2015 - 2016 Newsletters
News from Room 113 - January 2016
We’re off to a great start -- new year but the same awesome group of kids. Go Team Joy!
I am pleased so many students are taking advantage of Homework Club on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4pm. If your student has difficulties doing assigned homework at home or you think they’d benefit from the extra support, please encourage them to stay. I ask them to sign up in advance indicating they have talked with you and you are aware they either need to be picked up or will arrive home an hour later than normal.
We do a lot of good work here at Marysville. As part of our MindUP program we are teaching your child about self-awareness and self-regulation. One of the more impressive things we do is the brain break two times a day. Students are invited to sit quietly and focus on their breathing for three minutes. It really is something to see -- a class that is full of energy one minute that can sit so quietly the next you could hear a pin drop. It’s a powerful experience. Just ask your student.
This month our new student teacher will join us. Her name is Sarah Enriquez Wiley or Mrs. Enriquez. She is in the final stages of completing her Masters in Teaching at Concordia University. She is fluent in Spanish and spent several years teaching in Peru. She comes highly recommended (most recently from Mrs. Mac’s room!) and we are lucky to have her. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Enriquez as the newest member of Team Joy!
Here are some important dates to keep in mind this month:
1/11 Winter SUN classes start
1/18 No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/20 Two hour Late Opening, school starts at 10:40a
1/22 End of 2nd Quarter and Family Breakfast Club 9am
1/25 No School – Teacher Planning Day
Thank you. I’ll be in touch! Kelli Joy