August 2016

Dear Kindergartner,

Hi! My name is Mrs. Wriede and I will be your teacher at Maurice Hawk School this year. I hope you are having a great summer!  I have been busy getting our classroom ready for the school year and look forward to seeing your smile brighten the room.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th. I know you are probably curious about what kindergarten will be like. There will be friends to meet and so many activities and opportunities to learn new things.

I am going to give you some things to do so you will be ready for the first few days of kindergarten. Mom and Dad may have already read about some of these things on the MHS web page, but in case they didn’t here is the information you will need.

1.  It will be helpful for you to have a necklace name tag to wear the first week or two of school. Please have Mom or Dad make one, on sturdy paper so it will last longer, and write the following information on the tag:
- your first and last name

- my name

- the number of the bus you will be riding home on  

If you are a walker the tag should say that.

AM parents will park in the front lot and wait for their child outside the front entrance of the school where we load the buses.

PM parents will either meet their child on the second grade black top which is on the far right of MHS when facing the front of the building OR at the small gym to sign their child out daily. Please indicate your preference on your child's name tag by writing 'black top walker' OR 'small gym walker'.

2. Please bring two photographs to school on the first day (3x5 or 4x6 are best). One of just you and a second one of you and your whole family. Have Mom or Dad write your name on the back of the photos. Please do not send originals! We may cut and glue the photos.

3. You may bring a 'nut free' snack and a drink to school each day, something you can manage opening and eating in about 10 minutes.  I will send a note home explaining how you can buy milk for snack time starting in October.

4. You will need to bring a large backpack to school each day.  The best kind has zippers because buckles and ties can be hard to manage. No wheels please.

5. Please bring the following supplies:

- four glue sticks

If you are in the AM class please also...

      Boys bring:
-  a box of tissues

Girls bring:
- a package of either brown or white paper lunch bags

If you are in the PM class please also:

     Boys bring:
                 - a package of thin washable markers

                 Girls bring:
   - a package of thick washable markers

We will share these supplies with the whole class, so if you are unable to send them all in at this time it is not a problem. You may bring them the first week of school, but please not the first day since that is a very new day for all of us!

I am sure you, Mom and Dad may have some questions about kindergarten. We will talk about them once school gets started. Please mark your calendar for Back to School Night on September 15th at 6:30.       

Enjoy the rest of your summer! I’ll see you on the first day of school!


Mrs. Wriede

********* Very Important Safety Note*********

If you are supposed to go home on the bus, but mom or dad decide they are going to pick you up, I must have a note from home. Otherwise, I have to send you home on the bus. This is effective from the first day of school to the last. Thank you!!