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Preparing For Kindergarten Success: Kindergarten Orientation. 2012. Procedures with Mrs. Robertson. Meet Mrs. Robertson. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Preparing For Kindergarten Success: Kindergarten Orientation Procedures with Mrs. Robertson2012

  • Meet Mrs. RobertsonMy name is Mallory Robertson and this is my second year teaching Kindergarten at Willard North. Igraduated from Evangel University in 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I am currently working on attaining my Masters Degree from William Woods University in Educational Administration. I have been married to my wonderful husband for over a year now. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my amazing family and friends, playing golf, reading, and justrelaxing with a good cup of coffee.

  • BreakfastArrive as early as 8:20 a.m.Pay for meals by sending check or cash to the classroom in the morning.Breakfast prices are $1.00 (full price unless you qualify for a reduced program) and an extra milk is $0.35.

  • ConferencesParent teacher conferences will be held at the end of the first quarter.If you would like to have a conference at any other time to discuss your childs progress, please contact your childs teacher and she will be happy to schedule one.All teachers have an open door policy and it is important we have open communication with you about your childs progress.

  • DismissalSchool is dismissed at 3:00 on Monday and 3:30 Tuesday through Friday.At Meet the Teacher you will have the opportunity to let your childs teacher know how your child will be going home (car, bus, walk or Tiger Tales).If it is necessary for your child to ride home with someone who does not normally pick them up or get home in a different way, a written note must be provided for the office.

  • DismissalParents who will be picking their child up by car:Students will be picked up at the South doors unless they have a sibling in 2nd grade or above. These students will be picked up at the East doors. Write your childs name on a pick up card (this will be given to you at Meet the Teacher) and hang it from your rear view mirror so that the teachers can read it. You will be prompted to pull forward to a certain spot, and your child will be put in the car for you.

  • LunchLunches (like breakfast) should be paid for by bringing cash or check to the classroom. Students will have 25 minutes to eat lunch.Lunch prices are $1.85 (full price unless you qualify for the reduced price.) Extra milk is also $.35.

  • Meet the Teacher & Open HouseDate To Be AnnouncedVisit your classroom and see some of the exciting work your child has done! We will send more information as this approaches!

    Open HouseMeet the Teacher:Tuesday, August 14th 6:00-6:30 pmYour child will have the opportunity to meet their teacher and their classmates.Please bring school supplies on this night.

  • Restroom BreaksAt the beginning of the year, we will take several restroom breaks throughout the day. Students may also visit the restroom by themselves if the teacher is not teaching a lesson. Please let your childs teacher know if your child must use the restroom frequently, or if your child has accidents often.Some parents choose to keep an extra set of clothing in their childs backpack just in case.

  • SnacksEach month we will send home a snack calendar in your childs Take Home Folder. On your childs snack day, please send enough snacks for every student in the classroom along with 1 extra just in case.Snacks cannot be homemade but do not have to be individually wrapped.Please send any utensils that the snack may require.

  • Positive Behavior Support - GRRGRR is our school wide discipline system.Our goal is to help children learn to make good behavior choices and take responsibility for their choices.Each day you will get a behavior report to let you know about your childs choices.

    PurpleExcellent!! (I went above and beyond the expectations!)

    BlueGreat! (I met all expectations today.)

    GreenOops (I was given a warning for my behavior. Safety Seat)

    YellowCaution (I was given a warning and my behavior did NOT stop! -Buddy Room)RedStop! (I had to call home. -Focus Room)

  • Take Home FoldersEach day your child will bring a folder home.Please check this folder for important papers such as permission slips, student work, and other notes.Folders should be sent back to school the following day.Please remove all papers from your childs folder daily.

  • VolunteersWe love to have parent volunteers!All volunteers must complete a background check prior to working with our students.Until approved, you will not be permitted to supervise and/or work with children.There will be a sign up sheet at Meet the Teacher and Mrs. Stevens will hold a volunteers training.

  • SuppliesYou should have received a supply list when you got here this evening!Supplies that are not on the list will be sent home.We may be asking for more supplies later in the year, IF we run out of things.Please do not write your childs name on the supplies.

  • Supply List1 pair of blunt tip scissors1 small school box1 package of plain, 24 count #2 pencils3 boxes of 24 count crayons3 bottles of glue1 package of dry erase markers2 boxes of tissues4 pocket folders with prongs (solid colors)1 package of thick washable markers1 package of fine point washable markers1 package of 24 count colored pencilsA plastic rest mat (Kindermat)