Weekly Update  Updated at 8/21/2017 12:51:00 PM

 

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten!

Welcome to the 2017 - 18 School Year!

I am so blessed to be on this school journey with your family. It was a pleasure meeting everyone at the New Parent Meeting. What a great group of parents!

For the first day of school, please remember:

  • TK and Kindergarten will line up in the backyard at 8:30 a.m. for a greeting and prayer. Please encourage your child to wait patiently. 
  • You are welcome to accompany us to the classroom for a brief period, to quietly take pictures and then depart.
  • Send a snack and a water bottle with your child. If your child will be attending Share and Care, please provide a lunch as well. 
  • Children not attending Share and Care will be dismissed at 12 noon from the backyard. Please wait outside the wooden gate in front of the building -- teachers will dismiss children individually. Thank you for your patience as we verify all adults picking up children. 

Sometime during the first 2 weeks of school, please provide the requested classroom supplies and a spare uniform, socks and undergarments in a labeled Ziploc bag. 

There are many ways for you to participate in TK this year. Please consider coordinating our Cooking lessons (2 times a month) or being the Art Docent (2 times a month). You can also join us as a parent chaperone for various walking field trips, help with class parties, and be a Mystery Reader! Please let me know if you are interested in any of these fun opportunities.

I look forward to a great year in TK! 

Blessings, 

Mrs. Hillenbrand

 

Dates to Remember

August 22 - First day of school! School starts in the Kindergarten backyard at 8:30 a.m. for TK and K, and is dismissed at 12 noon.

August 24 - Ice Cream Social on the main school yard. Please come!

August 30 - Back to School Night. Please attend one session in TK: 6 - 6:20 p.m. or 6:25 - 6:45 p.m., then attend the General Session at 6:50 p.m. in the Hall.

September 4 - Labor Day holiday. NO SCHOOL.

September 5 - TK & K full day schedule begins: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Please send a nap bag and a lunch (if not signed up for Choice Lunch) with your child.

September 8 - School Picture Day. Please be sure your child is wearing a white school polo or blouse with a blue school sweater or sweatshirt. 

Reminders

·       When shopping for school shoes, please consider shoes with Velcro straps instead of shoelaces (slip-on shoes are not allowed). This will help prevent the distraction and hazard of untied shoes. Please refer to the school uniform guidelines, located on the school web page, for details about permitted shoe colors and styles.

·       Students will remove their shoes and socks and put them back on independently during daily quiet time. Please practice this skill with your child until he/she feels confident.

·       Please clearly label all of your child’s belongings, including lunchboxes, uniform sweaters, sweatshirts and coats. Iron-on uniform labels are very helpful.

Schedule

During the first two weeks of school, TK and Kindergarten have an abbreviated schedule, as follows:

·       August 22 – September 1: Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12 noon. Share and Care is available from 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on these days. 

·       On Tuesday, September 5th, the regular schedule begins: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.

Students should be dropped off in the Kindergarten yard for our morning assembly.  This will be our morning drop-off procedure until further notice.