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Preschool News

 Welcome to the Barnstable Inclusive Preschool
at Centerville Elementary School
Barnstable Public Schools offers an Integrated Preschool Program designated to meet the needs of children ages 3 - 4 that have been identified in need of specifically designed instruction due to a disability.  The Preschool Program includes other preschool children from the community to serve as typically developing peers.  Peers being considered for admission will be screened to achieve the best possible match with the special needs children.  The purpose of the screening is to review a child's development and to assist in identification of those children who should be referred for an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.  Tuition is charged for peer children and is based on a sliding scale fee. 

If you believe your child may need services or you would like your child screened for a peer slot, please contact the Early Learning Program, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM  - 3:00 PM at
508-790-9890, Ext. 148.

Peers for the 2014-15 academic school year need to be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2014.
Please contact us for more information about our half day programs and services for young children.
 **Please Note: All Programs are Peanut Safe and Latex Free.

Director's Corner

Mrs. Sliwa.  
Dear Parents,
I look forward to seeing you at our Pre-school  family orientation on Tuesday September 2, 2014 and Wednesday September 3, 2014 for the upcoming  2014/2015 school year. During the open house we will be providing you with information on what to expect for the new year and to visit with our staff  in your child's classroom. Our classroom teachers will provide you with schedules and information regarding snacks, extra clothing and home to school communication. We highly encourage you ask any questions you may have about our program and especially  all about our new Barnstable Integrated Pre-School that will be constructed in the fall of 2014. 
Please mark your calendars for a great day to meet and greet new and old friends and to hear about all of the exciting experiences your child will
be participating in. 
September 2, 2014
Barnstable High School
9:00 AM   Session
11:00 PM  Session
1:00 PM Session
 September 3
9:30 AM Session 

Preschool Letter

August 25, 2014
Dear Preschool Parent/ Guardian,
Welcome to the opening of a new school year! Our staff is looking forward to working with you all to make this a fantastic preschool experience for your child.
Important Information to Know:
Preschool Orientation for parents and preschool students will be held in the Barnstable High School Classrooms on Tuesday, September 2, 9:00 AM Session and 11:00 for the PM Session. Centerville Orientation will take place in the BISTRO at 1:00 for all  PM Preschool Students (including Partnership Classroom). On Wednesday, September 3, 9:30 AM - ALL AM Preschool Students will meet in the Bistro at Centerville for the Morning session Orientation.
Orientation is an important time for you and your preschool student to visit their classroom and meet his/her teachers and classmates as transitions can sometimes be difficult for many children and their parents. The orientation visit may reduce the separation worries for both parent and child and help everyone build excitement about the new school year! **Please bring a change of clothing to leave with your child's teacher and make sure their clothing is labeled with their first name and last initial.
Emergency cards are filled out at orientation as all students MUST have a completed card to attend school. PLEASE BRING: the names and phone numbers of 2-3 emergency contacts for your child's emergency card, AND a complete set of clothing (including socks and underwear) to leave at school for your child. **Cards are now part of X2
First day of Preschool - PM Session - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (including Partnership Class)
First day of Preschool - AM Session -Thursday, September 4, 2014
Start/end times for the school year: AM Sessions: 9-11:30      PM Sessions: 1-3:30
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures: Due to the amount of Elementary School students that travel to and from the school, we need to have a specific drop off and pick up time for the start and end of the day.
Arrival at Preschool is at 8:55 AM. Afternoon pick up begins at 3:30 PM. Please do NOT arrive early!
Please use the Preschool Entrance at the far right between the school and the portable for arrival and dismissal. Our busses are dropping off students in the morning and have usually completed their drop off by 8:50 AM. Please follow the directions of the staff and do not pull into the loop until directed to do so. We understand that many parents need to get to or from other schools and /or work and we will work to make the process as smooth and timely as possible. Last year we had most families on their way by 3:35 PM.
We look forward to a fun filled school year. See you at orientation!
Mrs. Sliwa and Pre-School Staff