Classroom Information

 Welcome To Preschool!

Hello!  I’m sure you have many questions about the school year and hopefully this letter will answer many of them.

School Times

Regular School Day: 8:40-2:10

Early Dismissal: 8:40-1:00

Delayed Opening: 10:10-2:10


Parent Drop off and Pick Up

Every student is assigned a bus.  Please check your child's Genesis page for bus information.  If no information is listed please contact transportation for bus information.  They must take the bus home unless we hear from you.  Please write a note in the communication notebook if you plan on not having your child take the bus home.  If you are picking your child up before dismissal time of 2:10 you must sign your child out in the main office.  Please wait at the front office and we will bring your child down to you. Please do not come down to the classroom.  This can be very disruptive to the class.

If you are dropping your child off in the morning you must drop them off by 8:40.  Please wait outside the school.  This is school policy.  If you drop your child off after 9:00 you must sign them in at the nurse's office. The office will page down to the classroom and an IA will come down to the office to bring your child to the classroom.  Please do not walk them down to the classroom.

 

Class List

Many parents have requested contact information about other students in the class for birthday parties, play dates, etc. Please fill out the class list form to indicate if you would like to be included on the class list and send it back to school. The class list will be distributed to parents in my class only.


Home/School Communication

I will be using an app called Seesaw to post pictures/videos of your child for you to see, and to post notes to you about what your child is doing in school. I will be giving out the information for how to register for a Seesaw account at the open house.
I will also use email to communicate with you.  If you want to ask a question or let me know something, please feel free to email anytime, or write a note and put it your child's folder.  

 

Closings and Delays

Information about closing and delays will be posted on the district website (www.ww-p.org), the township cable stations, and the district main telephone number: 609-716-5000.

 

Labeling Items

Please make sure you label your child’s belongings such as their book bag, lunch box, hats, gloves, jackets, etc.  Labeling your child’s belongings will make them easier to locate if items get misplaced.

 

Money

If you are sending money to school for lunch, book orders, PTA, etc. please put the money either in an envelope or sealed zip lock bag.  Do not send money or checks loose in a folder or book bag.  Also please label what the money is for and include your child's name.


Early Dismissal Days

There are some early dismissal days scheduled throughout the school year.  During an early dismissal day students are dismissed from school at 1:00.  No lunch will be served.  The students will be having snack only.


Parent Teacher Conferences

 Please refer to the school calendar for conference dates.  Students will have an early dismissal at 1:00 during conference days.  Please remember that conferences are adult only times.  Please make arrangements for students and siblings.  More information about conferences will follow.  

 

Home Visits

You can receive up to 6 hours for the school year.  Home visits will be after school.  Home visits last between  1-2 hours depending on the need of the visit.  Past home visit topics that were helped with were self-care skills, setting up an independent play schedule or daily routine schedule, helping to improve behavior at home, etc.  Please contact me if you would like a home visit.  


IEP Progress Reports/Report Cards

IEP progress reports and report cards are done 3 times a year.  Report cards can be found on your child's genesis page. 

 

Snack and Lunch

We will be having snack in the classroom everyday.  Please pack a healthy nut-free snack and drink for your child daily.  If your child’s snack needs utensils please remember pack them. 

We will be having lunch in the cafeteria. If you are packing your child's lunch they must have all lunch items (food and drink) in a lunch bag/box.

We cannot heat foods at school or keep them cold.  Also please remember to pack utensils/napkins for your child.  We do not supply them.

You can also have your child buy lunch or milk. Please let me know if you would like your child to purchase lunch or milk.  If you would like to place money into your account to allow your child to use the cash-free system, there are two ways to deposit funds.

The first method is to send in a check (made out to "Town Center Cafeteria"), or cash (in an envelope marked "Lunch account money" along with your child's name) to school.  The money will be deposited into your child’s account.

The second method is to deposit money into your child's account by going to the website, www.myschoolbucks.com and following the directions.

Lunch menus are available online on the district website. (we follow the grades 1-3 lunch menu) 


Outside Play

During the school year we try to play outside everyday, weather permitting.  Please make sure you dress your child in the appropriate footwear for outside play.  Sneakers and socks are best. 

 

Gym Class

The students will be having gym class each week.  Your child must wear sneakers on these days.


Library

Each week the students will be able to borrow a book from the school library.  Students are allowed to borrow one book for the week. The book must be returned before or on their library day in order to be able to pick out a new book.  Most students pick out a book that has a fun or favorite character on the cover.  They might not be able to read the book or be able to listen to the whole book at once. I do encourage reading the book to your child if they are willing.  Even one page a night from the book is a great start in learning to attend during a read aloud.

 

Birthdays

The students love celebrating their birthdays in school. Parents are not allowed to send in food items.  This is a district wide policy. You may send in non-edible items such as pencils, stickers, small toys, etc. to share with the class.

 

WW-P Twitter System   

You can sign up for the WW-P Twitter System, which is used to deliver emergency messages.

If you would like to receive these messages or discontinue receiving them, please follow these directions:

WWP has two Twitter accounts:

Emergency Notifications and Transportation Notifications.

WWP Emergency Notifications

WWP will post emergency closing information on the district web site and on themain district telephone number (6097165000).

You also can receive emergency closing information via your cell phone from ourTwitter account. There are two ways to get this information:

1. If you do not have a Twitter account (or if you do not want an account), follow us onTwitter: From your cell phone, send this text "follow WWP_Notices" to 40404. Do notuse quotation marks and there is a space between 'follow' and 'WWP_Notices.'

2. If you have a Twitter account, follow WWP_Notices

To remove your phone from Twitter: Send the folowing text to 40404, which willdelete you from Twitter: OFF WWP_Notices

WWP Transportation Notifications

WWP will send Transportation notifications via your cell phone from a Twitteraccount. There are two ways to get this information:

1. If you do not have a Twitter account (or if you do not want an account), follow us onTwitter: From your cell phone, send this text "follow wwp_bus" to 40404. Do not usequotation marks and there is a space between 'follow' and ‘wwp_bus.'

2. If you have a Twitter account, follow wwp_bus

To remove your phone from Twitter: Send the following text to 40404, which willdelete you from Twitter: OFF wwp_bus 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year.  Please feel free to contact me anytime.  My email is holly.gill@ww-p.org.
--Holly Gill