End of Summer Newsletter

We had a wonderful summer school session! We made friends and connections, and became familiar with the routines of school. The kids enjoyed practicing letters with songs, poems, coloring, and crafts. We learned about circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, pentagons, rhombuses, ovals, and the numbers 1-10. We enjoyed chalk drawing, painting, puzzles, games, songs, and read aloud. I am proud of all the kids accomplished and excited to see them learn and grow in kindergarten!

Here are a few things to practice at home to prepare your child for the upcoming school year:

Student id number
Writing first name
Counting to 20
Letter names and sounds (The students will learn them first trimester and they do not need to be mastered before kindergarten.)
Identifying numerals 0-10
Counting sets of objects up to 10
Fastening and unfastening shoes, jackets, backpacks, and lunchboxes independently
Following one and two step directions
Unstructured play indoors and out
Please don’t worry if there are things on this list your child is still working on when they begin kindergarten. Any exposure to these skills will be beneficial to your child.
*Important Dates for the beginning of kindergarten are on the back of this sheet.

Have a wonderful summer!
Layla Cunningham

Important Dates for the Beginning of the School Year
Please check the school web site to stay informed of school events at www.cpsk12.org/beu.

August 13th- Meet the Teacher Night
Meet the Teacher Night is from 3:30-5:30 pm at Beulah Ralph Elementary. Meet your teacher and see you classroom. You will also sign up for a kindergarten screening appointment.

August 15th and 16th- Kindergarten Screening
Bring your child for your kindergarten screening appointment at the time you signed up for at Meet the Teacher Night. This appointment gives teachers valuable information about our students and helps guide our instruction at the beginning of the school year.
The 15th and 16th are regular school days for all other grade levels besides kindergarten.

August 19th -First Day of Kindergarten
Arrival is from 8-8:20. Dismissal is 3:20.