3 JK Staggered EntryDuring the summer, a letter will come in the mail containing your child's visit dates and times.You will receive a phone call to confirm your visit.Your child will start by coming for 1 visit, either in the morning or afternoon.Your child will then come for another full day visit. Visits may start as early as Thurs. Sept. 10th to Tues. Sept. 15thneed new dates once calendar is confirmed
5 What Your Child Will Need Supplies to bring to schoolA backpack for your child’s things that they can manageLunch Pail/Bag Indoor running shoes to leave at school, preferably with Velcro“Oops bag” to leave at school, with LABELLED extra pants, shirt, underwear and socks
6 Drop OffStudents are brought to and dropped off in designated areas near their entry door. More information will be known in Sept.You need to say goodbye on the yard. During the first days of school it may be easier if you leave when the bell goes as we need to get all of your children into the schoolStudents can come as early as 8:30, when a teacher is on dutyParents must report to the office if entering the schoolcan we be more specific this year about where students are meeting?
7 Parking Lot Goodwin Drive Parking Lot If you are going to be driving your child to or from school, you must park in the designated parking spaces and walk with your child to and from the yardAn adult cannot leave the car in the Kiss and Ride area in order to bring the child to or from the yardThank you for your cooperation with the safe arrival and dismissal of our students
8 Pick Up Please wait outside the doors your child will exit (Same doors your child will enter in the morning)Teachers will bring their classes out and line them upStudents will only be dismissed when called by a teacher, and only to people we have listed as able to pick upPlease DO NOT call your child over and if they come and you have not heard the teacher call their name PLEASE bring them to us so we can see them leave. This is extremely important as we need to SEE who picks up each child.
9 Safe Arrival When your child is sick, or not going to be at school (i.e. trips) please call to inform the office You are also encouraged to call if your child is coming to school, but will be lateThe school will call you and your emergency contacts to find out where your child is if you have not calledWe want everyone to be safe
10 Late Arrival and Early Dismissal If you are late coming to school or need to pick up your child early, you must report to the office firstLate students need to be signed in, given an admit slip and then they can come to class When a student needs to leave early, parents are to go to the office, sign them out and the office will page the students to meet you in the office
11 Bus StudentsThe Students taking the bus will receive their bus tag on their September visit day. (Please let us know if your child will not be taking the bus.)The Bus Tag is to be tied on the handle at the top of their backpackPlease check your child's Bus Tag for the correct bus number and pickup/drop off locationsTeachers and bus patrols will be ensuring your child makes it safely to and from the correct bus
12 A Typical Day in Kindergarten 8:45 - Arrival and attendance 9:00 - Educational instructional time(Indoor and Outdoor)10:45 - Nutrition break and Outside Recess11:30 - Educational instructional time1:10 - Nutrition Break and Outside Recess1:55 - Educational instructional time (Indoor and Outdoor)3:05- 3:15 - Dismissal
13 Outside Play The students play in the schoolyard everyday. They are out there at recess as well as during some instructional time Please dress them appropriately for the weather as ALL students go outside (unless it is raining hard) Students are encouraged to dress themselves with little helpput in new picture of our current play scape
14 Learning in Kindergarten Kindergarten follows the Day 1-5 Cycle along with the rest of the schoolYour child will have gym and library scheduled using the Day CycleEach classroom will have a Teacher (OCT) and an Early Childhood Educator (ECE)Outdoor and indoor instructional timesLearning through exploration and play
15 Lunches Due to allergies, please do not send NUT products to school Please pack your child's lunch in easy to open containersThere are two nutrition breaks each day. Please help by labelling their food (#1, #2) or buying a lunch bag with two compartmentsPractice opening containers and packages with your childTry a practice lunch from their lunch bag, to help familiarize them with how it looks and worksPlease talk to your child about not sharing food at school
16 We ask that NO FOOD be sent to school for any occasions (i. e We ask that NO FOOD be sent to school for any occasions (i.e. birthdays, holidays etc.) due to some extreme allergies and cultural differences of which we are aware
18 Washroom There is a washroom in each kindergarten classroom Children should be able to do all washroom routines independentlyIf your child has an accident at school, they need to independently change their clothes. We will call if there are any concernsProvide extra clothingLabel everything
19 HOW CAN I PREPARE MY CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN SUCCESS? Build independence by encouraging self help skillsAssist them in developing social skills - play with friends oftenAssist them in developing academic skills - read, read, read!Share a positive attitude towards schoolEstablish routines at home that complement school routines(e.g. consistent bed time)Have your child experiment with writing tools and scissors over the summer to increase their confidence
20 HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? Read School and class newsletters Attend Open House, special school eventsParent/teacher conferencesVolunteer in the classroom or in the schoolSchool Council