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THE ABCS OF KINDERGARTEN A If your child is absent, please call the school (416-2148) to let me know. A note stating the reason for the absence must.

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3 A If your child is absent, please call the school ( ) to let me know. A note stating the reason for the absence must be brought to school as soon as possible to avoid an unexcused absence. The Art class time and teacher will be posted on my website.

4 B Breakfast will be served at school everyday from 7:30-7:50. B.E.E. BINDERS (Bring everything everyday) help keep us organized. The three-ring binder houses newsletters, take home papers, snack calendars and other items that assist with communication between home and school. The Titles for Tomorrow program is a great way to celebrate your childs birthday. I will have your child bring snack on his/her birthday, but please remember to keep the snacks healthy. Please do not send birthday party invitations to be distributed at school unless all children receive an invitation. I will send home book order forms for you and your child to look over every month. Book clubs offer books at reduced prices. It's a great way to build your child's home library!

5 Parent and Teacher conferences will be held in the Fall and the Spring. Watch for information and reply accordingly. Conferences will be held on September 19 th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for half the parents and Feb. 13 th from 3:00-6:00 for the second half of parents. Communication is important. Feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or concern. The best ways to contact me is by text/phone call ( ), by or by written note. Calendar-Please refer to the SCS and Richland calendar for important dates.

6 D Discipline is simple. We work hard as a class to make the classroom a positive and safe place for all. A calendar will be in the B.E.E. Binder each day to show your childs behavior. Please initial the calendar daily.

7 E My school address is I check daily. If you have an address that youd like me to be aware of, please let me know. Please make me aware of any emergency changes promptly. If your home or work phone number changes, please inform the office and me. Encore classes will be held 1:45-2:15 and 2:15-2:45.

8 F Information about field trips will come home in the B.E.E. Binders. Please send in any money and the per mission slip together by the date given. Fundraising at Richland this year will be done through donations.

9 G Our class will have a 30 minute gym (P.E.) class. The date and teacher will be posted on my website. The children are asked to wear athletic shoes on gym days. The girls may want to wear shorts on P.E. days. If you are willing to donate any items to our classroom, please take a look at the Giving Tree. Thank you very much!

10 H Homework assignments will be given on the first of each month. Please keep packets in the B.E.E. Binder. Homework packets must be moved to the front of the Bee Binder at the end of the month. School hours are from 8:00 to 3:00. Your child is allowed in the building at 7:50 a.m. KK students will be dismissed at 2:55. Pick up students at the red doors. All KK students must stay with their parents until siblings are dismissed at 3:00. You may walk your child to the classroom from August 12 th -16 th. Beginning August 19th, please say your good-byes at the red double doors.

11 I Independence is a goal for students because it builds self-esteem and self- confidence. Kindergarteners are very capable of doing many things on their own and I encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves in the classroom. Please work on the following skills at home with your child: zipping, tying, dressing, reciting personal information.

12 J Writing takes place every day in kindergarten. One way we accomplish this is through free writing in our journals and through writers workshop. Encourage your child to write at home for a variety or purposes. Math journals are also used everyday. This is a time to reinforce and review math concepts in a creative way.

13 K Kindergarten Curriculum Social Studies - seeks to enhance students awareness of family, classroom, community and culture. - concepts and skills will be explored utilizing a literacy based, hands-on approach Science -focuses on the developing awareness of the world in which we live -science concepts and skills will be explored utilizing a literacy based, hands-on approach. Reading-Balanced Literacy Components: Read-Alouds Shared Reading Guided Reading-(Small group sessions) Literature Circles Modeled Writing-(Morning Message) Shared Writing Interactive Writing Guided Writing Independent Reading and Writing Math -provides students with mathematical experiences -helps to develop number sense -creates a positive attitude towards mathematics -many of our math concepts are covered through the daily calendar routine.

14 L Our class library time will be posted on my website. Our library teacher is Mrs.Ferkin. Your child will check out a book when we visit the library and return it within the following week. If your child forgets to return the book, they will not be allowed to check out a new book until it is returned. If you would like for your student to take library books home, please write me a note. Our class eats lunch from10:45-11:15. If lunch money is sent to school, please allow students to hold onto it or put it in an baggie or envelope with their name on it. You may also visit the SCS website, go to the nutrition page and click on debit payment system. Lunch is $2.25 per day. Literacy Workstations will take place most days. These workstations allow children to practice new skills taught while I work with small reading groups. Children learn through play and this is an important time, integral to the growth and development of your child.

15 M The students music time and teacher will be posted on my website. If your child is to be given medication during school hours, it must be brought to the office by the parent.

16 N Please visit dElementary/LisaBeckwith This is the site I will use to update our weekly newsletter. I try to update it each Friday to keep you informed about what is happening in our class.

17 o Open House at our school allows for many family fun events. During the school year we will have family science and math night, family reading night as well as many other family oriented activities.

18 P When picking up your child, please wait in front of the red doors at 2:55. KK students are dismissed five minutes earlier than the rest of the students. We will have the following parties: -Thanksgiving Feast -Winter Party -End-of-Year Party We will need a room parent to help organize parties and special events that come up during the year. If you would like to volunteer to lead or be apart of the team please let me know. Thank you very much! Parent Readers --We will have parent readers throughout the year in the morning from 8:10-8:20. Please let me know if you would like to sign up.

19 Q Questions? Please feel free to call, , send a note or see me after school. School phone Cell phone

20 R K report cards will be sent home 4 times during the school year. Please sign and return to school the next day. Skills on the report cards will be graded as Mastered or Non-Mastered. Kindergarteners have recess 11:45- 12:15 each day.

21 S Schedule Journal Writing Parent Reading Time Welcome songs, Morning Message, Calendar Math Balanced Reading (Social Studies and Science are integrated within the reading block) Math Lunch Recess Rest time/Snack Encore classes Afternoon Meeting/Dismissal Each child is asked to bring the snack once each month for the entire class. A monthly snack calendar will be sent out at the beginning of each month. It will also be posted on my web-page. Only healthy foods are allowed in the classroom. Examples are in handbook.

22 T If your child has any changes in their transportation please let me know in writing or by . Tardies-If you are late, please escort your child to the office to receive a late slip. In order to have perfect attendance for a nine week period, your child may not have more than 2 tardies and zero days absent. Testing-Formal testing is done several times a year. Children are given the Kindergarten Readiness Indicator during staggered entry, and STAR Early Literacy test. (3 times a year) Informal assessments are done daily.

23 U Please refer to the school handbook. Students may keep a sweater in their backpacks if they get cold. Please label all clothes. Uniforms

24 V Volunteers and visitors must register in the office and pick up a badge.

25 W Wet and/or dirty clothes can be uncomfortable. Please send an extra set of clothing (shirt, pants, socks, underclothes) in a Ziploc baggie marked with your childs name on the outside of the bag. Wish List –A few things needed for the classroom: ziplock bags-all sizes, sheet protectors, paper towels, baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, sanitizer, colored copy paper, or any item on the Giving Tree Website-The weekly newsletter is available on-line. Just visit the Richland web-site or You can also stay connected with our school by visiting our PTO website at

26 X Parents and family members may eXit and enter via the main school entry. eXtra supplies needed -Three pack of T-Shirts (Large)

27 Y Your ideas are important!

28 Z Zzzzzzz - Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest. Setting and keeping a bedtime routine is a wonderful gift you can give your child.

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