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I am so excited for the new school year. We're going to have a great year!


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sea life poster.docx - Google Docs

I apologize for the see life poster assignment not going home on Friday. I had an emergency that I had to leave during lunch time. I have not sent an attachment through this site before so I hope this works. If not, I will send it home next Monday. Enjoy your Spring break!
Mrs. Cripe


Yes, I know, I haven't used this site for a long time. The classroom is in need of egg cartons. If you have any, please bring them in ASAP! 
Thank you!


Here's an update
Next week is Red Ribbon week!
Monday- Crazy Socks!
Tuesday- Wear Team shirts
Wednesday- Wear RED!
Thursday- Wear shirts backwards
Friday- Wear Jeans!
The following Monday Oct. 31st, Little Lake will be having a Character Parade! Have your child wear a costume from a book. NO BLOOD NO GORE NO WEAPONS NO MASKS and shoes must be worn.
You should have received an email from PeachJar with these fliers attached.
If you are planning on ordering from the Scholastic Book order, please do this weekend. I will be submitting the order on Monday.


For those of you who are ordering books, the code is H8FKY.
I want to let you know I was so excited on Friday while working with your children. We were writing about pumpkins using the graphic organizer in the homework packet and they all did an OUTSTANDING job!
You have wonderful children!
Friday wear White for Cancer!

Classroom U

I want to give you some updates but first, I want to thank all of the parents who came to parent conference. I would like to also thank the parents who helped donate items for the Fall Festival. Between Mrs. Snider and I, we made about $800. That money will be put back into the classroom. Thank you so much!
Just to let you know we had a great time last week with apples. Your children loved the applesauce they helped make!
We are talking about pumpkins this week and the following 2 weeks we will be having fun learning about bats.
In the homework packet this week, there will be a graphic organizer about pumpkins. It will have the word pumpkin on the top and then CAN, HAVE, and ARE. At the bottom will be an empty box underneath each word. Your child is to write a word that would fit. Example, Pumpkins are orange, Pumpkins have stems, and Pumpkins can roll. I have many  students that should be able to write those easy sentences using the organizer. If your child is advanced, have them write those sentences on another piece of paper.
In the homework folder is a SCHOLASTIC book order. You may write a check to Scholastic, send cash, or go on line to order. At the moment I'm not sure what my classroom code is. I will find that and send it this weekend. I would like to place the order on Friday, October 21st. So, have your orders and money in by the following Friday.
Another item that is in your child's homework folder is their report card. Please make sure to send the envelope back signed on Monday. 
This Friday the 15th(tomorrow), wear pink for breast cancer awareness. Next Friday, Oct. 21st is wear white.

Classroom Updates

Important Information!
I sent an email over the weekend in regards to conferences. Parent/teacher conferences are being held the week on September 26th. I have a poster outside my classroom for you to sign up. If you don't sign up by tomorrow Tuesday, 13th I will be sending a date and time home with your child on Wednesday. You can email me at if you have a certain time you want. Available slots are, Monday, 9/26 @ 1:40. Tuesday 9/27 @ 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, and 2:20. Wednesday 9/28 @ 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20.
On Friday in your childs homework folder there was a packet of papers for you to sign and return. The following forms need to be returned ASAP!
School Compact
Anti-Bullying Contract
Mandatory recommendation For Expulsion
There were a couple others in there also that should be returned
Dads and Kids Pizza Night
PTA Dues
PTA is an important part of our school. They plan many activities for the family and schedule assemblies for the students. PTA also helps with the funding of our Field Trips. We need ALL parents to join. 
Mark your calendars for Little Lake Annual Fall Festival!
Thursday, September 29th from 3:30-6:30
I will need parents to help man the booths and bake treats.
The money that Mrs. Snider and I make will go directly back to the classroom for your children. 
We need some parents to help bake Rice Crispy Treats and bring in round glazed donuts. Please let me know if you're willing to help

Parent Teacher Conference Week

Parent/Teacher Conference week is Monday, September 26th - Friday, September 30th. I need you to give me a time and day that would work best for you. The time slots are as follows:
Monday through Wednesday -7:15 am, 1:00, 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20pm
Thursday -7:15 am, 1:00, 1:20, 1:40pm
Friday- 8:00, 8:20, and 8:40am
Please e-mail me the time slot you would like and I will do my best to make sure you get that time. First come, first served.
I will also have the schedule on the windows next week for you to sigh up.
Im looking forward to meeting with all of you!
Have a great weekend!

Classroom Update

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you all enjoy your 3 day weekend!
This past week has been a crazy week with pictures and MAPS Testing. I was extremely pleased with your children's MAPS scores. For those of you who don't know what MAPS is, it is a test that the students take on the computer three times a year. There are two tests, reading and math. It is just one way to see how your child is doing academically.
Just a few reminders
Make sure your child completes homework with a pencil. Homework is due on Thursday. If it's not turned in, your child will sit at recess. Do Not leave anyhting in the folder but their homework.
Your child has brought home 6 books they should be able to read. Find a safe place for them and re-read them everyday.
Make sure your child is reviewing letters/sounds and sight words.
Make sure your child is getting onto Imagine Learning 2-3 times a week at home.
Monday, Sept. 5th- No School- Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 19th- Testing Day
Monday, Sept. 26th-Friday, Sept. 30th- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Your date and time will be coming home soon. 
Thursday, Sept. 29th- Fall Festival- 3:30-6:30- We need parents to help man the booths and make rice cripsy treats.
Friday, October 1st- Tuesday, Oct. 4th- No School for students


Hello Families!
I want to give you an update of what's been going on in the classroom. The first few weeks of school, I like to focus on rules and procedures of the classroom, playground and school. Your children are doing an outstanding job! We have 3 classroom and school rules that we follow. First is to be RESPECTFUL! I use this word all the time and seems to work. Second, is to be RESPONSIBLE. Last, is to be SAFE! Please talk with your children everyday and remind them about their behavior at school.
It can be very difficult for Kindergarteners to transition into coming to school and being away from moms and dads. Im happy to say the past few days we've had no crying. To help out with this transition, all Kindergarten teachers are asking that you drop off your child and leave. There has been way too many parents on the playground and is difficult for the other classes to walk in line to their rooms. Do not wait til the bell rings. We will start to rotate duty in the morning. So, if Im not on the playground but other teachers are, please leave your child. They will be just fine. 
PTA is providing a spirit shirt for every student. I need your child's size. You can e-mail me or I will have a sign up sheet on the window so that you can write down the size. Please do not do this in the morning, wait til you pick them up. Also, PTA would like a parent rep from every classroom to attend the meetings once a month. This does not mean you have to volunteer your time else where. They would like more parents to be involved with input for your child's school. 
This Thursday is Back to School Night. It is a time to hear about your child's classroom and the expectations of the school year. Please, make every attempt to make it. It will begin in the Multi-purpose room at 5:30. Classrooms will begin at 6:00. There will be two sessions. So, if you cant make it at 6:00, please come at 6:30.
I am so excited for this year! You're going to be amazed at your child's progress  and what they will be able to do academically by the end of the year.
Thank you for your support with your child's education!