Kindergarten with Ms. Stephens

Welcome to Kindergarten

Schedule

Kindergarten students attend full days; Monday/Wednesday (Star Class) or Tuesday/Thursday (Heart Class) with rotating Fridays. You can view the Friday schedule on the Google Calendar. Please continue to check the Fridays each month in case of changes. If for any reason there is a change, you will be notified. Our days are packed full of fun curriculum based activities. We do have a rest period of 15 minutes following lunch.

Drop off/Pick up

Further information about pick up and drop off will be sent via email prior to the beginning of school.

Early Dismissal Wednesdays

The first Wednesday of every month is Early Out. Students are dismissed at 2:15pm. As students leave one hour early the Star Class will make up this time by having two extra days which will take place on Fridays. This will be marked on the Google Calendar.

Snack, Lunch and Water Bottles

Please pack a small nutritious snack for the morning along with your child's lunch each day. A nutritious breakfast is important; as we do not eat snack first thing in the morning.

Kindly remind your child that they cannot share food with their classmates. Please label all containers you send to school and send along any needed utensils as we do not have extras at school.

Please send a water bottle daily with your child. Water bottles are not stored at school as we are not in attendance everyday in kindergarten. Please ensure your child is able to open their own water bottle.

There is no microwave access for students at school.

Allergies

Our school is a nut aware environment. Please keep this in mind when packing lunches or sending in any treats to the classroom. Food in our classroom must be clearly marked 'nut-free'. Please do not send nuts of any kind to school with your child.

Communication

New Horizons is an Environmentally Friendly School. Therefore all Calendars and News will be electronic and accessible on this webpage. Reminders, additional information and urgent messages will be sent via email. Please ensure you provide an email address which is checked daily to ensure no information about our class and your child is missed. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone anytime. I check my email on a regular basis.

Attendance

If your child will be absent from school, please inform the office by email (kindly cc myself as well) or by phone (780-416-2353) as quickly as possible. Please try to ensure you child is arriving on time; the start of the day is very important to our daily routines.

Kanga Pouches

Every child will receive a Kanga Pouch. This pouch is to come back and forth to school everyday. It is used to send home any work, messages or forms.

Important Dates

Google Calendar will be used for all events and activities happening this year. You will also find the Friday Schedule on the calendar. Please be sure to check the calendar in order to stay up to date. For more information about events, please be sure to check out the news page. Please note that the Google Calendar is for both kindergarten classes, therefore watch dates carefully.

Parent Volunteers

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be having parent volunteers in our classroom until further notice.

We will have a "Donation Tree" which will contain items we are in need of in our classroom. If you would like to donate please feel free to view the Donation Tree page for items (coming soon). If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know :)


NHS COVID - 19 Information

Please click here for New Horizons Information Links regarding COVID 19 Re Entry Plan and more!

Birthday Celebrations

In Kindergarten, we look forward to celebrating everyone's birthday.

Summer Birthdays (July and August) - If your child's birthday falls in the summer we will celebrate your half birthday (January and February).

If your child's birthday falls on a holiday or non-school day, we will celebrate on the closest school day :)!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be having birthday treats in our classroom.

Personal Belongings

Please remember to label all personal belongings coming to school including backpacks, clothing, jackets, mittens, hats, etc.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please refrain from sending any unnecessary items to school such as toys and plushies. If these items are sent to school, they will be kept in your child's backpack.

School Supplies

Please bring all school supplies unlabelled in a single bag or box (bag or box labelled with the child’s name). All school supplies will be sorted and labeled by the teacher with COVID restrictions being followed (I.E. If supplies are pooled or not).

Special Events

In Kindergarten, we have lots of fun activities which are unique to us. Please be sure to watch our calendar as well as the school calendar. Please note kindergarten students may not be present for every school wide event. We do our very best to ensure students are able to participate in some school wide events throughout the year.