WELCOME....

posted Aug 24, 2018, 5:01 PM by Joanne Sambucini   [ updated Aug 25, 2019, 5:01 PM ]
Hi! Welcome to PreK-3B!  I look forward to a wonderful year together! I can't wait to meet my new flock!!  We will have lots of fun, learn many new things, and make new friends!! It's going to be a great year!!

This is a time of adjustment for many children as most will be attending school for the first time. The separation from mom and dad can be hard for some, as well as for their parents! Expect some tears, but in time, this too shall pass.  Trust me, it usually gets better in a couple of days! 

Please make sure EVERYTHING your child brings to school is labeled!! I truly can't stress this enough. This includes backpacks, snack bags, lunch boxes, sweat shirts (especially because everyone will have the same type!), jackets etc. At the beginning it is hard for some children to identify what belongs to them. Plus, in case there are duplicates, we will be able to identify them. 
I also ask that if your child is a full day student, please send in snack and lunch in separate, labeled bags. Please include your child's name and the word "snack" or "lunch".  And please do not put the snack bag inside the lunch box. It makes it so much easier if they are separate because the aides take them out of their backpacks in the morning and put them in different places. If your child will be going to aftercare, please keep that snack separate from the others as well and label it with the name and the word "aftercare". I truly appreciate your cooperation in these matters.

If your child is a full day student, please send in a beach towel for your child to use at rest time. We will be using small foldable mats that are foam filled. They only need a beach towel and not a large blanket or pillow.  Please label the towel (on the tag if possible) and place it in a large, clear ziploc storage bag with handles labeled with your child's name.


IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER DATES:
Friday, September 6th-   This is your child's first official day of school. Your child should come to school in school uniform and be dropped off by 8:20 (Front doors will open at 8am- the school day begins at 8:20am). Please send your child with a backpack and a snack. PLEASE  make sure the backpack and snack bag are labeled on the outside (if possible, please) with your child's name! Your child will be dismissed at 11:50am.
-Monday, September 9th-This is our first full day of school, if applicable. Students should arrive by 8:20am in school uniform. They should have a backpack labeled with their name, a snack bag (labeled with their name and the word "snack" on it) and a lunchbox/bag (if applicable) also labeled with your child's name and the word "lunch" written on it. Half day students will be dismissed at 11:50am, full day students will be dismissed at 2:30pm. The lunch program and aftercare will both begin today if applicable.
-Friday, September 13th-Back to School Social-6pm. More information to follow from HSA regarding this event. 
-Thursday, September 26th- Back to School Social-7pm- Please come out and visit the classroom to see the work your child has been doing and what we have been learning! Please note this is for adults only. 

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