Good Morning Kindergarten Families!
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I am so excited to be back at Pike Lake Education Center this year and look forward to meeting you and your child at Early Goal Setting Conferences. Please sign-up for a time slot that works best for you, or email me with another day and time, if you’d like to schedule a different time to meet.
Pike Lake will have a “Welcome to School” event on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 4:00-6:30pm, where we’d like to welcome you and your family to the Kindergarten Center before school begins! Please look for more detailed information to come.
This event is also an opportunity to inquire about transportation, complete any health forms, enroll for free/reduced priced meals, sign up to volunteer at our school, visit the classroom, and meet other families. See you then!!
Here are a couple of resources as you prepare for back-to-school:
Mounds View Back-to-School Information
Kindergarten Readiness Checklists: academic skills and self-help skills
Pinewood Kindergarten students were able to visit “big” Pinewood Elementary School this week, to preview the play, Mary Poppins, Jr., tour their future school, and meet first grade students!! We had so much fun! Thank you, First Grade Buddies!
Students were able to participate in the second annual Pike Lake Science Fair last week, learn from fellow scientists, inquire about scientific processes, and get inspired to discover more! Way to go, curious kids!
We made a class goal of completing 100 Acts of Kindness by the 100th Day of School and were able to reach our goal before the 85th day of school!! Students have been practicing using kind words and actions, helping our school by showing the Pike Lake Promise, and managing big feelings with calm-down strategies. Ask your child to share how our class voted to celebrate! Keep practicing kindness, Kindergarteners!
The students have been working hard every day and would like to share their learning! Please sign up for a time to meet at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080845a4a92fa7f58-january1
Here are some pictures from our classroom:
Wow, it has been a very busy first six weeks of school! Kindergarten students have been learning school routines and expectations, practicing our Pike Lake Promise, and even experienced their first field trip of the year to big Pinewood for the Fun Run-da-thon (see our Pictures tab for students-in-action)! We would like to discuss your child’s progress so far this year and address any questions/concerns you may have at October Communication Nights on October 25th and October 29th. Please sign up for a time to meet with me on one of these nights here. Thank you for all you do at home to help make the transition to school a successful experience for your child!