Paola Obando, Kindergarten Teacher
Alison Roberts, Instructional Assistant

Our Class Website!


                                       About Me

I started working at Minnieville Elementary School in January 2014. Working with kindergarteners has been a great experience for me as a teacher and I really enjoy working with this age group. I've also had previous experience working with preschool age children.

As far as my educational background, I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University, and a master's degree in early childhood education from George Mason University.

I greatly value having good communication with all the families that I work with so please contact me by phone 703-670-6106, or by email, and I can address any questions or concerns that you might have.

                                  Instructional Assistant
My name is Alison Roberts. I am from England, but have worked at Minnieville Elementary for twenty years; the first five as a Phonemic Awareness Tutor and the last fifteen as an Instructional Assistant. 

I look forward to helping your student grow, flourish and soar to their full potential. I’m sure we will have a wonderful year of learning!

Recent Announcments

Choice Boards

We are moving towards the next phase of Prince William County's online learning program, which means that families have been provided with learning resources, ungraded review activities, and optional learning activities to improve grades.

Beginning Monday, April 20, 2020, a ChoiceBoard of learning activities will be posted on ClassDojo, as well as the class webpage. To access choice boards on this webpage, please use the Files and Documents tab on the left side of page and open the Choice Boards by Week folder. The choice board includes suggested activities that are optional, ungraded, andreview of previously taught material and skills.Students may complete activities from either column: Activity Choice 1, Activity Choice 2, ORmix of both columns.

Our goal is to not overwhelm families at this time. Please do what you are able and as your schedule allows.Thank you for all that you are doing to help your child continue learning.

Weekly Choice Boards will be upload onto this page, you can find them under the "Files and Documents" tab. 

Teacher Office Hours

Beginning the week of April 20, 2020, Minnieville Elementary kindergarten teachers will have office hours every Wednesday from 11 am-1 pm per guidance from Prince William County Public Schools. During office hours, parents will be able to contact teachers to ask questions or obtain assistance with academic support.  Teachers will be available via Class Dojo and email and will be able to provide you with a prompt response.  As we have done throughout the 2019-20 school year, we will always try our best to respond to your concerns.  Thank you for your continued support.

ZOOM Meetings 

Minnieville kindergarten teachers will be holding weekly Zoom meetings with students.  Our class schedule Zoom meeting will be every Tuesday from 11:15-11:30The goal of the 15 minute Zoom meeting will be to allow students to build oral language skills by participating in conversations with teachers and peers. Below you will find the Kindergarten Standards of Learning for Oral Language skills.

 K.1 The student will build oral communication skills.

a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion.
b) Express ideas in complete sentences and express needs through direct requests.
c) Initiate conversations.
d) Follow implicit rules for conversation, including taking turns and staying on topic.

e) Listen and speak in informal conversations with peers and adults.
f) Discuss various texts and topics collaboratively and with partners.
g) Use voice level, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for various language situations. 
h) Follow one- and two-step directions.
i) Ask how and why questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information.
j) Work respectfully with others. 

K.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral, early literacy skills. 

a) Listen and respond to a variety of text and media.
b) Participate in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking  and recitation.
c) Tell stories orally.
d) Participate in creative dramatics.

Thank you for participation in these meetings I enjoy being able to see my students and keep in touch with them and their families as we continue with this school year. 


Minnieville ES is trying to gather information regarding connectivity for 
 Would you please answer the following questions? You can 
 copy and paste the questions and provide your answers and 
 me back on Class Dojo. Thank you so much for your help!

1. Does your student have access to the internet?
2. Does your student have his/her own technology device, 
with household, or have no device?
3. Does the device have a working camera?
4. Does the device have a working microphone?
5. Does your family know about the free food program from 
school system?
6. Does your family have any other needs or concerns that  
would like to


Directions to access the MyOn website are posted under Files and Documents. I know this has been shared with you previously, but I 
wanted to remind families that MyOn is an excellent resource for 
 to read books daily. There are thousands of books that 
students can listen to or read independently, as well as a daily news 
section where students can listen to and read articles about current 
Please let students know that I am able to monitor student 
on this website and am looking forward to viewing what they 
read. If
 you have misplaced your login username and password, please message me via Class Dojo.

Please copy and paste this link to access the PWCS Home Learning Page

Activities for school closing/prolonged absence 
Kindergarten students will be provided with materials at the beginning of the school year to keep at home to maintain skills during school closings and/or prolonged absences. If more activities are desired, please click con the "files and documents" tab, and under the heading "Wensite prolonged absence" you will find more activities. Thank you for all your support at home. 

We had a great Open House today and I was able to meet most of my students and their families! If you were not able to make it, I will be sending out a bag of extra materials that your child can use throughout the school year to practice all the skills they are learning at school. The materials do not have to be returned to school, please keep them at home. 

First day of school :  All the supplies will be provided by the school this year, so you do not need to send anything except an extra change of clothes in your child's backpack. Our first day will be amazing!

Snack: We have a scheduled time at 1:30 p.m. for snack. The school does not provide a snack. If you would like your child to have a snack please send a small snack in their backpack. 

                                     Important Dates

We will have our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm. There will be important information about your child's education as well as general information about our school. I look forward to seeing you.


Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am looking forward to getting to know all the families and my new students.
We will have a great year full of fun activities and learning!

Please follow us on Twitter @MNESKdgnTeam and @MNEStheBest to see what is happening at Minnieville ES.


I will be using ClassDojo in my classroom as a way to communicate with  the families. Once you have downloaded the app, you are able to access posts, photos, and videos that I will be sharing. We can also write  messages and communicate with each through the app. Please sign up for it; this is a free app. Thank you for all your continued support.


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Encore Schedule 1:15 - 2:00

 Day 1 Music
 Day 2  Art
 Day 3  P.E.
 Day 4  Library/Guidance
 Day 5  Art
 Day 6  P.E.


Daily Schedule 

8:45   9:00      Calendar/Morning Meeting
9:30 11:00
Language Arts
11:00 11:20   Recess
11:30 12:15   Social Studies/Sci
12:20 12:55   Lunch
12:55 1:15   Core Extension/Math
1:15 2:00   ENCORE
2:00 2:10   Recess
2:10 3:15   Math