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Back to School Night!. Thank you for joining us this evening. While we are waiting to begin, please take the folder labeled with your child’s name. If you have paperwork to complete, please be sure to hand it in at the end of the evening or send it in tomorrow.

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Back to School Night!

  • Thank you for joining us this evening.

  • While we are waiting to begin, please take the folder labeled with your child’s name.

  • Ifyou have paperwork to complete, please be sure to hand it in at the end of the evening or send it in tomorrow.

  • Take a moment to explore your child’s classroom. Your child left a special gift just for you 

  • We will begin our presentation promptly at 6:50 p.m.

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Our fabulous kindergarten team

  • Classroom Teachers: Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Gaynor-Vessels, Ms. Horrworth, Mrs. Rinehart, Mrs. Meiklejohn, Ms. Wiegand

  • Para Educators: Mrs. Jung, Ms. Royster, Mrs. Schulze

  • Special ED Teacher: Mrs. Halpern, ESOL Teacher: Mrs. Wheatly-Heckman

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“A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener”

8:40 Arrival and Breakfast

9:00 Language Arts

10:30 Snack

10:45 Math

11:45 Recess

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Quiet Time

1:00 Begin Social Studies/Science/Health

1:15 Specials

2:15 Continue Social Studies/Science/Health

2:40 Student Selected Activities

3:20 Dismissal

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Units of Study

  • Language Arts

    • Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing

  • Math

    • Investigations - Problem Solving, Number Sense, Geometry, Data Interpretation, Number Operations

  • Social Studies

    • Maps and Me, Road Trip USA, the Market

  • Science

    • Weather, Water, Living Things, The Environment

  • Health

    • Social and Emotional, Nutrition and Fitness, Safety, Injury and Illness prevention

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  • Assessments

    • Language Arts

    • Math

Report Cards and Progress Reports

I – Independent

W- With Assistance

N – Not Yet Apparent

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  • Homework will begin in October

  • Homework Calendars and Journals

  • Return journals last day of the month

  • Find a special place to keep your child’s homework journal

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  • Folders are used to communicate from home to school and from school to home.

  • Folders promote responsibility and provide an organizational tool for your child.

  • Please send and check folders DAILY.

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Positive Behavioral Intervention SupportsPBIS

Respect selfRespect othersRespect property

  • PBIS focuses on acknowledging students for consistent positive behaviors.

  • Staff and students build positive relationships.

  • Routines and language with respect to appropriate school behaviors are consistent through out the school.

  • Students are rewarded with Fabulous Falcons and special activities for appropriate behaviors.

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    Everyone start here when you follow the PLES wide-expectations.

    1. Student receives a verbal warning.

    2. If needed, the student takes a short break.


    a. Student receives a 5 minute timeout in the classroom to complete a Reflection Form.

    b. Teacher confers with student regarding desired behaviors to ensure asuccessful remainder of the day.

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a. Student receives a 7 minute timeout with a teacher within the team area.

b. A phone is made to the parent/guardian.

c. The student is welcomed back to the classroom.


a. Teacher and administrator complete an Office Referral.

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Behavior Calendar


I had a great dayI Needed a Few Reminders Ask Me About My Day Phone Call Home

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School Wide Breakfast Program

  • Breakfast is offered to our students everyday.

  • Participation in breakfast is completely voluntary.

  • There is no charge for breakfast.

  • Breakfast is offered from 8:40-8:55.

  • Students should arrive in time to eat breakfast so that the instructional day can begin promptly at 9:00.

  • There are 4 breakfast items offered each day (milk, juice, cereal, muffin). Students may select 3 or 4 of the offered breakfast items.

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Lunch & Snack

  • Lunch:

  • Labeled $ in baggie/envelope

  • Exact change if possible

  • Discuss selections prior

  • Uneaten lunch sent home

  • Encourage NO sharing

  • PEANUT FREE Snack:

  • Separate from lunch

  • Labeled w/name & “snack”

  • Non-perishable

  • Utensils

  • Pretzels, Goldfish, fruit, etc.

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Art - Mrs. Langevin and Mrs. Riley

Music– Ms. Nordquist and Mrs. Yi

P.E. - Mr. Deppen and Mr. Nunn

Media - Mrs. Leitzel and Ms. Greene

Technology – Mrs. Anderson and Dr. Stevens

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Birthday Celebrations

  • Quarterly

  • Non-food items such as party favors, playdough, stickers…

  • Letter will be sent in home in folder

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Field Trips

  • October 19th, Sharp Farm

  • All students must return permission slips to attend.

  • Chaperone sign up will be on the field trip permission slip form.

  • Chaperones must sign and return chaperone form.

  • No siblings are allowed on field trips.

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School Supplies

  • Thank you for sending in school supplies!

  • Accidents can occur… please send an extra set of clothing in a bag labeled with your child’s name.

  • Please see our Kindergarten Wish List in the kindergarten newsletter (starting in October)!

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Parent Involvement

  • Volunteers: begins in OCTOBER:)

    • One-to-One Reading

    • Small Groups

    • Assembling Books at School or at Home

    • Special Events and Celebrations

    • Room Parents (send note to teacher if interested)

  • Conferences (Held in November and February)

    PTA Involvement

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Parent Involvement

  • Working with your child at home

    • Read stories daily

    • Discuss the characters, setting, and plot

    • Make connections from personal experiences


    • Make Math Moments

    • Count objects

    • Use math vocabulary (more, less, equal)


    • Assist with Homework daily

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Have your child practice…

  • Tying their shoe laces

  • Zipping and buttoning their jackets

  • Opening juice boxes and food bags

  • Writing their name

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We look forward to a fabulous year!