Kindergarten News from Mrs. Henderson

 During Jesus’ Time we hear that while Paul was a prisoner on a ship, he reassured everyone that although the storm would destroy their ship, God’s plan was that they would all survive. God, our deliverer, promises to be with us during difficult times too. Our Reading unit is called Protect Our Earth based on the Big Book called “Panda Kindergarten”. We will not have any more spelling tests or math homework the rest of the year. Great job Kinders!  The Show and Tell theme for May 12 is to bring something that represents a favorite memory of Kindergarten. Thanks to the drivers for the trip to Winchester on our field trip Tuesday: Mr. Beckmann, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Krohe, Mrs. Richardson, Ms. Edwards and the Rohns. In Science, we learn which objects are buoyant. In Social Studies, we learn about life in the past compared to now. On Friday, we hear a presentation from the Children’s Librarian from the Jacksonville Public Library encouraging us to participate in the wonderful offerings they will offer this summer.  Be sure to take your child to check things out in the library on the special days and play in the new section with the pretend Farmer’s Market and garden, especially on rainy days. Be sure to keep lots of books available for your child to practice reading every day this summer so your child doesn’t lose his/her new skill

Kindergarten News from Jane Henderson

In Jesus’ Time, we learn about Philip explaining the Scriptures to a man from Ethiopia who wanted to learn more. God wants all people to come to faith in Jesus and to receive salvation.  We should joyfully share God’s Word with others too. We also learn about Lydia, a faithful servant who made purple clothes for others.   Show and Tell for next week is free choice.  In reading, we have our last unit test as well as the Benchmark tests for the end of the year.  We will be doing DRA testing in the next week as well as all our end of the year testing so you may want to review areas that were noted on the 3rd quarter report card.  Next week, on Friday, May 19 in the morning, we will be taking a van to Illinois College for the Mile Run on the IC track. Students K-8 will be encouraged to finish the run whether running or walking.  Your child must wear tennis shoes. Please return all library books and any leftover reading books you may have at home. If you happen to find any over the summer, just return them to the school or church office as they belong to our new reading series and we will need them for next year’s students. Thank you.  An end of year note went home concerning a walking field trip uptown with the Jr. High Reading Buddies. Please send an envelope with $7 for lunch on May 23 instead of hot or cold lunch. Don’t forget Muffins with Mom on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. and Donuts with Dad on Thursday at the same time. Call the office to reserve a spot if you didn’t turn in your slip.   I will be absent on May 16-17 for eye surgery. Mrs. Lisa Hadden will be my sub (the children have met her) so if you have concerns I can be reached by text, if need be, but I may not be able to respond right away. Keep me in your prayers please.  Assure your child that I will be fine, just routine, nothing complicated.  Note, please forgive typos, mistakes etc. as I adjust to my new eyes. LOL

Coming Up Events


Tuesdays: Library Books due every week

Wednesdays; Morning chapel with K-8th at 8:40 a.m.

                          Afternoon chapel for Pre-K and Kdg. 1:15 p.m.


May 19- Mile Run at IC with Reading Buddies in the morning

May 23- End of Year Field Trip with Reading Buddies to Leo's Pizza, Our Town Books and Frozen Penquin

May 24-Field Day in afternoon

May 25-Records Day -no student attendance-5:30 p.m. Awards Banquet

Mary 26-Last Day of School-Early Dismissal at 11, Chapel Service at 9,  Classroom Awards inbetween



May- Camp Cilca-for bunkbeds