How much is lunch?

Lunch including milk is $2.25. Milk can be purchased for $.75 to have with a lunch from home.  Free lunch is available to those who qualify. The form can be found in the office and online.

How do I let my child's teacher know about any changes at dismissal?

If you are picking up your child or there are any changes in transportation you must send in a dated, written note.

Is there a rest time?

Yes, everyday there is a read and relax time after lunch. This lasts for about 10-15 minutes. Relaxing music is played and students can look at a book of their choice or just listen to music. Students are expected to stay on their own towel or mat.

What does every Kindergartner need?

A daily snack including a drink and a lunch or lunch money. Milk can also be purchased. Please pack snack and lunch separately.

A backpack large enough to hold an 8x10 folder, lunch and snack is necessary. A beach towel or blanket for "Read and Relax" time to be left at school.  And a smile!

What does it mean to have a peanut-free classroom?

At least one of the children in your child’s class has a severe allergy to nuts.  Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction. The reaction can be life-

threatening. A reaction can be brought on by the touch and smell of peanut and nut products as well as by consuming them.

We must do what we can to provide all students with a safe learning environment. In an effort to allow all students to participate fully in all class activities, we ask that you not send any foods which contain nut products in your child’s snack. Please pack lunch and snack separately. There will be a nut-free table in the cafeteria during the kindergarten lunch period. We need your awareness and your cooperation. With these precautions in place, all children will be afforded a safe, healthy and successful school environment.

Below is a list of suggested snacks; you may find others that are also nut-free. Thank you for your cooperation.

Safe Food Snack List

Cereal (Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Chex)        Pretzels

Cheese-its        Pringles

Dum Dum Pops        Rice crispy treats

Fritos Saltines

Fruit *        Skittles

Goldfish        Smart Food Popcorn

Graham crackers (regular or cinnamon)        Teddy Grahams (all but

chocolate chip)

Hershey Plain chocolate bars or kisses        Twizzlers

Kellogg’s Nutra grain bars        Vegetables *

Lays potato chips        Vienna fingers

Nabisco Chips Ahoy cookies        Wheat thin

Nabisco Oreos (plain)        Yogurt w/o

toppings        

*highly recommended        

Please remember to read all labels. Generic brands are not necessarily safe substitutes for the name brand items listed above. Foods with peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc. or peanut oils will not be allowed in our classroom. Watch for labels that read, “…may contain traces of peanuts or other nuts or manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts or other tree nuts.” These foods are very dangerous and cannot be allowed in our classroom.

What is the curriculum for kindergarten?

We follow the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Kindergarten. Here are the links:

 

Listed below are the subject areas which are covered, the materials used and some of the focus areas.

Phonics

Fundations

Reading

Reading Street

 Writing

Lucy Calkins

 Math

Envisions Math and Daily Calendar/Number Corner

  • number recognition
  • counting
  • number sense
  • graphing
  • measurement

Social Studies

  • Pledge the Flag/Patriotic Song
  • Map and globe skills
  • Presidents and other important Americans
  • Holidays

Science

  • Properties
  • Seasons, day and night
  • Living and nonliving things
  • Animals 2x2: comparing sets of animals
  • Plants and how they grow

PATHS

  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Problem solving

What things are not needed in Kindergarten?

  • Pencil boxes
  • Electronics
  • Toys

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