Friday Folders: Each child will receive a blue Friday Folder. This folder will go home with your child every Friday. In one pocket you will find all the notes and information from Hilton and the community. In the other pocket you will find notes from the Monkey Room and eventually your child’s work from the week. This folder will go home on Fridays and will need to be returned on the following Mondays.
Important Notes: All important notes should be pinned on your child.
Bus Tags: It is absolutely imperative that all Junior Kindergarten students wear his/her bus tag everyday for the first month of school. They are not only helpful, but a necessary safety precaution. I will let you know when they can move them to their backpacks for the rest of the school year.
Snack: In our class we participate in Community Snack. Please refer to the "Snack" tab for more detailed information. I will send home a Snack Calendar at the beginning of each month.
Allergies: Please let me know if your child has any known allergies or diet restrictions.
Birthdays: We will celebrate all Monkey Friends’ birthdays with treats from home. If your child’s birthday falls on the weekend or during vacation, you may select the closest date for treats to be brought in. Please send them with your child or deliver them at the beginning of the school day. If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate his/her special day May.
Clothes: Please try to have your child wear clothes and shoes that he/she can put on and take off independently. If your child has not yet mastered shoe tying, please consider slip-ons or Velcro. And please make sure that your child is comfortable in what he/she is wearing, so he/she is able to experience school and the world without worrying about falling or getting dirty. You may also want to have him/her dress in layers—the temperature seems to vary quite a bit in our classroom.
Outside: Your child should be prepared to go outside for recess and/or nature study everyday.
Volunteering: Please refer to the Volunteer Opportunities sheet on the first day of school. There will be various volunteer opportunities throughout the school year as well.
Communication: Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I will provide newsletters on Fridays, and I will be available at Hilton before and after school. The phone number at Hilton is 299-3950, and I do have voicemail. My school email is: firstname.lastname@example.org