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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Seven months down and three more to go!  WOW!  It's incredible how fast time is going by.  The children always amaze Mrs. Rohan and myself every day in their social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive growth.  We practice good morals everyday and the children are always eager to lend a helping hand.  
    
Here is a brief look at this month's exciting themes!


March 29-April 6:
 "Spring Break/Easter Recess" Enjoy the time off if you have, enjoy the "lamb day" spring weather (hopefully) and if you planned a trip please travel safely.  


April 9-13: "April Showers Bring May Flowers"  We will discuss how the spring weather brings alot of rainy days and rain helps flowers to grow. Not only does the rain help plants to grow, but God's gift of water helps people, animals and nature in many ways!  We will discuss the many uses for God's gift of water and practice ways to conserve water and avoid waste. 

April 16-26: "Circus"  
Ladies and gentlemen!  Boys and girls of all ages!  Welcome to PreK circus week!  That’s right, step right up to the most amazing show to see brave preschoolers complete a variety of circus acts!   Preparing for a circus takes a lot of practice, but we will have so much fun laughing and discovering new talents that we won’t want it to end!  We will using listening skills to follow step-by-step directions and create many fun and creative circus crafts.  Some of these crafts will be used to decorate our classroom for the show and some will be sent home.  The children are very proud to show off their work!  The children will practice their circus acts each day leading up to the show and we will read many informative books to learn about the different performers that are found in the circus.  The show will be on April 26th at 9am so please save the date and prepare to be amazed!  Doors open at 8:35am. 


The PreK circus show will be on Thursday, April 26th and will take place in the gym at 9:00am.
 




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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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