Classroom info and procedures
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CONTACTING MS. J.:

I check email before and after school and try to respond promptly, Kate.Johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us. If you need to contact me by phone, it is best to call school, 612-668-5040, from 8:45-9:30 or 4:05-4:30.  

Texts- I use a special app called REMIND on my phone in order to text with parents. Please see the enclosed form for more information.

 

SCHOOL SCHEDULE:

Wenonah School hours are 9:35 – 4:05 pm.

 

Breakfast is free and available to all students. Students eating breakfast should go to the lunchroom before coming to class. They will be directed to class after eating.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Consistent daily attendance is essential, so please make it a priority to have your child here on time each day.  If your child is sick, please call the attendance office at 612-668-5045, and send a note with your child the day of return.

ILLNESSES:

Please follow the district illness policies so we can keep our students healthy. A child should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:

  • A fever of 100 degrees F (orally) or higher in the past 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication
  • Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • An undiagnosed skin rash

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Riding the school bus is a new experience for many kindergartners, and it can be very confusing for the children.  It is very important to:

  • Have your child’s bus tag attached to their backpack, and make sure they bring it to school every day
  • Make sure your child knows their bus number. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding transportation, please contact the staff at the Transportation Department directly at 612-668-2300.

 

LUNCH

We will eat lunch at school at 11:30 am.  Every child is assigned a lunch account number.  I will send the number home with your child so he/she can practice learning the number.

 

EMERGENCY CARDS:

It is very important to complete the emergency card in this folder and return it to the school immediately.  If your address or phone number changes during the school year, please notify the office with updated information.

 

BOOK CLUBS:

Each month, your child will receive a Scholastic book order form in his/her Wednesday folder.  If you would like to order books, you can order online or send in your child's form by the 15th of each month.  Our class online order code is PBMBP.  Your child will receive the books you ordered by the 22nd (or so) of each month.  

 

SNACKS

We will be having daily snack in the afternoon.  Please send store-purchased snacks to share with the class.  I will make a note in our class newsletter when we are in need of more.  Please avoid tree nuts. Snack ideas are as follows: 

  • Vanilla Wafers             - Apple Sauce pouches 
  • Crackers                     - String Cheese sticks
  • Pretzels                     - Goldfish Crackers   
  • Veggie Straws             - Nut-free granola bars  
  • Clementines or other fresh fruit

 

WEDNESDAY FOLDERS:

A family/classroom communication folder will be sent home every Wednesday with newsletters, school information, papers to sign, etc.  Please read all information and return the folder in your child’s backpack. I ask that they be returned by the following morning.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Due to district policy, students are no longer able to bring snacks in to the class (cupcakes or cookies) as a way to celebrate birthdays.  We will still observe birthdays in our class.  As an alternative to sharing a treat, families are encouraged to donate a book to our class library.

 

FAMILY VOLUNTEERS:

I encourage family involvement in the classroom and welcome volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include regular work with students, running stations for our celebrations, chaperoning on field trips, reading to the class, preparing materials needed for class activities, and lunchroom help. I will be sending more information home regarding volunteering after we have settled into our routines.

 

GETTING TO SCHOOL:

If you need transportation to school for a conference, to volunteer or an event, please let me know. Or you can call school social worker Jennifer Frisbie, 612-668-5042.