Dear Parents,

We are excited about all of the wonderful events that will take place at PPE this month! Make sure you mark your calendar for all of the upcoming events!

Please send in a long sleeve white, gray or pastel color t-shirt (no pockets, please) by Monday, December 9th. We will be decorating these to wear at our Gingerbread House Construction Party!

We will continue to collect items for our school-wide community service project- now until December 13th.

Items will be collected and distributed to MNPS students whose families are experiencing homelessness this season. Here are the items we are collecting…..

Murray Benson: boys size 6 underwear
Bitsi Condra: girls size 6 underwear
Lovie Lester: boys size 8 underwear
Amy Patterson: girls size 8 underwear
Ashley Strobel: boys size 10 underwear

Thank you for your generosity!

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…

Anchor Text: Kamishibai Man
Students will…
~Ask and answer key details about the text
~Describe how communities change over time
~Identify the beginning, middle and end of the story
~Complete decoding activities using CVC words

Students will….
~Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings or equations

Holidays Around the World
Students will…
~Explain what a map and globe represent
~Identify why holidays are important and how they are celebrated in various countries around the world
~Label a map of the world


  • December 4th- School-Wide Art Show, 5:00-7:00
  • December 18th- Gingerbread Making Celebration (more info to come)
  • December 19th- Half-Day
  • December 20th-January 6th- No School, Winter Break
  • December 7th- Students report
  • January 9th- Report cards issued
  • January 20th- No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thanks for ALL you do! Have a wonderful weekend!