Coming up soon is our first field trip to Machado's Apple Farm. Please be sure to turn in your drivers packet as soon as possible. We have an "Experience Coordinator" who will be in contact with you soon if you were able to turn in the packet.
Donations to our classroom fund are a great way to get involved at AVCCS. A lot of what we do in and outside the classroom requires outside funding. I purchase many things for the classroom that can stay with the kids for this year and the next (if it survives Ha!) out of our yearly classroom funds. Please be sure to donate if you are able. Also, all field trips need to be 100% funded by the parents and not by The Bucks Booster Club (our parent teacher organization). Keep that in mind as field trips come up.
Check your student's backpack for any important papers and class work. It is important to bring a backpack every day since we will send home lots of information. Homework folders will be sent home on Monday of Week 3. Any papers that need to be returned back to school can be done in their folders. It is important to keep their homework folders in their backpacks every day to create a sense of responsibility. The homework box they made in class will stay at home so that they have all the supplies they need to complete homework.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is Monday August 17th at 5:30. We will meet in the cafeteria for announcements and then you will be able to come to Room 4 to find out all about our daily schedule, project based learning, homework, and opportunities to volunteer in and outside the classroom. Also, we will discuss any questions you may have about our school or transitional kindergarten/ kindergarten multi-age classroom.
Volunteer to Drive
The best way to get involved starting out this year is to get fingerprinted. This process will allow you to drive on field trips and we need all the drivers we can get (even if you only available for 1 or 2). The Bucks Booster Club (TBBC) will be in the cafeteria at 4:00pm on Monday to assist those you who would like to drive. Please also bring your driver’s license, proof of insurance and a DMV Driver Request. You can get a DMV print out at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/dr. At the least please get fingerprinted on Monday and the rest of the paperwork can be turned in at a later date. TBBC will be partially funding your fingerprinting process and you will never have to be fingerprinted again as long as your child stays in the Auburn Union School District.
School Lunch & Snack
Last, to help make our lunch and snack time go smoother please designate a snack in their lunch box that is labeled with their name on it. The lunchbox tub and snack basket will be outside the classroom. I will also keep a sharpie attached to the basket just in case. Once students come in the classroom they will move their name star card under "Lunch Box, Cold Pack, or School Lunch" on a pocket chart. The cold pack and school lunch are provided by Ms. Nina in the cafeteria. In order to receive school lunch parents must have filled out their Free and Reduced Lunch Form in the first day or registration packet or turn in money in a grey metal box in the office by the preschool front door. If turning in money put your student's first and last name and student ID number (myself or Ms. Kim can provide). Be sure to keep up with money in the box, so that our sweet yet firm Ms. Nina doesn't send home a bill with your student. And if your child is receiving breakfast from Ms. Nina in the morning they will need to bring their own snack from home for first recess. At first recess Ms. Nina will only give out "second chance breakfast" which is NOT a snack. It is important that all students have a small snack around 10:00 am in order to have enough energy to get through the rest of our day.
One more thing... I have been taking such wonderful pictures of our students. Unfortunately, I may only share individual photos to individual families. Any group photos can not be shared unless you sign off on a photo release for the school and a separate release for my blog/shutterfly account. Keep that in mind for Back to School Night on Monday when you are filling out your packet (I was also a photography major in college, so I love taking photos *wink).
Mrs. Cowan loves photography, horses, coffee, tennis, hiking, more coffee, and her animals. Teaching is my greatest passion and I live everyday to find new and exciting things to share with my kids!