I would like to welcome you and your child to Kindergarten. I look forward to sharing this new and exciting experience with you and your child throughout the school year. We will be going on a few field trips this year to explore our community we live in. I encourage parents to participate in these field trips and at any time in the classroom setting to share in your child’s learning experiences. A monthly newsletter will be sent home to keep you informed of upcoming events and also some ideas for you to use at home to aid in the reinforcement of what your child is learning at school. Remember you can be one of your child’s greatest assets in his/her learning experience.
The first day of school I will be sending home a calendar with your child’s assigned day to provide snack for the class. If you feel you will be unable to participate in this, please write me a letter to let me know. This letter will be kept confidential and your child’s name will still appear on the snack calendar, but snack will be provided in another way. If you could provide juice and a healthy
snack (crackers, pretzels, fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks, etc.) on your child’s assigned day, it would be greatly appreciated. All food items must be store bought. Unfortunately, anything home made will not be able to be served. You may send snack to school with your child on or before their assigned snack day.
To help celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom, I ask that you provide a cake/brownie mix, a tub of frosting, juice, cups, plates and forks. We will make a cake or brownies together in the classroom to have for snack that day (I will provide eggs and oil). If your child’s birthday is during the summer or on a day that we are not in school, we will celebrate it on a different day during the school year. This day will be shown on the snack calendar. If for any reason you wish that your child not participate in a birthday celebration at school, please just let me know.
Here is a list of supplies that your child will need for the first day of school. Some items will be used for the classroom and not necessarily for your child only.
___ a 2-pocket folder ___ scissors(children’s Friskars are best) ___ 3-ring binder (1.5”)
___ 2 bottles of glue (white Elmers) ___ backpack (without wheels) ___ Expo dry erase markers
___ sneakers for gym and outside play ___ crayon box/bag
(sneakers do not need to stay in school)
I look forward and am very excited to meet you and your child in just a few short weeks. Please feel free to contact me by leaving a message at 593-5570 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions or concerns. Enjoy the remainder of your summer.