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Monday, June 24, 2013

Hello to the parents of Room 159!

Thank you so much for a wonderful year! I had so much fun learning and growing with all of your children, Thursdays have become my most favourite day of the week :)

I would like to thank the AM class's parents for the amazing gift card to Indigo which I will use right away to buy lots of books to read and for my future classroom (hopefully).

Thank you to the PM class's parents for the thoughtful Bay gift card and wedding card which will be well used to put towards purchasing a vacuum for our new home :)

Have a fun, safe and exciting summer! :)

Good luck to all of the graduates who are off to new adventures in Grade One  (and to all day school!) and to the students who are becoming the leaders in Ms. Raymond's class next year as SKs.

Lots of love,

Stella Kyriacou aka Ms. K

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Happy last week of school!  This will be a busy week as we finish the 2012-2013 school year.  Just a reminder to please have your child continue to bring his/her backpack to school as I am sending home completed work.  Also as the warm weather continues a water bottle is always a great idea as our closest water fountain is down the hall.
We had a wonderful time with our reading buddies this week.  Both classes have enjoyed reading and learning with their Grade Four Buddies.  Thank you to Mrs. Dias and Ms. Zappi for visiting us each week and sharing their classes with us.
Our Senior Kindergarten Graduation is Monday, June 24 in our classroom.  The Senior Kindergarten students are very excited as they are preparing for Grade One and the Junior Kindergarten students are looking forward to being Senior students next year.  I am looking forward to sharing our Graduation with the Senior Kindergarten families.  
A reminder of the Volunteer Tea on Tuesday, June 25 in the library, beginning at 8:15 am.  Thank you so much for everything you do to assist in the learning at LKS.  Your hard work and time is greatly appreciated.  Everyone is welcome.  Please let me know via email or personally if you are attending, so I may pass along the numbers to the organizing committee.  See you there!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to wash our classroom toys.  They may be returned any day this week.  The children were very excited to take a box or bag of goodies home.
Lunch on the Lawn is Thursday, June 27.  The pizza will be delivered to our classroom close to 11:30 am.  I will dismiss the children at the regular time to their parents/caregivers.  Families may then pick up their pizza in our classroom and proceed to the Shale Pit.  Afternoon children can also pick up their pizza at approximately 11:30 am in the classroom and proceed to the Shale Pit.  I will meet the afternoon class after lunch, as usual on the outside wall for class in anticipation of the 12:30 pm bell.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Children must be supervised by their family or caregivers at all times during the lunch hour.
Wishing you all the best for the summer and thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your child's life.  It has been a wonderful school year.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Just a reminder that Snuggle Up books are now finished for the year.  Please return any Snuggle Up books you have at home as soon as possible.  Thanks so much.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Welcome to the last full week of school!  A reminder of our last Sharing Assembly on Monday, June 17.  The Kindergarten classes will be singing a song entitled, "Our Fabulous Year."  The children have been busy learning about the features and values of coins.  Everyone has been enjoying using the cash register at the store and using real money to purchase items.  It has been a great learning opportunity.  I will continue to introduce new coins this week.

Thank you to everyone who has returned library books.  We only have a few left outstanding.  You will be receiving notes if your child has not returned his/her library books.  Please see Ms. McGee if you have any questions.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dad's in our class.  Your child loved making your gift and card.  I hope you are as excited as they are!  It is always to so wonderful to watch them make their decisions about what to write and what colours to use.  Everything they make is truly made with love and comes from the heart!  Enjoy your special day!!  If you have not yet received your gift, give your chid a gentle reminder, it is in his/her knapsack.

We will have our last meeting with our reading buddies this week.  The children have enjoyed this wonderful learning opportunity and have made new friends.  The children completed "Yearbooks" with their buddies this week and we hope to go outside with our buddies for our last visit.

The Senior Kindergarten students have started to go out for recess in anticipation of Grade One.  The Junior Kindergarten students and I go out into the fenced Kindergarten yard during recess and the Seniors are able to experience the big school yard.  The Seniors are doing a wonderful job and enjoying this new experience.

I sent home invitations to the Volunteer Breakfast on Friday.  The Breakfast is Tuesday, June 25.  It is our staff's way of thanking you for everything that you do.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks again for all your support and assistance this year.  A reminder to the Senior Kindergarten families that our Graduation is on Monday, June 24.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered food, drinks and decorations to help make this day special.  This is a regular school day and the Junior Kindergarten students will be attending the graduation ceremony is our classroom.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy June!  The countdown has begun to the last day of school.  The children are looking forward to making gifts this week for a special member of their family.  Gifts and cards will be sent home on Friday in anticipation of Father's Day on Sunday. 
Pizza forms for Lunch on the Lawn were sent home Thursday in your child's mailbag.   They are bright yellow forms with the information needed to order pizza for Thursday, June 27.  All forms are due back to school by Tuesday, June 11.  Lunch on the Lawn takes place during the regular lunch hour on Thursday, June 27.  I will dismiss the morning class as usual on that day and the afternoon class will start school as usual.  Families are invited to eat lunch in the Shale Pit with the school community.  All children must be with an adult to attend Lunch on the Lawn.
I am continuing to introduce coins to the class.  The drama centre has also been turned into a store and the children are having fun using the cash register, shopping, exchanging money and writing receipts.  What a great learning opportunity!
Ms. McGee is continuing to collect all outstanding library books in order to complete her year end inventory.  If you have any questions regarding outstanding or lost library books, please see Ms. McGee directly.  Thanks so much for returning all overdue books.
Friday, June 14 will be our last day for Snuggle Up books.  Please return all Snuggle Up books and mailbags on Monday, June 17.  The June Sharing Assembly is also Monday, June 17.  Award winners have already been notified.  If your child has not yet received an award and I have not contacted you, please let me know immediately.  
This is always a busy time of year as the school year comes to a close.  Thanks so much for all your support and assistance.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pizza forms for Lunch on the Lawn will be sent home Thursday, June 6 in your child's mailbag.  They will be put at the front of your child's sound review book.  They need to be returned by Tuesday, June 11.   Just a reminder that children must be accompanied by an adult to attend Lunch on the Lawn and the regular school hours apply.