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					If your child is absent, please email me at
                                                        Parent and Teacher conferences will be held
lelder@ndacademy.org and my assistant at
                                                        twice a year. We will end our school year with an
nnicolas@ndacademy.org and call the school at
                                                        additional student led conference. Please watch
(678) 387-9385 to let me know.
                                                        for information and reply accordingly.
Our Attitudes we are encouraging are:
Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence,                   Communication is important. Feel free to contact
Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy,            me whenever you have a question, comment, or
Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect,           concern. You can reach me by email at
and Tolerance.                                          lelder@ndacademy.org, and cc my assistant
                                                        nnicolas@ndacademy.org by note, or set up a
Upon Arrival children begin their day by taking         conference to see me in person.
care of their belongings and settling in with a quiet
activity.                                               “Can the Khakis” will take place on half days.
                                                        Information will be given out accordingly.

                                                        Circle time encompasses a wide variety of
                                                        learning activities. We review the calendar, sing
                                                        songs, read books and discuss our weekly theme.
If you would like to send a birthday treat with your
child on or near his/her birthday, please feel free
to do so. These treats will be eaten during our
snack / lunch time. Birthdays are recognized
during our calendar routine as well. We will
recognize summer birthdays at the end of the
                                                        Discipline is simple. We work hard as a class to
school year. We encourage cookies, cookie
                                                        make the classroom a positive and safe place for
cakes, or brownies and mini cupcakes. Large
                                                        all. Our essential agreements are:
cupcakes are difficult for our age group.
                                                        1. Listen to your teacher and your friends.
We will send home book order forms for you and
                                                        2. Raise your hand.
your child to look over every month. Book clubs
                                                        3. Use inside voices.
offer books at reduced prices. It's a great way to
                                                        4. Treat others the way you want them to treat
build your child's home library! Our classroom
                                                        you.
benefits from these orders as well, as we get
                                                        5. Treat our classroom and school with care.
points to use to order classroom books with every
                                                        6. Follow your teachers’ directions.
order. Feel free to do this online.
                                                        7. Be quiet when the teacher is talking.
                                                      Independence is a goal for students because it
My school email address is                            builds self-esteem and self-confidence. Three’s
lelder@ndacademy.org and my assistant                 are very capable of doing many things on their
nnicolas@ndacademy.org .                              own and I encourage them to do as much as they
                                                      can for themselves in the classroom. Please work
I check email daily. If you have an email address     on the following self-help skills at home with your
that you’d like me to be aware of, please let me      child like zipping, tying, dressing etc.
know.
                                                      Inquiry is another goal for our students. We
Early Release Days will take place on the first       encourage you to help your child to become an
Wednesday of each month. Please check the             inquirer.
school web site for dates. Children are released
for carpool starting at 11:35 a.m. The children do
not have lunch on these days, they will have snack
time.



                                                      Jumping is one of the many skills that we do in
                                                      P.E. and recess.
Folders are sent home everyday. Please return
them the following day.


                                                      Keep updated by reading the classroom
                                                      newsletter every week and checking the website
                                                      for other notes and information.


Germs…if your child has a bad cold or suffering
from some ailment, please help us stay healthy by
keeping your child at home to prevent the
spreading of germs.


                                                      Our class eats lunch at 11:00a.m. At this time we
                                                      learn good healthy habits and practice good table
                                                      manners. Please remember we are a nut free
Students will have various things to send in from     school.
Home. These will be listed on our newsletters and
calendars. Each week will have a new letter and       Please label everything you send to school.
we will ask your child to send in any items that
begin with that letter to enhance our letter of the   We practice Letter recognition as a daily routine.
week.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday we invite a
parent, friend, or grandparent etc. to be the          Questions? Please feel free to email or send a
Mystery Reader. Please be at school by 11:45           note.
am prepared to read for 10 mins. You may bring a
favorite book from home. We then have carpool at       Please encourage your child to ask questions.
12:00




                                                       READ, READ, READ. Read to your child daily.
A weekly newsletter will be sent home on
Thursdays and Fridays to keep you informed             Report cards will be sent home two times in the
about what is happening in our class. This will also   year.
be posted on our website.
                                                       Our Religion curriculum teaches children of God’s
                                                       love for them and all of the wondrous things he
                                                       created. This will help us understand some of the
                                                       attitudes and profile traits that God wants us to
                                                       exhibit. We will learn how to talk to God as well,
        Our doors are always open to you.              and remind our students how important it is to talk
                                                       and praise him each day.
Please be open-minded and open to the
perspectives, values and traditions of other
individuals, points of view, and cultures.

In Outdoor play we practice building their muscle
strength and coordination, as well as participating
in organized games.                                    Snack is once a day in the morning except if your
                                                       child is enrolled in extended care. Please send in
                                                       a healthy snack.

                                                       We are Striving to have a successful year.

                                                       Small group time is where we work with a small
When picking up your child, please follow the          group of children on a more structured lesson.
carpool procedures to keep our students safe.
                                                       Special Day is their Show and Tell. Your child
Our learner Profiles are: Inquirers,                   may bring an item to share with the class.
knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators,
principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers,
balanced, reflective
If your child has any changes in their
transportation please let me know in writing, by
email, or telephone.                                Parents and family members are eXtremely
                                                    important to our NDA family.

                                                    The eXtra snacks that we have asked parents to
                                                    send in are only to be used in the event a child
                                                    forgot their snack that day. Please continue to
                                                    send in a snack for your child each day.

         and                                        Please exit and enter via the main school entry.
Volunteers and visitors are welcome and must
register at the front office.



                                                    Your ideas…and suggestions are welcome!




Our Wish List is located on the website if you
wish to purchase anything for our classroom.        Zzzzzzz - Make sure that your child gets plenty of
                                                    rest. Setting and keeping a bedtime is a wonderful
Water bottle is needed daily. Please label it.      gift you can give your child.

Work Time is where children make choices, learn
to play with others, solve problems, practice and
learn new skills.

				
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