed Clinical Psychologist Keely Sikes Rollings,  a Sea Crest parent for 13 years!  
Monday, February 6th, Think Tank, 6:30 p.m.
A workshop series for Kindergarten and First Grade parents as an opportunity to help their young children develop healthy self-esteem, resilience and school relationships.

Ladies Night Out (Aka Moms, Martinis and More!)
Thursday, February 9th, 7 :30 p.m., Home of Amy Ramsey
Join the women of Sea Crest and all of our favorite Coastside girlfriends for a fun-filled, well-deserved evening of eating, drinking and laughter! Tickets are $75 per person.  Click here to sign up.

Sweetheart Dance
Saturday, February 11th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Kohrs Family Center 
A special evening for   all Sea Crest daughters and  a parent, or other important role model! Tickets are $40 per pair with $20 for each additional person.  A sign-up sheet and payment box is located near the front desk until  Wednesday, February 8th . Please email  Tanya Gulesserian with any questions.
Additional Photos & Videos

Do you have photos or videos you'd be willing to share with the school? 

Please click here to upload them to SmugMug, or email us at communications@seacrestschool.org.
How to Reach Us

If questions ever arise, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are available by email at etravis@seacrestschool.orghortiz@seacrestschool.org and/or strigueiro@seacrestschool.orgEmail is our preferred method of communication. We will check our inboxes after school daily. 

If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk - 650.712.9892.

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