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Please take a look at the flyer going home with your child today. We are having our School Bookfair, tomorrow, December 1st from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at the Barnes and Noble on Val Vista and Baseline in Mesa.  We will have a craft table, cookie decorating and various teachers reading in the kid's area.  Our school can earn up to 20% of the purchases made not only that evening but also online between Thursday, December 1st and Monday, December 5th using the Bookfair ID number included in the attached forms.  
We have also included our teacher wish list.  You can either purchase books for the classroom online beginning December 1st or in person on our Bookfair night.
Ms. Liza will be doing cookie decorating from 4-5,  Ms. Kathy will be there from 4-6 and  Ms. Cassie will be reading stories from 7-8. Mr. Joe and Ms. Ally will be reading on the kids area stage from 5-6 and 6-7.  
Costa Vida, the restaurant nearby, will also be donating 20% of their proceeds to our school, so feel free to …

Thanksgiving Feast and Upcoming Holiday Shop

Dear Parents,

Today, the students met in groups to decide which dishes they will prepare for the in class Thanksgiving meal.  We ask that all perishable items not be brought to school until Wednesday, the day of our feast.  If you have any questions or are not able to bring any of the ingredients needed for the group, please let us know so we can take care of it.
Also, next month, the 6th graders will run a holiday shop to help raise money for our overnight trips.  If you have any gently used items to donate, we would love to sell them in our shoppe.  The shoppe will take place in the last weeks of December and will be open to all students on campus who wish to purchase items for their family members for the holiday season.  Please see below for a copy of the message they printed out and sent with everyone:
Dear room 101 and 102 parents,
We are doing a Holly Jolly Christmas Shop, and we ask that you bring items to sell to raise money for upper elementary activities.We ask that when you…

Parent Conferences from 11/14 to 12/2

We hope that next time you pass by the office, you are able to sign up for a parent conference.  We would like you to bring your child so they can show you some of the hard work they have done at school.  Most times are 3:20 (after carline) or 3:40, but we could fit in an occasional morning or 4pm conference if you are able to ask us in advance.  Students and siblings are able to attend aftercare free of charge during conferences. We are so pleased with everyone's hard work and hope to have 100 percent participation this year.  We were so close last year!
Also, our upcoming activities include a Thanksgiving feast the day before the actual holiday.  Students will work in groups to cook a dish in class and enjoy our collective cooking successes.  We will also be studying the actual facts of that thanksgiving meal that would later become so famous and many true stories behind it.  I will be bringing my sewing machine to school for a holiday sewing project next month. I am always ama…

Activities this Week

We had a wonderful time downtown at the Symphony and are excited for next week's trip to Tempe Center for the Arts to see Rock the Presidents, which is a culmination of some of our studies about the presidents.  We will leave around 8:40 and will be taking the lightrail to the venue. After the performance we will hike up A Mountain and eat lunch there. Please make sure your child has a water bottle, lunch, snack, and good walking shoes.  A Mountain is right next to our lightrail stop, near ASU.  We will return to school around 2:45.  If you would like to join us, please let us know. We could use another driver to and from the lightrail station if you cannot stick around.  
We are also having a kids vote on election day next week.  We be continuing some discussions about the upcoming election and our electoral process.  The children will have a ballot that will include some of the statewide races, so feel free to share with your children your rationale for choosing candidates and …

Trip to see the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

We are so excited for our trip to Symphony Hall to learn about story telling through music with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Please make sure your child is here before 8:30.  We plan to leave right at 8:30 in order to make the 8:44 light rail. Those who are late will get to stay with Ms. Peggy in our outdoor environment.
Please make sure your child brings a sack lunch, water bottle, and a book to read on the way to our venue.  We will be having lunch at civic state park and will arrive at the light rail station at 2:45 with plenty of time to drive back to school.  We are grateful for those who are able to drive and spend the day with us.  
See you tomorrow!