Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Fuller Meadow School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Fuller Meadow School Kindergarten Overview
2 Fuller Meadow School Kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 : 16 classrooms for just under 300 studentsFor , we will have 5 sections of Kindergarten
3 Staff Introductions Kindergarten Teachers Office/Administrative Staff: Caroline HalliganKaren NewtonLisa ScharffenbergLaurie MurphyAmanda LibbyAndrea Stevens, Kindergarten Special EducatorOffice/Administrative Staff:Dr. Bernard Creeden, Superintendent of SchoolDiane Carreiro, PrincipalKatie Provost, Early Childhood/Special Education CoordinatorJoan Garber, School SecretaryGail Nicholls, Office AssistantDale Marshall, School Nurse
4 Fuller Meadow School Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-3:00Buses begin arriving at 8:15 and student arrival may begin at 8:15
5 Arrival Children can arrive at Fuller Meadow between 8:15 and 8:30 For the first week of school, teachers will meet their students outside and walk them into the buildingSchool begins at 8:30
6 Bus Students take the bus unless they live within walking distance Parental transportation is optionalThe bus transports kindergarten through grade 6 students togetherOn the Meet and Greet Day(tbd, but likely at the end of August),your student will have the opportunity toboard the bus and ask thedriver questions.
7 Kindergarten SafetyFor the first 1-2 weeks, teachers will wait outside for the Kindergarteners to arrive.Your Kindergartener will be asked to wear a teddy bear tag to distinguish in which class they belong and for identification purposes. These tags will be given out during Kindergarten Screening in September.Kindergarten children are seated in the first few rows of seats on the bus.Bus BEHAVIOR problems should be reported to Mrs. Carreiro. Logistical Bus Route problems should be addressed with Mr. Greenberg in Central Office.
8 School Safety Fuller Meadow Rules: LOCKED DOORS at all times Sign In! Middleton Public School Wide Behavior Expectations MatrixMiddleton Public Schools Discipline RubricLOCKED DOORS at all timesSign In!Visitor BadgeCamerasSecurity Plans and Drills
9 Kindergarten Curriculum Common Core State Standards
10 Reading/Language Arts Balanced LiteracyGuided ReadingFundationsLetter FormationPhonological and Phonemic AwarenessSound MasteryPhonicsVocabularyIrregular (Trick) Word InstructionFluencyComprehensionWritten CompositionOral Language DevelopmentVocabulary developmentPhonemic AwarenessWriter’s WorkshopExpression of ideas into printApplication of phonemic awareness
11 Mathematics Math in Focus Geometry Measurement Data Analysis Number and OperationGeometryMeasurementData AnalysisProblem SolvingCommunicationConnectionsRepresentation
12 Science & Social Studies Seasons and their changesNon-living vs. living thingsConcept of fairness, rules,responsibilityFamily, town, own address,neighborhoodUS national holidaysKnowledge of importantAmerican symbolsLearn the Pledge of Allegiance &Patriotic songs
13 Art, Music, Library, Computer and Physical Education
14 Snack and LunchThis year, lunch costs $2.50 per day and milk costs $.60.Students should bring a healthy snack dailyThey may bring or purchase a lunch and milk. School menus are located on our school website and a paper copy goes home at the beginning of each month.Please notify the health office and the classroom teacher if your child has any allergies.Lunches can be paid for in advance using the My School Bucks system at
15 What does a Kindergarten Day Look Like? Morning meeting/circle timeRTI (Response to Intervention)/WIN (What I Need)SnackSpecialists: physical education, music, art, computers, libraryMathRecess/lunchGuided reading/literacy centersWriter’s WorkshopHealth & Wellness/OlweusRead aloudScience/Social Studies
16 Dismissal Students remain in their classrooms at dismissal until… Walkers, pickups or afterschool children are called over the loud speaker.Students who are being picked up are called to the cafeteria.Students who ride the bus are dismissed to the gymnasium to wait for their buses to be called.
17 Classroom Assignments Classroom assignments take into account: balance of class size, consideration of a wide range of abilities, balance of boys & girls, social dynamics of the group, and appropriate instructional grouping.Classroom assignments will be communicated via postal mail in late June/early July.
18 Meeting the TeacherStudents will receive information regarding a “Meet and Greet” with the Kindergarten teachers before the start of school.Your child will also participate in the Kindergarten Screening in early September.First Day of School for Kindergarten is September 8, 2014.Kindergarten Open House for Parents is in September. (date tbd)Kindergarten Teachers will schedule conferences in December and March/April.
19 Health Related Requirements Student PhysicalsImmunizationsHearing/Vision…Height/WeightEmergency Cards/ContactsMedical ConcernsIllness in the AMWorking Towards Independence
20 Before & After School Programs Both are held at Fuller Meadow School.Go to the Middleton Public Schools Homepage at for more information about both programs or for information regarding registering your child.Mrs. Janet Bilicki is the Program Coordinator.
21 Middleton PTO Join the PTO!!!! Check out the website and join the mailing list at
22 Finally… Enjoy your summer with your child. Practice oral counting (up to 100).Learn and practice the alphabet song.Practice identifying and differentiating between upper and lowercase letters.Build and support your child’s independent self-help skills (zippers, buttons, shoes, etc.)Go to Flint Library and take out books. Get alphabet books, concept books, and story books.Sit with your child and share books every single day!Provide opportunities for your child to draw and write.Come to the Kindergarten Parent Breakfast on the first day of school, sponsored by the PTO.WATCH YOUR SUMMER MAIL!