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Mountain View Elementary SchoolKindergarten Orientation
August 24, 2012
Kindergarten is the start of an exciting learning journey. Our kindergarten classrooms provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all children.
Children are active learners. They learn best when allowed multiple opportunities to play, create, investigate, explore, predict and learn from one another and their environment.
Our kindergarten teachers promote discovery and self-awareness in all areas of development
social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive
We look to meet the needs of each individual child.
The Kindergarten curriculum provides children with a variety of opportunities to try out new ideas.
To be challenged by new experiences that engage the
emerging readers, writers,scientists, mathematicians, and artists.
Monthly newsletter on schools website
Frequent notices, check book bag for Green folder daily
Quarterly class newsletters
Written notes & email are the best ways to communicate with your childs teacher
Parent conferencesBecause Phone callsCommunication
HEALTH INFORMATIONPresentation by Dona Nachajski RN School Nurse
Contact #: 540-751-2550
Questions & Answers
Preparing for LearningRead to your child for 10 20 minutes daily.Ask questions about the story.Help your child use the illustrations to predict story events.Practice counting objects.Use mathematical language more than, less than, fewer, greater, above, below.Use positional words over, under, above, below, behind, in back of, beside, next to.
Develop your childs background knowledgeExperiences in the real world give background knowledge that enhances reading, writing, and speaking.
Use rich language to develop your childs vocabulary. Explain words that may be new to your child.
SnackTwo OptionsStudents May Bring From HomeCafeteria Prepay Through Food Services. Sorry but a la carte is not available.
Snack $200.00 Per Year or10 Monthly Payments of $20.00Checks payable to: County of LoudounParents have the option of pre-paying their child's meals online with a credit card. Visit the LCPS web site: www.lcps.org (Parent Section / Food Services).
LCPS Managing food Allergies in School Guidelines:
A high priority is placed in keeping all of our children safe. Students should be reminded to only eat the food that their parents send to school and to not share food. Mountain View follows the Loudoun County Public School guidelines for managing food allergies in schools
Parts of the guidelines include that only non-food items be sent in as an alternative to birthday and celebration treats.
AttendancePlease report childs absence by calling 540-751-2551.
A voice message can be left any time before 9:30 AM.
Parents should send a note explaining the reason for the absence within 3 days of their childs return to school.
Changes in Writing or by Phone Call Daycare ArrangementsEmergency Information
Early Pick-up ProceduresAll early pickups should occur no later then 20 minutes before dismissal.
Play dates should be arranged for after the children arrive home from school
Custodial papers and emergency contact cards must be kept up to date
Students will only be released to custodial parents or other adults with prior written parental authorization.
Any person picking up a student must show proper picture identification
Safety on the BusKindergarteners sit in first two or three rows
Parents can help by:Discussing and reinforcing rulesKeeping us informed
Parent(s) must be at the bus stop to receive their child each day.
Students will return to school if no one is at the bus stop to receive them.
If a parent cannot pick up their child on a particular day, prior arrangements must be made with the bus driver for neighbor to receive the child at the bus stop.
Early Dismissals & Delayed OpeningsConnect Ed phone call
Check the local News, and District Website
Please Complete the Emergency Plan Form and keep it updated
Delayed Openings1-Hour Delay:8:50-10:50 AM Session11:35-2:35 PM Session
2-Hour Delay:9:50-11:50 AM Session12:35-2:35 PM Session
Parent + Teacher AssociationStacy Sabin Local PTA President
Join the MTV PTA!
Book Fair Volunteers
In the Classroom Room Parent In the School In the LibraryJoin the PTA
The Kindergarten teachers have asked that you place your childs name inside of their backpacks and coats.
Picture of grateful teacher goes here!
UPCOMING EVENTSAug. 27First Day Back to SchoolSept. 3No SchoolSept. 20Back to School NightSept. 27Parent Portal Information NightOct. 1School Photos
Sept. 29Parent and Principal Coffee
Parents are the first teachers in a childs education. The partnership between families and school is critical to a childs success. We share in your excitement as we embark on this learning journey together.
Thank you for coming to our Kindergarten Orientation.We look forward to having you at Mountain View Elementary
WelcomeIntroduce staff*All children share common patterns of growth, Physically, socially, emotionally, in their ability to think, and in their ability to understand and use language, children move in similar ways through the ages of childhood and the stages of development.Yardsticks, Chip Wood***Play games with your child stand behind/in front of/next to, etc. them and ask them to describe where you are.************All children share common patterns of growth, Physically, socially, emotionally, in their ability to think, and in their ability to understand and use language, children move in similar ways through the ages of childhood and the stages of development.Yardsticks, Chip Wood*All children share common patterns of growth, Physically, socially, emotionally, in their ability to think, and in their ability to understand and use language, children move in similar ways through the ages of childhood and the stages of development.Yardsticks, Chip Wood***