Owendale – Gagetown Kindergarten

Little Dawgs Sign

Meet Mrs. Faist

I grew up on the west side of the state in Ionia. I attended college at Baker College in Owosso where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a ZA Endorsement. I also met my husband, Aaron, there. He grew up in Owendale so he was excited when we moved back to the thumb. When we first moved here, I taught Head Start for a year before coming to Owendale to teach Kindergarten and first grade. This is my sixth year teaching at Owen-Gage. I love seeing the kids grow and change every day. I live in Sebewaing with my husband and our son, Ian and our dog Layla.

M/W/F Schedule

  • 8:00 – Morning Meeting
  • 8:30 – Knowledge
  • 9:10 – Gym
  • 9:45 – Skills
  • 10:45 – Lunch
  • 11:30 – Math
  • 12:30 – Interventions
  • 1:30 – Snack
  • 2:00 – Recess
  • 2:30 – Table Toys/Assessments
  • 3:00 – Dismissal
Play, Learn and Grow Together
Kindergarten/First Grade Documents
Welcome Letter
Supply List

T/Th Schedule

  • 8:00 – Music
  • 8:45 – Morning Meeting
  • 9:00 – Skills
  • 10:00 – Knowledge
  • 10:45 – Lunch
  • 11:30 – Math
  • 12:30 Interventions
  • 1:00 – Recess
  • 1:30 – Snack
  • 1:45 – Science/Social Studies
  • 2:30 – PATHs
  • 3:00 – Dismissal

Frequently Asked Questions

*Homework Packets? Homework packets are sent home on Mondays and collected on Fridays. Please help your child complete it each week.

*Library? We have a school library that we will go to throughout the year. The students are allowed to pick out one book to take home and read with a grown-up and then bring back to school.

*Snack? We will have snack every day in the afternoon.. I will provide a monthly snack calendar and your child will have a snack day to bring a snack in for the entire class. Appropriate snacks would include a box of cereal, animal crackers, granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, etc. For your child’s birthday, you may provide something sweeter including cupcakes, cookies, or brownies. NOTE: All snacks provided, including birthday treats, MUST be unopened and store bought when sent to school. Teacher will wear gloves when distributing snack.

*Common Core Standards? The expectations and state standards have changed dramatically over the past few years for kindergarten. Michigan has also added a new Reading Law that we as, teachers and parents, are expected to follow to make sure that children become successful readers. That is why it is essential for us to work TOGETHER (at both school and home) in order for your child to be successful. I have included a copy of the Common Core Standards that explains what your child is expected to know by the end of this school year.

*Sight Words? Please practice the list every night at home. You can find it by clicking here for the Kindergarten List.