• My email is jmmalcolm@jacksonsd.org-Please feel free to email me anytime:)

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    Hi! My name is Ms. Malcolm and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year!  Kindergarten is an exciting year for both you and your child!  We will try to keep as much of the Kindergarten fun in our program as best as we can!  During the pandemic, things will be different....but for our newest Kindergarteners, we will be creating a new normal and making a new kind of fun memories!  
    I will use this page as a form of communication until our Google Classroom is up and running and everyone is logged on.  I will also be using the Remind APP (texting) as another way to keep an open line of communication!  I have the new log on information for the 2020/2021 school year at the bottom of this page.  Please log on ASAP! I love to share reminders and pictures of your children with you this way! 
    I kindly ask that you email me so that I have your correct email in my address book.  Be sure to put your name and child's name in the email. THANK YOU! 
      Important Reminders
      -Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler!  This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it.  
      -Please send in a backpack with a folder each day with your child. You may use the Switlik folder that the PTN has supplied for you, or you can use another of your choice. Please only send in 1 folder.   
      -In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask or 2 incase the 1st one gets misplaced or dirty.  Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container.  Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.  Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day. We will have frequent mask breaks throughout the day.  To help keep the masks as clean as possible, have your child practice putting on and removing their mask the corrrect way.  
       -It is encouraged to have your child bring a lunch from home the first few weeks in Kindergarten, BUT lunch will be available if needed. If your child is buying lunch, please put a note in their folder. 
      -The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day.  We will not have access to the water fountain due to the current situation, so I kindly ask that a water bottle be sent in everyday.  And it must be water.  Juice will be allowed in the lunchroom.  (I will have a supply of water bottles here for those that do forget one day that have been donated by the Switlik PTN!)  Their water bottles will be returned home each day to wash.  *if a water bottle does get left here accidentally, please send in a new, clean one the next school day and I will try to be sure to send home both bottles.  I would prefer not to have them use their old one with the other group coming in the next day. 
      -I will be sending home activities and homework assignments each day to be returned on their next school day.  The activities and assignments will be developmentally appropriate, but may need someone to help read over the directions. 
      -Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning.  It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes and that you use your child's full name.
      I look forward to a WONDERFUL YEAR!!!
      Virtual Learning 
      On the days that your child is not in school, they will be expected to log into Google Classroom for attendance and to complete on-line assignments.  We will also have Google Meets to check in and review work at the end of the day.  
      Please read over these remote learning norms that will help our Google Meets run smoothly! 
       I would like to help you all keep up with ALL the activities that we do in class.  Join my Remind group on your phone and/or email.  I will post reminders about upcoming activities and events!  It is easy to do and FREE to join!  Follow the ink below and sign up today!





      Remind App



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