Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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
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
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
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!
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