Welcome to Kindergarten at Warburg School
Your registering your new student in Kindergarten 2018-2019 school year. This is an exciting step for a child and parents alike! Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about Kindergarten:
How Do I Register?
Black Gold Regional Schools has made it very easy for parents to register your new student online. Just look for the link on our Homepage under Common Resources, “Kindergarten Registration”
When are Kindergarten Days:
Currently we have Tuesday and Thursday FULL days (8:31 a.m. – 3:06 p.m.) adding one to two Fridays per month beginning in October.
Do Kindergarten students start on the first day, September 4th, with the other students?
Kindergarten usually begins with a staggered entry program. On their first day, students attend a half day in a small group setting. This allows them to explore the classroom and get to know the teachers in a smaller group.
How do I know when the “staggered entry” will be for my child?
The Kindergarten teacher will make contact with you in August to let you know what day and what your child will need to bring to school. After you have registered for Kindergarten we will have your contact information-don’t worry, enjoy your Summer-we will be contacting you!
Who will be the teacher?
Currently our kindergarten teachers are Mrs. Michelle Gidosh and Mrs. Joanne Drysdale. Our Educational Assistant is Mrs. Sibley. We will know the Kindergarten teacher assignment for next year in May 2018.
What about volunteering for Parent Helper?
We ask that each student’s family volunteer in the classroom throughout the school year. Our volunteer’s assistance is very appreciated in our classroom, also our students love bringing someone special to class. If you cannot make it you can switch with other parents or discuss alternate options with your classroom teacher.
Are there Kindergarten Parent Meetings?
We do not have Kindergarten Parent meetings at this time. We do have a communication app that you can use to communicate with your classroom teacher. This app also has our schedule, and any other information we share as a class. You can contact your teacher using the app or email address, with any questions or concerns. Look at the Staff Contact page on our website, where you will find emails for staff at Warburg School. Just look under the “About” heading on the Homepage.
Can Kindergarten order Hot Lunch and Milk?
Students are welcome to order hot lunch and milk throughout the year.
Do the students have Big Buddies?
We partner with our grade 5 class each year. We participate in activities once or twice a month with our big buddies. Our big buddies often help our Kindergarten students get ready for recess during the first few weeks of school. We read together, enjoy holiday activities and develop relationships.
What can we expect our children to learn in Kindergarten?
You can expect a developmental appropriate practice in our kindergarten class. Children will increase their skills in four areas through play-based development: cognitive, physical, socio-emotional and language. Through play based learning children develop a strong foundation for current and future learning.
When does the full week program begin and who will attend?
Our school begins a full week program after Christmas break. This program is offered to a small group of our kindergarten class to increase their literacy, numeracy, physical and socio-emotional development. These students will attend Kindergarten on Monday, Wednesday and alternate Fridays.