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Dear Parents,

I want to welcome you and your child to Kindergarten. I am looking forward to working with you and I hope you and your child will find this year interesting and enjoyable.

* Please remind your child to wear sneakers for Gym.
* Your child will need a smock or an old shirt, labeled with his/her name for Art. Smocks will be kept in school throughout the school year and will be returned in June. Please send in your child’s smock anytime after the first day of school.
Suggestion: If you plan on using a parent’s old shirt, please try the following:
1) Cut the sleeves to accommodate your child’s arm length (pinking shears work great).
2) Iron on velcro near the buttons and buttonholes – this makes removal of smocks that much easier.

It will be a great help if all coats, boots, and mittens are labeled with your child’s name. This helps to avoid confusion and gives your child the opportunity to practice reading his/her name and the names of his/her classmates.

How Parents Can Help

Although your child is now in Kindergarten, you are still the most important teacher in your child’s life. Here are a few ways you can help your child in school.
• Attend school activities as often as possible.
• Read and answer all notes from school.
• Talk about everyday experiences.
• Praise your child every day.
• Read with your child every day.
• Provide materials for cutting, coloring, building, and writing.

If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the school, send a note or email me at school – achristiansen@basdschools.org. Together we will help your child take that first important step into school.


Mrs. Anne Christiansen

Additional Information

Please let me know immediately if your child is allergic to any particular food.

Each month a homework calendar will be sent home stating your child’s homework assignments. Homework promotes responsibility and necessary review of subject matter from the classroom. Homework is expected to be completed and brought to school on the designated due dates. It will be reflected on your child’s report card.

Book Order

Each month your child will receive an order from the Scholastic Book Club. If your child would like to order books, please return the order form by the indicated date. Please send the order form, along with a check (no cash please) written out to SeeSaw Book Club in a sealed envelope with your child’s name printed on the outside.

I will be looking for a volunteer to help with the monthly book order. If you are interested, please let me know.