Welcome to Kindergarten Information Night

Report
First Week of School
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Labour
Day
Only JK students
will come to
school. Small
groups of
students will be
invited with their
parents to their
classroom at a
designated time
to visit and meet
the teacher and
DECE.
All SK
students will
come to
school.
All SK
students will
come to
school.
All JK and SK
students
attend school.
Some JKs will
come to
school for the
day. This will
allow JKs to
meet SKs and
learn the rules
and
expectations.
The other JKs
will come to
school for the
day.
NO
SCHOOL
If your JK child
comes to school on
Wednesday, they
will not attend on
Thursday.
**You will receive a postcard in the mail indicating the time you will visit on Tuesday**
Bell Times and Entry
School begins at 8:45am. You and your child should be ready
at the side of the school in the kindergarten area. Parents
must wait with their child until the classroom teacher opens
the Kindergarten doors. If you are late, the doors will be
locked. Please enter through the front doors of the school
and sign in at the office.
Time
8:45
Entry
10:45
Recess (20 min outside)
11:05
1st Nutrition Break (20 min)
12:55
Recess (20 min outside)
1:15
2nd Nutrition Break (20
min)
3:05
Home Time
Information about Nutrition Break
 Gordon Price is a NUT-FREE environment
 Please note that “peanut free” products often contain tree
nuts. ALL nut products are not allowed at school(e.g.
Nutella).
 Pack healthy snacks in easy to open containers
 Discuss with your child what to eat and when
 Use reusable containers whenever possible (i.e. water or
juice containers)
 Please use a Thermos to keep food warm when desired.
 See Nutrition Information on back table
School Readiness Skills for
Independence
 Have your child practise doing these independently
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Putting on and zipping up sweaters and coats
Putting on shoes
Fastening zipper and buttons on pants
Toileting (e.g. flushing the toilet and washing hands when
done).
Changing into clean clothes
Basic hygiene skills (i.e. using kleen-ex, washing and drying
their hands, wiping their face, etc.)
School Readiness for Learning and
Sharing
 Throughout the summer try the following with your child
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Singing the ABCs, practise identifying some letters
Printing their name
Drawing and/or colouring pictures
Use scissors to cut paper or make crafts
Read on a regular basis
Answer and discuss their questions to explore learning and practise
taking turns listening and speaking
Use manners
Practice following instructions when asked
Practice problem solving skills (e.g. talking about a problem instead
of being hands-on)
Share materials with friends and siblings by taking turns
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See information from Early Words on back table
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Materials your child will need for
school
 EVERYTHING MUST BE LABELED
 Appropriately sized backpack (e.g. that can fit a library
book, lunch bag, change of clothes and Communication
Bag).
 Lunch bag
 Full change on clothes (including underwear and socks)
 Velcro running shoes
 Weather appropriate clothing for recess
 Please do not send crayons, pencils, markers. These
materials will be provided by the school.
Kindergarten Wish List
 We always welcome the following donations to our
classrooms:
 Beautiful junk (e.g. paper towel rolls, egg cartoons, milk
tabs, squares of used wrapping paper, etc.).
 Old craft material (e.g. beads, yarn, buttons, stickers,
scrapbooking material, glitter, feathers, etc.).
 LARGE ZIPLOCK BAGS-These are used for our daily
communication bags
 Play-Doh
Importance of School Routines
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Getting up in the morning
Getting dressed independently
Coming home after school
Checking backpacks & Important Bags
Bedtime Routine
Routines are very important to help ensure success at
home and at school. When children know what to expect
they are more likely to follow instructions and feel
comfortable in their environment.
Anaphylaxis Information
 If your child requires an Epi-Pen at school or
has a life threatening medical concern,
please speak with the Principal or a
Kindergarten Teacher.

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