Welcome to Kindergarten!

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

  1. 1. Welcome toKindergarten!
  2. 2. School CouncilO Another great way to get involved in the school and your child’s educationO Elected yearly-watch for forms in FallO Focus on improving student achievement, providing input to principal and HWDSB, fundraisingO All parents welcome to attend meetings!O Yvonne Delry-Council Rep.
  3. 3. New School!
  4. 4. New StaffO Mr. Bruce SimpsonO Mrs. Anja KitchenO Ms. Jamie SmithO Mrs. Emma BrooksO TBA
  5. 5. Early Childhood EducatorsO Mrs. Jennifer DeaneO Mrs. Jennifer StefanicO Mrs. Jamie MillenO TBAO TBA
  6. 6. New Full Day LearningO Students will attend all day, every dayO Up to 30 students in a classO Classes led by one Teacher and one Early Childhood EducatorO Play-based learningO Seamless day with child care
  7. 7. School TimesO Playground opens/supervised at 8:15 amO Bell rings/school starts at 8:30 amO Balanced day (3 learning blocks)O 1st Nutrition Break 10:10-10:50 amO 2nd Nutrition Break 12:40-1:20 pmO 20 minutes eating, 20 minutes outdoor playO Dismissal at 2:50 pmO Outdoor Supervision provided until 3:05 pm
  8. 8. VolunteeringO Volunteers are welcome!O Must have a valid Police CheckO Trips, school events, in class assistance
  9. 9. TransportationO Parents will be notified in August of bus information (stop locations, times)O Eligible for First Rider ProgramO Any student living south of Binbrook Road andeast of Highway 56 willqualify for transportation
  10. 10. Safe Routes to School
  11. 11. Pick Up & Drop Off
  12. 12. Child CareO Available at the schoolO Provided by Umbrella FamilyO Currently have enough for 3 classes (2 kindergarten aged and 1 school-aged)O Wait list has started, new classes will be added if needed
  13. 13. Allergies & Student SafetyO Student safety is paramountO We do have students with severe allergies to a variety of allergens (nuts, foods, animals)O Allergen safe schoolO Information package sent home in registration packageO Reminders throughout the yearO No nuts, nut products (peanut butter), sesame seeds, shellfish
  14. 14. SupervisionO Nutrition Breaks-Indirect supervisionO Kinder Crew assist and play with studentsO Outdoor Play-Junior Kindergarten students play inside the fenced JK play area with direct teacher supervisionO Senior Kindergarten students will be on the playground with the rest of the student body
  15. 15. CommunicationO Monthly school and classroom newslettersO School website- http://schools.hwdsb.on.ca/bellmoore/O Twitter-@PrincipalmooreO You Tube Channel- http://www.youtube.com/user/ PrincipalMoore1
  16. 16. Social Media

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