Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Hamburg Public School. We are very excited to have your Pre-Kindergartener in our classrooms. This year is going to be a unique adventure for us all, and open lines of communication are going to help us ensure that everything runs smoothly. The Pre-K years are an important time in a child’s life as students learn not only the foundational skills for academic success, but also build a love of learning and form friendships that often last a lifetime. This school year will be filled with wonderful experiences for all of our Pre-K friends.
For those of you with students who attended our Pre-K program last year, Class Tag will take the place of our Class Dojo. Class Tag will be the platform that we use most often to send you information about what is happening in our classrooms. Information about how to join our class in Class Tag was sent to you by Mrs. Triolo via email. If you need that information again, please email Mrs. T at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will assist you. There is a link to her website in the column to the left for your convenience.
Your child is going to need a few supplies on hand for school. The supply list can be found on our Hamburg School webpage. Please note that there are some wish list items for the classroom listed on the website. This is because students will have their own set of supplies, and will not be sharing items. Your child will need the following items for school:
- A backpack large enough to fit an 8.5” x 11” folder inside
- A complete set of clothing, including socks and spare sneakers (In a ziploc bag)
- A healthy snack and drink (reusable, leakproof water bottle)
- 3 face masks (wear one, pack 2 extras)
- Any personal hygiene items needed by your child
Please make sure that ALL items are labeled clearly with your child’s name. It is also important that your child is wearing socks and sneakers or other secure footwear each day for safety reasons. We are very active throughout our day, including outdoor play (weather permitting) and gym class. Please note that sport sandals and boots are not permitted for gym class—sneakers only! If your child does not have proper footwear, he or she will not be permitted to participate in gym class activities. In addition, please have your child wear shorts underneath any dresses or skirts that are worn.
In accordance with our district’s school re-opening plan, all students must wear face masks while at school. Please send your child(ren) to school wearing a mask, along with at least 2 spare masks in their backpack in case they need to change to a new mask for any reason. In addition, please practice having your child wear a mask at home so that this will not be a new experience for them. We suggest having a baggie in your child’s backpack for clean masks, and one labeled for soiled masks that will come home for you to clean.
Drop off and pick up for your Pre-K student will take place at the doors in our Pre-K hallway, just before the main entrance of the school building. Following the protocols for re-opening schools, every person entering will have their temperature taken on the way in. Class times for Pre-Kindergarten are 8 am to 12:15 pm. It is important for you to be on time for both drop off and pick up times. We appreciate your attention to this detail.
Your Pre-K child(ren) will participate in PE (gym class), as well as Music class and World Language. Scholastic Book Club forms will come home allowing you to purchase age-appropriate books that can be read together at home. An option to purchase the school lunch is available for all students. Please note that purchased school lunches will be provided to your child to bring home to eat. The same applies to students who receive a free or reduced lunch. Students will not be eating lunch at school.
More information about these items as well as general school events and other information can be found on our school websites. A monthly newsletter will be available to you that outlines our general themes for the month. Should you need to contact us for any reason, there are many ways to reach us. We can communication through Class Tag, e-mail, by phone, or we can schedule meetings as needed. Open lines of communication are the key to student success. Also, don’t forget to check the school website regularly for schoolwide information.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year. See you soon!
Mrs. Amy Breitenbach (Miss Amy) Mrs. Sharon Triolo (Mrs. T.)
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