Welcome Kinder Students and Families! This is going to be an exciting year with lots of learning! My name is Julie Ringle and I am delighted to be working with you this year! This is my first year teaching at Gateway Pointe, however, I have previously taught four years of Kindergarten and spent four years working with 3-5 year olds in the Head Start program. I value the role parents have as their child's first and most important teacher. I am here to support you along this journey and also value the relationships children have with their teachers and their peers at school. We will work hard to build our 'school family' and learn to support one another along the way. We will develop positive relationships and communication skills throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not ever hesitate to contact me. I am most easily accessible via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, as I check my email several times daily. However, if you would like to reach me via phone you can leave a voicemail at: 480-279-7748. Please note that you will be prompted to leave a voicemail, as the phone will not ring directly in the classroom during the school day. If there is an emergency situation, you can call the front office at: 480-279-7700. Also, I am available to meet with you after school from 3:05-3:45. For the sake of your child's best interests, I encourage you to contact me without hesitation. Keeping the lines of communication honest and open will be essential this year. Get ready for a fun-filled year and again, I truly look forward to working with you and your child!