PK-2/Ms. Michele McLarney

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come to the PF2 class webpage!  My name is Ms. McLarney and this is my sixth year as a prekindergarten teacher here at Notre Dame School!  I received a Master's Degree in Literacy Education from Hunter College and a Bachelor's Degree in Child study from St. Joseph's College.  I currently have teaching certifications in general education, special education, and literacy education for Birth-Grade 6.  With the help of Mrs. Rohan our classroom assistant, parents, our little ones and the Notre Dame community we will have a colorful year in PreK!  PF2 will be known as "The Colorful Crayons" because we are the brightest in the pack!

Let's take a look at the weekly themes for this month...

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September 11-15 "All About Me" We will begin our first week of school getting to know ourselves and our new friends in PreK.  We will identify our characteristics, and whether alike or different we will recognize that we are all God's precious gifts. 

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September 18-22 “All About School” This week will be dedicated to learning our school rules to assure a safe and secure learning environment for all children.  We will also learn how to use and take good care of our school supplies such as scissors, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks.  The children will be introduced to all of the exciting things they will be learning about in school such as shapes, colors, numbers, letters and how to be kind to each other.  We will use our supplies to create crafts that reinforce these learning concepts.    

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September 25-29 "Apples" This week’s theme is apples!  We will learn about the life cycle of an apple tree and identify the parts of an apple: seed, core, skin, flesh, stem and leaf.  We will use a variety of informative texts to learn about apples and will create appealing apple crafts to reinforce what we learn.  The children will be able to explore their taste buds at our Apple Taste Test at the end of the week.  Also, this week begins our letter and color of the week curriculum and will begin with letter Aa and the color red!  

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To make sure the children are prepared for a full day of school please have the following items packed in your child’s backpack: folder, lunch, snack, rest time towel or a crib sheet.  (Students who attend the Half-day program need to have ONLY their folder packed in their backpack).

Drop-off Procedures:

Student arrival is between 8:35-8:45.  Valet Services will begin on September 18.  If you choose to utilize valet services, please follow valet safety rules and guidelines found in the paper packet distributed at orientation.  If you would like to escort your child to the gate please find a safe parking spot that is not cutting in front of the valet line, blocking a drive way, or blocking cars from passing by.  Please drive with caution and allow extra time in the morning to assure a safe, non-rushed drop-off. 

Dismissal Procedures:

The location for dismissal is the same as drop-off (the South Gate near playgrounds).

The Half-day children will be dismissed at 11:15am. 
The Full-day children will be dismissed at 3:00pm. 

If someone that is not a usual pick up, they will need to show identification. You must provide a copy of their license before they pick up your child. If there is no ID on file or if I am not aware of this change your child will not be dismissed.  Please be sure to provide the copy/permission in advance in order for dismissal run smoothly.

**It is important to start and end the day on time. Pre-Kindergarten starts at 8:45am, and ends at 11:15am for Half-day and 3:00pm for Full-day, so please do your best to be prompt for drop-off as well as pick-up. If you are interested in Morning Care Services or After Care Services, you may contact the office and fill-out the necessary paperwork.


Please find the time to go over your home address and phone number with your child.  Not only will we be asking students this information for the Assessments, but it is for their safety to know their address and telephone number if they are ever asked. 

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