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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We learn so much everyday and I'm excited to continue watching our PreK students grow physically, academically, socially and spiritually.  Let's take a look at what we can look forward to learning this month...
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February 5-9 "Healthy Hearts" We will use this week to learn about different ways to keep our hearts healthy!  Through class discussions and sorting the food in the kitchen play area the students will learn to identify foods as healthy and unhealthy.  The PreK children will learn about the main food groups to assure we are making healthy food choices because it is okay to eat sweets once in a while mixed with healthy food choices!  We will use our art tools to create crafts that reinforce what we learn.  There is a video conference scheduled for 10:00am on Tuesday, February 6 for a more interactive learning experience on healthy food choices.
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February 12-16 "Valentine's Day" Valentine’s Day is coming up and we will use this week to continue identifying healthy foods and unhealthy foods, but we will also learn appropriate and different ways we can say “I love you” to a special friend.
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February 19-23 Winter Break- No School
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February 26- Mar.2- "Dental Health" When we get back from break we will focus on keeping our teeth clean and will learn the proper way to clean all of our teeth.  We will read informative texts to learn about the importance of visiting the dentist and will learn about all of the different tools found in the dentist’s office.  The children will go on a virtual field trip to learn more about the ways to keep our teeth clean on Friday, March 2nd. 

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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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