Kindergarten Connection

March 27-31

JES Phone: 817-949-4500

What's Happening This Week

We will continue studying zoo animals this week and keep writing in our zoo research journals. The students are doing a great job with this non fiction unit and can't wait to finish their journals and share all of their learning with you. It is also getting us excited for our upcoming zoo field trip!

Reader's Workshop: Avid Non fiction readers

Writer's Workshop: All About Books (zoo journals)

Phonics: Diagraphs (sh, ch, th)

Math: Subtraction

Science : Zoo Animals

Social Studies: Bodies of Water

Zoo Field Trip - April 6

Thursday, April 6th we are going on a field trip to the Fort Worth Zoo!

We will be leaving the school at 8:30 and traveling by bus to the Zoo. We will return to school by 2:00. Your child needs to bring a SACK LUNCH that is completely DISPOSABLE! Make sure your child’s name is written on the paper bag or a gallon zip lock bag. Deli Bag sack lunches can be ordered in advance from the cafeteria using the included Sack Lunch form (turn in with permission slip).

The children are not to bring money to purchase things at the Zoo! We do not want to have any hurt feelings because some children do not have money to spend.

Students will wear their JES Green PTO T-shirts to the zoo.

Zoo Chaperones - IMPORTANT

If you signed up to be a Chaperone, make sure to go online and buy your ticket by using this link:

Ticket sales open March 8th and tickets are good for 30 days so please wait until March 8th to make your online purchase! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate, but to save time and avoid the lines, please purchase in advance by using the link. Thank you!

From JES

Shoe Drive March 20-31

The nonprofit Soles4Souls is collecting new and gently worn shoes to help those in need! Please consider donating shoes that you no longer wear or have outgrown for a good cause. All sizes and types of shoes for men, women and children are appreciated. Boxes will be located inside the front lobby of all CISD elementary schools for two weeks from March 20-31st. Click here to learn more about Soles4Souls.

JES Multicultural Event

After a 2-year hiatus, the JES PTO is excited to bring back the annual multicultural event, JES Airways Flight 76092 - Around the World in 90 Minutes on April 17th from 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria. We want to give our kids a chance to explore the world right here within the walls of our school. Please sign up by Friday, March 31st to host a table and share the games, toys, crafts, food, clothing, and decor of a country or culture. Click HERE to register for a table. We are hoping to have tables represented from all over the world, whether near or far; north, south, east, or west. This is your passport to see it all!

Kinder Only

Kindergarten Cap & Gown picture day will be Tuesday, April 4th. All Kinder students will be photographed on picture day, but no money is required the day of the photos. Individual proofs will be emailed approximately 2 weeks after picture day, allowing you to view, select background, and purchase portrait packages and products online. All packages will be shipped directly to the student's home and are 100% guaranteed by Glamourcraft School Photography.


Your child will be on a 7 day ENCORE rotation. These classes include PE, Music, Art, Science lab, and Computer lab. Each Kindergarten Classroom has their own rotation schedule and it will be posted for reference in your child's take home folder. The rotation will be listed in the weekly newsletter. Tennis shoes are best every day for our busy schedule, but especially important on denoted PE days.

This week's schedule:

Monday - Day 6

Tuesday - Day 7

Wednesday - Day 1

Thursday - Day 2

Friday - Day 3

Snap Words

A Snap Word Extension book with 11 snap word lists came home. These are words that you can practice at home at your own pace to continue to build your child's snap word skills beyond our 25 report card words. This booklet can stay in your child's take home reading bag for practice.

Once your child is able to read all the words, you can extend by having your child practice spelling and writing each word.

*Here is a link where you can access the Kindergarten report card words as well as all the snap word we will introduce throughout the year during our Phonics study time. You can use this to create your own flash cards for home practice.

Kindergarten Daily Schedule

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Kindergarten Syllabus

Below is a link for the newly created CISD Kindergarten Syllabus.

Carroll ISD Safety and Security

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Birthday Treats

We love celebrating birthdays! Families may bring in birthday treats for their students, but they must adhere to district policy and be approved by front office staff.

Please communicate with your teacher to coordinate.

Treats must be store-bought that with an ingredients label that says "Made in a Nut-Free Facility" and can be verified by our office staff. All treats have to be approved. Please call if you aren't sure if something will be allowed so we can avoid an issue!

Food Allergies

Carroll ISD restricts all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms; this includes daily snacks, birthday celebrations and class parties. All food items brought into school for classroom consumption must be coordinated by the classroom teacher, be store bought and have an ingredient label attached to the packaging. Any label that states the following is NOT permitted in the classroom:

  • “May contain peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Processed on shared equipment with nuts”
  • “Manufactured in a plant containing peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Contains peanuts or tree nut ingredients”

For safe food options please visit For more information, please contact the school nurse, Denise Anstiss, at 817 949-4500 or

School Lunch

Students may bring their lunch from home or can order from the cafeteria. Menus are posted online at

Cafeteria Options: (3 options daily)

  • Hot Plate Lunch
  • Salad Meal or Bento Box Meal (rotating)
  • Deli-Bag Lunch or Yogurt Combo Lunch (rotating)

We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their lunch accounts:


Weekly newsletters are sent out on Fridays. Please watch your inbox for the following:
  • Teacher Newsletter (for your child's class/grade)
  • Principal Newsletter called "The J-List" (for the school)

This is technically our first "J-List." All J-Lists will be saved on a J-List Links Smore for quick reference to old newsletters. This will be housed on our website, which also houses many important links and information.

Upcoming Dates

April 6 : Kindergarten field trip to the Ft. Worth Zoo

April 7: Bad Weather Day/NO SCHOOL

April 10: No school for students/ Professional Development for teachers

April 21: Kindergarten Graduation Picture Day


May 19: Field Day

May 24: End of year party 11:45-12:15 following lunch

May 25: Kindergarten Graduation at 8:30 and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL


  • Practice writing first and last name correctly
  • Letter recognition and sounds
  • Daily Reading (work on retelling a story with beginning, middle and end)
  • Writing uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Rhyming words (recognize and generate)
  • Recognizing, Quantifying and Writing numbers 1-20
  • Counting to 100
  • Using sounds to stretch and write words and sentences to make a story