Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sign Language Course - Free @ LDL

News Release

John Martin
Library Director
616-842-5560, ext. 212

Sign language course begins October 1 at LDL

GRAND HAVEN, MI, Sept. 24, 2012 -- The public is invited to a month of Sign Language at the Loutit District Library beginning Monday, October 1. 

Sign language instructor, Stephanie Kazanas, will offer a free four-session Sign Language course each Monday night through October 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library's Program Room A.

The October 1 program will focus on the basic signs, ABCs, numbers, and creating everyday basic sentences; October 8 centers on feelings, adjectives, and descriptive vocabulary to enhance ones sentence structure and sign language communication skills; October 15 spotlights on school signs, business signs, and directions; and October 22 concentrates on food signs, clothing, and shopping vocabulary.  

Each week students will have the opportunity to practice new signing skills and utilize new signing abilities. Although it is not necessary to go to each session, each session will build upon the next. 

Stephanie Kazanas has a BS in Education, AAS in Sign Language Interpretation, and is ASL Teacher Certified. Ms. Kazanas currently instructs American Sign Language at Grand Rapids Community College and Northview Public High School.
Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The Library serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.  LDL offers a collection of over 122,500 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. For more information on this free program, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall 2012 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fall 2012 Parent-Teacher Conferences will now be the week of October 22nd.

Wednesday, October 24th is a HALF-DAY, dismissal is at 11:47.

There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, October 25th, and Friday, October 26th.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Open House

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the parents who made it out to Open House! It went wonderfully and I can't wait to see everyone on Tuesday!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!

                               - Mrs. Brewer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

School Supplies List and Wish List 2012

A teacher friend of mine brought this school supply secret to my attention! We shall take advantage of it!

k Please make sure you have the basic supplies (crayons, glue, scissors, pencils) at home for your student to complete upcoming homework assignments.

Here is the classroom supply list for the start of school:

*Backpack (big enough for a 9×12 folder, winter clothes and lunch box)
*Lunch box and water bottle (if your child will be bringing a lunch from home)
*Extra set of clothes/bathroom needs (pants, shirt, undies, socks, wipes, pull ups, etc.-labeled and in a Ziploc bag)
*Supplies for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): A washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush or comb
*Box of Kleenex
*Container of disinfecting wipes
*Snacks (individual snacks and/or bulk snacks)

 k Please remember to label everything with your child’s name.

Our Classroom Wish List has been posted on the Pages Links to the right, as well as my Classroom Contact Information!

Thanks so much for helping your child get ready for school!
Please e-mail if you have any questions! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Mrs. Brewer

Monday, August 13, 2012


Welcome to the new blog everyone!

This will be the spot where I will keep you updated on classroom happenings!

I will also do my best to post pictures of our class at work!


-Mrs. Brewer