Kindernews December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016


 We have been practicing our Celebrations program every day and are eager for our performances  Monday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 13th. We will perform on Monday at 1:45, and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and at 7:15 pm.  The whole school will be involved in this multicultural performance.

Students need to be in their classroom at 5:45 Tuesday evening, dressed and ready to perform. Please do not bring them to the classroom before 5:45. Between performances the students will stay in the classrooms and eat pizza.  You will pick your child up in their classroom after the 2nd evening performance. If your child cannot make both performances Tuesday evening, please let the teachers know ahead of time.

Free tickets can be reserved on the Lee website.  Each student will be allowed 3 tickets to one of the evening performances.  The 1:45 Monday program is for other family members, such as grandparents, with a reception following.  Please encourage your extended family to attend the Monday performance.  No tickets are necessary.

Please send performance clothing on Monday so your child can change for the afternoon performance, and bring them in performance clothing on Tuesday evening.  Performance clothes would be something nice that you would wear to a party or church.

International Night

On Tuesday, December 13 at 5 pm, the Amigos de Russell Lee committee, which funds and supports our Spanish program, will host a dinner in the cafeteria before the Celebrations program.  After the first performance, they will serve coffee, hot chocolate, and dessert.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.  The committee is asking for help with food preparation, ticket sales, serving food and clean up.  Please sign up here to bring food or help with a shift:

Winter Holiday Party

Our Winter Party will be on December 19th at 9:30 am.  Please be on the look out for an email from Paola Bueche, kindergarten coordinator, about what we need for the party.  All are welcome!

Spanish – Stanfield

We are learning about holiday customs and traditions around the world.  This week we read The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola.  The story comes from Mexico and tells how a little girl’s simple gift becomes beautiful because it was given with a loving heart.  We made our own beautiful poinsettia.

Science – Gonzales

Mrs. Gonzales shared the custom of decorating the tree at Christmas time, which originated in Germany.  The children then made a paper Christmas tree.

Science – Manning

This week we learned of the Italian legend of La Befana.  She is a Christmas witch who flies across the sky on January 6th.

Social Studies – Osborn

We learned about the Jewish tradition and origins of Hanukkah.  The children made their own paper menorahs.


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