Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Week of May 1st, 2017

I hope that this blog update finds you well! Thank you so much for the support that you provide to your children and our school each day.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Kiddo Donation Day!

Tomorrow, May 4th, is KIDDO! Kick-off and Donation Day!  I want you to know how truly grateful I am to teach in a district that honors and supports the Arts.  I have many teacher friends in other school districts who are not as fortunate.  Thanks to KIDDO! your children are writing poetry, dancing to disco music, playing the cello, singing in a choir, and using technology to create and practice the skills and concepts taught across the curriculum. Their learning is enriched from the talents of Nora Hunter, Phoebe Dong, Katie Thiel, Jackie LaLanne, Ms. Harvey, Alan Tong, Coach Guzman, Terri Glass and Alan Scofield.  Please donate to KIDDO! to the extent possible for your family on Donation Day, so we can offer your children the same great education next year.  Thanks in advance for your participation!  

On May 4th, we will be wearing our red, black, and/or yellow to represent KIDDO!   Please encourage your children to do the same.  Hope to see you then!

Sutter's Fort Costume Check Day

An important  milestone in the Sutter's Fort journey is approaching.  On Thursday, May 18th, students will be asked to wear their pioneer costumes to school for a costume check and photo day.  We do this ahead of time to avoid last minute stress for parents and students.  Regardless of character assignment, pioneer attire is encouraged for all students.  Please support your child in gathering pieces of their pioneer costume by May 18th.  Reach out if you have any questions about costume requirements! :)

The students have been told of their character name at this point, but nothing more.  I have more information that I will provide them by the end of the week.  Not to worry!

Chorus Concert

Our fantastic school chorus will be performing in their big concert on Tuesday, May 9, at 7pm in the Mill Valley Middle School Gymnasium. Chorus students need to arrive by 6:45 wearing their chorus outfit. The chorus dress is black on the bottom and white on the top, with hair pulled back and out of the face. Below is the link to Nora Hunter’s website where you can find an information flyer AND lyric sheets to practice the words. (Just click on CHORUS to find everything you need)
If you have any questions, feel free to email Nora Hunter at
Nora Hunter's Website

Film Screening

On May 10th, join Edna and thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes in a screening of the film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power.” 50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. It is part of a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world. The film is 20 minute long and will be shown in the library May 10th at 8:15AM. Continue the conversation at home with questions from this discussion guide:
More info on the film here:

Open House 

Open House is coming soon! Put this exciting, celebratory event on your calendar! You are invited to come tour our classroom and see many beautiful examples of student learning on Wednesday, May 24th from 6-7pm.  I look forward to seeing you all there and celebrating a fantastic year together!

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in learning more about a unique, low-maintenance, and super fun volunteer opportunity at Edna? Stop by one of our PROUD Play Training opportunities to learn more about the organized recess games being played at lunch recess. Attending a training makes you eligible, not obligated, to be a PROUD Play coach. RSVP for a training here.