Please make sure to send a water bottle (labeled with name) to school with your child everyday. It
gets very hot during the day and proper hydration is essential for good
learning. We unfortunately do not have water fountains in the
classroom. Juice or Gatorade type drinks are NOT allowed.
make sure your child gets good, uninterrupted sleep every night. It is
also essential for growing and learning. Kindergartners need between
9-10 hours of sleep per night.
sure your child wears kindergarten-appropriate clothing everyday
(remember—we like messy things—paint, playdoh, sand!) In addition, the
district dress code must be followed at all times. Dressing in layers is
always a good idea here in central Texas. It might be chilly in the
mornings, but that doesn't mean it won’t be downright hot by recess).
Tennis shoes are required for PE days, but are a good idea everyday.(The
playground is covered in tiny little pebbles).Please, please,
please…label all of your child’s coats, jackets, gloves, hats—any
article of clothing that can be removed. If something gets lost (and it
will), please check the lost and found.
provide a healthy snack for your child daily. Healthy snacks such as
pretzels, popcorn, graham crackers, animal crackers, goldfish, fresh
fruit or veggies are favored.Students are encouraged to bring snacks
that they can open independently.
Peanut Free Zone!
we have several peanut allergies in Kindergarten this year, we are
asking that you do not send any treats or snack for the class that
contain any nut products!
Please let me know if your child has any food allergies or diet restrictions!
Label Student Property
Please put first and last names on all take-off clothing, lunch boxes, backpacks and any other items that are brought to school.
for your child’s lunch account can be sent to school in your child’s
daily folder or added online. Please access lunch information from the
Sommer Elementary School web page. (Click on RRISD/Students &
Parents/Food & Nutrition/Online Payment.)
We strongly encourage
students to make weekly or monthly deposits into their lunch account.
Bringing money daily is discouraged because of loose change and possible
lost money.Always send money or any important messages in a sealed
pouch in your child’s daily folder.
Things You Should Practice With Your Child at Home:
1. Tying his/her shoes and dressing self.
2. Unzipping and zipping his/her backpack.
3. Opening snack packages independently.
4. Buttoning and unzipping his/her pants.
5. Cleaning up his/her toys in less than 5 minutes.
6. Complying with a request the first time asked.
7. Taking care of their own toileting needs.