Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- How will I know how my child is doing in school?
- What should my child be working on currently?
- How does the kindergarten curriculum meet the needs of all children?
- What should I do if my child is going to go home a different way than normal?
- When does my child have gym so that I can send them in gym shoes?
- What can my child bring for a snack?
How will I know how my child is doing in school?
Each week there will be a newsletter that reviews all of the activities that were done that particular week. Use this as a
guide to talk to your child about what they are learning in school and how they feel about their own progress. Please be
assured that any major issues in the classroom will be dealt with in a timely manner. If this is the case, you will be
contacted immediately. We have a parent/teacher conference in November. If you have not signed up for a time, please contact
me via phone or e-mail as soon as possible to assure a slot. There is also a half-day of school in February when I can meet
with parents on an as-needed basis. Also, I can set up a meeting with you any time that you or I feel it is necessary in addition
to the scheduled conferences. Please also look on Teacherease every month or so to see if there have been any new assessment
grades added. Your child's grade for the assessment should give you an idea as to if they are meeting grade level standards for
that area. Call or e-mail me if you have any other questions or concerns.
What should my child be working on currently?
Please refer to the pages, 'What Does My Child Do All Day' and the reading, math, science, and social studies curriculum pages as well as the weekly newsletters.
How does the kindergarten curriculum meet the needs of all children?
All children must work to meet the state standareds in each subject area. Children of all levels are challenged in kindergarten. All
children are reading and writing at their own level. Because of this, all student feel success and are challenged at the same
time. The students all read one-on-one, in groups, partners, and with the whole class as well as with older reading buddies.
Writing is also done individually, as a whole class, and occasionally in groups. Math activities are broken up into
individual work, partner work, and group work. Any child who has mastered a skill will not be expected to continue working on that
particular skill. They will be moving on to the next skills in that area. You can find more information on the page, 'What Does
My Child Do All Day'.
What should I do if my child is going to go home a different way than normal?
If your child is going home with someone different, that person MUST be listed in the office as an alternate pick up person. A
note also MUST be given to the teacher. If your child is going to get picked up instead of taking the bus, a note is also
When does my child have gym so that I can send them in gym shoes?
Refer to the class schedule page.
What can my child bring for a snack?
You can send anything that is HEALTHY. Crackers, pretzels, plain popcorn, yogurt, fruit, veggies, etc. No junk food will be
allowed such as cookies, chips, candy, etc. Snack time if 2-5 minutes each day, so please send in a small snack so your child
isn't disappointed that they can't eat it all. Also, only spill proof water bottles are allowed in the classroom. Juice spills
and ruins papers and supplies that are on the table. Water must be in a bottle with a pop-up top or sippee lid for minimal
spilling (no screw on caps). For birthdays, your child is allowed to bring in treats, but they MUST be individually wrapped for
each child. This is due to allergies. A child that has food allergies can take their treat home, since it is wrapped, and their
parents can decide if they can eat it or not. Any snacks or birthday treats that do not fit these guidelines will have to be sent
back home due to the school's policy.