August 22, 2016
Letter of the Week: Cc
Morning Prayer: The Morning Offering
This past week we continued to work on classroom routines, letter recognition, numbers, shapes and color recognition. We are learning how to read our color words too.
Lunch & Milk Count:
To expedite the lunch and milk count process please fill out the lunch/milk slip sent home every week. You may also come into the classroom and fill out the lunch/milk form. Just fill out Yes or No on the lunch/milk slip or circle the days on the form in the classroom.
Supplies& Drop Off:
Kindergarteners must bring a backpack and snack to school everyday. Also, children arriving before 7:50 need to go to the cafeteria and wait for the bell before coming to the classroom. When they arrive in the classroom the children 1) turn their name tag around, 2) put their folder and any communications in the green tray, and 3) hang up their backpacks. Then the children may go to centers or begin morning seat work.
Occasionally there will be juice or snacks for purchase (.25-$1). These are offered somewhat randomly throughout the year. To make things easier for parents, we are willing to keep a baggie of loose change for your child here in our classroom. Just bring in some loose change and we will put it in a baggie with your child’s name on it. Then, when there is a snack sale they can decide if they want to purchase anything.
Lunch with Mercy:
We are selling raffle tickets for “Lunch with Mercy”. Tickets are .25 each and are sold at lunchtime. Proceeds will go to the SPCA.
Dress Code: page 15-16 parent handbook
· Just a few reminders... Nail polish is not allowed. Shoes must be black, white, grey, or brown. No pink, orange, green. Boots and sandals are not allowed. Light up shoes are not allowed. Socks must be white, black, navy blue. Bows/ barrettes/headbands: Only a single red, blue or white ribbon may be worn. Red, blue, white or black barrettes may be worn. No flowers, or bejeweled headbands. No spiked hair. Shoelaces must be black, white, brown, or grey. Blue shorts must be worn under the girls jumper. Only the Dennis navy blue cardigan sweater, navy blue vest sweater or OLM school emblem sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom. Any jacket may be worn outside on the playground. Refer to the dress code for details.
8/24 -8/25 Picture Day
8/26 Free dress for $1 proceeds go to SPCA
8/26 Game Day K-2 cost is $4.00
8/28 Open House 11-2
Please label sweatshirts/sweaters
August 15, 2016
Letter of the Week: Alphabet Review Sight Word: like/you
Morning Prayer: The Morning Offering
This past week we worked on classroom routines, letter recognition, number recognition, writing our names, getting to know our school.
Folders will be sent home whenever we have notices, papers, etc. that need your attention. When folders are sent home please return them the next school day (even if they are empty). Simply place the folder in the green box on the counter next to the sink. Encourage your child to take charge of this task for you in addition to hanging up their backpack.
Homework goes out on Fridays and is due the following Thursday. Please complete the packet in pencil unless otherwise noted, remind the children to color in the pages neatly, and when practicing their name to write neatly on the lines. It may help if you write their name in yellow highlighter then let them write over the yellow in pencil.
Please look over your child’s homework packet before they turn it in. Help your child correct any errors and encourage your child to work neatly. This is the time to establish good homework/study habits.
Please pack a snack for your child everyday. It helps if you label the snack and send a spoon if their snack needs one.
If you plan on helping in the classroom, driving for field trips or chaperoning you must have completed the Safe Environment Training, cleared fingerprints, and submitted driving forms to the office. We will go on a field trip in October. If you want to drive/chaperone you must attend the safe environment training and get fingerprinted. Please allow two weeks for fingerprint clearance. All necessary training and clearances must be completed and in the office at least one week prior to our field trips.
Author: Mrs. Gargano
Hello. I am the Kindergarten teacher at OLM. I have been teaching for over 24 years and have been with Our Lady of Mercy school for about 12 years. While I have taught and enjoyed teaching many different grades, Kindergarten is my heart!