Back to school

Dear Kindergarten Families,

       We have all taken a big step together today. We have successfully completed our first day of kindergarten, and it was great!

We started our first day today by reading the story of the Gingerbread Man. However, the Gingerbread Man left us a special note in the book leading us on a scavenger hunt around the school to find a special treat. While we were searching, we toured the office, nurse’s office, library, gym, lunchroom, and various classrooms. We finally found our treat back in our classroom and it was delicious!


This week we will paint, write, color and retell the story of the Gingerbread Man! Room 10 kindergartners will be busy meeting new friends, learning routines and schedules, as well as finding their way around our school and classroom.


We will continue to work on establishing our routines and setting the atmosphere in our classroom as a nurturing, welcoming, fun, and of course educational place to be! We will learn more about each other and incorporate various themes into our learning.



Room 10 kindergartners will have snack each day.


I keep a snack cupboard that stores our class snacks. Please do not send in individual snacks for your child each day unless they have allergies that do not allow them to share class snacks.


Please send in a box of crackers to provide for class snacks. We will store them in our snack cupboard and request more when we are running low. Please send snacks that are low in sugar. Cookies and other sugary treats are reserved for special occasions. Goldfish crackers, Ritz crackers, Graham crackers, Cheez-It crackers and such would be great for snack time! Please avoid snacks with any sort of nuts. I have an extensive list of nut free snacks that I would be happy to share with you – just let me know. J



Please send in snack at your earliest convenience, and I will let you know when we need to replenish our snack cupboard again!


Plastic Envelopes

Your child brought home a plastic envelope today. This will be used to send papers and work home each day. Please have your child return it to school each day.


How to contact Mrs. Smullin

Feel free to email, call, or send a note.

You can call the school office at 206-393-4338 and my email address is


Super Bee

Each day in Room 10, one student will take Super Bee home! Super Bee is a special stuffed animal that is awarded to a student at the end of the day that had particularly good behavior for the day. That student gets to take Super Bee home for the evening and return him to school the following day. The Super Bee student will also help with special jobs the next day as well as lead the class in our calendar activities! We will begin our Super Bee activities at the end of the week.

We are busy bees, worker bees, helper bees, and of course SUPER BEES in Room 10!


Library, Arts, and PE

Room 10 kindergartners are lucky to have PE class with Mrs. Crosby, Integrated Arts class with Mrs. Santo-Pietro, and Library with Mr. Day twice a week. Students will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. They should wear soft sole shoes and pants on these days. Students will have Integrated Arts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Integrated Arts includes visual arts, creative arts, drama, singing, dancing, etc. On Mondays and Fridays, students will have library.


Curriculum Night

Echo Lake will be having an evening devoted to parents on Tuesday, September 25. Information will come home at a later date regarding specific times. Parents will have the opportunity to go visit their child’s classroom and learn about the curriculum. This is a parents only evening, so babysitters will be needed for this evening. I look forward to seeing you!




Mrs. Smullin J