There is PLENTY of important information coming up in this post! Thanks for reading. Please let me know if you have any questions concerns.
CONCERT ATTIRE FOR THURSDAY: Students will need to wear their concert clothing TO SCHOOL on Thursday! They do have gym, but Mr. T assured me that they won't be doing anything that could get their clothes worn or sweaty. :) However, PLEASE send tennis shoes for your child to wear for gym! For recess, they will wear their winter gear as normal. I looked ahead at the lunch schedule as well; lunch is orange chicken, which doesn't seem too messy. I may have the kids to wear their art shirts to lunch anyway to keep their nice clothes clean! PLEASE NO JEANS!
AFTERNOON CONCERT: The afternoon concert is at 1:00. It is a part of our school day. The concert will only go for about 45 minutes, which brings us to about 1:45. Although the school day does not officially end until 2:30, some of you may want to take your child after the concert, which is absolutely fine! They'll probably be pretty tired after a hectic day and will need some rest before the 6:30 concert! If a child's grandparent or other family member will be picking them up Mrs. Hartman and I MUST be notified by a note, phone call, or email. Of course, we will have a relaxed rest of the day after the concert consisting of play-doh, coloring, reading, and rest.
EVENING CONCERT: The evening concert is at 6:30pm. Your kindergartener must be in my classroom no later than 6:10. My door will be open by 6:00--the closer to 6:00 the better! At 6:15, the students will go to their family group classrooms, as the concert starts with family groups. I am anticipating that some students may be wary of their very first concert, but we have practiced multiple times as a whole school and I PROMISE YOU that once you head up to the church and your child is in the room with the other kids, they will be just fine! Dropping them off and being on your way quickly will be the best way to keep any anxious tears at bay.
AFTER BOTH CONCERTS: your child MUST return with me to the classroom before being dismissed! It is way easier to keep track of who has already been taken by parents/family members if we are all in the classroom after the concert. Please come to the classroom to pick up your kindergarteners AFTER either concert. Thanks for understanding :)
One quick note on book orders: because of the busy season, the orders are taking MUCH longer than usual. I will contact Scholastic tomorrow to see if I can get the November order sped up at all!
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions.