Classroom Procedures


 

 

September 2017 Procedures

Dear Parents/Guardians;

I am happy to welcome your child to Kindergarten at Corpus Christi School where they will grow in faith and knowledge.   I hope this letter will help to answer some of the questions you may have regarding classroom living and school policy.

Arrival/Dismissal: Kindergarten children may enter through the triple doors at the rear of the large lot between 7:40 AM and 7:55 AM. They will proceed downstairs to the kindergarten classrooms. Children arriving after the 8:00 AM bell will be marked tardy.  Kindergarten students will be dismissed through the same triple doors at 2:40 PM.   

Backpack/Folder/Correspondence: All children should bring a backpack and folder to school each day.  The school will provide the folder. Check it each day for completed work, important information or assignments.  Return all completed assignments or correspondence in this folder.

Clothing: The children are required to wear their school uniform to school and follow the dress code. Label all sweaters and sweatshirts with your child’s name.  Please send a smock to school for Art activities.  An old shirt is ideal.

Supplies: There will be a $30.00 supply fee for each kindergarten student. Please bring the fee to the Kindergarten Orientation on the first day of school. Please place the fee in an envelop with your child’s name, KB and the words “Kindergarten Supply Fee”.  The supply fee will cover the cost of primary pencils, crayons, paper, scissors, watercolor paints and glue.  Please do not send in these items from home.  Please send in headphones for your child to wear in the Computer Lab.  Place the headphones in a plastic Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s first and last name.  The following supplies will also be needed: baby wipes, Lysol wipes, Ziploc bags in (gallon, quart and sandwich), tissues and paper towels.

Snack/Lunch: Parents are responsible for providing snacks and lunch each day. Lunches may be sent from home or purchased online.  If sending lunch from home, please keep in mind the following: Lunch should be sent in a labeled lunch box.  Snack must be packed in a bag (paper, cloth or insulated), labeled “Snack” with your child’s name.  Lunch and snack must be packed separately. This prevents children from mixing up their snacks and lunches.  Napkins, drinks, straws and utensils should accompany all food.  If you choose to purchase lunch for your child please follow the guidelines sent home by the catering service. Healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, yogurt or cheese are encouraged.  Please keep in mind Corpus Christi is a “NUT FREE SCHOOL”.

Homework: I find it very helpful for both the student and the parent to review the papers that are brought home.  Your child receives added reinforcement and you get to see the progress that they are making each day. Completed homework assignments should be returned to school in their folder on the next school day.  Help your child memorize their address, phone number and birthday.     

Show And Tell: Schedules and dates for “Show And Tell” will be posted on the KB Webpage. Please help your child choose an item and discuss what they will tell the class about the item they chose.  Do not send fragile items or violent toys.

Star Student: Each Friday a “Star Student” will be chosen. Every child will have a chance to complete a special poster over the weekend.  They will then return it to school on Monday to share with the class.  Please help them to artfully complete the poster.  This project helps build confidence and self esteem.

Birthdays: If you would like your child to celebrate their birthday in school please let me know in advance.  All food must be “Nut Free”.  You only need to send in a brownie, cookie or doughnut (Dunkin Donuts are not nut free) for each child in class. Please supply napkins and juice boxes or small water bottles.  Do not send in goody bags or party favors.  Party supplies should be dropped at 8:00 AM the day of the celebration. Parents are not permitted to attend classroom parties. If your child has a summer birthday and would like to celebrate a non-birthday in school, please select another day between September and May to celebrate.

Holiday Celebrations: Holiday celebrations are an exciting part of Kindergarten!  There will be a $30 Celebration Fee for each Kindergarten child.  The $30 fee is due by the end of September.  Cash must be in the exact amount.  Checks must be made payable to Corpus Christi School.  Please put the fee in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and “Kindergarten Celebration Fee”.  Please send the envelope to school in your child’s school folder.  The celebration fee will cover the cost of paper goods, food, beverages, and/or other party supplies that will be needed throughout the year.  We will be having a Halloween Costume Party, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Party, Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Social, St. Patrick’s Day Party, Bunny Brunch, and Farewell Luau this year.  On certain occasions, school-authorized party favors/presents will be distributed.  Please do not send in your own party favors/presents to be passed out in class.  Any unauthorized party favors/presents will be returned to you.

Monthly Authors: We will be exploring the works of different authors each month. Authors are listed on the KB Webpage.  Please look for their books when you visit the library and encourage your child to share these books with our class.

Information Sheet: Please complete the Information Sheet in your packet and return it to school on or before the first day of school.

Class Homepage: Log onto http://www.corpuschristischool.net and go to the faculty link, click on, Mrs. Rocha KB. You will then be at our class page. Use this tool to find important information about our class or homework assignments.

Please keep this letter for reference throughout the year.

I am looking forward to creating a positive learning experience for your child.

Mrs. Rocha