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welcome to mineola isd head start

Welcome To Mineola ISD Head Start

Please sign in and pick-up a packet.

Please save all Box Tops and send them to school taped to designated forms found in the front office or on our school website. We raised over a thousand dollars last year alone to help buy items to further your child’s education.

staff introduction
Staff Introduction
  • Rod Allen- Mineola Primary Principal
  • Veronica Lopez- Head Start Family Service Worker
  • Sheryl Gradick- Head Start Family Service Worker
  • Tricia Gilmore- Head Start Family Service Worker
  • Sueanne Bardwell- Head Start 3’s teacher
    • Kalisa Craven- Head Start 3’s Teaching Assistant
  • Raquel Palma- Head Start 4’s bilingual teacher
    • Vickie Wilson- Head Start 4’s Teaching Assistant
  • Darla Seeton- Head Start 4’s teacher
    • Alayna Palacios- Head Start 4’s Teaching Assistant
introduction rod allen
IntroductionRod Allen
  • Drop Off: 7:30-8:00
  • Pick Up: 3:00
  • Picking up early is discouraged and requires permission
  • Remain in the car line to pick up your child
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • Scanning drivers license
  • We have teachers available in the library to watch your children during orientation if needed.
what do i need
What Do I Need?
  • Backpack- big enough to fit a blanket and folder. Please put child’s name on backpack
  • Blanket- small blanket or beach towel with child’s name on it for nap time.
    • Bring on Monday and take home Fridays to be cleaned
  • Change of Clothes- Please place in bag
    • Shirt, shorts, socks, and underwear
  • No school supplies are needed
first day
First Day
  • Please take your child to their classroom on the first day of school. After the first day please drop your child off at the car line and they will walk to the first grade computer lab. There will be teachers on duty to help assist your child.
  • To help us transition your child on the first day of school we ask that you leave at 8:00. It is very normal that a child may cry. The crying will stop if you reassure them that you are coming back and leave quickly.
  • Make sure your child wears his or her name tag each day for the first week of school.
  • Sentence Strips- Please place in the window of your car for pick-up
1 st grade computer lab
1st Grade Computer Lab

First Grade Classrooms

Front Entrance

Front Office


Second Grade Classrooms

what will my child learn
What will my child learn?
  • Letters/ Letter Sounds
  • Counting
  • Number Recognition
  • Recognizing and writing name
  • Recognizing Shapes
  • Vocabulary and Language skills
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • And much more…

The following meals will be provided for free by Head Start. Do not send any food to school.

  • Breakfast will be served at 8:00. Please make sure you child is on time to school.
  • Lunch
  • Snack

Teachers eat lunch with the students to help with supervision and to promote healthy eating habits.

If your child has a food allergy you MUST have a doctors note.

home visits
Home Visits
  • Home visits are a part of the Head Start agreement that you signed during registration
  • They are conducted twice a year by site staff and the teacher
  • We are not there to inspect your home. We are there to talk about your child’s education and help you with any personal goals you may have.
family goals
Family Goals
  • At the first home visit we will discuss setting personal goals for yourself and your family.
  • For example…
      • Getting GED
      • Going to college
      • Taking ESL classes
      • Finding Employment
      • Budgeting
      • Parenting Skills
      • Organizational Skills
how can i volunteer
How Can I Volunteer?

Sign In

  • Join the Mineola ISD PTP
  • Please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time and day to volunteer.
  • You must fill out a background check
  • Please sign in with your child’s teacher & office
  • You may not bring other children when you help volunteer. However you may bring siblings to class parties.
  • Volunteer training is in September.
  • Remember you are there to help all students not just your own.
parent trainings
Parent Trainings
  • Parent trainings are classes that are held monthly to discuss topics that are relevant to our every day life.
  • Parent training lasts approximately 1 hour
  • Younger siblings are welcome to attend
  • Snacks are provided
  • Volunteer speakers take time out of

their busy schedules please come if you can.



dentals physicals
Dentals & Physicals
  • Your child must have a yearly physical exam that includes shots, HGB and Lead test.
  • Your child must have a dental exam every six months please make your appointment this week it takes time to get in.
  • Your family service worker is available to assist you in making appointments and providing you with forms for your doctor to fill out.
thank you
Thank you!
  • Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to teach your child. We will take care of your child as though they are our own.
thank you for coming
Thank You For Coming!

Please allow us to take a picture of you with your child before you leave. This picture will be available for your child to help ease their transition into school.