Fox Elementary Kindergarten

Welcome to the Family!

Parents and Guardians,

Kindergarten is an exciting time for all families. At Fox Elementary, we are so happy that you are a part of our Fox Family.


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.


Sincerely,


Mr. Bellomo

Kindergarten Kickoff

Here is a recording of our Kindergarten Kickoff that was held on June 2nd, 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbCnCZ0zz0o

KDG KICKOFF- June 2021
Fox Kindergarten Welcome

The Kindergarten Team

Click on the photos below to find out more about our kindergarten team:

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Virtual Kindergarten Tour 2021
Kindergarten Information Form-Tell Us About Your Child

The kindergarten placement form helps us best prepare our classrooms and teachers for our new little learners.

Student Health Form

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.

District Information for Kindergarten

This is the official Student Enrollment Registration for Chippewa Valley Schools. This is the online process that will enroll your child at our school.

Fox Kindergarten Power Point

Check out our Kindergarten PowerPoint!

Weekly Principal's Report

Check out the important info in our weekly Principal's Report.

School Age Child Care (SACC) Registration

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.

Face to Face Changes at Fox

Click here to see some of our temporary changes for Face to Face instruction.

Parent Portal and School Messenger Help

School Messenger is needed to receive messages and important info from your child's school and our district.

Kindergarten Thoughts

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

At Fox Elementary we believe character is one of the most important things about a person. Our team teaches character education to all students each day using lessons and resources from The Positivity Project. The character traits that are highlighted and taught in the Positivity Project are traits that will help our students in all areas of life both now and in the future.
Positivity Project Character Traits
The Positivity Project
Llama Llama Misses Mama- Read aloud- Rap
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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.

Pre-Kindergarten Phonemic Awareness Practice- Heggerty

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.

Kindergarten Phonemic Awareness Practice- Heggerty

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

Be sure to check out our Social Media Pages

Facebook

Twitter

Fox Website

Fox Principal's Report-Weekly SMORE newsletter

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)

Fox PTO