January 2017 Newsletter

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed your time off. Parent/Teacher conferences start on January 4 th for all classes. If you have not signed up, you only have until Wednesday, January 4 th to do so. You will need to call the office for Jr. and Sr. Elementary conferences. These conferences are very important in order for you to get an idea on how your child is doing socially and academically. Please have at least one parent attend and have any questions or concerns you might have, written down to be discussed. Each slot is 30 minutes and we try to stay on schedule as much as we can for respect of parents waiting. If you are unable to attend, a phone conference is available for Jr. and Sr. Elementary. February 1 st starts our re-registration for in house students. In 2016, we were able to absorb the additional operational cost without passing it on to you. However, this year, there will be a modest increase in tuition. We will have those new prices by February 1 st . We need your commitment and to register during this month in order for us to do our budget, staffing etc. planning. If you do not register by March 1st, you take the chance of being put on the waiting list as this is the time we open registration to the general public. It is then on a first come, first serve basis.


January 2 nd – 3 rd – Staff Development

January 4 th – Classes Resume

January 4 th –20 th – Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 16 th – Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday


Aiden Parsell – 01/03

Mattis Coontz – 01/16

Jasper Ray – 01/04

Ms. Shereen – 01/17

Afraan Popatiya – 01/07

Landon Buswell – 01/19

Thomas Smith 01/11

Annalise Foley – 01/29

Robert Bordain – 01/11

Madeline Foley – 01/29

Duane Bodison – 01/14

Skylar Ingram-Woodard – 01/15



Hi Everyone! We hope you had a very happy holiday season. We missed our little ones and look forward to seeing them in 2017. Ms. Shereen, Ms. Rossi, and I want to thank you for the sweet and generous gifts that we received for Christmas. In our class, we will continue to focus on:

Social Skills (manners, verbalizing wants and needs and sharing with others). Matching, Eye/Hand Coordination (Pincer grasp), Colors, Numbers (up to 5), Classifying Objects by Size (Large, Medium and Small), Buttoning and Zipping, Walking Indoors, and Following Directions. If you will work on these skills at home, we will really appreciate it. Thank you for all that you do.


We will discuss bears – each child needs to bring in a stuffed bear on Monday, January 9 th for the week.  We will discuss penguins.  We will discuss birds and birds of prey.  We will discuss the Artic and Antarctica.  We will discuss Winter weather. We will discuss Dr. Martin Luther King.  We will start learning about the 13 original colonies.


January 4 th – 13 th – “Bb”

January 17 th – 31 st – “Ww”


SCIENCE – We will discuss sound and the ear.

HISTORY – We will discuss Economics, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GEOGRAPHY – We will discuss Canada

MONEY – We will discuss the Half Dollar


GOVERNMENT – We will continue to discuss the Bill of Rights and The Constitution.


HISTORY – We will discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MATH – We will be comparing fractions

WRITING – We will start writing our speeches this month, practice them next month, and have Speech Night sometime in March.