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    Upcoming events:
    Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27 - December 1...NO SCHOOL.
    Return to school on December 2, 2019.
    Winter concert: December 13, 2019, 2:00p.m.
    Holiday Break: December 23 - January 5...NO SCHOOL.
    Return to school on January 6, 2020.
    Conferences are Monday, October 14th, and Tuesday, October15th, in the evenings. Conference times were sent home with each student. If you need to know your conference time, please e-mail me at patricia.burnett@k21schools.org. We have children at school, Monday through Thursday, with conferences Monday and Tuesday evening. No school on Friday, October 18th.
    Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school on Thursday, October 17.
    Apple week, September 24-27th...please bring an apple to school.
    No school for students, Monday, September 23, 2019

    Welcome To Kindergarten!

    August 29, 2019

    Dear Families,

    I am so happy to be your child’s kindergarten teacher for the upcoming

    school year. Kindergarten is a milestone year for you and your child. In

    previous years, kindergarten teachers were able to meet their students and

    families during the first two days of school and do some assessment of their

    skills. Our district’s policy changed and kindergarten students begin the year

    on either August 23 or August 24. We will have a “Rolling Start” for

    kindergarten students. Half of my class will start on August 23 (stay home

    on the 24) and the other half will start on August 24 (stay home the 23 of

    August). The kindergarten class, as a whole, will begin attending, everyday,

    on Monday, August 27.

    On the day that your child will start (either the 23 or 24) I would like to

    meet with families and their children the first half hour of school. I will give

    the families a tour of the classroom, collect school supplies, help families fill

    out a transportation tag, and discuss homework.

    August 29, from 6-7 pm, we will have an open house at Point Higgins. At

    this time I will go over the kindergarten handbook, behavior system, and

    answer questions regarding kindergarten.

    On the first day of school please bring:

    1. School supplies- All students please bring: a two-pocket homework

    folder (label with student’s name), Crayola colored pencils, Crayola

    crayons (24), Crayola washable markers, Crayola watercolor paint

    set, 3 large glue sticks, pencil top erasers, and TICONDEROGA

    wooden pencils.

    Boys bring: paper plates, sandwich sized zip lock bags, 1 pkg. sponges

    Girls bring: gallon sized zip lock bags, 1 container of Clorox wipes, and

    1 box of tissues

    2. Tennis shoes for P.E. (label with student’s name)

    3. Ba`ckpack (label with student’s name)

    4. Dishwasher safe water bottle (label with student’s name)

    5. Knowledge of your child’s bus number for going home from school as

    we will be filling out a transportation tag to put on your child’s


    Please contact the bus company so that they know they are to pick and

    drop off your child. They do not drop them off at your home as they

    may have done in preschool. There are designated bus stops and the bus

    company needs to know where your child will be getting on and off. The

    bus company’s number is 225-3806.

    The school day begins at 8:45 and ends at 3:15.

    The students who will be attending school on August 29 are: Students with

    last names beginning with A-M.

    The students who will be attending school on August 30 are: Students with

    last names beginning with N-Z.

    If that day does not work for you please call our school secretary and

    reschedule for the other day. Our secretary is Laurie Northrup and she will

    have a master list. Our school phone number is 247-1500.

    Thank you and welcome to kindergarten!

    Patricia Burnett

    February  = 100th Day of school
    We have activities planned
    Friday, February 14 = Valentines day. We will have a Valentine Exchange. A student name list wil be sent home.
    Monday, February 17 is President's Day. No school for students.
    You're Invited to Family Movie Night!
    Featuring Sherlock Gnomes 
     @ 6pm
    Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    MLK Day
    There is no school for elementary staff & students on Monday, Jan. 21st.
    Wednesday, January 30th, 8:05 AM - 8:45 AM  Maples (AKA Donuts) with Mom
    This year, Point Higgins' Kindergarten will be creating a "Snowman Land," in our hallway. Tuesday, November 20, we are sending home one large piece of white paper for the snowman. Together, wih supplies from home, we are asking each family to create a decorated snowman to be hung in the hall. This is a family project to be done with your child.
    Please cut a snowman shape, using the white paper. Add decorations, using anything your family likes, or maybe a theme. Some decorating suggestions are: gift wrap, construction  paper, sequins, yarn, stickers, old greeting cards, family photos, garland, and the list goes on!
    This "assignment" is due at school on, or before, Friday, November 30. We will display them in the hallway for a few weeks, and then it will be returned to your family.
    Have fun decorationg your snowman and have a very nice Thanksgiving.









    Name: Ms. Patricia Burnett
    Phone Number:907.247.1500


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