Weekly Announcements

November 8, 2018

posted Nov 8, 2018, 6:52 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning!
  Tomorrow is out first field trip to the Houston Arboretum! We will not have Show and Tell tomorrow because of our Field Trip, but will resume next Friday as usual. Please see the list below for what your child needs;

Here is what your child will need for Friday:
1. Field trip shirt
2. Shoes that can get dirty (rain boots, old tennis shoes)
3. Bug Spray if you have it
4. A Jacket and pants- there will be a cold front coming through
5. Poncho or rain jacket if you have one
6. Disposable lunch
7. Water to drink

**If you would like to pack an extra change of clothes for after the field trip you are more than welcome to. 

Chaperone and driver forms are coming home TODAY for those parents driving. Please fill those forms out tonight and return them tomorrow. Thank you again for your help!

We will leave school at 8:30 on Friday morning and head back to school a little after 1:00. 

  An email was sent out on Monday informing you of our Thanksgiving Food Drive, if you are able, please send non-perishable food items with your child to school by next week Friday! Our students will enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal together next Friday for lunch and then participate in preparing boxes of food for the needy as well as "Blessing Bags". The Blessing Bags will be passed out by myself and Mrs. Carlovsky to the homeless over Thanksgiving Break. 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Jesus Teaches us about Loving Others & Jesus Teaches us Not to Worry
** Memory Treasure ** In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria) and everyone went to his own town to register.
** Math ** Shapes
** SuperKids ** Icky and the letter I and Tic, Tac, Toc and the letter T
** Science ** Frog Life Cycle
** Social Studies ** Occupations Unit
** Art ** Thanksgiving Placemats
** Phonics ** Short i packet
** PE ** Basketball with Mrs. Hildebrandt
** Music ** Christmas Music!

  Important Upcoming Calendar Items:
** Friday, November 9th: Field Trip to Houston Arboretum
** Friday, November 16th: K-8 Thanksgiving Feast
** Monday- Friday, November 19-23rd: No School

  Bible encourgament for the week: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifiting shadows." James 1:17 How amazing is God's love for us! He daily showers us with His grace and mercy, don't forget that!

  Have a great day and enjoy your weekend :)

November 1, 2018

posted Nov 1, 2018, 7:43 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning!
  Happy Thursday and welcome to November! It's so hard to believe that we're already in the month of November! The last 9 days have been absolutely fantastic with my Mom in the classroom. I think the kids have really enjoyed having her in the classroom, she leaves this afternoon and heads back to Michigan. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and talk with her- she loved meeting everyone! 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter L. We are going on a field trip next Friday,  November 9th to the Houston Arboretum. A sign up was sent out last week for you to fill out. If you haven't, that needs to be filled out by tomorrow, as well as the payment of $8.00 turned in. 
   On Friday, November 16th we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Feast. You are invited to participate by bringing something for the kids to eat. Please see the sign-up below and sign up if you're able!
Thanksgiving Feast Sign-up
  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** Jairus' daughter & The Young Man from Nain
** Memory Treasure ** I will put enmity between you and your woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.
** Math ** Shapes
** Super Kids ** Icky and the letter I
** Science ** Plants with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Occupations
** Phonics ** Short Vowel E
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** None due to field trip
** PE ** with Mrs. Hildebrandt
** Music ** Christmas Music!

  Important Upcoming Calendar Items:
** November 9th: Field Trip to the Houston Arboretum
** November 16th: Thanksgiving Feast

  Bible encouragement for the week: You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14. Always let your light shine for others to see God's goodness and grace through you!

  Have a great week! 

October 25, 2018

posted Oct 25, 2018, 7:14 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
  It's almost time for the kids to present their musical! I'm so excited for you to see them sing and dance tomorrow night for our Faith News musical!! Please have them here by 6:15 tomorrow night. The following students should go to Mr. Carlovsky's 7th & 8th grade classroom: Grace, Izabella, Felicity. The rest of the students should come to the Kindergarten classroom: Sophia, Tye, Quinn, Jackson, Odin, Ruby, James, Mila, Claire.
  They should wear their musical t-shirt (which is coming home today), khaki bottoms, and tennis shoes. Again, please have them here by 6:15. 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter L.  We will have Cooking Class next Tuesday and be making a yummy Halloween Treat! You may have heard, but my Mom is visiting our classroom this week and next. It's great having an extra set of hands in the classroom, as well as her meeting and getting to know these awesome kiddos! 
  I sent home your child's picture order form, and if you're wanting to order photos- have it here tomorrow! It was due today, but I think it'll be fine if it's turned in tomorrow morning!
  The kids are singing this Sunday in the 10:30 service. Please have them in the gym by 10:15 to get lined up and ready to go! They should wear their chapel blue polo, khaki bottoms, and shoes! If they can't make it, please let me know!
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Jesus Calms the Storm & Jesus and the Paralyzed Man
** Memory Treasure ** Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 77
** Math ** Ordering Numbers 1-5 & Review of numbers 8-10
** SuperKids ** Lily and the letter L
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky- plants!
** Social Studies ** Building Character Wrap Up & Job Unit
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar re-write
** Art ** Halloween Pumpkin Project
** Music ** Christmas Songs for Children's Service
** PE ** Presidential Fitness Testing with Mrs. Hildebrandt
** Technology ** Ipads with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Phonics ** Short A
** Choir ** Christmas Songs

Important Calendar Items:
** October 26th: K-4 Fall Musical @ 6:30 (kids here by 6:15)
** October 28th: K-8 sings in 10:30 worship service (kids here by 10:15)
** November 16th: Thanksgiving Feast

  Bible encouragement for the week: "Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is." Amos 5:14
  Hold onto God, through the good and the bad! He will never leave you or forsake you- you are loved!!!

  Have a great day :) 

October 18, 2018

posted Oct 18, 2018, 8:23 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents!
  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to have a parent/teacher conference with me this week. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit and talk with you. As always, if you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to stop by, send an email, text, or phone call. Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter S. Please make sure your child is bringing items that begin with that sound, otherwise we just have a bunch of distracting toys! 
  I will be out of the classroom tomorrow and Monday morning. Laura Head will be subbing for me. I'll have her send home Green folders tomorrow afternoon. It won't have a behavior color for Friday, or their worksheets from yesterday, so I'll send those home next week. 
  Musical t-shirt money is due tomorrow. The cost is $8.50. They'll wear those t-shirts with khaki bottoms for next Friday's musical! 
  Everyone received an invitation to Tye's birthday party on Sunday at a trampoline park. Please RSVP to let his Mom know if your child will be attending. Thanks!
  The K-4 Musical, Faith News Network, is next Friday, October 26th at 6:30. The kids should be here by 6:15 (dressed in their musical t-shirt, khaki bottoms, and tennis shoes) to get ready for the show. I'll let you know next week what classroom they should report too. I'll send home their musical t-shirt on either Wednesday or Thursday. 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** The Farmer and the Seed & Weeds Among the Wheat
** Memory Treasure ** Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
** Math ** Numbers 1-10 and Ordering Numbers
** SuperKids ** Sal and the letter S & Lily and the letter L
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Jobs
** Phonics ** Short a
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** Letter L project
** Music ** Faith News Network
** PE ** Volleyball and Movement
** Technology ** Chromebooks

Important Calendar Items: 
** Saturday, October 20th: Fall Festival 
** Friday, October 26th: K-4 Musical at 6:30
** Sunday, October 28th: K-8 Sing in the 10:30 worship service (be here at 10:15 in chapel clothes in the gym)

  Bible encouragement: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

  Have a terrific day!

  If you haven't sent back your child's Report Card envelope, please do!

October 11, 2018

posted Oct 11, 2018, 6:19 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents and happy Thursday!
  The first quarter has absolutely flown by, it ends this coming Friday! Report cards will come home in your child's Red Folder Monday afternoon. Please sign the envelope and send it back in their folders. We'll use that envelope all year long. We can discuss their report cards at P/T conferences. Thank you to everyone who signed up for conferences. I'm unfortunately not available Tuesday after 5:30, so if that's your only day, we can either have a phone conference or reschedule for a different day. The final conference schedule will be emailed out from the front office either later this week or early next week!
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is D. I will be out of the classroom next Friday, October 19th. My parents recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, so we're giving them a surprise party in Michigan. They have no idea I'm flying up, or that there's a party, so I'm very excited! Laura Head will be subbing for me that day. I'll be back in the classroom by 9am on Monday morning. Laura will be here when they arrive and teach them Christ light to start the day. 
  Our Fall Musical is Friday, October 26th at 6:30pm. The Kindergartners are part of the chorus, and for their "costume", they'll wear a play t-shirt that I designed (along with khaki bottoms and tennis shoes). The cost of the t-shirt is $8.50. Please send the money (either cash or a check made out to Abiding Word) to school by next Friday, October 19th. Once the musical is over, they'll be able to wear the shirt on Friday's for Cougar Spirit Day! If you have any questions let me know. It's an adorable play with some catchy tunes- can't wait to see you there! 
  Our Fall Festival is on Saturday, October 20th. To help make this a success, we ask each class to bring items to be used for events and games. Our class has been asked to bring in 12 snack packs or pouches of cookies (oreos, nutter butters, chocolate chips).You're able to use the money spent towards PAWS hours-just keep your receipts!

Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** The Great Catch of Fish & Jesus Chooses Matthew
** Memory Treasure ** In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
** Math ** Assessment & Ordering Number (Unit 4)
** SuperKids ** Progress Test #2 and Sal and the letter S
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Building Character
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Phonics ** Consonants
** Art ** Snack polka dot painting
** Music ** Faith News songs and actions
** Choir ** O Church, Arise
** Technology ** Chromebooks with Mrs. Carlovsky
** PE ** with Mrs. Hildebrandt

  Important Calendar Items:
** October 16th & 17th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
** October 20th: Fall Festival
** October 26th: K-4 Fall Musical @ 6:30

  Bible encouragement for the week: "... I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:12-14 God is always with us- through the good and the challenging times! Lean on him! 
 
 Have a great day :) 

October 2, 2018

posted Oct 2, 2018, 7:31 PM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good evening parents!
  You're getting this email because we don't have school Thursday or Friday. The other teachers and myself will be heading to Marble Falls tomorrow for our South Central District Teachers Conference. Enjoy your long weekend and I'll see you either Sunday in worship or Monday morning! 
  We won't be having Show and Tell this week, but we will have it next Friday for the letter D. In your child's Green folder tomorrow you'll see a form for school pictures and the school book fair. The picture form is for group photos only, you'll have the option to buy individual photos once you see the proofs. 
  There was a sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences in this weeks PawPrints, please sign up when you have the time. I will be assigning the times next Wednesday, October 10th. I made a doctors appointment a few months ago for October 16th at 6pm, so unfortunately, I won't be able to meet with anyone after 5:30 on Tuesday, but I can meet all day on Wednesday. If that isn't an option for some, we can find another time to meet and have a conference! 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** Jesus and the people of Nazareth & Jesus Heals a Sick Woman
** Memory Treasure **  Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
** Math ** Numbers to 10 & Assessment
** SuperKids ** Doc and the letter D
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Building Character
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Phonics ** Consonants
** Art ** Paper plate donuts
** Music ** Faith News songs and actions
** Choir ** O Church, Arise
** Technology ** Chromebooks with Mrs. Carlovsky
** PE ** with Mrs. Hildebrandt

  Important Calendar Items:
** October 9th: School Pictures
** October 16th & 17th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
** October 20th: Fall Festival
** October 26th: K-4 Fall Musical

  Our Fall Musical this year is called, Faith News. The Kindergarten students are part of our amazing chorus of singers! Their "costume" for the night will be a musical t-shirts (that will be ordered and the cost is $8.00, jean bottoms, and tennis shoes). More information will come in the upcoming weeks :) It's an adorable play with some catchy tunes- can't wait to see you there! 

  Bible encouragement for the week: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11
  Grace is such a beautiful gift from our Savior- enjoy it and share it with others!
  Have a great day :) 

September 27, 2018

posted Sep 27, 2018, 7:19 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
  Can you believe we'll be in the month of October on Monday? It was nice to have a cool morning this morning, even though the kids think they'll freeze :) Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter A.This coming Sunday, September 30th is Rally Day! The kids are singing in the 10:30 service, so please have them in the gym by 10:15. We'll practice the song, line them up, and walk them over to the church. After the song, we'll get them back to you- whether you're in the narthex or sitting in church. After church is a picnic and everyone is invited to attend! 
  I will be out of the classroom on Monday and the kids will have Laura Head as their substitute teacher. I serve as a Mentor Teacher for our WELS synod and I'll be observing a new teacher in Missouri City for the day. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know. They'll be in great hands, and they're familiar with her because she worked in the pre-school! I'll be back Tuesday morning!
  We started working on music for our K-4 Musical. The Musical in on Friday, October 26th. I will be ordering t-shirts for the kids to wear on that night and will let you know the cost of the shirt! Musicals are always a great time, and the kids seem to be enjoying the music and dance moves! 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

* Christ light ** The Woman at the Well
** Memory Treasure **  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16
** Math ** Numbers to 10
** SuperKids ** Alf and the letter A & Doc and the letter D
** Science ** Science Skills
** Social Studies ** none due to short week!
** Phonics ** Rhyming Packet
** Writer's Workshop ** nothing yet, this class is incorporating into the schedule in October
** Art ** none due to short week!
** PE ** none due to short week!
** Music ** Music & Movement with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm 
** Technology ** Chromebooks with Mrs. Carlovsky

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Sunday, September 30- Rally Day (Kids sing in the 10:30 church service) They should wear their Field Trip shirt and khaki bottoms!
** Saturday, October 20- Fall Festival!
** Friday, October 26- K-4 Musical/ 5-8 Forensics Night

Bible encouragement for you this week: Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation. Joel 1:3
  It is such a wonderful blessing for your child to attend our school and hear about Jesus everyday. Thank you for sending them to our school! Never grow old of telling them about their Savior!

  Have a great day!

September 20, 2018

posted Sep 20, 2018, 7:05 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
  It's hard to believe that we've been in school six weeks already! The kids are doing a great job in our classroom. We're working well together, I've seen a lot of teamwork and kindness shown between the students! It makes my heart very happy! They've earned quite a few "happy balls", and once they earn them all, they'll get to enjoy a movie afternoon in the classroom!
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter A. We are taking a Progress Test today in SuperKids, so we won't actually start working on the letter A until tomorrow morning! 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Jesus makes a sick boy well & Nicodemus
** Memory Treasure **  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
** Math ** Numbers to 10
** SuperKids ** Alf and the letter A
** Science ** Science Skills
** Social Studies ** Building Character- Kindness, Patience, Trust, & Self- Control
** Phonics ** Rhyming Packet
** Writer's Workshop ** nothing yet, this class is incorporating into the schedule in October
** Art ** Sliced Apples Painting (I'll need each student to bring an apple next Friday for our art project.I'll remind you next Thursday!)
** PE ** Mrs. Hildebrandt will be teaching PE now!
** Music ** Music & Movement with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm 
** Technology ** Chromebooks with Mrs. Carlovsky

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Sunday, September 30- Rally Day (Kids sing in the 10:30 church service) They should wear their Field Trip shirt and khaki bottoms!

Bible encouragement for you this week: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
  Through Jesus' sacrifice of his death on the cross, we have been reconciled to God and to each other. Faith is such an amazing gift! Peace in Jesus is ours!

  Have a terrific day! 

September 13, 2018

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:02 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good afternoon parents!
  I hope this email finds you happy and healthy! What a week! Grandparents Day was such a fantastic day! I hope your loved ones who were able to attend had a good time :) The kids and I enjoyed having them in the classroom. They made a craft with them that I'll be sending home next week. 
  You should have received an email from Principal Carlovsky today about the Intruder Drill we had this morning. The kids did a really good job of following directions and practicing if an intruder were to come on our campus. 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter G. Please help your child find something that starts with that letter and bring it tomorrow to share with the class! If they don't have anything, it's not a big deal, but please have them refrain from bringing other toys to class. When toys (other than Show and Tell days) come to school, they're too much of a distraction. Thanks for your cooperation in that.
  Tomorrow we will also have our very first cooking class! The kids and I will be making homemade pancakes :) You can still pack a snack for them in the morning. 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** Jesus says No to sin and the Devil & Jesus Changes Water into Wine
** Memory Treasure **  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
 1 Peter 5:7
** Math ** Numbers to 5 & Numbers to 10
** SuperKids ** Golly and the letter G
** Science ** The 5 senses
** Social Studies ** Building Character- Kindness, Patience, & Trust
** Phonics ** ABC's
** Writer's Workshop ** nothing yet, this class is incorporating into the schedule in October
** Art ** Grape Painting
** PE ** Volleyball with Mr. Lange
** Music ** Music & Movement with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm 
** Technology ** Ipads with Mrs. Carlovsky

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Sunday, September 30- Rally Day (Kids sing in the 10:30 church service)

  Bible encouragement for you this week: Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." Isaiah 35:4 
  Always remember that our God loves you and cares for you! There is nothing in this life that we need to fear, because He is on our side! He sent his Only Son to die and take away all your sins. One day, he will come and take all of us to Himself in Heaven.

Have a great day!

September 6, 2018

posted Sep 6, 2018, 6:59 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
  Happy Thursday and welcome to the month of September! I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend, I know I did! I actually got engaged over the weekend, so if your kiddo has come home talking about marriage, it's probably because of that! It's a very exciting time for me and my fiance!! Thank you again for all the love shown for my birthday last Thursday, I had a fantastic day! 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter O. In the beginning of the year we move a little slower with our letters, so you'll have to get your creative juices flowing for the weeks we repeat a letter! I apologize if it makes the search more difficult at home!
  Next Wednesday is Grandparents Day! Please fill out the form that I sent in a separate email to let me know whether or not your child will have someone attending! 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** John, God's Worker & Jesus is Baptized
** Memory Treasure **  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
** Math ** Numbers to 5
** SuperKids ** Oswald and the Letter O & Golly and the letter G
** Science ** The 5 senses
** Social Studies ** Building Character
** Phonics ** ABC's
** Writer's Workshop ** nothing yet, this class is incorporating into the schedule in October
** Art ** Octopus project
** PE ** Volleyball with Mr. Lange
** Music ** Music & Movement with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm 
** Technology ** Ipads with Mrs. Carlovsky

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Wednesday, September 12, 2018- Grandparent's Day

  Bible encouragement for you this week: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." 1 John 14:1 

  Have a great Thursday!

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