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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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