Preparing Your Child for School

Mission:  EVERY STUDENT. EVERY DAY.

Vision: Cultivating life-long learners through engaging experiences.

According to the National Educational Association here are some tips for getting your child academically and socially ready for school.

ACADEMIC READINESS

Before entering kindergarten, children should have basic knowledge of themselves, their families, and the world around them. Through play and interactions with caring adults, children can come to school with many skills that teachers can build upon. To get your child academically ready for school, you should:

  • Read to your child daily and talk about what you’ve read.
  • Visit the library. Check out books and attend story times.
  • Sing rhyming songs and do finger plays.
  • Put your child’s name on their clothing and toys to help him or her recognize their name in print.
  • Encourage your child to write his or her name.
  • Help your child learn basic colors by pointing and naming objects like “green trees,” “red apples,” or “blue coats.”
  • Give your child puzzles and games that require counting and problem solving. Let your child scribble, draw, write, and cut and paste.
  • Sing the alphabet song with your child and provide letter magnets or other toys that will help him/her begin to recognize the letters of the alphabet.
  • Take your child to the zoo, park, grocery store, post office, and pet shop. Talk about the sights and sounds of your day.
  • Make time for your child to sing, dance, climb, jump, run, and ride tricycles or bikes.
  • Choose child care that promotes learning with well planned, fun, and interesting activities.

    SOCIAL READINESS

    Social readiness is as important as academic readiness. Being able to get along with other children, follow directions, take turns, and say “good-bye” to parents are skills that kindergarten teachers hope to see from incoming children. To get your child socially ready for school, you should:

    • Set rules and give consequences for breaking them.
    • Have regular routines for mealtime and bedtime.
    • Encourage your child to play with and talk to other children.
    • Encourage your child to take turns and share with other children.
    • Encourage your child to finish difficult or frustrating tasks once they have begun them.
    • Encourage your child to consider the feelings of others.
    • Model and discuss positive ways for your child to express his or her feelings.
    • Discourage hitting, biting, screaming, and other negative behaviors.
    • Kiss and hug your child several times a day.

WELCOME BACK!

School Counseling

Lorna Parker
K-2nd

Bridgette Turner
3rd -5th  Grade

 Mission:  EVERY STUDENT. EVERY DAY.

 Vision: Cultivating life-long learners through engaging experiences.

 Welcome back for the 2017-2018 school year!  We are excited about the upcoming year and the fresh, new look and feel of the school. We look forward to working with you and your children to make this the most successful year ever!  Below is some important information to assist you in planning for the beginning of school.

 Meet & Greet:  July 27th 1:00-4:00

This is an opportunity for you and your child to come to school to visit the classroom and meet your child’s teacher.  During this time you can also sign up for a carpool number, find out your child’s bus pick up and drop off time, fill out a lunch application, join PTA, and register for the After School Program (ASP) and other after-school programs.

First Day of School: July 31st 7:15

The doors will open at 7:15.  All students are expected to be in their classroom no later than 7:50.   If you are bringing your child to school the first day, you will want to leave a little earlier.  The first few days of school the carpool line is extremely busy.  Please be patient as we will work diligently to try and move the carpool line as fast as we can to ensure the safety of our students.

Classroom Guidance:

Every student will have an opportunity to participate weekly in classroom guidance classes as part of their specials rotation.  Students will learn skills in the area of academics, social/emotional and career exploration.

P.B.I.S.:

Be on the lookout for information regarding Sedalia Park’s new behavior system P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies). We will still use Panther Pauses for rewards, but we will be implementing some new ideas that will help us have the most successful year ever!!!