Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Glenwood Ridge Kindergarten Parent Information Night."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Glenwood Ridge Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Together We Make a Difference We are a team Taking our first step together tonight Mission: “Growing, Reaching, Excelling, Succeeding” Growing – helping children in their educational and behavioral endeavors Reaching – trying new things, stretching their minds and giving them ways to look at ideas from a different perspective Excelling – by giving our best effort (as a team) everyday Succeeding – focusing on how to visualize each child being successful
Introductions Mrs. Jan Hancock, Principal Mrs. Cindy Pruitt, KG Teacher Mrs. Betsy Hermreck, KG Teacher Mrs. Allison Budimlija, KG Teacher Mrs. Vickie Burggraf, Nurse Mrs. Marilyn McGown, Counselor Mrs. Heidi Hill, PTO Mrs. Karen Kelley, PAT
Getting to Know You 1 st Time Kindergarten Parents Number of children in your family?
General Requirements Your child must have reached the age of 5 on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend Are they ready?
Purpose for the Evening Share information about Kindergarten Round up Wednesday – Friday, March 30, 31 & April 1 Students attend all 3 days 9:00 - 11:00 AM (2 sessions) 1:00 - 3:00 PM (1 session) Share information about kindergarten Answer questions that you may have
Purpose of Round up Make you and your child comfortable at school Have your child meet Mrs. Pruitt, Mrs. Hermreck & Mrs. Budimlija and get to know their expectations Allow time for teachers to get to know your child Assess your child’s ability not whether-or-not they come to school (social skills, speech, fine and gross motor development, vocabulary, vision, & hearing)
Mrs. Cindy Pruitt, Mrs. Betsy Hermreck & Mrs. Allison Budimlija Kindergarten Teachers Academic Skills How I can help my child at home and over the summer What are some habits that will help my child Riding the bus The first day Recess Snack and milk Birthdays Problems that arise What will my child do in kindergarten? Kindergarten Readiness Skills Parent Participation
Mrs. Vickie Burggraf, LPN Nurse Medical Forms Immunizations DTaP, IPV, MMR, HBV Varicella - 2 doses Health Forms Official Certificate of Birth Physical Examination Record Kansas Certificate of Immunization (KCI) Consent to Treat Form Dental Health Card Permission to Administer Medication Medication Policy Fever Free for 24 Hours Hearing & Vision Screenings Contact Information: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Linwood Elementary M, W, & F, Glenwood Ridge T & TH
Mrs. Marilyn McGown Counselor Developmental Guidance Curriculum Character Traits Careers Safety Individual & Small Group Counseling Consult with Parents
Mrs. Jan Hancock Principal Enrollment Forms – complete tonight or by Round up Snack Fee for Round up - $3 (Please pay tonight) Food Allergies – let us know tonight Enrollment Monday & Tuesday, August 8 & 9 Tuesday the 4th, 12:00 - 8:00 @ BLHS Wednesday the 5th, 8:00 – 3:00 @ GRE Must submit and update all paperwork Receive class assignment, bus schedules, supply lists, lunch prices and any updated information Must pay enrollment fees Enrollment Fees
Enrollment Fees MAY CHANGE (These are 2010-2011 fees.) Both AM & Full Day Textbook $30 for year Year Book $12.00 – optional AM Only Snack Milk $.35 a cartoon Full Day Lunch & Milk Account $2.15 / meal $.35 a cartoon for snack milk or additional milk at lunch
Mrs. Jan Hancock Principal Half Day School Hours 8:45 – 11:45 Full Day School Hours 8:45 – 3:45 All KG Day Fee Schedule Yearly Total = $1211.04 $134.56 due on August 8 th or 9 th at Enrollment Plus $134.56 due on the 1st of every month beginning in September and ending April 30th.
Transportation Fees Students living further than 2.5 miles Bus Service Provided Students living less than 2.5 miles 1 Child$200/year Family$400/year Fees paid prior to July 1, 2011 reduced 25% 1 child$150/year Family$300/year
Fees Assistance provided for school meals and tuition if… Students qualify for free or reduced meals Application available at fall enrollment Delinquent accounts Parents notified Students attend AM only After three late payments, students will attend ½ day Unpaid fees accumulate and students may not be allowed to “walk” at graduation
More Information Change in routines Call at least one hour before dismissal time or send a note with your child of changing transportation arrangements Avoid transportation changes especially the 1 st week We are learning and teaching routines Late arrivals or early dismissals – must sign your child in or out Safety is important to us YouthFriend Volunteer – contact Tammy Potts Sign in at the office and wear a sticker Schools begins at 8:45 – staff on duty 10 minutes prior to this time
More Information Absences Notify the school Take note of attendance policy Notify me if extended absences (more than 3 days) 1 st Day of School Photo day – we will allow extra time for you to say goodbye – about 8:55 you should depart. If tears (from Mom or child) – reassure your child and then leave. We will call you if they do not calm down in a reasonable amount of time.
Back to School Celebration Sponsored By PTO Note will be sent home during Round-up Posted on Website Meet all teachers Bring in school supplies PTO offers supply packets
Mrs. Heidi Hill PTO Representative PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) You are already a member - no dues What does PTO do? Host the Back-to-school Celebration Host Family nights, like the Sock Hop, Talent Show, or Academic Olympics Fund second field trip, money for each classroom, snacks during assessments, and much more Support education of students (like AR) and school functions
More PTO Information When does PTO meet? 1x per month, currently at 6:30 on the 2 nd Tuesday We vote on and organize events, decide how dollars should be used to enhance our children's education How are funds raised? PTO holds 1 fundraiser per year in the Fall (usually starts the 1 st week of school) Sale trash bags year round Collect Box Tops
Mrs. Karen Kelley Parents As Teachers Coordinator Babies are born to learn Personalized visits Play groups / Presentations Regular developmental screenings Resource network It’s free! Available to visit with you tonight