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 have many relate-able themes this month that evolve around the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will discuss the history behind the holiday and all of the things that God has given us and share what we are thankful for.

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November 6-10 “Farmers/Fall Harvest”:  We will start the month off by discussing the different crops that are harvested this time of year, also called the Fall Harvest.  The children will read about the hard work it takes to grow and take care of the crops and the job of a farmer.  Then we will conclude the week by dressing up like farmers!   

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November 13-17 “Native Americans and Pilgrims”:  The following week we will learn about the Pilgrims and Native Americans.  We will read different books to find out what clothes they wore, where they lived, what jobs they had and who they were!  We will make connections from the Fall Harvest and Farmer week and identify the different crops that the Native Americans and Pilgrims harvest and how they helped eachother.

November 20-22 “Thanksgiving Traditions”: Now that we have learned about the history behind the holiday, we will compare and contrast how the first Thanksgiving meal is different from the Thanksgiving meals we eat today.  We will continue to read through the history behind the First Thanksgiving Day.  We will also share and discuss all that we have to be thankful for.  We will celebrate Thanksgiving by having a Thanksgiving Day parade around the school!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!




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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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