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Kindergarten News

 Friday, December 14, 2018
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Winter Party!

AM Kindergarten will be having their winter party on December 20th from 10:00-11:00. Full day and PM Kindergarten will be having our winter party from 12:45-1:45. We invite you to join in on the fun but please do not bring younger siblings. Full day will have a magician perform during the party! AM Kindergarten and Full Day will be doing a book exchange. Please send in a new or gently used (gender friendly) wrapped book in with your child’s name on it no later than December 18th. We cannot wait to celebrate the holidays together!


Extended Absences

If your child is absent for three or more school days, this is considered an extended absence. Please refer to our extended absence policy in the parent handbook for more details in regards to this. If your child misses more than three days of school, you will need to turn in a doctor’s note or e-mail our dean, Mrs. Hunt.

Recycling Unit

We had so much fun with our recycling unit this week! Thanks for sending in recyclable items in with your child. Also, thanks to the parents who signed up to donate other items. We greatly appreciate it! 

President Project – Full Day Only

After break, we will be starting our president unit. To conclude this unit, we will be doing a president project. You will find this project in your child’s blue folder this week. Each child will be assigned to a president. They will make a puppet of the president and then present their president to the class. All projects will be due on January 22nd. Presentations will be on January 22nd-24th. You are welcome to come in for your child’s presentation at 11:10. You will find which president your child has and their presentation date in the packet in their Friday Folder. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for working with your child on this at home!

PJ Day

With Winter Break arriving soon, we thought it would be fun for the kids to have a special day to recognize their hard work over these next few weeks before break. Therefore, we will be having a Pajama Day and will be watching The Polar Express on December 20th. With this special day, we are kindly reminding you that it is still required that the students wear school appropriate pajamas. This includes pajamas that cover the shoulders. Please also be sure that their shoes are in dress code. We are excited for this fun day!


Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) Wednesday, January 9, 2019

We will honor our law enforcement friends and family by providing lunch for our local officers and recognizing all they do to keep our staff, students, and families safe.

Order your AA Backs the Blue shirt today!

Orders can be placed through Sunday, December 16, 2018 and will be delivered to your respective American Academy campus on January 8th.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt benefit the Fallen Officer Fund.
Thank you for helping American Academy "Backs the Blue!"

Harry Potter Club

Do you love Harry Potter? Are you in kindergarten through second grade? If so, come join Mrs. Chardon Thursday mornings starting January 17th from 7-8 (miss carpool, yay!) to watch Harry Potter movies 1-3 and do fun Harry Potter crafts! Every week we will have a new fun Harry Potter craft or game to play while the movies are playing. This club will go until March 7th. So grab and a friend and come enjoy your mornings with Mrs. Chardon!


Goodie Bags

With the holiday season coming up, we wanted to reiterate some rules to follow. We love goodie bags, but we cannot have any food in them. If there is any sort of food in goodie bags we will be unable to hand them out and they will unfortunately have to go home with you or your child. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and hope you can understand! Thanks!

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Unicorns, gnomes and dragons oh my! There is no better place to get those new books than the Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Opening next Wednesday, Dec 12th and running through Tuesday, Dec. 18th. We will once again be open on Saturday alongside the Holiday Boutique. In need of volunteer hours? All volunteers receive 10% off their book fair purchases. Sign up here! Thanks for supporting the MB Library! For kindergarten, we are encouraging parents to bring their child in before or after school to buy books. You can also come Saturday during the day! We get a little nervous with sending the children to the library alone with money. We appreciate your understanding.

Cheer Night K-4

Have you heard the cheer team announcements? Do you get sad when they tell you its grades 4-8? Well now is your chance to come join Coach Mallory and Coach Christine with their Spirit Squad and become a part of the team for a night! K-4th graders are welcome to come learn some cheers from the spirit squad and get a chance to perform it for our group! We will then finish the night with some pizza and a cheer games! Join us Thursday, December 20th, from 4-7 for a chance to cheer the night away!


Robot Mouse

If your child loves robotics and would love to learn more about the fundamentals of coding, then this is the club for them! Kindergarten and 1st grade students will create a maze, "program" each step of the path through the maze into the Robot Mouse, and watch as the Mouse follows the sequence as it races to find the cheese! Students will first complete set mazes and then make up their own challenges to complete with the Robot Mouse. A great foundation for future coding! Come join Mrs. Chardon starting every Tuesday morning from 7-8 and miss the carpool craze! Robot Mouse will start on January 15th and the last class will be March 5th!


Curriculum Update

Please read below for an update on what we are learning in each subject area.

Literacy - The Daily 5 Stations (independent work stations), Spalding Phonograms (a-z) reading narrative (fiction) books and retelling them (characters, setting, beginning, middle and end) and writing complete sentences, and nouns.
Math - Number writing, shapes, pictographs, addition and subtraction story problems, sorting by one attribute, and splitting a whole into halves, addition and subtraction number sentences and doubles facts.
Science – Recycling
Social Studies – Native Americans


Volunteer Opportunities

Morning Carpool Volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44aeac23a3f94-morning2