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Kindergarten

One Week to Kindergarten!

Hello Kindergarten Families,

Can you believe school is almost here- one more week to go!

Miss Guevara and I have been happily preparing our classroom and are so excited to begin this new learning adventure with you and your children! We also hope you have received our postcard in the mail and look forward to seeing you in one week’s time!

A few things to note:

Gradual Entry-Schedule & Groups were emailed mid-August. Please let us know if you did not receive it. Please note that even though masks are not mandatory for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, the children will be learning how to handle their masks and wash their hands properly throughout gradual entry. There will also be hand sanitizing stations in the school and in our classroom so children can sanitize their hands whenever they need to.

First Day of School-Please know your child’s gradual entry group (see e-mail). There is only one hour of school on the first day! Group A will have class from 8:45-9:45 and Group B will follow from 10:00-11:00. Parents are asked to leave campus and return for their child’s pick-up.

As we are learning new routines, your child is welcome to bring a backpack on their first day of school but nothing else is needed. Your child does NOT need a snack for the first day of school. Please send a snack and bottle of water starting on Wednesday, September 8th (for Group A) and Thursday, September 9th (for Group B).

Arrival and Dismissal-In Kindergarten, parents are expected to park their car and walk their child to the Kindergarten portable when dropping them off to school. For dismissal, the same procedure also applies. Please park your car and wait outside the Kindergarten portable (under the covered area) for your child to be dismissed from the classroom. More detailed information about school arrival and dismissal procedures will be shared in a Moorehead Message video that will be sent home via email on Sept. 3rd.  Please watch for this email.

Items requested- by Friday, September 17th:

  • Proper backpack (please no “rolly” backpacks as they take up too much space in our shared cubby)
  • Homework folder (found at Dollarama, Staples, etc. for notices & duo-tangs)
    • Please see the attached photo examples (at the bottom) for your reference.
  • Lunch Bag
  • Water bottle
  • Rain boots (to stay at school)
  • Rain jacket (to stay at school)
  • Runners (to stay at school)
  • Extra change of clothes (to stay at school)
    • Please make sure to include a shirt, pants, socks and underwear in a large labelled Ziplock bag.
  • Gym Bag (to stay at school)
    • This is a cloth drawstring bag that will be used to hold your child’s gym shoes. It will be given out on the first day of school to be decorated (glitter, markers, stickers etc.) and sent back to school the following week.
  • 16″ x 20″ White Canvas (for a yearlong art project- found at Dollarama, Michaels, etc.)
  • Headphones in a labelled, freezer ziplock bag (for the listening center)
  • Beach towel or blanket in a reusable tote bag as it will be kept in your child’s cubby throughout the school year (for quiet time)
  • 4”x 6” family photo in a frame (for our classroom)
  • 4”x 6” photo of your child (for the school’s birthday wall—no frame, just labelled with their name and birthday on back)
  • A box of tissues and small hand sanitizer

Blog- Kindergarten’s weekly blog will be updated every weekend to prepare you for the week to come. Please check the blog for the week at a glance as well as for any important information: https://www.stpaulschool.ca/classes/kindergarten/

Class Dojo – Class Dojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages. We will be creating our Kindergarten 2021-22 class profile in the coming week so please be sure to check your emails to join our classroom!

E-mailing– When e-mailing the teachers, please be sure to include BOTH teachers- jwu@stpaulschool.ca and cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

We look forward to a wonderful school year together.

With love,

Miss Wu & Miss Guevara

 

 

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