Events for New Kindergarteners

2022-2023

Kindergarten Orientation - September 1st

Hello Kindergarten Families,

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you of the upcoming events particularly designed for our incoming Kindergarten students. You will be able to participate in an orientation on September 1st prior to the start of school.

The purpose of holding an orientation is to familiarize parents with procedures and protocols regarding Kindergarten so that you and your child will feel confident on the first day of school.

Orientation is two-fold. As parents, you will have the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher, see their surroundings and learn about the routines and expectations set forth by the classroom teacher. In addition, your child gets to attend the orientation and see their classroom and meet our Kindergarten staff, meet other Kindergarten students and even have some time playing on the playground (weather permitting). We have learned that by allowing our youngest students to meet the staff and explore the school terrain prior to the first day of school, helps alleviate some of those jitters for both students and parents! We look forward to seeing you on September 1st.


Times for orientation: (use last initial)

A-L meet @ 9:15 - 10:00

M-Z meet @ 10:15 - 11:00



*Please enter the school at the main office when you arrive. You and your child will be escorted to the cafeteria for a brief introduction.

Agenda

Group A-L

9:15 - 9:25 Brief Introducation

9:30 - 10:00 Orientation in the classroom for parents

9:30- 10:00 Students enjoy the playground or inside activity

Group M-Z

10:15- 10:25 Brief Introduction

10:30- 11:00 Orientation in the classroom for parents

10:30- 11:00 Students enjoy the playground or inside activity



*Your child will also get to meet their teachers and other Kindergarten families at an additional planned event in mid-August; the "Popsicle Party Meet and Greet" on August 17th.

See more details below.

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Additional screening date for those Kindergarteners who were not screened this past spring, will be held on August 31st. You should have received an appointment already. If not reach out to Sandra Ferguson @ sferguson@asrsd.org

We will have a Popsicle Meet and Greet/Bus Ride on Aug. 17th @ 2:00

The "Popsicle Meet and Greet" will be held on August 17th so your child can meet their teacher. We will meet on the playground weather permitting or in the gym if the weather is not cooperative. After the students have met their teacher there is an opportunity to enjoy a short bus ride during (this is optional). You must fill out the permission slip below and bring it with you if you plan on having your child enjoy the short ride on the school bus. The bus ride will only last about 10 minutes. Students and teachers only on the bus!

We will be providing regular popsicles and will have some sugar-free popsicles available.

LAW Building Tours - This event is open to all grade levels!

Also on August 17th we will hold building tours from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

We hope to have some of our Panther Leadership Team Members help out as tour guides. This is optional to families and you are not obligated to attend.

Sometimes visting the school before the first day, helps those students who may be feeling anxious. Seeing their future surroundings may help calm their school jitters.

LAW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement:

At the Lura A. White Elementary School we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, embrace diverse backgrounds and respect differing points of view to build a strong inclusive community. As we learn together, we draw on the differences in who we are.

See you soon! Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Noll