August 28, 2019
Happy first day of kindergarten! Today we had a great day. We made a special project for you, did some drawing, read a story, and got to know all of our classmates.
I look forward to seeing you again at our Curriculum Night, September 11th (6:45-8:00 for Kindergarten).
Below you will find some important information concerning our classroom.
Dismissal Procedure-If your child is not following their regular dismissal routine, it is your responsibility to inform us (send in a note in your child’s folder) with that day’s dismissal instructions. There is a dismissal form that can be downloaded from our website (www.rsd17.org click on schools then Killingworth Elementary, look under School Publication & Important Information to locate the KES dismissal form).
Bags or Backpacks-Please have your child bring a full size backpack to school every day. Backpacks should be labeled with your child’s name in a very visible location.
Please check your child’s backpack daily. Important information will be in your child’s folder. The folder that came home today should be checked and returned to school daily. If you need to send in a note, please place it in the folder. Please send notes that are no smaller than a half size sheet of paper. Smaller notices are easily lost or overlooked accidentally.
Extra Clothes-Please send a change of clothes to school in a labeled Ziploc bag. Spare clothes need to be updated as the seasons change and as your child grows.
Labels-Please put your child’s name in coats, sweaters, boots, mittens, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings. Yellow rain slickers, jean jackets, and Red Sox sweatshirts all look alike!
Milk-Kindergarten students may purchase milk for sixty-five cents during our lunch time. Please place the money in a change purse, envelope or bag inside your child’s lunch box.
Lunch-Kindergarten students may purchase lunch for $3.25. Money can be placed in the Ziploc bag attached to the folders. There is a calendar provided for each month. This calendar describes what is offered.
Breakfast-There is a breakfast snack available for $2.25. Please see the corresponding calendar. Money can be placed in the Ziploc bag attached to the folders.
Money-Any time your child brings money to school, please send it in a labeled and sealed envelope or Ziploc bag. Loose change is easily lost. Milk money should be placed in the lunch boxes. It is easier this way.
Recess-We will go out for recess as long as the weather is good. As the weather becomes cooler, please be certain your child dresses appropriately.
Party Treats-Birthdays are a very exciting time in the life of a kindergartner. You are welcome to send in treats to school for your child to pass out. Please inform the nurse what you are bringing in to school with 24 hours notice. It is important to avoid nuts due to allergies. Please do not send invitations to school to be distributed unless all are invited. This will ease hurt feelings.
Snacks-Please send in two small, separate snacks (simple, not messy) in labeled Ziploc bags (label one bag AM and the other PM with your child’s name). Reusable cloth bags are fine too. We will have two snack times. We do not have a refrigerator. Please do not pack snacks in your child’s lunch box.
I have sent home a list of the days in which we have specials. Please be reminded to send your child to school on gym day with sneakers.
I hope this letter has answered a few of your questions. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with me at school at 860-663-1121 between 8:20-8:30 or leave a message in my voicemail. I will return your call at my first available moment. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I usually check it every morning around nine.
Kindergarten is an exciting time in your child’s life. I am really looking forward to our year together.
Mrs. Sullivan with Mrs. Maio