Thursday, December 10, 2009

Colonial Dress info

We are pushing toward the holiday break. Next week, the students will have denim days, but the Thursday 1/2 day will be dressy attire! The students will come at the regular hour and they will perform at the 10:15 show, which we hope you'll attend. Dismissal will be immediately after the program.

For students concerned about colonial dress for Colonial Day, here is a great website.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Colonial Day from Lisa Diskin

All ~

Cathy Chamberlain and I met with Kim Bushman to discuss the Fourth grade Christmas Party which will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15th from 1:30 – 2:40pm. The event will take place in the Middle School commons which is right above my office and they will go to recess immediately following the party.

We will need approximately 10 parents to help set up, clean up, and man the party. That’s 10 parents total and not 10 for each part of set up, clean up, and the party…

The party will be as follows:

Free play (approx 20 minutes)

Game play

Eat treats

Set up will take place at approximately 1pm and tear down will be from 2:40 till dismissal.

We took the food list and tried to divide it equally. When tasking each item, please make sure you collect enough for 56-60 children. If more than one person wants to bring an item, just make sure the total for that item equals 56-60 children. The only exception would be the cider and fruit/veggie trays. I’ve indicated an amount if different than 56-60.


Fruit tray 1 large or 2 medium

Pretzel reindeers (basically, pretzels dipped in chocolate)

Water (small bottles)

Cookies (any variety) 5 dozen *NO NUTS PLEASE

Paper plates and napkins


Veggie Tray 1 large or 2 medium

Popcorn balls

40 cinnamon sticks

Egg Nog 1 gallon

Red and Green table clothes


Apple Cider 2 gallons

Scones (any flavor) *NO NUTS PLEASE

Large Gingerbread men (from Costco or BJ’s) 60 total

Red, White, Green tube frosting (4 of each color)

Cups (hot/cold cups)

You can drop off non-perishable items to me from now till the 15th. Perishable items can be dropped off the morning of the 15th.

Please provide me a list of volunteers from your classroom.

Thanks for all you do to make our Fourth grade the best grade in the Lower School…


Lisa and Cathy