Posted on 23 August 2013.
Welcome Kindergarten Families!
I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for a fabulous new year. Sending your child to kindergarten is a big milestone for both children and their parents. Our teachers and PTA have made plans to make this transition as smooth as possible.
FIRST DAY PROCEDURES:
Bring your child to the Multi-Purpose Room on Monday, August 26 at 9:00 AM. The teachers and I will be there ready to greet you. After a few moments, I will introduce each teacher, who will hold up a sign so everybody can easily see her. You and your child will follow the teacher into the classroom so the grownups can see the classroom and say goodbye. At that time, if your child will be leaving with somebody other than you or the Adventure Time teacher, please tell the teacher who that will be. (Writing a note or an email would also be helpful). As soon as the teacher gives you the signal, please join other kindergarten parents, your PTA hosts and me in the library for coffee and conversation. Although you might find yourself magnetically drawn back to the classroom, please do not go back inside that day.
Your child will be released at 1:30 PM. If you are picking him/her up yourself, please meet the class on the playground. Your child’s teacher will match each student with the appropriate adult (you, the designee you mentioned at the beginning of school, or the Adventure Time staff member). If you are unexpectedly delayed and will not be able to pick up your child on time, please call the school office at 451-5900 to let us know.
SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS:
Beginning the second day of school, teachers will escort their students to the classrooms at 8:35. It is a good idea to be here around 8:25 so that your child has an opportunity to play a little and enjoy free time with friends. Students will continue to be released at 1:30 PM through Friday, September 6. After that date, they will be dismissed at 2:45.
Teachers will organize snacks for the first week of school. After that, the room parent will create a schedule indicating who brings snacks for a week for each class. The teachers ask that you send your child with a lunch for the first few weeks (in a labeled lunch box). Later, if you want to purchase lunch for your child, the cost will be $2.25. Milk is available for $.40.
LATE DROP TO SCHOOL OR LEAVING EARLY?
Please do not go directly to your child’s classroom. Always stop in the office where the administrative assistant, Ms. Vicky, will help you and your child.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Tomorrow, August 24th from 11-1, families will be here to meet and enjoy each other’s company. Refer to the school’s website for more information: http://www.crockerschool.org
Enjoy the last few days of summer, and we’ll see you Monday at 9:00 AM!
-Joci Kelleher (Principal) and the Kindergarten Team: Ms. Henry, Ms. Shannon, Ms. C. and Ms. Foster