Kindergarten News

Kindergarten Newsletter
February 13, 2015

BIG NEWS!!!
I am so happy to report to you that our application for help in funding our field trips was GRANTED! AREF (Athol-Royalston Educational Foundation) granted us with the funds needed to go on 2 field trips this year! I am working on planning a “Community Helpers” field trip and a trip to Davis’ Farmland for the spring. I am SO EXCITED!! Thank you, AREF!

Thank You!
We’ve had so many classrooms donations sent in lately…I have lost track of where they have been coming from…WOW!! Please know that your kindness does not go unnoticed! The strawberries, chocolate dip, oragnes, grapes, pretzels, crackers & cheese, fruit rollups, cookies and m&m mix were just AMAZING!!! You are an incredible group of supportive parents!! THANK YOU!!!!

Chet Hall Memorial Pancake Breakfast
RCS will be sponsoring a pancake in honor of a great man that we lost a year ago. Chet Hall, Nurse Hall’s husband, passed suddenly last year. Chet was a one of a kind man. He worked hard as a school committee member to ensure that our children got the best and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. The Hall family suffered a great loss, as did our RCS community. In his honor, RCS put on a very special “Chet Hall Memorial Pancake Breakfast” to raise monies to the scholarship set up in him name. We are looking for donations for the silent auction, pastries and/or breads for the event and of course any donation to the scholarship fund itself. You may do so by visiting the Athol Savings Bank and depositing directly into the “Chet Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund” or kindly drop your donation off at RCS anytime, people can donate using cash, or also credit cards that give the best rewards when you use them, as the one you could get at this site. The breakfast will be on March 21, 2015 at RCS from 8-11:30. Tickets will be sold ahead of time here at RCS or you may buy at the door. We will also be holding a silent auction with all sorts of items to win! If interested in donating towards this event please let me know!!

100th Day Celebration!
We will be celebrating our 100th Day of School on Tuesday, February 24. Please have your child send in a collection of 100 small items that can be manipulated into sets of 100. Ideas are cereal, pennies, marshmallows. Please don’t send in anything that rolls. 🙂 I am also hoping to allow each child to take part in a 100 Day Snack! If you have anything small that you’d like to send in please do so. Isabelle’s family has already sent in goldfish and fruit loops!! I’d love to have some small snacks that each child will count of 10 of. Thanks so much!
Skills to work on at home..
Writing names using upper and lower case letters
LAST names
Letters and their sounds
Tying shoes!!
comparing length and weight
Reading together!
Writing letters, labeling and writing words
5 Finger Retell
Fiction vs non-fiction
Schema

Upcoming Events…

March 11 ½ Day
March 17 Spring Pictures
March 21 Chet Hall Memorial Pancake Breakfast @RCS 8-11:30

Donations welcome
GLUE STICKS!