Norbeck’s Monthly Newsletter

May & June 2017 Newsletter

 

It's official, spring has sprung!  The bees are buzzing, the kids are sneezing and the sun is out, wait, it's raining, nope it's sunny again...Clearly, it's springtime! 
 
Speaking of going outside, we know that the mornings can still be somewhat chilly, so be sure to dress your child appropriately in layers.  By the time the afternoon rolls around, the sun is warm and the children like to run around in t-shirts and shorts.  Also, please make sure that you have changed their reserve clothes over to lighter weight clothing if you have not done so already. 

Since we talked about outside, why not talk about inside too.  I know many of you are curious to see how much your children have progressed with their lessons so far this year or just want to look around.  However, before or after regular classroom hours, when no teachers are present, is not the time. 

Don't forget, you still have time to order your yearbooks!  Online orders must be in by April 30th!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY:

May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please contact Melissa Valencia (mkapuscin@yahoo.com)  should you have any questions regarding the events going on this week! 
 
May 4:    Caterpillars arrive for our school-wide butterfly unit.

May 4:    Big K field trip to Dulles Air port for a Safety and Security Tour and the Air and Space Museum.

May 10:  Jr. K and Big K Hands-on-Science with Incredible Insects.
       
May 12:    Special Mother’s Day celebration in your child’s class.  Our Transitional Two's celebrations will run from 8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m., followed by our Primary classroom celebrations from 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  There will be NO morning carpool.   If you are not able to make it and are unable to send someone special in your place, please let your teacher know so we can pair your child up with a friend for the morning!  Remember, your younger child will join you and their older sibling in the older child’s room. 
 
**If you decide to take your child home with you after the celebration you MUST speak directly with a teacher to inform them your child will be leaving for the day**
 
May 12:   Spring Carnival 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.  Rides, games, food, and fun!  What more could you ask for?  Bring the family, invite some alumni and enjoy dinner on the field.  Overflow parking at the Chinese Bible Church.  Rain date 5/19.    
 
May 29:  Norbeck will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE:

June 2:  Big K walking field trip to Flower Valley Park.
 
June 6: Special Father’s Day celebration in your child’s class.  Our Transitional Two's celebrations will run from 8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m., followed by our Primary classroom celebrations from 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  There will be NO morning carpool.   If you are not able to make it and are unable to send someone special in your place, please let your teacher know so we can pair your child up with a friend for the morning!  Remember, your younger child will join you and their older sibling in the older child’s room. 
 
**If you decide to take your child home with you after the celebration you MUST speak directly with a teacher to inform them your child will be leaving for the day**

June 8:     Big K Chuck E. Cheese's celebration field trip.

June 8:     Jr. K "Completion Party".  Please see your class Jr. K newsletter for more information.
 
June 9:     Big K Graduation.  Norbeck is OPEN FOR THE DAY.  Graduation is at 4:00 p.m. in the upper level of the church.  More information will follow soon.
 
June 15:    Traditional Two's "Transition Celebration" and art show.  Please see your class newsletter for more information.  
 
June 16:     Last day of school! 
 
June 19:     Summer Camp begins!!!