Presentation on theme: "Welcome To Albert Schweitzer Elementary School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome To Albert Schweitzer Elementary School Kindergarten Open HouseAugust 19, 2014
2 “A Great Place to Learn” Mr. Stoneback PrincipalMrs. O’Driscoll- Guidance CounselorMrs. DiPaolo- SecretaryMrs. Binder- School NurseMrs. Kneiss- Health AideDedicated, Talented, Caring StaffMrs. Kurley, Mrs. McHugh and Ms. Supowitz- kindergarten teachers
3 Important Information Full Day Kindergarten (FDK)Hours: 9:10-3:35Late start for inclement weather: 2 hour delaySchool closings: notified via “global connect”
4 Important Information Kindergarten receives three progress reports a year. The 1st and 4th are the same as the rest of the school but the middle progress report will be announcedParent Handbook: access via school websiteMaximum class size: 22Emergency cards MUST be kept updatedNotify teacher (in writing) when your child will be leaving school in a different way than indicated on information card
5 Curriculum Language Arts: “Super Kids” Phonemic Awareness Alphabetic PrincipleFluencyConcepts of PrintVocabularyComprehension
6 Singapore Math Curriculum: Math in Focus A focused and coherent syllabus. Math in Focus introduces fewer topics in each grade, but teaches them to greater depth. Topics are taught to mastery, so they build from year to year across grade levels without repetition.A visual and balanced approach. Math in Focus is highly visual, following a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract progression.A focus on number and operations. Math in Focus is sequenced in a way that ensures students develop and maintain strong number sense.An emphasis on problem solving using model-drawing. Math in Focus utilizes model-drawing strategies that help students solve both routine and non-routine problems.
7 Social Studies: “Me and My World” & Too Good For Drugs/Violence Role in the CommunityDescribe geographic regionsSequence events in time
8 Science: Wood and paper and Five Senses Children will observe and describe the properties of a variety of kinds of wood, fabric, and paper and find out what happens when these materials interact with other materialsChildren will learn about the five senses
9 Homework!Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday starting the second week of school on September 8Every Monday your child will be sent home with a packet of homework for the week.The cover page of the packet will tell you what your child should complete each night.The homework will be checked on Friday’s
11 SUPPLIES Please refer to supply list on the school website Tee shirts work best for art classPlease put first initial and last name on everything!
12 PartiesIf your child is having a birthday party at home; please do not send the invitations to school, unless the whole class gets invited
13 Healthy SnacksYour child will be given a short snack time where they can eat a healthy snack and beverage of their choice brought in from home!As a reminder the children will also have lunch. They have the choice to either pack a lunch or buy lunch.
14 Name TagsPlease make sure your child wears their name tag for the first few weeks of schoolMake sure your child’s name tag has the following information on it:Name, phone number, address and transportation Information
15 Post cards will be mailed home with transportation information.