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Title: Hollingworth Elementary School A California Distinguished School


1
  • Hollingworth Elementary School A
    California Distinguished School
  • A No Excuses University
  • School of Inquiry, Imagination, and
    Individualized Learning
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten
    Orientation
  • Welcome!

Creating Pathways to Help Every Student Succeed!
Dr. Hoon, Principal Ms. Dorado, L.D./P.S.
2
Hollingworth TK/
Kindergarten Teachers Ms. Fonseca, rm. K-1 Ms.
Martini, rm. K-2 (TK) Mrs. Gutierrez, rm. K-3 Ms.
Radford, rm. B Dr. Rideau, rm. C We practice a
Team Approach.
3
  • Community of Caring
  • Values
  • Trust, Family, Respect
  • Integrity, Responsibility
  • Character Education is integrated throughout the
    curriculum with
  • CHARACTER COUNTS!
  • Trustworthiness 4. Fairness
  • Respect 5. Caring
  • Responsibility 6. Citizenship
  • SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER!

4
Parent Involvement is Important to us!!!!
There are great opportunities to become
involved at Hollingworth!
School Site Council, Morning Break Club,
Hollingworth Parent Teacher Organization, Help in
classrooms (more to follow), Assist on
fieldtrips, Watch DOGS!, and more! TO VOLUNTEER
Application, TB, Megans Law Ck
5
Kindergarten Academic Goals Highlights
  • Write a three sentence story
  • Read at or above a level of proficiency
  • Retell a story
  • Read 20 or more high frequency words
  • Produce rhyming words
  • Write numbers to 30 or higher
  • Understand simple addition and subtraction

6
  • Communication is key!
  • We will meet twice to discuss student progress
    in mid-October and, if necessary, March.
  • Three report cards and CASE, California
    Academic Standards Evaluation, are sent home at
    the end of each trimester.
  • Students are assessed formally and informally on
    a regular basis.
  • You will receive on-going information about your
    childs progress. You may always contact the
    teacher for more!

7
Attendance is Important! Please bring your child
to school, on time, every day! We use a tardy
free clock as an incentive to reward punctuality.
Students who are tardy must check in at the
office. We reward with popsicles or free dress
the class with 12 tardy free days. Any absence
requires a note upon return or call the school
to report an absence at (909) 598-3661. Kindergar
ten classrooms open at 800am.
8
Pick-up Policy. Students will be released from
the inside their classrooms at 125 pm (Tuesdays
and any other early day is 100pm
dismissal) Teachers will call each childs name
and give a Hi-5 to dismiss. Your child will
only be released to persons listed on the
emergency card unless you notify the school of
any changes. Students may not be released to
minors. Students not picked up by 145p.m. will
be escorted to the office. Bussers will be
escorted to their bus by staff.
9
Communication Update the school of any changes
in telephone numbers, emergency contacts or
address listings. Notify your childs teacher
of any events that may be affecting your childs
learning and/or behavior. Your childs teacher
is available for brief notices before classroom
doors open and after school when all students
have been dismissed. OR We can arrange a time to
meet with you if more time is required. Written
notes are very effective.
10
  • Health Information
  • Students will have a hearing and vision screening
    by a nurse.
  • Inform your childs teacher
  • of any health issues regarding your child
  • asthma
  • glasses
  • allergies (bee stings, peanut butter, etc.)
  • taking medication
  • frequent restroom use
  • other________________________________________

11
  • Parent Volunteers
  • All parents are needed to help on a regular
    basis
  • Student special projects
  • Student reading
  • Student skill reinforcement
  • Small group work
  • Clerical assistance
  • Take home prep work
  • Computer assistance
  • Library assistance
  • Special events
  • Become familiar with your childs peer group.
  • Notify teacher in advance of when you plan to
    help.
  • Sign in and out at the office
  • Birthdays are celebrated through book
    donations, not parties!

12
TK/K Extended Day Schedule 6 hour day (5 hour
day on Tuesday, 800am -100pm)
745 - 800 Students Line-up
800 - 815 Opening/Oral Language Development
815 - 930 English Language Arts
930 - 940 Snack Recess
940 - 1030 Math
1030 - 1110 Lunch/PE
1110 - 1130 Phonics
1130 - 1200 English Language Development (Mixing)
1200 - 1250 Science/Health/Social Studies/History
1250 - 120 Computer Lab/Library/Learning Centers
120 - 125 Closing
13
  • Home Support
  • Read to your child at least 20 minutes a day.
  • Discuss what youve read.
  • Have your child retell a familiar story to you.
  • Have your child read to you.
  • Build interest in books at the library or
    bookstore.
  • Review a completed page of homework each day.
  • Use a pencil only for written work (no pens or
    markers).
  • Check for accuracy in name writing.
  • Extend math concepts at home (find shapes, count
    fruit, etc.)
  • HOMEWORK
  • Homework Packets will be distributed each Monday
    beginning mid-September.
  • Return Homework every Friday.

14
  • Student Folders
  • Send the student folder to school with your child
    every
  • Friday. Write communication, if necessary.
  • Check for papers requiring your signature.
  • Look for school information including
    breakfast/lunch menus.
  • Review work and empty the student folder at home.
  • Classroom work need not return to school unless
    noted.
  • Have your child hand deliver notes to teacher
    rather than
  • leaving them in the folder.
  • Backpacks must be checked and maintained by
    parent

15
  • Dress Code
  • Label clothing such as sweaters and jackets
  • Safe closed toed shoes
  • Collared shirt or blouse (no words, stripes or
    graphics)
  • Fitted pants and shorts
  • Solid colored pants, shorts and skirts
  • Clothing should allow child to use restroom
    independently
  • Girls are highly encouraged to wear shorts under
    skirts
  • for both inside sitting and outside play.
  • Hats may be worn during recess.
  • Provide jackets on cold days.
  • Halloween costumes are not permitted.

16
  • Lunch
  • Complete the free/reduced lunch application ASAP.
  • You may pre-pay lunches.
  • The cafeteria staff may send a collection
    envelope home with your child if lunch money is
    owed.
  • A modified lunch will be served if lunch money is
    owed.
  • Cafeteria staff is on duty during lunch and lunch
    recess.
  • It is helpful if your child learns his or her
    first and last name for quick lunch verification.
  • Pack a nutritious snack for A.M. snack recess
    (not shared).

17
  • Basic Expectations
  • Keep your hands to yourself (no hitting,kicking)
  • Raise your hand before you talk
  • Use an inside voice in the classroom
  • Share classroom materials
  • Walk in the classroom and in the halls
  • Be a good listener
  • We practice being peacemakers.
  • We model, practice and reinforce the desired
    behavior.
  • Classroom rules will be developed with students
    based upon the Six Pillars of Character.

18
Behavior System
Rewards Consequences
Move the name clip up to green or gold and receive a prize ticket. Return 10 tickets for a prize! Move the name clip down to yellow or red. Expect consequences.
Helper Lose a recess
Line leader Teacher talks to parent
Sticker/prize Reflection time/letter
Chair stacker Sit at peace table to resolve conflict
High Flyer raffle ticket Thinking/Reflection chair
Certificates of Achievement are awarded at
monthly assemblies Individual Behavioral
Contract may be used
19
  • Voluntary Donations
  • 3 Tissue Boxes
  • 4 Dry erase markers (blue, black, red, green)
  • 3 Glue sticks, Crayola brand (sold at Michaels)
  • 1 Box of Ziploc bags (1 gallon size or quart
    size)
  • 1 ream of white copy paper
  • 1 container of hand sanitizer to share with class

20
  • Care Package Recommendations
  • Write childs full name on large Ziploc bag
  • Solar Blanket
  • Non-perishable Snack Foods
  • (foods should have expiration date after July
    2012)
  • Family Photo
  • Childs Book
  • These emergency, care packages are just in case.

21
  • Upcoming Special Events
  • NEU Kick-off
  • Back to School Night
  • 100th Day of School
  • Sports Jersey Day
  • Crazy Sock Day
  • Jog-a-thon
  • Hat Day
  • Field Trip
  • International Day
  • Open House
  • Theatrical Performance
  • Kindergarten Carnival
  • Kindergarten Field Day
  • Earth Day
  • Dr. Suess Day

What does your family celebrate?
22
  • First Week Memories
  • Arrive at school early and avoid the rush.
  • Make the morning as calm as possible.
  • Give the message to your child that s/he is in a
    good and safe place.
  • Avoid showing any hesitation about leaving your
    child.
  • Take cues from the teacher on what to do if your
    child is upset.
  • Build your childs confidence by telling him/her
    how proud you are that s/he is going to
    kindergarten.
  • Ask your child about his/her day and build
    excitement for the next day.
  • Make great kindergarten memories!

23
THANK YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT TK/K YEAR
FOR YOUR CHILD!!!
Together we will make your childs TK/K
experience a great one! We will Create Pathways
to Help Every Child Succeed!
Thank you, Hollingworth TK/K Team
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