Dear Casa III Families,
First of all, I would like to welcome our new student Brady, we are so happy to have him and his family as part of our JMS community.
It is hard to believe that it is already February! I hope your families are enjoying all that winter in Minnesota has to offer. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I would like to take advantage of this holiday to converse about celebrating friendship and love for one another.
On Thursday, February 11th, the children are welcome to bring valentines to share with their friends at school. This is optional, as some children may not be interested in participating. If they do want to bring them, please be sure there is one for each classmate: we have 24 children in Casa 3. They can be signed by your child, but we ask that they not be addressed to particular children since the children cannot yet read all the names. The children will be embellishing their own paper bags at school so they can collect and bring home their valentines. We steer clear of any candy though, and instead focus on the many ways we can show friendship appreciation, caring and love for one another on this special day and every other day during the year.
These last couple weeks we have been working on the projects for the silent auction for Jazz for JMS, we are making a collaborative painting and a serving plate. The children are very excited to create something that will help support our school. I would like to encourage you to join us on March 7th. Jazz for JMS is the most important fundraising event of our school and you will not only be helping our school, but it is also a good opportunity to have fun while you get to know more families that form part of our JMS community.
I would like to remind everyone to make sure your child arrives on time. This is a very important part of their day. Not only does it allow them to have time to socialize but it also prevents the feeling of being left out (since children tent to form groups when they greet each other) and the interruption of the children that are already working.
Lastly, I would like you to know that there is some illness going around, so please make sure to notify the office if your child will not be in attendance that day. To keep the illness from spreading, the child’s temperature needs to be normal and they should not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sharon , Willow, Kasey and Claudia.