Welcome to Pre-K3 at OLPH!smiley

 I really hope your child is excited about beginning the school year...all of the anxieties about the “newness” will soon disappear and we will all be having such a great time as we start learning our routines and making friends to enjoy throughout the year.

What to Bring to School:
Your child will need to bring a bag or backpack to school every day to carry home papers/projects from school. Please check the contents of this backpack daily! Each child should have a folder to keep any papers that we may have completed in school, as well as any important notes that come from the office or me. This folder needs to be sent back to school every day. Miss. Donna will be checking the folders everyday in the morning for any important information that you need us to see. It is also very important that you label all of the supplies you bring in, especially the extra clothes. It helps us stay organized in the classroom and also allows us to get you the clothes back at the end of the year.  So again, please write your child’s name (first and last) on shoes, jackets, backpacks, etc. as they do go missing occasionally.

Snack Time
We will be having a set time in the morning for snack. Please make sure that your child has something that they like to eat and drink for that time. Again making sure it is clearly labeled!

Helping Your Child Feel Independent
Coming to Pre-K is an important milestone in your child’s life. We will encounter many new experiences. If you bring your child to school or if you pick up at the end of the day, I am asking that you say your good-byes outside of the classroom door. One of our goals is to help your child become a responsible and independent learner.  PLEASE do not worry if your child needs help…Miss. Donna and I will be there! I am sure you will agree that hearing your child say, “I can do it all by myself!” is a good feeling! Thank you very much for helping your child grow in this matter. Although it may be an emotional time for some of you, to make the transition more smoothly for your child, it is important that you say good-bye in a timely manor.  I’m also asking that when you come to pick your child up, that you form a line outside of the classroom not blocking the door. This will make dismissal much easier, faster, and more importantly, safer!

Safety
For your child’s safety and well being, please let the me or the school know of any change in his/her schedule to go home. If your child goes to a babysitter, please let me know what days this occurs. I also need to know this to eliminate any confusion and to keep every child safe. I ask that if there is a change in pick up to please write a note the morning of letting me know who will be taking your child home that day.

We are looking forward to having a great year with your children!

Sincerely,

Miss. Donaldson and Miss. Donna