Our first off campus Field Study for this year is scheduled and information went home on Friday in Parent Folders. Attached is a copy of the form if you need it.
I hope everyone is safe and back home if they were displaced during the devastating Carr Fire this past week. I was able to return home on Monday night and we were so glad to see there was no damage to our home. Sadly, several of my friends weren't able to say the same and I'm sure many of you have friends and family who may have lost their homes as well. As our community is busy reaching out and supporting those affected by the fires, I realize you are probably very busy helping out or getting situated yourselves. Please do not worry about school supplies to start the year off right now. We will get by just fine. It is extremely helpful for your child to have a backpack to get things to and from school each day so if you can provide that or reach out to the many outreach programs offering backpacks that would be helpful. If you need information on the programs, please let me know and I can get you in contact with them or even go in your place to pick one up if you would like. If you are in a place that you would like a school supplies list, you will find it below. Chrysalis will provide any of the supplies that our classroom is lacking after school starts back. I look forward to meeting your children and having a memorable third grade year together! See you soon!
Who: 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade
Where: Viking Skate Country
When: Monday, June 4th
Leaving Chrysalis at 11:40 and arriving at the skating rink at 12:00
Returning back to Chrysalis at 2:45
Additional Information: We will be eating lunch outside the rink from 12:00-12:30. We will bring the school ordered lunches with us. After lunch, we will enter the rink for some skating fun from 12:30-2:30pm. The snack bar will be open if you would like to send your child with spending money for that. This is completely optional and your choice. Please make sure your child wears long socks (not ankle socks) to school that day.
If you need an extra copy of the permission slip that was sent home April 28th, click on the link below.
As the holidays approach we are taking a closer look into a wide variety of cultural celebrations all over the world. As part of this unit of study, we will be making potato latkes on the last day of school before Winter Break (Wednesday, December 20th). If you can help us with this cooking project by donating ingredients, or helping with the cooking it would be greatly appreciated. If helping with the cooking, please arrive by 8:15 am. If you are donating ingredients, please send the ingredients to school by Tuesday morning, December 19th. We will also be hosting a class store for both classes that afternoon and could use a few volunteers to help the students with their shopping in the class store where they will be using the class money they have earned for good behavior these first few months of school. There are slots on the sign-up for that too. Thank you for helping us make these extra activities possible for your children. If you have any questions, email Ms. Crystal or Ms. Cheri.
We would love to have some volunteers for our Holiday Craft Days where students have the opportunity to make some crafts that they can give as gifts for the holidays. This will be December 11th (Mon.afternoon) and December 13th (Wed. afternoon) if we can get enough parent volunteers. Wrapping of the crafts would be on December 15th (Fri. afternoon). The craft times will be 1:00-2:30. Please check the sign up if you are interested in helping or would like to contribute a craft for 40 students to create. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest.com for cute ornaments to make with kids. Oriental Trading has a website with tons of winter crafts on sale now and they are frequently running sales for free shipping.
Cheri and Crystal’s classes will be coming together for this special event. Please let us know if you are able to volunteer. If volunteering to contribute a craft, please bring an example of the finished craft. It is extremely helpful when all of the supplies for the craft are in individual student baggies (zip loc snack or sandwich size) for each student with all of their necessary parts. This makes the craft go so much smoother. See items below to see if you can help. If purchasing supplies for a craft, save receipts for items purchased to turn in to the office with family name and log the dollar amount online to earn volunteer credit. Thank you!!
Don’t Miss Our Chrysalis Holiday Program on Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chrysalis students are preparing some holiday entertainment for you. The evening begins with a fund raising Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Dessert Auction from 5:00 – 6:15. Please arrive before 6:00 if you are eating dinner. The kitchen will close down at 6:15. We ask parents to keep your children with you at all times.
Ms. Crystal and Ms. Cheri’s class will be singing Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer in the program. Our students should meet in Miss Cheri’s class at 6:20 to prepare for the program that begins at 6:30. After you drop your child off at the classroom you are free to go find a seat for the performance. Make sure to save a seat for your child for after they perform when they come to sit with you.
Students should wear a nice dress or pants and a sweater or button down or blouse. We are asking that students wear reindeer headbands. You might already have one at home or might be able to make your own…or you can find these at the Dollar Store for $1 or light up ones at the Grocery Outlet for $1.99.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Exciting news from Cape Royds Penguin Colony! Our Nest has one egg and is doing well! We are so excited! Please follow along in our journey from home by logging on to Ms. Crystal’s website and clicking on Project Penguin.
As part of Project Penguin, students will be designing and creating a self addressed and stamped postcard about penguins. As a class, we will send them to Antarctica and the scientists will mail them back from the U.S. research station near the penguin colony in Antarctica. Each card will have the unique and valuable "Antarctica” postmark. It costs about .50 cents per student for this project. If you would like to send in a donation to help cover the postage costs to and from Antarctica, it would be a great help. Each student will receive their postcard mailed back to them to their home.
Please provide your address on the form that was sent home on Wednesday, 11/29 and return this to Ms. Crystal as soon as possible. If you need another copy of the form you can download it below.
Nov to Jan . This is the breeding season for Adelie Penguins at Cape Royds on Ross Island, Antarctica. We will follow along as researchers post daily pictures of penguin families brooding, hatching, guarding and fledging their chicks. Daily pictures started Nov 6th, and will run through Jan 17th. We have adopted our favorite penguin pair (Nest #4) and will be keeping a field journal of their breeding activities.
Adelie Penguin’s existence in the far south region of our planet is a fascinating subject. The average day in the life of a penguin is filled with adventure and drama, as they struggle to live and thrive in a challenging environment and changing climate. We will have lots to write about! If you would like to check our penguin nest at home, click on the button below.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! If you have been out and about lately, I am sure you have noticed all of the Back to School supplies creeping out in the stores. YES...already???!! This tends to get parents wanting to get supplies early before they are out of stock and picked over. I have put together a supplies list on the Parent tab of this site for you convenience. Please do not feel rushed to go out and purchase supplies. Be assured, you have plenty of time.
This website will be a huge resource for you this year. You can find all of our current events and news here. I have posted my parent volunteer sign up if you are ready to start planning on how you would like to fulfill your parent volunteer hours this year. You can find it on the Parent Volunteer Opportunities tab of this site.
I look forward to meeting you all soon and seeing some familiar faces too, as it's a year full of quite a few siblings of prior students. If you have any questions, please let me know. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer vacation. See you soon!