Ronald L. Meinders Primary Learning Center

PLC Calendar of Events 2013-2014             
 
Alll children will receive an award during the year; some for pretzels or lunch with Mr. K, others for displaying good character; you can't have both.  Information subject to change, and items may be added.  Specific information will always be on the peek of the week.
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Sept. 4-6: half days of school; 1:00 dismissal
 
Sept. 9-20: MAP pre-test 
 
Sept. 10: PTA ice cream social from 4:00-5:30 on the playground
 
Sept. 12: WriteOn! workshop 6:00 in the gym; a must for parents who wish to volunteer and help out in the classroom

Sept. 16-20 is Spirit Week: Monday wear red clothes, Tues. orange, Wed. purple & brown, Thurs. green, Fri. blue & gold  
 
Sept. 17: Mad Science Assembly
 
Sept. 27: lunch with the principal (1 student)
 
Sept. 30: Respect week

OCTOBER
 
Oct 1: Back to School night at 6:00
 
Oct. 7-13: Fire Prevention Week
 
Oct. 11: pretzels with the principal (1 student)  
 
Oct. 14: early dismissal for students; staff in-service 
 
Oct. 21-25: Violence and vandalism awareness week
 
Oct. 28: Officer Phil Assembly (safety) 
 
Oct. 25: lunch with the principal (1 student)
 
Oct. 28: Lifetouch class photos
 
Oct. 31: Everyone is welcome to see the Halloween Parade at 12:30.   Following the parade only 4 parents allowed back in the classroom; to be determined. Children will bring costume to school in a bag in the morning; we'll change after lunch so keep it simple please.

NOVEMBER
 
Nov. 4-8: school closed; NJEA Convention
 
Nov. 12: 1st marking period ends; report issued around the 22nd (not listed on my paper work)
 
Nov. 18-19: American Education Visits (AM)
 
Nov. 14: Officer Phil Assembly
 
Nov. 22: lunch with the principal (1 student); "I Can" checklist will be sent home

Nov. 28 & 29: Thanksgiving recess; school closed

 
DECEMBER
 
Dec. 6: Student awards assembly 10:00 (you'll be notified if your child is receiving an award)
  
Dec. 12: lunch with the principal (1 student) 
 
Dec. 9 & 10: you may choose one of these nights for Holiday Stories here at the PLC at 6:00-7:00; more details in Dec.
 
Dec. 9-20: Holiday Fun Day via parent elves; more details in Nov.

Dec. 20: half day; Holiday class party (tenative 9:30) 

Dec. 23-Jan. 3: school closed; winter recess

JANUARY
 
Jan. 6: school resumes
 
Jan. 15: Lifetouch retakes
 
Jan. 17: pretzels with the principal (1 student)
  
Jan. 20: school closed for Martin Luther King's birthday

Jan. 24: lunch with the principal (1 student)

Jan. 31: International Day; our country is France; 2nd marking period ends
 
FEBRUARY
 
Feb. 10: Valentine's Day party; 9:30-11:00
 
Feb. 11-13: Teacher conferences with report cards issued; early dismissal 1:00.  Tuesday only for evening conferences
 
Feb. 12: Scholastic book fair here at school this week; our day of purchase is Wednesday
 
Feb. 14: school is closed; staff in-service day
 
Feb. 17: school now in session for President's Day
 
100th day of school; not a party but fun "100" activities; date to be determined! 
 
Feb. 18: artist Mark Kistler at STAC at 10:00
 
Feb. 21: Student awards assembly 10:00 (you'll be notified if your child is receiving an award)
 
Feb. 26: In-coming kindergarten meeting 7:00pm at STAC
 
Feb. 24-28: Spirit Week: Mon. is pajama day, Tues. is hat day, Wed. is mismatched day, Thurs. crazy hair, Fri. Dr. Seuss Day; dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Children travel to other classrooms for Dr. Seuss stories.
 
Feb. 27: lunch with the principal (1 student);   
 
Feb. 28 Dr. Seuss Day; dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Children travel to other classrooms for Dr. Seuss stories.

MARCH  

Mar. 4: Lifetouch spring photos

Mar. 7: early dismissal 1:00; staff in-service; "I Can" checklist sent home 
 
Mar. 14: pretzels with the principal (1 student) 
 
Mar. 24-April 4: MAP testing 

Mar. 28: lunch with the principal (1 student)

APRIL

April 7: 3rd marking period ends

April 11: lunch with the principal (1 student)
  
April 14-18: school closed - spring break
 
April 21: Report cards issued 
 
April 25: Arbor Day Show put on by 3 classes; we are audience members

April 30: Student awards assembly 10:00 (you'll be notified if your child is receiving an award); early dismissal; staff in-service day 

MAY

May 2: class trip to Insectropolis; parents of Isabelle, Wyatt, Ian; any families can join us at Veteran's Park in Berkeley for lunch about 11:45.
 
May 8: pretzels with the principal (1 student)
 
May 9: Q & U Wedding; fancy affair with nice outfits and best manners 
 
May 16: Land of the Letter People Day; children dress up as their favorite Letter Person
 
May 19-23: Spirit Week: Mon. is Hawaiian shirt day, Tues. backwards clothes, Wed. class spirit (dress as a firefly) , Thurs. bring small stuffed toy, Fri. red, white, & blue clothes
 
May 23: lunch with the principal (1 student)
 
May 26: school closed for Memorial Day
 
JUNE
 
June 2: Million Minute Madness at STAC
 
June 3: lunch with the principal (1 student)
 
June 4: trip to Ocean Acres School to visit first grade
 
June 5: of year kindergarten show practice at STAC
 
June 6: of year kindergarten show and awards assembly at STAC 11:30; everyone is invited, no tickets or assigned seating

June 2-12  End of year field day and family picnic; date to be determined by each teacher

Last day of school with 1:00 dismissal will be determined after the snowy winter; maybe Monday, June 23