Hello and welcome to our Kindergarten classroom!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer enjoying time with your families! My name is Jenna Appel, and I will be your child's kindergarten teacher. This is my 4th year teaching K, and I absolutely LOVE my job!! I am so excited to get to know my students and their families!
This blog will be my main source of communication! It will be updated with new information, important dates, and pictures of what we are doing in class. I will update it by Sunday of each week to give you a heads-up of important and helpful information that you may need. Please check our website weekly! :)
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All of the teachers will be outside for morning walk during the first few days of school. You can come walk with your child beginning at 8:05. Our bell will ring at 8:15. As hard as it is, please give your child a big hug outside and wave to them as we enter the building. We ask that parents stay outside as our day begins! It helps to just let them go and begin their new adventure alone, instead of creating a few unnecessary tears because they want their parents to stay with them. I promise I will LOVE and take care of your child each and every day! :) Dismissal is at 2:15, and we will exit the same way that we enter. *Please email me to let me know if someone other than you is picking up your child! I know plans often change...I just want to make sure your child is safe!
SNACK: Each day I will pass out the same snack to each student, unless there is an allergy. Please let me know as soon as possible if your child has an allergy!!
WATER BOTTLES: In order to continue more time on task I ask that you send a water bottle labeled with your kiddo's name. This will help lesson the time it takes to get drinks from the drinking fountain. They can keep them at school or take them home each day. I will make sure water bottles are sent home each Friday to get cleaned!
SUPPLIES: We will have community supplies! That means we will share pencils, glue, etc. So, if you haven't already, that means you only have to put your kiddo's name on their notebook, folders, pencil box, scissors, watercolor paints and headphones!
I am in my classroom each morning by 7:45. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me at email@example.com. I will check my voicemails each morning, lunch, and after school, and will check my emails periodically throughout the day. Communication is key for a successful year together! If you have any questions or concerns at any time throughout the school year, please let me know right away!
I am so excited for our school year to begin together! I will continue to update our website with all of the information you will need to know! Check out the other tabs to explore what is on our site. See you soon!!
*August 17th- Meet the Teacher! This is for KINDERGARTEN ONLY!! If they have older siblings, they will have their meet the teacher night on the 22nd.
Bring your supplies at 5pm!
*August 24th- First day of school!
**School starts at 8:15 and is dismissed at 2:15**
*August 30th- 1:15 dismissal for PLC time for teachers
*Sept. 4th- NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
*Sept. 6th- 1:15 dismissal for PLC time for teachers
*Sept. 7th-Open House from 6-7-This is a time for teachers to share information with the parents so please try to make other arrangements for the kiddos.
*Sept. 11th- Picture Day! Bring your smiles!! :)
*Sept. 13th- 1:15 dismissal for PLC time for teachers
*Sept. 15th- Ice Cream Social at Arrowhead from 5:30-7:30
*Sept. 20th- 1:15 dismissal for PLC time for teachers
*Sept. 27th- 1:15 dismissal for PLC time for teachers