Hello ……. Some notes to ponder …..
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN in Miss Wiemer’s room! :)
The “Color Days,” and “Conference Dates,” and “Calendar,” and “Schedule” are slowly getting updated to reflect the new school year.
School is just around the corner!! Ready or not, here it comes! I hope everyone has had a restful summer! Did you see a lot of sights? Hang out at the pool or lake? Travel to some exciting destinations? Experience life to the fullest? Did you go to the fair? Did I see you there??
Well, school will begin for the students on Tuesday the 21st of August for a shortened day-Dismiss at 1:35. !! - We have a “Meet the Teacher” Night on Monday August 20th from 5:00-6:00. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before school starts and get into a routine of going to bed a little earlier, I know what summer bedtimes have been like….. (Bedtime mmmmm?) Morning will creep up on you and me both … very fast. The school day starts at 7:55 for us at the elementary, and a lot earlier for those of you that have to catch the bus. Students will be lining up in the morning by the playground side doors. We will be dismissing from that side of the building too, but probably not through those doors. We have a “secure building,” so if for any reason you are later than the usual start time and the kids have all gone in … you will have to check your child in through the office doors - which are located on the side of the building by the flagpole. You will have to be buzzed in. The teachers will all be outside to meet and greet their classes this first week during arrival time and departure times. The school day ends at 3:05.
***Please be aware of NOT PASSING the school bus’ STOP arms and be sure to park in the appropriate places to avoid any unnecessary traffic citations-YIKES!
I am not sure what the lunch menu is for the first week of school, but it should be posted on the school website soon, if it is not there already. For those of you with kids that are finicky eaters, myself included, you can always send your child with a “cold” lunch. I am not sure what time kindergarten will be eating lunch this year, but in the past it has been at about 10:45. Please feed your child some sort of breakfast, because they do get hungry. We will be having a “snack/milk break” some time in the afternoon. You can purchase milk for your child by the semester or by the year. Check with the office for prices. If you would prefer to send a juice box/pouch instead (or even a cup for water) has worked - you may wish to do that. Send a small snack - crackers or cereal are a few suggestions - for your child to go with the drink. (NO CANDY PLEASE.) The kids are usually starving by afternoon. There is no group snack. Also, understand there is no refrigeration available for either lunch or afternoon snacks, so plan accordingly.
The first few days will be very tiring for all of us, adults included, as we all get used to the routines of the new school year. I don’t know when our specials will be yet, but be sure your child has shoes that are conducive to “play,” in the event that we have P.E. on the first day. Flip-flops are really not the safest to ‘tear’ around in. We will also have scheduled special times for Art, Music, Computers, and Library.
An added note, please be sure your child has a spare set of clothes available in the event of “spills” and/or accidents that he/she can keep in their locker just in case.
After Care is available for a reasonable cost, if you have the need for supervision of your child after school. Students need to be registered to participate, even if it is only on an occasional basis. I believe this program runs until 6:00 at the latest.
I am anxious to meet each and everyone of you. The “Meet the Teacher” time should have been posted from the office from Mrs. Brockway as Friday the 18th 1-3.
I think our Color Days will start on the Wednesday Aug. 29th and the theme of the day will be to wear RED. Conference sign-ups for the first Thursday and Friday in November will be available for scheduling on Monday Aug. 20th. If you can’t attend on Monday to get signed up, we can always figure an available conference time as those dates in Nov. get closer.
Just a “heads-up,” We’ll have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday available for Thanksgiving break later in that month - a chance for some family time!
If you are interested, we will be having three holiday class parties this year that will we will need hosts/hostesses for - Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.. Consider to help, if you so desire.
If you are reading this on the computer and as I ramble on …. Enjoy your last days of vacation. Go to the fair. I’ll be there some time. (If it’s Monday night…. Time is up!)