Mrs. Glasscock’s Kindergarten
Welcome to Kindergarten at Henley Elementary! I am very excited about the
coming school year, and look forward to getting to know you and your child.
There are many wonderful things that we will explore and learn in
Kindergarten. I hope to work with you to see that your child gets the most
out of our year together. Please take the time to read the following
information on classroom and school procedures.
Homework Folder: Beginning the second week of school your child will have a
daily homework folder. There will be a note explaining our homework routines
inside the folder.
Friday Folder: Every Friday, your child will come home with his/her “Henley”
folder. This folder will contain various notes, flyers, and schoolwork.
Please check the folder each weekend, sign the sheet inside, and return on
Clothing: Please label your child’s clothing with his/her name; including
sweatshirts, jackets, and coats.
Change of Clothes: Please send an extra change of clothes to school with your
child. Be sure to mark each piece of clothing with his/her name, and place
them in a bag that can be easily labeled (a gallon sized Ziploc works well).
These will be kept in the classroom in case of emergencies, and will be sent
home at the end of the year.
Snack: The school district will be providing a snack for kindergarten
students everyday. Students will be given a healthy snack to eat along with
a milk or juice. Please let me know immediately if your child has any food
Birthdays: Student birthdays will be celebrated in the classroom for each
child. The birthday child will be given a special crown to wear, a goody
bag, and will be able to choose a special snack. I ask that NO birthday
treats be sent to school.
Volunteers: I encourage and welcome volunteers in our classroom. You must
complete volunteer paperwork, including a background check, before you will
be allowed to begin volunteering. There are always dozens of things with
which you can assist us. If you do not feel comfortable in the classroom, or
cannot make it in during school hours, we could also use help preparing
materials (at home). Please let me know if you are interested in helping out
in our classroom in any way.
Star Student: Each week we will have a “Star Student” of the class. Every
child will have an opportunity to be the “Star Student” throughout the school
year. During this week s/he will be interviewed by classmates and a bulletin
board dedicated to them, telling about them and their favorite things. S/he
will also be able to bring something for show and tell, along with having a
special job of their choosing for the week. I would like to encourage you to
come have lunch with him/her at least one day during the week that your child
is the “Star”. This week is intended to help them feel special and be able
to shine. I will send home a notice on the Friday prior to your child’s
Library: We will begin visiting the school library during the second week of
school. Our first visit will help us become familiar with the library and
our routine when we visit. We will not be checking out a book during our
first visit. We will be checking out beginning the third week of school.
Visiting the Classroom & Picking Up Children: It is extremely important that
you check in at the office when coming to school for a visit, or to pick up
your child early. For safety reasons, the office needs to be aware of anyone
on school grounds. You will not be allowed to enter the classroom unless you
have checked in at the office. Also, no one may pick up your child without
your consent. You must call the office or send a note with your child.
I look forward to a fun and exciting year with you and your child. Please
don’t ever hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns you have. I
want Kindergarten to be a wonderful experience for all of us!