Friday, September 26, 2014

October - Newsletter/Snack Calendar


Jennifer and I wanted to let you know that some students in our classroom have had a stomach bug/virus this week. If your child is sick, for the protection of your child and the other children, please keep him/her at home and make sure they have plenty of time to recuperate and are free of any illness for 24 hours before they return to school. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • September is almost over and since today is the last friday of the month, children are bringing home their notebook and journal - please go over all their work and return the notebooks on Monday. Also, rest mats have been sent home for their weekend wash!
  • Tuesday is Picture Day, dress your little ones in bright colors!

Week in Action

September 22-26

It has been a busy week!
We celebrated Krista's Birthday --- Happy Birthday Krista!
In Language some of the lessons we gave this week - Sound-Basket/Compound words/Homophones
In Math we did Addition of counters/Telling Time/Fraction
In Science we talked about animals with stripes/spots and solid skin

Middle school children came to our classroom and talked about 'Bike Safety' and supporting St.Jude hospital

Happy Birthday Krista
Gauri writing her journal
Divya counting on the number strip board
Neel practicing the 'Tongs'
JD following a pattern
Miller making a bracelet for his mommy
Zikiel and Rayan working on the  knobbed cylinder
Isaiah's pyramid with Pink Tower and Brown Stairs

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A few yearbooks are left for sale

2013 - 2014 Yearbook

Annual Trike-A-Thon for Saint Jude’s Hospital

On Friday, October 10th, we will hold our 27th annual Trike-A-Thon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Since being involved with the St. Judes Trike-A-Thon, JBMA has raised over $45,000. 
We invite all of the students to take part in this wonderful event.

On the day of the Trike-A-Thon, children will bring their bicycles or tricycles to school, and ride on the school track.  We are asking you to collect donations from your friends and family to sponsor your child in this activity.  In addition, you can also fund raise on-line!  You can link your fundraising pages to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Visit, click the participant link, search for our event on the U.S. map and sign up to start fundraising online for the kids of St. Jude. Together, we can help save the lives of millions of children around the world through increased safety, cancer research and treatment.

All children riding a bicycle must have a helmet to participate.  Children are not permitted to share helmets.  Please label your child’s bicycle/tricycle with his/her name and drop it off at the track by the tennis courts on Friday morning.  There will be a marked area for each homeroom.  You may pickup your child’s tricycle/bicycle outside of their classroom at dismissal.

Once you have collected the donations, please return the bottom portion of the form

Friday, September 19, 2014

Week in Action!

September 15-19
Kindergartners went on their first Field Trip this week - they were so excited!
In cultural children were introduced to Animals of North America
In science they made models of 'Layers of the Earth'.
This week we also read 'one fish-two fish-red fish-blue fish'
Children were also engaged in painting Andy Warhol's Artwork
Our first Peace Ceremony was today and it was beautiful!

Our Peace Ceremony

Children make a model - Layers of the Earth

Children love Art

Saturday, September 13, 2014


September 16 - Kindergarten Field trip
September 19 - First Peace Ceremony
September 23 - Internet Safety - PTO
September 30 - School Picture Day