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Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten:

Join us first in the library for orientation. After you may meet the teacher and visit other areas

of Cape Elementary.

Wednesday, August 8th

A to L:     4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

M to Z:   4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Friday, August 10:   1st Day of School! 



WELCOME TO Kindergarten!





TBD: Will be written together by the class!


-wonderfully created by ALL the students in room 

 Please take a few moments to read over some of the reminders/procedures listed below. 


Planners:  Your child will receive a school planner that is to go back and forth to school each day.  This is a vital part of our communication to one anotherPlease look in your child’s planner EVERY day and initial on the line daily. This way, I will know that you have seen the planner.  I will be checking each planner every morning as your child comes into the classroom.  If there is something quick that I need to make you aware of or remind you of something, I will jot you a note in the planner.  If you have any questions or something that you need to share with me, feel free to jot it in the planner. 


Brown Envelopes:  These folders will be called “Friday folders” by your children.  Each Friday, your child will bring home the brown folder with all of the work that they have completed for the week.  Please review the work with your child, sign the front of the empty brown envelope and return it to school on Monday.  The papers in the folder may be kept at home after you have reviewed them.



Box Tops:  CLIP THOSE BOX TOPS!  Please cut and save Box Top labels.  They can add up very quickly and when our class collects $50 worth of Box Tops we will virtually adopt an animal from the National Zoo.  The class will vote and we will graph our results.  We will be researching our animal's habitat throughout the school year.  Your child will receive 1 "capeable" for each box top.  Capeables are redeemable in our Capeable store.


Shoparoo:  Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!


Get started today:


1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store


2. Select our school from the list  (Cape Elementary PTO) and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!


3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!




Homework: Completion of homework is taken very seriously.  You are a significant partner in your child’s education so help them to understand immediately the importance of homework and doing their best work at all times.  Also, I cannot stress enough the difference between “helping” your child and just giving them the answers or doing it for them.  Homework is designed to teach responsibility as well as to reinforce skills taught in school.  Remember, on test days, you will not be here to do it for them or give them the answers so do not let them get used to relying on you for the answers.  Help them to figure out the answers on their own. 


 Transportation:  Anytime there is change in your child’s transportation, you must notify me in writing through the planner or call our school office (542-3551)   I CANNOT go by a verbal statement from your child or from a sibling.  This is for your child’s safety.  If I do not have a written note or word from the office, your child will be sent home as they normally do.


 Behavior:  Positive classroom behavior is another area of importance.  I expect the children to be kind, considerate and respectful at all times.