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1Back to School Night September 4, 2013 Thesof KindergartenBack to School Night September 4, 2013
2AttendanceIf your child is going to be absent or arrive late to school, you are required to call the school by 8:00 A.MDo not worry about making up work when your child is out sick … we will make it up over timeMust be fever free and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school
3Every student is expected to follow Bucket FillerEvery student is expected to followthe 5 BeesBEE RespectfulBEE a WorkerBEE ResponsibleBEE a Bucket FillerBEE Safe
4CalendarAll children will have a calendar in their notebooks to keep you informed of their behavior in school.Always aiming for green but everyone slips up now and again.The calendar is used to determine patterns of behavior
5DismissalYour child will only be allowed to change dismissal plans with a note from you in the communication notebook. If an emergency arises through the day, please phone the office. If your child thinks that they are going home a different way than usual and we do not have a note, your child will follow their normal dismissal procedure. If we are not sure that there will be someone to get your child off the bus they will be sent to CARES.
6Enrichment •Students will have one special each day •Each special is between minutes in length•Specials include instruction in: music, gym, art, computers and libraryGym day is Thursday !!
7Folder Please go through your child’s folder daily Papers on the left are to be left at home and papers on the right come right back to school
8Grades•Students will bring home assessments throughout the year to be signed and returned•Please take the time to look them over and review any skills or areas of weakness with your child•Most of our assessments will be given orally
9HomeworkHomework sheets will be sent home each Monday and should remain in your child’s folder until Friday Please allow them to express their own ideas and go at their own pace. If your child struggles to complete their homework in 15 minutes then please let me know.
10IndependencePlease help encourage your child to be responsible for his/her own journey. The more independent your child feels, the more ownership they will have of their successes throughout the year.
11Just Read•Studies have shown that those children whose parents are actively involved in the reading process will become the best readers.•Keep all of the books that are sent home from school and read them often with your child
13Learning Environment•We feel that the best way to help children learn is to make learning fun.•Our classroom will be an active environment where all students are expected to engage in the learning process.
14Morning Meeting Greeting Sharing Group Activity News and Announcements Calendar
15NotebookBlack marble notebook for any communications between home and schoolPlease feel free to voice any concerns or ask any questions in this notebook. Any changes to dismissal for your child should also be written in this notebook.Please date and sign any entry.
17ProjectsThere will be several “family” projects for you and your child to complete throughout the school year. These projects can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose them to be.
18QuestionsPlease feel free to contact me anytime you have questions. You can do this in a variety of ways:•Write a note•Send an•Call me at school•Make an appointment for a conference
19Report Cards Report cards will be distributed once each trimester. Students should not expect to master a skill until the third trimester.
20Star Student Monday – return the completed pennant Wednesday – Show and TellThursday – Star Reader 2:15 – 2:45
21TreatsSchool policy states that no treats may be sent to the classroom for birthdaysPlease refrain from bringing treats when you are the star reader
22Uniform•Girls – Jumper, peter pan collar shirt, modesty shorts, cardigan sweater, knee socks•Boys – Golf shirt and pants (Fall/Spring)Oxford shirt with tie or turtleneck, vest and pants (Winter)
23VolunteersWe will need helpers for special celebrations about every other monthWe will need 2-3 homeroom parentsWe will need weekly or bi-weekly recess and lunch parentsChaperones for Field TripsNeed to have all clearances on file or in process to be a volunteer
24Website • All information provided tonight and updates/ sign ups throughout the year will be on ourclassroom websiteapt6.aspxAll School newsletters and forms will be available from the school website
25EXtra SuppliesMy Wish List is posted on our classroom website and will be updated throughout the year.Any and all donations are truly appreciated!
26You •You are your child’s first and most important teacher. •We hope that we can work together this year to make your child’s Kindergarten school year a huge success!
27Zzzzz…Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night, so that he/she is well rested and ready for the challenges of Kindergarten. It is recommended that 5 and 6 year olds get 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night.
28•Once again, thank you for coming this evening and for showing an interest in your child’s education.•If you should have any questions or would like to speak with me further about your child, please contact me by at or call the school to schedule a time for us to meet.