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Dear Kindergarten Families,
Greetings for room 431!  I hope you took some time to look over your child's 1st Nine Weeks report card this weekend.  I am so proud of the progress your students are making.  Please be sure to sign the bottom portion and send it back to school.  If you have any questions about your student's report card, please feel free to let me know.  We are also beginning to schedule fall conferences.  I will be sending home a conference form for you to choose the dates and times that work best for you.  Once I receive your choices, I will schedule our conference and put a note in your child's folder.  At our conference, we will discuss academic, behavioral, and social progress as well as any other concerns you may have.  I look forward to meeting with you about your wonderful children! :)
BOOK-O-WEEN:  Our annual Book-O-Ween celebration is taking place on Friday, October 31st.  Your students are invited to dress as their favorite storybook character.  Please bring your book with you and remember tennis shoes are still required.  Please leave all pretend masks and weapons at home-they are not allowed at school.  Our school will have a parade beginning at 8:00 morning to show off our costumes.  You are more than welcome to come watch!  That afternoon, we will be having special Halloween Stations, so if you'd like to come help out, please let me know.  I'm looking for about 2 parents to come help with our special activities around 12:15-1:15.  Thanks and we'll see you soon!
                                                                                                              ~~FIELDTRIP INFORMATION~~
Get ready!  We're going to the farm!  Our class will be going to GreenMeadows Farm (   ~check it out!) on Monday, November 17th.  We will be leaving the school at 8:00 to travel by charter bus to the farm.  Each student needs to bring a bag lunch and a drink from home, or purchase one from our cafeteria (typically pb&j).  We will return to the Primary Center by 3:30 p.m. Your child will need to be picked up at that time or go to aftercare. 
One parent per family will be allowed to chaperone.  Due to the limited number of seats available on busses, parents will need to provide their own transportation.  Please no siblings.  Parents who wish to chaperone, must have a completed Volunteer Application and a copy of their driver's license submitted to VCS by October 24th to be eligible to attend.  Chaperones will earn 5 hours of PI service time. 
                                                              All payments and forms must be submitted by Friday, October 24th. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
Buffalo Basket Benefit:  Our school's annual Buffalo Basket Benefit is taking place at the Lake Miona Recreation Center on November 8th.  Tickets will be on sale Oct. 27th at any VCS front office.  There will be baskets for all budgets.  Our class has teamed up with Mrs. Henderson's to create an Everything Princess basket.  We are in need of your help to make our basket a success!!!  Please send in any princess themed items...big or small!  You will receive PI time for your donations, so please make sure you include your receipt with your child's name on it.  Some ideas include:  princess dress up clothes, movies, coloring books, tiaras, make up, books, dolls, bedroom décor, signs, pretty much anything princess!  Thanks so much for helping make our basket amazing! The last day to turn in items is Oct. 23rd!
Accelerated Reader:  When your child brings home a book, please read the book at least 3 times.  Ask your child questions about what you read together.  If you feel as though your child is ready to take an AR quiz on the book, please write a note in your child's agenda planner with the complete title and author or the quiz number.  We will give your child the test in school and let you know how your student scored.  Remember, Kindergarten's goal is 15 points and 80% comprehension.  If you'd like to find out if books you have at home have a quiz for them, please log onto and look the book up.  You can test on those books, too!  We will also be testing on books read in class.  :) :)   Happy Reading! 
Box Tops for Education:  Did you know that for every Box Top you donate our school earns .10?  So, please clip your Box Tops and send them in with your student!  We greatly appreciate your consideration. :)
CONGRATS!~~Our class was rewarded for earning the most "sports balls" for P.E. this Nine Weeks...this means they were great listeners and gave good effort during P.E.  Way to go!
I look forward to another wonderful week in room 431!  See you soon with your smiling faces!                                                                                                                                           
Mrs. Wilkinson
Important Dates: 
-Oct. 23- Last day to send it Buffalo Basket items
-Oct. 31- Book-O-Ween (more info to come)





PDF documents
Alphabet Chart -
August Newsletter -
Discipline Policy -
Emergency Contact Form - This will need to be filled out for Open House
Emergency Contact Form-Spanish -
GreenMeadows Farm -
GreenMeadows Farm Consent Form -
Homework Information -
October Newsletter -
Scholastic Letter with Instructions -
September Newsletter -
Volunteer Application page 1 -
Volunteer Application page 2 -

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