Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Dear Kindergarten Parents, 

Welcome to the world of Kindergarten! I am so happy you have chosen Onekama Consolidated School for your child to have their first school year experience. It will be a year full of growth for your child.

I would like our relationship this year to be a partnership. We will work together to be sure that your child has as successful a year as possible. Please provide me with your e-mail address if you have one. This is the quickest way of communication throughout the day. Do not hesitate to come to me with any questions/concerns at any time.

            This letter came home to you in a Friday folder. Beginning next week these folders will come home to you every Friday with my newsletter, your child’s work, and any other important notes. Please return empty folders as well as any completed forms/special notes to me every Monday.

            Some of you signed up to volunteer at our Kindergarten orientation. If you have not signed up but would like to volunteer please send me a note with your name, phone number, and availability. I will plan to have a volunteer schedule ready to implement in October. One of our kindergarten goals is to learn independence so all volunteers will work in the hall with 1-4 students to practice math and reading skills.

            I would like to ask for your help in regards to your child’s self care skills. Please be sure your child is able to zip and button after the bathroom. Also, it is not too early to begin practicing with winter gear. I would prefer that your child be able to dress themselves for the weather with little to no help.

            I plan to assign homework Monday through Thursday beginning in October. Your child will need a 2-pocket folder.

            I allow water bottles in our classroom. If your child would like to drink water throughout the day they can bring a spill-proof bottle to keep at their table or cubby. We will have 1 snack per day. Please provide your child with a healthy snack each day.

            I will need certain supplies depending on the themes we are working on. I will try to send home a monthly wish list for those of you who are willing to donate items to use during our units of study.

            I would like to thank-you in advance for your patience and support as we get our year underway. This first month will be a big adjustment for your child. Please provide them extra support and give them lots of praise as it is needed to help them understand the ins and outs of our classroom.

            Be sure to check out our webpage (address listed at the bottom of page) periodically throughout the year to see pictures of all the fun we are having!



Ms. Lyman

 (231) 889-5521 x438



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