Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st Registration. You may register during the school day at the main office with Tammy. Please bring the following items with you to complete the registrationprocess:
- Certified birth certificate issued by the County of birth (or passport)
- Home address and phone number
- Work addresses and phone numbers, local emergency contact names/addresses/phone numbers, name and phone number of child’s physician
- Immunization record — your child may not start school until a completed Certificate of Immunization is on file in the office.
An up-to-date immunization record reflecting:
- 4 Doses DTP (DTaP or DT)
One dose must be given after age 4 years2 Doses MMR
Both doses must be given after age 1 year4 Doses of Polio (OPV or IPV)
One dose must be given after age 4 years3 Doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
- 2 Doses Chicken Pox vaccine (both after age 1 year)or Doctor certification of disease
Meet the Teacher
A sample of Colton Kindergarten Five Full Day Daily schedule
Time Activity 8:10-8:20 Arrival Recess (outdoors) 8:30-9:00 Morning Starters: Lunch count, attendance and skill review 9:00-9:15 Calendar: songs, poems, calendar jobs, counting, leader sharing 9:15-9:45 Language Arts: shared read aloud & response, phonemic awareness, phonics, language lessons, guided reading. This allows direct teaching time to occur. This is a great time to volunteer! 9:50-10:00 Recess 10:00-10:10 Bathroom Break/Students eat snack brought from home/Story 10:10-11:00 Math: Song, story and introduction. This is an interactive time that is hands on as well as paper and pencil work. It has many opportunities to practice specific concepts taught. This is a great time to volunteer! 11:00-11:15 Bathroom and wash 11:15-12:00 Lunch in the cafeteria. Recess is outdoors. 12:00-12:44 Writing/Social Studies
12:47-1:29 Music or PE 1:33-2:30 Science, Art, Computer lab, free exploration or rest time may occur. Free exploration is a time for social development. An example of free exploration choices are painting, Legos, blocks, writing center, or the listening center. 2:30-2:40 Discuss, review the day and pack up for dismissal 2:55 Elementary Dismissal. The elementary dismisses 5 minutes before the junior high and high school students. I will meet you at the front of the school
Grading InformationIt is the expectation that students are working throughout the year to meet or exceed end-of-the-year grade level standards. Student’s development is reported on a four point rating scale (4, 3, 2, 1.)
Rating Description 4 Exceeding Standard 3 Meets Standard (The student consistently demonstrates understanding & application of concept/skill independently.) 2 Working Toward Standards (The student is working toward competency in the skill. Further practice & use of this concept/skill is needed.) 1 Not Meeting Standards (The student does not demonstrate an understanding of the concept or skill at this time.) Absence of a mark indicates an area not yet assessed.
Questions and AnswersAttendance and Changes in Routine?
Regular attendance is essential, and plays an important part in the development of your child’s attitudes toward school life. Irregular attendance causes a student to miss valuable learning time, and requires a period of readjustment which slows learning. Please don’t be tardy! The start of the school day is important to your child’s learning, and it is disruptive to the class if a child arrives after the session has started.If your after school routine has a change, I will need a note from you or a message from the office. Otherwise your child will be directed to the original plan you have told me.
Kindergarten is — the bridging
between the home and the school
for each child.
Children in full day kindergarten will eat lunch at school. Students may bring a lunch from home or buy a school lunch. Those that bring a lunch from home are welcome to purchase milk. If you believe you are eligible for free or reduced lunch cost, please complete and turn in the required form from school.
Kindergarten is — an opportunity
for experiences that prepare children
for learning throughout
school and on through life.
How You Can Help
Your attitude toward school will be reflected in your child. Children will look forward to kindergarten with pleasure if they are told of the pleasant and interesting things that go on there and the many new friends they will make.
The papers your child brings home are very important. Be sure to look over the work and make some positive comments. A little praise will work wonders and increase self-motivation. Children gain in both skill and confidence through sharing their experiences.
Teach your child to be independent. Kindergarten children need to be able to button, zip, tie shoes, and put on coats, hats, gloves, and boots.
Help your child to learn healthy home habits that carry over to school, such as: putting away toys and other belongings; listening to others and following directions; helping with tasks around the house; helping and caring for others, including pets; and having regular routines including limiting television to certain scheduled programs, and regular times for
going to bed, getting up, and mealtimes.
Kindergarten is — the beginning
— the initiation into the love of
learning — the first formal step of
the many to be taken to become an
educated, contributing member of society
Supply ListItems for Personal Use
Please label each of these items with your child’s name
1 small bath towel for rest time
1 backpack (big enough to fit a folder and lunch box)
1 plastic school box to store crayons (please mark name visibly on top)
2 boxes16 count of Crayola crayons
1 box Crayola Classic Fine Line Marker, 10-Count
1 art shirt to pull on and off-arms not baggy please
Extra pair of pants, underwear and socks to keep in cubby –marked with name to stay in cubby tub
1 pair of non-marking sole P.E. shoes. Velcro only. They do not need to be new.
One current photo and one baby photo for our display
CHILD SIZE head phone. Please not ear buds.
Items for Classroom Use
5 #2 pencils. Ticonderoga or Dixon brands please.
20 glue sticks (no Jumbo)
2 bottles of 4 oz glue (their hands are able to handle the smaller bottle easier)
2 boxes of Kleenex
2 Containers of Lysol or Clorox Wipes
Successful LearnersListed below are links to a number of pages that explore the behaviors of successful learners.
Please click on the link for the page you wish to view.
Early Indicators for Successful Kindergarteners
What Do Good Learners Do
Why Your Child Should Read for 20 Minutes Every Day
Learning to WriteListed below are links to a number of pages that explore the concepts for beginning writers.
Please click on the link for the page you wish to view.
Developmental Teaching Order
Handwriting Without Tears
Stages of Writing Development
Teaching Your Child to Print Their Name Efficiently
Numbers Worksheets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Links for StudentsListed below are a number of links for students to explore.Simply click on the blue text and you will be connected to that web site.
Room Recess – Free Educational Games for Kids
My Favorite Authors