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November

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OCTOBER

Important Dates:
October 2          Field Trip to Pringle Nature Center 
                          Mrs. Hershelman, Mrs. Nelson's and Mrs. Maegaard's Classes
October 9          Field Trip to Pringle Nature Center
                          Mrs. Landgraf, Ms Szewzcyk and Ms Mogensen's Classes

                 If you would like to chaperone this trip, please understand that we must have a background check                                clearance on file for you prior to the trip. 
                The cost of the trip is $6.25.  We will leave school promptly at 8:30 and return by 11:45 a.m.  Children                          should plan to eat lunch at home.

October 12-23    PALS Testing for kindergarten-see information below.
October 15         Fire Safety House Visits Nash
October 15         First Responders assembly
October 1-24      Red Ribbon Week-"Being Drug Free... Oh the Possibilities!"
                           Community activities will be celebrated throughout the week.  Each kindergarten student will be
                           given a bracelet to wear everyday this week in support of awareness.
October 21         WEAR RED DAY!
October 21-23    Parent/Teacher conferences              
                           Wed. - Full day of school, PM conferences
                           Thurs. - Half day for students, afternoon and evening conferences
                           Friday - No school for students, morning conferences
October 29         Kindergarten Fall Celebration-more information to follow from your child's classroom teacher. 
October 30         End of first quarter.  No school for students, teacher workday

PALS ASSESSMENTS-October 12-23, 2015
PALS assessments will be administered this week and next week in the kindergarten classrooms.  Below, we have provided information directly from the PALS-WI website that will help you understand the test.  The best help you can provide your child in preparing them for this test is to make sure they have enough sleep and a good breakfast everyday.  

Parents

What is the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)?

Developed by reading researchers at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, PALS is a research-based assessment for classroom teachers to use with students. There are three main PALS assessments currently being used in Wisconsin Public Schools—PALS-PreK,PALS-K, and PALS 1-3.

While the purposes for using PALS vary slightly across these three assessments, they all provide teachers with information about how students perform in fundamental reading skill areas that are predictive of a child’s achievement in reading. Teachers use PALS to gather information about each student’s strengths and needs in reading so instruction can be planned to best meet those needs and thus help each student make progress in his/her reading. Teachers use PALS to prevent reading problems before they occur, and to plan appropriate instruction for both grade-level readers and struggling readers.

When will my child be given PALS?

PALS is typically administered three times per school year: fall, mid-year, and spring.

How can I prepare my child for the PALS assessment?

There is no need to prepare your child specifically for PALS. We encourage parents to read to their children and to spend time sharing books. These interactions help students develop important early literacy skills.


Let's practice your letter sounds in a fun way!  

Here is Dr. Jean!!!

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SEPTEMBER

Dear Kindergarten Parents,                      
                                                                                                            
Welcome to our exciting Kindergarten at Nash Elementary School.  For those of you who have your first child entering the Kenosha Unified School District , specifically kindergarten, get ready!  You will be amazed at the amount of learning that takes place.

We are excited about our strong kindergarten team.  We have a great combination of talented teachers with qualities that complement and bring out the best in each other.  We enjoy working together, sharing ideas, and helping students become readers and learners for life.

As a team and as individuals, our first priority is your child’s education, safety and well-being.  We will work methodically to see that each child receives the greatest benefits of our educational program.  

 

We look forward to working together as a team - student, teacher, & parents - and having a successful year in Kindergarten.

The Kindergarten Team 

Important Dates:

Sept. 17th Picture Day! Bring your best smile!

How to hold a pencil!
When your child is writing, drawing or coloring, please make sure they are using a proper finger grip for the best results.  Go to either of the links below to watch a quick video to see important tips in how to hold a pencil.

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Kindergarten Handwriting Hints!

When you are helping your child with handwriting at home, take a look at these helpful hints that will guide you in supporting them. 
 

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