Woodvale Elementary PTC KDuty Kindergarten Bus & Lunch Helpers

Every year, parent volunteers help our BRAND NEW incoming kindergartners learn their new Woodvale routines during the first week of school.  Each year we walk our little friends from the bus and car rider drop off to their classroom and through the lunch lines during the first four days of kindergarten.

MORNING DROP OFF – 7:20am – 8:00am

First and Second Day Helpers:

Volunteers will issue a bus tag to each kindergarten student as they exit their bus.  Our volunteers then group the students by teacher and walk each group to their class.  Along the way, we explain how to look for the kindergarten signs, blue lines and landmarks.  Helpers will gather car riders in the same manner (by teacher) and walk them to class once a sizeable group has gathered.  Our Woodvale special education teachers will also be assisting with this process.

Third through Fifth Day Helpers:

Kindergarten students will get off the bus or out of the car pool line just like our older students.  Volunteers will be stationed along the lines towards Kindergarten hall, encouraging them to keep walking and to follow the blue lines in single file.  Our helpers will also remind them of kindergarten signs and landmarks.  We encourage our volunteers to space themselves along the route between our Woodvale faculty members.  Our goal is to assist our students who may still be a bit nervous or unsure of the process.

 

LUNCH DUTY – Kindergarten lunch 10:40am-11:10AM

First and Second Day Helpers:

We will be on hand to show our little kindergartners how to pick up their tray, milk and fork.  Helpers will also guide the students to the appropriate table.  Teachers are also available to direct students to the proper table.  Students will wash their hands in class prior to leaving for lunch.  STUDENTS WILL NOT WASH THEIR HANDS IN THE CAFETERIA.  After students are seated, our helpers will assist them with opening their milk.  If there are only two helpers present, one should help with tray, milk, fork and directions while the other helps with milk.

Third through Fifth Day Helpers:

By this time students should following the lunch process on their own.  Our volunteers will be present to remind the students of directions.  Helpers should encourage students to attempt to open their own milk.  PLEASE DO NOT LET THE STUDENTS USE THEIR TEETH.  It takes a little practice, but by Thursday, most students should be able to meet the challenge.  The goal is to have all students comfortable with lunch procedures when we are gone.