Mrs. Phelecia Simmons


September 1, 2017

Kindergarten Families:                                                                                                                                            

What an exciting 11 days of school! Ms. Parrish and I are enjoying becoming acquainted with each of our Kindergarten student. The students are becoming familiar with our “Pond Rules” and school expectations. Our “Pond Rules” will be addressed later in the newsletter. Once familiar with the rules, please continue to remind your child the importance of following all rules and expectations.

During the first couple of weeks, your child has completed one of the most important milestones of his or her life – the first day of school! We are looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching their full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.

We believe communication is key to a great parent-teacher relationship and a successful year. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You may send a note; however, I strongly encourage emails. My email address is phelecia.simmons@beaufort.k12.sc.us and I will also do my part by keeping you abreast on what we will be learning in class as well as upcoming events. For individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you (if email is provided).

Please send a change of clothes (uniform) for your child in case of an accident.  Also, we will have a snack time each day.  Please send a healthy snack for your child to enjoy each day. Additionally, your child will have a weekly homework packet. Homework will begin on Tuesday, September 5th.  

Our school day begins at 7:45 and ends at 2:45. It is very important for your child to be in school and on time to make the most of his/her day. Please check your child’s folder and agenda to see how his/her day was and initial to indicate that you saw it. If there is a problem with your child’s behavior, it will be noted in the agenda so you may discuss it with your child.  Also look for any important information or school work we may need to share with you. We appreciate your support in making this a successful year for your child.

Furthermore, our behavior chart consists of four colors. It is a simple move down system. Also, our school implements PBIS, positive behavior intervention support. If a student has to move their picture-pin to yellow, he or she will complete a reflection form. If the picture pin has to be moved to orange, he or she will be sent to another kindergarten classroom for a time-out. If the behavior persists, the child will receive a behavior violation and parents will be notified. Again, should you have any questions, the doors to my classroom are always open.

Green-Great

Yellow-Good

Orange-Uh-Oh

Red-Not Good

*Students will go to PE on Wednesdays, please make sure your child wears appropriate attire and sneakers.

POND RULES

  1. I can follow directions the first time.
  2. I can keep my hands, feet, and teeth to myself.
  3. I can listen when others are speaking.
  4. I can be a frog.

F-Be a friend

R-Be responsible and respectful

O-Be an over-achiever

G-Give praise and compliments