Saturday, March 26, 2011

Roaring News

Hello Baldwin Community,

The return to school after spring break was not as difficult as some might imagine. We actually had a busy week, which made our week fly by!

We had spring individual and class pictures this past Wednesday. The children and teachers were so excited to take their class pictures. With the help of our amazing volunteers and office staff, we were able to pull this off without any difficulties. Thank you to the parents that came to help us on that day and for keeping the tight schedule flowing. There were many smiles and happy children, which is what we always want to have at Baldwin. If you didn't send in your money for the individual and/or class pictures, you can still send it in next week. But don't wait too long because after next week we won't be able to accept the money.

We conducted a lock-down drill on Thursday, which went just as planned. All of the children and staff responded quickly and everyone was in their safe positions within minutes. Prior to the drill, the teachers spoke with the children about this activity and why it is important for us to practice. Be sure to ask your children about the drill and keep encouraging them to follow the rules and procedures that are expected at school. We will continue to go through our different safety practice drills every month so that everyone knows the emergency procedures we need to follow at Baldwin.

Friday was Kinder Rodeo Day and what a fun day it was for all of our kindergarteners. All of the kinder students sang about 7 songs related to Texas or Cowboys. We had a full house of parents and grandparents on Friday morning for the Kinder performance. Right after the performance, everyone enjoyed a serving of "Cowboy" Beans and Cornbread. A big thank you to Baldiwn parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flores, of Flores Mexican Restaurant for donating the delicious beans and to our very own Baldwin Cafeteria Staff for making the delicious cornbread. In the afternoon, the kinder students and their teachers enjoyed some rodeo fun and games. All of the classes rotated through some stations, which included pinning the horns on the longhorn and the spur on the boot, a bean bag toss, races on stick/wooden horses, an obstacle course around some cacti, and dancing the Chicken Dance and the Cotton-Eyed Joe. We had such a blast. We have some pretty good singers and dancers in kindergarten. Thank you to our Kinder teachers for providing such great learning and fun!

Please mark your calendars for the Parent-Principal Coffee that is scheduled for next Friday, April 1st. It will be at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Make plans to drop off your children and to stay for the coffee. We will be discussing the budget impacts for next year and I would love to see a full house.

Roaring with Pride,