Fox Elementary Kindergarten
Welcome to the Family!
Parents and Guardians,
As a parent and an educator, I truly understand the stressful times we have been in during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please rest assured that our building team and district is doing everything we can to keep your "treasures" safe and whatever we can to make this a smooth transition for your family.
Please see our Kindergarten Welcome Letter.
More information and links about kindergarten registration can be found further below in this page.
We truly look forward to meeting your wonderful children and we look forward to you being a part of the Fox Family.
The Kindergarten Team
Click on the photos below to find out more about our kindergarten team:
The kindergarten placement form helps us best prepare our classrooms and teachers for our new little learners.
Please complete this form if your child has any medical conditions or needs. You may deliver it to our school or scan it to us.
This is the official Student Enrollment Registration for Chippewa Valley Schools. This is the online process that will enroll your child at our school.
If you would like to register for School Age Care (SACC) next year, please click on the link below. You will be able to find more information such as times, rates, and availability.
Click here to see some of our temporary changes for Face to Face instruction.
School Messenger is needed to receive messages and important info from your child's school and our district.
Arrival and Dismissal for our New Students
- Mrs. Buckley- classroom door #43 for arrival and dismissal
- Mrs. Harris- use classroom door #44 for arrival and dismissal
- Ms. Mlynarek- classroom door for arrival and dismissal
We Believe in Character
PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR READING
SUPPORTING READING AND LITERACY (INFANTS AND TODDLERS INCLUDED)
You may not realize this but as parents we can begin preparing our children to read as early on as infancy. How so? Every time we talk to our children we are using different words, vocabulary, modeling conversations, and demonstrating the overall use of language. Even though talking with your child may not seem like reading, it does prepare your "little one" to be a successful reader in the future.
Did you know that the more you talk with your child the better prepared they will be for reading? Now, it is important to know that there is different type of "talk". When we give commands it would not be considered conversational talk with our child. Additionally, when our children overhear us talking to someone else, it does not have the same positive impact on their developing literacy skills as it does when we personally talk to them. To help best prepare your infant or toddler for literacy, be sure that they engage in frequent talk with you and not just overhear you speaking with someone else or engaging in basic "command" talk. (Command talk would be giving the child directions or asking basic task related questions)
Multiple studies have been conducted comparing the literacy skills of infants, toddlers, non and school age children who engage in frequent conversations and talk with adults in their homes. The results all point to the same thing. Talking to our kids and engaging in rich conversations gives them a head start for skills they will need in both school and life. These children have been shown to have bigger vocabularies and stronger comprehension skills needed for being successful readers.
Want to help prepare your infant or toddler for their future reading skills, vocabulary use, reading comprehension, and overall literacy? Talk to them as much as you can each day. Use new vocabulary with them. Engage in rich conversations even at a very young age. Although you may not realize it, you are preparing them for reading and literacy.
Daily Pre-K Videos for Phonemic Awareness: These videos provide excellent practice for your child in preparing them to read. You can slow the video speed down as well.
Daily Kindergarten Videos for Phonemic Awareness: These videos provide excellent practice for your child in preparing them to read. You can slow the video speed down as well.
Fox Contact Info and Social Media Pages
Fox YouTube Channel-Tons of Fox made videos for fun and learning. Your child will definitely have fun with some of these videos!
Fox Family Learning Page - Resource for continued learning at home (many ideas and links)