A Note From Your Kindergarten Teachers
Kindergarten Connections
October 20th, 2016

Dear Families,

Things are looking very pumpkin-tastic around here! Following Pumpkin Festival, Kindergarteners delved into pumpkin science. We used science tools to observe a variety of pumpkins and carefully drew what we saw. We also recorded our wonders - an important step before beginning experiments! Next week, we will embark on our first field tip to Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm. Please see the upcoming dates section below for important details. 

Thank you so much! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Your Kindergarten Teachers (Team K!) 
Emily Travis, Helen Ortiz, and Sherri Trigueiro

Ask Your Kinder About
Dinner table conversation starters
  • Tuesday's earthquake drill - "How do you stay safe in an earthquake?"

  • Using our handwriting books - "How do you make a horizontal line? Vertical?"

  • Playing games with attribute blocks in math. (Optional Family Math homework activity here.)

  • Using science tools

  • Exploring wordless picture books in Writer's Workshop - "What four things do great pictures have?"

  • Meeting our 4th and 8th grade learning buddies last Friday.

Don't forget!
  • Please continue to check and empty your child's take-home folder daily. This is our primary tool for communicating between home and school connection. When we begin reading groups, you'll find homework here, too!
  • We are still missing one or two heart maps for our writer's workshop folders. These pages will help our writers come up with ideas whenever they're feeling stuck.  If you haven't done so already, please send yours in.
If you've got these items around the house, please bring them in!
  • Wood scraps - 2x4s 12" or longer and 3/4" plywood 12" square inches or larger

  • Pinecones and/or acorns for crafting
Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars!
Tomorrow Morning, 8:15 a.m. - Kinder Coffee Social, Extended Day Room
Catch up with other parents from our class and learn about upcoming Parent Workshops! Please RSVP to Paulette (Cassidy's mom) at  paulette@p3images.com .

Thursday, October 27th - Field Trip to Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm
Please send your child to school;
  • wearing his or her Sea Crest shirt.
  • with a car seat, labeled with your child's name. Pease let the car seat against the wall outside of our classrooms on the morning of the trip.
  • with an extra-hearty snack for eating at the pumpkin patch, labeled with your child's name, and packed in a separate container from his or her lunch
  • with comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes.
To our parent volunteers - thank you! You are a wonderful group. Please make sure Cathy has your up-to-date  car insurance information. We will send out a separate driver email with further details next week.

Monday, October 31st - Halloween Celebrations
  • 8:30 a.m. - special all-school assembly and costume parade.
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - classroom party - sign up to volunteer(beginning at 11:30 a.m.)  

Monday, November 14th - Healthy Transitioning to Kindergarten Workshop, Think Tank

  • 6:30 p.m. - Raising Healthy Kids, Parent Education Series Kick-off.
Kinder Quotes of the Week
Your kids say the greatest things!  

On small spills:
"It's okay. We're scientists. Scientists don't mind if they get a little water on themselves."

Our passionate writers say...
"Can I keep writing at choice time?" 

Thanks to all who were able to join us to walk in the Annual Pumpkin Festival Parade!  Special thanks to Tina Lourenco, Heather Sandel, Karen Doherty and their team for all their dedication creating the float and costumes.

How to Reach Us

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

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

Photo Galleries

Do you have photos you'd be willing to share with the school?  Please upload them here, or email them at communications@seacrestschool.org
Thank you!

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