Kindergarten News You Can Use

February 5, 2016

Events to Remember

Feb. 10:

Play it Safe

Feb. 12:

Jump Rope for Heart

Feb. 12:

Valentine's Party 1:45- 2:45 p.m.

Feb. 15:

President's Day Holiday

No school for students.

Feb. 17 & 18:

Early Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Cafeteria will serve sack lunches.

Please send a snack if your child will be eating lunch after leaving school.

Feb. 19:

Bransford Sock Hop 6:30 p.m.

Use this link to sign up to volunteer.

Feb. 22:

Six Flags Reading Log totaling 360 minutes are due today!

It needs to be signed and given to your child's teacher.

Valentine's Day Party

Students will be exchanging valentine cards with each of their classmates at the party on Friday, Feb. 12th. A class list has been placed in your child's folder to help with this task. As soon as the cards are ready to be delivered, send them to school. We have "beary" special containers just waiting to be filled with cards.

LEAD 2021

LEAD stands for Leading Excellence - Action Driven. It is the district's 10- year strategic plan that began in 2011and will guide GCISD through 2021. It impacts every aspect of GCISD through four core objectives and seven specific strategies. Next week, on Feb. 17 and 18, all elementary school students will be dismissed at 11:45 with the purpose of addressing one of the core objectives: personalized learning plans. If you have been contacted to meet with your child's teacher, remember that your child is expected to attend the meeting, too. Topics discussed will include successes achieved and learning goals to work toward obtaining.

Social Studies

We enjoyed visiting with the firefighters. Each child had the opportunity to get in the firetruck and look around. We learned so much!


Your child is expected to count by 1's up to 100 from any given number. He/she is also expected to count backward from 20 this grading period. Correctly writing numbers from 1-20 is an expectation, too. Mastery is achieved when a student is able to consistently meet the standard.

Make Reading a Part of Your Family Time!

Family time is so important. Why not make reading part of this valuable time with your kids? Here are some tips for integrating reading into your daily family activities:
  • Read bedtime stories
  • Play a board game
  • Visit your local library
  • Read a recipe and cook something yummy together!
  • Create a comfy reading space in your home. (Blanket forts are the best!)
  • Put your child in charge of reading the grocery list at the store.
  • Read a chapter book to your child and discuss the story after each chapter. (Charlotte's Web is always a good choice)

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan