Important Kindergarten Information
This letter is intended to help inform you of our kindergarten procedures. We are very excited to have your children in our classes and look forward to helping them achieve their goals.
Regular Day: 8:40 - 3:25Early Dismissal: 8:40 - 12:55
Delayed Opening 10:40- 3:25
Every student has a home/school folder. This folder must go home every day and be returned to school every morning. The left pocket is marked HOME and must be emptied everyday at home. It will include notices and completed work. The right pocket marked SCHOOL will have homework and notices that must be completed or signed and returned to school. Please keep all extra folders at home and replace as needed.
Please label any envelope you send to school containing money or forms with a purpose and child’s name: (i.e. Joe Smith-book money) Please place these envelopes along with any letters to me in the SCHOOL side each day.
Please be sure to label your child’s belongings (coat, book bags, lunch boxes, and all valuables). This will help to recover any lost items.
Your child will get the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays in school. They will get to wear their birthday hat and be the star of the week. Students who have summer birthdays will be included throughout the academic year. If you would like, goodie bags may be sent into school; however, no food is permitted. Birthday party invitations may be passed out at school as long as the entire class is invited.
The Kindergarten team has implemented a behavior plan as a grade level. In our class, the children will be using their stoplight to monitor behavior in a positive way. Our goal is for students to make good choices and to understand the reasoning behind their actions, both positive and negative. We will use a stoplight system in this way: green= good day, yellow= reminder/discussion of rules (slow down), red= “stop and think time out.” Consequences include time out, phone call/note home, and visit to office.
Everyone’s A Star
In kindergarten, “Everyone’s A Star” program is a chance for every child to shine! The purpose of the program is to get to know and appreciate each other as individuals and to help build self-esteem. We have assigned each student a week during the school year. This usually will be around the time of their birthday, if possible. The week before your child is assigned to be the “star” they will bring home a star sack to fill with five (5) things that are important to him/her. There is a letter inside the sack with more detailed information, a questionnaire, a shield, and a request for a few pictures of your child at different ages.
The kindergartners attend all specials throughout a 6- day cycle. Including Physical Education, Music, Technology, Media Center, Art & World Language. For P.E. classes sneakers must be worn. However, we recommend wearing sneakers everyday in kindergarten. Please remember to return your child’s library books on their schedules days.
We appreciate your help in making this year a happy and successful one. Please feel free to send us a note or email regarding any questions or concerns you or your child may have. We will handle concerns promptly. With your support and involvement, together we can make a difference for your child. We look forward to this amazing experience. Let’s have a wonderful year!The Kindergarten Teachers