Kinder Welcome Committee
Wed, Aug 14 8:05am - Tue, Aug 20 8:30am
Escondido Elementary
1 day before
Dear Escondido Families,
 
The Kinder Welcome Team is looking for volunteers to help in each of the kindergarten classrooms for the first few days of school.  You will be there to "calm the cryers and catch the runners."  Having an extra adult in the room allows the teacher to start with classroom instruction immediately and to focus on fun.
 
If you think you could donate a half hour of your time, please consider signing up!
 
Thank you for considering this task.  It is truly appreciated and a wonderful way to welcome new families to Escondido.
 
Warmly,
Amie
650.646.1536
 
You do not need to speak Spanish to sign up for a Spanish Immersion (SI) classroom :)
 
Please sign up for a shift or more. If you have a incoming kinder, do not sign up for your own child's classroom. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those with kids in grades 1-5th, that have a few extra minutes a drop-off, to help from 8:05-8:30 AM. Details on how to help are at bottom. Thank you for helping this new generation of Escondido kids and families transition! 
 
WHAT TO DO/HELPFUL HINTS:
  • Introduce yourself to the teacher. Position yourself inside your assigned classroom near the door.
  • Smile and make eye contact with the children as they enter. Reassure and calm the nervous/crying/sniffling/want-to-run-for-the-door Kinder.
  • Reassure and calm the nervous/crying/sniffling/want-to-run-for-the-door Kinder.
 
If you notice a child having a difficult time:
  • Go and help (warm smile and calm voice). Introduce yourself, tell the child your name (teachers may have a name tag for you) and let them know you are a classroom helper. Invite them to join you at the desk or carpet. Extending a kind, helping hand, guide them to the right area.
  • Reassure the child that their parent will be back soon, but for now, let's hear what the teacher has to say.
  • Get down on their level by sitting next to the student or bending/kneeling down, this helps the child to feel less overwhelmed. A reassuring hug or pat on the back can make some feel much better.
  • If the child is really having a difficult time calming down and is a distraction, move to a different part of the room, but don't take the child out of the classroom. We want the child to see what is happening and understand that everything is going to be okay. This will allow the child to see the other children enjoying themselves and to see and hear the teacher too.
  • You can both walk over to a tissue box to get a Kleenex. This sometimes is just enough distance for the child to see what is happening in the room and understand that he/she can be a part of the action without fear.

Thank you for helping this new generation of Escondido kids and families transition!

 
 

Jobs

Room 1 - Lisa Scott Signed Up: 1 / 1

Wed, Aug 14 8:05am-8:30am

Room 2 – Katie Russie Signed Up: 1 / 1

Wed, Aug 14 8:05am-8:30am

Room 5 – Beverly Zambrano Signed Up: 1 / 1

Wed, Aug 14 8:05am-8:30am

Room 6 – Marisol Vazquez (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Wed, Aug 14 8:05am-8:30am

Room 7 – Anai Ramos (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Wed, Aug 14 8:05am-8:30am

Room 1 - Lisa Scott Signed Up: 1 / 1

Thu, Aug 15 8:05am-8:30am

Room 2 – Katie Russie Signed Up: 1 / 1

Thu, Aug 15 8:05am-8:30am

Room 5 – Beverly Zambrano Signed Up: 1 / 1

Thu, Aug 15 8:05am-8:30am

Room 6 – Marisol Vazquez (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Thu, Aug 15 8:05am-8:30am

Room 7 – Anai Ramos (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Thu, Aug 15 8:05am-8:30am

Room 1 - Lisa Scott Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Aug 16 8:05am-8:30am

Room 2 – Katie Russie Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Aug 16 8:05am-8:30am

Room 5 – Beverly Zambrano Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Aug 16 8:05am-8:30am

Room 6 – Marisol Vazquez (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Aug 16 8:05am-8:30am

Room 7 – Anai Ramos (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Aug 16 8:05am-8:30am

Room 1 - Lisa Scott Signed Up: 1 / 1

Mon, Aug 19 8:05am-8:30am

Room 2 – Katie Russie Signed Up: 1 / 1

Mon, Aug 19 8:05am-8:30am

Room 5 – Beverly Zambrano Signed Up: 1 / 1

Mon, Aug 19 8:05am-8:30am

Room 6 – Marisol Vazquez (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Mon, Aug 19 8:05am-8:30am

Room 7 – Anai Ramos (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Mon, Aug 19 8:05am-8:30am

Room 1 - Lisa Scott Signed Up: 1 / 1

Tue, Aug 20 8:05am-8:30am

Room 2 – Katie Russie Signed Up: 1 / 1

Tue, Aug 20 8:05am-8:30am

Room 5 – Beverly Zambrano Signed Up: 1 / 1

Tue, Aug 20 8:05am-8:30am

Room 6 – Marisol Vazquez (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Tue, Aug 20 8:05am-8:30am

Room 7 – Anai Ramos (SI) Signed Up: 1 / 1

Tue, Aug 20 8:05am-8:30am