Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Welcome Back!

Important info and things to do…

1. Letter
I would love the chance to get to know your child more before the school year starts.  Please email me a short letter letting me know about your child.  This can include interests, any concerns, and information about them both socially and academically.  Please also attach a picture of your child with your email.  This really helps me associate their name with their face.  Please email your letter and picture by August 1st. 

2. Wednesday, July 17th – July 31st Online Express Check-In
Online Express Check-In will open on Wednesday, July 17. Click here to login. You will use Online Express Check-In to update your contact information, pay school fees, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Please note that the Emergency Dismissal form must be printed and turned in to your teacher during Meet Your Teacher Day on Tuesday, August 6, or the first day of school. All students must register via Online Express Check-In by July 31st. For assistance please contact one of the individuals below:

GRE Registrar - Christi Dismang

GRE Administrative Assistant - Anita Rudman

3. Balanced Beginnings Schedule for Kindergarten Students ONLY
With the transition to free full day kindergarten, we have the opportunity for additional transition days for our youngest students. Please see information below regarding our start of the year events for kindergarten students only. These opportunities allow our kindergarten students and families a comfortable transition to their new school.

Individual Meet & Greet - August 6th or 7th
We plan to meet with kindergarten families during an Individual Meet and Greets on either August 6th or August 7th. The meet and greet sessions are an opportunity for your family to explore the classroom and begin to build a lasting relationship with your child's teacher.

We ask that you sign up for a time by clicking here for our online scheduler. The online scheduler will be available July 17th through July 31st and the password is digger. The sign up is first come first serve, so please sign up as soon as possible if you have a preferred day or time.

Balanced Beginnings - August 8th or 9th
We will also offer Balanced Beginnings Days on August 8th and 9th. Kindergarten students will meet with a small group of students for an hour on either the 8th or 9th. Kindergarten students will get to know other students in the classroom and partake in classroom activities. This is an opportunity for classroom teachers to observe your child's social, emotional, and physical strengths and needs.  

Again, we ask that you sign up for a time by clicking here for our online scheduler. The online scheduler will be available July 17th through July 31st and the password is digger. The sign up is also first come first serve.

4. First Full Day of Kindergarten - August 12th
Kindergarten students’ first full day of school is Monday, August 12. A staff member will meet families at the exterior doors near his/her classroom between 8:20-8:35 AM. Parents are invited to a Tears and Cheers breakfast on August 12th from 8:45-9:30 AM in our cafeteria.

5. Wednesday, August 21st – Back to School Night K-5 (for Parents Only)
Classroom teachers will provide parents with an overview of the school year on Wednesday, August 21, during the following two Back to School Nightsessions: 6:05-6:35 PM & 6:40-7:10 PM. The principal will share school celebrations and upcoming goals for the year in the gym from 5:45-6:00 PM. We hope you will join us for these informative sessions.

6. Tuesday, August 27th – 1 Hour Assessment & Picture Day Grades K-5
In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, every child will come to school for one hour only on August 27th to complete reading and math assessments. The assessments administered allow educators to alter their instruction to meet your child’s individual needs and learning style.

Click here for the online conference scheduler between July 17th – July 31st to select an assessment time for your child.  The password isdigger. Because we value the information we obtain on these days, it is mandatory that all children complete their assessments on August 27th. Please bring your child to the front vestibule and teachers will escort him/her to his/her testing location. Students will conclude their assessment hour in the gym where your child will take his/her school picture. Our Before and After School Enrichment program (B.A.S.E.) will be available on the 27th. Please contact B.A.S.E. as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hello and welcome!  I am so excited to see all of you very soon! This website is how I will be communicating with all of you this year.  You will find lots of important links on the right side of the page to find everything from info on homework to helpful ways to support your child at home. I will also post updates on what we have been doing in class, any important news/info, and photos of us at work.  Check back often and see you all soon!