Last Day of School

June 12, 2014


Dear Families,  Thank you again for a wonderful year!  Tomorrow is our last day of kindergarten.  We will be having a special snack and recess.   Please make sure to pick up your child at 11:35. I will be sending home their memory books, and a large brown bag filled with all sorts of goodies.  I will have placed their report cards inside of the brown bag.  See you tomorrow! Smiles, Mrs. Wenstrand =)

Yearbooks- You can still order them online

June 10, 2014
  • A few parents have asked about yearbooks.
  • This note was sent to me from Nancy Rae.   *You can still order yearbooks online.  The cost is:  $25.00 plus $7.00 shipping.
  • See information to order:
  • Valley View Code:  1013172449533861



May 30, 2014

This is just a reminder to be at school at 5:30 tonight. The multicultural assembly starts at 5:40.  See you then!

Last week of school schedule- Please read

May 29, 2014


Dear Parents, This is just a reminder that the last week of school will have a different schedule.  I have listed it below.  If you have any questions, please send me an email.  

Smiles, Mrs.Wenstrand

Monday, June 9th: 8:15-11:35a.m

Tuesday, June 10th 8:15-11:35a.m

Wednesday, June 11th: 9:15-12:35pm

Thursday, June 12th: 8:15-11:35a.m

Friday, June 13th: 8:15-11:35a.m (Last Day of School)

Singing and more…

May 24, 2014
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Happy three day weekend.  Below is a list of some important dates to remember.  With only three weeks left of school, I will be sending reminders on a regular basis.
  •  Next week I will send home the final homework of the year.  Keep up the great work!
  • All library books are due.   We will not be checking out anymore books this year.  Miss Ellen has asked that all books be returned as soon as possible.  Make sure to take advantage of the Pleasanton Public Library.  They will be having a Free Summer Reading Program.  My children have participated in the program over the past few years.  They loved it!
  • May 30th is the Multi-Cultural Fair.  We are singing three songs.  I hope all students will come and participate.  Please have you child arrive to our classroom by 5:30pm.  You will need to pick them up directly after their singing.  I will send out a reminder later this week.
  • All students will be early birds the entire last week of school.  8:15-11:35.  I will be sending out a note with details about the last week.


May 22, 2014

Please join us for Valley View’s 


Thursday, May 22

Classroom visits:  6:30-7:30 pm



Acompáñenos en Valley View a la apertura de las aulas  


Jueves, 22 de mayo

Visitacion de aulas:  6:30-7:30 pm

Important Dates

May 17, 2014


Hello Families,   We have 2 fun celebrations coming to Valley View.  

  • May 22nd you are welcome to come and visit your child’s classroom .  Valley View will be having, Open House.  

  • May 30th-  You child will be singing in the Valley View Multi-Cultural Fair.  I will be sending home a note with specifics, but put it on your calendar.  The students have been working hard to get ready for their big performance!

Things to Know before Summer

May 16, 2014


Dear families,  Our classes have been working hard all year long!  We are so proud of everything your   child has learned.  With Summer only a 8 ½ weeks away we wanted to send you a checklist to hang on your refrigerator.  Please take the time to work on all of these skills at home.  If we continue to work as a team and practice at school and at home, your child will go into the summer ready for next year.  This list is also good to have as a reminder in August of things to review before starting school next year.Have fun and make a game of it.  A family that studies together, grows SMART together!   Smiles, Mrs. Wenstrand

Reading/ Writing:

  • Read, write and recognize all letters
  • Know all letter sounds on a consistent basis with automaticity
  • Know all kindergarten sight words
  • Ask/answer questions about text (Make sure to ask about characters, setting,   and sequence of events of the story)
  • Be able to write 1-3 sentences to a topic.  See attached self-edit page.
  • Write first and last name with proper form
  • Understand and follow directions
  • CVC words (be able to read and write consonant-vowel-consonant words
  • Recite poems, rhymes, songs (read and sing nursery rhymes)


  • Numbers to 30 (be able to count, recognize and place numbers in order 1-30)
  • Add/ subtract 1 to 9 (For example:  1+8=9, 5-3=2)
  • Understand concept of time (What happens in the morning, afternoon and night)
  • Collect date/ record results (be able to do a simple graph)
  • Use tools/strategies to model problem (be able to know when to add or subtract)
  • Explain reasoning.
  • Shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, oval, cone, sphere, cube)

Local resources: Golden Apple Learning store, Lakeshore learning, The Public Library


Open House

May 12, 2014



Dear Families,  On May 22nd we will be having our annual Valley View Open House.  (Time to follow)  Open House is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom and celebrate all they learning.  See you there!

Thank you again!

May 11, 2014

Thank you again for a wonderful teacher appreciation week!  I felt so spoiled and appreciated. Have a nice rest of your weekend and wonderful mother’s day!


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