Friday, September 14, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of September 17, 2018



Wow, my class has been working so hard this year!  They are learning our routines and making new friends.  I am a lucky teacher to have such wonderful kiddos this year.  Awesome job so far everyone!

If you would like to help with the Kindergarten Fall Festival, and did not notify me yet, please send me a note or email.  The next planning meeting is on Monday, September 24 at 7pm.  It will be held at Francesco’s (yum!).

There will be a Spartan Dress Down Day on Friday, September 21.  If your child brings $1.00 to school, they can wear a Spartan shirt with jeans or sweatpants/shorts.

Next week we will begin our new Reading story “Plaidypus Lost”.  We will discuss how families cooperate, as well as talk about the setting of a story.  A few new letters will be introduced this week (Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss) and we will come back later in the year to learn about them in more detail. 

In Math we will continue to learn about numbers 0-5.

Please continue to review sight words every day.  Your child’s sight word paper should be kept in his/her folder so you know when to move onto the next list.

You may want to send in a sweater (with no hood) for your child to keep in his/her cubby.  Our room is often chilly due to the constant blowing of our air system.  Please also send in a complete change of clothes for your child in case of spills or accidents. 

If your child has not learned his/her 5-digit ID number yet, please continue to work on memorization.  The number is used for buying lunch, checking out books from the library, and logging on to computers.

Our Specials schedule for next week is:
Monday – Day 5 - Computers
Tuesday – Day 6 –Art
Wednesday – Day 7 – Guidance
Thursday – Day 8 – P.E. (Remember your sneakers!)
Friday – Day 9 – Music

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a fantastic weekend!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239

Friday, September 7, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of September 10, 2018



Picture day is on Friday, September 14.  Please send your child’s money and order form to school no later than Thursday, September 13.

Due to picture day on September 14, the dress down day originally scheduled for that day has been postponed.  The paid dress down day will now be on Friday, September 21.

If you would like to sign up for the NSE PTO, you can do so at the PTO meeting on Monday, September 10.

Next week we will begin our new Reading story “We Are So Proud”.  We will discuss how school children work and play together, as well as talk about the setting of a story.  A few new letters will be introduced this week (Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, and Nn) and we will come back later in the year to learn about them in more detail. 

In Math we will continue to learn about numbers 0-5.

All children need a snack and drink every day.  In order to eliminate confusion about whether something is a snack or a drink, you may want to pack your child’s lunch in a regular lunchbox and his/her snack in a paper bag marked “snack”.  Some children have eaten snack for lunch when they were supposed to eat in the cafeteria!

You may want to send in a sweater or jacket for your child to keep in his/her cubby.  Our room is often chilly due to the constant blowing of our air system.  Also, please send in a complete change of clothes just in case of spills or accidents.

Please continue to help your child memorize his/her student ID number.  This number can be found on the front of his/her folder and will be used throughout your child’s schooling at North Schuylkill to buy lunch, check out library books, and log on to the computer.

Our Specials schedule for next week is:
Monday – Day 10 - Computers
Tuesday – Day 1 –Art
Wednesday – Day 2 - Library
Thursday – Day 3 – P.E.
Friday – Day 4 – Music (School Picture Day)

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a fantastic weekend!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239

Friday, August 31, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of September 3, 2018



Congratulations, you made it through the first week of Kindergarten!  Hold on tight because this year will fly by!

There will be no school on Monday, September 3.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Next week we will begin our first Reading story, “The Little School Bus”.  We will discuss how children get to school.  We will also learn about characters.  A few new letters will be introduced this week (Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, and Ee) and we will come back later in the year to learn about them in more detail. 

In Math we will be learning about the numbers 0-5.

All children need a snack and drink every day.  Snack time is at 2:45. In order to eliminate confusion about whether something is a snack or a drink, you may want to pack your child’s lunch in a regular lunchbox and his/her snack in a paper bag marked “snack”.  Some children have eaten snack for lunch when they were supposed to eat in the cafeteria!

You may want to send in a sweater or jacket for your child to keep in his/her cubby.  Our room is often chilly due to the constant blowing of our air system.  You may also want to send a change of clothes to be kept in case of spills or accidents.  These are completely optional and up to you.
Please make sure your child has his/her red bus tag each day.  We want everyone to get home safely and some children do not know their full name ---let alone address, phone number, etc.

Don’t forget to sign up for the PTO!   If you would like to sign up, you can do so at the next PTO meeting on September 10.  Also, please join the North Schuylkill Elementary PTO Facebook page so you receive updates about schedule changes, fundraisers, dress downs, and more!

Our Specials schedule for next week is:
Monday – Labor Day – No School!
Tuesday – Day 6 –Art
Wednesday – Day 7 – Guidance
Thursday – Day 8 – P.E. (Remember your sneakers!)
Friday – Day 9 - Music

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a fantastic long weekend!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of May 29, 2018



This Friday, June 1st Q and U will be getting married so they can forever be joined in words like quarter, queen, and quail!  To celebrate, students are allowed to dress up as if they are going to a wedding.  Dress code rules do not apply if your child will be dressing up.  This is just for fun to learn the qu sound so please do not go out and buy anything special – just use what you already have.  We are so excited for the wedding ceremony! 

The last day of school is on Tuesday, June 5.  Dismissal will be at Noon beginning with Kindergarten and ending with 6th grade.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Our new Reading story is called “The House That Tony Lives In”.  We will discuss who helps to build a house.  We will also learn about setting.

In Math we will be finishing our Unit on measurement and beginning to practice some first grade skills!

Our specials schedule for the rest of the year is:
Tuesday – Day 7 – Guidance
Wednesday – Day 8 – Phys. Ed. (Remember your sneakers!)
Thursday – Day 9 – Music
Friday – Day 10 - Computers
Monday (June 4) - Day 1 - Art

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239

Monday, May 21, 2018

Backpacks

**Just a reminder, please do not send your child to school with a backpack tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22 due to Kindergarten Graduation.  Students should come to school with a backpack all other days this week.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of May 21, 2018



Kindergarten Graduation will take place in the High School Auditorium at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 22.  Doors will open at 12:45. Graduation tickets were send home with your child TODAY (Friday, May 18).  Please keep the tickets in a safe place as no one will be admitted without a ticket.  Please see the blue graduation paper attached to your tickets for more important information about Kindergarten Graduation.

Carnival Day will be on Friday, May 25.  We will be outside for most of the day and the forecast looks like it will be about 75 degrees!  Please apply sunscreen to your child before you send them to school.  You may also pack sunscreen to reapply later in the day.  Sneakers and gym clothes are highly recommended!

This week we will be reviewing the letter Uu and its long sound as in unicorn.  There will be no Show and Tell for the remainder of the year.

Our new Reading story is called “Alistair and Kip’s Great Adventure!”  We will discuss what friends can build together.  We will also learn about plot.

In Math we will be finishing our Unit on measurement and beginning to practice some first grade skills!

Our specials schedule for the week is:
Monday –Day 3 – Phys. Ed. (Remember your sneakers!)
Tuesday – Day 4 – Music – Kindergarten Graduation Day!
Wednesday – Day 5 – Computers
Thursday – Day 6 – Art
Friday – Non-rotation Day - Carnival

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239

Monday, May 14, 2018

Kindergarten News for the Week of May 14, 2018


There are only three more weeks until summer vacation!  That means it is time to find a summer home for the class guinea pigs, Ron Weasley and Darth Vader.  If you and your family would like to take care of our lovable pets during the summer, please let me know in a signed note by Friday, May 18.  You would be responsible for keeping our furry friends safe, playing with them, making sure they always have clean water and food, and cleaning their cage at least once per week.  The guinea pigs would need to be back at school on Meet the Teacher night of the 2018-19 school year.  If there is more than one family who volunteers, I will pick names out of a hat.  Thank you!

Graduation tickets will be coming home this Friday.  Please check your child’s folder and put the tickets in a safe place until Kindergarten Graduation on Tuesday, May 22.

Kindergarten Graduation is quickly approaching.  Students are encouraged to wear a white collared shirt with dress code appropriate pants, shorts, or skirt for Kindergarten Graduation, however it is not mandatory.  When picking out your child’s outfit for graduation day, please keep in mind that they will be wearing a cap and gown for the ceremony and it can get very hot on the stage with lights on them.  There is a possibility that we will be walking to the high school the morning of Graduation to practice so we ask that your child wears good walking shoes.

This week we will be reviewing long and short vowel sounds.  There will be no Show and Tell for the remainder of the year.

Our new Reading story is called “Building Beavers.”  We will learn what friends can build together.  We will also learn about plot.

In Math we will be learning about measurement.

Our specials schedule for the week is:
Monday –Day 8 – P.E. (Remember your sneakers!)
Tuesday – Day 9 – Music
Wednesday – Day 10 – Computers
Thursday – Day 1 – Art
Friday – Day 2 – Library

Please let me know if you or your child need anything.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Frushon
(570)874-3661 ext. 3239