Welcome Letter



Dear Kindergartner,

My name is Mrs. Signore and I will be your kindergarten teacher at Maurice Hawk School! I hope you had a wonderful summer! What did you do? Did you visit a new place? Meet any new friends? My summer was busy getting to our classroom ready for the first day of school. Being in kindergarten is the best! There are many new things to play with, interesting things to learn and new friends to meet!

On our first day of school, September 6, I will meet you in our classroom (Mod 2). Please ask your mom or dad to make a nametag for you to wear as a necklace for the first two weeks of school. It can be an index card attached to a ribbon or piece of yarn. On your nametag, please write your first name, last name, my name and the bus number you’ll be riding home.  If you are being picked up from school, please follow this protocol:

You should meet your child either on the blacktop area (at the far right side of our school) OR in the small gym area (in the building). Blacktop walkers are students who will be picked up by a parent or designate EVERYDAY. Small gym walkers are those students who will be picked up by a parent or designate OCCASIONALLY.  Please indicate your choice on your child’s name tag by writing either “Blacktop Walker” or “Small Gym Walker.”  Dismissal on the first day of school is at 3:15PM for the afternoon kindergartners.

Please bring the following with you on the first day of school (Wednesday, September 6th):

  • A smile :)
  • A family photo, labeled with your name on the back. We will hang these in  a special place so you know your family is close by.
  • A snack and drink to school everyday. We will have snack time in the mornings. Please refrain from sending any snacks with peanuts.
  • A lunch and drink! We will have lunch each day in the cafeteria. If you want to purchase lunch, please let me know. There is a menu available on the district website under “Parents/ Students” and click on “Food Services”.
  • A blanket, sheet, or towel labeled with your name. We will have rest time every day.
  • A change of clothes in a bag labeled with your name.


By the beginning of next week, please bring in the following:

  • 1 box of twistable crayons
  • 1 container of cleaning wipes
  • 1 pack of flushable bathroom wipes
  • 1 box of tissues


Once the school year starts, I will send home lots of information about our schedule including which days we have gym, music, art and library! There are so many fun things we get to do each day in kindergarten, and I cannot wait to share them with you!

I am so excited for a wonderful year! We’re going to have a special and fun school year. I’ll see you soon :)


Mrs. Signore

**If you are assigned to a bus but mom or dad decides to pick you up, I must have a note from home. Otherwise, I have to send you home on the bus. This is effective from the first day of school until the last. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email: Nicole.Signore@ww-p.org