Mrs. Melton's Kindergarten

 

 

Kindergarten Handbook

Welcome to Kindergarten and the beginning of another wonderful school year.  I’m very excited about this school year.  I have included some information which is very important so please look through it carefully.  If you ever have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.

                                                          Thank you,

                                                Mrs. Amellia Melton


ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

The building is opened at 7:00 am each morning.  Students should go directly to the gym each morning.  Our school day begins promptly at 7:45 am.  If your child arrives after 7:45, he or she should go to the office for a tardy slip.  

Students are dismissed at 2:45 pm.  If your child must leave earlier he or she must be signed out in the office.  If you need to come to the classroom or speak with me please try to let me know ahead of time.  The children get very distracted when we have visitors.  It is best to set up an appointment so that instructional time is not disturbed.  It also becomes a safety issue when I am unable to give them my full attention. 

      BEE  BOOKS        

Each day your child will be responsible for bringing home his or her BEE  Book.  This will come home on the first day of school and is to be brought to school EVERYDAY.  There will be a letter explaining what it is and how it will work.   I feel it is a great way for us to communicate, build responsibility in the children, and be a very important tool for us this year.  Please look it over carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

HOMEWORK
I'm not a fan of homework! Studies have shown that children who read or are read to 20 minutes each night benefit greatly.  I would love for everyone to make this a goal whenever possible.

 If your child seems to be having difficulty finishing work in class he or she may bring it home to finish.  Please return it to school as soon as possible.          

SNACKS  

If you wish for your child to have snack, please send it with him or her daily.  We will have a time set aside each afternoon for snack. 



MEDICINE POLICY

Our school policy for administering medicine, both prescription and over the counter, must be followed strictly.  If your child must take medication during school hours please check with the office for proper procedures.  DO NOT SEND MEDICINE TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD.  Medication must be brought to school by an adult.


CAFETERIA 

Breakfast is served every morning (except on 2 hour late days) around 7:00am. Breakfast prices are 30 cents for reduced and $1.25 for full price.  Our lunch time is 10:55.  Lunch prices are 40 cents for reduced and $2.25 for full price.  Extra items are available for sale for an additional cost.  These include bottled water, juice, ice cream, chips, and other snack type items.

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE


          This year we will be using an online program called Class DoJo.  With this program, points are given or taken away based on various behaviors.  Parents can connect with our class and follow their student through out the day. You can also contact me through the app as well.


ATTENDANCE

Please understand that your child’s attendance is very important. Kindergarten is very busy and full of lots of new information.  If your child misses a day of school, we must receive a written excuse within three days in order for the absence to be excused.  Please send a doctor’s excuse whenever possible. Students who accumulate five unexcused absences may be reported to the county attendance supervisor.  Unexcused tardiness and sign outs will count toward these days as well.
 

BOOK CLUBS        

Exposure to reading is an extremely important part of Kindergarten.  It is important that children have as much experience with reading and books as possible.  Approximately once a month I will send home book club order forms.  These book clubs are great ways to buy good books at cheap prices. 

 

Kindergarten Supply List

Pencils

Crayons

Primary handwriting tablets

Glue

Scissors

 Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated :  paper towels, hand sanitizer, small school box, backpack, tissues, and baby wipes throughout the year. 
 

***Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school.

 

If you need to get in touch with me I can be reached by email: amelton@overtoncountyschools.net, or at school:
 931-823-5921. 

 

Your child is VERY important to me!  If your child has any special needs or circumstances please let me know.

 

I occasionally send home copies of information that I come across that I feel might be helpful or of interest to parents.  I hope that you find any information helpful for you in supporting your child’s school success.

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