A few updates and some new information as we head into the last weeks of school:
GRANDPARENTS DAY is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21. Grandparents may arrive at the school at 8am for refreshments and a welcome presentation in the cafeteria. They will then visit our classroom from 8:45-9:15am and the morning will end with an assembly from 9:30-10:00am. If your child does not have grandparents in the area, any relative or friend is welcome to visit us that day 🙂
Our FIELD TRIP will be on Monday, June 10 to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park in Varysburg, NY. We get to take a trolley ride around the park and feed animals like zebras, camels, and bison, then have a picnic lunch together and visit the small animal petting zoo! If you’re interested in coming along, we’d love to have you join us! Adult ticket prices are $19.50 and you will need to drive to the park on your own. If you’re planning to bring additional children, the cost for each child will be $14.00. Money can be turned in to me at the school (they will not accept money at the park that day). For more information about the park, you can visit their website here. More information will be coming home as we get closer to this date.
FIELD DAY will be Friday, June 14. This year, the first graders are only participating for the first half of the day…it can be a long day for the little ones! You are welcome to join us at the school and watch your children compete in lots of fun activities and water games. The first grade classes are wearing red this year. If you would like to purchase an official CG Field Day t-shirt, please click here and place your order with your child’s name as the recipient. *NOTE: this link closes on Monday, May 13! If you are not buying a shirt, please make sure your child wears a red shirt that day. With so many kids running around, it helps to have similar colors in order to locate wanderers or find our groups. Feel free to show your support and wear red or purchase your own red Field Day shirt as well!
Our AWARDS CEREMONY will be on Thursday, June 20. More information will be coming once we receive the schedule. We’re looking forward to a more streamlined process for the ceremony this year!
I am sending home information packets regarding the SUMMER READING PROGRAM and the SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM for this year. They will run from Monday, July 15 through Friday, August 15. I highly encourage these programs for students who could use some extra reading practice or who get bored easily during the summer, even if it’s just for a couple days a week.
If you have any questions about the above, please send me an email or call the classroom and leave a message. I’m very excited about everything that we have planned for the next 7 weeks!