Primary D Weekly Note

Dear Primary D Families,

We ended our wonderful week with a musical performance at Encuentro and the eighth grade production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” The eighth graders put on an amazing performance, which the children thoroughly enjoyed!

We had another interesting week with our theme study. Brian Jordan visited with our class and Primary B to share the gardening work he does in his community, and David Hudson gave a presentation on initiatives his church organizes to help families get their needs met. The kids were also fascinated to learn from Virginia how important toys are and how her organization, Instant Re-Play, provides kids and families in Philadelphia with new and gently used toys. The kids asked our guests great questions and shared their thoughts on what they might be able to do to make a difference.

On Thursday we had our 100th day of school celebration. Each Primary Unit class hosted an activity that connected to our theme study. In Primary A kids made knotted blankets (containing 100 knots, of course) to donate to a shelter; Primary B hosted card-making for kids and families at the Ronald McDonald House; in Primary C kids used pretend money to total how much we’ve raised for Reach Out and Read so far; and in Primary D the kids earned pennies for doing one hundred exercise moves, which we will add to our Reach Out and Read contribution.

Our read-a-thon is officially over! So far we’ve raised $2,786.00, enough money to provide over 900 kids with books. Please send in any remaining contributions as we are planning to turn them over to Kirsten Rodgers of Reach Out and Read next week. Again, thanks for your support in making this effort successful.

Our learning celebration and chorus concert are on March 18th. We are looking forward to having you join us, once again, to celebrate your child’s accomplishments. The concert will begin in the garage at 1:15 and will feature two songs from the Primary Unit chorus, along with performances from each of the music classes. We expect it to last 20-30 minutes. Please join us immediately afterwards in our classroom for the learning celebration.

If you have not yet signed up for conferences you can use the following link to access the online scheduling tool: http://doodle.com/poll/bqzd6k7hfszsufwh. We would also like to encourage you to meet with at least one of your child’s specialist teachers. Rick and Catherine would love to share what your child is working on in art, and have asked us to include the following links:

Rick (blue group) http://doodle.com/poll/kqwpvbwingb5wzcz

Catherine (green group) http://doodle.com/poll/7r42s3ppzyv7a77i

If you would like to meet with other specialist teachers here’s the link:

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4633688f8e4a0735c7c9bf016&id=4e9e2d508e

Have a great weekend!

Warmly,

Niké and Ben