Category Archives: News from Mrs. Bohl

First Day Checklist

Your kinder’s first day of kindergarten is this Monday, August 26! How exciting!  I know this post is long, but it has lots of important information, so please take a few moments to read it thoroughly.   A HUGE thank you to those of you who donated extra supply items. A Kindergarten class can be a very busy place, so we greatly appreciate these items!! 🙂  If you have any donations at home you are welcome to send them into school next week; otherwise, our cupboards are full with your generous donations.  Thank you so much!

Reminders for Monday

**The 2 name tags found inside the folder are to be worn on Day 1 and Day 2 of school.  Send them wearing their name tag.  My name is also on the name tags which will help get them to our classroom on these busy mornings! 🙂

**Your kinder’s “ME Bag” with 2 items in it to help us get to know a little something about them!  Be sure to write their name on the bag.

**Gym shoes if you haven’t brought them in yet. We need them on Thursday!

**A SMALL cuddle buddy (to stay in cubby at school) to use during rest time for a few weeks.  Please do not take blankets or buddy that will be needed at night.

**TWO snacks for your kinder.  We will take time to refuel in the morning and in the afternoon. Please discuss these with your kinder and have them separate from their lunch.

**A water bottle labeled with your kinder’s name.  We want them to stay hydrated.

**A lunch from home or hot lunch choice. Please help your kinder make a hot lunch choice if they are planning on ordering hot lunch. There are 2 hot lunch choices each day (blue or white). See the  Hudsonville Food Service website for payment information including the option of setting up an online lunch account (highly recommended!) and to read the August/September lunch menu. If your kinder will be having home lunch but ordering MILK, please attached a small note on the outside of their lunch box for the first few weeks of school.  This helps me and them remember they would like milk.  Thank you!       

**Any completed paperwork that you have. Please put this in your kinder’s blue folder.  I will deliver the papers to the correct places.

**If possible, make sure that your kinder eats a good, healthy breakfast.  I know that butterflies may be fluttering inside of some tummies, so do your best. 🙂

**Extra set of clothes if you are worried about your kinder having an accident or just in case.  Keep these clothes in their backpack for whenever they may need them.

**1 inch binder & 70 count spiral notebook if not brought at open house

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Aug. 26…1st DAY OF SCHOOL; ART; Me Bag due
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27…STEAM
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28…MUSIC
  • Thursday, Aug. 29…GYM  Bring shoes if not already at school.
  • Friday, Aug. 30…NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, Sept.2…NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY!!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3…ART
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5…STEAM
  • Thursday, Sept. 6…MUSIC
  • Friday, Sept. 7…GYM; Wear RED!

I’m looking forward to a wonderful first day of kindergarten!  If you have any questions please email me at  kbohl@hpseagles.net . 

See you on MONDAY!  Mrs. Bohl

Thank you for coming!

Wow!  It was so nice to see everyone last night.  Thank you so much for coming.  What a sweet group of kinders.  I am looking forward beginning the school year and getting to know your kinder.  🙂

I hope that you will take a few minutes to go through the information that was provided in your kinder’s folder.

You also received a yellow envelope that contained many school forms that need your attention.  Please read through these forms, complete them and return them with your kinder next week.

If you haven’t had a chance to look through the “Welcome to Kindergarten” packet, I encourage you to do so.  This will answer many questions you may have regarding transportation, lunch, school policies, classroom procedures and other important information about Kindergarten. It is also posted under KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION at the top of our blog.

P.S. A HUGE thank you to those of you who donated extra supply items. A Kindergarten class can be a very busy place, so we appreciate these items greatly!! 🙂  If you have any donations at home you are welcome to send them into school next week; otherwise, our cupboards are full with your generous donations.  Thank you so much!

What to remember for Tuesday:

* A written note, informing me of your kinder’s alternative plans if your kinder WILL NOT be riding the bus home.

* Your kinder’s ME Bag with two items inside that will help us get to know him/her better

* Completed forms for the office (found in the yellow envelope)

GYM Shoes!!! (we will have gym on Thursday)

* HOME LUNCH/drink – OR, if you’ll be ordering HOT LUNCH, be sure your kinder knows what lunch he/she will be ordering (white or blue).  See the  Hudsonville Food Service website for payment information including the option of setting up an online lunch account (highly recommended!) and to read the August/September lunch menu. If your kinder will be having home lunch but ordering MILK, please attached a small note on the outside of their lunch box for the first few weeks of school.  This helps me and them remember they would like milk.  Thank you!

*The 2 name tags found inside the folder are to be worn on Day 1 and Day 2 of school.  Send them wearing their name tag.  My name is also on the name tags which will help get them to our classroom on these busy mornings! 🙂

Thank you for your support! See you on Monday!  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net     ~Mrs. Bohl

Kindergarten Open House

Kindergarten Open House is a few days away!  Hooray! 🙂  I can’t wait to see everyone again on Tuesday, August 20 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Open house will give you and your kinder the chance to tour our classroom ( I have been working hard to get everything ready) and to pick up your “Daily Folder” with important information papers inside!  Wow!  Please bring in your kinder’s supplies to school on this evening…this is a perfect time!  It will help them have a lighter backpack on the first day of school and it will give me a chance to keep our classroom organized. 🙂

Items include:

*Clean, inside gym shoes (these shoes will be kept inside of your child’s cubby for gym days) Velcro allows your kinder to be independent!

*1 inch Avery WHITE (3 hole) plastic binder. Please make sure that it has a clear pocket on the front to insert a paper inside. 

*Spiral notebook—wide ruled 70 count (labeled with name)

*Cuddle Buddy—A SMALL stuffed animal that will stay inside their cubby for the first few weeks of school. (labeled with name)

*Decorated T-shirt and survey papers (given to you during my home visit)

*$1.00 donation for monthly popcorn.  One Friday/month the PTC provides popcorn for all students.  Donations help to make this possible

*Wish list (these are optional items..see earlier posting or look under “Welcome to Kindergarten” page)  

*All pencils, crayons, scissors, paper is supplied.  Please keep “fancy” fun pencils, pencil sharpeners, etc at home. Thank you!:)

Thank you so much and can’t wait to see you! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at   kbohl@hpseagles.net   ~Mrs. Bohl

Coming to your house soon!

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I am SO excited to meet you!

Every year I drive (actually Mr. Bohl is the driver) around Georgetown to meet my new kinders and drop off some important papers for Mom & Dad, along with a fun project for you.  I am planning to stop by your house for a very brief visit (3-5 minutes) with Snuggles on Monday, August 12.    I will begin my visits in the very late afternoon (5:00ish pm) and continue into the evening.  If you are not home….don’t worry, I’ll hang a plastic bag on your front door.

Who is Snuggles?  You will meet him in a few days.

I am looking forward to seeing you!  Please email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net with ANY questions.  Mrs. Bohl

P.S.  It was so fun to meet some of my kinders (and parents) during the playdates.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  🙂

Box Tops Needed

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COLLECT BOX TOPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.  Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

Playdates on the Playground #3

It has been SO FUN to meet some of you already!  Over the next 4 weeks, I will be having ONE more playground dates and times if you would like to come and meet me, friends in our class or other parents. 

Here is the date that I will be on the kindergarten playground (located in the front of our building) at Georgetown Elementary.  I would LOVE to meet and see you there!!

*Thursday, August 1 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

(In case of a rain, the playdates will be cancelled.)

  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net

Summer Fun

Hi kinder families,

I hope that you are having a fabulous summer.  I hope that you are filling the days with exciting adventures while making awesome memories.  I sure have.  Here are a few things that I have done so far this summer. 

*Picked fruit….strawberries and blueberries are next!

*Visited Asheville, North Carolina with Mr. Bohl and walked and hiked A LOT, saw Biltmore (huge mansion built by George VanderBilt), went on a very yummy food tour, visited various shops and downtown neighborhoods, drove part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and and ate yummy BBQ food.

*Went to a WhiteCaps baseball game

*Visited Holland State Beach

*Played with my 3 granddaughters, Madeline, Abigail and Eleanor….in my pool and many other places!

I am also starting to get the classroom ready for school. You may wonder why I am back at school in the end of July instead of enjoying my summer. Well…I want to make sure that our classroom is ready for your visit in August!  I included a couple of pictures of my summer so far…enjoy!

        

Continue to enjoy this glorious (and HOT) summer weather.  I can’t wait to meet and see you at our playdates (July 23 9:30-10:30am and August 1 6:00-7:00pm) and at the Kindergarten Open House on August 20.  Don’t forget to shop for your kinder’s school supplies.  The stores are filled with back to school sales and items. Scroll down to the previous blog postings for more details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net.  If you want to send me an email with a picture of your summer fun, I would LOVE that!  🙂

~~ Mrs. Bohl

Playdates on the Playground #2

It has been SO FUN to meet some of you already!  Over the next 5 weeks, I will be having two more playground dates and times if you would like to come and meet me, friends in our class or other parents. 

Here are the dates that I will be on the kindergarten playground (located in the front of our building) at Georgetown Elementary.  I would LOVE to meet and see you there!!

*Tuesday, July 23 from 9:30am – 10:30am

*Thursday, August 1 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

(In case of a rain, the playdates will be cancelled.)

  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net

School Supplies

I can’t believe that it is already July! School starts in August and the flyers for school supply sales will be coming out soon.  Back-to-school sales are a great way to collect most of the supplies your kinder will be using in kindergarten this year. 

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Here are a few items that will be useful for your kinder as they begin kindergarten: (Pencils, paper, scissors, crayons, and other necessary supplies for learning will be provided).

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  We will be sharing these supplies.  Please do not label these items.

*4 LARGE glue sticks 

PERSONAL SUPPLIES:   Please label with your kinder’s name on these items.

*A backpack (labeled with name) large enough to fit a daily folder, shoes in the winter, snow pants, lunch box, etc.

* A lunch box and water bottle (labeled with name) if you are having a home lunch.

* Inside gym shoes Velcro would be wonderful (labeled with name) They don’t need to be new, just clean.  These shoes will stay at school all year.

*1 inch Avery WHITE (3 hole) plastic binder. Please make sure that it has a clear pocket on the front to insert a paper inside. 

*Spiral notebook—wide ruled 70 count (labeled with name)

*Cuddle Buddy—A SMALL stuffed animal that will stay inside their cubby for the first few weeks of school. (labeled with name)

WISH LIST SUPPLIES: I am also sharing a “wish list” of supplies that we will use in our classroom, (if you would like to donate to our room). 

*Box of Kleenex (tissues)

*Hand sanitizer

*Clorox Disinfecting wipes

*Graham crackers (for when kinders forget their snack)

*Standard Sheet Protectors (can be found at the dollar store sometimes)

*D0-A-DOT stampers (these can be tricky to find…best luck at Michaels or Walmart)

*Play-dough  Store bought or use this easy recipe.  Click here for recipe.

*A box of plastic zip-lock baggies — snack, gallon

*Brown lunch bags

*Large & Small white (cheap Dollar store kind) paper plates

*Package of 8-10 thick or thin washable markers

*Package of Expo/dry erase markers (broad tip)- any color- package of 3 or more 

You can also find these lists at the top of our blog page under KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION.  Thank you so much for your donations!

Continue to enjoy the most beautiful, summer weather….I am looking forward to meeting everyone on August 20 at Kindergarten Open House! Please e-mail me at kbohl@hpseagles.net with any questions. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

 🙂 Mrs. Bohl

Playdates on the Playground

School is starting soon and what an exciting adventure it will be!  However sometimes it can feel a bit scary.  I thought it would be fun to meet some friends in our class or other parents ahead of the open house night and ease some of the worries about starting kindergarten. 

Here are the dates that I will be on the kindergarten playground (located in the front of our building) at Georgetown Elementary.  I would LOVE to meet and see you there!!

*Monday, July 1 from 4:30-5:30pm

*Tuesday, July 23 from 9:30am – 10:30am

*Thursday, August 1 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

(In case of a rain, the playdates will be cancelled.)

  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net