May 2016

 Hello Hearts Families,

First of all, thanks so much for the care and solicitude everyone showed after my car accident last Tuesday.  From well wishes, sweet cards and heating pads to hot coffee and tea, I appreciated it all!  I am feeling much better!

Only 5.5 weeks left of school - can you believe it?!  I can't!  This year has been so much fun with you and your wonderful children.  

There is much planned in these last weeks:

Friday, May 6:  Nature Day, Twin Lakes Beach

Monday, May 9, 6-8p:  All School Meeting

Friday, May 13:  Nature Day, Schwan Lake Park

Friday, May 20:  Nature Day, Frederick Street Park

Thursday, May 26, 6-8p:  Open House/Entrepreneur Fair  (Hearts Class will perform musical, Aesop's Fables Deluxe)

Monday, May 30:  No School (Memorial Day)

Thursday, June 2, 11:15-12:30p:  Walk-a-thon

Friday, June 3, 9:30 - 11:30a:  Simpkins Swim Party  (Hearts class will attend the Swim Party instead of Nature Day.  Drop off and pick up will be at Simpkins Swim Center [Drop off:  9:15-9:30a;  pick up:  11:30a].  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us - we will need plenty of supervision (especially folks who are willing to get in the water!).  Please plan to stay if you can!!

Wednesday, June 8, 8:45a:  Celebration of Growth (Details will be forthcoming.)  This is the last day of school.

Please mark your calendars for all of these events and plan to join us!

See you in the morning!



We have just a few reminders for classroom volunteers, to make your time in the class even more valuable (most of you are remembering to do these things already, but there is a lot to keep in mind, so here goes.)  When you are in the classroom:

  • Please remind kids to use inside voices and to walk in the classroom;
  • Please sit at the circle (on the floor or in a chair right behind the kids) and if kids are talking out of turn, gently remind them to be quiet by putting a soft hand on their back;
  • Please be a model when the chime rings:¬† stop talking and put your hands on your head;
  • Please remember that you are there for all the kids and spend time with them all, not just your own (if your child is having a hard time with this, please try to remind them each time you volunteer that when you are in the classroom, you are a teacher to all, not just their mom or dad);
  • Please save adult visiting for time outside of class time; when you are in class, focus on the kids.