Lunch with your child

Lunch with your child

The guidelines for coming into have lunch with your child are that you will need to give your child’s teacher a 24 hour notice so that she/he can notify the school secretary and check the schedule for that day. Also, you will need to report to the main office to sign in upon your arrival. Once your child’s teacher comes to pick the students up from lunch, you will need to report back to the office to sign out. Please do not go to your child’s classroom.

November Dates

November Dates

– November 3rd is a half day (Book Orders are due also due.)
– No School on November 7th
– Conferences are being held on November 9th, 15th and 16th (Please check your child’s folder for your reminder note.)
– Late start is Wednesday, November 15th (All students will report one hour later.)
– No School on November 22nd, 23rd and 24th

Lunch

Lunch

Dear Parents,

When packing your children’s snack/lunch in the morning, please make sure to pack the necessary utensils that they may require. The forks, spoons, napkins and straws in the cafeteria are for those students who are purchasing a hot lunch only. We hope that you understand. Thanking you in advance for your help with this matter.

Howe School Staff

Raz Kids

Raz Kids

Your child will be bringing home a website log in today. This is part of your child’s daily homework routine. The goal is to have each child read for 20 minutes a day and answer the comprehension questions that go along with each story. I will be keeping track of each child’s weekly progress. I understand that there will be days where your child will not be able to read. Please do not worry. There will be a note attached to your child’s log in explaining each step. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. Each child will move up to a different level as they progress through the books. The goal is to have the stories start off easier and eventually lead to more challenging ones.

Important Dates for Kindergarten

Important Dates for Kindergarten

This year, as part of a district-wide effort to ensure a smooth transition, all Kindergarten classes will have a modified schedule for the first week of school. In addition, the students will have four days off throughout the year so teachers can receive specialized training to support students. Details of the soft start and trainings can be found below:

Soft Start Schedule

Kindergarteners attend half day sessions from 8:35-11:45 for the first week of school-September 5th-8th. All students have a half day on September 5th. This half day schedule will allow for a gradual transition to school and will include lunch on the 6th-8th.

Professional Learning Time

All teachers of Young Fives and kindergarten students will participate in professional learning during the 17-18 school year. Content is based on the state curriculum and includes language arts, math, science and social studies. Additional areas of focus will be on social-emotional development, assessment and small group/1:1 instruction.

2017-2018 kindergarten calendar: The district calendar is available on the district website. Additionally, there are four days of “no school” for kindergarten and Young Five students. These days are workdays for our Kindergarten teachers. These days are:

No School Days for Kindergarten for 17-18

September 22, 2017

October 6, 2017

November 17th, 2017

February 2, 2018.

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year!!!

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year!!!

Welcome!

Kindergarten is an exciting time full of growth, discovery and learning. I feel privileged to be sharing this experience with you and your child. I look forward to a fun and successful year together.

Home Folders
Each child has a home folder to use for notes coming between home and school. Please check this folder everyday for important information from school. The home folder needs to be emptied and returned to school daily. I will check the folders each morning for notes and lunch money. Please, do not count on me receiving your phone messages and emails during the school day. I am very busy with your children while they are here with me. Notes inside student home folders will always get my immediate attention!

Lunch
Students will be having lunch at school everyday. A lunch menu will be provided each month. If your child will be buying, please place the money in an envelope in the home folder and label the outside with your child’s name, amount of money and the lunch selection for the day. If your child brings a lunch, please be sure to label your child’s lunch box with his or her name.

Snack
Snack time will be part of our daily schedule. Howe School promotes a healthy snack policy throughout our building so please be sure to pack a healthy snack for your child each day. Juice is not part of our snack time but each child may bring in a small, spill proof water bottle to keep with them throughout the day.

Arrival and Dismissal
Our kindergarten class will be picked up and dismissed from the doors located off of Ann Arbor Trail. There is a small circular driveway leading up to these doors. Each teacher has an assigned area. This area will be where the students line up each morning and will be dismissed from each afternoon. Remember our school day is from 8:40 until 3:35. If your child arrives late or needs to be picked up early, please report to the main office. Arrival and dismissal are very busy times. My goal is to make sure all children are accounted for. If you would like to talk with me, please email me or send a note in your child’s folder and I will gladly respond back at my earliest convenience.

Email
My email is golece@dearbornschools.org . The main office can be contacted at 313-827-7000.

Extra Clothes
Please make sure your child has an extra pair of clothing in his or her backpack. This will prevent us from having to call you should there be a bathroom accident or spill during lunch. I will have each child place his or her clothing on the top shelf of his or her locker.

I look forward to spending this school year with your precious children! Your participation and support of our classroom is vital to ensuring a successful school year!!