• Dear Parents,

    Welcome to Kindergarten! Here is some information about our classroom that we feel you will find useful to help make this year a wonderful experience for your child.  We are looking forward to working with your child and having a great year!

    Classroom Rules and Expectations:

    1. Raise your hand to have a turn to share. Be respectful to the person talking.
    2. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself at all times.
    3. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
    4. Follow directions the first time they are given.

    Daily Folders:  Each child will have a green two pocket folder that we will use for communication between home and school.  We will use this folder for sending home notes, and other information.  We will also send a weekly newsletter and homework in the folder to keep you informed about what is happening in the classroom.  Please check the folder daily and return it to school the following day.  You may send in lunch money (in an envelope or baggie with child’s name on it), notes for absences, homework, etc. in this folder.  Mrs. Jenkins, our classroom assistant, will check the folder every morning. 

    Specialists:  Please make sure that your child wears tennis shoes and either pants or shorts on PE days. Once the students start checking out library books, please make sure your child returns the book on his/her assigned library day so he/she can check out a new book. Please reinforce with your child the importance of taking care of books from the media center. Listed below are the days that we will attend these classes.

    Monday:      Art

    Tuesday:     Media

    Wednesday: Guidance & PE

    Thursday:    Music

    Friday:        PE & Computer Lab


    Recess: On the days that we do not have PE with Coach Old we will go on the playground. Please dress appropriately.  We will go outside unless is it raining or below freezing. 

    Weekly Folders:  Our brown weekly folders will come home on Mondays. You do not need to sign the outside of the folder since it is laminated, but please sign the purple sheet inside the brown folder. All student work sent home may be kept at home unless we inform you that we need it returned to school. 

    Birthdays:  You are welcome to send a special snack on your child’s birthday if you wish to do so.  Snacks should be purchased from a commercial kitchen that meets North Carolina inspection standards.  Grocery stores and bakeries meet these requirements.  Some examples of a low fat special snack are: Jell-O pudding cups, Rice Krispy treats, Sherbet Push Ups, Skinny Cow Ice Cream Treats. Every snack should be 200 calories or less per serving.

    Absences:  If your child is absent for any reason during the school year, we need for you to send in a written note dated and signed for the absence.  After 3 days the absence will be unexcused if we have not received a note.

    Dismissal: In order to assist me in making sure your child gets home safely and the right way, please send in a note with contact number for you, if your child is going home a different way that day. 

    Lunch:  Our lunch time is 11:50-12:20. We would like to have these first few weeks for the children to adjust to the lunch routine.  We are asking that you wait until we notify you when the class is ready for lunch guests.  After the students have the routine running smoothly you are welcome to come and have lunch with your child whenever you have a chance.  Please make sure you sign in at the office.  School lunch is free for all students.

    Breakfast:  All students will be given the opportunity to eat breakfast at school. Breakfast is also free for all students. 

    Change of clothes:  Please keep a change of clothes in your child’s book bag in case of an accident.  Please make sure to adjust the clothing based on the weather outside. 

    Parent homework:  Please complete any of the paperwork sent home with you today and return it ASAP.  

    Book orders:  We will send home monthly flyers to order books from Scholastic.  This is a great way to purchase quality books at a good price.  If you choose to buy books, please send in a check made out to Scholastic or place an order online at scholastic.com/readingclub and use the code HDPM2.  

    Communication/Website: Please feel free to send me a note or call the school (336-545-2020) if you have any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is fostery@gcsnc.com. Be sure to visit our class website to catch up on the latest happenings in our class.


    I am looking forward to a very successful year!


    Thank you,

    Mrs. Foster

Kinder computer