August 19, 2013
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 Centerville Elementary Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 3, 1:00PM - All PM Preschool Students (including Ms. Shillinglaw's class) Wednesday, September 4, 9:30 AM - ALL AM Preschool Students
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.
NOT NEEDED...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 4, 2013 (including Ms. Shillinglaw's Class)
First day of Preschool - AM Session -Thursday, September 5, 2013
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 8:55AM. Afternoon pick up begins at 3:30PM. 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 8:50AM. 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 learning-filled school year. See you at orientation!
Mrs. Sliwa and staff