Welcome to Kindergarten!
Are You Ready for the Next Big Step?
Whether this is your first time at Maplewood or you are returning from summer break, I'd like to say welcome! My name is Michelle Hale and I am one of the kindergarten teachers here at Maplewood. I am very excited about this upcoming school year and look forward to getting to know all of my students and their families. One of the first things I like to tell families is that I value the communication between school and home. To stay in touch, you can email, send in written notes or call me anytime. I will do my best to respond as soon as possible. You can also check this web page as I will update the calendar with important class and school information as well as post pictures. There is much more to tell you and I have more information to share with you at orientation on Friday, August 10th from 8:30-10:00am. I hope to see everyone there!
Register Your Student - If you have not already registered your child for school, please do so as soon as possible.
While all other grades will start school on Monday, August 13th, Kindergarten students participate in what we call Stagger Start. This means that your kindergarten student will NOT attend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They will be assigned to attend ONE of those three days and then will not return to school until Thursday, August 16th. This method allows students to begin school with a small group and learn the layout of the school and classroom better. For some students, this may be their first time away from home and we want them to feel safe and comfortable in their new surroundings. If you have registered your student, then you should be able to find your child's stagger start day posted in the cafeteria or media center. If you do not see your child's name listed, you will need to check with our guidance department and make sure you have all your student's registration information turned in. If you have any questions, please call the guidance office. Thanks!