Jennifer Neafcy
Jennifer Neafcy
jneafcy@hopeseattle.org
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Mrs. Neafcy’s Newsletter

September 18, 2018

What are we learning this week?

Religion – The Garden is Closed

Memory – Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

Literacy – Rhymes, Syllables, Environmental Print

Math – Counting and writing numbers 4 and 5

Science – Making observations, trees

Social Studies – Who am I?

Second Step – Focusing Attention

 

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 21 – Free Dress
  • Tuesday, September 25 – Curriculum Night – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, September 28 – Hope’s Fall Olympics (More information to follow soon)
  • Wednesday, October 3 – 1st PTH meeting of the year
  • Monday, October 8 – School Pictures
  • Wednesday, October 10 – Noon Dismissal – Teacher’s Conference
  • Thursday-Friday, October 11 and 12 – No School – Teacher’s Conference

 

Your children are doing an amazing job! I know the days are long, but they are doing so well transitioning into Kindergarten. I can already see how they are growing in their independence and work habits. It is going to be a great year!

 

These past two weeks, we have been easing into our new literacy curriculum. The first two units are “Welcome to Kindergarten”. These units have helped us transition into the reading instruction. Starting next week, we will begin small groups and center activities.

 

 

 

Scholastic Book Orders – Scholastic Book Orders will come home each month, except for the months during the Scholastic Book Fair. You may order and pay for books online at www.scholastic.com. The first book order for the year is in today’s yellow envelope. There is an online code on this book order form that will link directly to our class. Book orders are a great way to inexpensively build your child’s personal library, and our class earns points for free books when you order books through Scholastic. Book orders are due on September 24.

 

Curriculum Night – Curriculum night is on Tuesday, September 25. You are invited to come to school that night to learn more about the Kindergarten curriculum. The evening begins in the sanctuary. After that, there will be an opportunity to visit the classrooms. During this time, there will be a presentation on the curriculum we use and how we implement it in our class. I will have copies of the textbooks and workbooks available for you to examine.

 

Field Trip to Seattle Children’s Theater – In the Yellow Envelopes today, there is a permission slip to see the play “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Seattle Children’s Theater on November 6. I will need drivers and chaperones for this trip. I have 10 extra tickets that are on a first-come/first-serve basis. Because we will not be taking the bus, I will need enough drivers to transport our class of 18 students. Permission slips and money are due next Friday, September 28. Payment is due the following week, and that also gives me an opportunity to release tickets that will not be used.

 

In Christ,

Jennifer Neafcy

 

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The joy of the LORD is our strength! Nehemiah 8:10

Mrs. Jennifer Neafcy             Email address: jneafcy@hopeseattle.org
Hope Lutheran School
4456 42nd Ave SW
206-935-8500