WELCOME to KINDERGARTEN!
Mrs. Robinson’s Class
We believe that good attendance and being prompt is very important for academic success. If your child must miss school, please report his or her absence to the office before 9:00 am. Our daily work is designed for the classroom, therefore we do not send much make-up work home.
Birthdays are so exciting for kindergartners! If you choose, you may drop off treats in the office for your child’s special day. Please do not bring them to our classroom. We will fit them into our day as time allows. All treats MUST be store bought. Please consider a healthy snack such as cheese and crackers, fruit cups, or veggies and dip. Whether or not you choose to send a snack, your child’s birthday will be acknowledged and celebrated in our room. Please do not feel obligated to send treats.
Our school participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Please help us by collecting Box Tops and sending them to school with your child. Last year’s class raised almost $200 for our classroom!
Please dress your child in comfortable clothing that is appropriate for play. Your child will get dirty and stained since we often work with messy materials.
In order to make school a positive experience, I believe in keeping an open line of communication with your family. Writing in your child’s planner is the best way to communicate with me. Email is also great, but it isn’t always reliable! If you email me and I do not respond within a day, please call me or write a note in the planner.
An important part of school is learning to make good choices. We will spend a lot of time discussing and practicing appropriate school behaviors. I definitely want to set all students up for success!
I use a “stoplight” behavior plan. Each child will have a pocket with his/her name on it and three cards inside: a green, a yellow, and a red card. All students will start their day on the green card. For most behavior infractions, students will receive a warning regarding their unacceptable behavior. If the behavior continues, he/she will move his/her card to yellow and later to red if necessary. Some of these moves may result in a consequence such as a loss of recess time. More serious infractions may be referred to Mr. Stark
I will oftentimes contact you regarding behavior. I may write a note in the planner or give you a call if it is warranted. However, do not expect communication for minor issues. As always, contact me if you have any questions or concerns with discipline.
Our work rubric is as follows:
+ means “I did extra!”
/ means “I did my job!”
- means “I need to do more.”
Lunch accounts can be managed online using the Skyward system. Accounts are found under Food Services in the side menu. You will need your username and password that was given to you at registration. You may also put money in your child’s lunch/breakfast account by sending a check to school. If you choose to send a check, please put it in an envelope or Ziploc bag and STAPLE it in your child’s planner so that we are sure to find it;.
We expect each student to take their folders home and bring them back to school every day. All announcements and other communication from school will be placed in these folders. It is VERY IMPORTANT to check the planners/folders daily. If you need to write me a note please write it in the planner.
There will be a 20 to 30 minute quiet time daily. Each student will need a towel to lay on, which will be stored in the designated plastic container. Please be sure your child’s towel will fit. Towels will be sent home occasionally to be washed.
Pick-Ups: Please wait for your child in the gym. A teacher will escort all the kindergarten pick-ups to the gym. *For safety reasons, please do not come to our room at the end of the day to pick up your child.
Bus Riders: Riding the bus is an exciting part of the day for most students. Our transportation staff is very caring and competent. They take extra good care of our little kindergarteners. You can help make things run smoothly by seeing that your child knows the name of his or her bus driver and the bus number. Bus routes take a bit longer at the beginning of the year and during bad weather.
If you have a change to your child’s normal transportation routine, please write a note in the planner or call the school office at 544-2233. We will not make changes unless we have a note or receive a call.