Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book It!

January Book It! reading logs are due on 2/2/12. February Book It! reading logs were sent home in your child's red folder last week. These logs are due on March 1st. Our school's annual Read-a-Thon program will also be starting soon, and this is another great way to encourage your child to read. Information about the Read-a-Thon will be coming home with your child soon. Please watch for it!

Star of the Week

Our Groundhog Poem

Monday, January 30, 2012


A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the carnival a success. Thanks for the donations for our basket, and to Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Richards for putting it together. Thanks to Mrs. Ennis for letting us use their basketball hoop and for helping run the booth. And a big thanks to the businesses who donated: Granite Health and Fitness, Sports Plex, Rocky Mountain College, Universal Athletic Service, Vicky Panasuk and Peter Yegen, Jr. Golf Club. We appreciate your support!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Student of the Month

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Star of the Week January 17th

Monday, January 23, 2012

Carnival Tickets Available This Week

Just a reminder that carnival tickets are available for purchase throughout the week, 5/$1. If you want to purchase tickets, please send money to school with your child and the tickets will be sent home with him or her. You can also purchase tickets at the carnival, 4/$1.

Fun in the Snow!

We enjoyed some fun in the snow last Friday when the weather got a little bit warmer!

Star of the Week

Friday, January 20, 2012

Carnival Basket

Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Richards put together our sports basket for the raffle on Friday. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. If you are still interested in helping, please contact me or Mrs. Wheeler and we will let you know what we need (to prevent duplicates of any items). Thank you!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Carnival 1/27/12

We are still in need of items for our raffle basket, and helpers to run our "booth" at the carnival on Friday, January 27th. If you can donate, or are available to help for a 30 minute time slot, please let me know. You can call 281-6356 or email piltzt@billingsschools.org.

A big thank you to Nancy Wheeler for coordinating the basket! She has done a lot of work and I think we'll have a very fun basket to raffle.

Popcorn Party

Our class earned a popcorn party as the prize for bringing the most food for the Food Drive. The Student Council brought us popcorn and read stories to us while we ate. The kindergartners loved it! Thanks again for your support of the Food Bank.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowy Days!

Brrr! Please remember to send your child to school dressed for the cold weather. If it is above zero, we will go outside and play. Students need to have snowpants, boots, gloves, hat and coat to play in the snow. Please practice helping your child put these items on and off, so they can do that independently. Also, it is a good idea to mark items (particularly snowpants, they all look the same!) with your child's name, so things don't get lost.

Thank you!

Friday, January 13, 2012

No School Monday 1/16/12

There is no school on Monday, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Star of the Week

Monday, January 9, 2012

Carnival Basket Raffle

One of the events at the Winter Carnival is a Basket Raffle. Each class is encouraged to put together a themed basket to be raffled off. This year we have decided to build a sports-themed basket. Some items I have obtained are Rocky Mountain College athletics tickets and gear, and Billings Mustangs tickets and gear.

I need your help in finishing this basket - any sports-themed items are welcome. This could be gift cards to sports stores, tickets to sporting events, balls, water bottles, energy drinks, snacks, gear, etc. Some parents in the past have called and asked businesses for donations and they are usually willing to help. Another option is for you to donate money that we could use to purchase items for the basket. Anything that you can do to help is greatly appreciated.

I would appreciate receiving the items by the 18th of January, so I can see what we have and determine what more we need. Thanks so much for your help. Please let me know if you have any questions about the carnival or basket raffle.

Winter Carnival

The PTA-sponsored Winter Carnival will be held on Friday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00. This is a super fun event for your whole family! Tickets will be sold the week before the carnival 5/$1.00, and the evening of the carnival 4/$1.00.

I could use help running our "booth". If anyone is available to help run the booth, it would be greatly appreciated. I hope to make 4 30-minute shifts, so if I could find 3 helpers that would be great. If you can help, please contact me or either of our Room Moms (Nancy Wheeler or Chandra Richards).

We will also be putting together a basket for a raffle at the carnival. If you are able, it would be great if you could donate items for the basket. We plan to do a sports-themed basket for the raffle. Once we have a better idea of what we need, I will post more information. All proceeds from the carnival and raffle are used to purchase supplies for our classroom. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Penguin Facts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Squirrel's New Years Resolution

Click here for a video of the book Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller. The kindergartners enjoyed this story.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Star of the Week