Dear Kindergarten Families,
I am thrilled to welcome you and your family to Porters Point School! If we have not had a chance to meet yet, my name is Allison Donnelly. I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. This is my sixth year teaching at Porters Point School. I have taught in special education, first grade and this is my fourth year teaching Kindergarten. Kindergarten is such an amazing year for a child. I am always impressed to see the growth that every student experiences. Students are involved in so many new opportunities to learn and play! I am so excited to start this school year and am honored to be a part of your child’s educational journey!
August is our Kindergarten Smart Start. This will be a day where just kindergarteners can acclimate themselves to Porters Point School. Your child will be able to meet me, their classmates, other teachers in our building and practice things like, eating lunch and riding a school bus. Smart Start begins at 10am on August 29th and the kids are here until 1pm. We serve lunch to students, too. There will be a time for parents to sit and meet me, as well as ask any questions. You will need to provide transportation because there are no buses running that day. August 30th is our first full day of school.
The only thing I need from home is a short letter introducing me to your child. I have always found it helpful to hear your thoughts about your child’s strengths and what you hope for them in the upcoming year. It will be greatly appreciated if you bring that with you to Smart Start. Also, if you have a photograph of your family for a class collage please include that with your letter. I will provide folders and other classroom supplies for your child. If you are interested in donating any items from my wish list please consider:
- Dry Erase Markers
- Hand Sanitizer
- Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Ziploc Bags
- White Cardstock Paper
- Classroom snacks to share (i.e. Goldfish,granola bars,cheese sticks)
These items we use frequently and we often run out. Anything you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated!!
My goal is to have a weekly blogpost informing you of the happenings in Room 14. Stay tuned to missdonnellykinders.blogspot.com for updates! I also love posting photos throughout the school day on my Twitter account:
In the coming weeks if you have any questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at school, 264-5920. I can't wait to meet you and begin our learning adventure together!