Classroom Information: 
 

Specials: 

Gym - Monday 8:00-8:30 and Wednesday 9:45-10:15 (Please be sure that your child brings tennis shoes to school.)

Music - Thursday 12:50-1:20 and Friday 1:20-1:50

Art - Monday 8:30-9:00 and Wednesday 10:15-10:45

Library - Tuesday 12:20-12:50 (Please remind your child to bring back his/her books to school on Monday so our librarian has time to check them in before check out time again. Thanks!)

 

Birthdays
We are excited to celebrate your child’s birthday at school! We will sing a couple of birthday songs in honor of the birthday boy/girl. Children may bring birthday treats if they wish. A birthday treat could be food, stickers, pencils, etc. We have 18 students in our class. When choosing a snack to share, please make sure they are packaged and not homemade. I’d like to ask that birthday invitations not be sent to school to be passed out, unless all the boys, all the girls, or all of the class is invited. I’d really appreciate your cooperation on this, as it helps to avoid a lot of hurt feelings and misunderstandings for those who are not invited. A summer birthday will be celebrated at school during the month of May, and I will communicate home when it is time for your child to celebrate their summer birthday.

 

Star Student
Starting in mid September we will start our “Star Student” of the week program. Each child will be selected to be our “Star Student” sometime during the year. The student’s names will be drawn out of a bucket before the week they are star student. At this time I will send home a note explaining what your child is to do for Star Student the next week. Star Student week is your child’s week to bring in sharing items, pictures, mom and dad, and even pets. Please be in touch with me in terms of special visits of people, special craft activities, and sharing pets.
 

Folders
During kindergarten we will use one folder to deliver homework and papers back and forth between home and school. The left pocket will be labeled “leave at home,” and the right pocket will be labeled “bring back to school” - meaning it needs to be returned back to school.  If you have notes that need to be seen by me, feel free to place them in your child’s folder.
 

Arrival/Dismissal
Our school day begins at 7:45 but the children are welcomed into the classrooms starting at 7:30. If a child arrives earlier than 7:30, they are invited to sit in the hall right outside our classroom. Please try to have your child here by 7:45 so we can start our day promptly! Our school day ends at 2:10. Children will be escorted out the front doors to meet their buses or their parents unless they go to EduCare. If there are changes made to your child's dismissal on any given day, please communicate that information by calling the office, or putting a note in your child’s folder. If you have questions about this, please let me know.