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1 PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING KINDERSTART PROGRAM Holy Trinity Elementary
01/07/11 01/07/11 Holy Trinity Elementary November 6th 2013 1

2 Welcome to Holy Trinity Elementary!
01/07/11 01/07/11 Welcome to Holy Trinity Elementary! Presenters tonight include: Ms Debbie Peddle – Principal Mr Rodney Mitchell– Guidance 2

3 Meet Our Teachers! Ms Carmen Rowse English Kindergarten Teacher
01/07/11 01/07/11 Meet Our Teachers! Ms Carmen Rowse English Kindergarten Teacher Ms Carol Lidstone Madame Jeanette Laaning Early French Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Madame April Brett 3

4 01/07/11 Our Mission The 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?…
01/07/11 01/07/11 Why 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 of the learning experiences. 4) develop attitudes and skills that support future performance. 5) enhance learning experiences at home. 6) develop positive home-school relationships. 5

6 Why Have a Kinderstart Program?… continued
01/07/11 01/07/11 Why Have a Kinderstart Program?… continued School 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
01/07/11 KINDERSTART SESSIONS Kinderstart Open House –December 2nd Students with last names starting with A-M will visit at 9am Students with last names starting with N-Z will visit at 10:30am Our 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 Library The six one-hour sessions are (all Monday sessions) : January 13th February 3rd March 3rd April 7th May 5th June 2nd It is very important to have your child attend the scheduled sessions. If unable to attend, please let us know.

8 01/07/11 KINDERSTART SESSIONS Your child will be assigned one time on these dates. Group A 9:00 am – 10:00am Group B 10:30 am – 11:30 am Group C 12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Group D 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm The 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 9am Groups B and D will come at 10:30am Please 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
01/07/11 The Kindergarten day will be two and a half hours The 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)
01/07/11 Facts about Kindergarten ( ) 140 registered Pre-Kindergarten Students 54 registered Early French Immersion (5 on the wait list) 81 registered English Students Kindergarten teachers in September could be different than Kinderstart teachers. Any concerns throughout the KinderStart program, please meet with the teachers or administration.

11 01/07/11 COMMUNICATION Go to to learn more about our school! What you can find there: Latest News School Calendars Teacher Webpages Educational Links A 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
01/07/11 01/07/11 Preparing for Kindergarten PARENTS: - prepare yourself for separation - positive attitude CHILDREN: - involvement in group settings encourage sharing and turn-taking -creating independence Getting dressed Zippering/buttoning coat Putting on shoes Putting shoes away (shoebag) Picking up and putting away supplies Going to bathroom Opening snacks 12

13 - appropriate footwear - coats
01/07/11 01/07/11 Kinderstart Visits ARRIVAL: - scheduled times - appropriate footwear - coats SESSION ORGANIZATION: - play exploration - circle time planned activities closure 13

14 01/07/11 Kinderstart Visits During 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
01/07/11 01/07/11 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home Print Name -say letters in name Alphabet -sing ABC’s environmental print Through play you can use objects you have at home! alphabet chart fridge magnets letter games (i.e I spy) Look at the Kinderstart Calendar for further ideas 15

16 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home
01/07/11 01/07/11 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home Sound Awareness beginning sounds rhyming games segmenting sounds blending sounds 16

17 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home
01/07/11 01/07/11 Encouraging Creativity and Literacy Through Play at Home Math Skills -counting/ numeral recognition -matching one to one -concept words -sorting -patterning -geometric shapes 17

18 Observation Component
01/07/11 01/07/11 Observation Component Reactions meeting the teacher willingness to participate Motor Abilities fine motor development gross motor development Listening Skills responses attentiveness during stories, songs, etc. participation 18

19 Observation Component
01/07/11 01/07/11 Observation Component Expressive Language responses to questions free conversation communication during group activities Independence Level separation from parent/caregiver demonstrating initiative 19

20 Observation Component
01/07/11 01/07/11 Observation Component Co-operative skills taking turns sharing materials maintaining personal space Maturity listening to directions need for support/guidance response to requests 20

21 Language Development Listening Speaking use a quiet voice
01/07/11 01/07/11 Language Development Listening use a quiet voice give simple instructions for a task encourage turn-taking Speaking be a good role model encourage conversations use appropriate manners avoid slang and baby talk 21

22 Language Development Reading ● read each day - discuss illustrations
01/07/11 01/07/11 Language Development Reading ● 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 neighborhood 22

23 Language Development Writing provide writing supplies
01/07/11 01/07/11 Language Development Writing provide writing supplies make cards for special occasions draw a picture and write a sentence keep a journal practice printing name 23

24 01/07/11 01/07/11 KinderStart Bag The KinderStart Bags will be distributed during the Open House on December 2nd. They contain: Materials for your child Please 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!
01/07/11 01/07/11 KinderStart Bag Each child will receive a KinderStart Bag with school supplies such as: scissors construction paper glue pencils pencil sharpener water paints modelling clay crayons hands-on materials journal books suggestions for activities Please bring the bag to each session! 25

26 01/07/11 01/07/11 KinderStart Calendar Kinderstart Calendar ~ suggested activities for the month Fun At Home Activities Fun with books Fun with recipes Fun with talking Fun with creating Fun with singing Fun with finger plays and rhymes Fun with science Fun with games Make it books 26

27 Thank You for attending our KinderStart Parent Orientation Meeting!
01/07/11 01/07/11 Thank You for attending our KinderStart Parent Orientation Meeting! 27


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