No school

There is no school tomorrow as the teachers have Professional Development.

No school on Sunday celebrating Islamic New Year.

I hope you and your family have a fun, safe holiday.

Next week we will continue to work on our letter sound review, begin our counting unit (to 20) to begin with and work with our Reader’s and Writer’s workshop.

Your child will be bringing their Poem Notebook home today. Please be sure to read the note inside the front cover.  They should practice “reading” the poems over the weekend. Please be sure to praise your child for reading, act surprised that they know how to read all by themselves. They will love it!

I am sending IXL passwords home today, they can begin playing math games. I will send their Razkids password home next week.

Lois Finney

Open House

Thank you to those of you that came on Monday night. It was a pleasure to spend time with you. I hope you found it informative. I had the largest attendance in KG2! Yeah YOU!

If you were not able to make it, please see the powerpoint presentation below. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email.


KG2LF Update

I hope you all had a fun and relaxing holiday. I heard lots of stories about travel and hotels!

I hope to see you tomorrow night for Open House. There are 3 sessions, all 3 will be the same, you are welcome to come whenever it is convenient for you, no need to sign up.

If you have not sent in headphones for your child please do so soon. We will begin our MAP testing next week and every child must have their own set of headphones.

Thursday is Pattern Day! No uniforms! See how many patterns you and your child can think of, shirt, pants, dress, socks, hair ribbons, maybe even underwear 🙂 There is a note in your child’s folder today asking for them to bring something to share to make pattern kabobs. If you cannot find what I asked for, no problem. Just send in something that the children can easily put on a kabob stick!

What a great week!

It’s hard to believe we have finished our 2nd week of school. The children are doing well settling into our routines and are really starting to show me all they know!

Monday, September 19 is our Open House. This is a time for parents to meet with the teacher to learn more about our program and our daily routine. There are 3 different session times with me (all 3 presentations will be the same). This way you can visit with our special teachers, Arabic or if you have more than one child at UAS you will have the opportunity to do so. You may choose which time slot you come to see me.

Parents 5:30 in MPH with Mr. Dorn and Ms. Amanda

6:15-6:45 session 1

6:55-7:25 session 2

7:35-8:05 session 3

I hope to see you all sometime during the night!

Have a wonderful holiday. See you on the 18th!


Things continue to go very well in KG2LF! The children are settling well into our routine and a very long day. They are making new friends and learning our class rules:

  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible
  • Be safe

We also have a number system in place for our voices. This is school wide at the elementary. Ask them if they can show you the 5 voices, including zero!!

There will be an Open House for parents only on Monday Sept. 19th. I will send you more info. as soon as I have it. This is where you have a chance to get a snapshot of our day, routine and curriculum. It also gives you a chance to ask questions about  our day.

No school all of next week due to the Eid holiday. Have a wonderful, restful week.

Great first week!

We had a fantastic start to the school year! Thank you to the students and their wonderful parents for making the first week run smoothly. Everyone is settling in nicely and getting to know old and new friends.  I am looking forward to a great year!

Notes for parents:

Hats Please!! If you have not yet sent in a hat for your child to wear at playtimes, please send one in as soon as possible. It should stay at school. Blue folders: Every day, the students will bring home a blue folder in their backpack. Please check it for any notes from school, and send the folder back the following day. Please add Library on Wednesdays on your schedule that was sent home on Thursday.