Kindergarten News: September 2017

What We Are Learning

Reading and Writing
  • Reading to learn
  • Early kindergarten stories
  • Alphabet, Numbers, Color and Shape books
  • Beginning writing skills: Names, illustrations, letters, sight words
  • Counting, Writing and Reading Numbers 1-10
  • Accurately counting a set of objects
  • Sorting and classifying objects and shapes
Social Studies
  • Hopes and Dreams for the school year
  • Creating classroom rules
  • Learning about the people and places in our school
  • Trees:  Parts of a tree, what they need and how they grow

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 8, 8:10 am to 2:30 pm - FIRST FULL DAY OF KINDERGARTEN
  • Wednesday, September 13- 6:00 pm Meet the Staff Night 
  • Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22- Rosh Hashanah - NO SCHOOL


  • The school day starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the cafeteria no later than 8:09 a.m. 
  • Dismissal in the cafeteria is daily at 2:25 pm. All students must be picked up no later than 2:30PM 
  • If you have not done so, please send an extra pair of clothes to school labeled with your child’s name (in case of an accident)

Home Connection

We are so excited to have your child in our class! Here are some things you can do from home to support your child’s learning at school:
  • Read, read, read! Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to help them succeed at school. Please read with your child daily and record what you read in a reading log (will be sent home the second week of school). 
  • Homework folders: Please check homework folders daily for important forms to complete and return.  Homework will begin the second week of school and will be checked weekly.
  • Shoelaces: If your child can not yet tie their own shoes, we encourage you to send them with slip-on or velcro shoes until they learn, if possible. Please help your child practice tying their shoes and zipping up coats at home. This may take time for some kids to learn and that is okay, but we appreciate your help with learning these important skills
  • To keep at home: Please keep all toys, knick knacks, electronics, flashing shoes/sneakers, and distracting jewelry at home to help us stay focused at school.
  • Healthy food: We do not have a separate snack time in Kindergarten. However, if you are sending lunch for your child please send healthy foods only. Please do not send candy, cookies, cakes, chips, cheese puffs or other junk food.