Ms. Karen Hammock


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Planning period: 9:35-10:20 AM



September 7, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The students are really doing well on learning all the routines in the classroom. We have been working on our colors, recognizing our name, rhyming words, shapes and learning our full names. Next week our theme will be I Think, I Feel and we will begin working on our letters Tt and Oo. We will be on the number 3 and we are beginning to practice writing our first name. I am going to do my best to send home with your child a monthly calendar so you will be able to keep up with what letters and numbers we are working on so you can also help them at home. I will at times ask for you to practice with your child on printing their first name and recognizing the letters in their names. We will be working on recognizing our letters and the sounds they make. If you want your child to have ice cream remember it is 50 cents.

Picture day is Friday, Sept. 22.

Money for the Zoo trip needs to be turned in by September 15th and no later.

Our next trip will be November 3rd at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum to watch the Disney on Ice. Just like the Zoo trip our program pays for the students and one adult. The price for extra tickets is $12.00. The lady we get our tickets from said they were selling out quick and she needed a number count by next Thursday on how many extra tickets we will need. Remember the ticket price is the same for all ages. If extra people are going to be going with you on the trip I will need to know how many by next Thursday. I have to turn it in on that day. After that I will not be able to get any extras.

If you need to reach me feel free to call at 663-4040 or 663-3703. It would be better to get a hold of me from 1:30-2:30.

Ms. Karen

A Note from the Pre-K Nurse

Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”  This is not always an easy question to answer, however there are some guidelines that may help.

-A child with a fever of 100 or greater must stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours.

-A child who has vomiting or diarrhea should stay home 24 hours past the last episode of vomiting/diarrhea.

-A child with a rash should be seen by a doctor if the rash is not better within 24 hours.  A rash is often the beginning symptom of a contagious illness.

-A child with ringworm must be seen by a doctor and the area must be kept covered by a band aid while at school.

-A child with an earache should be seen by a doctor.  Ear infections that are not treated can lead to hearing loss.

-A child who has lice will be sent home from school.   They must be treated at home and may return to school once they are lice free.  The child’s home and family members should be treated for lice as well.

-A child who has been diagnosed with the flu, impetigo, pink eye, scabies or chicken pox must stay home until they are no longer contagious.  The time frame will vary depending on the illness.  Be sure to closely follow any instructions that the doctor gives.  If your child begins antibiotics, they should stay home until they have been on them for 24 hours.

Unless accompanied by a fever, a child with a cold or sore throat may be at school.  However, if your child has a croupy cough or white spots on their throat they should be seen by a doctor.

If your child becomes sick at school, you will be notified by a nurse or other staff member.  It is important that they be sent home to allow them to get better and to keep other students and staff healthy.  Please ensure that your child’s teacher has a working number so that we are able to contact you at if needed.

I am at each school one day per week.  If you have any questions, please contact me at your child’s school.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our students healthy!



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our Preschool program this year.  I am looking forward to your arrival at school.  The education of your child is important and it involves a partnership between the home and school. I am pleased to have you as a partner this year. As the year progresses, your child will experience many new things. They will not only grow socially but also academically. I will do my very best to make this a wonderful experience for you and your child.

Some children will have to cope with separation anxiety. This adjustment is hard for some children. Please make sure you give your child a lot of reassurance that you will come back for them. Some children do well during phase-in but have a little bit of problem when starting full time. This is sometimes due to students having to learn the classroom procedures and rules and having to follow them. However without classroom procedures the classroom would become total chaos.

School will be from 7:25am until 3:00pm. No child is to be dropped off at the trailer in the mornings.  My assistant will be at the gym waiting on your child when you drop him/her off at the front door of the school. If you are bringing your child to school please have him/her here no later than 7:40. We go to the cafeteria at this time to eat breakfast.

Things your child will need to bring to school:

Extra clothes in case he/she has an accident. Make sure you put your child’s initials on all their extra clothes.

Fifty cents a day if you want your child to have ice cream.

Students are not allowed to bring toys to class. We always have a toy to get broke or lost. We have plenty toys in the room for the students to play with.

Classroom rules:

  1. 1. We walk.
  2. 2. We listen.
  3. 3. We share.
  4. 4. We clean up.
  5. 5. We take care of our school.


First talk to child.

Second time out.

Third principal.

Fourth contact parents.