Letters of the Week
October 3rd Aa
October 10th Gg
October 17th Ss
October 24th Tt
October 31st Conference Week
10/5- Dads and Donuts/National Walk to School Day 7:20 AM @the K Yard
10/12- Pumpkin Patch Night at Pumpkin City 3:30-8:30 PM
10/13- Make up Picture day (including parent volunteers)
10/17- PTA Reflections contest entries due
10/24-10/28- Red Ribbon Week
10/28 Halloween Parade 9:20-9:40 Kindergarten Yard/ Activity Day
10/31 and 11/1 Student Free days during Conference Week
11/2 and 11/3 WED. & THURS. All K Am 7:45- 11:20 MINUMUM DAYS
The Jog-A-Thon will be on Friday, October 21st. This is an annual PTA fundraiser. Your child does not have to submit a donation to participate. However, every child must return the Student Participation Wavier. Each child will receive at Jog a thon T-shirt!
Fall Activity Day and Parade
On Friday, October 28th, we will have a costume parade and fall celebration. On this day, we encourage children and volunteers to dress in costume. If your child chooses to dress up, please help them to select costumes that reflect animals, book characters, future careers, etc. We strongly discourage scary or ghoulish costumes, or those that could reflect violence in any way. Please NO PROPS (i.e. swords, lasers, guns etc.) Also, please keep in mind that the costume should be safe during recess, (no masks); comfortable during the working part of the day and ones that allow the children to use the restroom independently. The parade will take place at 9:20, or as soon as the Late Birds arrive. It will be held on the Kindergarten play yard. Bring your cameras and stand inside of the bike lane. When the parade is over, we will ask parents to kneel down so the students can recite a poem.
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 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.
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.
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.