Homework: Homework is to be completed throughout the year. We will have a variety of activities to work on at home with your child. Homework will be sent home via their communication folders, and instructions and due dates will be posted on the website.
The focus in kindergarten is READING , 15-20 minutes per night.
Homework packets are not encouraged by the kindergarten teachers or administration. Packets are designed for drill and repetitive practice that most students do not need. Instead, your child is encouraged to apply their knowledge to create a project or complete an activity that demonstrates their understanding of the content taught in the classroom.
Newsletters: Our classroom newsletter is an important communication that will let you know about upcoming events, what we are learning about, and teacher notes. The newsletter will be posted weekly on the website. Please take the time to read it! If you need a paper copy because you do not have access to a computer, please let me know.
Organizations: You are invited to become a member of the Riggs PTO! Each classroom needs at least one PTO representative (to email notes out to the class). Reminders will be sent out and posted in the newsletter.
Volunteering: We will have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year! All visitors and volunteers must sign in at the office before coming on campus. Volunteers will be scheduled with a time that is helpful to the teacher and students. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a “Volunteer Sign-Up Form.” Volunteering sign-ups are often done through SignupGenius. If you are unable to make a scheduled time, please contact me as soon as possible. Volunteering will begin in September. Here are some ways to help out:
- Art Masterpiece: Students will participate in the Art Masterpiece program throughout the year. This program is taught by volunteers and enriches our students’ knowledge of the arts. If you are interested in being a volunteer for Art Masterpiece, please contact your child’s teacher.
- Junior Achievement: Students will participate in the Junior Achievement program in the second semester. This program is taught by volunteers to teach simple economics and social studies. If you are interested in being a volunteer for Junior Achievement, please contact your child’s teacher.
- Classroom Parties/Celebrations: We will have a variety of celebrations in our classroom and with other kindergarten classes. Requests and details for these special activities will be posted in the newsletter and on the website.
- Prep work/Workstation time: We also love to have helpers run a center during our Guided Reading Instructional time.
Report Cards: Report Cards are viewed online at the end of each quarter. These reports reflect your child’s progress towards the kindergarten objectives. As you check your student's grade periodically on Infinite Campus, you'll see the most up-to-date grades.Behavior System and Discipline: Behavior is one of the most important elements of the school day. If misbehavior occurs, then learning is not possible. In the classroom, teamwork and good relationships are expected. We have the best students on our campus, and we expect the best from them.We have two rules we will follow all year:
1. Students will conduct themselves in a way that will not keep adults from teaching, and you, and other students from learning.2. Respect yourself, your peers, and your school!When misbehavior occurs, it will be addressed immediately. A student will be given a warning or redirection to correct their behavior. If the misbehavior continues, the student will be responsible for following the predetermined or natural consequence of their behavior. If misbehavior continues, the student will follow the consequences established by the school. Parents will be notified of their student’s behavior via phone, email, or written notice.If you ever have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send a note or email your child's teacher or contact her at school between 7:30am and 4:00pm.
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