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Lisa Miller

Bear Tavern Elementary School

609-737-4005 Ext. 5214 

Twitter:  @BTMillerK


September, 2020


Dear Kindergartners,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures. We have been spending time with family, vacationing, and planning for our year.  

By now, if you are in need, you should have picked up your chromebook on the days indicated by our Principal, Mr. Turnbull, to help with working from home.  (For now, please do not bring your chromebook to school.  It should be kept at home for remote learning.)

 Even though we will be experiencing a new way of learning together, there are many surprises in store for you in Kindergarten. We will have fun getting to know new friends along with learning letter sounds to help us read and write. We will be learning about our community, force and motion, numbers, and many other exciting topics.


We have a special project we would like you to complete for the first full week of school. It is called “Mystery Person”: 

Find three small objects/toys that tell something about you. Put them in a paper bag and give it to your teacher.  (Some ideas might be a crayon if you like to color, a paint brush if you enjoy art, a book if you like to read, etc.) 

You can write your name on the INSIDE of the bag.  Each day, we will choose a “Mystery Bag” or two to share. As a class, we will try to guess who the “Mystery Bag” belongs to.  It will take us some time to complete our bags, so don’t put in an object you may need right away. We can’t wait to see what you bring and begin to make connections with your classmates.  

*Please send in your bag by Monday or Tuesday September 14th or 15th.*


Your teachers will be busy putting together materials that will be yours for the year.  We will also provide a container to put personal items in, so we can continue to be healthy all year.  It will be helpful for you to bring in some break time activities that you enjoy--you can bring in items such as:  a book, legos, cards, coloring book, notebook to draw or write, etc.  You will keep them in your container and/or take home and switch out with new items of interest.


Begin to practice wearing your mask for school!  You will have to wear it during our time together, but we will make every effort to have a "Mask Break" outside if the weather cooperates.  


Each day, you will also need:

*Sunscreen--please apply before school, as we will spend

                  as much time as we can outdoors.  (We cannot apply in school.)

*A backpack (without wheels) 

*1 healthy snack and reusable water bottle each day  (Please put in a       

                  sealed container or bag and clearly mark it with your name.)

*Small pencil box (This can be found in the dollar store!  We will provide supplies.)

*A nametag:  An idea could be a simple index card on a string to wear around your neck--wear to school on the first few days. (Please include both your name and teacher’s name. This will help staff direct you to your homeroom each morning.)            


We are so excited to meet you and begin to create wonderful memories of your first year at Bear Tavern!                 



      Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Wilson


If for ANY reason you need to make a change in your child's dismissal, please email the office directly and indicate your child's name. 

Any communication needs to have your child's name (especially if a different last name is being used).



 When your child will be out sick, call the "Safeline".

The office and nurse need to know where your child is at all times. 


When sending in money with your child for any reason, PLEASE be sure it is in an envelope marked clearly with your child's name and reason marked on the envelope, even if it is lunch money.