Dear Olander Kindergarten Parent,
Thank you for choosing kindergarten at Olander! We are excited to have you as partners in this educational year. One of our goals is to see that the parents of students – like the students themselves – feel at home at Olander. To accomplish that, Parent Newsletters are emailed to all students’ homes throughout the school year, providing you with information about events and activities.
Now that you are officially an Osprey, we want to keep you informed about upcoming information for next year. Our kindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year will consist of three full-day kindergarten classrooms with half-day kindergartners as an integral part of each classroom community.
All kindergartners will attend specials everyday as well as have opportunities to work in small instructional groups that meet students at their academic levels. We are excited to be able to offer specials every day for our half-day students again this coming school year!
In an effort to create the very best possible classroom experiences for your children, the start of the school year looks a little different. On either August 21 or 22, your child will be invited to a “Get To Know You” meeting. During this visit our goal is to get to know your child a little bit better before the school year begins and help us determine the best classroom fit. On Wednesday the 22nd, after meeting all of the incoming children, our staff will create the classroom assignments. Your child will return to Olander on either August 23rd or 24th for a small group start to the school year. This will allow us to create a classroom experience that will best meet your child’s academic and social needs and allow for a smooth transition into kindergarten. All students will attend on August 27th.
Teachers will be sending out letters in August in with more details. These letters will also include Olander information to help continue a smooth transition into the Olander family.
Please feel free to contact the school office with any questions you might have. It is very important to us that you feel welcomed and that you know that your feedback is always greatly appreciated. 970-488-8410