Mrs Perlas in her classroom

My name is Genese Perlas. I live with my husband and two kids. Ed is in  8th grade and Bijou 4th.  I started my  education in Ghana, West Africa with Teachers' Of French Certificate In 1999 and an AS Of Science Degree in Records/Information 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 pursuing my Masters In TESOL from The University Of North Dakota. 

I have  over 24 years experience in teaching both national and international. I know the times are different but  your kindergartner with me means building independence and academic, social, emotional and physical growth - all provided in the best environment you provide 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 not having all the kids back physically in school but we know this is for a season and we will be back in our classrooms soon. As we start virtual learning please do not hesitate to send any questions you may have my way.
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. 
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 

One Stop Resources for families 2020/21 School Year.
Weekly Virtual Schedule

9:30-9:45 Morning Meeting

9:45-9:55 Break

9:55-10:15 Writing

10:15-11 Encore

11:25-11:40 Phonics Group 1

11:45-12:00 Phonics Group 2

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Small Group Math

1:45-2:05 Whole Group Math

2:05-2:10 Break

2:10-2:30 Read Aloud

2:30-3:30 Guided Reading

3:00-3:40 Any remediation or meetings with students

*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- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- PE

Friday- Library


*Every Monday and Thursday 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.(There is no green folder at this time)


We will have breaks during class for snacks and lunch as a class. Please avoid serving food outside those stipulated times.