Welcome to Clifford's
My name is Mrs.
Covington and we use Clifford as our class mascot.
I am very
excited to be your child's teacher this year.
We are looking
forward to working with you and getting to know your child.
information is listed below:
1 bath size towel (no mats please). The larger towels
do not fit in the backpack or the small baskets we store them in.
1 set of “accident” clothes to be kept at school
(socks and underwear included) – labeled in a bag. These clothes should be
changed with the seasons.
Book bag (no wheels please)
Pair of scissors
Pencil Box (no character themed items)
Boxes of 24 crayons
Package of glue sticks
Pink pearl erasers
Box washable primary colored markers
Pack of dry erase markers
page composition books, solid colors only (please no spiral binding)
Bag of treasure box toys
Box of gallon size ziplock bags
of hand sanitizer
of plain copy paper
prong, 2 pocket folders (solid colors only please)
container of Lysol Brand Disinfectant Wipes (any scent) or 1
container of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes: Lemon Fresh Scent, Lavender Scent,
Orange Scent or Fresh Scent. (These are the only brands approved by
Buncombe County for use in classrooms.)
the first week of school we will be collecting $10.00 from each student for a
Rest Time: There will be
a rest time every afternoon for part of the year. The children need not go to sleep, we often
listen to relaxing music. This provides
them with the opportunity to reflect on the things that have been taught
throughout the day as well as having a brain break.
Clothing: Please send
your child to school in clothes for learning.
Sneakers and “wash –and -wear” items are best. Slick-bottomed dressy shoes can be dangerous
when we run and climb. Please refer to the Dress Code policy on the school
website. Please print your child’s name
on clothes (sweaters, caps, coats, etc.).
Please send an extra set of clothes, labeled in a ziplock or plastic
bag, in case of accidents (shirt, pants, socks, and underwear.) When the seasons change you may send seasonal
personnel arrives at 7:30 a.m. Your
child should arrive on or after this time. The school day officially begins at 7:55
a.m. Please be on time so that we may
take attendance and get started promptly.
If your child arrives after the 8:00 bell, please park and sign him/her
in at the office.
Dismissal: Children who
ride first bus will leave at 2:35 p.m.
Car riders will leave at 2:40 p.m.
Second buses will leave around 3:00 p.m.
An after school care service is available through the YMCA.
Breakfast and Lunch:
Breakfast will be served from 7:30-7:50 a.m. and is free for every
Paying for your child’s lunch can be done at the
school or even online. If you send money to school, please send it in an
envelope labeled with the purpose of the money and your child’s name. There is
a pouch on the inside of your child’s folder labeled for money. This is very
important so we know where all money needs to go. Be sure
to fill out a reduced lunch form if you haven’t already.
Snack: We will have a
snack time each day. Please send a nutritious snack daily
such as (fruit, crackers, yogurt etc.)
Please do not send nuts, food containing nuts, candy, cake, cookies, or
any type of high sugary foods.
Volunteers: If you would like to help in any way, please
let me know. There are several ways to
volunteer in the classroom; working in the classroom weekly or monthly, making
materials at home, donating items needed for projects, going on field trips,
assisting in arts integrated lessons or cooking with small groups, talking to
the class about a hobby, interest, or profession, playing with and/or singing
for the children. We strongly encourage
your participation throughout the year.
You play a very important role in making your child’s kindergarten year
must sign up through our online application system, Volunteer Tracker. The link
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact
me. Communication between home and school is essential for your child to have
the best possible learning experiences. Conferences may be scheduled before or
Terri Covington - Kindergarten
We will be practicing the following school rules. Please talk to your child about these rules
before the start of school. Please keep
the discipline plan for future reference.
– Show self-control
– Use polite words and voices
– Problem solving
– Expect success in learning
– Respect for everyone
RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY REFINEMENT
**Getting to Know Each
Please join us for a “drop-in”
play date on the kindergarten playground.
will be available.
22nd Time: 5:30-
These will be great
opportunities for the children and families to get to know each other before
the school year starts, and hopefully lessen any anxiety anyone may be feeling.
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