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Dear Kindergarten Families,

 We've been busy in room 431!  

Fieldtrip:  We have planned our next field trip and we are very excited to be going to The Orlando Repertory Theatre on Monday, April 6th.  All consent forms and money will be due on Thursday March 5th.  There will be no exceptions.  The production is always a fun experience for everyone involved. 

Phone Number & Address Oral Presentation:  This week's homework will target the Florida State Social Studies Standards and a few Language Arts, Speaking and Listening Standards as well. Students will be required to orally recite their name, address, and phone number.  Please return the bottom portion of the note I have sent home with the phone number and address you wish your child to memorize.  I will send home a practice sheet with the information, so your child can practice at home.  Please help to prepare your child so he/she is ready to present the information in class on Friday, March 6th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Buffalo PRIDE Parent Conference Next Tuesday:  Buffalo PRIDE has announced plans to hold their annual 2-hour parent conference on Tuesday, March 3rd. The conference will be held @ VHS from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and is always a big hit with VCS parents with over 800 in attendance last year. See flyer below with topic descriptions. Make plans to join us! Daycare available for VCS students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade.  Not only is this an excellent opportunity to gain some valuable information, it's also a great way to earn informational PI time. :)

A few reminders...please be sure that your student is wearing a VCS approved jacket/sweatshirt to school and please be sure to label your student's outwear with his/her name.  Also, please be sure to pack your student a nutritious snack every day.  We would love donations to our classroom snack cabinet (just in case a friend or two forgets a snack). 

Rainbow Reading Challenge:  Rainbow Reading lists will be checked out every Friday.  Please continue practicing to read the words daily until your child can read them "quick as a snap".

Baggy Books:  Your child is now bringing home baggy books every week.  These books are not AR books, but are meant to help practice reading strategies and fluency.  A book will come home on Tuesday.  Please read the book Tuesday and Wednesday and return the baggy book in your child's folder (book in bag) on Thursday.  A new book will be sent home every Tuesday.  Please try to keep the book in a safe place in your home until you return in on Thursday.  I hope you enjoy listening to your boys and girls reading as much as I do! 

 Accelerated Reader:  When your child brings home a book from the library, please read the book at least 3 times.  Ask your child questions about what you read together.  If you feel as though your child is ready to take an AR quiz on the book, please write a note in your child's agenda planner with the complete title and author or the quiz number.  We will give your child the test in school and let you know how your student scored.  Remember, Kindergarten's goal is 15 points and 80% comprehension.  If you'd like to find out if books you have at home have a quiz for them, please log onto and look the book up.  You can test on those books, too!  We will also be testing on books read in class.  :) :)   Happy Reading!  

100 Club:  Many of your children have made the wall of fame in our classroom!  They have joined our class' 100 club if they can count to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's.  They will receive a special certificate and get their name posted in our 100 Club Wall of Fame in the classroom.  Please continue to practice with your kiddos...they are very excited about this opportunity!

Box Tops for Education:  Did you know that for every Box Top you donate our school earns .10?  So, please clip your Box Tops and send them in with your student!  We greatly appreciate your consideration. :)


Thank you for all that you do to ensure your child's success!!!  I look forward to another wonderful week in room 431!                                                                                                                                   



Mrs. Wilkinson



Important Dates: 

3/3- Buffalo PRIDE Breakout Sessions (child care available at the Primary Center)

3/6- Mixed Up Clothing day

3/6- Address & Phone Number Presentation

3/13- Teacher Professional Day!  No School for Students




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