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    March 3,2018

    707-795-4380 ext. 103

    Thank you!!

    Thank you to all the parents who helped with our Day 100 celebration, Game Day and Valentine’s Day party!  Your support is greatly appreciated and allows these fun events to take place!


    March Learning


    Last week we started our unit on Dental Health.  The students are learning about the parts of the tooth (inside and out), how to take care of their teeth, the Tooth Fairy and things that are good and bad for your teeth. 

    Next week we will start to talk about St. Patrick’s Day and mischievous leprechauns.  When we return from Spring Break, we will start our gardening unit and talk about spring.  In math, we have been working on learning addition and subtraction, and will begin 10 Frames.  You can help at home by practicing and “quizzing” your child on simple addition and subtraction facts. We are also focusing on the 3-D Shapes: sphere, cube, pyramid, cone, and cylinder.



    Our Field Trip to the Petaluma Public Library is this Wednesday, March 7.  Please make sure your child has a booster seat available for this field trip.  Your child will also receive their library card if you signed up for one.  We will not be checking out any books. 


    Report Cards

    Report cards will go home Wednesday, March 7th. Please keep the report card and any support materials.  Sign the outside of the envelope and return just the envelope to school with your child.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


    St. Patrick’s Day

    We will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 16. 

    Have your child wear GREEN!



    Online Ordering Information

    Web address: readingclub

    Class Activation Code: GKZP4


         The Scholastic Book Clubs offer you great reading materials at inexpensive prices.  And every time you make a purchase, our classroom receives FREE Books and Learning Materials from Scholastic.

         Please review the Scholastic March book orders with your child and select the books you wish to purchase on the order form.  Please make your check payable to Scholastic Book Clubs and return it by Friday, March 16, 2018.


    Spring into a good book!


             Mrs. Sapiane


    Spring Celebration

     We will have our Spring Celebration on Friday, March 30.  We will start with our annual Egg Drop at 12:00 (info will be sent home Monday, March 26) and parents are welcome to come.   If you would like to help set up for the party please arrive at 11:45.  The party will begin at 12:30 and we will have our Spring Egg Hunt immediately following.  Siblings are welcome to join us on this day, but will be unable to participate in the egg hunt as we only have enough eggs for the TK/Kindergarten students.  The TK/Kindergarten students will be dismissed at normal dismissal time, 1:15.  If you are interested in bringing something for the party, a Sign Up Genius will be sent out next week. 

    Adventure Day

    On Wednesday, April 4th, we will be having a school wide STEM learning day.  The focus on this day is to learn about and preparing for our school wide field trip to The Lawrence Hall of Science.  Each classroom will have a different activity in it to prepare for this day. Each student will rotate through each classroom in a family consisting of students in Kindergarten through sixth grade.  Our classroom activity is Bubble Fun.  I need a few parents to help the students with bubble stations from 8:15- 12:15.  This is a fun and exciting day! 

    If you are able to help let me know ASAP!



    Kindergarten Screening

    TK/Kindergarten Screening will take place on Thursday, April 17, Friday, April 19, Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6.  We are looking for 2 more parents to greet new, incoming students and their families.  The time slots we are still looking for are:

    8:30-12:30 and 1:30- 3:30 Each Day


    If you are interested please let us know.





    We are almost half way through the school year.  Can you believe it!  By this point in the year the children know the rules and routines.  Now is the time when we really raise the bar with our expectations. It is time for your child to establish more independence in and out of school.  Students need to walk themselves into class and be responsible for their belongings, including putting away their folder, backpacks, and library books.  At home this is also a wonderful time to begin giving your child more responsibilities as well.




    This is also a good time to get into the habit of dropping your child off in the drop off line and picking them up there.   When dropping off in the pick up line, please have your child with their belongings ready and let them hop out of the car themselves.  There is a parent greeter that will open the door of the car for your child.  You MUST stay in your car while in the drive through for everyone’s safety. 



    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


    Wednesday, March 7: Field Trip to Petaluma Library

    Wednesday, March 7: Report Cards Go Home 

    Wednesday, March 14: Birthday Celebration

    Friday, March 16: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Wear Green

    Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23: NO SCOOL- Spring Break

    Friday, March 30: Spring Party

    Monday, April 2: NO SCHOOL; LOCAL HOLIDAY

    Wednesday, April 4: Adventure Day (12:00 dismissal; No Tutoring)


    Friday, April 6th:  Bay Area Discovery Museum Field Trip


    Thursday, April 12th: Bodega Bay Marine Lab Field Trip 

    Wednesday, April 18:  Parent Volunteer Appreciation Coffee

    Friday, May 4: School Wide Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science

    Wednesday, May 16:  Open House

    Spring Concert: 5/17

    Monday, May 28: Memorial Day, No School

    Friday, June 1:  Last Day of School