Mrs Perlas in her classroom

Hi there! My name is Genese Perlas. I live with my husband and two two kids. One is in  8th grade and the other 4th.  I started my education in Ghana, West Africa with Teachers' of French certificate in 1999 and an AS of Science Degree in Records/ Archival studies from the University of Ghana in 2004. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education (endorsement area: Pre - K to Grade 3) from Minnesota State University-Marshall. Currently, I hold both Minnesota and Virginia state teaching licenses in the same endorsement area and I am pursuing my Masters in TESOL from the University of North Dakota. Your kindergartner with me means, independence, academic, social, emotional and physical growth - provided in the best environment coupled with intentional research-based practices.

Planned Distance Learning (COVID - 19) Update: 

 Hello families, 
I hope everyone is doing well during these times. Things are uncertain and confusing and sometimes overwhelming, but I hope everyone is staying safe and happy. I miss all the kids especially because we only had three weeks of fun together.  
In case you want to get in touch with me, just click on the contact me link to the left-hand corner of this page. 
You can also text me photos of some activities you have been doing in Class Dojo. I have also added the kindergarten pacing guide to "files and documents" also to the left-hand corner. We will be following this guide for our distance learning. 
 Mrs. O’Neill is our ESOL teacher and supports the English Language Learners during Language Arts and Math. Her email is 

Suggested Distance Learning Schedule

Suggested Summer Activities
Weekly Lesson plans 
The week of June 8
The week of June 1
The week of May 25
The week of May 18
The week of May 11
The week of May 4
The week of April 27
The week of Aril 20

The Week of April 13

The week of March 30

ESOL Weekly Lesson Plans 
ESOL plan week of June 8
ESOL plan of June 1
ESOL plan week of May 25
ESOL plan week of May 18
ESOL plan week of May 11
ESOL plan week of May 4
ESOL plan week of April 27
ESOL plan week of April 20

Weekly Schedule: 

Monday-Language Arts (read-aloud, phonics, writing - 60 minutes)
Tuesday - Math (60 minutes)
Wednesday - Social Studies (60 minutes)
Thursday - Science (60 minutes)
Friday - Connect with your teacher - Zoom meetings (11:00 am and 2:00 pm - both meetings last 30 minutes to an hour)

*Invitations with a link to Zoom meetings and information on how to set up aaccount will be sent to you through your e-mail address on School Messenger.
How to access zoom

Encore Schedule:

Monday- Music

Tuesday- Library

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday- Art

Friday- P.E


*Every Monday and Wednesday, your kindergartner should wear gym shoes for P.E.*


Green Communication Folder

Please check your child’s folder every night. Send all notes in this folder. Any money needs to be sent in an envelope or zip lock bag etc. labeled with your child’s name and what the money is for.


We will be having a snack every day. Please send in something that you child will be able to eat in 10 minutes. Send in healthy snacks and a water bottle. No soda or candy. Please label your child’s snack and separate it from their lunch.