Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas in China

Just a reminder that our class is studying China for Kids Fest. They celebrate Christmas with a "tree of light" and decorate it with paper flowers, lanterns and paper chains. The children are working on paper chains in class!

Here is more info on Christmas in China if you are interested:

Lids please

Please send a plastic or metal lid from a jar (peanut butter, jam, etc) in with your child so that he/she can create a holiday surprise.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Who: The WMPCS 3-6 and 6-9 students
What: Collecting canned food for Eagles Wings food bank here in Washington; the 6-9 students will deliver the food as well - details TBA
When: Tue., Nov 1 - Fri., Nov. 18

Let's all talk to our children about the importance of sharing and support this year's community service project!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Field Trip permission slip and $10 due 10/21/11

Destination: Turnage Theater
Date: Fri, Feb. 24
Departure time: 9:15
Estimated return: 12:30
Cost: $10
Details: Alice in Wonderland

Please send $10 and permission slip by Oct. 21.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Red Plate Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer for Red Plate Day please let me, Antje or the teachers know. We are looking for a volunteer for 11am - 1pm on a Friday (to be coordinated with the teachers) in October, November, January, February, March and May. From 11 - 12 one teacher will leave and from 12 -1 the other will leave, so you will be volunteering for lunch/recess with one of the teachers while the other enjoys an hour-long lunch. This is a wonderful way to get your volunteer hours and spend time in your child's class.

Email me at or Antje at or let one of the teachers know. I'll also put a sign up sheet on Mrs. Murray's door if you prefer to sign up that way.

Thanks for supporting our wonderful teachers!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oct. 1 5K/Fun Run

Just a reminder that the 5K/Fun Run is Sat., Oct. 1. Anita could use a few more volunteers for the day of the event. If you can help please contact her at

If you would like to participate in either the 5K or the Fun Run you can still sign up at the Washington Park waterfront that morning ($25/person including t-shirt). For more info see the blog or the website.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello and welcome to the 2011 - 12 school year in Mrs. Murray and Ms. Worsley's class! My name is Dori St. Amant, and Antje Herron and I will be co-room parents this year. I will continue to update the blog, and Antje will be in charge of Red Plate Day. Most other tasks will be shared.

We will be communicating with you through the blog whenever possible, so please click on "follow" to become a follower. As a follower you will receive an email whenever there is a new blog post.

We look forward to working with you this year to help Mrs. Murray, Ms. Worsley, and our children to have a wonderful year. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions. My email is and Antje's is

Thursday, June 16, 2011

School Supplies

School Supplies for 2011/12

Third grade only:
-$25 for EOG workbooks
-1 writing tablet, 1/2 inch rule (Home Depot #309902)

-8 black and white marble composition books (100 pgs)
-4 plastic folders with prongs (blue, green, red, yellow)
-1 ream copy/printer paper
-4 glue sticks
-2 scotch tape, 3/4 inch thick
-box of tissues
-4 rectangular pink erasers
-4 Expo dry erase markers, chisel tip or fine tip
-1 pack notebook filler paper
-water bottle (stainless steel is best)
-plastic spoons or forks
-paper plates
-disinfecting wipes or spray

$15 supply fee (to cover pencils, colored pencils, card stock, flair pens, modeling clay, colored masking tape)

Most items can be found at the Back to School section of Walmart, Target or Office Depot later in the summer! Enjoy your summer and happy shopping! ;)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Reduce, reuse, recycle: water bottles. napkins, spoon/fork

In order to use fewer paper products in the classroom Mrs. Murray has suggested the following tips for packing your child's lunch:

1. Send a water bottle to school with your child to reduce the amount of paper cups used (stainless is great).

2. Pack a napkin (cloth if you like) and needed silverware/plastic ware with your child for lunch to reduce the number of napkins and plastic ware used.

Thanks so much for helping us to reduce, reuse, and recycle!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kids Fest: Volunteers Needed!

Dear parents,
Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered!

We would like every family to bring in a cake (or several mini cakes) for the cake walk. These cakes can be SMALL. You can make a few cupcakes, make 2 round single cakes, cut a rectangular cake in fours, etc. If you are already making a big Black Forest cake if you could put a tiny bit of the batter into a small pan for a mini give-away cake that would be appreciated.

Boys, please bring in a white t-shirt for your costume.

We still need someone to help with clean up and another person or 2 to make a big black forest cake if possible, but otherwise we're all set!

We need the following:
3:45 - 4:45 set-up __Emmanel_
4:45 - 5:45 serving _Garcias_; Mrs Murray's classroom_K. Hale (4:45 - 5:15)Joyce Smith (5:15 - 5:45)_
5:45 - 6:30 (help clean up between 6:30 - 6:45) serving__Chen___;Mrs Murray's classroom ___Jing__ (help clean up Mrs. Murray's area and/or help kids with costumes 6:30 - 6:45)
Clean up ___________________