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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Orientation

Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Orientation!
  • Were so glad you came!

Who are your teachers?
  • Room 1
  • Mrs. Mross and Mrs. Crewell
  • Room 2
  • Mrs. Tripp and Mrs. Daly

Making a Transition to Kindergarten!
  • Kindergarten is different than preschool. It
    takes time for the children to adjust to the
  • If you have questions after todays meeting,
    please feel free to e-mail me here at school or
    write a note in your childs folder.

The first 10 days!
  • The first 10 days will be half days.
  • Your child will be dismissed from school at
  • During these half days, your child will have the
    chance to transition into the Big School.
  • We will get to know the school, learn the
    classroom routine and get to know each other.
  • This will also allow us to do home visits in the

Home Visits
  • Home visits are completely optional.
  • We will come for a short 15 minute visit to give
    you the opportunity to ask any questions that you
    may have about Kindergarten.
  • This also gives your child the opportunity to see
    his or her teachers outside of the classroom.

Daily Communication Folder
  • Your child will need to bring their folder to
    school every day. This is a easy way for us to
    communicate with each other.
  • The communication log shows your childs daily
  • Please sign daily and make any notes that you
    need to communicate with us.

Discipline Policy
  • Our school has a set of rules that will help us
    have a safe and inviting classroom.
  • We will be discussing the rules and developing
    our class mission statement during the first few
    days of school.

Discipline Policy
  • Each class has a discipline system of flipping
    tickets when they break a rule.
  • Your child will have a happy face ?, one green,
    one yellow, and one red ticket. When he or she
    breaks a rule, he or she will flip a ticket.
  • Every child will have the opportunity to flip his
    or her ticket back to a happy face if behavior
    has improved.
  • An explanation of your childs daily behavior
    will be flagged in the communication log.

  • Reading will be taught using different
    approaches-Shared reading (whole group big
    books, poems, chants, etc.) Guided reading
    (small groups) Individual reading
  • Reading lessons and many of our writing
    activities will come from nursery rhymes,
    traditional stories, songs, or poetry.
  • Most math lessons will involve hands-on learning
  • Daily writing will be taught through the Writing
    Workshop approach.

Focus Words
  • Kindergarten focus words are the words we are
    learning to recognize, spell, and use in our
    daily reading and writing activities.
  • Kindergarten students have 25 words they need to
    know before the end of the year.
  • A list of these words is in your childs packets.

Reading Logs
  • The most important thing you can do to help your
    child at home is to read with or to him/her every
  • Your child will be bringing home class books the
    SECOND nine weeks or sooner to read.
  • Read daily with your child.
  • Once your child begins bringing home books,
    record the books your child reads at home in
    his/her Reading Log each night. Please return
    the Reading Log and book inside the provided bag.

Weekly Skills-Progress Report
  • At the end of each week, a progress report will
    be sent home in your childs folder.
  • Your child will be assessed weekly to see if
    he/she can demonstrate the skills/concepts
    introduced that week.
  • If your child continuously can not demonstrate
    targeted skills-it will be time to set up a
  • After reviewing your childs progress, please
    sign and return the report in your childs folder.

Report Cards
  • Report cards will be sent home 3 times a year and
    will be placed in your childs folder at the end
    of each grading period.
  • Please be sure to look over your childs report
    card, sign the yellow card and return the
    envelope to school ASAP.
  • Remember-I am here for you as a resource for your
    childs learning! I am always willing to help!

Lunch and Snack
  • We will go to lunch at 1212 (Mross) and 1216
    (Tripp) each day.
  • When you send in money with your child, please
    put it in a sealed envelope or a ziplock baggie
    labeled with your childs name.
  • Students may purchase ice cream or a slushy on
  • Provide a healthy snack for your child everyday.

Field Trips
  • Kindergarten is planning several fieldtrips for
    this school year.
  • Air Traffic Control Tower MCAS Cherry Point
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Mayflower Ferry Trip
  • Naval Hospital
  • The Farm
  • Fort Macon Beach

Field Trips
  • Understand that some places we visit limit the
    number of chaperones due to availability of
    tickets, etc.
  • According to county policy, all chaperones will
    need to provide their own transportation for
    field trips.
  • We ask that parents not bring younger siblings on
    field trips as this is a special time for you and
    your kindergartener.

  • All medications must be administered by the
    school nurse. This includes cough drops and chap
    stick. Any medication must have a form completed
    by your childs physician. Forms can be obtained
    from the school nurse.

Parent Volunteers
  • Craven County policy states that all parent
    volunteers must complete a volunteer orientation.
    This may require a background check and
  • Homeroom Moms or Dads are needed to help with
    special events that take place throughout the
  • A library volunteer is needed to take the
    children to the library once a week to return and
    check out books.

  • We will be happy to help celebrate your childs
    birthday at school. Please let me know in
    advance if you would like to do something special
    for your child.
  • School Board policy states that most items should
    be store bought (frosting, etc.) to ensure safety.

Other Information
  • We are on a rotating schedule for specials this
    year. We will have Art, Music, P.E., and Computer
  • Scholastic book orders-make checks payable to the
    book company. The order forms will go home
    periodically throughout the year. This is a
    great way to get books on your childs reading
    level and it helps us get books for our class.
  • We will be using Weekly Readers as part of our
    guided reading program. There is a letter in
    your childs packet with more information.

More information
  • I will send home a monthly calendar with events
    on it. This calendar will also have our specials
    rotation on it. Put it up on your refrigerator! ?
  • Check our web page every month. I will update at
    the beginning of each month.
  • Instead of a traditional Show-n-Tell, we have
    daily share time after center and writing times.

Even More Information
  • Please complete the lunch form in your childs
    packet. Our school is allocated Federal money
    based on the percentage of free/reduced
  • Please complete the sheet about your childs
    personality characteristics in your childs
    packet and return them as soon as possible.
  • Please make sure that you sign in on your
    teachers attendance sheet and complete the
    Important Sheet before you leave.

  • 245 pm - Dismissal for walkers and daycare van
  • 250 pm Dismissal for car riders, bike riders,
    and AWE after-school care. Parents need to
    display the car rider sign in their car visor.
  • If there is a change in the way your child goes
    home, please send a note in your childs folder
    or call the school office with that information.

Thank you for coming!
  • Thank you in advance for all your support this
    year! I am certain that we are going to have an
    AWE-some school-year!
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