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    November 26, 2017

    Melissa Sapiane


    We have lots of fun events coming up in December.  Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the fun!


    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I wanted to thank everyone who volunteered for “P” Day and the Thanksgiving Feast. We just couldn’t do it without all of our parent help and support!

    THANK YOU!!!



    Thank you for taking the time to meet with me for conferences.  It is such a great opportunity for me to get to know a little more about your child and your family.  This was our only scheduled parent/teacher conference for the year.  If at any time you have questions or concerns or would like to meet with me, please do not hesitate to contact me at school 795-4380 or email


    December Learning

    December is a busy month, but that doesn’t stop us from learning a lot!  This month we will be learning the letters M, C, and I.  We will continue our daily letter and word practice, as well as continue with our phonics readers for those who are reading.  Some students (who are ready) will begin to receive a new phonics packet.  You will also see these new pages begin to come home as homework.  In math for kindergarten, we have just started to learn about clocks and time.  We will practice telling time to the nearest hour.  You can practice at home too!  Kindergarteners will also practice counting to 60, writing to 20 and identifying the teen numbers.  For TK, we will continue to practice counting to 15, writing to 10, and identifying numbers to 10.  For social studies we will be learning about different holidays and how they are celebrated.  We will learn about Christmas, Chanukah, Las Posadas, and Kwanza. 

    Holiday Shop

    Every year the Liberty Foundation hosts the Holiday Shop.  This is an opportunity for your child to shop for the members of your immediate family for the holidays.  For a few dollars your child can purchase new or slightly used items to give to your family.  This is always a much anticipated activity for the students.  Our shopping day will be December 18th or 19th.  Please be on the look out for the money envelope and flyer in the next week or two. 


    Winter Holiday Program 

    Our Holiday Program will be Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m.   

    The performance will be held at:

    Hessel Church

    5060 Hessel Ave, Sebastopol

    We have been preparing the students for a wonderful program.  Students should arrive by 6:15 p.m., but not before 6:00 p.m.  The program will last about an hour. 



    We will begin studying various ways December Holidays are celebrated around the world.  We will be learning about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Las Posadas. This special unit will conclude with our Winter Holiday Potluck, on Wednesday, December 20th at 10:45 pm.

    We are asking each student to prepare a dish that is traditional to your family holiday celebrations.  Please prepare enough food for 10-12 people to taste. Parents are invited to join in our unique celebration. Review the following list to determine the type of item to bring.  If you have any questions please contact me at 795-4380 ext. 103 or 

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!


    If your last name begins with:


    A-R        Main Dish   or    Salad

    S-Z         Dessert



    The last day before winter break, Dec. 21st we will be doing a special cooking project.  We are going to make Gingerbread Houses.  This year, Foundation will be providing all of the yummy treats to decorate these awesome houses. We are very excited about this fun project!  It’s for sure a favorite!



    I have used this website for several years for my children.  You can customize a video to your child from Santa. 

    It is very cool!

    I thought I would share.



    Mystery Readers

    I am looking for Mystery Readers.  A Mystery Reader is a person in your family (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, etc.)  who would like to read to our class.  The students do not know who you are but will try to guess with three – five clues.  This is a fun way to share a little about our families, some favorite stories, and encourage a love for reading. 

    All dates listed are Wednesdays at 8:25 am.  

    If you would like another date or time please contact me to make arrangements.  


    I am looking for a family member from each family to come in and read 1 -2 times during the year.  I will send you a reminder the Monday before.


     Please sign up at



    Weekly Reminders


    Monday- Return folder and Weekly Report (please initial the bottom corner)

    Tuesday- Science & Computers

    Wednesday- Return folders and library books

    Thursday- Music & PE (wear appropriate shoes)

    Friday- Return folder, homework, & Reading Log

    Wear Liberty Blue

    Cooking & Fun Friday



    Upcoming Events

     Friday, December 8th:  Field Trip to Spring Lake for Habitat an Home


    December 18-19: Holiday Shop


    December 19: Winter Program 6:30pm


    December 20: Holiday Traditions Celebration


    December 21: Holiday Sing-A-Long


    December 21: 12:00 Dismissal


    December 22- January 5: Winter Break- 

    No School


    Tuesday, January 16th: Parent Math Night


    Monday, January 22nd:  Field Trip by Bus to Luther Burbank Center to see Golden Dragon Acrobats


    Friday, January 26th: Day 100


    Friday, April 4th:  Bay Area Discovery Museum 


    Thursday, April 12th: Bodega Bay Marine Lab


    Friday, April 20th: Field Trip to Spring Lake for Down the Drain