“What’s in a name” is our theme for September. Your child will learn songs, fingerplays and poems about names. I will send an activity for you and your child to share at home.
As I’ve explained to some parents, there will be a “room parent” for our class. If I need help for a particular activity or trip, the “room parent” will phone other parents/caregivers to ask for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for this position, please contact me.
One of the students suggested that we celebrate birthdays with “Birthday Cupcakes.” Parents/Caregivers will be asked to send cupcakes for their child’s special day. We will eat the cupcakes as a special treat on the days closest to their birthdays. I will request that you please attach a list of ingredients you used since some of the students have food allergies.
Included below are some questions that many parents/caregivers commonly ask.
1. How often does my child attend Kindergarten?
Your child will attend Kindergarten everyday. A calendar regarding this years days off was sent home the first week of school. Please keep it posted at home.
2. What are the school hours?
Morning - 8:40 - 11:05
Afternoon - 11:45 - 2:15
What time may my child arrive at school?
Children may arrive a school at 8:30 a.m. At this time they wait outside, or in the entrance way if weather is cold, until 8:40 a.m. Playground supervision is provided at 8:40.
3. May my child stay at school during the lunch time?
No, our present Kindergarten program is half-day and lunch is not provided to them.
4. What is the procedure when my child is sick or unable to attend school?
Please phone the school at 652-8884, be prepare to give the clerk or secretary your child’s name and room number. Or send a note to your child’s teacher with one of her/his classmates or siblings.
5. May my child stay after 11:05?
No, Kindergarten teachers are given 40 mins. to have their lunch and prepare the classroom for the afternoon group. Most times I run late in dismissing the class because some children take longer to dressing themselves. May my child stay after 2:15?
On some occasions (assemblies, after school movies, teacher discretion) children are allowed to stay after 2:15 (permission slips will be sent home.)
6. May I speak with you before/after school?
Yes, I usually get to school by 7:30 a.m. and leave by 4:00. If these times are not convenient for you please talk to me, we can work something out.
7. I would like to help volunteer, but I work during school hours. How may I help?
Please call me and we’ll discuss ways you could help outside of school hours. Some possibilities are sewing, cutting, coloring, gluing, collecting, and yes, shopping!
8. Are snacks required/allowed?
No, because of the time it takes to prepare to, eat, and clean-up children are not allowed to bring “snacks”. But, I do provide “treats” to all on occasion and to some as an incentive.
9. What is the procedure if I should be late in picking up my child?
After waiting with the child, a reasonable amount of time, the teacher will escort the child to the office area where the child will wait. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to call the school if your going to be late.
10. Is there a Kindergarten fee?
Yes, I request $10.50 for the year. This will cover your child’s weekly magazine “LET’S FIND OUT’ ($5.50) and a $5.00 activity fee which will cover material not available in the school, such as, cooking and baking supplies, special art and crafts supplies, and a hot dog party.
11. What supplies does my child need for school?
Please refer to the supply list that was given to each parent at the time of registration. Note: Because of the elimination of one Kindergarten class some students have the wrong supply list. If your child was originally in room 108 p.m. please see me.