Orientation was a BIG success! We had the best day together. Looking forward to a great week in Kindergarten!!
*Just a reminder that the boys and girls can bring in a water bottle daily to school. They can also bring in a snack every day.
Welcome to Kindergarten!
Kindergarten is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers as well. We have outlined a few things you should know as the Kindergarten year begins for you and your child.
There are three Kindergarten classes at St. John Fisher: Mrs. Fanjoy Room 113, Mrs. Caffrey Room 110, and Mrs. Rech Room 112. * Mrs. Fanjoy’s Room and Mrs. Rech’s Room enter and dismiss at the end of the rectory driveway off of Washtenaw – Right outside Mrs. Fanjoy’s classroom windows – Door # 9. Mrs. Caffrey enters and dismisses at doors in courtyard facing the playground – Door #7.
The ABC’s of Kindergarten:
If your child is ill please report his or her absence to the school office at
773-445-4737 before 8:00
Birthdays are a special time for everyone! Due to the Covid issues children are not allowed to pass out treats OR prizes to the class. However, we will definitely fuss over the birthday boy/girl and make it a special day for him/her.
More information at a later date
The stoplight method is used in each classroom. Each child starts the day on green. If behavior becomes a problem, he/she will be moved to yellow as a caution. They will start playtime five minutes later then the rest of the class. If the behavior continues to be a problem he/she will be moved to red and will not be able to have any playtime – but will be able to look through a book if they choose to. Hitting, shoving, throwing things are all behaviors that merit an automatic red light. Let’s hope we don’t have to worry about this!
Early dismissals are noted in the calendar and in our Monthly newsletters EVERY WEDNESDAY is a 12:45 dismissal.
Due to Covid we will not physically be going on any field trips, but will take some FUN VIRTUAL TRIPS throughout the year.
Kindergarten Report Cards are sent home at the end of each trimester.
Please practice Word Wall Words each night along with any other work sent home.
If your child is ill or has a fever, please keep him/her home. Children with fevers will not be allowed into the building.
Your child will be writing in a journal to promote reading and writing skills and creativity.
Your child should bring in a healthy snack and drink each day. Drinks need to be clear juice boxes, OR water. Send a snack on half days also. Please put their snack in a separate bag from lunch and LABEL as SNACK.
Students should bring a lunch AND drink each day.
If you send money to school with your child please put it in an envelope or baggie with your child’s name and room number.
We send home a Monthly News Letter at the beginning of each month. Look for it in your child’s folder!
More information will be sent at a later date.
Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any concerns or questions through our email @ sjfschool.net.
There will be a daily “Brain Break” - quiet resting time each day. Children do not need to fall asleep BUT they do need to be quiet at this time.
We stress the importance of showing respect.
A supply list is available on our website.
Times and Locations
Please arrive at school as close to your assigned time as possible. This is so important for social distancing.
Our goal is for each child to be able to understand and grasp the lessons taught to them. Each child is different; so many different approaches may be used to meet this goal.
Throughout the year we MAY need volunteers. If you would like to be a volunteer you must be Virtus trained and have all paperwork on file in the office. Forms are available on our website. Due to Covid volunteers are “ON HOLD” for now, but you can still complete the paperwork for the future.
Please dress your child appropriately for the weather.
Remember to take time each day to go through and empty out your child’s backpack and check the daily folders. Notes and important information will come home in their folders and should be sent to us the same way as well.
As your child’s parent, you are their first teacher. You know your child the best. Please use this knowledge in helping your child with his/her education. Please practice the letter names and sounds, sight words, counting, dressing skills (tying, buttoning, zippering, and snapping) and other skills we may be working on at the time.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night. Five and six year olds need a lot of sleep! A fully rested child makes a better and more eager learner! Also, get some sleep yourself and RELAX. We will have a great year. We may be doing things a bit differently BUT ALL WILL BE GOOD!
- Please send in a change of clothes for your child in a bag labeled with his/ her name. Easy on Easy off clothes And don’t forget the socks.