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École Glen Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

KINDERGARTEN 2019 - 2020

GRADUAL ENTRY AND FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Welcome to École Glen Elementary

Dear Families,

We are so happy to welcome our new Kindergarten students!

All elementary schools in Coquitlam follow a gradual entry plan for Kindergarten students. The gradual entry helps our Kindergarten students have a successful and happy start. Starting well is very important to helping your child have a positive school year. Thank you for your patience... we know managing childcare and work can be a challenge.

Prior to the start of school you will receive an email with your child's teacher's name and classroom location.

For Registered Kindergarten Students

Tues., Sept. 3:  Check-In:  9:30 - 10:00 am

  • Please bring your child to his/her assigned classroom to meet the teacher and have attendance taken.  Parents/Caregivers stay with their child for this short introduction.
  • Sign up for the Welcoming Conversation time
  • Do not use the staff parking lot.

  Wed., Sept. 4, Thurs. ,Sept. 5 and Fri., Sept 6:  Welcoming Conversations

  • 30 minute Welcoming Conversations (your child only attends for his/her appointment time)
  • Kindergarten child (no brothers/ sisters please) and parent(s) attend.

 Mon. Sept. 9:  Small Group Introduction

  • Students attend in small groups
  • Please label a nutritious recess snack with "S" for snack
  • Group A - 9:00 - 11:15 am    
  • Group B - 12:00 - 2:15 pm
  • Group B:  Please eat lunch BEFORE coming to school

 Tues., Sept. 10:  Small Group Introduction

  • Students attend in small groups
  • Please label a nutritious recess snack with "S" for snack
  • Group A - 9:00 - 11:30 am     
  • Group B - 12:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Group B:  Please eat lunch BEFORE coming to school

 Wed., Sept. 11:  Half-Day Introduction

  • All students attend 8:40 - 11:45 am.  Please be on time.
  • Please label a nutritious recess snack with "S" for snack

 Thurs., Sept. 12:  Half-Day Introduction

  • All students attend 8:40 am - 12:30 pm.  Please be on time.
  • Students need to bring a recess snack (labelled "S" for snack) and lunch (labelled "L" for lunch) to practice eating at school.

 Fri., Sept. 13:  Half-Day Introduction

  • All students attend 8:40 am - 1:30 pm.  Please be on time.
  • Students need to bring a recess snack (labelled "S" for snack) and lunch (labelled "L" for lunch) to practice eating at school.

 Mon., Sept. 16:  First Full Day

  • Students attend their first full day of kindergarten!
  • 8:40 am - 2:30 pm - please be on time.

Our class organization for September is not set and your child's placement in the kindergarten program may change as a result of families who have moved away or because of increased registrations

School supplies have been bulk ordered for Kindergarten students. In September families will be able create an online account and pay online (in the amount of $50) before your Welcoming Conversation.  OUR APOLOGIES - ONLINE ACCOUNTS CANNOT BE MADE AVAILABLE BEFORESEPTEMBER.

Parents'/guardians' must inform daycare or before and/or after school childcare providers of:
   -Early Dismissals & Professional Days - see the school calendar on the website 
   -The Gradual Entry Schedule - above

Please note- K students will be dismissed 2 hours early on one day in May/June 2020 to allow for the Welcome to K event for the incoming K students. 

Click HERE to see a short video in English on helping your child start kindergarten.

Click HERE for the Chinese version

The Glen Staff is so excited to be back in school to welcome your child we look forward to seeing you on the first day of school.

Sincerely,

Nicole Daneault                      Michael Bird

Principal                                      Vice-Principal

ndaneault@sd43.bc.ca        mibird@sd43.bc.ca

 

Welcoming Conversations

Purpose:

  • Allows the teacher to learn about your child and your family to help your child start well in school
  • Gives your child the opportunity to meet the teacher
  • Gives you the opportunity to get to know the teacher and ask question
  • Please have your child select a special object (ex. toy, picture, blanket) that he/she feels is important, to bring to the Welcoming Conversation to share with the teacher
  • Other items to bring to the Welcome Conversation, to help make the transition to full day kindergarten smoother:
      • A family photo for our classroom community bulletin board
      • Completed 'Kindergarten Family Information Form' (given to families on day 1)
      • Labeled inside shoes (Velcro please if your child is unable to tie his/her shoes)
      • Box of Kleenex (not labeled-will be shared)
      • Complete change of labeled clothing including: underwear, socks, pants, shirt

École Glen Elementary School

3064 Glen Drive, Coquitlam BC
V3B 2P9
604-464-6608 604-937-8012 glen@sd43.bc.ca
8:30 am - 3:00 pm