Dear Families

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I hope you were able to enjoy the summer months with families and friends and perhaps a little travel far and near. Hopefully summer reading was high on your list of activities and the students are prepared and eager for the first day of school on Monday, August 21st. We are eager to begin a new, creating new friendships and building relationships and community within our classrooms and school.

In order to be fully prepared for success this school year we will need to ensure that our students and teachers have all of the necessary tools to make their lessons rigorous, engaging and fun. We will provide the basic school supplies for our classrooms including: crayons, pencils, markers, glue, scissors, dry erase markers, paper, composition books, homeàschool communication folders, rulers, colored pencils,folders, highlighters, post-it notes, Kleenex and more.

We are very appreciative of any donations you may be able to make to supplement our basic supplies. Your child’s teacher will communicate directly to you regarding specific classroom needs. Please talk to your child’s classroom teacher on Back to School Night in early September (date will be determined soon) to learn more specifically regarding their needs.

In the meantime, please know that we are always welcoming of your gifts. If you are a carpenter, builder, homemaker, engineer, doctor, designer, cook, etc. please let us know. Our teachers and PTO will be in touch regarding how you can help our students and programs. We are open so please don’t hold back. Your gift is our gift and we are very appreciative of your efforts.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early on August 21st. Our school bell rings in the first day promptly at 8:40 AM so please plan accordingly and be on time. Give yourself plenty of time in your commute and for parking. Remember that bus zones are active and it is NEVER okay for you to park in the white zones so please don’t do it. It is important to be neighborly as well so avoid blocking driveways. The parking police are very active in this neighborhood and we want everybody to avoid getting expensive tickets. Park a few blocks away, the special time while walking in with your child is something you will cherish in years to come. Trust me.

If you have a child entering Kindergarten then please be sure to check in with our amazing school secretary, Elizabeth Nunez to ensure your child’s immunization information is up to date by the first day of school.

Most Sincerely,

Jean C. Robertson, Principal