It was so nice to meet all of our new families at the picnic and to see familiar faces too! I am really looking forward to getting started this year; we have so many fun things planned!
I am sending home a ridiculous amount of paperwork (sorry!) on the first day of school. Please remember that Xtramath, Lexia, and Spelling City are all optional activities for home. Your child will be using Spelling City and Lexia at school 2-3 times per week so I am simply providing you with their login information to use at your whim. The letters with their login information states X amount of time per day/week, please ignore that. However, your child should not be on the programs for long stretches of time and they should be doing the work independently. If they are not successful on their own please have them log off. Along with the computer programs I have sent home a textbook and workbook for each child. GoMath is the district math program and we use it as supplemental work at Denali as our main focus is on using Montessori curriculum. It is just another resource for you to use at home as you wish. If you want to toss it, please do.
We have a field trip on September 13th. We will need 6 chaperones for this trip. Please see the "field trip" tab for more information on this.
This year we are going to have a snack calendar. I have already put it together and posted it on the "snack" tab. Please check the date your child has been assigned. It will be once a month. If you are unable to provide snack please let me know, I will be sure to provide snack for the kids that day.
I am still using the Remind system, as well as this website. If you are not on the text message service, please enroll in it. It's the easiest way for me to send out reminders and quick information at no cost to you.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns or you just want to chat you can find me in my classroom after 8am or after school until 4. I'm also quick to answer emails, usually. Here is to another fabulous school year!