Kindergarten News

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe the Kindergarten Play was just this past Friday, and now May has arrived. What an amazing group of children and parents! Many thanks to everyone for helping the children with memorizing their lines, gathering costume pieces, and providing items for the unforgettable Cast Party!

May will begin with preparations for our field trip to Eden Mill Nature Center on Tuesday. We will be outside for most of the day, so please help your child remember to wear sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothing, and shoes for hiking. Jeans are fine for this trip. Parent chaperones and children will also need their snack, lunch, drink, and water bottle. There will be a $7.00 fee for chaperones, and children have all been paid. There is no need to send in any money, as HDS will bill your account.

Soon there will be new songs for our little band of singers to add to their repertoire. It is so neat to hear them singing along as we walk to Specials or work in the classroom. We are all looking forward to going to the Middle School Musical, The Sound of Music, this Friday, May 5th. 

We are also learning Take Me Home, Country Roads for our annual Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day, and we can hardly wait! On this day, Friday, May 12th, the school day will begin at 9:00 a.m. The children should be dropped off at the porch as usual, at 8:45 a.m. Our guests, however, should go directly to the Field House because we will begin our day with a joyful Lower School Assembly. A schedule and a form to complete will come home in your child's backpack. Our visitors will observe the K-Blue children in Art, and the K-Red children participating in Spanish. They will enjoy a continental breakfast together, and we will come back to the Kindergarten building for Homeroom activities. If your child does not have any guests joining him or her on Friday, please know that the teachers will be happy to be their special buddies! We are all looking forward to this wonderful day. Dismissal will be 12:00 p.m. We will not have Extended Day on this day.

Later in the month, we look forward to seeing the K-Prep Play! Then, on Friday, May 19th, we are off to the Arena Club for a day at the gym. It will tie into the Health and Nutrition Unit we will cover this month.

It was hard to pick just one author for the month of May. Although we will focus on author Leo Lionni, you might want to check out some great books by Don Wood, Kadir Nelson, Arnold Lobel, Jeremy Tankard, and Margaret Wise Brown.

There is no school Monday, May 29th. Looking ahead, please note there is a 12:00 p.m. dismissal on June 2nd. May is a very special month for so many reasons. We wish all of our wonderful, talented, and beautiful moms a very Happy Mother's Day!!! With Thanks and Best Wishes!

Happy Mother's Day

You are my heart. My joy.
My dream come true.
You are pretty. And perfect.
You light up the room.

Your smile. Your laugh.
The sparkle in your eyes.
Each day is an adventure
With you by my side.

You're my special gift.
A true shining star.
Please never forget how special you are.