2 Welcome to Holy Trinity Elementary! 01/07/1101/07/11Welcome to Holy Trinity Elementary!Presenters tonight include:Ms Debbie Peddle – PrincipalMr Rodney Mitchell– Guidance2
3 Meet Our Teachers! Ms Carmen Rowse English Kindergarten Teacher 01/07/1101/07/11Meet Our Teachers!Ms Carmen RowseEnglish Kindergarten TeacherMs Carol LidstoneMadame Jeanette LaaningEarly French Immersion Kindergarten TeacherMadame April Brett3
4 01/07/11Our MissionThe mission of Holy Trinity Elementary school is to provide a caring, positive community which develops life-long learning through meaningful academic experiences while promoting the emotional, social and moral growth of the individual.
5 Why Have a Kinderstart Program?… 01/07/1101/07/11Why Have a Kinderstart Program?…Parents and children can:1) become familiar with a kindergarten environment during the year prior to school entry.2) participate in learning experiences in the school.3) gain greater knowledge of the expectations ofthe learning experiences.4) develop attitudes and skills that support futureperformance.5) enhance learning experiences at home.6) develop positive home-school relationships.5
6 Why Have a Kinderstart Program?… continued 01/07/1101/07/11Why Have a Kinderstart Program?…continuedSchool Personnel can:1) meet and interact with children and their parents.2) prepare to meet the needs of all children.3) informally assess a child’s strengths and needs.6
7 KINDERSTART SESSIONS Kinderstart Open House –December 2nd 01/07/11KINDERSTART SESSIONSKinderstart Open House –December 2ndStudents with last names starting with A-M will visit at 9amStudents with last names starting with N-Z will visit at 10:30amOur school-wide Book Fair will be open on this day, so children can come and shop for books when they visit.We will also have a visitor from the Torbay LibraryThe six one-hour sessions are (all Monday sessions) :January 13thFebruary 3rdMarch 3rdApril 7thMay 5thJune 2ndIt is very important to have your child attend the scheduled sessions. If unable to attend, please let us know.
8 01/07/11KINDERSTART SESSIONSYour child will be assigned one time on these dates.Group A 9:00 am – 10:00amGroup B 10:30 am – 11:30 amGroup C 12:35 pm - 1:35 pmGroup D 1:45 pm – 2:45 pmThe first two sessions parents/caregivers will accompany the child in the classroom, however, the last four sessions there will be separate sessions for parents.For the last 2 sessions we will have combined groupings.Groups A and C will come at 9amGroups B and D will come at 10:30amPlease pay close attention to this information. If you have questions, please feel free to ask.Please listen to radio stations if sessions are cancelled due to weather.
9 Facts about our Kindergarten Schedule 01/07/11The Kindergarten day will be two and a half hoursThe morning session begins at 8:50 a.m. & ends at 11:30 a.m.The afternoon session begins at :20 p.m. & ends at 2:55 p.m.The Kindergarten groups rotate once in the middle of the year.A letter will be sent in June to inform you whether your child will attend in the morning or afternoon class in September.
10 Facts about Kindergarten (2014-2015) 01/07/11Facts about Kindergarten ( )140 registered Pre-Kindergarten Students54 registered Early French Immersion (5 on the wait list)81 registered English StudentsKindergarten teachers in September could be different than Kinderstart teachers.Any concerns throughout the KinderStart program, please meet with the teachers or administration.
11 01/07/11COMMUNICATIONGo to to learn more about our school! What you can find there:Latest NewsSchool CalendarsTeacher WebpagesEducational LinksA link to the Department of Education website which lists the outcomes of the academic programs at each grade level.Please make sure that small problems do not become large problems. Check with the teacher early if you have a concern. Education has to be a team effort!
12 Preparing for Kindergarten 01/07/1101/07/11Preparing for KindergartenPARENTS:- prepare yourself for separation- positive attitudeCHILDREN:- involvement in group settingsencourage sharing and turn-taking-creating independenceGetting dressedZippering/buttoning coatPutting on shoesPutting shoes away (shoebag)Picking up and putting away suppliesGoing to bathroomOpening snacks12
13 - appropriate footwear - coats 01/07/1101/07/11Kinderstart VisitsARRIVAL:- scheduled times- appropriate footwear- coatsSESSION ORGANIZATION:- play exploration- circle timeplanned activitiesclosure13
14 01/07/11Kinderstart VisitsDuring the Kinderstart visits the students may have the opportunity to meet the music, gym and library teachers.During the last Kinderstart session, there will be a bus orientation to allow the children to become familiar with the bus ride and bus rules.
15 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home 01/07/1101/07/11Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at HomePrint Name-say letters in nameAlphabet-sing ABC’senvironmental printThrough play you can use objects you have at home!alphabet chartfridge magnetsletter games (i.e I spy)Look at the Kinderstart Calendar for further ideas15
16 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home 01/07/1101/07/11Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at HomeSound Awarenessbeginning soundsrhyming gamessegmenting soundsblending sounds16
17 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home 01/07/1101/07/11Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at HomeMath Skills-counting/ numeral recognition-matching one to one-concept words-sorting-patterning-geometric shapes17
18 Observation Component 01/07/1101/07/11Observation ComponentReactionsmeeting the teacherwillingness to participateMotor Abilitiesfine motor developmentgross motor developmentListening Skillsresponsesattentiveness during stories, songs, etc.participation18
19 Observation Component 01/07/1101/07/11Observation ComponentExpressive Languageresponses to questionsfree conversationcommunication during group activitiesIndependence Levelseparation from parent/caregiverdemonstrating initiative19
20 Observation Component 01/07/1101/07/11Observation ComponentCo-operative skillstaking turnssharing materialsmaintaining personal spaceMaturitylistening to directionsneed for support/guidanceresponse to requests20
21 Language Development Listening Speaking use a quiet voice 01/07/1101/07/11Language DevelopmentListeninguse a quiet voicegive simple instructions for a taskencourage turn-takingSpeakingbe a good role modelencourage conversationsuse appropriate mannersavoid slang and baby talk21
22 Language Development Reading ● read each day - discuss illustrations 01/07/1101/07/11Language DevelopmentReading● read each day- discuss illustrations- make predictions- point to words- different types of text-discuss author and illustrator● visit the local library● make little books together and read● read signs in the neighborhood22
23 Language Development Writing provide writing supplies 01/07/1101/07/11Language DevelopmentWritingprovide writing suppliesmake cards for special occasionsdraw a picture and write a sentencekeep a journalpractice printing name23
24 01/07/1101/07/11KinderStart BagThe KinderStart Bags will be distributed during the Open House on December 2nd. They contain:Materials for your childPlease bring this bag back with you to the Kinderstart Sessions as we will use many of the supplies.The bag itself could be useful as a shoebag in September!24
25 Please bring the bag to each session! 01/07/1101/07/11KinderStart BagEach child will receive a KinderStart Bag with school supplies such as:scissorsconstruction papergluepencilspencil sharpenerwater paintsmodelling claycrayonshands-on materialsjournalbookssuggestions for activitiesPlease bring the bag to each session!25
26 01/07/1101/07/11KinderStart CalendarKinderstart Calendar ~ suggested activities for the monthFun At Home ActivitiesFun with booksFun with recipesFun with talkingFun with creatingFun with singingFun with finger plays and rhymesFun with scienceFun with gamesMake it books26
27 Thank You for attending our KinderStart Parent Orientation Meeting! 01/07/1101/07/11Thank You for attending our KinderStart Parent Orientation Meeting!27