November 3rd Newsletter

Mary and Ana’s Newsletter  Nov. 3, 2017

“Your smiles to your friends are like water to growing plants.” – from Gathering the Sun

From the classroom:

During our Advising Time we have continued to talk about what it means to be part of a classroom community.  We discussed the elements of habitat that might be important in creating a supportive place to learn and grow.  We agreed that a classroom habitat should be a place one enjoys, that has “just right” conditions, has what you need, is a home, and helps you.  We made a promise together that each and every one of us will care for our classroom habitat by embracing kindness, learning, joy, and peace.   Every child made a small self-portrait and signed his or her name to indicate their commitment to supporting our classroom habitat.  This special document now adorns the wall of our classroom.  During our reading time we began exploring Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos.  We grew our schema for this holiday and began making a display about Day of the Dead to help educate our community about this special Mexican celebration.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 16 – Peace Night – Come join our JCOS community to celebrate peace.  Advising groups will have work on display.  Come and talk with students about their work and celebrate peace.
  • Friday, Nov. 17 – Field Trip to DCPA to see A Snowy Day cost: $10 (ten dollars covers the cost of admission we will use our Pumpkin Dash funds to cover the cost of the bus).  We will leave school promptly at 8:45 am in order to arrive on time for the performance. 
  • Monday, Nov. 20 – Friday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Break, No School

Classroom Volunteer Opportunity:

Book Hospital: Come grab our books that are in need of repair.  We will give you some book tape and you can repair the books at home.

Attendance Line: Please call the office 303-982-7045 when your student will be absent and leave a message on the attendance line – this saves our office staff so much time and then we know your children are safe at home!

A Note From Melody and the Arts

The last day to order your Original Works  is next Friday November 10th.

Don’t forget to order your Original Works! Go and use your student code from your family letter to order. Payment is all online. All items will arrive by December.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Elementary Art and Music program.


Ana and Mary


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