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Welcome to Kindergarten Maplebrook Elementary. Front Office Principal: Marcia Reineking Asst. Principal: Annette Nevermann Counselor: Jana McClain Registrar: Deedra Wilcox Nurse: Donna Liptak Kindergarten Team Stacy Berger Kim Berger Peggy Clarey Lisa Cruz Lisa Sonnier. Arrival. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Welcome to KindergartenMaplebrook Elementary

  • Front OfficePrincipal: Marcia Reineking Asst. Principal: Annette NevermannCounselor: Jana McClainRegistrar: Deedra WilcoxNurse: Donna Liptak

    Kindergarten TeamStacy BergerKim BergerPeggy ClareyLisa CruzLisa Sonnier

  • Arrival

    The school day begins at 7:50. Please try to have your child here on time. The tardy bell rings at 8:05. If your child is tardy he/she must go to the office to get a tardy slip before going to class.

    The building will not open until 7:30 in the morning and there will be no supervision before then. Parents may drop off at the early childhood wing or cafeteria side of the building. If your child will be eating breakfast at school, it will start at 7:30 and end at 7:55.

  • Daily Schedule7:50-8:10 Arrival, unpack, lunch choices, morning work, pledge and announcements8:10-8:25 Calendar8:25-9:10 Math Investigations9:10-9:40 Math Centers9:40-9:50 Snack9:50-10:30 Reading Block Begins: Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Phonics, Writing, Poetry, and Centers

  • Daily Schedule Cont.10:30-10:40 Read Aloud10:40-11:10 Lunch11:10-11:40 Recess11:40-12:05 Rest Time12:05-12:55 Continue Reading Block12:55-1:35 Science/Social Studies1:35-1:50 Clean up, stack and pack1:50 Dismissal

  • Kindergarten Lunch

    Lunch will be approximately 30 minutes each day.

    S. Berger & K. Berger:10:40, Clarey & Cruz:10:45, Sonnier:10:50

    Every student will be issued a lunch account number. The number will be your childs school id number. Please help your child memorize his/her number.

  • Lunch Cont.You may deposit money into your childs account online or send the money to school in an envelope with your childs name and acct. # on the front.

    Breakfast:$1.30 Lunch:$2.00

    Please label lunch boxes with your childs name.

  • Lunch Cont.You are welcome to have lunch with your child on Fast Fridays. However, we ask that you refrain from visiting for the first 2 weeks of school. This will make the period of adjustment at school go more smoothly.

    You may bring food from home or fast food restaurant for your child only. Bringing food in for another child is not allowed.

  • BirthdaysParents are not allowed to send in cupcakes or treats for their childs birthday. If you would like to do something special for your childs birthday during the school day, you may purchase ice cream from the cafeteria for the entire class. The ice cream will be passed out during lunch. Ice cream is .75 each.

  • Visiting MBE Upon visiting MBE, please remember to always check in at the front office and get a visitors sticker before going anywhere in the building. You will need your drivers license. This is for the safety and protection of all MBE students.

  • DismissalKindergarten school day ends at 1:50. Please be on time to pick up your child. All kindergarten car riders are dismissed at the early childhood wing side of the building by the track and soccer fields.

    Please make sure you have a yellow car rider sign with your childs name written in BOLD, black writing. The sign goes in the front windshield and it really helps expedite the car rider dismissal process.

  • Dismissal cont.At 2:05, all car riders who havent been picked up will be taken to the office. You may pick up your child there.

    If your child is going to be a bus rider, please be on time at the bus stop. If no one is there, the bus driver will bring your child back to school.

  • Change in Transportation If there is ever a change in transportation, please notify your childs teacher in writing. We cannot change a students transportation unless we have a note from a parent. Also, if someone different is picking up your child, their name must be on the release form in the office. Your child will not be released to anyone whose name is not on the information card.

  • Forms of CommunicationDaily Folders: Students will bring home a daily folder for you to look through each night. There will be a calendar/conduct sheet, class work, and sometimes important letters to parents. Conduct sheets need to be initialed by parents every night. Teacher Email: kim.berger@humble.k12.tx.usTeacher voicemail: 281-641-2986- In the event of an emergency, please call the frontoffice at 281-641-2900Teacher web pages:School newsletter:

    Before you leave today, please sign up to get district alerts via email/text messages. You will also need to sign up for the MBE Email group to receive the school newsletter every week. This will also allow you to receive important news from our campus. You may sign up in the computer lab or in your childs classroom.

  • School Supplies

    If you did not order your childs kindergarten school supplies through EPI please pick up a supply list in the front office. Please try to get the supplies to school as soon as possible. You do not need to label the supplies.

  • AssessmentEach child will be assessed at the beginning of the year. They will be tested on letter identification, concepts about print, and phonemic awareness. The results from these assessments will be discussed during mandatory parent conferences in October.

    In December, we will begin testing for sight word recognition, how many words they can write/spell correctly, sentence dictation and reading level.

    Lastly, each child will be assessed again on each component to check for progression and if benchmarks have been met.

  • Snacks/Rest Time/RecessPlease send boxed or packaged snacks for our class. Each student will be given the same snack around 9:30.

    Snack Ideas: Goldfish, pretzels, graham crackers, bagged popcorn, animal crackers, etc.

    We will have a short rest time for the first few weeks of school after recess. Please send in a labeled towel or small blanket with your child on the first day of school. We will send them home with your child each Friday to be washed over the weekend. Please return them the following Monday. Your childs teacher will inform you when rest time has ended. Please send a labeled water bottle with your child each day for recess.

  • Things to Work on at HomePractice writing his/her name w/only the first letter capitalizedRecognition of upper and lower case lettersLetter soundsCounting from 0-100Number recognition from 0-20Sorting objects; basic patterns (AB, ABB)Experience with using pencils, crayons, scissors, and glueTying shoes, zipping coats, and buttoningRead to your child on a daily basis

  • Before you leave, please fill out red forms and nametags and turn them in to your childs teacher. Well also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    We look forward to a partnership to ensure a successful, quality educational experience for your child in kindergarten!