Sometimes hearing that it is full day Kindergarten scares some families. They wonder how their child will make it an entire day at school so young. They can do it! Your child will love Kindergarten!
Kindergarten Supply List:
Please send in supplies from your child's kindergarten supply list on the first day of school. Names should be written on everything you send to school with your child. You may send a water bottle to school with your child that they may keep at their table to drink throughout the day.
- paint smock (a large t-shirt will do)
- plastic supply box (approx 8" by 5")
- sharpened pencils (please no mechanical)
- 2 glue sticks
- 1 pair of child sized scissors
- 24 pack crayons
- 10 pack thick markers
- 2 2 pocket folders
- 1 dry erase board
- 1 pack of dry erase markers
- cup of playdoh
- head phones for computer class
- 2 packs of white index cards
School Begins at 7:35 a.m. each day and ends at 2:00 p.m.
Neatness and cleanliness in personal attire is expected and each student must be in full uniform every day. Kindergarten students are to wear their summer or winter gym uniform.
No jewelry is to be worn except for a necklace with a cross or religious medal and girls may wear small post earrings. No nail polish may be worn and hairbands must be simple without ornaments. Other simple hair accessories are also acceptable. There will be dress down days throughout the year. You can reference this policy in your school handbook.
The doors will open at 7:15 each morning. Your child may arrive between 7:15 and 7:35. We encourage parents to drop off at the door and allow your child to independently walk to our classroom.
If you arrive after 7:35, we ask that you please take your child to the office and get an attendance slip.
If your child is absent, please call the school office at (215)-785-0973. Please send a note when your child returns explaining the reason for the absence. A doctors note is required after 3 consecutive days.
Your child MUST stay home until they are 24 fever free.
If they are feeling up to it, they may long in virtually.
You may also reference the attendance policy in your school handbook.
Snack is usually between 8:45 - 9:00. If you are packing your child's snack, please be sure to keep in mind that recess is only 20 minutes.
Lunch and afternoon recess is from 11:00 - 11:45.
Snack and lunch will be offered everyday at no cost. A monthly order form will go home at the beginning of each month with a menu. If your child happens to forget their snack or lunch they may add on in the morning. There is a cost of .25 if your child wants to order milk for a day without a meal. You are more than welcome to pack your child his/her own snack and lunch, please be mindful of allergies.
Communication is extremely important to me and there are several ways in which I share classroom information with you. There are also several ways you can reach me. While I usually use a communication folder, all information will be
Ways to contact me
Class Dojo is the best way to contact me about your child. I will send each child home with an individual code special for you and your child which will connect you to our class
Email: You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't normally check and respond to emails until lunch, a special, or after school when the students have left.
Call the office: You may also call the office at (215)-785-0973 at anytime and leave a message for me.
Your child's homework each night will usually consist of reading, writing, and a math worksheet. All homework will reinforce skills we are learning in the classroom. All printing must be done in pencil and all coloring should be done in crayon. Homework much be uploaded to google classroom each night.
Your student has the option of being picked up by bus, car, walking, or going to CARES at the end of the day. It is extremely important I have a schedule for what your child is supposed to do each day. All students will only be dismissed to a person designated by you. Please complete the google form attachment as soon as possible so I know how your child will go home on the first day of school.
**You must send a note or call the office of any transportation changes. If we do not have notice from you, we have to follow the child's usual routine.**
Learning how to behave in a school setting is a big part of the Kindergarten year. I use a classroom behavior plan to help students learn to follow school rules and reward positive behavior. I want students to value good behavior but also understand that we can learn from our mistakes! J
It is so important to praise and reward positive behavior. I have a couple ways that I do this in my classroom. One way is our class fishbowl. This is a way all students can work together as a team. When the fishbowl is completely filled, the whole class will get a surprise. When it is filled we will, as a class, come up with ideas for our surprise and take a vote to decide what we get/do.
Another great way I praise good behavior is individually. Each student will have a clip on the clip chart. They will start on green every day and will have opportunities to move up and down the chart depending on their behavior. This gives each child
Star Of The Week
At the end of each week, we will randomly pick a student's name and that student will be the "Star of the Week." The Star will enjoy special privileges and will be able to bring something special to share each day. When your child brings home a "Start Student" letter, please plan on completing a star poster, which will also be sent home on Friday.
My Student Progress
The "My Student Progress" website is where you can find all your child's grades. Please check "My Student Progress" daily so you know your child is doing .
If you do not have access to your account yet please contact Miss Erin and she will be able to get you set up.
A test folder will go home periodically on Fridays. Please sign and return each test inside at the beginning of the following week.
I am extremely excited to be working with your child this year! Please know that more information will be coming your way the first few weeks of school including emergency cards and more. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns anytime throughout the year. Again, please keep this packet handy for future reference throughout the year.