Family Information

Weekly Newsletters:

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May 24th-28th*

May 31st-4th*

June 7th-11th*

--Have a great summer!--

 

*As we wind down to the end of our school year, our day-to-day schedule might vary as we are finishing up and focusing on end-of-year preparations and crafts. 

 

Upcoming Events:​​​​​

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  • Moving Up Ceremony and Graduation 

    • When: Friday, June 11th at 4:00pm

    • Where: In the backyard (rain or shine)

    • What: This event will be for students, their parents, and their siblings only. A copy of the invitation can be found here.

Class Phonebook:

 

Handbook, Policies, and Procedures:

Supply List:
  • Lunch: Children should bring a packed and ready to eat lunch daily. There is a refrigerator available if necessary. Milk and water will be available during lunch time, but students are welcome to bring alternative drinks. Sodas or drinks with dye such as: kool-aid are not permitted. Lunches can be brought in disposable bags, or in a lunchbox. If supplying a daily lunchbox, please clean daily at home before returning to school the next day. 

    • Click here for some lunch suggestions.

  • Change of Clothes: Please send a change of clothes including socks, shoes, and underwear. These will be kept in your child's backpack. Change out as the season changes or your child outgrows them. As accidents occur, we will work with your child to clean themselves up. Messy clothes will be placed in a plastic bag and sent home in the backpack. It is important that you check the bags each night and send a change of clothes with the child the next day as necessary.

  • Small backpack/tote: To fit folders and change of clothes. Absolutely no toys from home. 

  • Sleeping materials: MCPKA will provide sleeping mats for all students, however, students are required to bring sleeping materials for rest time. This includes a small pillow and a blanket. These items must fit in your child's drawer. Due to limited space, oversized items that do not fit in the drawer will not be accepted. Special dolls or teddy bears are not permitted. Sleeping materials should be brought home daily and washed to help reduce the spread of germs. 

  • Water bottle (spill-safe lid): Please be sure to wash daily at home before returning to school the next day. 

  • Pencil box (labeled with your child's name): this is to hold art materials to reduce communal sharing of items. 

    • Only the pencil box needs to be supplied, Miss Cheyenne will supply all other materials.​

    • Pencil box recommendations:

  • Thermometer: This will be used and kept by the parent only to do a temperature check at arrival. 

  • Face mask (please provide spares in your child's backpack). 

Reading Program:

We start our reading program the first week of school! This program introduces students to letters and sounds. We start with one letter and sound at a time, but not in alphabetical order. This program is taught Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. 

 

After each lesson, your child will bring home an alphabet piece. When you see these pieces come home, you can help your child at home by doing the following:

  • Ask (if they don't know, you can help them!):

    • What letter is this?

    • What sound does it make?

    • Can you think of a word that starts with that sound?

  • Go around your home and point out words that start with that sound.

  • Use the CD sent home to review that letter and sound.

  • We want this to be fun, so give your child lots of praise.

 

Once your child is ready, they will start reading books. These books are for you to keep, so please do not send them back to school. Books will come home as your child learns to read them. In addition, please also keep the CD at home, you do not need to return it to school. The songs can also be found on YouTube here or on you can download them from their website here.

 

Once your child is bringing books home, you should practice reading this book for 5-10 minutes each night until the next book is sent home. Books will continue to be sent home one at a time as your child progresses.

 

Helpful Tips:

  • Use lots of positive reinforcement.

  • Don’t put pressure on your child. Each child is different and will progress differently. Some of the children will be reading books soon, others will take longer – that’s OK!

  • I will read with your child individually at least 1 time each week, so they can move at their own pace.

  • It is very important that you practice at home.

 

What We Are Working Towards:

Please review our weekly newsletters to see what math and language arts standards we are working towards in small groups. Please note that math and language arts standards will be modified as needed for each individual student (ex: if the objective states that we are counting to 10, some students may be working on counting to 5, whereas others may be working on counting to 20 or higher). 

Field Trip/in-house trips(s):
  • Our fall field trip has been cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Our spring field trip will be virtual.