MONDAY: (11/7):

Hygiene Drive: The Kindergarten class is in charge of this month’s service learning project. We will be collecting hygiene items for the Westside Thanksgiving Drive. We are collecting new bars of soap, combs, toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorants, and shampoo. We will continue collecting these items until November 18.

In 1982, members of the Westside Vineyard Church began inspiring others to serve the ever-increasing number of homeless on the Westside by providing them with a Thanksgiving Dinner. For the first seven years, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Santa Monica hosted this unique Thanksgiving event. Since 1989, due to increasing numbers of destitute men, women and children and the need for more space to provide more than just food, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium became the site to house the event. On Thanksgiving Day, we look forward to hosting over 3,000 guests for a complete Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Our guests come from all walks of life, from homeless individuals and working poor families to college students unable to get home for the holiday. Last year, this inter-faith group made up of individuals from various churches, schools, organizations, and corporations hosted one of the largest Thanksgiving Day events in Southern California with more than 2,100 meals served by over 1,200 volunteers. 200 blankets were distributed. Hundreds of children’s immunizations were given. 280 haircuts were given. Cedars Sinai and UCLA doctors and nurses provided free consultation. Hygiene kits and literally two tons of clothing were distributed.

Report cards: Report cards are being sent home this week. Kindergarten will NOT get report cards. They will get their first one in January.

TUESDAY (11/8):

Father Ken Deasy from the Holy Childhood Association will be at school to speak to parents and students about the Missions. The Kindergarten class will have the assembly at 9am. More information can be found on their site: Holy Childhood Association


Brain Night: The Parent club will be sponsoring a Family Science Night at 6:00pm. UCLA science students will be at school to conduct a fun evening of science activities.

FRIDAY (11/11):

NO SCHOOL for Veteran’s Day.

MONDAY (11/14):

Donuts for Dads: The student council will be hosting a “Donuts for Dads ” event. We are inviting the dads to bring their child(ren) to school that day and join their child in line for the morning assembly. There will also be coffee and donuts for the dads to enjoy.

TUESDAY (11/15):

Parent Teacher Conferences: RoseAnn has sent out a schedule for Parent Teacher Conferences.


MATH: Review or complete the math sheet your child is bringing home daily.

PHONICS: Complete phonics worksheets your child is bringing home.

WRITING: Complete the writing worksheets with drawings and words.

READING: Complete the November reading calendar. Please read with your child for 10 minutes or let your child read to you.

This week students are learning:


Make friends and learn to cooperate with each other.

Discover the teachers God has given them.

Realize that they can teach too.

Discuss Sunday’s gospel


Writing money amounts to 10 cents

Pay for items to 10 cents using pennies

Copy patterns

Compare objects by weight

Language Arts:

Phonological awareness: recognition and production

High frequency word: to

Phonics: word building, phonograms –am, -at

Comprehension: beginning, middle, ending

Writing: sentences about me

Social Studies:

Demonstrate proper use of opposite spatial words


What do plants need?