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					 Laurel Elementary

Kindergarten Orientation
          Laurel Elementary
           Administration
• Dr. Sandra Hennon
  Superintendent
• Mr. Dennis Devorick,
  Principal
• Mr. Kevin Mahoney,
  Principal
 Laurel Elementary
Kindergarten Teachers
           • Mrs. Kathy Atwell
           • (Ext. 2098)
           • Mrs. Leigh Ann Canciello
             (Ext. 2104)
           • Mrs. Bethany Kwiat
           • (Ext. 2106)
           • Miss Nadine Mezan
           • (Ext. 2100)
           • Mrs. Carrie Mason
           • (Ext. 2102)
           Laurel Elementary
             Support Staff
• Mrs. Debbie Garrett,
  Nurse
• Mrs. Denise Moccia,
  Speech Therapist
• Mrs. Jessica
  Neofotistis, School
  Psychologist
Laurel Elementary
 Office Helpers

        • Mrs. Shelly Benton
        • Mrs. Sharon Marshall
        • Mrs. Diane Callahan
                      Busing
Arrival:
  Students arriving @ 8:40
  AM may report to their
  classroom. If arriving
  prior to 8:40 AM, please     BUS PASSES
  go to the cafeteria.         Please send in a note if your
Dismissal:                     child will be riding a
  Students will be walked to   different bus, or he/she will
  their busses at 3:45pm       be getting off at a different
                               bus stop. A bus pass must be
  each day.
                               issued from the office.
              Fluoride
• School nurse will send home
  permission slip.
• Students are not required to take
  fluoride.
• Distributed daily by the teachers.
          THINGS TO BRING
• Book bag                   • We will provide
                               – Pencils
                               – Crayons
• Camera – you are             – Glue
  welcome to send in a
                               – Scissors
  disposable camera to
  capture special              – Paper
  moments. (Please label       – Folders
  w/student’s name.)
                             **Your child will be provided
                             with a folder that should be
• Toys and videos are not    returned each day. Please check
  acceptable without prior   your child’s folder daily for
  approval.                  his/her work and letters from
                             your child’s teacher or office.
      BREAKFAST PROGRAM
• Breakfast is available for students
  to purchase. It is served from 8:30
  – 9:00am.
• For payment of meals in the
  cafeteria, each student has a
  computerized debit account into
  which money is deposited by the
  parent/guardian.
• If the student is eligible for a
  free/reduced meal, the account will
  be credited accordingly.
• Refer to the daily menu for
  choices.
• Breakfast is 60 cents.
                      SNACK
• Students will have a
  “healthy” morning snack       Ideas for healthy snacks!
  break.
                                •Pretzels
• Teachers will distribute a
                                •Crackers
  monthly calendar letting
  you know when your child      •Cheese cubes
  will need to provide snack    •Fruit
  for the class.                •Carrots
• Students are permitted to     •Celery
  bring water bottles to
                                •Fat free cookies
  school. Please label bottle
  with student’s name.          •Jello

• Milk will be available for    •Pudding
  purchase.
                         LUNCH
• Students will eat lunch from
  approximately 12:40 – 1:10pm.
• Students may either purchase or
  pack their lunch.
• The price for lunch is $1.
• White milk is 25 cents and
  chocolate milk is 30 cents.
• Students will use their debit
  account to purchase their
  lunches.
• Students will receive a monthly
  calendar providing them with
  lunch choices.
                    Birthdays!

• Students will be recognized
  each month during lunch in
  the cafeteria.

• You are welcome to send in a
  nonfood birthday treat
  (pencils, erasers, bubbles).

• You will be assigned to bring
  in snack on the day of your
  child’s birthday.
                   Specials
• The students will have
  a 5 day rotating
  special schedule.
  (Piano, Gym, Music,
  Art and Library)

• Please refer to your
  monthly calendar for
  your child’s special.
                    Report Cards
• Report cards will be issued
  every 9 weeks.
• Students will not receive
  traditional letter grades.
• The four levels of
  performance are…
   –   N (not yet)
   –   E (emerging behavior)
   –   D (developing behavior)
   –   S (secure behavior)
                   Illnesses
• A written excuse is
  required.
• Blank forms can be
  found in the back of
  the school calendar.
• If a student has a
  brother/sister in
  school, please have
  him/her check for
  missed work.
                 Security
 Enter building
  through the main
  entrance.
 Go directly to office
  to obtain a guest
  pass.
 There is a security
  officer on duty
  during school
  hours.
             Our day in Kindergarten
• Opening/Calendar
• Reading/Skill Groups:          As the year progresses, we will target the students
    needs.
•   Snack
•   Science/Social Studies
•   Lunch/Recess Centers
•   Special: Piano, Gym, Music, Art, Library
•   Math
•   Center
•   Quiet/Rest time: Individual mats will be provided.
                  FIELD TRIP
• We will visit Cheeseman’s
  Farm on Friday, October
  23rd for our annual field
  trip.
• Room parents will be the
  chaperones for the trip.
• PTO will be providing the
  students with t-shirts for
  the trip. Forms will be
  sent home so that you may
  select your child's size.
  Additional shirts may be
  purchased at this time.

				
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