Welcome to our school community!
We believe that all families are composed of individuals who are competent and capable, curious, and rich in experience. We know our families love their children and want the best for them. Families are experts on their children. They are the first and most powerful influence on children’s learning, development, health, and well-being. Families bring diverse social, cultural, and linguistic perspectives. Families should feel that they belong, are valuable contributors to their children’s learning, and deserve to be engaged in a meaningful way.
Welcome to Kindergarten Event You will be invited to our school this year in the spring, where we can gather in community and get to know each other! There will be an opportunity for you and your child to participate in activities together and ask questions. Let’s get ready to Talk, Create, Read and Play!
Introducing Our Early Years Team
Marina Jacob – Teacher
Victoria Palmer – Teacher
Patricia Staples – Planning Time Teacher
Susan Janzen – Registered Early Childhood Educator
Sandra Santos – Registered Early Childhood Educator
Andrea Dabic – Registered Early Childhood Educator
Each Kindergarten classroom has an individual washroom and classroom sink. We encourage students to frequently use the washroom throughout the day and to wash hands as often as necessary (ex: before snack/lunch, after coughing/sneezing). We do have a water fountain close by in our hallway, but it is still best that students bring a water bottle every day.
With current concerns over COVID-19, we will do our best to implement the cleaning practices shared by the Ministry of Health in order to ensure we protect the health of the students and teachers in our school (ex: increased frequency of hand washing and physical distancing).
If your child has any health concerns (ex. Asthma, allergies, etc), please inform the school Principal and our Early Years Team as soon as possible.
Please note: Our school board has a nut-free policy. Please be prepared to send foods that do not contain any nuts or nut products. This also includes nut substitutes.
“Cash Online” is a system we use to collect money (for school lunch days, field trips, etc.) and to sign permission forms. Families will be required to sign up for Cash Online in September. Here is the link for Cash Online if your family is not already signed up: https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/
“Newswire” is a mailing list to receive news releases, school updates, activities, and opportunities (ex: fundraising initiatives). To sign up for St. Michael Newswire, check out our school website at https://stmichael.wcdsb.ca/ and scroll to the bottom and click “Subscribe to our news events”.
To sign up for the school board Newswire (WCDSB), check out the WCDSB website at https://www.wcdsb.ca/ .
Suggested School Supplies
- Large backpack
- Lunch Box with snacks and lunch (reusable containers)
- Reusable container for beverages
- Comfortable clothing for indoor and outdoor play & learning
- Indoor shoes for gym (all of their footwear should be velcro)
- Change of clothes-Just in case!
Getting Ready For School
Check this list to see if your child is “ready” for school!
Is your child:
- able to interact and work cooperatively with others
- able to listen and follow some directions
- able to share
- able to see and hear clearly
- independent regarding washroom routines
- Can other adults understand what your child is saying. (hearing and vision check-ups are highly recommended BEFORE September)
Talk about school and get excited for what it will be like! This is going to be a great experience!
- Visit: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/
- Login with the following (all lower case):
- Once you’ve logged in, click the following links to read the books:
• Bear and Lolly: Off to School
• Boomer goes to School
• A Pocket Full of Kisses