Ms. Miller’s K3 Class
Contact Info: 684-1342 ext. 2110
AM Session 8:00-11:00
PM Session 12:15-3:15
Parent communication is very important to me. Please call or email me (see front of packet) with any questions or concerns you might have. I will get in touch with you as soon as I am able. Email will have the quickest response time.
If there is an emergency during the school day that I need to be aware of, please call the office directly and they will contact me. Our phones go right to voice mail during school hours. There will be a class calendar sent home every month. It will list any special activities that month and have important parent information. Please refer to it throughout the each month. The K3 Facebook page is a great way to see pictures and videos from the classroom. It will also have reminders of special events. Friend Preschool Miller to be added to the page.
What does my child need?
*Extra Clothes: Please send an extra set of clothing in a labeled shoebox (preferred) or ziplock bag. A set of clothing includes underwear, pants, shirt , socks and shoes. Be sure to also label each article of clothing. We will keep these in the lockers. Accidents do happen and it will be much easier to deal with if we have clothes on hand.
*Backpack: Your child will need a full size backpack for school this year. We prefer a larger backpack so that a 9 x 12 folder will fit inside. Each child has been given a special folder. Be sure to check this folder everyday for notes, projects, homework assignments, etc. If you have notes or excuses for me, please put them in the folder. We also check these everyday. Be sure your child brings their folder to school everyday!
*Clothing: Wear clothing your child is comfortable in. We go outside for recess, play and dance in the room and participate in art and sensory activities. Also, dress according to the weather. We usually have outside recess as long as it is above 32 degrees and not raining. Make sure your child has a jacket, mittens (preferred) or gloves and a hat if needed.
*Meals: The state requires us to provide a meal to each preschool session. Your child will be provided meals free of charge. Please look at the Preschool Menu and decide if your child will order from the cafeteria or pack their meal. AM class will be served breakfast and PM class will be served lunch.
How are birthdays celebrated in K3?
Children may bring in a special treat to celebrate their birthdays during the year. Please send enough for all children(AM 18/PM 18). Parents are welcome to join us for these special celebrations. Just let me know in advance. For children who have summer birthdays, we will celebrate July and August half birthdays during the school year and June birthdays at the end of the year. We have a birthday routine we follow for all birthdays. We sing special songs and make a birthday book for the birthday child.
What do I do if my child is absent?
If your child is going to be absent from school, I would appreciate a call or a quick email. Since parents transport the children, we may be waiting for your child thinking that you are running late. Our grants have strict attendance guidelines therefore, your child will need an excuse when he/she returns to school. If you child misses 3 or more days please send in a doctor’s excuse.
What is the procedure for pick up/drop off?
K3 arrival and dismissal will take place at the handicap entrance at the front of the school. Wait with your child until I come to the door. Parents cannot enter the building from the handicap doors. Preschool teachers will meet you at the door. Should you or your child need to enter the building before then, you must use the elementary main office. I will bring the children out to be dismissed at the end of the day.
What will my child be doing during the day?
Our daily schedule will look like this: Arrival/meal
Free Choice Centers – time to explore the classroom center areas: Art, Writing, Math & Discovery, Kitchen, Table Toys, Sensory, Blocks and Transportation, Teacher Center, Library, Music
Circle and Small Group Instruction Time – Songs, Stories, Learning Activities
All Parents must complete the short term volunteer form. This will allow one time visits such as birthdays, special occasions or field trips. If a parent would like to volunteer more time, there is a long term volunteer form that must be filled out and approved by the school board. Also, to be a long term volunteer parents must submit their criminal record checks and child abuse clearances. I love to have parent volunteers in the classroom. An extra set of hands is always welcome!
Parent involvement requirements
There are three parent involvement requirements to our preschool program including: Marvelous Mondays, parent teacher conferences, and Family Fun Nights.
October 5th, December 7th, January 11th, March 7th
Marvelous Mondays are an important and unique component of our preschool. During these visits, teachers will demonstrate aspects of our curriculum with your child and give you a variety of ideas to help support the curriculum at home. Parents are required to participate in the Marvelous Mondays. Due to the nature of these programs, it is requested that only a parent/guardian attend these sessions. No siblings will be able to attend.
Parent Teacher Conferences
November, February and June.
You will meet with your child’s classroom teacher for three conferences this year. Conferences last approximately 10 minutes. We will discuss your child’s progress and answer any questions you have regarding the program. You will be able to sign-up for individual times with the teacher.
Family Fun Nights April 7th 6:00-7:00PM
Family Fun Nights are evening programs designed to encourage students and families to partake in theme related activities at school. Families are required to participate in the Pre K Family Fun Night. K3 students will attend their regular school day.