May/June News – Oak Ridge
We enjoyed Mr. Chris the past two months as he taught us about the music of Michael Jackson, Classical music and an instrument show and tell. For St. Patrick's Day the children made Irish Soda Bread and then enjoyed eating it. The leprechaun visited our school and left quite a mess! We also dyed eggs and then went on an Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to all of the parents who contributed.
During Spring Break week we were open for daycare only. Teachers and children had fun that week. Mr. Chris also came that week and played songs with organ music. For Earth Day we celebrated by making a special craft and talking about ways to protect and keep our world clean. The Kindergarteners made bird feeders out of toilet paper rolls and cleaned up Alpine Montessori's property.
Mrs. Cary, an Alpine parent from a military family came in and read two books to the children about parents serving in the military. This was a great way to recognize April as being the month of the military child.
* In each classroom we are watching as catepillars grow into cocoons to get ready to hatch into painted lady butterflies. We are also learning about their life cycle.
5/4 Jamming for Juniors
5/5 Cinco de Mayo snack
5/6 Mother's Day Tea (9-10am) All moms are invited
5/11 Kindergarten Field Trip - The Growing Stage Theatre
5/18 Jamming for Juniors
5/27 Field Day (see below)
5/30 Memorial Day - no school
6/1 Jamming for Juniors
6/14 Flag Day - wear red white and blue
6/15 Jamming for Juniors
6/23 End of year celebration and Moving Up ceremony for preschoolers going into Kindergarten
in September (see below)
6/23 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
6/24 Graduation for the Alpine Kindergarten class at 11am
6/27-7/1 Daycare will be offered for working parents only. This will work the same as it did for
the spring break week. You need to signup and pay ahead of time. Info to follow mid-May.
7/5 Summer Camp begins - please make sure that you filled out your summer registrations forms
On Friday 5/27 we will hold our annual Field Day. All children are invited for a fun filled morning outside playing lots of games and races. Please send your child in their Alpine shirt and some sunscreen. Any parent who wishes to help out is welcome to do so. Please let your teacher know and signup sheets are on classroom doors.
End of year celebration/Moving Up Ceremony
To celebrate the end of another great school year, we will be having our end of year party on Thursday 6/23. This year we will feature a special Reptile Show with Rizzo's Reptiles. The children will be introduced to a variety of live lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, insects and a smaller alligator. Then the ice cream truck will come and give each child a tasty treat. Immediately following our Reptile/Ice Cream celebration there will be a moving up ceremony for all Pre-K students who will be moving up to Kindergarten. (info on Moving Up ceremony will be sent home to parents whose children are part of this ceremony).
Kindergarten Field Trip
The Kindergarten class will be taking a trip to the Growing Stage Theater to see the play 'How I Became a Pirate' on May 11th.
* Thank you to all of our great Alpine families for another wonderful school year.
* Registration forms for the 2016/2017 school year and summer camp information have been sent home. Please return ASAP to secure a spot for your child.
* Show and Tell - 5/6 bring in something that reminds you of mom, 5/13 the letter Ss, 5/20 the letter Tt, 5/27 no show and tell - field day, 6/3 the letter Uu, 6/10 the letter Vv, 6/17 bring in something that reminds you of day
|Thomas F. 5/5||Matthew M. 5/6||Kaelyn C. 5/21||Chase C. 5/21|
|Isabel D. 5/23||Savannah H. 5/23||Rhys C. 5/27||Benjamin A. 5/28|
|Leia L. 6/8||Alexa M. 6/27||Ashlyn C. 6/28||Spencer G. 7/13|
|Viktorija K. 7/13||Abigail S. 7/19||Zachary F. 7/20||Benjamin B. 7/21|
|Julian W. 7/30||Rebecca R. 7/31||Tommy P. 8/7||Mason T. 8/15|
|Olivia K. 8/27||Cooper G. 8/29|
New Babies - Congratulations!
* Carter Michael Arias was born March 22, 2016 9lbs 11oz - big brother is Colton
* Lincoln Edmund Smith was born April 18, 2016 8 lbs 5 oz - big sisters Eleanor and Abigail