August 30, 2018

posted Aug 30, 2018, 6:57 AM by Kari Barksdale
Good morning and happy Thursday!
  I hope this email finds you happy and excited for the long weekend! We've had a great week in Kindergarten. The behavior shown by the students has been fantastic! It makes our classroom much more enjoyable when we're getting along and following the directions. The students did a great job with their Memory Treasure this Tuesday, so thank you for your help with that! Tomorrow is an exciting day for us- not only is Show and Tell for the letter O, but we have our first Cougar Pal Event! 
Cougar Pals is a program designed of teams consisting of students from Kindergarten through 8th grade that get together throughout the year to do various activities. (Games, crafts, service projects, etc.) Each group has at least one student from each grade, as enrollment allows. Cougar Pals provides the opportunity to foster the family atmosphere we value at Abiding Word.  It allows the students the change to get to know each other across grade levels. Students could naturally develop positive relationships with one another, which in turn will help the school climate.
Your child was put on a team for the year, and we ask that you send them in that color t-shirt on Friday. If you don't currently own that colored shirt, no problem, just send them in an AW Cougar Wear shirt like we normally wear on Fridays. The colors are as follows:

Sophia: Red Team (wears a red shirt on Friday)
Ruby: Orange Team (wears an orange shirt on Friday)
Claire: Yellow Team (wears a yellow shirt on Friday)
Grace: Teal Team (wears a teal shirt on Friday)
James: Gray Team (wears a gray shirt on Friday)
Izabella: Purple Team (wears a purple shirt on Friday) 
Quinn: Blue Team (wears a blue shirt on Friday)
Mila: Maroon Team (wears a maroon shirt on Friday)
Tye: Maroon Team (wears a maroon shirt on Friday)
Felicity: Pink Team (wears a pink shirt on Friday)
Angelina: Green Team (wears a green shirt on Friday)
Jackson: Green Team (wears a green shirt on Friday)
Odin: Yellow Team (wears a yellow shirt on Friday) 

  If you have any questions regarding Cougar Pal Teams, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm one of the coordinators, along with Mrs. Carlovsky! Also, if you haven't turned in your child's Field Trip T-shirt money, please do that ASAP (the cost is $7.00). 

  Next week we'll be working on the following: 
** Christ light ** God keeps Jesus Safe from Herod and Twelve Year old Jesus
** Memory Treasure **  I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. Isaiah 43:11
** Math ** Numbers to 5
** SuperKids ** Oswald and the Letter O
** 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 ** none due to Cougar Pal Event
** PE ** Volleyball with Mr. Lange
** Music ** Music & Liberty with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm 

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Monday, September 3, 2018- No School/ Labor Day
** Wednesday, September 12, 2018- Grandparent's Day

  Bible encouragement for you this week: 
  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
  Hold to the promises of God! He is the only way to Heaven, and I look forward to a heaven filled with all of you! God bless your day.