January 21, 2018

Trillium Room Aug. 30

Dear families,

This is the first of the weekly Trillium Room newsletters.  At the end of each week, we will send home a paper copy in your child’s “take-home folder” along with posting it to our website.  If you have not yet subscribed to receive our news and announcements, please go to the district website www.corbett.k12.or.us and click the “connect” button to select our class.  This connection will ensure that you receive all of our news, reminders and see all of our photos.  Speaking of photos, make sure you sign the publicity release we’ve sent home with your child.  We will NEVER post a child’s name alongside their photo.  However, we love having visual reminders of how cute our kid are and we’ll frequently post pictures of fun activities on our website.

We’ve bombarded you with paperwork this week, so we’ll try to keep this letter brief.  Here are the things you should’ve received at some point:

-permission slip for a field trip next week

-contact information and pick-up form

-photo release

-daily schedule

-volunteer sign-up

-a letter titled “What is the Trillium Room?”

Your child needs to return their take-home folder every school day.  This is the best way to ensure you receive schoolwork and forms.  We will send it home each afternoon even if it’s empty.  We want the transfer of the folder to be a habit.

Quickly recapping highlights of the week: We learned a lot of routines.  The children switch groups many times during the day to optimize learning.  The schedule may look incredibly complicated to someone who glances at it, but the children learn  very quickly where they should be and when they should be there.  Open House was Wednesday night.  Parent-teacher conference sign-up sheets were displayed.  If you couldn’t come to Open House, be sure to stop by the classroom and sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher.  Conferences are 15 minutes long and are held the afternoon/evenings of Oct. 2nd and 3rd.  Math classes begin next week.  Look for a letter from your child’s math teacher to find out what they’ll be working on.

Thanks for the great kids!


Kristin Wold About Kristin Wold

This is my 28th year teaching in Corbett. I am incredibly fortunate to have brilliant, energetic colleagues; creative, supportive administrators; and parents who over-whelmingly love partnering with the school to make the best possible opportunities for their kids. I have a great job.
Professionally, my passion is working with emergent readers. I strongly believe that our first priority in teaching reading is to get kids to love books. We need to introduce them to authors and topics they’ll love so they’ll seek out reading for pleasure.
Personally, I have been married for 30 years and have a 16-year-old daughter who attends Corbett. I enjoy traveling, hiking in the gorge, and studying Japanese.