Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten! We hope you had a fun and relaxing summer!!

Below you will find some information regarding the policies and procedures in Kindergarten. Please keep this information handy. 

Communication:

Each child will have a Home/School Folder that will be used to transport ‘mail’ to and from school each day. Please check and empty this folder daily as all members of our school community communicate with families via backpack. If you have a note for us (or someone else in the school community), please put it in their Home/School Folder. At school, each folder will be checked daily and mail will be delivered as marked. If you have concern that something that you sent may not have been received just send an email and we will check on the item.

 

You may also e-mail Miss Tracy at trosenberg@lowerlab.org (K-101) and Miss Sophia at sobrien@lowerlab.org (K106) with any questions or comments. E-mail is a great way to communicate; however, notes regarding dismissal and other time sensitive matters MUST be sent via backpack as we have limited access to a computer during school hours.

 

Morning Arrival and Dismissal: PLEASE REFER TO LETTERS SENT HOME OVER THE SUMMER FROM THE MAIN OFFICE.  (If needed, feel free to request these letters from Gina in the main office.)

 

Absences: Please notify the school teacher AND the office if your child is absent. A doctor’s note is required after 3 consecutive days of absence. Moreover, if you are planning a trip that will require your child to miss 3 or more consecutive days, please send in a copy of your itinerary PRIOR to your departure. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

 

Snack & Water Bottles: Each child is required to bring their own snack and water bottle to school everyday. Please keep snack separate from your child’s lunch and clearly label it as a snack and include your child’s name. Inside the classroom, the snacks are stored separate from their lunches. When packing your child’s snack, please keep in mind that students will only have approximately 10-15 minutes to eat.

 

Lunch: Children may bring their own lunch or choose to get a hot lunch from school. If a child has a severe food allergy, there is a separate table available in the cafeteria.

 

Birthdays: As your child’s birthday approaches, you can email us to set up a day and time for your child to share a small, sweet treat with the class (something easy to pass out: mini-cupcakes, donuts, brownies etc.) Please, NO CAKES! Also, please provide napkins for the snack.  Usually a member of the birthday child’s family reads a story to the class while the children eat their snack. Your child can choose the story or you can surprise us! Please do not bring any decorations or candles. Keep in mind, in-class birthday celebrations are short and simple (10-15 minutes) towards the end of the day around 1:45-2:00 PM.  Children who eat gluten-free or with food allergies, should bring their own special snack to keep in the classroom for birthday celebrations to avoid any issues.

 

Change of Clothes: Each child will need a change of clothing that will be kept in the classroom in case of accidents. Please send underwear, socks, long pants and a shirt in a baggie marked with your child’s name ASAP. We will keep their change of clothes for the entire year, so please avoid sending shorts, skirts etc. All the items can be rolled up and tucked into a Ziploc bag!

*Please label your child’s jacket(s), sweatshirt(s), sweater(s), backpack, lunchbox, water bottle and anything else with his or her name and class number. Items that are labeled have a far greater chance of making their way back to the classroom!  Items that are lost and found are kept in a bin under the windows across from main office. However, without labels, we cannot guarantee that lost items will be recovered.

 

Meet the Staff Night: Details about the Kindergarten curriculum and classroom routines/procedures will be addressed during Meet the Staff night on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

 

We are both very excited about our new class of wonderful Kindergarteners! Here’s to a very successful year ahead 😊

 

Sincerely,

Miss Tracy & Miss Sophia