Welcome to Pre-K
Here are a few notes to help you plan and prepare for Pre-K success this year! Please take the time to read over them carefully and jot down any questions you might have. We look forward to having a great year!!!
The first day of school is Monday August 21st. Students will be tardy if they arrive after 8:10. When students arrive they must go to the gym to wait with their Pre-K classroom teacher.
If your child is not a bus rider you may begin to pick them up at 3:25. The children will be waiting in the cafeteria. You may walk up to the cafeteria entrance or drive up behind the school. Please pick up your child promptly.
If your child is a bus rider make sure you describe in writing the location of your home and give instructions for transportation beginning the first day of school.
ALWAYS SEND A NOTE IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE WAY YOUR CHILD WILL GET HOME. FOR SECURITY REASONS PLEASE PUT THIS IN WRITING, INCLUDING DATE, AND GIVE TO YOUR TEACHER OR CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE 2:00pm (817)866-4600.
The lunch charge is $2.50 and breakfast charge is $1.75. To buy milk alone it is .50. Please send money in an envelope or Ziploc bag with your child’s name. Include a note explaining what the money is for and how much you are sending. Never combine lunch money with field trip money or other expenses in one check. Put in your child’s folder.
Your child can bring a lunch from home; however we cannot refrigerate food for them. A few other hints….practice opening containers at home. Also, never put soda in a thermos. Soda explodes in thermoses. Of course send healthy food for your student. We are teaching them to eat “growing” foods to help them grow!
It is school policy for parents to send a note anytime the child is absent explaining why the absence occurred. A child will need to stay home if running a fever and be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Always send a note if you need your child to sit out at recess or not run in PE. If longer than 3 days a doctor’s note is required. If the students are tardy more than three times there will be a note sent out to let the parents know about the tardies.
Please send a full set of clothes appropriate for the season in a large Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name. We keep an extra set of clothes in case of an accident. If your child does not have a spare set of clothes, we will contact you to bring some to the office.
Parents will be asked to sign up to bring snacks for the class at least 2 weeks during the year. This helps us have a simple snack time with everyone enjoying something to eat. According to school policy, food sent from home should be “store bought” not “homemade.”
I will send a note home the week before it is your turn for snacks. It will also be on their calendar in their folder.
School policy does not allow us to have full birthday parties in our classroom. Since we do have snacks every day we can have “special” birthday snacks on their special day. We will sing happy birthday and have fun, but please no candles, balloons, or party hats. We are not allowed to hand out birthday invitations at school.
We are allowed to have three official parties, Christmas, Valentine, and end of year. I usually have several moms who offer to help. There will be a sign up for anyone interested in helping out. We will work together on these to make sure we have a great time together!
Each child will have a folder to take home every day. The discipline calendar should be signed or initialed each day and returned in the folder the next school day.
A chart is used in our classroom to help the children understand good behavior. The matching chart in the folder will be marked each day showing how he/she did. Every day the children will start on green. Unacceptable behavior will result in a color change.
Notes and more notes!
You will be receiving a variety of papers to sign and return. Read over them and sign and return them as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me anytime. Working together this school year will be great!