Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Week of June 5th, 2017

Sutter's Fort

Next Monday, June 12th is our long-anticipated trip to Sutter’s Fort!  Please bring your child to school by 7:00 a.m.  The fourth graders should come to their classroom, as the teachers will be take attendance and pass out possible bags there.  Please be prompt, as we have a few things to take care of before leaving on the buses at 7:30.  Students should already be dressed in their costume when they arrive at school.  Please have your children leave any watches and jewelry (earrings included unless ears are newly pierced) at home, as they are not period-appropriate.  Girls also need to be sure that any nail polish has been removed before coming to school.

Our day at the Fort will be a long one and we will not be returning to school until 9:30 p.m. the evening of the 12th.   Please arrive at Edna a little before 9:30 p.m. on the 12th.  As soon as the buses arrive at school, we will release children off the buses one-by-one.  You will need to find the bus your child is riding in and then check in with the parent coordinator assigned to your child’s bus before taking your child home.  We will have signs on the side of the buses, indicating which classes are on which bus.

All borrowed costume items must be returned to school on Tuesday the 13th!  Your child should bring to school any borrowed items in a bag.  It is not necessary to clean them beforehand.  They will be laundered by parent volunteers at a later time.  It is very important that everything borrowed is returned on time.  We will need those costumes for next year’s class!  Also, please consider donating your child’s personal costume to the Sutter’s Fort Costume Closet.  We can always use more!  Thanks so much!

Since we will be gone at Sutter’s Fort all Monday, we will be providing a pizza lunch to your child on the following school day, Tuesday, June 13th.  Please be sure you cancel any hot lunches you may have ordered for the 12th and 13th.

Because our trip to Sutter’s Fort is so late this year, our end-of-the year class party will be on Tuesday the 13th.  All five fourth grade classes will have a joint party.  We will enjoy the pizza lunch together and then spend some time playing outside.  This will be a student-only party, as we will have just spent the entire day before with many of our students’ parents.  They will surely need the day off to rest and recover! 

Dismissal on the Last Day of School

The last day of school will be on Friday, June 16th.  Please note that dismissal will be at 12:45pm on that day.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child early on that day.  We will still eat lunch at school that day, so be sure to send your child to school with a lunch.

Woody's Ice Cream Social

We are lucky to once again have an ice cream social at school to wrap up the school year. Thank you, Woody's Ice Cream, for providing this for Edna's students!  This will happen directly after school on Thursday, June 15th at 3:05pm.

Summer Birthdays

If your child has a summer birthday and would like to celebrate with the class before we leave for break, please email me. We can set up a day and time to celebrate!

1st Day School Supplies

The deadline to order your 1st Day School Supplies is June 30th! Here are some reasons why you should consider putting in your order!
·      Edna PTA partners with 1st Day School Supplies which creates and ships kits with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teachers for next year.
·      Supply Kits are shipped directly to Edna with your child’s name on it before the first day of school.
·      You don’t have to run around the week before school, or stand in long lines at big box stores!
·      Prices meet or beat other retailers.
·      PTA receives 10% back to fund programs and supplies at Edna!
·      1st Day School Supplies is a family owned company chosen as our partner because of their dedication to service, community, and the environment.
·      Go to the www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com, choose your child’s grade for next year, checkout, and get it checked off of your to-do list now!  It’s that easy!