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Kindergarten is a busy place.  Please send your child to school in clothing and shoes that will allow for very active and a variety of movement experiences.  Please also know that kindergarten can be MESSY so send your children to school in clothing that you are comfortable with getting dirty.

Supplies & Snacks

* Your child will need a backpack (labeled with their name) every single day.

* Your child will also need a small snack that can be eaten in 5 minutes every single day.

*  Snacks should be HEALTHY and separated from lunch if your child is staying for the after-school program.

*  No candy please

* Teachers will post Wish Lists periodically throughout the year.


Kindergarten Schedule

  • Morning circle and calendar
  • Lucy Calkin's Reading and Writer's Workshop
  • Math Expressions, Math journals and number sense
  • Second Step Social Emotional Learning
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Physical Education and Library Time
  • Scientific investigations & Social Studies
  • Snack, Lunch and Free Choice!


Teachers are very accessible to parents via email.  Additionally, requests for conferences are always welcomed.  Please do not share important information with your child's teacher at the start of the school day as the classroom teacher often has a multitude of children to attend to at this time.  An email or phone call to voice mail is the best way to communicate these important messages.

All classrooms also have Shutterfly accounts and this is an easy way to stay in touch with what is happening in school.

On Mondays, homework folders are sent home.

On Wednesdays, the Wednesday packet is also sent home.

Join Nesbit PTA's facebook page (search for Nesbit Elementary) or follow Nesbit on twitter (@nesbitpumas) as other ways to stay informed.

Welcome new families!

Kinder Team

Summer Preparation for Kindergarten

* At Home -- Read, read, read, read all through summer

* Attend Kindergarten playdates (see front page of website for dates and times)

* Attend Nesbit's Mobile Library Days (see front page of website for dates and times)

* Have your child meet their teacher at Kindergarten Meet and Greet the day before school starts

* Practice counting with your child both outloud as well as counting specific items.

* Practice having your child write their name using both uppercase and lower case letters.

* Check out Belmont Library's Summer Library programs.

* Sing lots of songs!

* Minimize electronics and get your child moving!


Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer in the classroom.  Classroom volunteers enables the class to work in small groups which enhances learning for all children.  Please check in with your child's teacher s to the best days and times to volunteer.  In order to volunteer in the classroom, parents need to complete the Volunteer Clearance process as well as submit a cleared TB test every 4 years.


* Kinders will read or be read-to 15-20 minutes per night every day of the week including weekends and vacations.

* A weekly homework packet will also be sent home.

* The MOST important homework is the reading.