• 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 & Expectations:  Here are our class rules: 

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

    Clever: Clever is an app on your students' iPad that will be used to access instruction on remote inclement weather days. Students will click on the Clever app and scan their Clever ID. This ID can be found taped inside your child’s green folder. Once signed in, students will have access to our class Canvas Page (Foster-Homeroom). If remote instruction is needed, students will click on the month and then the week to join live lessons and/or find assignments.

    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 monthly 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 notes for absences, homework, etc. in this folder.  Ms.Thorpe will check the folder each 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:                       PE                               

    Tuesday:                      Art                              

    Wednesday:                 Guidance                                 

    Thursday:                    Music 


    Recess: On the days that we do not have PE with Ms. Miller we will go to the playground. Please dress appropriately.  We will go outside unless it is 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 green 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.

    Absences:  If your child is absent for any reason during the school year, we need 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 a contact number for you, if your child is going home a different way that day.

    Lunch:  Our lunchtime is 10:30-10:55. While we welcome parents to the building and encourage your presence throughout the year, we are asking that you refrain from arranging lunch visits the first week of school to allow us to teach cafeteria expectations and for students to get acclimated to these procedures. After that point, we ask that you please give us the courtesy of advanced notice as much as you possibly can when arranging a time to visit students during lunch.  All lunch visitors will be asked to eat with their child in a designated area of the cafeteria. You must sign in at the front office and be ready to show an ID to get a visitor’s badge.

    Breakfast:  All students will be given the opportunity to eat breakfast in the classroom. 

    Water Bottles: Students may bring a refillable water bottle. Please make sure it is labeled with their name.

    Headphones: Students need to bring in a pair of headphones to keep at school. These headphones will be used to complete assessments and activities on their iPad. Please label them in a zip lock bag with your child’s name.

    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.  

    Communication/Website: Please feel free to send me a note, reach out via Remind, or call the school (336-545-2020) if you have any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is fostery@gcsnc.com.

    I am looking forward to a very successful year! 

    Thank you,

    Ms. Foster