The first and third grade program is next week. It is very exciting for the students. They will perform a matinee for school students on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March21st. They will need to wear their “program clothes” both days to school instead of their uniform, and again for the Thursday night performance.
Mrs. English sent a note home a while ago about what she wants students to wear for “program clothes”. They are supposed to dress as elderly people in retirement community. If you have questions email me.
The students need to be in classroom 4A at 6:40 on Thursday, March 21st. It is directly behind the stage. The students will know how to get there. Please keep your child’s coat with you. We won’t be going back to that classroom afterward. Your child must stay up on the risers until you come to get him/her. I don’t want anyone to get lost.
The word list books/folders were sent home on Thursday. Please practice the new words and all of the words in the book. I will send it home next week also with another new list. The students will be tested the week after next on all of the words.
This week the students were busy working on a writing assessment for 3rd quarter. I will not send the stories home for a few weeks. I know you’ll enjoy seeing these stories.
Thank you to those who have sent in labels for the Race For Education! The last day to send them in is, Thursday, March 21st. This is a major fundraiser for our school.
Please ask your child if he/she is low on supplies; markers, pencils, etc. ESPECIALLY PENCILS!!! Many students need them.
Please keep in mind the date for our zoo field trip. It is Monday, May13th.
I wanted to share with you some information about some summer camps that you may not be aware of. As a first grader, your child is old enough at the end of this school year to attend the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation summer day camps. They are one week long from around 9:00-4:00. One camp a lot of families from SPSL know about is Hummel Day Camp. They usually have bussing available for this camp. The other camps do not have bussing. These are Camp Hanscom or Camp Zorinksky. You can register online at the Parks and Rec website. Look for the “Activities” section. Then scroll down to find Hummel Day Camp or Summer Day Camps (for Hanscom or Zorinsky). This will get you to the registration. I believe Hummel Registration is this week. The other two are March 18 or 19. There is a fee for each of the camps. I wanted to let you know about these camps because when my oldest was in the younger grades I didn’t know about them. Also, my daughter Betsy works at the Zorinsky camp as a counselor. She loves it and believes it’s a great outdoor adventure for kids.
Have a wonderful weekend!
This week the students really enjoyed learning about and celebrating Dr. Seuss.
There is no school next week, March 4th-8th. Enjoy your spring break!
Lent will start next week. Ash Wednesday is during spring break, March 6th. During Lent our school has a collection every Friday called “Mission Money”. We ask the students to try to bring a small donation every week. Any amount is appreciated. A suggestion for parents is to have the student try to do something at home to “earn” the money he or she will donate. This makes the donation more meaningful to the child. Thank your for your help supporting this collection. The money goes to a variety of worthy causes.
The date for the Zoo field trip is Monday, May 13th for those of you who want to plan ahead. We can take as many parent volunteers that want to go, as long as you’ve had the safe environment training! You don’t need to let me know yet if you want to help! I’ll send a separate note, as we get closer.
Have a wonderful spring break!
We will have the same spelling list next because of this short week.
Next week the students will be learning about and celebrating Dr. Seuss.
There is mass on Wednesday, February 27th at 8:30 for grades K-4.
Because of the BOOK FAIR next week, we will not have library. Please don’t return books until the following week. The Pancake Man will be at school Thursday, February 28th from 5-7 pm. There is more information about the book fair on the school website.
Thursday is an optional dress down day for a donation to “Pencils of Promise”. More information will be sent from the office.
For science I need each child to bring at least one empty toilet paper roll and/or one empty paper towel roll. One of each would be ideal, but I know you might not have them. Please send them by Friday, March 1st.
I will be going out of town on February 27th and will not be back until March 10th. I will only miss two days of school since we have a wonderful spring break! I am going on vacation with my family to Florida. I’m ready to get away from this awful weather!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I have had the pleasure of teaching children at SPSL for 24 years. It is a community that reminds me of the small central Nebraska town where I grew up. I am very passionate about teaching and helping children to be the best that they can be. My husband Blake and I have four children and two dogs. I am proud to say that our kids all graduated from SPSL with a great introduction to education.