• Please check your child’s bookbag every night for
their blue folder and send it back to school with
your child the next day. It is a good idea to go
over the contents of the blue folder with your
child. Please read and sign all papers as soon as
possible. Take out completed work and keep at
• Important class and school information comes
home in the blue folder:
Mimosa Manners Important dates & events
Teacher Notes Homework
Report Cards Field Trip Information
• Read with your child every night
– English or Spanish or native language
• Guided reading/Reading log – books from school
to practice skills
• Reading contract (2nd week of school. Students will
receive book when signed reading contract returned back
• Book Reports: (October)
– to be completed by child
Good Kindergarten Habits
• Eat a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is
provided at Mimosa free of charge for
all students every morning at 7:15am.
• Get enough rest - be in bed by 8 pm.
• Be on time for school
Help your child learn to tie shoes, button
buttons, do zippers, buckle belts and put on &
take off jackets independently.
Label all clothing – especially jackets and
Good Kindergarten Habits
Clothing for School
Dress for the weather!
• casual and simple clothing
• sneakers or sturdy school shoes (no flip-
flops, high heels, or “Heelys”).
• girls wear shorts under skirts
• Mimosa’s dress code – printed in the Fulton
• Mimosa has implemented an optional dress code.
• Students may wear white, red, or navy blue polo style shirts with
black or khaki pants or shorts. Girls are allowed to wear skirts
with shorts underneath.
• Why should my child wear a uniform?
• More cost-effective
• Pride in our school – we are a TEAM
• Builds self esteem (everyone looks the same)
• Avoid conflict and confrontation (bullying) about clothing
• It is school policy to send a child home the usual
way unless we have a note informing us of any
changes. We can not accept verbal messages
from parents or siblings. This includes changing
from a walker to a car rider. Please do not drive
up to the front porch to pick up a walker. You
need to send a note to tell us they will be a car
rider that day, and they can be waiting for you in
the appropriate line.
• Dismissal is at 2:25 – please be on time for
carpool/walkers and follow safety rules. If you need a
carpool/ walker number, please see Ms. Vasquez in the
• If your child is a car rider, please wait for them in
your car with your number displayed.
• If your child is a walker, please have your walker tag
with you every day in order to pick up your child.
• Children must be signed out if they are picked
• Children must be signed in if late. A parent
must bring them into the office to sign them
• Kindergarten children must be met at the
bus stop after school. Please be on time.
• If your child is a walker, please be on time
(2:25) waiting for your child on the front
• Absences -
• You must send a note explaining the
reason for the absence.
• Absences will be recorded as
“unexcused” until a note is received
by the teacher.
• See the Fulton County handbook for
excused and unexcused absences.
• Children must arrive in the classroom before 7:45 a.m.; allow
them time to get to class from the front porch if they do not
ride the bus.
• If your child eats breakfast at school, they should arrive by
7:15 am so they have time to eat breakfast before instructional
time begins at 7:45 am.
• Arriving late to school impacts your child’s academic progress
and interrupts the learning environment in the classroom.
Chronic tardiness or absences will be referred to the school
administration or school social worker.
• Children should stay home if they have:
• heavy coughing or congestion
• contagious illness – head lice, ringworm,
flu, pink eye, severe cold
• Children should stay home until they have
• 24 hours without fever
• 24 hours after vomiting/diarrhea
• 24 hours after beginning antibiotics
• No medications including cough drops can be
given at school without written authorization
from a parent or doctor. Please do not put
medications in your child’s bookbag. Parents
must bring medicine to the clinic.
• For your child’s safety, PLEASE
inform your teacher immediately if
your child has any allergies or
medical conditions that might
require medication or emergency
assistance at school.
• food allergies, asthma, insect
allergies, chronic ear infections,
Money and lunch
• Any money sent to school should be in a ziplock bag
or envelope clearly marked with your child’s name,
amount, and how the money is to be used.
• Please send lunch money regularly. Lunch is $2.20
and .40 cents if you qualify for a reduced lunch. If
your child has a balance to be paid, they will only
be allowed to eat a cheese sandwich with milk for
• A hot lunch is available everyday, or your child is
welcome to bring a complete lunch from home.
Please do not send “extra” things to eat.
Money and lunch
If your child brings a lunch to school,
please send it with them in the morning.
Only in emergencies should a lunch be
brought to school after school has started.
If your child forgot their lunch, they can
buy a lunch at school that day.
Mimosa needs your help !
• Field Trips, WRAD Day, Field Day
• Classroom helpers – ask your child’s teacher how you can
• Media Center – we have more children and books than
ever, help is always welcome
• PTA – join today ! Support the programs that PTA
provides. Volunteers always welcome
Parent Resource Center
This is the place to
• Prepare materials for other teachers
• Computer access for parent use
• Check out materials and resources for your child
• Obtain resources available in the community
• English and Spanish speaking liasion available.
We empower students to make good
choices on the school bus. However, if
you have behavior concerns on the
school bus, please contact Arianne
Holcombe, the Assistant Principal and
Carol Bentley at Transportation North
Self Discipline/Social Skills
School is not home. Students will develop
their problem solving skills. Please work
with us in developing the skills needed when
dealing with their classmates regarding
• Bathroom behavior
• Sharing food
• Rough play
• Displaying affection
• Students are taught Language Arts, Reading, Math,
Science, Social Studies, Health, P.E., Art and Music.
Students also have Computer Lab and Media Center
classes. Some students receive extra support through
ESOL, EIP and IRR.
(see 36 week curriculum handout)
• Differentiated Instruction: Students receive
work and materials based on their individual
needs in every subject.
• Report Cards are sent home every
S = Satisfactory
N = Needs Improvement
U = Unsatisfactory
• GKIDS – ongoing state assessment
• iReady, Imagine Learning, DRA
• Unit assessments
• Student self-evaluations/ Data Notebooks
• Music – once a week
• Art – once a week
• P.E. – twice a week (wear sneakers)
• Computer lab
• Media Center
7:15-7:45 Breakfast/Morning Work
Parents are allowed to eat lunch with their child after the first
two weeks of school. However, please be on time and only on
your designated day. Adult lunches are $3.15.
Day Teacher Teacher
Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 15th
• Conferences are scheduled once a year. Please
contact your child’s teacher if you need additional
meetings during the year.
• Please schedule ahead of time with child’s teacher.
• Please bring an adult (18 and over) with you
who can translate.
• Conferences – can held on conference day or
before and after school other days.
• Teachers will discuss:
• Your child’s progress
• How Parents can help at home
• Testing and Evaluations
• Parent concerns
First Day of School Tips:
• Parents are permitted to walk their child down to the classroom
for the first 3 days of school. However, we ask that you drop them
off and leave confidently. Please do not linger.
• Remember: parents are not permitted to eat lunch with their child
for the first two weeks of school.
• We strongly encourage you to send school supplies in small loads
that can fit in your child's backpack throughout the week, instead
of sending everything on the first day.
• Please leave all the transportation tags on the bookbags, even if it
will change after the first day. Also please ensure your child wears
their temporary name tags to school for the first week of school.
Feel free to visit the cafeteria after this meeting to
obtain information about after school programs,
lunch/breakfast, uniforms and the PTA!
Thank You For Coming To
Mimosa’s Curriculum Night!
Gracias por venir!