In order to keep you informed about your child’s progress at school, we will be completing a behavior checklist for you each Friday, starting September 22nd. Kindergarten’s checklist is digital rather than the paper copy that first through fifth grade uses. Paper copies can be printed for you if you would like. Please email me or handwrite a note and send it with your child to let me know if you would prefer a paper copy. This checklist is our primary tool for communication with you. This checklist is how we will let you know how your child’s week went. There will be fewer personal notes and emails. This checklist includes the behaviors expected for all CPS students. We have spent the past few weeks learning and practicing these expectations. A check mark indicates your child is meeting expectations in this area. A minus indicates improvement is needed in this area. Please discuss the checklist each week with your child, both what they are doing well and areas in which they can improve. Please expect minuses from time to time and consider them opportunities for learning and growth rather than deficits. All the children are learning lots of social skills here at school.
Next week I will send you an email with the details on how to access your child’s checklist. Each week I will send an email to let you know the checklist is updated so you can view, sign, and comment electronically.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to review your child’s checklist each week. I hope this communication is helpful and purposeful for you!