PK-2/Ms. Michele McLarney

Welcome to the PF2 class webpage!  My name is Ms. McLarney and this is my fifth year as a prekindergarten teacher here at Notre Dame School!  I received a Bachelor's degree in Child study from St. Joseph's College and a Master's Degree in Literacy Education from Hunter College.  I currently have teaching certifications in general education, special education, and literacy education for Birth-Grade 6.  With the help of Mrs. Iwanciw, parents and our little ones we will have a fin-tastic year in PreK!  PF2 will be known as "The Fish" and we will just keep swimming for a fun, adventurous and exciting school year!

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The end of the school year is near and I am so proud of the children's hard work thus far.  I can’t thank parents enough for their support in choosing catholic education for your child’s early school experience.  We have grown so much cognitively, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically and it really shows in the children’s positive learning attitudes.       

Here is a brief look at this month's exciting themes!

Image result for planting clipartMay 1-5 "Planting"  We learned all about the parts of a flower, and the steps to take to plant a flower or a seed with tender love and care.

Image result for mothers day clipartMay 8-12 "Mother's Day"  We are going to show our moms that we love them in the best way we know making Mather's Day crafts!  Not only will we be exploring our creative talents, but also our musical talents at the Muffin's with Mom event in our classroom on Thursday, May 11th @ 9am.

Image result for community helpers clipartMay 15-19 "Community Helpers" We will identify the different jobs and responsibilities people have in our community and the tools they use to do their jobs, just as we have responsibilities and jobs to do in the classroom.  It is important for everyone to do their part!  

Image result for dinosaurs clipartMay 22-26 "Dinosaurs"  We are very excited to learn all about dinosaurs!  We will learn about plant eating dinosaurs, meat eating dinosaurs and how to decide the food a dinosaur ate just by observing their teeth. 

Image result for god bless america clipartMay 39-June 2 "God Bless America"  Each day we salute our flag to show how much we love and respect our country.  This week we will focus on why we love our country and create beautiful crafts that will be used to decorate the Step-Up Ceremony.

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 12.  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 give me 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, they will not be dismissed.  Please be sure to provide the copy/permission in advance in order to make dismissal run smoothly.

**It is important to start and end the day on time. Pre-Kindergarten starts at 8:35am, 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 February Assessments, but it is for their safety to know their address and telephone number if they are ever asked. 


Remind! is an easy way for me to send important messages and reminders straight to your phone or email.  Follows these instructions to sign-up for message from Ms. McLarney's class.