Important Info
 


Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Dear Families,  

         Welcome to Kindergarten at St. Catherine. This year will be full of discovery, learning, and fun! I look forward to working with you and your child. Our teacher aide for Kindergarten this year is Mrs. Corcoran. We are so lucky to have her with us every day!

         This letter includes information regarding the classroom procedures and expectations for the school year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can email me at awilliams@scaoaklawn.org. You can also get information from our website at scaoaklawn.org.

Home Folders 

         Please check your child’s folder every night for important papers, notes, and newsletters. Once a week, your child will bring home a “decodable”. They are short stories that focus on sight words, word families, and sentence structure. Please practice reading this with your child, but this does not need to be sent back to school. If your child is the oldest/only, they will bring home a white envelope on Thursday, please return it to school on Friday. 

Homework

 Students should be reading (or read to) with an adult as much as possible. There will also be a language arts and a math paper for homework that will correspond with our daily lesson (except for Friday). Please help your child do both sides and send it back to school the following day. We also have monthly sight words that should be studied and can be found on our webpage!

 Birthday Treats

 We love to celebrate birthdays in Kindergarten1 You may send in birthday treats, but they are completely optional! Please send in items (bubbles, pencils, etc.) that are individually wrapped for a birthday treat. We will celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom, but will send the treats home at the end of the day to be enjoyed after school.

 Behavior

 Students are expected to follow school and classroom rules. We will be using “brag tags” as our classroom management. Each student will have a pocket to hold their tags. Brag tags are incentive tags that your child can earn for positive behavior and choices that he/she makes during the school day. Brag tags are earned when the teacher notices a choice or behavior that is done by a student that exceeds expectations.

Each week, the students will take their reward tags and place them on their reward necklace. Students may also lose reward tags if necessary. If they lose more than two reward tags in one day, they will lose time out of their recess. If they lose three reward tags, a note will be sent home for parents to sign and send back to school. I strongly believe in positive reinforcement in my classroom and this is one method that we will use this year to encourage the positive choices and hard work.

Star Student

         Starting in September, I will randomly choose one student each week to be our “Star Student”. This student will be given a poster sheet to complete over the weekend and bring to school on Monday. The Star Student may bring in a special toy/item for show and tell, as well as photographs to share with the class.

Scholastic Book Orders

         I will be sending home order forms periodically as I receive them. My online code will be on the order form, as well as the due date. It is a great way to build an at home library!

Gym

We will have gym on Thursdays and Fridays. The students may wear their gym uniforms on these days.

 Library

We will have library each Thursday. The boys and girls may take home a book from the library to be returned the following Thursday. They may not take home another book until they return their previous one. 

Snack

         We eat snack in our room every morning. You may send a healthy, peanut-free snack with your child along with a lunch every day. They may also bring water or juice to enjoy with their snack. Please encourage your child to only eat the snack he or she brought, and not to trade food with anyone or touch anyone else’s snack. 

Questions and Concerns

         Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the year with questions or concerns. Parents are very important! If we work together as a team, this will be an awesome year for everyone! Thank you in advance for all of your support!

 Sincerely, Mrs. Ashley Williams