Welcome to our class blog, Everyone!
I had such a great time meeting you all at Kindergarten Orientation! Your little ones are so precious. I already love them! It’s going to be a marvelous year!!!
A few reminders for Tuesday:
SEPARATION ANXIETY: PLEASE hug and kiss goodbye at the front entrance of the school. We cannot have parents in the classroom or Kindergarten hall in the mornings. It creates extra tears for your littles – and other people’s kids, too. We will comfort your babies and help them smile. The tears really do dry up within minutes. It’s harder on you than it is on the child. Please be supportive of all students and respect our building safety policies by saying goodbye at the bus stop or outside at the front door.
FOOD: Please pack a healthy SNACK every day – even if you are buying lunch. Snacks are not provided by the school. Please label your child’s snack as such (so we don’t accidentally eat part of our lunch at morning snack time). PLEASE no tree nuts, coconut, or mango due to allergy safety.
PACKER OR BUYER? If your child will be buying lunch on the first day, please make sure they know that and can tell me (I will help with lunch numbers the first week, so no worries if they haven’t got it memorized by Tuesday.). Packers should be pretty obvious, but please do practice saying “I’m a packer.” or “I’m a buyer” and explain the difference.
LUNCH VISITORS: We ask that you wait a few weeks to come in for lunch, so that we can all get settled into a routine first. Only adults on the child’s “Authorization to Pick Up” form may come in for lunch. This new policy is highlighted in a letter from Dr. Austin that’s in your red welcome folders.
TRANSPORTATION: Make sure that I know how your child is going home at the end of the school day. If there is ever a change in routine, please submit that in writing by the morning of (This must be a note – not email. The school requires a signature.). Thank you!
SUPPLIES/EXTRA CLOTHES: Please send in anything you didn’t bring to Orientation on the 1st day if possible (We were mostly missing a few people’s 2 pocket folders and extra changes of clothes.). Thanks!
WARNING: Your babies will be super tired and grumpy the first week or two-or three. This is a BIG, over stimulating, and exhausting transition for many. Lots of littles go through a cranky phase at first. It will get easier in a couple of weeks. I promise. I am here to dry tears and give hugs (for Kinders – and parents, too).
QUESTIONS? I am happy to help! No question is too silly or too small. Ask away!
THANK YOU, PARENTS! I hope you all are as excited as the children about this new adventure. I look forward to partnering with you as we all learn and grow together!
Have a relaxing Labor Day!