Thursday, August 3, 2017

Welcome to Kindergarten Family Letter and Supply List

                                   August 4, 2017
Dear Families,

    Welcome to kindergarten!  The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time.  We look forward to working with you and your child.  As a parent, you are the most important person in your child’s life, and we need to work together for your child’s benefit.  We need your support with academic goals, parent/teacher communication, and helping your child be organized for their day at school.
    In kindergarten we will have a scheduled snack time lasting about 10 minutes. Parents need to provide snacks for their child.  This is a great time for students to have a nourishing, wholesome, no/low sugar snack to keep them feeling good for the important work they are doing at school.  This shouldn’t be a substitute for breakfast or lunch.  We have no refrigeration.  Please remember to pack cooler packs and utensils if needed.  Review with your child what’s in their lunchbox.  It is helpful for them to know what is meant for their snack or lunch.  Breakfast, snack and/or lunch can be purchased at school.  Your child can bring a water bottle to school.
    We have developed several checklists of supplies you’ll need at home or school to help your child transition more easily.  We recommend that you label everything.  Label snack foods, clothes, footwear, backpacks, etc.  We ask that all personal toys stay at home.
    Finally, all of your preparation and organization is important.  It will go a long way in helping your child be successful at school.  This will be a great year!  Thank you for your support and if there are any questions write a note, email, or call us at school, 434-2461.


                           Ms. Darling,  Mrs. Gilbar and Mrs. Mumford

School Supplies to bring to school:     
  • Labeled headphones for your child’s personal use                  
  • 1 laminated folder
  • Expo dry erase markers (low odor)  fine tip & bullet or chisel
  • Glue sticks                                     
  • Scotch tape                             
  • Pencils (#2) Ticonderoga
  • 1 package of thin washable markers
  • 1 package of thick washable markers
  • 1 - 100% cotton t-shirt (your child’s size) for a tie-dye project at beginning of year
Labeled on collar with permanent marker

These will be shared materials so there is no need to label (except for t-shirt).  
(If this poses a financial hardship please be assured that we will have extras.)

Classroom wish list of supplies: (If you are able to donate any of these items to our classrooms please bring to orientation or send in when school begins.  Thank you.)
o   gallon size ziplock bags                     o   large white paper plates (9in.)
o   quart size ziplock bags            o   small white paper plates
o   brown paper lunch bags                     o   plastic spoons and forks
o   craft sticks (popsicle stick width)    o    stickers

What your child needs to bring to school everyday:
o   A large backpack (name inside)
o   Non-marking sneakers for Physical Education (labeled with name)
    Sneakers are recommended Kindergarten footwear
o   A labeled morning snack with utensil- if needed
o   A labeled lunch with utensil- if needed
o   A labeled water bottle  (if desired)
o   Home/School Communication Folder (We will place a home/school
label on the laminated folder you bring in.)
o   Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather

Snack and Lunch Food Ideas:
o   bagels  (bite size pieces) o   raisins
o   cut up cheese o   small sandwiches
o   crackers                                              o   applesauce (4 oz.)
o   pretzels                                               o   cut up vegetables
o   graham crackers                                  o   cut up fruit
o   yogurt (4 oz.)                                

Please do not send in candy, chips, soda, or sugary drinks.  Thank you.