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    February 16, 2024

     

    Dear Families,

     

    We had a wonderful time at our Valentine's party on Wednesday. A special thanks to our parent helpers and room mom, Ms. Joshie, for the food, games, and fun!

     

    There will be no school on Monday, February 19th in honor of President's Day/George Washington's birthday. 

     

    Our annual BRE "Mother/Son Dance" will be on Thursday, February 22nd and our "Father/Daughter Dance" will be on Friday, February 23rd. Please see flyers that were sent home on Tuesday for details.

     

    We will not have online assessments next week - teachers will be busy working on report cards (which will be sent home on Wednesday, February 28th). 

     

    Please read books, practice sight words and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for weekly online homework assignments. Remember to turn in your library book and spelling homework paper on Friday. Our new spelling words:    like   dog   fog   jog   log

     

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    February 9, 2024

     

    Dear Families,

     

    There will be no school on Monday, February 12th  in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

     

    We will have our Valentine's party and monthly spirit day "wear red or pink" on Wednesday, February 14th. If your child is participating in our valentine exchange, please purchase or make enough for our 24 students. Please do not write who the valentine is to - but have your child sign each one (this will make passing them out much easier). 

     

    Online assessments next week will be for make-ups and retesting only. I will notify you if your child needs to log in. 

     

    Please read books, practice sight words and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for weekly online homework assignments. Remember to turn in your library book and spelling homework paper on Friday. Our new spelling words:   did   hid   kid   lid   the

     

    I hope you have an awesome weekend,

     
    Mrs. White
     

    February 2, 2024

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Students did an awesome job on our first spelling test today! A reminder that the spelling homework paper will go home every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Friday. If you misplace your homework, you can use any paper from home to write our spelling words 2x each and a sentence on the back and illustrate. Our new spelling words:    bed   fed   red   wed   a   

     

    We will have our party and valentine exchange on Wednesday, February 14th. If your child would like to participate, please purchase or make enough valentines for our 24 students. Do not write who the valentine is to - but have your child sign each one (this will make passing them out much easier). 

     

    Online assessments next week will be a test on rhyming words.

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and spelling homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

     
    Mrs. White
     

    January 26, 2024
     
    Dear Families,
     
    Our first spelling test will be on Friday, February 2nd. Paper will be sent home every week for your child to write their spelling words 2x each and a sentence on the back using some spelling words. The spelling homework paper went home today - please return by next Friday. Our spelling words are:  at   cat   hat   mat   I 
     

    Online assessments next week will be a science test on seasons and weather. I will also be retesting letter sounds, blending and segmenting words.

     

    We will have a valentine exchange on Wednesday, February 14th. If you would like to participate, please purchase or make enough valentines for our 24 students. Have your child sign each one - but do not write who the valentine is to (this will make passing them out much easier). 

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and spelling homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

    I hope you have a great weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

    January 19, 2024

     

    Dear Families, 

    Monday, January 22nd will be our 100th day of school and our monthly spirit day "dress like you're 100 years old". For a fun (and optional) home activity, your child can make a "100 collection". Please count out 100 items of your choice (coins, toothpicks, cotton balls, etc.) to bring in and share with our class on our 100th day.

     Online assessments next week will be a test on comparing numbers 11-20.  We will also be retesting number recognition and counting to 100.

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words.

     

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

     
    Mrs. White

    January 12, 2024
     
    Dear Families,
     

    Your child's progress report was sent home today. The left side shows correct answers, and the right side is a guide for the skills we still need to practice in class and as part of homework time.

     

    There will be no school on Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

     
    Online assessments next week will be for make-ups and retesting sight words. If your progress report shows that all sight words were read correctly, you do not need to log in.
     

    Monday, January 22nd will be our 100th day of school and our monthly spirit day - "dress like you're 100 years old". For a fun (and optional) home activity, your child can make a "100 collection". Please count out 100 items of your choice (coins, toothpicks, cotton balls, etc.) to bring in and share with our class on our 100th day.

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words.

     
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
     

    Mrs. White

     


    January 5, 2024

     Dear Families, We are off to a great start in the new year!  

    Progress Reports will go home next Friday. The left side of the progress report shows correct answers. The right side is a guide for the skills we still need to practice in class and as part of homework time.

     

    Online assessments next week will be questions on "literature knowledge" (key details, characters, events, setting, etc.).

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

     

    I hope you have a great weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

     

    P.S. BRE will have a January attendance competition from January 8th -31st. This attendance challenge will be specific to each student. Students who have perfect attendance during that time (no absences, tardies, or early dismissals) will get a ticket to a VIP event on February 2, 2024, details to come. 


    December 14, 2023

     

    Dear Families,

     

    We had so much fun at our party today! A big thanks to our parent volunteers and room mom, Ms. Joshie, for helping to make our day so special. Also, thank you so much for the thoughtful Christmas presents!

     

    There will be no school tomorrow, December 15th through Tuesday, January 2nd. 

     

    Students were not given a homework paper today and online homework will not be assigned again until January 8th (online assessments will also resume that week). However, some optional homework ideas: read books, practice your sight words, and work on pages in your black math workbook.

     

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

     
    Mrs. White
     

    December 8, 2023

    Dear Families,

    BRE monthly spirit day "PAJAMA DAY" will be next Thursday, December 14th. We will also be having our party that day - please send in your donation if you haven't already. 

    Our class turned in our library books today, but we will not check out new books until January.

    Online assessments next week will be for make-ups and retesting. I will email you if you need to log in.

    There will be no school next Friday, December 15th through Tuesday, January 2nd. Be sure to turn in your homework paper by Thursday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

    Mrs. White

     


    December 1, 2023

     Dear Families, Butterfield Ranch Elementary will be hosting a "Holiday Toy Drive":

     

    Online assessments next week will be a math test on identifying and describing shapes (including 3D shapes). We will also be retesting number recognition and counting to 100.

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

     

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

     
    Mrs. White

    November 17, 2023

    Dear Families,

    There will be no school Monday, November 20th  through Friday November 24th to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    We will be doing a special project when we return from Thanksgiving break. Please bring in an empty 4oz. glass baby food jar by Wednesday, November 29th.

    For online assessments the week of November 27th we will be testing ending sounds, blending and segmenting sounds. We will also be retesting letter sounds.

     Online homework will not be assigned during Thanksgiving break and your sight word paper is not due back until Friday, December 1st. Our module #1 science workbooks went home yesterday for you to keep. We were not able to complete all pages - you are welcome to do more pages at home, especially the letter writing practice pages 89-97.

    I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving,

    Mrs. White

     


    November 9, 2023

     
    Dear Families,
     
    Thanks to everyone who turned in their report card envelopes. If you haven't yet, please sign and return the envelope next week.
     

    There will be no school tomorrow, November 10th, in honor of Veterans Day.

     

    Our online assessment next week will be on sight words.

     

    BRE will be having a food drive November 13th - 16th. Please see flyer below.

     

    Be sure to turn in your homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

    I hope you have a wonderful Veterans Day weekend,

    Mrs. White

    November 3, 2023

     Dear Families, We had a blast at our first party on Tuesday! A special thanks to our parent volunteers and room mom, Ms. Joshie, for the food, crafts, games, goodie bag and fun!

     

    First trimester report cards will go home on Tuesday, November 7th. Please be sure to sign and return the report card envelope.

     

    We will have our BRE monthly spirit day on Thursday, November 9th - please wear patriot/military shirts, and/or red, white and blue. There will be no school on Friday, November 10th in honor of Veterans Day.  

     

    For online assessments next week, we will have a Social Studies test on California symbols and a Math test on measurement.

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Thursday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice your flashcards and sight words. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

     

    I hope you have an awesome weekend,

     
    Mrs. White

    October 27, 2023

     

    Dear Families,

    Monday, October 30th is "Crazy Hat & Wacky Sock Day". Tuesday, October 31st will be our Harvest Party - students may dress as their favorite book character. 

    We will be having a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 9th @ 8:00 a.m. to honor our Veterans. We would love for Veterans to attend the ceremony! Please contact diana_ballard@chino.k12.ca.us or call the BRE office if you have any questions and complete this survey by Friday, November 3rd: https://forms.gle/96q6LpMpCqnUgMoHA

    We will not have online assessments next week. Teachers will be working on 1st trimester report cards that will go home on Tuesday, November 7th. 

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice the flashcards and sight words that were given out at our parent conference. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set. If your child has already read the blue sight words, you can create your own ten words to share.

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

    Mrs. White

     


    October 20, 2023

     Dear Families, "Red Ribbon Week" will be Monday, October 23rd through Tuesday, October 31st. Please see daily activities below.

     

    Our class will be visiting the BRE Book Fair on Wednesday, October 25th. You can send cash with your child or put money in their eWallet. Here's the link to our book fair with more information:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/butterfieldranchelemschool

     

    We are having our first party on Tuesday, October 31st! Please send in party donations by Wednesday, October 25th if you haven't already.

     

    Online assessments next week will be for make-ups and retesting only. I will email you if you need to log in. 

     

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice the sight words and flashcards that were given at our parent conference. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set.

     

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

    October 13, 2023

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Our class did an awesome job at today's "Fun Run"! A BIG thanks to all our families that participated and helped support BRE.

     

    Online assessments next week will be a math test on comparing numbers to 10, questions on the main idea and key details of our pumpkin book, and retesting beginning sounds and syllables.

     

    We were not able to go to the library today due to the Fun Run. Your child can keep the book they checked out last Friday for an extra week.

     

    Be sure to turn in your homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice the sight words and flashcards that were given to you at our parent conference. Once your child can read all ten sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set.

     

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

    October 6, 2023

    Dear Families,

    We attended our first assembly on Monday to get us excited for the BRE "Fun Run"! Your child took home a lanyard with an access code and fundraiser information. Pledges must be entered online for your child to receive prizes. Please log in and fill out the t-shirt size so that your child can receive a free shirt. We will wear our shirts on the day of our Fun Run - Friday, October 13th.

    Picture day is Wednesday, October 11th. You can purchase pictures online or send payment to school (please see flyer that was sent home). 

    Our online assessment next week will be a math test on numbers to 100 - including counting by tens and ones to 100. We will also be retesting number recognition.

    Heads up - CVUSD is using a new math pacing guide and next week kindergarten students will be skipping to Topic 12. We will be going through Topics 12 through 16 before we go back to Topics 5 through 11. 

    Be sure to turn in your library book and homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink - Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments. Also, please practice the sight words and flashcards that were given to you at our parent conference. Once your child can read the sight words, please send them back to school so that they can earn a sticker, a star on our chart, and take home their next set.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

    Mrs. White

    September 29, 2023

     
    Dear Families,

     

    It was great to see everyone at our parent conference. Please continue to practice the skills we discussed during our conference as part of your child's homework time.

     

    Our online assessment next week will be a Science test on primary/secondary colors and a Social Studies test on rules/S.T.A.R. expectations. We will also be retesting letters and sounds. 

     

    Please practice the flashcards that were given to you at our parent conference. When your child can read the orange sight words, please send them back to school so they can earn a sticker and a star on our chart. 

     

    Don't forget to turn in your library book and homework paper (sight word writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope to see you at Wild West Night tonight!

     

    Mrs. White


    September 22, 2023

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Parent conferences are next week. I am excited to meet with you! We will not have online assessments next week due to parent conferences. 

     

    Please be aware that BRE is on a minimum day schedule for parent conference week, which means our K dismissal will be extra crowded all week.

     

    Next Friday, September 29th, will be our annual BRE Wild West Night from 5-8. I hope everyone joins us for food, games and fun!

     

    Don't forget to turn in your library book and homework paper (letter writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

     

    Mrs. White


    September 15, 2023

     Dear Families,

     

    Friday, September 22nd will be "APPLE DAY" in room #1. Please bring an apple to school on that day so that we can count, graph and taste the different types of apples. 

     

    Online assessments next week will be for make-ups only. I will email you if you need to log in.

     

    Parent conference week will be September 25th through September 29th. Our conference is scheduled for the same time your child meets with me for their weekly online assessment. Fun Club parents received a separate email with your conference time. Please email me ASAP if you need to reschedule.
     
    Our annual BRE "Wild West Night" will be on Friday, September 29th. Please see the flyer that was sent home for details.

     

    Don't forget to turn in your library book and homework paper (letter writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope you have a great weekend,

     

     Mrs. White


    September 8, 2023

     
    Dear Families,
     

    Our monthly spirit day for September will be "Patriot Day" on Monday, September 11th - please wear red, white and blue. 

     

    It was great to Google Meet with my students again this week for assessments. Our online assessment for next week will be letter sounds, beginning sounds, and counting syllables.

     

    Parent conference week will be September 25th through September 29th. Our conference will be scheduled for the same time your child meets with me for their weekly assessment. Please let me know ASAP if this time does not work for you and we will reschedule. Fun Club parents will receive an email next week to schedule your conference time.

     

    Please don't forget to turn in your library book and homework paper (letter writing practice) on Friday and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
     
    Mrs. White

    September 1, 2023

     Dear Families,

     

    Today was our first day to check out books at the BRE library. Please be sure to return library books by Friday each week so that your child can check out a new book.

     

    It was great to Google Meet with my students this week for our first online assessment (Fun Club students were assessed on campus). Our assessment for next week will be number recognition. 

     

    There will be no school on Monday, September 4th in honor of Labor day.

     

    Our monthly spirit day for September will be "Patriot Day" on Monday, September 11th - please wear red, white and blue. 

     

    Please don't forget to turn in your homework paper on Friday and log in to ClassLink/Savvas/McGraw-Hill for your weekly online assignments.

     

    I hope you have a fantastic 3-day weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

    August 25, 2023

     
    Dear Families,
     
    It was great to see everyone at our "Back to School Night". I know I covered a lot of information, so please email me if you have any questions.

     

    Wednesday, August 30th, will be our monthly spirit day "College Day" - wear college attire. Don't forget that every Friday is spirit day - wear BRE shirts or our school colors orange and blue.

     
    Next week will be our first week of online assessments. I will be testing students on uppercase and lowercase letters. You should have received your assessment time and Google Meet link email (except Fun Club students that I will test at school). Please let me know ASAP if that time does not work for you and/or if you can't make your scheduled time. Please keep your assessment time and Google Meet link email handy - as we will be using that same time and link all year.

     

    A reminder to log in to ClassLink starting this Monday, August 28th for weekly homework assignments. We are using the Savvas/Easybridge app for math, and the McGrawHill/ConnectEd app for ELA homework. Also, don't forget to turn in your name writing practice on Friday.

     
    I hope you have an awesome weekend,

     

    Mrs. White

    August 18, 2023

    Dear Families,

    We celebrated our 10th day of kindergarten today by making a necklace with 10 noodles! I am so proud of how well the students are learning and following our rules and routines.

    Our first homework paper (name writing practice) went home today - please return by next Friday. We will start online homework the week of August 28th. 

    Please have your child practice the ClassLink login I emailed you as part of homework time - they will use the same login with their Chromebook at school. If you haven't already done so, please send in a headset for your child to use with their Chromebook. 

    "Back to School Night" is Thursday, August 24th.  Session #1 is from 6:00 – 6:40 p.m.; Session #2 6:45 – 7:25 p.m. One adult should attend either session in Rm#1 (no children please). 

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

    Mrs. White


    August 11, 2023

    Dear Families,

    What a great week! Our class is doing an amazing job and I am so proud of how much we have accomplished so far. 

    Kindergarten teachers have not assigned homework yet. I will send our first homework paper on Friday, August 18th. Online homework will start the week of August 28th. Please check for an email next week that includes your child's ClassLink password. Once you receive your login information, please practice learning your password as part of homework time.

    Save the date - "Back to School Night" is Thursday, August 24th. One adult should attend in Rm#1 (no children please). 

    If you haven't yet, please send in a headset (in a baggy labeled with your child's name) to use with their Chromebook in class.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

    Mrs. White


    August 1, 2023

    Welcome to Butterfield Ranch Elementary!

    I am excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher! Our first day of school will be on Monday, August 7th. One parent/guardian will need to attend with your child on the first day. Please check your email for more information soon.

    I look forward to meeting you,

    Mrs. White

     

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