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Room: 301

Email: kimberlykranson@tomballisd.net

Phone: (281) 357-4526 ext. 3860 

Scholastic code: Q9GYM 

 

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FRIDAY is water day! The students will participate in all kinds of fun water activities, such as water balloons, misters and squirt bottles, relay races and everything water. Clothing & shoes will get completely wet. Please send a full change of clothing and towel – including socks, shoes, and underwear. Students will change after the activities. Boys may wear swimsuit bottoms and a t-shirt or swim shirt. Girls may wear swimsuits under their clothes, or shorts and a swim top. Clothing must meet dress code requirements.  You may send a hat and please apply sunscreen at home.  Each student will enjoy popsicles to wrap up the fun!
 
The end of the year is quickly approaching!  Here are some important reminders as we get ready to celebrate the end of the school year!
*All library books were to be turned in by today, May 18.  If your child has not returned his/her library book, please send it in ASAP.
*All red book bags need to be returned this week, if your child did not return it all ready.
*With the warm weather upon us, please make sure your child brings a refillable water bottle DAILY to school to help stay hydrated!
 
important dates:
  • Friday, May 25 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 28 - no school
  • Wednesday, May 30 - game day
  • Thursday, May 31 - last day of school! class party 11:30. early dismissal 12:50

The end of the year is quickly approaching!  Here are some important reminders as we get ready to celebrate the end of the school year!
*All library books were to be turned in by today, May 18.  If your child has not returned his/her library book, please send it in ASAP.
*All book bags need to be returned this week, if your child did not return it all ready.
*Your child brought home his/her red Homework folder today.  We are done with Kindergarten homework for the year.  Please do not return it on Friday.  If your child has left over writing pages, please feel free to use it as practice over the summer.
*With the warm weather upon us, please make sure your child brings a refillable water bottle each day to school to help him/her stay hydrated!
 
WATER DAY! 
On Friday, May 25th we will have water day from 11:30 - 1:00! In order to have a successful water day we are in need of donated items and volunteers.
Below is the donation and volunteer sign up. Please consider donating, if you are able. Items should be brought in by Tuesday, May 22nd to ensure that we have everything needed. 
*reminder* you must be approved as a Tomball ISD volunteer to help out with water day
 
volunteer sign up - 

-Today RED homework folders will come home. Please keep them at home to use for continued practice - if you have writing pages left.

WATER DAY!
On Friday, May 25th we will have water day from 11:30 - 1:00! In order to have a successful water day we are in need of donated items and volunteers.
Below is the donation and volunteer sign up. Please consider donating, if you are able. Items should be brought in by Tuesday, May 22nd to ensure that we have everything needed.
*reminder* you must be approved as a Tomball ISD volunteer to help out with water day

volunteer sign up -
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48ACA823A1F49-water1
donation sign up -
 

important dates:
Friday, May 18 - Class picnic at the park (bring a towel & lunch from home or pre purchased sack lunch from the cafeteria)
Friday, May 18 - library books due
Friday, May 25 - kindergarten water day
Monday, May 28 - no school
Wednesday, May 30 - game day
Thursday, May 31 - last day of school! class party 11:30. early dismissal 12:50

Please read through all of the following info as it pertains to upcoming events:
 
WATER DAY! 
On Friday, May 25th we will have water day from 11:30 - 1:00! In order to have a successful water day we are in need of donated items and volunteers.
Below is the donation and volunteer sign up. Please consider donating, if you are able. Items should be brought in by Tuesday, May 22nd to ensure that we have everything needed. 
*reminder* you must be approved as a Tomball ISD volunteer to help out with water day
 
volunteer sign up - 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48ACA823A1F49-water1 

donation sign up - 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48ACA823A1F49-water 

Field Day Info from Coach Baxter:

Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch on Thursday is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. On Friday, Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre-ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.

Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Also, send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking at lunch. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!

Coach Baxter & Coach V

 

*If you have not already done so, please order your school supplies online for next year

 

 important dates:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (May 14, 15, 16) - STAAR testing for the upper grades. No visitors on these days due to testing.)
  • Tuesday, May 15 - yearbook signing (bring your yearbook and a pen)
  • Thursday, May 17 - Field Day (lunch from home or a pre purchased sack lunch from the cafeteria - bring a towel as well to sit on during lunch, and wear blue)
  • Friday, May 18 - Class picnic at the park (bring a towel & lunch from home or pre purchased sack lunch from the cafeteria)
  • Friday, May 18 - library books due
  • Friday, May 25 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 28 - no school
  • Wednesday, May 30 - game day
  • Thursday, May 31 - last day of school! class party 11:30. early dismissal 12:50

 

Thanks for a great teacher appreciation week!
Thank you all so much for the flowers, notes, sweets, and gifts this week. I am so lucky to teach each of your students!!
-School will be closed to visitors Monday (5/14), Tuesday (5/15) and Wednesday (5/16) due to STAAR testing.

TUESDAY May 15th we will sign yearbooks. Please send your student with their yearbook and something to sign other yearbooks with (thin sharpies work great). If your child did not purchase a yearbook I will give them an autograph booklet to have friends sign.

The end of Kindergarten is just around the corner!  Our room moms are planning a fun end of the year party for our classes.  Please check out the Sign Up Genius link if you would like to help with party donations.  Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the school year! 
*Just a reminder our party will be on the last day of school, Thursday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m.  Early dismissal will be at 12:50 p.m.

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.   

 

May 14th, 2018:  3rd, 4th Math, 5th retest

May 15th, 2018: 3rd, 4th Reading

May 16th, 2018: 5th Science STAAR

 

Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

 

-Our program is Thursday, May 3rd at 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.. We are so excited!! Please see previous posts for additional information, or check out Mrs. Fender's website.

A note from our music teacher: If your child has a speaking part in Thursday’s program, please work with him/her for memorization, as well as speaking as slowly and clearly as possible, and with voice inflection so that it does not sound like it is being read. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you! Donna Rae Fender

Important dates:
-Thursday, May 3 - Kindergarten Program
-Friday, May 4 - Library reading logs due
-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (May 14, 15, 16) - STAAR testing for the upper grades. No visitors on these days due to testing.)
-Thursday, May 17 - Field Day (lunch from home or a pre purchased sack lunch from the cafeteria)
-Friday, May 18 - Class picnic at the park (lunch from home or pre purchased sack lunch from the cafeteria)
-Friday, May 18 - library books due
-Friday, May 25 - Kindergarten water day
-Monday, May 28 - no school
-Thursday, May 31 - last day of school! Class party @ 11:15. Early dismissal 12:50
***Parents: As the end of the school year quickly approaches, we would like to remind you that you must fill out a volunteer application through the TISD website in order to participate in our end of the year activities! Click on the following link, and look for the "Quick Link" on the far right side, towards the bottom. This is where you will find the Volunteer Application.
https://www.tomballisd.net/

What are we learning about?
-getting ready for first grade
-secret story - ie - says I or E
-writer's workshop: letter writing
-NEAT & correct handwriting
-reader's workshop: inferring
-math: subtraction strategies
-insects

A note from our music teacher:  If your child has a speaking part in Thursday’s program, please work with him/her for memorization, as well as speaking as slowly and clearly as possible, and with voice inflection so that it does not sound like it is being read.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you!  Donna Rae Fender

-This week, April 23-27 is our book fair. You are more than welcome to send money with your student this week. 
-Tuesday, April 24
is Muffins with Mom

A note from our music teacher:  The kindergarten music program, Mother’s Day!, is fast-approaching.  Look for information regarding arrival and what to wear in your child’s Wednesday folder.  You can also view the document by clicking on this link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j80mGUZ0YK6rbvzinNhtW5oZIz7m8UwCsGueekg3F6M/edit?usp=sharing

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If your child has a special part, that information will be coming home in the Wednesday folder, as well; it can also be found on my website.  I can’t wait for you to see the program! 

Donna Rae Fender

 

WOW... I can't believe our year is almost over. Please email and let me know if you if you would like to have an end of year conference.

Field Trip and Book Fair

We had so much fun on our field trip! Thank you all for your help to make this a successful field trip. It's always a joy creating new memories with your kids.

Parents it’s that time of year again, it’s book fair week! Now is a great time to stock up on some great summer reads for your child and this book fair has a larger selection of books than the fall book fair. 

We will be going to the book fair as a class this Monday, April 23rd. Feel free to meet us there at 1:30 or to send money with your child for this day. I hope to see you there!

Hooray, tomorrow is our field trip!

 

Please check your child’s yellow folder today as a note came home with final reminders for tomorrow. The students seemed pumped to make real life connections tomorrow with the farm animals they have been learning about this week!

 

What are we learning about?

 

-secret story - ion

-writer's workshop: writing goals & expository writing (animal research)

-NEAT & CORRECT handwriting -compound words -math: addition strategies & word problems -animal characteristics

FRIDAY is the field trip!
Here are a few reminders:
-Leave your students backpack and all folders at home. Red Homework folders will be due on Thursday this week.
-Pack your child's lunch in a plastic/ziploc bag with their name clearly labeled on it. Lunch kits are not allowed. Everything needs to be able to be thrown away.
-Wear a green shirt, and tennis shoes....students will be doing a lot of walking!
-Bring one disposable water bottle labeled with name. No personal water bottles, only disposable.
-Have your student at school as early as possible. We will leave at 8:45 a.m.
-Your child does not need to bring any money with him/her.

Important dates:
Friday, April 20 - field trip to the Oil Ranch
April 23 - 27: Book Fair
Tuesday, April 24: Muffins with Mom
Thursday, May 3: Kindergarten Program - 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Field Trip

Permission slips for our field trip to The Oil Ranch on April 20th came home today. Please fill out and return no later than April 13. You may visit the website www.oilranch.com form or information about the location.
 
 
All parents attending the field trip must fill out the district volunteer form. You can find the form in the quick links on the right side of the Tomball ISD website.