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A Great First Day Together!

We had an FABULOUS first day together!  Thank you for being so flexible with a rainy start.  We explored our school, shared a bit about ourselves and learned a little about what we will do this year in kindergarten.   

A reminder—-WE TAKE TIME FOR 2 SNACK BREAKS IN OUR DAY.  PLEASE SEND 2 HEALTHY SNACKS WITH YOUR KINDER EACH DAY.  PLEASE PUT THESE SNACKS IN A SMALL FRONT POCKET OF THEIR BACKPACK….NOT INSIDE THEIR LUNCH BOXES.  This can be confusing for the kinders to distinguish between snack food and lunch food. Thanks for your help.

Here are a few pictures of our fun day.


     We read this book and drank some special juice to chase away any ‘jitters’ we may have had.     




    Our table is the Strawberry Table.

 Mrs. DeGroot watches over us on the playground during lunch recess and helps us  in the lunch room.


Thank you so much for sharing your kinders with me.  They are SO SPECIAL!!  I can’t wait to spend 180 more days with them.  Just look at these AWESOME kinders!


First Day Checklist


Your kinder’s first day of kindergarten is this Tuesday, August 28! 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.

Reminders for Tuesday

**Send your kinder to school wearing the name tag that was in their blue daily folder. Those are for day 1 and day 2 of school. This will help us make sure every kinder gets to the correct classroom. 

**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.

**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). Here is the link to the August/September menu for lunch options.  If needed, check out the Hudsonville Food Service website for payment information and information about setting up a hot lunch account. 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.

**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.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28…1st DAY OF SCHOOL; ART; Me Bag due
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29…MUSIC
  • Thursday, Aug. 30…GYM
  • Friday, Aug. 31…NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, Sept. 3…NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4…STEAM; Addison birthday celebration
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5…ART
  • Thursday, Sept. 6…MUSIC; Rocco & Parker birthday celebration
  • Friday, Sept. 7…GYM;  Lila early birthday celebration; 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 Tuesday!  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 under the Kindergarten Information tab 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. You also received a paper copy when I visited your home.

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 child’s alternative plans if your child WILL NOT be riding the bus home.

* Your child’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 September menu for lunch options.  Also, check out the Hudsonville Food Service website for payment information including the option of setting up an online lunch account (highly recommended!)  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 tags.  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 Tuesday!  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net    Blessings  ~Mrs. Bohl