LEARNING OBJECTIVES It’s time to be grateful! In November, students will have a month full of exploration on what they each are most grateful for and will have the opportunity to share with everyone what traditions they enjoy most in these festive days. The class will continue to work on teamwork, problem solving and how to join in play. Students will practice ABC’s, colors mixing, numbers, shapes and name tracing/writing.
CLASSROOM NEWS •Ms. Stephany, Ms. Clara, Ms. Lourdes, Ms. Concepcion worked with students on being responsible and independent with daily routines and tasks. •Students were thrilled to learn about street signs and practice following sign symbols in the playground while riding tricycles. •Kids had many teamwork & problem solving opportunities during daily activities and routines. They enjoyed building with ramps and wooden blocks.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES A parent-teacher conference sign up will be posted by the parent’s desk in November. If needed, email Graciela to arrange a different time/date if not presented on the sign up form.
FOOTSTEPS INTERACT CLUB (5TH-8TH GRADE) Organizing a Toy Drive for the CALTRAIN Holiday Train 2019 We are asking for donations of New unwrapped toys and books for infant-teenagers to be donated by Wed, Dec 4. The Interact Club members will go the Holiday Train celebration on Sunday, Dec 8 at the Downtown San Mateo train station.
We continue to work closely with Cortney Richardson, our Mental Health Consultant/Clinician from StarVista.
Selena helps us three days a week in the mornings.
Concepcion is with us Wednesdays and Thursdays and other days as needed.
Lourdes has been working with students and their potty training.
All teachers continuously work with all students during family style meals on being independent and use good manners (i.e. serve drinks without spilling, serving and passing food items, and cleaning after themselves).
Please make sure that your child is under your supervision when arriving and leaving the school premises (i.e. child is not outside alone when arriving or leaving classroom).
Check daily your parent mailbox and the white board for announcements by the entrance.
Please help us remind your child to wash their hands when you first arrive to school.
Make sure your child has extra clothing in their cubbies and check for unclean clothing in color bags daily.
If your child visits the doctor’s office bring a doctor’s note the next day of attendance stating specifically that the child is not contagious
Electronic sign in/out system daily. If electronic system doesn’t work use paper sign in/out. Also sign off for absences on the binder (e.g. put date, sign, and reason for absence).
Please remain courteous while entering and leaving the apartment complex premises.
Last day of each month will be Pajama Day, your child can wear their comfortable/safe to play in pajama.
Dress you child accordingly given the cold, rainy, & windy weather.
On Wednesday its Share Day, if a toy is to be shared, it goes into the Share Box upon arrival & is picked up from the Share Box upon departure.
One stuffed animal is okay for rest or naptime.
Please make sure to check your child’s cubby DAILY for dirty clothes and avoid over filling your child’s cubby with their belongings; children cannot find their essentials throughout the day.
Please take naptime items home on Fridays to launder and return Monday.
Teachers continue to provide paper so parent(s)/family members can write a note every morning as words of encouragement and reminding your child how much you love them. Place the note in box by the sign in/out binder.
Scholastics book orders are due every second Tuesday of each month. By purchasing books for your child you allow our school to earn points to buy books for the classroom.
WISHLIST •Rain coat/umbrella rack and outdoor toys (e.g. hot wheels and soft balls).