Kindergarten

Biography

Ms. Urrutia has a love for children and teaching. She believes that it is essential for children to learn in an environment where they feel happy and secure. Ms. Urrutia attended Cal State Los Angeles and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development as well as her Teaching Credentials. She earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Concordia University. She has taught Kindergarten for eleven years and she loves it!

Attachments

Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten-Handbook

Upcoming Event

Holy Week – April 10th-14th

Spring Break – April 17th-21st
 

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     I want to encourage you to read with your child every night at least for 10-15 minutes. This sends a good message to your child that reading is important. Also, have your child read to you any book that they wish to read. You may have your child read the decodables that I send home. These are easy but it’s good practice for him/her.

     Please, continue practicing reading with your child at home the Decodables 1-7. These decodables the students have practiced reading here at school and it will help a lot if you practice at home with your child, for this is the beginning on learning how to read!

 

 

I am looking forward to working with your child this year and helping him/her to achieve his/her full potential!

       

 

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Important things to remember:

Parent/Teacher Relationship

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, weekly newsletters and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can call me at school at 818- 243-8264, send me a note, make an appointment and if it is a small matter please feel free to talk to me before school or after school. Also, you can e-mail me at Murrutia@salemlutheranglendaleschool.org

 

Tardiness/Arriving Late

 Please make sure that your child is here before the bell rings. The classroom door opens at 8:20 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. In case your child is late, he/she needs to go straight to the office to pick up a tardy slip. A valid reason why your child is late will be excuse (such as a doctor’s note) but he/she still needs to get a tardy slip. If your child receives three (3) tardies, a registered letter from the school office will be sent to the parents requesting and immediate improvement of this behavior. A fourth (4) tardy will cause the student’s Citizenship grade be downgraded to Unsatisfactory for that grading period; and the fifth (5) tardy will cause a letter to be mailed from the school office to the parents requiring a mandatory parental meeting with the principal to address the problem.

 

Attendance/Make-Up Work

Salem understands that regular school attendance is preferred but is not always possible due to student illness or other family commitments. Your child’s regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success as well as being on time for class. Most kindergarten learning activities are group oriented and involve interaction with classmates. Therefore, it is next to impossible to make up work at home. Please view school as a priority, and see to it that your child attends every day except in cases of illness or emergency.

Students are expected to make up all missed school work. All work is due at the end of an equivalent number of days to the duration of the absence (for example, three (3) days absent = three (3) school days allowed for make-up) unless other arrangements have been made with the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher may or may not choose to extend the due date at the teacher’s own discretion. Failure to observe this policy in absence of an extension may affect the child’s grade.

Planned absences such as travel are discouraged. Families are encouraged to use the scheduled weeks of vacation time included in each school year. In addition, each child is allowed 2 personal days per year of excused absence.

Under special circumstances families may request an excused absence in advance. Such a request must be submitted to the school office in writing and approved by the principal. Non emergency requests must be made ahead of time, giving minimum five (5) school days notice. It should be expected that some missed work may be available ahead of time and some will not be available before the absence, and that there may be additional make-up work assigned when the child returns to school. (These additional assignments are due at the teacher’s discretion.) Furthermore, any work given ahead of time is absolutely due the day your child returns to school.

All discretionary absences not pre-approved will be recorded as unexcused. All missed work/tests due to the absence is not eligible for make up and will be recorded as a zero.

 

Uniform/Dress Code

Student clothing must be neat, clean, and properly fitted. Our uniform supplier, Dennis Uniform, has the complete Salem uniform components in stock. The attire can be combined to allow for variety, individual taste, and budget considerations.


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