Welcome to Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Trupia's Kindergarten Farm!
We appreciate your interest and support in Richfield School. Please feel free to contact us at the school any time between 3:00 - 3:20. The only day of the week we may be unavailable is our staff meeting day, Wednesday. Working together we can accomplish our goals for your child. Thank you for sharing your child with us!
Free Tutoring Services
Working Together to Improve our Community
Fun + Learning = Success
Sponsored by: Youth In Action
When: Every Second Tuesday of each Month
Oct.11, Nov.8, Dec.13, Jan.10, Feb.14, Mar.14, Apr.11, May 9
Where: E.E. Waddell Community Center
621 Wall St. Albemarle, NC
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Who: All Stanly County Students in Grades K – 5
Need Help with:
Reading, Writing, Math, Homework
No appointment needed, just show up.
If you have any questions contact:
Tomeika Baldwin 704-985-2321
*3/27 – McTeacher's Night 5:00 - 7:00
*3/29 – Spring Pictures, Class Pictures
*4/6 - Lazy 5 Ranch Field Trip
*4/7 – Report Cards
*4/10 – Easter Party
*4/12 – Field Day
*4/13 – World Health Day
*4/14 - 4/21 – Spring Break
*Everything You Wanted To Know About Kindergarten......But May Be Afraid To Ask!*
Communication: During the week, we may send home forms or papers that need to be signed. These items will come home in a green teacher/parent communication folder. Please return it each day. This is also a good way to send any notes or concerns that you may have back to us. Twice per month we will send home a newsletter explaining the activities taking place in our classroom and upcoming events. This newsletter can also be found on the kindergarten websites. Your child’s completed weekly work will also be included in the folder each Monday. Please go over your child’s work with them. Praise them for work well done and offer help and encouragement where improvement could be made. Keep the work at home, but please sign the folder and return it the next day.
Supplies: Each child is assigned a cubby where they can store their things. Your child will need the items printed on the supply list. Please remember to label all belongings and make sure your child has a complete change of clothes, including underwear, to leave in their cubby in case of accidents.
Lunch Money: Your child’s lunch will cost $2.60 per day. You may pay for lunch in advance by the week or month. Paying by check or online at www.lunchprepay.com is encouraged. This is due to the fact that young children may easily lose cash. Please place all money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and what the money is for. Free and reduced lunch forms are available from Mrs. Burris in the office, the school cafeteria, and may also be filled out online. Please direct any questions regarding these forms to Sandra Burris, school secretary.
You are always welcome to come and eat lunch with your child any time after the first week of school. We ask that you refrain from visiting the first week so that students have time to adjust to the new kindergarten routine. When you come to eat lunch with your child, you will need to sign in at the office. Your child may choose one friend to eat with them. Mrs. Maynard will go to lunch at 11:15. Mrs. Vanhoy will go at 11:20. Adult lunch price is $3.50. *** Please see the student handbook regarding outside food policies.
Breakfast: The cost of breakfast is $1.25. Your child may eat breakfast in our cafeteria as soon as he/she gets off the bus. If you bring your child and wish for them to eat breakfast, please make sure they arrive in time to eat and get to the classroom by 7:55. After 8:00 they will have an unexcused tardy.
Buses: Be sure your child knows his/her bus number. If your child will have a transportation change, we MUST have a note from you explaining the change. This protects your child and also protects us should your child decide to go home with a friend or relative. Please put all notes in the green communication folder. Unless you send a note, your child will be seated on the bus to which they are assigned. Call the school if emergency situations occur during the day that would cause a change in your child’s transportation.
Arrival and Departure: Students are allowed to enter the classroom at 7:50. The tardy bell will ring at 8:00 and all students should be in their seats, ready to learn. Students who arrive before 7:50 and are not eating breakfast must go to the media center where a teacher is on duty. The back doors will be locked promptly at 8:00. If your child is a car rider and he/she arrives after 8:00, you will need to drive around to the front of the school and sign him/her in as tardy. Students will be dismissed at 2:50. If you pick your child up early, you must sign them out at the office. Buses board and unload in the front of the school and car riders use the back circle. If you bring your child to school, please enter on Main Street, turn on School Street, and proceed to the back of the circle. If you pick your child up at the end of the day, please stay in the line of traffic and pull forward as far as possible. Out of respect for nearby homeowners, please do not block driveways while waiting in line. Please make sure the teacher on duty is aware your child is leaving. We appreciate your help in making this a safe procedure.
Absences: A dated, written note giving the reason for your child’s absence is required within two school days of the absence or it will be coded unexcused. Place this note in your child’s green folder. More information on attendance policies can be found in your child’s student handbook.
Sickness: Students are not allowed to return to school until they have been fever free for a minimum of 24 hours.
Gym: No hard bottom shoes will be allowed on the gym floor. Students should wear tennis shoes or soft bottom shoes. No flip flops, shower shoes, sandals, or crocs will be allowed in the gym at any time. For your child’s safety, please have them wear tennis shoes and socks every day. We play on the playground each day that weather permits.
Medication: The State Department of Public Instruction has informed teachers that it is illegal for us to disperse medication to any student. This includes cough drops, chap stick, antiseptic sprays, ointments, Tylenol, sunscreen, etc. Students who need these medications administered must have on file in the office a dispersal permission form from the doctor. For questions regarding medication, please contact Sandra Burris, school secretary.
Dress Code: Please see the student handbook.
Moment of Silence: Every morning the entire school observes a moment of silence. Please discuss with your child how you want him/her to use the time.
Please be sure to read the Code of Student Conduct book and the Richfield Elementary Student Handbook.
We appreciate your interest and support in Richfield School. We are anticipating a successful year for our students and school community. Please feel free to contact us at the school any time between 3:00 – 3:20. The only day of the week we may be unavailable is our staff meeting day, Wednesday. Our mornings are hectic so please limit discussions concerning your child until after 3:00. Working together we can accomplish our goals for your child. Thank you for sharing your child with us!
Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
Fun games and activities to increase kindergarten learning can be found here.