The first week of school!  It’s so good to be “back in the saddle again”.  This week everyone will be adjusting to new schedules and new faces so we won’t have any extracurricular classes this week. Spanish and Art will start later in the month and Tennis will probably begin around the 15th of September. We do want to begin drama as soon as possible, so please check your mailbox or ask your student for the flyer so you can learn the details of drama. I’ll be advertising to the homeschoolers group as well on this so we can have ten to twelve actors for the play.  Hot lunch on Friday will be good old American hotdogs and beans to get this year started. Lunch is $4 and the money (after covering ingredients) goes into the fun to pay for teachers’ supplies in the classroom.  This is usually our only fundraiser.  We’re thinking about a pancake breakfast later in the year and maybe a take-out spaghetti supper as fundraisers, as well. From 3:00 to 3:30, everyone has reading time and if the older kids want to bring a book that they are reading at home, that’s fine.

Monday—Today everyone gets into their classrooms and spends time getting to know new faces and new routines. Some of the younger kids are having their first taste of classroom life, so this week will be calm and serene. We will go outside at 12:30 to 1:20 for recess today and everyone may need to bring insect repellent. We have some, but it’s a good idea to send a small bottle for your child’s use.  The older kids start Science in the afternoon today.

Tuesday—We will have Spanish class on Tuesdays this year but it won’t start for a couple of weeks till September 13. Tuesday is the day that Miss Brigit has practicum this quarter, so Dwayne and I will be covering for her with the Owls on Tuesdays. The Owls have Science this morning and will probably begin Tennis on Tuesdays in a couple weeks.  Again, everyone is outside from 12:30 to 1:30. Older kids have library on Tuesday at 2:00.

Wednesday—The Hummingbirds will have science today at 1:30 with Miss Debbie.  Drama will be on Wednesdays for the kids that sign up—probably from 2 to 3:30. Recess is 12:30 to 1:20

Thursday—Hummingbirds have library today. Both the older group and the Owls will have science today.

Friday—Hot lunch is today from 12:00 to 12:30. Owls go to the library this afternoon.

Tennis will start on the 13th or 20th of September. It’s $10 a month and we’ll provide the rackets but if your child has one, he/she can bring it. This is for 7 and up.

Drama starts ASAP since they have a play to work on. The cost is $50/month and will be offered to anyone that can read. Sign up begins this week.

Feel free to ask any questions you need to ask. Every schedule detail will be ironed out in the fullness of time.