Ms.. Jenn’s ABC Handbook
attendance is necessary to have a successful Pre-k experience!
Our day begins promptly at 8:30 and the dismissal time is 1:50. Drop
off students are permitted to be dropped off no earlier than 8:10. Please
make sure you have your child at school on time every day, unless he/she is
sick. If your child is going to be out, please call to let me know why
your child is out. Upon returning to school, your child still must
bring in a signed excuse for each absence. I have to keep all of these
excuses on file for documentation. Please refer to your school handbook
if there are any questions.
child needs a book bag for transporting folder, books, etc. to and from
school. Please do not send rolling book bags. They are a safety
Orders – I
will be sending home monthly book orders from Scholastic Book Club. If
you would like to order any of these, please mark your selection on the order
form and send it back with a check for the correct amount. Please
make your checks out to Scholastic. I am sorry we cannot take cash.
I will also be providing you with the online component if you would choose to
order straight from the internet. Our classroom gets a free book with each
online order. I will provide you with the log on instructions.
Our curriculum is based on the WV early learning standards. We run an
all-encompassing curriculum that provides students with a variety of tools
for learning throughout the year.
soon as things settle down, I will send home a sheet for parents to fill out
if you would like to have your home address and phone number published on a
list to be sent to everyone in our class. Some parents find this
helpful for inviting friends, birthday parties, etc.. No one will have
information published without their approval. (You do not have to participate
in this it is just an option I am offering)
conduct is vital for optimal learning in pre-k! We begin to learn the
school rules on the very first day of school. After the first week and
orientation, we implement our Positive behavior Support plan. A
referral to the principal will also be made immediately for severe
disruptions – threats, bullying, fighting, biting, etc.
E-mail – If you need to
reach me at school, you may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I check my
e-mail periodically throughout the day. I will send home a form asking
for email addresses. Please make sure to check your email if you turn one in.
If you call, please leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as
possible. My phone number at school is (304) 723-2525 ext, 104.
Trips – We
try to take a few educational field trips each year. If you know of a place
that would be great for an educational field trip in or around our area,
please let me know.
return your child’s folder each day. If money is sent to school please place it in a
Ziploc bag/envelope clearly labeled indicating what it is to be used
Reads- is a list of popular books we will be reading in
the classroom. The list provides you book titles, so that if you want to read
the same book at home we read at school you can. By re-reading the book at
home helps your child work on comprehension skills.
My goal this year is to promote a positive, happy
learning environment so that your child can thrive and succeed.
your child is sick, please keep him/her home. We love to share in pre-k,
but we don’t want to share our germs. Please
don’t forget to send in a written excuse on your child’s first day back at
will begin journal writing on the first day of school. By the end of
the year, you will be amazed at the stories your child will be drawing about.
At the end of the year, we will send these journals home with your child, so
you will have a journal of their experiences in preschool.
you’re your child will be learning about the pillars of character education.
Please reinforce the skills they are learning about at school.
will be sending home menus each month. Lunches cost $2.00 each
day. Your child will be assigned a lunch number in order to be given
the opportunity to buy hot lunch. There is not exchange of money for
lunch at school; you will receive a bill from the central kitchen. The only
thing money is required for is the purchase of milk or water. You may also send your child’s lunch.
Please make sure it is clearly labeled. We are not allowed to heat or
refrigerate any lunches. Please pack accordingly. The following are hot lunch
your child requires medicine to be taken they must be given the medicine either before or after school hours. Medications are not administered on site. There are except such as insulin and epinephrine medication regiments.
will send home a weekly newsletter each Friday. This will let you know
of any upcoming events. It will also
inform you of the skills and themes we will be working on that week.
time (Recess) – Your
child will get 1 hour each day for outdoor recess (weather permitting),
throughout the year. Please make sure you dress your child
appropriately, as the weather changes. Please keep in mind no flip flops as
they often a tripping hazard.
call them “celebrations,” there will be special days when we can share some
simple treats. If you would like to be a classroom parent to coordinate
this, please let me know.
you ever have any questions about the program, please feel free to either
call me or e-mail me. I will get back with you as soon as
possible. I will always try to respond in a timely manner. Email is the
best way to contact me!
is my goal for every child to leave my class having a love of reading. We
will be working hard every day, and you can help so much by reading to your
child every night. We will send home a reading log so you can record
all the books you read to your child or later your child reads to you.
Our goal is to read at least one book a day!
Your child will be developing sharing/caring
skills throughout the upcoming year. Please try to encourage and promote good
sharing/caring skills at home.
is no specific supply list. However, If you would like to donate something to
our classroom, we are always in need of the following: card stock, tissues, baby
wipes, brown lunch bags, treats for the treat jar, treasures for the treasure
chest, Ziploc baggies, craft supplies, etc.( this is not required and is by
no means mandatory please do not feel obligated)
to our lunch being early on our daily schedule, your child will want a snack
for the mid-afternoon I have snacks on hand however if you child has food
allergies or is a picky eater please make me aware of the situation. Also if you choose to send in a snack
please make it easy for your child to eat nothing requiring a spoon.
don’t allow your child to bring toys to school. These can become a
distraction in our classroom and are often misplaced. I will collect toys and
keep them until the end of the week.
Your child is new to the school experience. Please
be patient and understanding when your child comes home and is excited about
things they are doing at school.
love to have volunteers to help us out in the classroom. We have
read aloud twice a month as well as holiday celebrations. Please let me
know if you are interested in these opportunities. We appreciate your
site – Our
web site for our classroom is http://sites.google.com/site/msjennskids.
try very hard to keep the information and announcements current. Please
let me know if there is something extra that you would like for me to post on
the web site.
Excitement – It doesn’t actually
begin with an x, but there is definitely plenty of excitement in pre-k!!!!
Your child’s pre-k year should be a year they will always remember fondly and
one that makes them love to learn. Please remember to always
contact us if you ever need anything.
make sure your child goes to bed early each night. We have such a busy