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 (labeled with your childs name) please make sure that the backpack is big enough to fit your childs folder and lunch box. Please do not send the luggage type backpack in.
  • Lunch box (labeled with your childs name) please ensure that your childs lunch and drink can fit in their lunch box. 
  • 2 plastic folders labeled with your child’s name (send only one in to start)
  • 1 large box of tissues 
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 1 hard plastic pencil box labeled with your child’s name to       hold all of your child’s school supplies in their desk
  • 3 boxes of 24 count Crayolacrayons (send only one in to start)
  • large glue sticks (send only one in to start)
  • 1 pack of black Expo chisel tip dry erase markers (send only two markers in to start)
  • An old sock (used for erasing dry erase marker)
  • 1 pair of rounded-tip kid scissors 
  • 1 box of gallon size zip-lock bags (boys)
  • 1 box of sandwich size zip lock bags (girls)
  • 1 box thin markers (10 count)
  • 1 box colored pencils (12 count) and 1 hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 1 over the head Headphones (please do not send in ear buds) labeled in a labeled zip-lock bag
  • 1 stylus for use with school issued device (5 below, amazon, etc.)
  • 1 Complete change of clothes (not shoes) to be kept in a class bin in case of any spills or accidents in a zip-lock bag labeled with your first and last name

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