Welcome Letter

Hello and welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Mrs. LaMorte and I will be your Kindergarten teacher this year. We will also have another teacher with us in the morning named Mrs. Perry.  We hope you are having a great summer so far and having lots of fun. We cant wait to hear about all of the fun things you have been doing!  

  Our room is number 2 and it is all ready for your first day of Kindergarten so I hope you are excited.  I cant wait to see you on the first day of school! Make sure that you go to bed nice and early each night so that you are ready for school and all the fun things that we will do.

Parents/Guardians, I want to welcome you as well.  During the upcoming year, we will be working closely together to make sure your child gets the most out of Kindergarten. 

Here are a few things that will help start off the new Kindergarten year right.

Supplies

Backpack- please make sure that the backpack is big enough to fit your childsfolder and lunch box. 

Lunch boxlabeled with your childs name

The following supplies will be shared with all the children in the class unless it is noted to write your child’s name on the item.

  • 2 boxes of thin crayons (24 pack)
  • 1 Marble notebook labeled with your childs name
  • 1 boxes of tissues
  • 2 packages of baby wipes
  • 3 large glue sticks 
  • Gallon zip lock bags (girls)
  • Quart zip lock bags (boys) 
  • 2 folders labeled with your childs name
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of washable thin markers
  • 1 pair of head phones (please place in zip lock bag labeled with your child’s name). 
  • 1 complete change of clothes (socks, underwear, etc.) in a Ziploc bag labeled with your childs name.  The bag will be kept in your childs book bag in the event of any accidents.

Important information

      Please fill out the attached paper and send it to school with your child on the first day.

Snacks

      Please send a small healthysnack in a separate bagfrom your childs lunch labeled with snack to school with your child each day. Pretzels, popcorn, fruit, vegetables, graham crackers, or yogurt would be appropriate for this time. In addition, please practice opening food items with your child at home so that they may do so on their own when they eat at school. 

Preparation

       In Kindergarten, your child will learn the foundation of many skills that they will build upon as they go through school.  Not only will your child learn academics, your child will also learn social skills, self-help skills, and responsibility.  During the summer, please work with your child on tying shoes, buttoning and zippering.  Also, begin to give your child little responsibilities such as, cleaning up after themselves, putting their clothes on in the morning, and cleaning off the table.  Becoming an independent child is very important and these are a few ways to get that started.

       Please label all of your childs belongings, so that it may be returned to your child if your child loses it. 

I am looking forward to meeting and working with you and your child for during the school year.  Have a safe and fun summer.  See you soon!

 

Mrs. LaMorte