Cardiff School District

Inspiring a love of learning

May 1, 2017





Dear Parents,


Wow, it’s May already! This year has flown by, especially since the winter vacation. We still have lots to do before the school year ends.


Thank you so much to all of you who joined us for the Palomar College planetarium field trip.  Your participation makes field trips possible and is extremely appreciated. The kids learned so much and I think it really helped with their understanding of the night sky. I’ve included a copy of the planetarium brochure so you can take advantage of their weekly Friday night events that are open to the public. Many of the kids expressed an interest in going back. Check out all the specific info online.


This week is CAASP testing. My class will test on Monday and Friday from 8:30-10:00, and on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15-12:10. We are not scheduled on Wednesday. Please be sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep each night, has a good breakfast and brings a healthy snack. It’s imperative that your child be on time.


Our in-class focus will be on our Moon Journals, their moon phase writing, and constellations. We will also have a couple practices in the auditorium for our musical. This week the kids will not be allowed to use their scripts during rehearsal. Of course I will prompt them if anyone needs a reminder. Please have your child practice the script every night through the day of our parent performance. They are doing a really good job so far.


Keep up the great work on the Moon Journals! Thanks for encouraging your child to stay current with the work.


I hope to see you at the Ice Cream Social this Saturday. Support our Cardiff SEA and join the fun. I will be scooping ice cream from 11-12, so come see me! Be sure to check out the silent auction for our awesome class creation and my teacher experience.  Don’t forget your raffle tickets.  Remember your support provides many programs and benefits for our students. 


Dates to keep in mind:

·       Sat., 5/6, Ice Cream Social, 10-3

·       Mon., 5/15 & Tues., 5/16, Vacation on Mars, dress rehearsals, 9:00 (this is a good time for you to video the performance)

·       Wed., 5/17, Vacation on Mars, class musical, parent performance, 9:00


Have a great week!






Jan Hamilton