Kindergarten Team Photo

 

Welcome to Kindergarten! We are looking forward to a great year! You will find most of the information that you need on Canvas. Links and helpful hints are below. Also, please make sure you have a ParentVue account. This will ensure you have more log-in information you may need for Clever. If you have any questions, please feel free to send your teacher an e-mail. We can't wait to see your faces on our first class Zoom!

Ms. Brito

Ms. Decker

Mrs. Jones

Ms. Miller

Mrs. O’Donnell

 

Important Dates

                                                August 26 and 27 – Instructional Bag Pickups

                                                September 1 – Parent Pointers for Kindergarten 5:00-6pm

                                                                       Parent Pointers for 1st-2nd 6-7pm

                                                September 2  Parent Pointers for 3rd-5th, 6-7pm

                                                September 3 – Kindergarten Virtual Teacher Meet and Greet, 12pm

                                                September 8 – First Day of School

 

 

ParentVUE is a tool that gives parents and guardians access to[CT1]  their child’s bus information, class schedules, grades, attendance information, and more

  • If you would like to receive information on how to active your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school
  • If your student is currently enrolled in a PWCS, please contact your school for ParentVue assistance
  • If you are a new or returning parent and need to activate an account, please contact the Help Desk at pwcshelpdesk@pwcs.edu
  • Confirm you can Log into your Parent Vue Account
  • If you are not sure about your password – click More Options -> Forgot Password

You will be emailed to reset your password

 

Student Passwords For The 2020-2021 School Year

PWC students will be able to keep the same Office365/Clever username and password that they had during the last school year (the password must be reset if it has expired). Your child's username is everything before the @ in his/her email address (username@pwcs-edu.org). To locate your child’s Office365 email address:

Log into ParentVue and click on Student Info  

If your child is unsure of his/her password or is new to PWCS, go to
Password Reset. You will need:

  • Your child's username
  • ID/Lunch number (available in ParentVue)
  • Birthdate

 

PWCS Canvas for Students

Students will have access to all their course materials

  • Login into Canvas using your students PWCS username with email extension and password
  • Usernames can be found in ParentVue under "Student Information"
  • Type in the student’s password

 

Parent Observer Link

  • Please click on the link that says “Parent of Canvas user”
  • You will need to enter a pairing code. You can get this from your child’s teacher.
  • To add more students to observe, once logged in, parents will want to click on Account>Observing.  Here, they can see who they are already linked to and add more children

 

PWCS Clever - Hub where students can access online tools and programs that they have accounts for

 

PWCS Zoom - You can use this link to enter Zoom lessons but students will also be able to enter Zoom through their Canvas accounts.

Welcome to Rising Kindergarten Orientation 2020

Preparing your child for Kindergarten!

Remember to have fun while getting ready for kindergarten, there is no need for you or your child to stress.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Prepare for Written Language

Provide fine motor experiences through:

  • Practice writing lower case letters.
  • Practice writing first name.
  • Play with play-doh or use shaving cream to practice letter formation.
  • Practice cutting with child scissors.
  • Use glue bottles and glue sticks.
  • Color or write with a variety of tools such a pencils, markers and crayons. Also, encourage your child to draw pictures and tell you about them.

Beginning of the Year math expectations

  • Count to ten (continue to 100 if your child is ready)
  • Recognize numbers to ten
  • Identify shapes and colors
  • Positional words (above, below, next to) 

Provide Math Experiences

  • Have your child help set the table and play board games to practice one to one correspondence.
  • Have your child help sort laundry by color or size.
  • Have your child help prepare a simple meal (following directions, fractions, measuring).
  • Go on a shape hunt.
  • Practice counting objects throughout the day (crackers, cookies, cars, toys, etc.).

Provide Literary Experiences

  • Identify letters in random order, not by singing the ABC song.
  • Get a public library card.
  • Read together! Point carefully to words as you read them to help your child learn that words go from left to right and top to bottom.
  • Talk about the pictures in books.
  • Encourage your child to speak in sentences.
  • Play with magnetic letters.
  • Practice matching letters with their sounds.
  • Read signs in the environment.
  • Play games with rhyming words to help your child hear more sounds in words.

Encourage Social Skills

Provide your child with opportunities to take turns and share with other children through attending:

  • Gym programs
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Play dates, playgroups
And, keep exposing your child to new activities even if they don’t like them. 

Kindergarten Supplies

  • 3 – packs of 16 crayons (skinny)
  • 2 dozen #2 pencils
  • 12 – large glue sticks
  • 3 – plastic folders w/ prongs and pockets (red,yellow,blue)
  • 1 – fabric zippered pencil pouch w/3 holes
  • 1 – blunt tip child’s scissors
  • 2 – boxes of 4 dry erase chisel tip markers
  • 2 – 5 oz containers of Play-doh
  • 1 subject composition notebook
  • Girls 
    • 1 snack size ziploc bags
    • 1 quart size ziploc bags
  • Boys 
    • 1 sandwich size ziploc bags
    • 1 gallon size ziploc bags