It was too cold to release the painted lady butterflies last week because they can't fly unless it's 55 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. They have been happily flying around their butterfly habitat, sipping on oranges and mating! The children has spotted dozens of tiny, blue-green eggs all over the netting. The eggs are about the size of a head of a pin. Ms. Harrison purchased some hollyhocks to feed the hungry caterpillars as soon as they hatch. Hopefully we will have enough food for the little eating machines! We plan to release the adult painted lady butterflies and the ladybugs early next week. Stay tuned...
FINAL KINDNESS MISSION
For our final kindness mission with our Kindergarten Buddies in Ms. Stowe-Grant's class we are planning a fundraising event for the Ronald McDonald House at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Houses
provide a supportive residence for families while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Offering comfortable, private rooms where families can get a good night’s rest knowing their child is close by, our Houses give them the opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences. In this ‘home away from home,’ parents can exchange stories over a cup of coffee in the kitchen while siblings bond with new friends in the play room. Volunteers arrive daily, offering their smiles, cleaning and cooking talents. Laundry and computer facilities provide accessibility and convenience. The folks who work at the House are always there, providing comfort and care to families during their greatest time of need.
Pledge Form (click to download pdf)
MILE RUN REMINDER
Soon the children will be running the mile in P.E. Please make sure your child comes to school Monday-Thursdays with appropriate shoes for running. Sandals (including Keens) do not provide adequate support or comfort.
Please make sure your child has a backpack everyday until the end of the year. Projects, workbooks, and other schoolwork will start coming home slowly. Thanks.
FRIDAYS ARE PICNIC DAY
For the next two Fridays, we will have Picnic Day during our lunch time (weather permitting) from 11:30-12:15 in Scammons Playground. On these days, please do not send heat ups. Children can still bring lunch boxes and will be able to pick up their milk. If your child does not receive milk from school, please send a beverage. Children are welcome to bring beach towels to sit on. They can store them in their cubbies until the end of the year.
Please follow our twitter feed for daily updates and reminders as we get closer to the end of the year. You can find the twitter feed here or on our homepage.
IN NEED OF PAPER PLATES & EXTRA SNACKS
We have run out of paper plates for using in the microwave during lunch time. We also need a few extra snacks (pretzels, cheese crackers, etc) for those times when someone has forgotten a snack or is still hungry. Thanks is advance for your donations.
Enjoy the long weekend!