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Kindergarten Team

Ms. Schild and Ms. Beninga

Volunteers Requirements

We love our volunteers! We appreciate all of the wonderful parents and grandparents who touch the lives of our students each day. Volunteers are the reason our Kindergarten program is so successful. 

Please go to the district web site for further information and to download the appropriate forms needed to complete the fingerpinting process. This can take some time so we strongly encourage families to start the process as soon as possible.

 

California law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for curricular and extracurricular activities. However, as you are aware, due to state budget cut backs, schools can no longer afford to fund many of these activities. Therefore, we are requesting voluntary donations from parents to offset the costs of these programs. Parents are not required to make donations and all students may participate in extracurricular activities regardless of whether their parents make a donation. You are not required to purchase the items listed below. For additional information, please visit the CUSD link on Student Fees.

Kindergarten Main Page

1st Day Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation

On the First Day of School, Monday, August 15th,  Kindergarten students and their parent will attend school as follows:

 

Early Bird 7:45-8:58

 

Late Birds  9:15-10:28

Tote Bags

 To foster independence, we strongly encourage all of our Kindergarten students to use a tote bag, or messenger bag, rather than a backpack. Easy access without the difficulty of opening and closing zippers leads to student success and greater confidence.  If you wish to show your school spirit, Wagon Wheel tote bags are available  for $10.

Volunteers

Volunteers in Kindergarten make our program successful.  Due to CUSD policy, all volunteers are required to complete the Live Scan (fingerprinting) and TB testing.  This takes time to process and the district is adamant about protecting your children.  We cannot emphasize the importance of getting this done ASAP.

 

Color Days

 

8/22  Red   

8/23 Yellow  

8/24 Blue

8/25 Brown  

8/26 Spirit Days (Red,Black,White)

8/29 Orange 

8/30 Purple  

8/31 Black     

9/1  White   

9/2 Spirit Days (Red,Black,White)

9/5 No School 

9/6 Green                                             

Parent Prep Night

On Tuesday, August, 30th, we will have a Parent Prep Night from 6:00-8:00 pm.  We would love to have as many willing hands as possible, especially if you are a parent who is unable to volunteer during the school day.  This will be an excellent opportunity to come and help our classrooms, meet other Kindergarten parents and have some fun.

Important Dates

8/30  Parent Prep Night 6-8 PM

9/7    Back to School Night  5:30-6:15

 

Back to School Night (BTSN) /Minimum Day

Back to School Night for Kindergarten will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 5:30-6:15 in the MPR. The kindergarteners will be on a            

      Minimum Day All K AM 7:45-11:20

Don’t forget to mark your calendar.  This is an extremely informative night for parents only.  Please meet in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) at 5:30.  All parents are invited to meet with their child’s teacher in the individual classrooms afterwards.

PTA/ Kindergarten Music

 We are very grateful to the Wagon Wheel PTA this year for funding our Kindergarten Music program. For the past 15 years kindergarten parents have participated in a Music Donation drive to cover part of the cost of having music by a Credentialed Music Teacher.

 

Please remember that the PTA dues are only $15.00 per family.  They provide many wonderful programs in addition to our music program. Your participation is needed and appreciated

 

Mrs. Nason will start our Kindergarten Music lessons on Tuesday, August 16th.

 

 

Kindergarten Schedules

Our regular daily schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) is as follows:

Early Birds: 7:45 – 11:38 a.m.

Late Birds: 9:15 – 1:08 p.m.

We observe our Academic Collaboration for Excellence (ACE) schedule every Wednesday. The kindergarten schedule on ACE day is as follows:

Early Birds and Late Birds: 7:45 – 11:38 a.m. (All students come together on Wednesdays)

Parking Lot Safety

Please be advised that traffic can become quite congested and parking is limited. We highly encourage that you carpool and/or leave early, to allow enough time for parking. We suggest parking at the Sports Park, or in the neighborhood adjacent to the school.  Parking stall numbers 1-9 on the right, as you enter the parking lot, and stalls marked 42 through 36 on the left side of the school parking lot are available for Visitor Parking only.  Please do not park in the red curbed zone in the school parking lot or in the Bridle Path Cul-de-Sac.

Please remember that when dropping off or picking up your student, to be considerate and merge with others. Always use the crosswalk and watch carefully for pedestrians.   Be respectful of stalls assigned for staff parking and reserved spaces.

Wish List

Paper towels

Purell

Disinfectant wipes

Avery Computer labels 8160 and 8163

Days to remember

Please bring a share on Monday's and Friday's relating to our theme of study or our letter of the week.

Fridays: Spirit Wear

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Kindergarten Dismissal

Please meet your student at their classroom.  For student safety, please wear your Kindergarten Parent Badge while on campus, especially at Dismissal. 

Call-in Sick Line

766-8029

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Room Mom 13-14 E-Mails

Room 1:  TBA

Room 2: TBA

Room 11: TBA

 

Kindergarten Writing Rubric

Picture details (who, what, where)  2 pts. ._____

___ ___ __Spaces between words 2 pts. _____

c/a/t   Beginning, middle, ending sounds 2 pts. ______

Aa Bb Cc      Letter formation 2 pts. ____(Be a letter detective; look for caps and lower case

letters in the right places.  Remember to start your letters at the top)

/\_____.?!  Punctuation 1pt. _____  (Every sentence begins with a capital and ends with a . ? or !)

Drop off /Pick up

Please remember when dropping off or picking up your student to be considerate and merge with each other. Make sure you always pull all the way forward. If you want to stop, please park in a spot (1-15) or at the sports park. Always use the crosswalk and watch carefully for pedestrians. Refrain from parking on the red curb.

Kindergarten Locker

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