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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten Maplebrook Elementary

Welcome to KindergartenMaplebrook Elementary
Front Office Principal Marcia Reineking Asst.
Principal Annette Nevermann Counselor Jana
McClain Registrar Deedra Wilcox Nurse Donna
Liptak Kindergarten Team Stacy Berger Kim
Berger Peggy Clarey Lisa Cruz Lisa Sonnier
  • The school day begins at 750. Please try to have
    your child here on time. The tardy bell rings at
    805. If your child is tardy he/she must go to
    the office to get a tardy slip before going to
  • The building will not open until 730 in the
    morning and there will be no supervision before
    then. Parents may drop off at the early childhood
    wing or cafeteria side of the building. If your
    child will be eating breakfast at school, it will
    start at 730 and end at 755.

Daily Schedule
  • 750-810 Arrival, unpack, lunch choices,
    morning work, pledge and announcements
  • 810-825 Calendar
  • 825-910 Math Investigations
  • 910-940 Math Centers
  • 940-950 Snack
  • 950-1030 Reading Block Begins Shared Reading,
    Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Phonics,
    Writing, Poetry, and Centers

Daily Schedule Cont.
  • 1030-1040 Read Aloud
  • 1040-1110 Lunch
  • 1110-1140 Recess
  • 1140-1205 Rest Time
  • 1205-1255 Continue Reading Block
  • 1255-135 Science/Social Studies
  • 135-150 Clean up, stack and pack
  • 150 Dismissal

Kindergarten Lunch
  • Lunch will be approximately 30 minutes each day.
  • S. Berger K. Berger1040, Clarey Cruz1045,
  • Every student will be issued a lunch account
    number. The number will be your childs school id
    number. Please help your child memorize his/her

Lunch Cont.
  • You may deposit money into your childs account
    online or send the money to school in an envelope
    with your childs name and acct. on the front.
  • Breakfast1.30 Lunch2.00
  • Please label lunch boxes with your childs name.

Lunch Cont.
  • You are welcome to have lunch with your child on
    Fast Fridays. However, we ask that you refrain
    from visiting for the first 2 weeks of school.
    This will make the period of adjustment at school
    go more smoothly.
  • You may bring food from home or fast food
    restaurant for your child only. Bringing food in
    for another child is not allowed.

  • Parents are not allowed to send in cupcakes or
    treats for their childs birthday. If you would
    like to do something special for your childs
    birthday during the school day, you may purchase
    ice cream from the cafeteria for the entire
    class. The ice cream will be passed out during
    lunch. Ice cream is .75 each.

Visiting MBE
  • Upon visiting MBE, please remember to always
    check in at the front office and get a visitors
    sticker before going anywhere in the building.
    You will need your drivers license. This is for
    the safety and protection of all MBE students.

  • Kindergarten school day ends at 150. Please be
    on time to pick up your child. All kindergarten
    car riders are dismissed at the early childhood
    wing side of the building by the track and soccer
  • Please make sure you have a yellow car rider sign
    with your childs name written in BOLD, black
    writing. The sign goes in the front windshield
    and it really helps expedite the car rider
    dismissal process.

Dismissal cont.
  • At 205, all car riders who havent been picked
    up will be taken to the office. You may pick up
    your child there.
  • If your child is going to be a bus rider, please
    be on time at the bus stop. If no one is there,
    the bus driver will bring your child back to

Change in Transportation
  • If there is ever a change in transportation,
    please notify your childs teacher in writing. We
    cannot change a students transportation unless
    we have a note from a parent. Also, if someone
    different is picking up your child, their name
    must be on the release form in the office. Your
    child will not be released to anyone whose name
    is not on the information card.

Forms of Communication
  • Daily Folders Students will bring home a daily
    folder for you to look through each night. There
    will be a calendar/conduct sheet, class work, and
    sometimes important letters to parents. Conduct
    sheets need to be initialed by parents every
  • Lisa.cruz_at_humble.k12.tx.us
  • 281-641-2965
  • www.humbleisd.net/mbe
  • www.humbleisd.net/mbe
  • Before you leave today, please sign up to get
  • district alerts via email/text messages. You
    will also need to sign up for the MBE Email group
    to receive the school newsletter every week. This
    will also allow you to receive important news
    from our campus. You may sign up in the computer
    lab or in your childs classroom.

School Supplies
  • If you did not order your childs kindergarten
    school supplies through EPI please pick up a
    supply list in the front office.
  • Please try to get the supplies to school as soon
    as possible. You do not need to label the

  • Each child will be assessed at the beginning of
    the year. They will be tested on letter
    identification, concepts about print, and
    phonemic awareness. The results from these
    assessments will be discussed during mandatory
    parent conferences in October.
  • In December, we will begin testing for sight word
    recognition, how many words they can write/spell
    correctly, sentence dictation and reading level.
  • Lastly, each child will be assessed again on each
    component to check for progression and if
    benchmarks have been met.

Snacks/Rest Time/Recess
  • Please send boxed or packaged snacks for our
    class. Each student will be given the same snack
    around 930.
  • Snack Ideas Goldfish, pretzels, graham crackers,
    bagged popcorn, animal crackers, etc.
  • We will have a short rest time for the first few
    weeks of school after recess. Please send in a
    labeled towel or small blanket with your child on
    the first day of school. We will send them home
    with your child each Friday to be washed over the
    weekend. Please return them the following Monday.
    Your childs teacher will inform you when rest
    time has ended.
  • Please send a labeled water bottle with your
    child each day for recess.

Things to Work on at Home
  • Practice writing his/her name w/only the first
    letter capitalized
  • Recognition of upper and lower case letters
  • Letter sounds
  • Counting from 0-100
  • Number recognition from 0-20
  • Sorting objects basic patterns (AB, ABB)
  • Experience with using pencils, crayons, scissors,
    and glue
  • Tying shoes, zipping coats, and buttoning
  • Read to your child on a daily basis

  • Before you leave, please fill out red forms and
    nametags and turn them in to your childs
    teacher. Well also be happy to answer any
    questions you may have.
  • We look forward to a partnership to ensure a
    successful, quality educational experience for
    your child in kindergarten!
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