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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

Themes and Letters

Our Five Senses and Traditions around the world

Letters:

November 27th    Oo 

December   4th      Dd

December  11th      Hh

December   18th     Review

              

Important Dates

 

11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break- No School

12/4                          Book Fair

12/19                       Music  Performance

12/21                              Winter Activity Day

**Last Day of school for Winter Recess** Thursday, December 21st

12/22- 1/8                      Winter Break

Five Senses activity

Our unit on the five senses will focus on winter sights, sounds, smells, etc.  To make it especially fun and a real learning experience for the children, please have your child bring in magazine or internet photos related to the five senses.  Please place the clippings in a zip lock baggy with your child’s name on it. Please return them by 12/7.  We will be participating in a big buddy activity and your child will need these clippings for this Five Senses activity.

Winter Activity Day

Winter Activity Day will be a fun filled learning day based on Holiday traditions around the world.  Room moms will be sending an email looking for volunteers to assist in our Early Bird and Late Bird Sessions on Thursday, December 21st.

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)

Supply List

Kindergarten:

 

4 each “Expo 2” Marker, Dry Erase, Fine Tip, Low Odor, Black

1 ream Staples Bulk Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5" x 11", 500/Pk ,white

3 sets Prang Pencils, Colored, 7", Sharpened, 12/Set

1 each Wilson Jones Binder, 3 Ring, Heavy Duty, View, 1.5", White

3 Boxes Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

12 each Elmer's Glue Stick, Washable, Purple, Dries Clear, .21 oz.

1 each Binder, 3 Ring, Economy, 1", Asst color.

1 each Vinyl “Magic Rub” Latex Free White Large Eraser

1 each Marker, Sharpie, Fine Point, Black

1 dozen #2 Unsharpened Wood Pencils

1 Box Scotties Facial Tissues, Hypo Allergenic, 200 Count

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.

Healthy Snack

Please remember to send a healthy snack with your child for snack time.  Please talk to your child to double check if their snack is sufficient. Please do not send candy, and high sugar snacks are discouraged.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Monthly Stories

 

The monthly stories, that are sent home once a month for homework, are “language experience” stories.  These are intended to be dictated, meaning that an adult records the child’s spoken words.  The purpose is for the child to see that the spoken word can be recorded on paper to bring across a message.  Brainstorming some ideas around the topic and helping your child gather their thoughts can be helpful before starting this process.

 

 

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.

 

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

 

Baby Food Jars

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 Mom16-17 E-Mails

Room 1:  

Dana Eynon      eynons@cox.net

Linsey Farrell    lf3@icloud.com

 

Room 2:

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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