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Welcome to our kindergarten website!

Welcome to our kindergarten website!

Regular daily SCHEDULE


Early Birds: 8:00 - 11:53

Late Owls: 9:30 - 1:23, except Wednesdays 8:00 - 11:53

NOTE: All kindergarteners attend school on Wednesdays 8:00-11:53 

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Please Label

Please remember to label your child s jackets, sweatshirts, tote bag, hats etc. with their name so items are sure to make it back home.

character counts!

Each month we will be focusing on an important character trait that helps our students develop core ethical values. (i.e. Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Trustworthiness)  All month long teachers will be looking for students who demonstrate this character trait in their classrooms. At the end of every month one student who exemplifies that month's character trait, will be selected to be their classroom's "Champion of the Month". This is an important honor.  We will let you know ahead of time if your child is chosen so you can attend the morning flag salute when your child is recognized!  

HATS OFF TO OUR CHAMPIONS!

 

 

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Writing

You can support your child's writing by helping him practice writing his name correctly, making sure that his name begins with a capital and the rest of the letters are lowercase.

This practice is most effective when completed with your child. That way you can help him form his letters correctly and make sure that all of letters are started at the top. 

Encourage your child to sing the handwriting song that we sing in our classrooms to help him remember where to start his letters.

 

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Drop off and Pick Up Information - M, T, TH, F

Early Birds 8:00-11:53

Drop off is at the line numbers in the back of the school for flag salute. You will learn your child's line number on the first day of school. Pick-up is in front of the school at colored lines. Use the bus lane and car signs to pick up your child. It is a valet style of pick up.

Late Owls 9:30-1:23

Drop off is in front of the school at colored lines. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before school begins. Pick up is also in front of the school on colored lines. It is a valet style of pick up.

LINE COLORS

Clarke - White line

Schofield - Green line

McLaren - Yellow line

Russell (TK) - Blue line

FYI

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Kindergarten

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The 2017-18 Kindergarten Team

Mrs. Clarke (Rm 7)

Mrs. McLaren (Rm 2)

Mrs. Schofield (Rm 1)

Time for Parent Conferences

We look forward to seeing you at parent conferences next week!  

 

Parent Conferences

Monday Oct. 30 - Friday Nov. 3

No School Monday Nov. 1

 

All Kinder students on a minimum day schedule 

8:00-11:35am

Pick up in the main parking lot

 

PARENT CONFERENCE TIPS

Before the conference

  • Ask your child how she feels about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that he wants you to talk about with his teacher.
  • Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help her.
  • Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher.
  • Prepare a list of questions such as:
  • 1. What are my child's strongest and weakest areas?
    2. Does my child participate in class?
    3. Does my child seem happy at school?
    4. What can I do at home to help?

During the conference

  • Be on time for the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours.
  • Relax and be yourself.
  • Ask questions that are important to you.
  • Ask for explanations of anything you don't understand
  • Ask your child's teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.

After the conference

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
  • Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
  • Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.

 

 

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Calendar of Events

READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Reading is important

  • Children learn about the importance of reading as they watch family members use reading and writing for everyday purposes.

  • Children see you reading and writing in everyday life – reading for pleasure, sharing a story with your child, using a recipe, making a shopping list, writing a birthday card or reading street signs. This teaches them that reading and writing are useful skills in today’s world. 

  • Reading with your child at home will help your child in all learning areas of school.

What you can do at home to help

  • Read aloud to children. It helps them to learn the language of books and will encourage them to enjoy books and reading.

  • Talk about books, read together and make reading an enjoyable, shared activity.

  • Make sure there is a wide range of reading material for your child at home, both fiction and non-fiction.

  • Try not to let television intrude on reading time. Make a special time for reading with your child, away from interruption.

  • Give books as treats and presents. 

What to read and do

  • Tell and re-tell stories of all kinds including favorite stories, fairy tales, movie plots, local news items and family history.

  • Play games such as “I spy... something beginning with d”.

  • Read comics, magazines, short stories, poems and rhymes, including nursery rhymes.

  • Read directions and signs when driving and shopping.

  • Read and write notes and letters to family members.

  • Play board games together and read the rules.

And do remember...

  • Discuss the meaning of stories and words.

  • Let your child see you enjoy reading.

  • Visit and use a library near you. 

  • Enjoy the time spent reading with your child – it should be fun!!!         :)

Image Sources:

Kindergarten Banner - WorldArtsMe

Kids in a Row - clipartix.com

String Around Finger - clipart kid.com

Strawberry - pixabay.com

Lost and Found  - cliparts.co

All others: - openclipart.com (free public domain)

Resources

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

TEACHER EMAILS

Amy Clarke      

Chris McLaren

Kylie Schofield  

        

  

 

WEEKLY REMINDERS

WEEKLY REMINDERS

EVERY WED. - Recycle Day (bring cans and plastic bottles to morning flag salute)

EVERY WED. - Library Day  Remember to return your books each week. :)

EVERY THURS. - Champion Folders go home with your child (please sign and return)

EVERY THURS. - "Mr. Healy Day"  PTA Funded Music Program for kindergarteners

EVERY FRI. - Spirit Day (wear Chaparral spirit wear or your favorite sports jersey/shirt),

EVERY FRI. - Homework Due

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Recycling News

TRASH TO TREASURE: Our school earns thousands of dollars every year with our school-wide recycling program. Please save your aluminum cans and plastic bottles for our collection and bring them to the flag salute on Wednesdays.
 
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If you would like to contribute to your child’s classroom 

We are always in need of treasure box items for our Goodie Wall   :)

Please also see the specialized "Wish List" items that your child's teacher has posted on her door.  

Thanks so much for your support!

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Number Poems

The following poems help us remember how to form the numbers correctly:

 

0 - Around and around and around we go – now we have the number zero.

1 - Down the slide it's lots of fun...that's the way you make a one!

2 - A candy cane, a tail for you...that's the way you make a two!

3 - Around a tree... around a tree... that's the way you make a three.

4 - Down...across... (lift pencil up) and down some more, that's the way you make a four.

5 - Down and around, jump up to dive, that's the way you make a five!

6 - Start at the top...mix and mix...that's the way you make a six!

7 - Across the sky and down from heaven...that's the way you make a seven!

8 - Make an S and close the gate...that's the way you make an eight!

9 - Make a loop, dive down the line...that's the way you make a nine!

WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ARE PART OF THE CHAPARRAL FAMILY

We are very pleased to have your family be a part of our kindergarten community and look forward to working with you during the upcoming year.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns. 

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