• PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

    We will have our Fall Conferences on Monday, September 23rd and Wednesday, September 25th.  Please return the form ASAP.  I look forward to meeting with you all.

     

    FALL BREAK

    Our fall break will be Monday, October 7-11.  I hope everyone has a wonderful break!

     

    ATTENDANCE

    It is imperative that your child come to school (unless sick), be on time, and appoitments should be after school if possible.  

     

    MORNINGS
    If your child is going to eat breakfast in the mornings at school, please make sure he/she is here no later than 7:45AM.  Students must be here by 7:50AM or they will be tardy.  Also, students should be able to walk into the building independently.  Thank you for your help with this matter.

     

    CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

    There is going to be a change in our schedule.  We are now going to have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on these days.  

     

    HOMEWORK

    Please encourage your child to do complete homework neatly and correctly.  Homework is as follows:

    Monday night-leveled reader books:  please have your child read multiple times, parent signs the books, and return to school

    Monday-Thursday nights: fluency homework

    Tuesday-Thursday nights:  read bear book, sign page, and return book and clip to school

     

    KINDERGARTEN LEVELED READERS
    Each week, students must read at least 2 leveled readers to me.  I require
    students to read to me so I can check for fluency, comprehension, sight word
    recognition, and various other reading skills.  We practice these stories
    during our learning station rotations, however, some students need extra
    practice.  Please have your child read to you nightly. 

     

    ATTENDANCE
    It is very important for your child to attend school every day unless he/she
    is sick.  Please make doctor, dentist, and other appointments after school if
    possible. 

     

    PTO-PLEASE GET INVOLVED!
    Parents, I am encouraging you to become involved with our PTO.  They do SO
    MUCH for our school and for our classroom.  I would like to see more parents
    attend our monthly meeting and volunteer to help with upcoming events.   

    P.E.
    Please remember that students have P.E. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Your
    child MUST wear tennis shoes in order to participate.

    DATA WALL
    In order to show our progress in Kindergarten, we now have a data wall
    outside our classroom.  There are 4 colors for the data wall:  blue
    (advanced), green (proficient), yellow (basic), and red (below basic).  The
    advanced scores are 100-90, proficient scores are 89-80, basic scores are 79-
    70, and below basic scores are 69 and below.  Every time your child takes a
    test, we will discuss the test score and he/she will move their card to the
    appropriate chart.  Therefore, from now on your child will receive a ‘grade’
    on every test.  All information is confidential.  I have explained to
    students not to tell anyone, other than family, where their card is located. 
    I encourage you to ask your child about the data wall.  There is a picture
    under the links tab for you to view.  If you have any questions, please feel
    free to contact me.   

    RED FOLDERS
    Parents, please look through your child's folder every night.  Please
    send all money in envelopes and place in your child's red folder.  I check
    these in the mornings.

    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
    Our school is collecting box tops for education. We receive 10 cents for
    every box top collected.  Thank you for helping our school!

    RECYCLE
    We have a Yorkville Paper Bin located in the back of the school.  If
    possible, please discard ALL cardboard, magazines, papers, boxes, etc. into
    the bin.