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Welcome to our Kindergarten Families

Caln Kindergarten Welcome Letter

Dear Caln Kindergarten Families,

Summers go by quickly, and the first day of school will be here in no time. I am excited for your child to begin kindergarten with us on Monday, August 30, 2021! I want to share some information with you as you think about preparing your student for kindergarten.

Our kindergarten teachers are caring, skilled educators who understand that our youngest learners need extra time and support to settle into classroom routines and a new school environment. They will spend a lot of time in the first two weeks of school building a supportive, nurturing classroom community, and assessing each of our students on basic literacy and math skills so they can benchmark their progress throughout the school year.

 

You will receive information from your child’s teacher on a regular basis about what is being taught in the classroom, and what activities and skills students are learning. Caln Elementary also sends a Monday Morning Message each week to parents with information about our school, including important dates, reminders, and activities.

 

The Caln Elementary School Day runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. A district calendar is available on our website at: www.casdschools.org.  Our district and school websites are being modified and will be updated in the coming months. Throughout the year, school delays or cancelations will be announced via phone, text, and email.

 

Later this summer you will receive information about your child’s bus assignment from the transportation department. You will receive a letter from Caln, announcing your child’s teacher, shortly before the start of school.  At the beginning of the school year, our Kindergarten teachers will send a welcome letter to your family, sharing important classroom information.  

 

The Coatesville Area School District is proud to partner with the Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville as they will provide before and after care in our 5 elementary schools for the 2021-22 school year. The YMCA is a community-based program that has partnered with our school district in a number of ways over the years.

 

Click below for more information regarding the YMCA Before and Aftercare Program:

https://ymcagbw.org/before-and-after-school-childcare#faq-question-195290090  

 

Click below for information about registration, fees, and scholarship opportunities:

https://ymcagbw.org/sites/default/files/2021-07/Brandywine%20Before.After%20School%20Care%20Paperwork%202021.2022.pdf

 

Save the date for our Back-to-School Night, August 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More information will be provided in the coming weeks. I am pleased to share that the Back-to-school night will be an in-person event, during which you will have a valuable opportunity, to learn important information about your child’s classroom experience and meet your child’s teacher.

 

Parents often ask what they can do over the summer to best prepare their child for kindergarten. We recommend that parents read with their child as much as possible, play games in which students can practice taking turns, and expose students to basic math skills such as counting throughout the day and whenever opportunities arise.

 

I hope you have an enjoyable summer with your child. We are so excited for your child and family to become a part of our Caln Elementary School Community!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at vietrir@casdschools.org or 610-383-3760.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rebecca Vietri