Room 413: Morning Class 8:45-11:20
Room 413: Afternoon Class 1:10-3:45
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 is the first day of school! We are inviting all students to attend with their parents for the first half hour of the school day. This will be an opportunity for your children to get acquainted with the classroom. We will then read a book together and say good-bye to our families. If you think your child will have a difficult time, please stay in the annex for an additional half hour to ensure that your student transitions into the classroom. If your child has a difficult time saying good-bye we will have you take your child with you and return for a half hour the fallowing day and for the rest of the week until they are comfortable in the classroom.
Please enter and leave the building through the main entrance. Pre-K classrooms are in the new addition. You must bring your child to the classroom and sign them in and out each day. The morning session is from 8:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The afternoon session is from 1:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Please do not be late!! Children arriving late miss out on important activities and disturb the rest of the class. If your child is late or absent, we will need a written note on the day your child returns to school.
Note: You may not park in the teacher’s parking lot after 8:15 a.m. or before 4:00 p.m. Kimbark Avenue is closed between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. to allow for bused children to get on and off the buses safely. We will try to organize a “dash board signage” procedure for pre-k families once we have established a routine. Please be prepared to find street parking until we have established a routine and system.
The classroom number is 413.
Ms. Weinberg's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Ray School in the subject line when e-mailing). E-mail is the most efficient manner in which to reach me. I do not always answer the classroom phone while engaged in activities with the children. I do however, have the ability to set a special alert for e-mails that are school related and will check them as soon as possible.
Note: Please make sure that we always have your current address and phone number(s) so that we can reach you when necessary.
What you will need the first day of school:
NO Backpacks- it gets very crowded when winter outerwear is added daily!
***We do not have enough cubby space for children to bring backpacks. The only exception is for children who are going onto another care facility directly after class (i.e., Little People’s Learning Center). So please do not bring backpacks to school.
1) Change of clothing for your child, including pants/shorts, underwear, shirt, socks, shoes, and with your child’s name on all items. Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school. We will spend a lot of time outdoors when the weather permits.
2) Photo of your family.
3) $6.00 for a Ray School T-shirt for class trips if you don’t already have one. You can make a check out to Friends of Ray for the t-shirts. (t-shirt prices may have changed, I will communicate with the PTA to confirm)
4) A 3-inch binder for your child’s portfolio of school work.
**Lastly, we are a very creative group and often need extra cleaning supplies for our daily activities. We have a short “wish list” for parents who would like to donate the following (due to limited storage space we ask that the supplies be brought in a staggered fashion, on an as needs basis).
4) Families whose last name begins with A-N, please bring the following:
* 1 box of facial tissue
* 1 Bottle of Lysol (disinfecting spray) or 1 container of disinfecting wipes
* 2 roll of paper towels (Select-A-Size is preferred)
* 1 box gallon-sized zip-lock bags, 1 box quart-sized zip-lock bags
* 1 ream of computer paper
* Hand wipes (Wet ones, baby wipes)
* 1 bottles of hand soap
* 1 package of dry erase markers
* 1 package of glue sticks and 1 bottle of liquid glue
Ms. Weinberg and Ms. D
The First Day of School
The first day of school can be a wonderful or terrifying event for both parents and children. We can do things to help us through this process.
Do not hang around at the door or peering through windows after you have said goodbye. Once your child sees that you are reluctant to leave, it is harder for them to feel safe and it is more difficult for the teachers to engage the child in classroom activities. BRING TISSUES! This may be harder for you than your child.