Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

We’re off to a great start in Primary C with three packed days under our belts. We’re watching old friends enjoying being back together and feelers being sent out to possible new connections. This patient and industrious group listened and practiced earnestly as we introduced routines and materials in our classroom, yard, and park. They also have been out to Specials. And today at our first Encuentro of the year, the 8th grade introduced us to our yearlong all-school theme: "From Surviving to Thriving in the City, the Country, and the Classroom." We hope you’ve heard lots about our first few days.

News, Reminders, and Upcoming Events:

Please be sure to submit your child's dismissal plans. At dismissal, please leave through the small gate in the yard where teachers are officially checking children out of the building instead of the main gate.

We will have our first visit of the 2016-2017 school year to The Schuylkill Center, our country classroom, on Wednesday, September 14. Please be sure that you send your child wearing sneakers and long pants and also do a tick check on Wednesday evenings. Also, please send your child with a trashless lunch and a water bottle on Wednesdays.

Please remember that we have a mid-morning snack to keep our tummies happy until lunch time rolls around. Fruit is provided at school on a daily basis, but if your child prefers something else, please remember to include a healthy snack in their lunchbox each day.

Please send a full change of clothes into school with your child. We will keep them in your child's cubby in case there is ever a need for them.

Also, please send in a family photo that we can display in our classroom and get to know all the families, new and old, in our community.

The Weekly Note has some new features. Above this note, you will notice the "Primary Calendar." Please check the calendar regularly for important upcoming events. We will provide details about those events in the Weekly Note or via email. To the right of this note is our online photo gallery. We will be adding new pictures every week, so be sure to check it out.

Our temporary Specials schedule is as follows (we’ll send updates as we solidify groupings):

  • Monday: PE, Art, Spanish
  • Tuesday: Spanish, Music, PE
  • Wednesday: Chorus
  • Thursday: PE, Art, Spanish
  • Friday: Spanish, Music, PE

Ask your child which Special(s) s/he went to on which days.

On PE days, please send your child with sneakers.

Have a great weekend. We look forward to our first full week together.

All best,

Jennifer and Jane