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Orientation Information

Class Times and Arrivals


1 (M, T, Th, F)Early Birds”7:45-11:38 “Late Birds”9:15-1:08 (Wed.) 7:45-11:35 (All K attend AM).
2. ARRIVAL TIME: Children should arrive at school no earlier than ten minutes before class time. Punctuality is always important. (Early birds- Do not come before 7:30, there will not be supervision available until 7:30! Late Birds- line up out side your room no earlier than 9:10) Children will go directly to their classroom line up areaThey do not play on the playground.

First Days /What to bring

3. FIRST DAYS: The first few days of kindergarten are important in establishing a happy and successful school year. You can help make these days a success for your child by creating a consistent routine. Please say a quick goodbye to your child. This will make the morning easier for everyone, most of all, your child. Dismissal is the most challenging aspect of the first few days of school. The most important thing that you can do today is to sign the transportation list indicating how your child will be going home from school. If you ever need to make a change to your pick-up arrangements, PLEASE send a note with your child to his/her teacher. Please pick up a transportation tag at the end of this orientation and attach it to your child’s tote bag.


4. WHAT TO BRING: This year we would like to request that all children use a large tote (big enough to carry a 3-ring binder) instead of a backpack. These are much lighter and easier to manage. Please check your child’s tote daily for important papers. A healthy snack is also desirable, as most children get hungry mid session. We prefer to have snacks sent in disposable bags. Thermoses leak and lunch boxes often get left behind. Please put your child’s name on the outside of their tote, as well as in sweaters and jackets. For students who ride a bus or attend the YMCA, attach a transportation tag on your child’s tote-bag, visible to the staff member on duty.

Transportation Changes- Signing Students out of class- Absences- Clothing- Toys

5. TRANSPORTATION CHANGES: Any changes in transportation of your child home from school must be written in a note to the teacher. For reasons of safety, do not relay this information by phone through the secretary.

6. TAKING CHILDREN OUT OF CLASS: It is a requirement to officially sign your child out of school when they leave campus early. Please go to the office and inform the secretary that you are taking your child home early if the need arises. BE PREPARED TO SHOW I.D. This is for your child’s safety.
7. CLOTHING: Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no open toed shoes) for active participation. Remember, in kindergarten we tend to be messy. Please follow the school dress code relative to other items and clothing styles. 
8. TOYS: Emphasize to your child that toys must stay at home, unless they pertain to weekly themes and are used for “sharing”.
9. ABSENCES: Please call the Call-Sick number on the day he/she is absent. This number is 766-8029

Back To School Night / Fall Conference

10. BACK TO SCHOOL: Back To School Night is tentatively set for Wednesday, September 19th.. This is a night for parents only.   K/1:    5:30 – 6:15

11. FALL CONFERENCES: Conferences will be scheduled for all children at the end of October. Sign-ups will be available at Back to School Night.
·         Mon.  11/5 -11/9
Minimum Day Schedule
7:45-10:45 EB
9:15-12:15 LB

Birthdays and Invitations


12. BIRTHDAYS: We would like to recognize each child’s birthday. If you want to send a treat, individual items work best. In accordance with Wagon Wheel’s healthy eating policy, we encourage treats with limited or no sugar. (Stickers, bookmarks, erasers, pencils etc. are a wise choice) Drinks are best if they are individually packaged. Because of food allergies, please refrain from treats with nut products. An alternative to individual birthday treats might be presenting an educational activity in honor of your child’s birthday for the classroom. (a book, game, manipulatives, etc.) If your child has a summer birthday, we can celebrate it during the year. Let us know the day you want us to celebrate it. We will be giving the birthday child a crown and singing the birthday song to them.
13. INVITATIONS: The teachers are not allowed to give out birthday party invitations at school or other student addresses/phone numbers. We hope to get you a class list soon with the information that you have given us permission to provide to the rest of our class.

Homework- Volunteers-Minimum Days-PTA

14. HOMEWORK: Formal homework will begin the week of September 24th. Most assignments will be given out on Monday and due on Thursday.

15. VOLUNTEERS: We love our volunteers!!!! Please pick up our volunteer information sheet and turn it back into your classroom teacher ASAP!
******* As of July 1, 2008, volunteers will be required to provide fingerprint. Forms are available on the district’s web site
*There will be additional information at Back to School Night. A Parent Prep Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th , from 6-8. Please sign up today if possible. Volunteer orientation will be Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:35 in the Kindergarten pod.
16. MINIMUM DAYS:Every Wednesday, All Kindergarten students attend the following times: 7:45-11:38.
Minimum days during conference weeks will follow the following times. :
E.B. 7:45-10:45 
L.B. 9:15-12:15.
17. PTA: Please support our PTA and become a member. It is only $10/family to join and it helps out the entire school in so many ways!

Parent Prep Night and Volunteer Orientation

A Parent Prep Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th, from 6:00-8:00
Please sign up today if possible.
Volunteer Orientation  Monday, September 17th  at 1:15 in the Kindergarten pod.


18. DROP-OFF/ PICK-UP/ PARKING: Due to traffic, please be brief in your arrivals and departures when taking your child to and from school. Cars traveling west on Oso may enter the one-way ramp. Cars traveling East can turn left onto Bridle Path. When dropping off your child at school, you may use the red curb as a drop-off zone onlyDO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. At dismissal time, (Monday-Friday) all Kindergarten students will be waiting for pick up in their classrooms. You may park in spaces 2-12 if available, as well as on Gingham and Bridle Path. ALL NUMBERED STALLS ARE ASSIGNED STAFF PARKING. Remember, as children get into the car, it is an important time to let them share about their day. We highly discourage using cell phones during pick-up.  

19. For the safety of our students, all campus visitors are required to wear a name tag. We have reusable kindergarten parent name badges available for you. Please wear these any time you are on campus, especially during drop off/pick up and when you volunteer.

Supply List

20. SUPPLY LIST: In kindergarten, all children share all supplies. We would greatly appreciate it if your child could please donate either the recommended Kindergarten supply list or the following supplies: 

Colored pencils, 12 count

large Scotch glue sticks  (12)

Binder, 1.5" Vinyl White w/ clear view cover

3 ring Economy 1.5”,1 doz.
Crayolacrayons 24 ct
Paper mate Pink Pearl eraser
1 box of Kleenex
lIf you are unable to supply the entire list, any supplies would be appreciated.

Kindergarten Music

21. K MUSIC: Thank you to all of the families who have contributed to the fundraising project to reinstate an official Kindergarten Music program. If your family is able to contribute $45.00 per kindergarten student, and has not done so as of yet, we welcome your contribution.  Checks can be made payable to Marge Macchiaroli.  A tax deductible receipt will be issued at a later date. Our students will participate in a 30 minute music lesson taught by a highly qualified credentialed music teacher each week. Kindergarteners will use their voices, hands, feet and classroom instruments to explore rhythm and song. We dance and sing and play while learning about fast and slow, high and low, and loud and soft, as well as how music touches our lives and hearts through the seasons! All instructors follow the California State Framework for Kindergarten Music.

Sign ups

21. SIGN-UP: Please come up to your child’s teacher’s table to fill in appropriate forms before returning to pick up your child in his/her classroom. Welcome! We look forward to a year of working together for your child. 

Thank you,
The K Team

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