Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

We have lots of important announcements to share with you this week!

On Wednesday afternoon, Primary ABCD launched our annual service project, a read-a-thon to benefit Reach Out and Read of Greater Philadelphia. Kirsten Rogers, Coordinator of RORGP, visited with our students to talk about her work. The children seemed very eager to use their many talents as readers to help other children in their own community. A packet of information about our read-a-thon was sent home today. You can find more information about Reach Out and Read on their website, www.reachoutandreadphilly.org. Thank you in advance for helping with what we expect will be a very meaningful project.

Looking ahead, we have 2 special events scheduled for Thursday, February 11: In the morning, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day in Primary C! If your child would like to make/buy valentines for the class, we ask that your child PLEASE BRING 24 VALENTINES on Valentine’s Day, so there is one for each person. While your child can sign each one, PLEASE DO NOT LABEL THEM WITH INDIVIDUAL NAMES. It gets very complicated to pass them out if they have names on them. Also, a reminder that we are a “candy-free” school.

Our annual TPS Valentine’s Day Talent Show will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, February 11. Many Primary C students have signed up to perform in this year’s show. Children are asked to preview their talent for the Student Council during the first week in February. All acts are limited to one minute.

Please get your calendars ready for our next Learning Celebration and Chorus Concert! We look forward to welcoming you back to Primary C on the afternoon of Friday, March 18. We will share more specific information about the time of these events as this date approaches.

Here are some questions to ask your child about the week:

  • What ideas did you have for new opinion writing topics this week? What are you most proud of in your writing?
  • Tell about the model you made on Wednesday to help you understand the terms city, state, country, and continent. Can you remember the names of your city, state, country, and continent?
  • What new facts did you learn about our city this week during our read aloud of P is for Philadelphia?
  • What was your favorite part of Encuentro this morning?

Have a great weekend!

Kaitlin and Jennifer