September 16, 2016
It has been a great first week of school! We are looking forward to a wonderful year! The children are doing a great job transitioning into kindergarten. They are getting used to new faces, new friends and a new school. Please review the following information to help you and your child become acclimated to our program.
The kindergarten curriculum is designed to be enriching, developmentally appropriate and challenging. My main goal is to help children grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and creatively by engaging them in positive learning experiences, play, exploration, and discovery. It is my hope that by providing students with a positive kindergarten experience it will ignite a spark that will lead to a life-long love of learning and school!
Book Bags: It is required that all children have book bags in order to safely transport their belongings safely, to and from school. Book bags must be large enough to hold a lunch box, snack bag and home/school folder. Please put your child’s name on his or her bag.
Home/school folders are for important school notices, notes and school work. Anything that needs to be sent to school, such as notes, lunch money, signed forms, etc., should be placed in this folder. Please check folder daily and review your child’s school work with them. Home/School folders need to stay in backpacks and should come back to school everyday.
Young children thrive on routine. Having a set schedule for meals and bedtime makes for a happier child! Pediatricians recommend anywhere from 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night for young children.
In keeping with Springbrook School’s nutrition policy, please send your child to school with a healthy snack and drink everyday. You may also want to pack an extra water bottle for your child to keep in his or her cubby.
A Breakfast/Lunch menu is sent home every month. Please send all breakfast/lunch or milk money in envelopes labeled with your child’s name, amount of money and what the money will be used for. You may also pay online using your child’s account number issued at the beginning of the year.
**Please remember to separate your child’s lunch from their snack.
Read, Read, Read!:
Instill a lifelong love of reading in your child. Research shows that the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child succeed in school is read to them every day! Please record what you read on the Reading Log which will be sent home next week.
Newsletters are sent home several times a month. Please read them to keep up to date on the happenings at school and in the classroom. Volunteers: Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering it is required that you get a background check. The main office can assist you with this process. We will begin accepting your volunteer time in October.
Please write your child’s name on all items that come to school, such as outerwear, snacks, water bottles, lunches etc.