Welcome back to the 2018-19 school year!! We were so excited to see so many happy faces this week. We have been working very hard to get our building ready for the new school year. Please thank a member of the custodial staff for all of their hard work.
Your children were welcomed back with warm hugs and lots of love. Pre-K and Kindergarten students were smiling and excited to be in the” big school. ”All hands were on deck as we greeted all of our students and introduced them to their new classrooms, new rooms, new teachers and of course some new friends. Children were introduced, or reacquainted with school rules and expectations in all of their classes, but most importantly there was lots of laughing and smiling throughout the day. I think they felt safe and even happy to be back.... for at least the first week!
I hope you enjoyed time with your family and friends as much as I did this summer. As the school year begins I wanted to remind you to be patient for the first few days in regards to bus pick up and drop off times. The drivers are learning their routes and may show up a few minutes late to pick up and/or drop the students off. If you have concerns, please don't hesitate to call. Office of Pupil Transportation can be reached at (718)392-8855. Ms. Maura is on site, but remember that she is busy taking children off the buses in the morning and putting them on in the afternoons.
In your child’s backpacks are important papers including emergency contact cards, and information regarding attendance and permission slips for various things. PTA is hosting their annual New Family Picnic on September 15th. Please make every effort to support out PTA! They provide such wonderful experiences for our children!
I look forward to seeing you all as I walk around during arrival and I want to thank you all for embracing the new arrival procedures.
Looking forward to another really great year!