2009-2010 OUSD Calendar

The first day of school for the 2009-2010 school year is August 31, 2009.  You can view the Crocker Highlands School Calendar and the 2009-2010 OUSD Calendar online by clicking on the links.

Teacher Appreciation Day

On this special day we honor our special Kindergarten teachers. Thank you to Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Harris and Mr. Yamada for all you do each day to help our kindergartners grow.


Shorebird Park Field Trip Pictures

Courtesy of Lee, a few pictures and a recap of the field trip to Shorebird Park


Mrs. Henry Weekly Update – 2009.02.23

February 23, 2007

Dear families:

Thank you for being so prompt about returning the permission slips for our next field trip to the Chabot Science Center on Wednesday march 4th.  Drivers are:

Chris Fee – Andrew F., Nick B., Adenike, Anton
Greg Herman – Andrew H., Rebecca, Joaquin
Kari Pimental – Duncan, Kalyn, Nick K., Paxton, Jessica and Robin Knox
Lee Ditlefsen ( Tyler ’s grandpa) – Isa, Sofia, Ben, Tyler, Sir Ronald

If your child’s name is not on this list it is because I have not received their permission slips.  As you can see I am going to need more drivers.  I have found out that chaperones are admitted without charge.  Robin has kindly agreed to be an extra chaperone, so if anyone else is willing to drive, but would prefer not to stay, please let me know. I will need a minimum of four parents to stay the whole time though! We will leave school at 9.15am and will return by 1.15pm. Students will need a sack lunch.

I can’t believe that February is almost over!  I have many people to thank for helping to  make this such a wonderful month of learning.  Thank you Kathryn Hoffman and Judy Ho for helping us celebrate Chinese New Year. Judy sent in the laisees, chopsticks, and a calendar for the students to enjoy. Kathryn Hoffman read a story called “Dragonwell Tea and Almond Cookies”, and we had our own delicious tea and cookies as a follow up.  She also taught the students how to write their numbers in Chinese. Winnie and Marina both wrote their names in Chinese for us…VERY impressive!

Thank you also Kathy Ditlefsen, Tyler ’s grandma who came in to give the children a lesson on oral hygiene. She taught the children how to use a toothbrush correctly, and linked the lesson to the work Donna Ajike has been doing around nutrition.

I notice we are getting a little short of various classroom supplies. We need paper napkins, paper plates (for art projects), fat glue sticks, people colored markers and crayons, silver glitter, and glitter pens and stickers, paper towels, tissues, and skinny markers.  If anyone is willing to donate any of these items , it would be much appreciated. I also need the insides of the paper towels ( i.e. the cardboard rolls)  – to make rockets.  Please send one in tomorrow if you happen to be at the end of a roll.  Thanks

Looking forward to another great week with your WONDERFUL children!


New Pictures and Video posted

Check out new pictures and video just added to the Kindergarten website. Special thanks to Lisa Thorne, Stephanie Marshburn and Jon Cecchettini for the great pictures and video.

If you missed the Nursing Home performance, Holiday breakfast, 100 Day Celebration or MLK Oratorical Fest click on the links above.

I need your help!!  If you have pictures of events, classroom activities, field trips, etc and are open to sharing them with the rest of the Kindergarten families, please email me.  Some of the classrooms are also working on end of the year picture books and it would be very helpful to have a selection of photographs to use.

Holiday Concert and Pictures Posted

Hi Everyone,

If you haven’t visited the Kindergarten website recently, you might be interested in the latest addition of a few pictures and video from the Holiday concert. https://crockerk.wordpress.com/kindergarten/kindergartenevents/holidayconcert/ (password required: crockerk)  If you have any pictures or video to share, I’d love to add more since I know there was a room full of photographers that day.

I’ve also added a number of photos from the classrooms, special events and field trips. You can see them on the Kindergarten Picture page: https://crockerk.wordpress.com/kindergarten/2008kindergartenphotos/ (password required: crockerk) Some of you have inquired about getting copies or ordering prints of the pictures. You can do both of these by clicking on “Download” or “Prints” in the Picasa Web Album. If you need help, drop me an email. (Note: all passwords on the site are crockerk)

For frequent updates and information about things happening in the Kindergarten classes, book mark the Kindergarten Website: https://crockerk.wordpress.com/kindergarten/ (you can also reach the same pages from the main Crocker School website when clicking on Classes and Curriculum)

I need your help!!  If you have pictures of events, classroom activities, field trips, etc and are open to sharing them with the rest of the Kindergarten families, please email me.  Some of the classrooms are also working on end of the year picture books and it would be very helpful to have a selection of photographs to use.

Also I’d love to hear your comments and feedback about the website. Do you use it? Like the content? What else would you like to see added?  Please share your comments and any feedback you have about the site and I’ll see what I can do.

Todd Marshburn
Ben’s Dad – Mrs. Henry

100th Day of School Celebration

I00th Day of School Celebration on Friday February 6th

Can you believe that your kindergartener will actually have been in school for one hundred days on February 6th?  In view of this we are getting ready to celebrate, and we will need your help. Please read the following information carefully:

  • This week’s homework.  Please help your student make a special 100 item “creation”  – Students need to use 100 things (not more, not less!) to create something special! e.g. an eagle built out of 100 nails, an igloo built of 100 marshmallows, a night sky painting with 100 sparkling stars -Projects will be displayed in a the multi-purpose room on the 100th day.  In order for there to be room to display 66 pieces of art, please do not make this project larger than 18X22inches.  Also, items should be stuck on very firmly please!
  • Our celebration will be from 9.15am to 10.45am.  We will need 4 or 5 parents from each class to help.  We’d like you to come to the multi-purpose room please, as soon as school starts, so you can help set up while the children have P.E. with coach B. Each class will be responsible for the following activities. Please let your child’s teacher now if you can help.
  • Tanya’s class will be organizing the making of fruit loop necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal and special 100 day crowns.  Tanya will need donations of boxes of fruit loops and stickers, and a parent to cut out the crowns in advance.  She will also be getting the students estimating, counting and graphing as they “Lick to 100”, and she will need a donation of 62 popsicles for this activity!!
  • Anna’s class will provide “100” shaped sunglasses for decorating, She will need someone to cut out the glasses in advance  She will also be setting up a snack station, and will need donations of 10 different snack items, such as raisins,  pretzels, Teddy Grahams, M & M’s, cereal, miniature marshmallows, chocolate bits, cheetos etc. Students will be making their own snack counting the snack items in tens to one hundred. Also, Anna will be organizing a “One Hundred things young children believe in” project. She needs someone to cut out 100 hearts. Parents will ask the children what they believe in and will write these things on the hearts to display in the multi-purpose room.
  • Ken’s class is responsible for decorating the multi-purpose room with 100 helium balloons. Ken will also organize and the “100 movement” activity station. His class will also provide a “one hundred breakfast treat” (i.e. a sausage to make the one, and a mini bagel cut in half to make the two zeros)  Ken will need donations of helium balloons, a helium tank, someone to cook the sausages in advance and someone to buy the mini bagels and cream cheese.

Thank you so much in advance for your ongoing support.

Anna, Tanya, and Ken