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Kindergarten News

When will my Kindergartner start school?

Students with last names that begin with A-L - Thursday, September 5
This is the first day of school for students with last names that begin with A through L. Students with bus transportation can ride the bus to school - others can walk or get dropped off. The school day runs from 8:30 am to 3:05 pm. 
**Students with last names M through Z stay home this day.

Students with last names that begin with M-Z - Friday, September 6
This is the first day of school for students with last names that begin with M through Z. Students with bus transportation can ride the bus to school - others can walk or get dropped off. The school day runs from 8:30 am to 3:05 pm. 
**Students with last names A through L stay home this day. 

All Kindergarten students - Monday, September 9 

 

 

Who will my Kindergartener's teacher be?

We will be using time during the first two weeks to get to know your child then place them into their permanent classroom by the end of the second week. Our goal is to build three balanced classroom communities that will be the best fit for each of our Kindergarten students. We also want to make sure to balance gender, academic levels, second language needs, special education needs, and behavior needs. We will do all of this by gathering individual information from your child, observing them in small groups, classroom settings, and large group settings, then determining the best fit for each child fro the remainder of the school year.

Wednesday, September 4 after 4:00 pm - Watch your email for Preliminary Class Assignments

Your child will attend class with this teacher on either Thursday or Friday. This is a preliminary assignment and may not be your child’s final class placement.

All Kindergarten students will attend school with their preliminary assigned classroom teacher. Students will be learning about classroom and school routines, getting to know each other, and learning initial skills to prepare them for the rest of the school year. We will gather all of our students in one of our Kindergarten classrooms each day for either a story or a song. This will give students a chance to meet each of our teachers as well as see each of the classrooms. 

We will continue to monitor our classrooms throughout the week to make sure we have found the best fit for every student. If we need to make any classroom assignment changes, we will contact you by phone. 

Friday, September 13 after 4:00 pm - Watch your email - We will send out an email with final classroom assignments.

Key Dates for Kindergarten Families

Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00 am
We will send you an email with a link to a website where you can select a 20 minute time on either September 3 or September 4. (These appointments will replace those previously scheduled in early August)

*Please REMOVE from your August calendar the Kindergarten Check-in that you selected when you attended Kindergarten Orientation in April.

Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 pm - New Family Orientation
All families who will be new to Terra Linda are invited to attend this event. We will explain several important details, such as how to purchase breakfast and lunch, how to apply for Meal Benefits, how to check your student out of school for an appointment, what to do if your child is sick, how to contact teachers, etc. We will conclude the event with some frozen treats, time to play on the playground, and an opportunity to make connections with other new families.

Thursday, August 29 from 4:30-6:00 pm - Drop Off Supplies Event
All students and families are invited to this event. You will drop off your school supplies in one of the Kindergarten classrooms, tell us your student’s Going Home plans for the start of the school year, then have time to visit the other Kindergarten classrooms. Be sure to meet each of our Kindergarten teachers, too. Then, visit the Activity Fair on our playground where you can learn about different activities available at Terra Linda and/or sign up to participate. We will also have a few food trucks on site, so you are welcome to purchase dinner if you’d like.

School supply lists can be found on our Terra Linda website. You can also order supplies online and have them shipped to your home using this site: https://www.yubbler.com/Yub/Details/30795?couponreg=true

If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact our office at 503-356-2490.

Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4: Kindergarten Check-Ins

Bring your child to Terra Linda for their 20-minute Kindergarten Check-in in one of our classrooms. Your child will work one-on-one with one of our Kindergarten teachers. Parents/Guardians will sit just outside the classroom and will have a few things to fill out and read while you wait. We will use the information we learn from each child to place the students into one of our Kindergarten classrooms so that all classrooms are as balanced as possible across gender, academic levels, second language needs, special education needs, and behavior needs.

*Kindergarten students do not attend regular class on either of these days.

What School Supplies will my Kindergartener need?

School supply lists can be found on our Terra Linda website. You can also order supplies online and have them shipped to your home using this link to Yubbler

If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact our office at 503-356-2490.

Help! I'm not receiving emails from Terra Linda

We must have accurate email addresses and you must have selected to receive School Messenger communications in order to receive emails. You can update your information in ParentVue or feel free to call the office at (503) 356-2490 and we will be happy to help you.

How do I sign my Kindergartner up for a Kindergarten Check In?

You are invited to sign up for Kindergarten Check-in. 

            DATE:  September 3 and September 4
            PLACE:  Kindergarten Classrooms
            REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  August 20

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:

             www.ptcfast.com/reg1

At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should enter XHB1273638

Please note that we are using our conference scheduling software. When you submit your entry code you will receive a reply from PTCFast.com asking you to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference. This is where you will select a time for your Kindergarten Check-in.