A Note From Your Kindergarten Teachers
Kindergarten Connections
March 16th, 2017
Dear Families,

Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! By now you've probably heard stories at home. The children are convinced that there are leprechauns on the loose, and they've excitedly taken to searching for them during recess time. Leprechauns are also convenient scapegoats for minor incidents in the classroom. Lost a pencil? Leprechaun. Shoe untied? Leprechaun. We've thoroughtly enjoyed the excitement that's filled our classrooms. This afternoon the children presented their leprechaun traps, and excitedly set them up around the room. Tomorrow we'll see if we caught any leprechauns. We'll also use this opportunity to talk about how it feels to clean up a mess that's not yours, and how when we all work together, we can accomplish a whole lot. We're looking forward to celebrating together tomorrow.   

We are also looking forward to next week's parent-teacher conferences. Please follow the link below to sign up if you haven't done so already. 
Please note: Thursday, March 23rd is a minimum day for students and there is no school for students on Friday, March 24th. Please review the Extended Day offerings below for these days.

Sincerely,

Your Kindergarten Teachers - Team K!
Emily Travis, Helen Ortiz and Sherri Trigueiro
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.

  • Tomorrow's exciting St. Patrick's Day events - What happened? How did it feel to clean up a mess that wasn't yours?
     
  • Tomorrow's potato math - How did you do math with a potato?

  • Last week's musical performances - How did it feel to get up on stage?

  • Next week's parent-teacher conferences - Is there anything you'd like me to ask your teachers about?
Trash-to-Treasure
If you've got these items around the house, please bring them in!
  • Worn out button-down shirts (adult-sized) to use as smocks for painting

  • Yarn
Helpful Links
Kinder Quote of the Week
On daylight saving time:
"Why is today so early?" 

On leprechauns:
"Did you know that leprechauns in Half Moon Bay are only this big? Some leprechauns in other places get bigger, but not the Half Moon Bay ones."

A kindergartner asking Horton during rehearsal...
"How do you have an egg? I thought only females could have eggs"
Tomorrow: Parent Education Workshop
Distraction, Multi-Tasking and Time Management,  Friday, March 17th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Think Tank. Research shows that media multitasking while studying and learning can have a negative impact on our children's academic performance. Speaker Laurie Schoeffler, Student Support Coordinator, will provide tools to work around media disruption.
Reminders 
  • Our school day begins at 8:15 am. 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, and helps us all make the most of our dayHere are some tips to helpHere are some more tips!

  • Dismissal will be at noon for the entire school on Thursday, March 23rd. This can be a challenging time for Kindergarteners who are not accustomed to departing within a crowd. If you'd like to pick up your child early, please come directly to our classroom as early as 11:45.

  • Kindergarten Parent Education Survey. We are interested in hearing from every parent, whether you participated in the workshop series or not. Your feedback will help us improve the events for next year. Please take a few moments to complete the survey.

  • ONLY TODAY, Thursday, March 16th, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Sea Crest School as they celebrate their #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI. Click here, shop and HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL!
Extended Day Program
Noon Dismissal and Conference Day

Our Extended Day Program (EDP) will be open: 

  • Minimum (Noon Dismissal) Day, Thursday, March 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Theme: Go Fly A Kite! Cost: $11.00 per hour. 

  • Conference Day, Friday, March 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Theme: Let’s Go Ride! Bikes & Scooters (Helmets required). Cost: $11.00 per hour. 
"Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party"!" ~ Robin Williams
Musical Photos
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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