Highlights: At The All School Meeting the Ks took turns telling about The Gift Giving Project for The Family Visitor Center. They invited the entire school to help bring joy to needy moms and their babies in the valley by sending in specific items and buying a cookie at the cookie sale on this coming Thursday. (Ask your child and or, check last week’s post for the specific items.)

Language Arts:Reading During reading workshop, the Ks listened to and responded to The Circle of Friends and The Quilt Maker’s Gift. In small  groups, they read predictable stories and worked on sounding out nonsense and real consonant, vowel, consonant words.



They happily made signs for the gift giving donation boxes and the cookie sale poster. The Ks continued to work on writing personal narratives. They were given the challenge to make their writing readable by:

  • Stretching out the sounds slowly using a resource and the word wall. 
  • Having a vowel in each word 
  • Writing neatly
  • Putting space between each word 
  • Ending a sentence with a . ? !





Math: The Ks began a geometry unit. After they looked at and touched various shapes, they looked for objects that were a particular shape. For example, they found that the globe, clock, moon, books, balls, and plates, were in the shape of a circle. They rolled out clay into geometric shapes. They created a poster using various shapes to make an object. 

Wellness: This past week the focus was on giving.

Homework: Set aside time your child can create a colorful quilt by coloring the shapes on the quilt page. Have fun helping your child think up words that have the long and short Ii sound that he/she can illustrate. Enjoy hearing your child read his/her books.

Gratitude: Thank you, Luke and Galen for the snacks. Before eating their carrots, the kids enjoyed seeing who had the longest carrot strand. They also enjoyed the homemade doughnuts.  Thank you Christine, Amy, and Christine Tullar for volunteering to make cookies for our sale. Please be sure your cookies are here by 9:00 am on 12/7. Thank you Kimberly, Yosefa, and Kathy  for volunteering to sell the cookies. Thank you Kathy and Maria for volunteering to help the kids fill the bags. Thank you Christine for offering to deliver the bags to The Family Visitor Center.

Upcoming Dates: Thursday 12/7 Cookie Sale 12:25-12:45, Wednesday 12/13 K-4 Winter Festival, Friday 12/15 Fill the Gift Bags, Thursday 12/21-Wednesday 1/3 Winter Break

Volunteer Support: 12/8 A volunteer or 2 volunteers to split the time to help on Friday. (If you are only free part of the time, that would be okay.)  Please let Annie know when you are available.

12/8 1:00- 2:30 Help the Ks try on Cross-country ski boots.

12/18 1:00-2:30 1 volunteer to help bake cookies.

12/19 1:00-2:30 2 volunteers to help the Ks decorate their gingerbread houses.

Think Snow,

Annie and Margaret







Erin & Thomas Anderson
Gloria & Kim Anderson
Nancy Baer
Clarence Barksdale
Michelle & Mike Bassi
Nancy Bassi
Christine & Michael Batcher
Trevi & Jeremy Bennett
Jen Berkowitz
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Adrian Bradley & Bart Axelman
Diana Bradley
Michal Brimm & Michael McVoy
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Mary Brooks & Mark Landa
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James Bruno
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Mallory & Len Butler
Kay Callison
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Pauline & Eugene Carlin
Valerie & John Carlin
Amy & Tom Carr
Jennifer Causing & Peter Waanders
Jane Click
Elizabeth Cockrill
Candace Coe
Alie & Michael Cook
Maria & Steve Crane
Carolyn Darack
Kathryn & William Drury
Kathryn & Buck Erickson
Jessica & Reid Ewart
Kenneth Fligg Jr.
Hilary Forsyth
Shirley & Timothy Foster
Aminah & Vincent Franze
Isabelle & Scott Freidheim
Laura & David Gee
Jim Gilchrist & Lynn Nichols
Kirsten & Ron Goth
Sarah Graham & Michael Amato
Hazel Grenham
Hilary Gross
Beth & Brian Hanlen
Jen, Kirk & Jax Hartley
Velma & Pat Henry
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Julie & Ryan Hoffner
Galen & Aaron Hoover
Colleen & Alex Irvin
Robbie & David Irvin
Michelle & Ross Jacobs
Deb Jones & John Katzenberger
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Lou & Brian Koutnik
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Darcy Kyle
Pat & Bob Johnson
Tricia & Heath Johnson
Carol Jones
Vanessa Jones
Katie & Andrew Karow
Maria Kowar
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Christina LaCroix
Charlotte & Dean Lamm
Johnathan Lawson
Olga & Jamie Lawson
Betsy & Brian Leach
Georgina & Alan Levey
Maryjane Link
Maralynn Looney, Haven’s Grammy
Krysten & Chris Madigan
Denise Malcolm
Michael Malcolm
Christy Maron
Laurie & John McBride
Kimberly McCleary & Richard Kihnley
Tamme & Bill Mellenthin
Tanya & Kutcher Miller
John Montoya
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Elizabeth Moore
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Fred Mosser
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Gigi Mottier
Lauren & Mark Munger
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Melanie Muss & Tracy Nichols
Marjory Musgrave & Frank Peters
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Kristen Nelson
Meghan & Delvon Nemechek
Virginia & Rick Newton
Ann Nichols
Jennifer O’Keeffe & Dan Hamalak
Allie Oeding
Michelle & Michael Payne
Patricia Pelaia
Marci Peters
Jenny & Butch Peterson
Linnea & Stephen Peterson
Chris & Rick Pfaffmann
John-Mark Piampiano
Brenda & Robert Piampiano
Diane Platek
Yosefa & Craig Platt
Carol & Edward Poirier
Shelley & Paul Popish
Meredith & Todd Raarup
Sara Ransford, The Arches Foundation
Anita Rayburn & Chris Tudge
Janie Rich & Scott Munro
Kiki Raj & Chris Everson
Nicole Riess
Helene & William Rintala
Margaret & Dwayne Romero
Diana Rumsey
Caroline & Andrew Rushing
Heather & Ned Ryerson
Sarah Sadler
Karla Santos & Jim D’Agostino
Suzanne Scheer
Nancy Scheinkman & Greg Olsky
Robyn & Craig Scott
Mary & James Sheehan
Dan Sheridan
Christine & Frank Shine
Cindy & Gordon Sichel
Sandy Simpson & Don Davidson
Mary Smith
Shirley Stewart
Cheryl & Brent Surowiec
Anne Teague
Harry Teague
Karin Teague
Ali & Zander Tekus
Kristen & Riley Tippet
Samila & Rodrigo Trevisan
Joan & Thomas Tullar
Kristen Spriggs & Chris Tullar
The Sweet/Haas Family
Dana & George Trantow
Jennifer & Pete Voorhees
Bob Ward
Susie Ward
Serene-Marie Washburn
Susan & Tommy Weems
Kristina & Mike Weller
Sondra & Peter Welles
Polly Whitcomb
Casey & Joe White
Catherine White
Lara & Marc Whitley
Cynthia Wise
Kathy & Michael Yang

Julianna Aberger
Diana Alcantara
Kimberly Baltzell & John Maine
Lynda & Carter Beal
Therese & Peter Braudis
Marty Burns
Lynne & Bill Bush
Dale & Richard Catteau
Bonnie & Ari Chopra
Juleen & Kenneth Clements
Aimee & Ants Cullwick
Deborah Cutler
Danika & Noah Davis
Carolyn & David DeAre
Lauren DeAre & Dan Pittz
Leticia & Usiel Dolores
Diane Doolittle
Dr. Norbert B. Enzer
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Rachel Garcelon
Hilary Garnsey & Ben Peery
Georgia & Woody Garnsey
Lynda Goldstein
Sidney Graves
Elspeth & Roger Hallatt
Kirsten Hardy & Corey Campbell
Linda & Bill Grinstead
Lynn & Lindsay Harris
Michael Hayes
Denise & William Hilleke
Karen Holtan
Gail & Phil Holstein
laura & Robert Hughes
Barbara Jennings
Edward Jennings
Barbara & Dr. David Jones
Juliet & Martin Jones
Maury & Gerry Kaplan
Akaljeet Khalsa & Evan Zislis
Jeanne & Dirk Koorn
Molly & Tai Jacober
Linda & Lowell Laycock
Tracey & Ned Lucks
Cheron & Bill Lucy
Julia Marshall
Laura Maine & Javier Gonzales Bringas
Brenda & Charles McManus
Joseph H. Meade
Rachel & Jake Menke
Elizabeth Moore
Diana Morales
Stephanie & Dave Munk
Starr Ni Greine
Meredith & Chuck Ogilby
Jody Post
Lynsey & Josh Pulliam
Jeanie & Stephen Read
Mandi & Mark Read
Sam Richings-Germain & Jeff Germain
Lisen & Todd Richmond
Susana Rodriguez & Antonio Palomera
Tamara Schischa & Jamie Rooney
Annie & Patrick Seubert
Beth & Craig Shafer
Lauren & Brian Sherry
Polly & Jim Shoemaker
Catherine & Stan Simms
Freida Simon
Barbara & William Slone
Alexander & Josh Streblow
Andrea & Nelson Suarez
Linda & Pat Tange
Joan Tesoro
Laurel & Scott Tesoro
Taylor & Matt Verheul
Chuck Vidal
Linda Vidal
Monique Vidal

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These lists were updated on March Twenty First, 2018. We apologize if we have inadvertently overlooked or misidentified you. We would be pleased if you would bring to our attention any discrepancies so that we may correct them as soon as possible.