Kindergarten Orientation

    Mrs. Lorie Gable




    Welcome ~ I am Mrs. Gable.  This is my seventeenth year of teaching at Northern Bedford.  I want to start by saying that I know how important this year is to your child’s education and I want to assure you that I will do everything I can to make this year a success for your child!


    Discipline Policy ~ There are school rules that children will be expected to follow.  They are outlined in the Student Handbook as follows:


    School Rules

    1.    Follow the rules the first time given.
     2.    Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.

    3.  Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.

    4. Be kind and respectful.  Always treat others, as you would like to be treated.


    Classroom Rules

    1.    Be a good listener.

    2.    Be kind to everyone.

    3.    Be safe.

    4.    Be the best student you can be!


    Day A – Computer

    Day B – Library

    Day C – Art

    Day D –Gym(be sure child is wearing sweatpants/shorts and sneakers)

    Day E and F – SPECIAL ROTATION (one of the above/see newsletter)

    Parent Information Contact Folder ~ Your child should bring their folder to school every day.  Please send all money and notes in the folder.  The children bring their folders into the classroom first thing in the morning.  Papers and notes from school will be brought home in these folders as well.  Keep completed work at home.  Please be sure your child’s name is clearly marked on the front.

    Bus Notes ~ Any deviation from riding the bus requires a note.  This includes riding a different bus, getting dropped off at a different stop, getting picked up during the day, or getting picked up at dismissal.  *Children may only be dropped off at school board approved bus stops!

    Breakfast ~ Please let me know if your child will be going to breakfast daily. There will be no breakfast on two hour delay days.

    Money ~ Lunch, breakfast, snack and milk money must be sent in a food service envelope.  Be sure to fill in all the information.  If your child packs their lunch please make sure they know if they need milk or if they have their own drink.

    Birthdays and Class Parties ~ You are welcome to send a treat on your child’s birthday.  In keeping with the school district wellness policy, all birthday treats must come from a certified facility (such as a bakery or factory). Please drop treats off in the office by 12:30.  Right now we have 15 children in our class.  Birthday treats may not be given out at lunch time due to nutritional guidelines.  NO GUM OR HARD CANDY.  Instead of food you are welcome to send such things as: pencils, erasers, stickers and folders. 

    I will provide the food for our Christmas and Valentine’s Day class parties.  Children are welcome to bring extra treats or nonfood items such as plates, napkins, stickers etc.  Please let me know ahead of time if you wish to contribute.

    Clothing ~ Please be sure to put your child’s name on the tags of coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts.  The children need to wear clothing they can handle themselves in the bathroom.  It is a good idea to have a spare outfit.  Be sure his/her name is written on the tags and place them in a bag.  It may be kept in his/her cubby or in their book bag.

    Report Cards ~ Kindergarten students will receive progress reports each of the four marking periods during the school year.  Our report card is a checklist that has been aligned with the Pennsylvania Common Core.  Children are assessed individually for each skill on the report card.  A new report card is printed out each time and they do NOT need to be returned.  You will need to sign the envelope and send it back each time.

    Reading Books ~ This year, children will be bringing home a leveled reading book a few times a week in order to practice their reading skills.  Please be sure to complete the reading assignment and send the book back to school the next day.   We have limited copies of these books, and we use them in our daily lessons.

    Curriculum ~ Our curriculum is based on the Pennsylvania Common Core.  The children are taught to read using the five essential components of reading – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

    Math ~ Our curriculum follows the Pennsylvania Common Core.  The content areas are: numbers and operations, algebraic concepts (addition and subtraction), geometry (2 and 3 dimensional shapes), measurement (length, weight, and capacity), data and probability (sorting, classifying, and labeling).

    Writing ~ The children will learn to write their own sentences/stories using the Kid Writing process.  The children will draw a picture and will then tell me a story about their picture.  The children will write their story using phonetic spelling.  I will then “adult write” under their story.  The Kid Writing at the end of the year will look much different than it does now.

    Attendance ~ Attendance is very important.  A lot of learning takes place in school.  It is very important that you send an excuse with your child upon their return to school.

    Book orders ~ I will be sending home monthly book orders. If ordering from multiple flyers, add the totals together and write one check payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.   

    Concerns ~ As a mother, I know you may have some concerns.  Please let me know if your child is having any type of problem.  Just send a note or email me.  


    Thank you for coming!  



Last Modified on August 22, 2017