About Mrs. Vahrenkamp
Welcome to kindergarten! I’m so excited to spend the year with your child and can’t wait to get to know your family.
This will be my 13th year teaching and I’ve spent the last 6 years at UP. Throughout my career I’ve taught in Dallas ISD, Arlington ISD and Birdville ISD. My teaching experience ranges from kindergarten thru second grade. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University and my Master’s in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Autism from Lamar University. I grew up in Bellville, a small town outside of Houston.
I’m the oldest of three siblings. I have a younger sister and brother. My husband Josh and I have been married for 12 years and are proud parents to our three year old daughter. We are also thrilled to welcome another little girl into our family at the end of October! In my spare time my husband and I love to travel, workout, cheer on college football, and explore new restaurants in Dallas.
As an elementary teacher, my goal is to treat each student as if they were my own. Having taught at other schools and districts, it’s safe to say that the University Park Elementary community is the best and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. I’m so excited to have your child join me this year in kindergarten!
Twas the Night Before Kindergarten
DRESS FOR DOT DAY ON TUESDAY!!!
What: INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY 2015
To Do: In celebration of International Dot Day, we are asking all Kindergartners to show their creativity and wear DOTS to school on Tuesday, September 15
Wear a polka dot shirt, socks, head band, make a paper bracelet with dots, or simply cover a t-shirt with dot stickers for the day…anything goes!
Any questions, let me know!
Place your Scholastic Book Order!
It’s time for another book order.
You can place your Scholastic Book Club orders online.
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: LJMJ2
Here’s how it works:
- SIGN UP at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, register by clicking the “Don’t have a user name or password?” link. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code LJMJ2. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me.
- SELECT the books you’d like to order. Choose from thousands of titles, many more than in our monthly flyers.
- SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.
You can order anytime, right up until the online order due date, Monday, February 23.
The online ordering will close Monday at 2:00 p.m.
Week of 2/2/15 to 2/6/15
What are we learning this week?
2/2 - 2/6
Word Family: -ick
Sight Words: by, his
In Math we are continuing to work on ADDITION
THIS WEEK AT HOME: Feel free to begin working on your Valentine's Day cards at home. The party will be next Friday, February 13, from 12:15-1:10. Each child will be able to pass out their cards before the party begins.
Please continue to send jackets/hats/gloves when the weather is cold. We will be going to recess as long as weather permits. Bundle up!