Palos East Elementary SChool

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Welcome to room 122

Pg11b_color_thumb.pngMy name is Karen Pernai and I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child.  If you ever have any questions during the school year, please send me a note or call me between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  I am here to make your child’s experience at Palos East School a joyful and meaningful one.  Below you will find some important kindergarten information.

Arrival Time – Class time for the A.M. session is from 9:15-11:45 and class time for the P.M. session is from 12:30-3:00.  If your child is not to take the bus home on a certain day, you must send a note.  If I do not receive a note, I will have to put your child on the bus.

Snack – Your child will be responsible for bring in his/her own healthy snack each day.  Please make sure the portion sizes are appropriate for a 10 minute snack break.

Birthdays – Edible and non-edible treats are not allowed to be distributed at school as a birthday celebration.  Each child will have his/her birthday recognized by the teacher within the classroom.  If you would like to pass out invitations at school, you must either invite the entire class, or all of the children of the same sex.

   Gym – The children have gym for 40 minutes once a week. 

Recess – The children will have outdoor recess each day.  Please dress your child accordingly.


Classroom Rules

  1. Listen carefully
  2. Follow directions
  3. Work quietly.  Do not disturb others who are working.
  4. Respect others.  Be kind with your words and actions.
  5. Respect school and personal property.
  6. Work and play safe.



Give Me Five

  1. Eyes on speaker
  2. Lips closed
  3. Ears listening
  4. Sit up straight
  5. Hands and feet quiet