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Dear Kindergarten Families, 

Greetings from room 431!  We will have another busy week in kindergarten as we learn about the letter T and its sound.  We'll also learn the sight word: like.  On Thursday, your boys and girls are invited to bring their teddy bear to school to our teddy bear picnic.  Please make sure your student's teddy bear fits in his/her backpack.  We're so excited!

Green Meadows Farm Fieldtrip:  Our first fieldtrip is approaching!   We're going to the farm!   Paperwork has been sent home for our first fieldtrip to Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee.  Check it out at Our class will  be going on Tuesday, November 10th.  We will be leaving the Primary Center at 8:00 and returning by 3:30 p.m.  One parent per family is invited to chaperone.  You must complete a Volunteer Application (also found below) and turn it in by October 16th, along with a copy of your driver's license.  Parent chaperones will earn 5 hours of (service) P.I. time.  The fieldtrip is $25.00 for students and $10.00 for parent chaperones. Students will need to either purchase a baggy lunch from school (usually PB&J) or bring a lunch from home.  Please make sure all consent forms, payment, and volunteer applications (with photo ID) are turned in by October 16th.  There are no exceptions.  We're so excited to spend the day down on the farm!

Accelerated Reading:    Your boys and girls should be testing weekly.  If you have not sent your child's library book back yet, please do so ASAP.  Now that you have read your child's book with them 2-3 times, they may be ready to take an Accelerated Reading test at school.  I have attached a detailed letter explaining our AR program at the bottom of this page, so please be sure to read it.  If you feel your child is ready to take an AR test, please write the complete book title and author/AR quiz number in your child's agenda.  This will be the way you let me know they are ready.  Your child will be given the test by myself or our assistant and we will record the score in your child's agenda.  Then, your child will be able to return the book to the Media Center to check out another.  If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.  Please remember, your child's AR goal for this year is 15 points and 80% comprehension. Your children can also test on books you have in your home library.  Simply log onto to find out if the book has an AR tests and write a note in your child's folder.  We'll make sure they take the test.

Boxtops for Education: Our class is collecting Box Tops for education!  Did you know that for every Box Top you send in our school earns 10¢?  It's as simple as clipping Box Tops and sending them to school in your child's folder.  We'll take care of the rest!  Below, I have attached some forms for easy collecting.  Or if you'd like, you can send them to school in a sealed baggy.  Thanks for all you do! 


Important Dates:

10/8- Teddy Bear Tea Picnic-Students may bring a teddy bear to school!

10/9- Letter T show & tell

10/12- No School!

10/16- Fieldtrip payment, consent forms, & Vol. applications due!  No Exceptions! & Report Cards go home

10/17- Closet Clutter Sale

10/21- Picture Retakes 

I really appreciate all you will do to help make this year amazing!  If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know.  See you soon in room 431...don't forget to bring your smiles!!!  Go Buffalo!


Mrs. Wilkinson 



PDF documents
ABCs of Kindergarten - Open house presentation
Accelerated Reader Parent Note -
August Newsletter -
Box Top Collection Sheet -
Class Discipline Policy -
Class Schedule -
GreenMeadows Farm Consent Form -
October Newsletter -
Report Card Standards -
Scholastic Parent Letter -
September Newsletter -
Show and Tell Note -
Volunteer Application -
Volunteer Application -

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