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!

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WOW!  It's incredible how fast time is going by.  We are now at the last month of the school year and I would like extended my sincerest thanks to the PreK families for your support throughout the school year.  The children have come so far and always amaze Mrs. Rohan and myself in their social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive growth.  These learning opportunities are possible with your support and dedication to your child's education.   
    
Our last few themes are a few of my favorite ones so here is a brief look at the exciting themes we will focus on till the end of the school year!

Also please refer to the weekly newsletters and the class webpage calendar for important events and details.



May 28-June 1 "Summer/Summer Safety":  We discussed the importance of putting on sunscreen, making sure a parent or lifeguard is nearby before going into the water at a pool or beach, wearing a helmet when riding our bikes, and wearing a hat to help protect our head from the sun. We completed our last crafts of prekindergarten! We made beach people dressed in bathing suits then used our white crayon to cover the beach person in “sunscreen”.


June 4-8 "Community Helpers":  The children will brainstorm important jobs in our community and we will record them on our word web.  Our discussions will include why each job is so important and how they help our community!  We will then share with each other the job that we would like to be when we grow up! 


June 11-15 "Step-Up Ceremony":  "So long PreK, it's been fun!  Kindergarten here we come!"  We will talk about the many exciting learning adventures to look forward to in Kindergarten and share our favorite memories of being at Notre Dame's PreK!




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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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