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Hello! My name is Michele Gansen-Hedegaard. I am the mother of three young boys who are the ages of five, seven, and nine-years-old. I presently live in Eagan, but I am originally from a small town in Iowa. I lived in the Bay Area (California) for thirteen years and moved back to the Midwest in 2004. I have worked with children with autism and language delays for over twelve years and continue to do so presently when it fits in around my class schedule. In addition, my youngest son has some disabilities due to a traumatic brain injury. I love being out in nature, going for bike rides, and doing sudoku and crossword puzzles. I look forward to getting to know your child and you in the days and weeks ahead!
My name is Megan Boys and I am a 24 year old senior in the Early Childhood Education program. I am so excited to start my student teaching! I am currently living in, and am from Minnetonka, Minnesota. I have worked with children ages four and five for the previous two summers and have been working with kindergartners since the beginning of the school year. I am so excited to be able to work in a multi-aged classroom and meet all of the children. I love to play volleyball, watch CSI, read, and my new favorite thing to do is spend as much time with my three week old nephew. I look forward to meeting everyone in the upcoming weeks and cannot wait for all of the relationships to start forming.
Hi! My name is Davida Fidelman and I grew up in Minneapolis. I am 21 years old, and I will be graduating this spring with an Elementary Education major and a Child Psychology minor. I have worked with children in the classroom for most of my life. My mother is a preschool teacher and my grandmother was an elementary school teacher. I currently work at Pratt school as a teacher's assistant for the after school program. I also work at the Bell Museum of Natural History where some of my duties are to lead tours and teach classroom programs to children of all ages. I enjoy camping, kayaking, and spending time with my family and friends.
Please send your child to school with the proper clothing for outdoor play. They are more engaged outside when they are warm and comfortable. We will do our best to make sure everything gets sent home each day although hats and mittens have a tendency to wander away. Please label all of your child's outdoor clothing so we can prevent loss and confusion.
The school will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18th.
In the event of a snow storm, we will place an announcement on WCCO to notify of school closure. There will also be notification via the Lab School office out going message 612-624-9543. We will close when either Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools, or the U of M, close.
Bring in a Leaf from Home
We need your help! As part of our exploration of trees, the children will be examining different types of leaves. One way the children will do this is by bringing in leaves from home to display and compare to the leaves we already have. They will also have an opportunity to create a leaf rubbing. This activity will allow them to examine the various shapes, sizes, and characteristics of leaves make predictions, and observations. Please help your child find and bring a leaf from outside to the classroom so they can participate in this fun project.
Just a reminder that as the weather gets colder that we will still be going out to the playground to play each day unless it is raining. Please make sure that your child has all the appropriate weather-wear for the day (coat, hat, mittens).
Parent Discussion Groups -Meeting in room 108 with parent educator Ann Ruhl Carlson
Topic: Supporting the Development of Your Child's Social Skills
What are some ways you can help your child to develop socially? There are ways you can support the development of play skills and the emerging friendships the children are forming at school. Come prepared to share problems and ideas!
Tuesday, October 20 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 - 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Friday, October 23 - 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Parent Information Night---Thursday 9/24 7:00-9:00 p.m.
First, Barb will speak about the philosophy of the school in room 172. Refreshments will be served in the Lab School afterward, and I will available to answer questions specific to our classroom. I will have a fall conference schedule posted so bring your calendars if you would like to sign up early.
PAC Coffee Mixers---Tuesday 9/29 8:30 9:30 a.m. & Wednesday 9/30 8:30-9:30 a.m.
The Parent Advisory Council is sponsoring a get together in the lounge. Come enjoy some snacks, coffee, tea and casual conversation with fellow Lab School parents.
PAC Kick-Off Meeting---Tuesday 10/6 7:00-8:30 p.m.
This group of parents works to support the school in a variety of ways and is open to everyone. Please come and take advantange of this opportunity to get involved in your child's school.
Coffee with Barb---Thursday 10/8 8:45-9:45 a.m. & 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Friday 10/9 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Barb will be available to answer any questions you may have about the philosophy and operations of the Lab School. These informal meetings will take place in the lounge.