Welcome Letter and Supply List
Dear Parent(s) of a Special Kindergarten Student,
Welcome to Pine Run! I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with you and your child during this new school year. There is so much to learn and discover in kindergarten. I can’t wait to get started!
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with some brief information that will help your child in the first few weeks of school. I will have more time at Back-To-School-Night to discuss the curriculum, classroom procedures, volunteers, etc. in more depth. I have listed below information that will be helpful to your child as we get started in this new school year.
*A snack break has been planned each day to help your child give his/her best performance throughout their session. I ask that you pack a small snack, preferably a healthy one, and a drink for your child every day. A water bottle with your child’s name on it would be great. That way, when they get thirsty during the day, they will always have their water bottle nearby. Please do not send in any snack item that contains peanuts. We often have students with nut allergies and want them to be in a safe food environment. Please practice with your child so that he/she will be able to handle opening the snack/drink independently. Thank you so much!!
*Please label your child’s back pack, coat, snack box, pencil case, etc. so that if an item gets misplaced, we know who it belongs to.
*Your child’s backpack should be large enough to fit his/her snack box and a two-pocket folder.
*I welcome your donations of classroom supplies. Please see the supply list on the Pine Run Elementary School’s website under “Mrs. Strong’s School Wires”. If you would like, you can bring your child’s supply donations in the day of orientation. Please just place everything in a plastic bag with your child’s name clearly marked, and leave it hanging on their coat rack hook. That way, your child’s book bag won’t be overflowing on that first day of school.
*You are invited to Kindergarten Orientation which will be on Thursday, August 31st at 1:00 for the morning class and 2:00 for the afternoon class.
*At Kindergarten Orientation please be sure to look in your child’s mailbox. There will be a nametag in it, and for the morning class, 2 placards that you should keep in your car for 11:10 pick-up. Please have your child wear his/her nametag each day. Please write your child’s bus number on the back of the index card that is on the back of the nametag with a black marker (Please do not write on the plastic). My hope is to use these nametags again over the next few years). Many thanks!
*The first official day of kindergarten is Tuesday, September 5, 2017
*Please be looking for many papers to be sent home during the first week. Many will need to be filled out and sent back. In addition, a Friday Newsletter and/or “Ask Me Abouts” will be sent home each Friday in a very special Friday Folder.
*If you have any questions or concerns, I will be calling each family before orientation to say hello. Jot down any questions, and feel free to ask me then. Also, my e-mail at school is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to a great year in kindergarten! I value your partnership and look forward to working closely with you.
See you soon!