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 A Special Note From Mrs. Sydorko


Dear Kindergarten Families,


Welcome to Bear Tavern! My name is Mrs. Sydorko, and I am THRILLED to be your child's Kindergarten teacher. I am so looking forward to getting to know your children and helping them blossom and grow! This year, our classroom will be a collaborative classroom. This means we will have two teachers working as partners to team teach during our Literacy, Writing, and Math blocks! Mrs. Stingel will be our collaborative teacher! Below you will find the Parent Welcome Letter from the Kindergarten Team. It includes important information to help you get situated for the start of the year. In addition, click the links below to access a personalized welcome letter from Mrs. Sydorko and Mrs. Stingel.


Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, concerns, or to just introduce yourself! I look forward to meeting you all at Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, August 28th at 9AM or our first day of school, Thursday, September 5th.



Mrs. Dianne Sydorko


 Sydorko Welcome Letter 1920.pdf 

 Stingel Welcome Letter 1920.pdf 



 Parent Welcome Letter

August 2019

Dear Kindergarteners,


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


There are many surprises in store for you this year in Kindergarten. We will have fun making 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.


  Mystery Bag Project

 We have a special project we would like you to complete for the first day of school. It is called "Mystery Person." Find three small objects/toys that tell something about you. Put them in a brown paper lunch bag. Do not write your name on the outside of the bag. Bring your bag on the first day of school. Each day, we will choose a "Mystery Bag" to share. As a class, we will try to guess who the "Mystery Bag" belongs to. It will take us over a month to complete our "Mystery Bags," so please don't put in an object you may need right away. We can't wait to see what you bring. Have fun!



On the first day, this is what you will need:

  • a backpack (without wheels)
  • 1 healthy snack, a reusable water bottle, and a lunch
  • your school supplies (see school supply tab on the left hand side menu)
  • wear your blue bear name tag that you will receive at Orientation


We are looking forward to seeing you at Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, August 28th at 9AM and/or the first day of school, which is Thursday, September 5th. Bring your smile! See you soon!



The Kindergarten Team


**Don't forget to click the supply list on the left hand side menu**