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Welcome to Kindergarten!!

We are very excited to get the 2016-2017 school year rolling.
Below is a list of supplies needed to help smooth out the start of the year. If possible, please bring the supplies with you on the day your child first visits the classroom.
This will eliminate your child carrying the supplies on the first day of school. We want
the classroom to be ready for your child's first day of Kindergarten!

  • An extra set of clothes which includes:
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 shirt
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of sneakers (if possible)
  • all labeled and packed in a plastic gallon bag
  • Art smock or an oversized old button down shirt with a collar
  • 3 marble notebooks and 3 folders with two pockets across the bottom
  • 2 one inch binders
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 6 pre-sharpened pencils
  • 1 package of dry erase markers
  • 1 package of color washable markers
  • 1 16 ct of crayons
  • 6-8 large glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 2 boxes of gallon ziplock baggies and 2 boxes of quart ziplock baggies
  • 4 boxes of tissues
  • 6-8 large paper towel rolls
  • 2 boxes of baby wipes
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer and 1 bottle of hand soap
  • Pictures of your family and important people in your child’s life – pictures can include but are not limited to baby photos and current photos of your child, grandparents, family members living in the house, etc. Please label the back of the photos with the people in it. Also, please do not send originals, only copies, as we will use these photos throughout the year for special projects.

If additional supplies are needed over the course of the year,
we will send home another letter. Please remember to label all clothing,
backpacks, notebooks, folders, and lunch bags. Thank you so
much for helping us create a well prepared classroom for your child.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year together!

The following supplies are needed but are optional:

  • bottle of fantastic cleanser/antibacterial spray
  • tub of Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • bag of goldfish crackers
  • sponges
  • dish soap
  • pens- blue or black

Communication between home and school is very important to us.  We believe it’s a key to your child’s success in school.  We will make every effort to communicate with you as much as possible.  Here are some of the ways you can communicate with us:

  • communication notebook – Everyday a communication notebook will go home that we will include information such as how your child is doing in academics, important upcoming events, and other information.  We encourage you to use this to write to us.  If you would like to meet in person we can schedule a meeting through the communication notebook.
  • telephone – If there is an emergency and you need to speak to us immediately then you may call the school.  Leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • home folder – A folder will be sent home with your child containing permission slips, handouts, homework, newsletters, and important school news.  Please remember to check you child’s backpack everyday!


Snack time is an important part of the school day because it gives children a chance to refuel on many levels: physically, socially, and emotionally.  This year we will be focusing on healthy and nutritious eating. Water will be provided to your children on a daily basis.  Please note that the children only have 10-15 minutes to eat, so please limit what you send in.  Please do not send in any products that contain nuts due to high incidence of allergic reactions.

Birthday Parties

We feel that a birthday is such an important event in a child’s life; it deserves to be celebrated at school, with everyone included.  We especially think parents should be included in this event.  Parties generally last for 45 minutes and are conducted in the afternoon after lunch.  All we ask is that you give us a month’s notice and that you limit the treats to cupcakes or ice cream. 

Field Trips and Neighborhood Walks
Throughout the year we will be going on various field trips and neighborhood walks.  Further information about field trips and neighborhood walks along with permission slips will be sent home in your child’s home folder.  Please sign the permission slips as soon as possible so your child can join us.

We are very excited about having your child in our class.  Working together we can make this school year successful and memorable for your child.

Very Truly Yours,
Ms. Wilder