Dear Kindergarten Families:
You should have received an email letting you know your CHILD’s SCHEDULE (A OR B), classroom number and child’s teacher.
Bienvenue and Welcome to École Marlborough School. I hope that everyone is well, and that you have had time to make joyful memories with family and friends over the summer. This is a very special time for our Kindergarten students and families, and we look forward to working with you and your child in the upcoming school year.
On their first day of class, students will take home a Welcome to Kindergarten bag that will include a booklet created by our Kindergarten teachers that explains the curriculum and what a typical day of Kindergarten looks like. Please review the booklet which is also available online on the Marlborough website and feel free to ask questions when you meet with your classroom teacher. A reminder that Kindergarten students do not attend Tuesday, September 7th or Wednesday, September 8th.
When determining your child’s placement, The Kindergarten team, Learning Support staff, English Language Learners’ team along with the Vice-principal and Principal use our educational experience and expertise to develop classes. Classes will be confirmed by September 20th.
Your assigned teacher will reach out to about an in-person Welcoming Conversation date and time. Please ensure masks are worn when meeting with your Kindergarten teacher.
Please feel free to contact the school for additional details.
Welcome to Marlborough!
We are so excited to welcome you and your family to our Marlborough community!
We have created a Welcome to Marlborough Video for you to enjoy. Please click on the video link below to see who is here waiting to meet you! Many of our current Kindergarten students have lots to “show and tell” about their great experiences at the school.
Mme Floyd & Ms. Giacomazza
Kindergarten Gradual Entry
Please see attached letter from the school district about gradual entry for September (Click here). Please be aware that the first day of school for your kindergarten child will be on Thursday, September 9th and they will attend for one hour, in small groups, starting the Thursday and Friday. The following week they will come for a longer period each day and then will come full-time (8:50-2:47) beginning Monday, September 20th. The Welcome to Marlborough Booklet has rich information and provides a sample of what your child’s schedule will look like which will help you make child care arrangements in advance. Your child’s specific schedule (Group Information) will be provided in August.
To learn more about our school and community, please check out our school website at http://www.marlborough.burnabyschools.ca
Thank you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Kindergarten Update (June 11th, 2021)
We hope all September Kindergarten families have receive a Marlborough Husky postcard and video introducing our Marlborough Teachers. If you have not been receiving emails, please contact the office (604-296-9021) to confirm your contact information. We are planning for their gradual entry starting September 9th, 2021 and a sample schedule will be sent out by the end of June.
More detailed information will be communicated with families in August. New Kindergarten students do not attend Tuesday, September 7th or Wednesday, September 8th. Teachers will be in contact with families to begin Welcoming Conversations on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. Kindergarten students will begin a full day starting Monday, September 20th, 2021. Please keep checking your email and our website for more information at the end of August. We’re excited to meet the newest members of our Marlborough community!
Burnaby Public Library
Below is information from our local Burnaby Public Library regarding great books for your child. As a former Teacher-Librarian, I cannot stress the importance of developing strong reading habits as early as possible. Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking can profoundly influence literacy and language development and the foundations for all other learning. So take some time and sit and read regularly with your child! 😊