Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from Oct. 12th-16th. Dismissal will be at 12:15; there will be no late start on Oct. 14th.
These are an opportunity to team up with teachers to help make your child's school year successful and memorable. Here are a few questions you might ask when you meet with your child's teacher:
1) What will my child learn this year?
2) What are my child's strengths and weaknesses?
3) How is my child's class behavior?
4) What type of learner is my child?
5) How much time should she/he spend on homework?
6) How do you evaluate your students?
7) Is my child working up to his/her ability?
8) How is my child doing socially?
9) What can I do to help?
10) What are some goals my child can work on?
If you haven't scheduled a conference, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting with you!
What's New With Kindergarten?
State-Funded Full Day Kindergarten in Washington
State-funded full-day kindergarten is part of the state's constitutionally protected definition of "Basic Education." On June 29, 2015, the legislature passed the state biennial operating budget which included funding for the statewide implementation of full-day kindergarten. In the 2015-2016 school year, 71.88% of kindergarten students are funded and in the 2016-17 school year, 100% will be eligible to receive funding. As a result, all elementary schools in the Peninsula School District will have full-day kindergarten, 5 days a week. The district is committed to early childhood education and is supporting the funding for all of our schools at no cost to parents.
Family Connection Meetings
The family connection component of WaKids provides an opportunity for families to meet individually with their child's kindergarten teacher at the beginning of the school year. These one-on-one meetings are intended to welcome families to school and provide a safe environment for families to speak freely with the teacher. They help families and teachers begin to build relationships so that they can work together to help children be successful in school. These meetings will take place on September 2nd - September 4th. Your child's kindergarten teacher will contact you in late August to set up a meeting.
Purdy WatchDOGS Website
Purdy's Top Dog Paul Hamrick has created a wonderful new website for all Purdy WatchDOGS. WatchDOGS will be able to find out what is happening, get paperwork and even sign-up for days to work! Purdy WatchDogs Website Link