In order to help you be more informed of what we are doing in the classroom, the KG2 teachers will be sending out a weekly newsletter every Sunday. This will give you a few points of what we will be covering in our curriculum. There are also a few questions that you can use to help guide your discussions with your child.  Please let me know how you like it and if you have any questions or suggestions for us.


Lois and KG2 Team


Good morning,

Last Wed was our back to school night. I really enjoyed meeting with many of you, sharing what we do in KG2 and what our day looks like. I am sorry you were not all able to attend. I have attached my presentation for you to look at if you would like.

Please click on the following link to view my back to school night presentation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Things are going well in the class. Your children are busy with Reader’s workshop, writing and counting. I am pleased with how well they have settled into our routine and they are very hard workers!

We have one more week of swimming (our last day of swimming is Thu Oct 4th) and then after that on Day A we will have PE in the gym. They should be sure to wear their running shoes and shorts or pants (no dresses) on these days.

We have 1 missing pink towel, please check your child’s bag to see if they came home with an extra towel and send it back tomorrow. I also have 2 pairs of socks, one black and one white. If your child came home without socks please ask them to get them and bring them home.

Thank you, Have a nice week,


Back to School Night

Good morning,

***Tomorrow is swimming and library. Dismissal at 2:00.***

Back to school night is on Wednesday, Sept. 19th. This is where I will go over our day and curriculum for KG2. There will be two sessions. I will be presenting the same material in both sessions, so you only need to attend one of them. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.                              3:45-4:30 or 5:15-6:00

There will be child care provided from 3:10-4:30 for free. Your child will be escorted to the MPH at 3:00 leaving you free to come at 3:45 to 4:30 for the presentation.

If you have another presentation to attend for a sibling, it doesn’t matter which one you go to first. All teachers will be presenting twice on this night.

You may leave your child 3:10-6:00, and for 20 dirhams there will be food provided.

Between the two sessions (4:30-5:15) there will be an opportunity for you to go to the library to meet our wonderful specialists, Arabic, Islamic and ELL teachers as well as classroom teachers, counselors and principals.

Of course, if you have help at home your child may go home as normal and does not need to stay for child care.

I know this is a bit confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I hope to see you there.



Dear Parents;

What a great week we are having. A few reminders or updates;

  • Every Tuesday will be early release day. You may pick up your child from the classroom at 1:50.
  • We have library every Tuesday.
  • I like to keep the AC on in our classroom. If your child tends to get cold, please send a jacket for them to keep in their cubby.
  • I am slowly getting comfortable with Instagram. Follow me on @lfinney2018
  • I will be sending your child’s IXL and Razkids passwords home next week.
  • Thank you for sending all the school supplies. We still have a few children without hats. It is a school rule that they wear a hat on the playground.
  • We will begin eating lunch in the cafeteria on Sunday. Please remember that KG2 is not allowed to buy any food or drinks. They must bring their food from home. There is a microwave available if they want to heat their food.
  • No school on Thursday, Sept. 13.
  • Back to school night Sept. 19th, time to be announced soon.

Thank you, let me know if you have any questions or concerns,                                                                                                                    Have a nice weekend.


Welcome to KG2!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to KG2LF! I am very excited about our new class. We had 2 great days this past week. Everyone was so enthusiastic about school and all that we did. They were amazing listeners and behavior was incredible, in fact one of my best starts to a new year in a long time. I can’t wait until tomorrow when everyone will be here all together.

I will post upcoming events, reminders and notes on our blog. I have subscribed everyone. If you wish me to delete one of the emails you gave me, just let me know and I will take care of it.


  • Swimming on Sunday. (and every Day A) They should wear their suit under their clothes. Be sure to have uniform to change into after swimming, don’t forget underwear!
  • Be sure your child has a hat that they can leave at school. I had several children that wanted to take their hats home with them. Please help them understand that these hats are for school only and will stay here in the “hat box”.
  • Thank you to those of you that sent all of your school supplies. If you need the list again I will send a copy home on Sunday. Please don’t stress if there is an item you are not able to find.
  • Be sure your child has an art shirt and extra clothes just in case of an accident. It does not have to be uniform.
  • Please send back the Arabic form on Sunday so we can get our Arabic classes organized asap.
  • Jones sent you a monthly calendar with the ABC days listed. Our class is as follows:
  • Day A E.
  • Day B. Music
  • Day C. Art

I would like to complement ALL of you for packing such great snacks and lunches. They were healthy and plenty of food that your child seemed to like. Don’t worry if some of it came home, everything is new and hopefully once they get used to school they will eat more.

You will be bringing home a note from Gloria Furman on Sunday asking if you would like to join a WhatsApp group for our class. I encourage you to join. I think this is a wonderful way for parents to share information, photos and help with organizing parties and volunteering. I do ask that if you have a problem or something that concerns you that you please come and see me directly. I am very open to speaking to you about concerns you may have for your child. You can email me, and we can set up an appointment to meet.

I am excited for the year to start. I think it is going to be a great year and I look forward to getting to know you and your child better as the year gets started.

Lois Finney