Boot Camp &
August 27, 2009
Mrs. B. Lynch
Ms. J. Lynch
P.E. - Coach Ray & Coach Duron
Music - Mrs. Hancock
Art - Mrs. Ruddle
Library - Mrs. Hammonds
Computer – Classroom Teacher
Other Important People
Vice Principal – Mrs. Ruhs
CIT- Mrs. Wood
Nurse-Nurse Mrs. Shelton
Office Manager-Mrs. Shumake
Office Assistants-Mrs. Collins and Mrs.
What will your child learn?
What the Texas Education Agency says all
children must learn in Kindergarten
The sequence of how the District has
decided that we will teach the TEKS
Letter and sound recognition is one of the
most significant early indicators of reading
We will be learning letters and sounds
The Johnny Can Spell Program
Our Thematic Units which integrate Writing,
Science, & Social Studies, Reader’s and
Please reinforce letter and sound
recognition at home.
We will be writing daily as a
group and individually.
Write From the Beginning
Your child will learn to read in
We will teach Reading through:
Shared Reading (Big Books & Poems)
Recognizing numbers 0-31
Writing numbers 1-20
Counting to 100
Science and Social Studies
The following thematic units will integrate Science and
All About Me and 5 Senses
Apples & Pumpkins
Thanksgiving, Native Americans, Pilgrims
Holidays Around the World
Classroom Teacher Observations
Assessments will be done every six
weeks by your child’s classroom teacher
DRA – September, January
Report Cards will be sent home every six
weeks except for the 1st six weeks
Sign the envelope and return the next
day – you can keep the Report Card
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be
scheduled to discuss your child’s
academic progress on October 12th.
Please read to your child every night
Work a maximum of 15 minutes per night on other
Kindergarten skills such as:
Full name Phone #
Birthday Letters & Sounds
Projects will occasionally be sent home
Other homework will be sent home
on an as needed basis
Cooking/Extra Curricular Activites
We will be cooking on various Fridays to
correspond with units and areas of study.
Cooking ingredients will be asked for as
Follow School & Classroom
Always Show Respect
Read all Notes and Forms
Initial Behavior Log Nightly
Conference with Teacher as Needed
Read Nightly to your Child
Homework Enrichment Calendar
Please check daily for behavior and
Please initial the behavior chart daily
Please place all money in baggies inside
Please use the parent communications
sheet to note any changes of
transportation, concerns, etc.
Please send money in a zip lock bag
with your child’s name on it & what it is
Please place the zip lock bag in the
money bag in their folder.
The fastest way to get a response from your
child’s teacher is by email!
Please understand that we will refer to your
child by their initials or first name only in all
emails to protect their privacy.
If we do not respond within 24 hours, please
send a note or call. We have filters that do
block certain addresses.
A great inexpensive way to provide
quality books for your child.
Earns bonus points for the teacher to
buy more books for the class.
12:05 - 1:00 P.M. Daily
A morning or afternoon conference can
be scheduled upon request
Please call or send a note to schedule a
conference if needed
Promptness – children need to be on
time to class (7:50 a.m.)
Absences - Please send a note when
your child returns to school and call the
school to let us know that your child will
State law requires students to be in
school 90% of the school year.
Morning Drop Off
If your child eats breakfast at the school,
please drop off by 7:30 a.m.
When dropping off in the car line in the
morning, please have your child ready to get
out of the car when you pull up
Parents SHOULD NOT get out of the car in
the car line when dropping off or picking up
Please allow your child to walk themselves to
their classroom alone to help them establish
We LOVE Volunteers
If you wish to volunteer, you must fill out a
volunteer application and be approved by the
This includes helping in the classroom/around
the school, parties, any special event such as
Field Trips & Field Day
Siblings will not be allowed in the classroom
during instruction time, during parties, or on
Volunteers must follow school dress code.
Please make sure you have filled out the
Background Check if you want to go on a
Please send in all field trip forms to your
child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Birthdays and Parties
Parents are allowed to send cupcakes for their child’s
birthday. These will be handed out between 1:30-
Parent’s are not allowed to send candy to school
except for our Winter and Valentine’s Party.
You do need to let us know ahead of time if you will be
bringing or sending cupcakes.
No Party Favors, plates, cups, ice cream, birthday
candles, presents, or juice boxes
We will not be allowed to hand out birthday invitations
for any child. NISD Board policy states that outside
written material may not be distributed in the
classroom unless approved by the board.
Suggestion: contact your room parent to get an email
list to send out E-vites for parties
No spaghetti straps
No halter tops
No Mid-drift shirts
Shorts beneath dresses
No open-toed shoes are allowed for P.E.
Tennis shoes that cover the top of the
foot are required for your child to
participate in P.E. They will sit out if they
are not wearing the appropriate shoes.
No short skirts
Healthy Snack Suggestions
Plain Graham Crackers
***No Candy or Cookies Please
Parent Table in the hall… No friends
may sit with your child
Please send items that are easy to open.
If you have trouble opening an item…
your kids will too!
Recess is 2:00-2:30
If your child arrives between 7:30 and
7:45 they will go to a teachers classroom
You will be notified in the weekly
newsletter which classroom your child
will going to each week.
Look for the big purple dot on the door in
If your child is going to go home
differently please call the office before
2:00 pm or send a note in their folders.
Car Riders – In the Back (please do not
get out of your car to get them)
Walkers – Kindergarten Playground
Paper copy will come home this week
Next week we will begin sending out the
newsletter electronically unless you
requested a paper copy with your child’s
Provides information concerning
curriculum, classroom needs/wants,
upcoming events, reminders, etc.
Please Join PTA-$8 per family
Box Tops, Campbell’s Soup Labels, &
We are collecting these to get money for our
Fundraisers – Fall & Spring (Cookie
Dough Fundraiser starts on Monday)