First Day of School and Class Assignments
Our first day is Tuesday, August 25th. On the first day, we are asking parents to attend the first day with their child in their assigned classroom. The first 10 minutes will be directed by your child’s teacher. For the remaining time, you will find a list of activities that you can participate in with your child. You will receive a District phone call on August 24th at 4 p.m. indicating your child’s teacher, room assignment and AM/PM session. Please be advised that our Kindergarten team and the Kindergarten Plus Program at the YMCA are working diligently to balance our Kindergarten classrooms, inclusive of AM/PM placement requests.
On the First Day of School, Tuesday, August 25th, kindergarten students will attend school as follows:
Early Birds: 7:45 – 8:58 a.m.
Late Birds: 9:15 – 10:28 a.m.
This month our themes will include: colors, shapes, numbers and citizenship. Please keep these themes in mind when helping your child to select something for share days (Monday and Friday).
One of the first units of study will be our “All About Me” unit. Please complete and return the paper doll activity on OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER, 8TH.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8/31 Red 9/1 Blue 9/2 Yellow 9/3 Brown 9/4 Spirit Days
9/7 No School 9/8 Orange 9/9 Purple 9/10 White 9/11 Black
Important Dates to Remember
9/8 Parent Prep Night 6-8 PM
9/16 Back to School Night 5:30-6:15
We are very grateful to the Wagon Wheel PTA. If it were not for them, our music donation drive would have to be twice as much for each family, or we would have had to forfeit our music program
Also, remember the PTA dues are only $15.00 per family. They provide many wonderful programs. Your participation is appreciated.
Tote Bag ( Kindergarten Music Fundraiser)
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 to purchase to support our Music program. New colors are available this year: red/black, purple/black, turquoise/black, apple green/black and royal blue/black.
Parent Prep Night
On Tuesday, September, 8th, we will be having a Parent Prep Night from 6-8. 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 would be an excellent opportunity to come and help our classrooms, meet other Kindergarten parents and have some fun.
Back To School Night
Back to School Night for Kindergarten will be on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:30-6:15 in the MPR. The kindergarteners will be on a Minimum 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.
We are very grateful to the Wagon Wheel PTA. If it were not for them, our music donation drive would have to be twice as much for each family, or we would have had to forfeit our music program. Information regarding our Kindergarten Music Donation drive will be available shortly. Also, remember the PTA dues are only $15.00 per family. They provide many wonderful programs. Your participation is appreciated.
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.