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  • 1. Kindergarten Round Up Brookview Elementary March 22, 2011 Terry Hurlburt, Principal Katie Ferguson, Asst. Principal Please make sure you have signed in on the sign-in sheet
  • 2. Requirements for your child to attend kindergarten
  • 3. Your child must . . .
    • be 5 years old by September 15th of the current year which school begins.
    • have at least one of all required immunizations upon entrance to school and provide a fully completed State of Iowa Immunization Card within 60 days of the child's first day of school.
    • have a certificate of health from a licensed physician within 60 days of the child's first day of school.
  • 4. Your child must . . .
    • have a blood lead test and provide proof within 60 days of the child's first day of school.
    • required to have a dental screening within 60 days of the child's first day of school.
    • advised to have a vision screening before the first day of school
    • be a resident of the Waukee Community School District or file the appropriate paperwork.
  • 5. Acceptable Proofs of Residency
    • Mortgage statement, current property tax bill, warranty deed, settlement statement, or Lease agreement.
    • If a sibling attends The Waukee Community School District and you are a resident, provide the sibling’s name, grade, and attendance center.
    • If a sibling attends The Waukee Community School District and is open enrolled into the district, please file the appropriate paperwork.
    • If none of the above applies, please contact the Waukee Community School Central Administration Office.
  • 6. To complete the Pre-Registration Process
    • The following Items must be turned in to the Central Administration Office by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 5
      • A completed Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form
      • Proof of your child's birth.
      • A copy of your child's current immunizations
      • A completed Home Language Survey
      • Proof of Residency
      • All pre-registration forms must be completed and submitted together.
  • 7. Central Administration Office Waukee Community School District 560 SE University Avenue Waukee, Iowa 50263 987-5161 Contact person: Darryl Downs
  • 8. Kindergarten Team
    • Mrs. Linda Warman room 307
    • Mrs. Barb Mullenbach room 311
    • Mrs. Jennifer Johnson room 313
    • Mrs. Sara Schrodt room 317
    • Mrs. Cassie Baker room 319
  • 9. Introductions
    • Mrs. Katie Ferguson, Assistant Principal
    • Mrs. Hope Bleckwehl - Guidance Counselor
    • Mrs. Katy Mavis - Guidance Counselor
    • Mrs. Sarai Dodge - ESL
    • Mrs. Marlys Fogt - Secretary
    • Mrs. Jo Hromatka - District R.N.
    • Mrs. Jennifer Russo- BV Health Associate
    • Ms. Lesley Maxey - Live Y’ers
    • Mrs. Wendy Lisky- PTO
  • 10. Highlights of Kdg. Program
    • The primary goal of the Waukee kindergarten program is to nurture the continuous growth of children socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
  • 11. Full day kindergarten experience
    • Provides the best start possible for children to build a solid foundation for future learning in the Waukee School District
  • 12. Kindergarten is a time for children to:
    • Develop more self confidence, independence, and a sense of responsibility toward themselves and others
    • To be involved in child centered activities
    • To investigate their world and develop their skills for life long learning through interactions with materials, people, and ideas
  • 13. Academics
    • Balanced Literacy
      • Shared Reading
      • Guided Reading
      • Independent Reading
      • Writing
    • Everyday Math
    • Exploratory Science
    • Social Studies
  • 14. Related Arts
    • Physical Education
    • Library
    • Art
    • Music
    • Guidance
    • Computers (as scheduled)
  • 15. Kindergarten Readiness Preparing your child for kindergarten
  • 16. Promote a love of reading!
    • You are the child’s FIRST teacher. Your child learns by your example!
    • Read to your child daily (15 minutes).
    • Talk about the story and pictures (characters, setting, beginning/middle/end).
    • Enjoy the rhythm and rhyme of the language and use expression when you read.
  • 17. Benefits of Reading with Your Child
    • Development of larger vocabularies
    • Lengthening attention spans
    • Shows you value reading and learning
    • Opportunity to spend quality time with your child
  • 18. Think Beyond Books
    • Environmental print: words and phrases that surround us
      • Billboards
      • Restaurant signs
      • Menus
      • Cereal boxes
      • Grocery store
      • Traffic signs
  • 19. Readiness
    • Playing games
    • Importance of names
    • Experiences with pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue!
    • Sorting/categorizing objects
    • Putting things away
    • Getting along with others
    • Learning to listen
    • Following routines
    • Self-help skills (tying shoes, zipping coats, buttoning)
    • Separating from parents (play dates, daycare, preschool)
  • 20. Tips for the Start of the Year
    • Emotional time for everyone
    • A positive attitude goes a long way
    • Try and get them excited about school
    • This summer:
      • Make references to school
      • Clothes shopping
      • School supply shopping
      • Week or so before school starts practice the night and morning routine
  • 21. Tips for Parents cont.
    • Saying goodbye
      • A loving but firm good-bye is the best way to go
      • Tell your child when you will see him/her again
      • The longer you stay, the harder it is for your child to accept when you leave
      • If you feel the urge to cry, try to think of how hard that will make it for the child.
  • 22. Tips for Parents cont.
    • Things to try to ease the anxiety
      • Read books about the first day of school
      • “ The Kissing Hand”
      • Put a picture or special item in his/her backpack
    • School Counselors
    • Mrs. Hope Bleckwehl Mrs. Katy Mavis
    • [email_address] [email_address]
    • 987-5166 987-5166
  • 23. Starting school!
    • Start each day with a healthy breakfast
    • Be sure your child is well rested
    • Well nourished meals when possible
    • Dress for the weather - layers!
    • Label clothing
    • First day of school (check the website)
    • School day 8:35-3:40
    • 8:50 - official start time
  • 24. Transition Days
    • First two days of school
    • 9:45-1:45
    • Arrive on time - not too early
    • Leave your children cheerfully
    • Parent Pick-up - Plan to arrive around 1:40
    • Bus students can expect your child to be picked up between 8:45-9:30 and dropped off between 1:45-2:30
  • 25. Beginning of the Year
    • You will receive a welcome letter from your classroom teacher in August
      • Transportation Arrangements
      • Transition Days
      • Open House - Parents & Children
      • Back to School Night - Parents only
  • 26. Morning Drop Off
    • When dropping off your child, we encourage you to do one of two things:
      • If you choose to walk your child into the bldg., park in the parking lot on the north side of the bldg., walk your child into the bldg. and leave shortly after.
      • Drop your child at the curb so your child can enter the bldg. independently.
      • This is not a time to conference with the classroom teacher. You can, however, contact the teacher to set up a time for communication.
      • Late arrival - walk your child into the office for check in and a tardy pass
      • Bus Students will enter through assigned doors
  • 27. Pick-Up
    • Parent Pick-Up
      • Moving lane
      • Park and come into the building
    • Childcare Bus Pick-Up
    • Bus Lane
  • 28. School Visits
    • Parents and students are invited to tour the building and drop off supplies during the Open House in August.
    • Parents are invited to join your child for lunch occasionally. Call the office prior to 9 am to let the lunch clerk know you will be coming for lunch.
    • We ask parents to refrain from visiting school the first two weeks of the school year.
  • 29. Attendance
    • Attendance and being at school on time is important.
    • There is a correlation between student attendance and student achievement.
    • Getting your child to school on time sends a strong message that you value education.
    • Call the office if your child will not be in school.
    • According to Iowa Code & District Policy parents will be notified of excessive absences and tardiness.
  • 30. Pre-Registration
    • Please be sure to return your completed pre-registration information tonight or no later than April 5 to district office.
    • Summer registration packets will be mailed to families who have completed the pre-registration process.
    • Summer registration is mandatory for all students K-5.
  • 31. Thank you!
      • We look forward to a partnership to ensure a quality educational experience for your child.