Welcome to Kindergarten!

Summer 2022

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A Message from Your Kindergarten Teachers!

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to working with your child in September! As you begin preparing for their Kindergarten year, please continue reading with your child over these summer months. A list of wonderful book recommendations from our Librarian, Mrs. Phiambolis, can be found below in this newsletter.

A new addition to our program is the Pre-Kindergarten Summer Math Skills Sharpener Book. This book is set up with a mixture of fun math skills on each page, and includes an answer key for parents and some hands-on math manipulatives. We suggest students work in this book several times each week for best results! Please return the completed Summer Math Skills Sharpener Book to school with your child on Book Day in September.

We know the start of the school year will be here before we know it, and wish you and your family a relaxing and enjoyable summer!


Mrs. Carlin and Mrs. Ho

Kindergarten Teachers

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Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary has bundled tuition which includes field trips, school pictures, yearbook, and most student school supplies. In addition, copy books, folders, rulers, and other materials will be distributed to students. Below is the list of supplemental supplies students will need for Kindergarten:

    • Colored Pencils - Crayola - 12 Ct

    • 5 packages of Crayons - 16 Ct
    • 6 Dry Erase Markers - Expo - Black - Fine
    • 2 Eraser - Magic Rub - White
    • 3 Elmer's Washable Glue Sticks (3 packs)
    • Markers - Crayola - Classic - 8 Ct - Thick
    • No. 2 Pencils - Sharpened - 12 Pk
    • Pencil Sharpener - Canister - 2 Hole
    • Scissors - Fiskar - Kids - 5 Inch - Pointed
    • 1 pair of headphones with 3.5mm (not bluetooth or Apple lightning)
    • 1 pair of labeled sneakers to leave at school for Creative Movement Class
    • Individual or pocket-sized hand sanitizer
    • Reusable water bottle

    Please place stationery items in a gallon-sized plastic ziplock bag labeled with your child's name.

    Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is an environmentally friendly school. Please be sure lunches are packed in reusable lunch bags with two cloth napkins for use. Snacks may be in their original packaging or in reusable containers/bags. We appreciate your attention to this as we all work together to care for the Earth.

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    Each year, Mrs. Phiambolis, our Librarian, creates an *optional* reading challenge for students. This is separate from the grade level summer reading assignments and a great way to keep children reading. Recommendations are below. Have fun!

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