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Kindergarten Welcome Letter

Mrs. Anti

Dear Families,

WELCOME to Kindergarten!  I am very excited to be working with you and your child!!! I realize that you may have many questions about kindergarten. This newsletter will hopefully answer some of your questions.

Emergency Form and Times

     School begins at 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten students need to be dropped off before school begins. If they are eating breakfast, please drop them off earlier so that they will have enough time to eat. 

     Dismissal is at 3:01. If someone other than yourself is picking up your child from school, a written note must be sent into school on that morning, giving the school your permission to do so.   Make sure that person is listed on the emergency form. If you are checking your child out of school early, you must first go to the office.

     It is extremely important that your child attends school everyday. We do understand that there are circumstances that will require your child to miss school, such as illness. If your child is absent, on their return to school, it is necessary that they bring a doctor’s note or a note stating the reason for the absence.

    Students riding to and from school on the school bus must follow school bus procedures and guidelines.

Toys and Sharing

     Due to the possibility of loss and damage, toys should not be brought to school for any reason. Each day our class has “Share Time” whereby the students can tell the class what they enjoyed during centers or some other aspect of their school day. This usually involves a writing, drawing, or a math idea that the student has created and would like to tell about. They are very proud of their “hard work” and love to share the information.

 

 

 

      Teacher and Parent Communicator Folders

     Your child’s folder should be checked nightly. The pocket on the right is for items that are to remain at home. The pocket on the left is for items that are to be returned to school on the next school day. More than likely the items on the left will need a signature. Please sign and return all required documents.


 

                       Class Rules

    • Follow Directions Quickly
    • Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak
    • Raise Your Hand for Permissions to Get out of your seat
    • Make Smart Choices
    • Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy

 

Behavior Rewards
Each child has a character ant with four Velcro dots on it. Your child is given a dot to put on their ant, when they have four dots on their ant then they will receive a skittle.  Then their number is written on the board.  If their number is on the board at the end of the day they will get a starburst.  If your child is having trouble following the rules I will let you know.


 

 School Rules

The Fish Philosophy

  1. Be There
  2. Choose Your Attitude
  3. Make Their Day
  4. Play and Have Fun

 

Playground Rules

  1. You CAN run!
  2. You CAN talk really loud!
  3. You CAN play with your friends

BUT

  1. No fighting
  2. No throwing sand, sticks, pinecones, rocks, etc.
  3. No tackling or kicking.
  4. No pulling on other children’s clothing.
  5. Always tell the duty teachers when you need to go to the bathroom or you want water. She will give you a clip. Never leave the playground without a clip.
  6. When the whistle blows, you go directly to your teacher. This signals the end of recess. No one is to remain on the play equipment.

 

Birthdays

 

Birthdays are a big deal to kindergarten children. Most students bring in treats for the class that they get to pass out. The treat is usually passed out during afternoon snack time. If you plan to send or bring in a birthday snack, (cupcakes, cookies, etc.) please send me a note ahead of time, so that I can plan accordingly.

          If your child is having a birthday party at home, and would like to invite his/her classmates, I would be happy to send the invitations home for you, provided that every child in the class is invited, or at least all of the same sex is invited, (ex. ALL the girls or ALL the boys). Please do not send in invitations for some and not for others. This causes hard feelings among the students.

 

                                            Snack Time

  • Please send a snack with your child every day to enjoy in the afternoon after rest time. If you DO NOT send in a snack then your child will not have anything to eat in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

             FYI

  • Everyday students are to come to school dressed in school uniform.
  • Please send a complete change of clothes for your child. (Do

not send a school uniform. Please included socks and underwear

with the clothing. Enclose all items in a Ziploc bag, with your

child's name on it. Please label your child's school bag, coat,

sweater, hat, etc., with his or her name.

  • When sending money to school, it should always be in an envelope with your child’s name on the outside and the purpose for the money.
  • Each child must have a school bag, NO ROLLERS PLEASE.
  • When making a book club order, always make out the check to

that particular book club.

                        A Time for Children                 

     Your child is special, rare, and unique. I want them to LOVE Kindergarten and come away with positive memories for a lifetime. They should feel happy, feel good about themselves and school, and work cooperatively with others. I want them to have a love of books and a desire to read for entertainment, as well as learn new information. 

If at anytime you need to speak with me concerning your child, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can send me a note, call the school @ 985-643-1605 or email me as jennifer.anti@stpsb.org. I will respond within 24 hours. If you have access to a computer, please visit our class website. You can access our classroom news via the Internet. Just go to our schools website at: http://floridaavenueelementary.stpsb.org/. Then on the left side go to the link Faculty/Staff. Click this link and then go to Jennifer Anti. Click my name. I will make every attempt to update the website as needed.

Finally, let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each of you for sharing your most prized possession with me. I will try my very best to make each and every day a joyous and fun-filled learning experience for your child.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Anti