Welcome to Kindergarten

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Welcome to the “Kindergarten Bunch”. I am looking forward to meeting each one of you at our Meet and Greet on Friday anytime between 2 and 3. This will be a time for the children to use their eyes to briefly check out their new classroom. We encourage you to help your child understand that this will not be time to play, but to say hello to the teacher and have a sneak peak of the classroom.

This website will be the place where most of the communication between us will take place. Please be sure to bookmark this link.

Important Reminders

 

  •  The children will need dairy lunches each day unless it is an early- release day
  • The boys will need to bring two kippot- one to be kept in a ziploc bag in their lunchbox each day and one to be left in Ms. Gurvitz’ classroom for the whole year: LABEL please
  • Please send a labeled water bottle each day or a reusable bottle  that can be rinsed out and kept at school until Friday; we do not have a water fountain in our classrooms
  • Each day please send 2 small healthy snacks that do not need to be refrigerated (please no candy)
  • On PE days tennis shoes are required (Tues/Thurs)
  • Unless it is raining we go to the playground each day-please dress your child in appropriate play clothing
  • Please keep a labeled Ziploc bag with extra clothing in their back pack every day in case of spills or accidents
  • Your child will need a backpack that is large enough to carry a take home folder, a library book, and extra clothing; mini backpacks do not work well
  • Please keep all toys and distractible items at home; children do not like to have their precious items taken away if they become a distraction for the rest of the class
  • We have a short rest time each day; they will need something to rest on that can hang on a hook or be put in a bag that can hang outside the classroom-it will be sent home each Friday for washing
  • Please have a discussion about how you are going to handle the transition the first few weeks of school-it would be helpful if you could tell your child good bye in the hallway; if there are separation issues, it merely prolongs the difficulty when parents come into the classroom
  • School begins promptly at 8 a.m. with the pledge and Hatikva; please allow enough time to have them put away their belongings and be in the class ready to start by 8:00
  • Please meet us on the ECP side of the building (not the AJA lobby) for dismissal at 3:30 on M-TH and 3:00 on Fridays; please try to be on time to prevent anxiety in your child
  • Monday is the only day your child will bring home a transmittal folder with information or work from the previous week
  • If you have questions or concerns please email me at

aileen.duncan@austinjewishacademy.org

 First day of school checklist:

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Extra clothing in a plastic bag
  • Two Snacks and Dairy Lunch
  • Rest mat