« Backpacks: Backpacks are very helpful because your child will have to carry papers, projects, and school notices.
« Sneakers: Please have your child wear sneakers on gym days ( a note will be sent home once school starts with the schedule of our specials).
« Snacks: Please send in a healthy snack that your child enjoys and can open independently. Please print your child’s name on the snack bag and draw a star on the bag. This way, your child will be able to tell the difference between their lunch and snack. Your child's snack bag will be placed in a different area of the room than his or her lunch. Please do not pack them in the same bag.
« Absences: If your child is absent from school, please make a “Call For Safety” by calling (973) 535-8000x7104. Also, add the absence in Genesis Portal.
« Smocks: Please send in a vinyl long sleeved smock or an old, large T-shirt for your child to use as a smock. Remember to print your child’s name on it and practice putting it on and taking it off independently. If your child is not yet able to button and unbutton shirts, please do not send in a smock with buttons.
« Name: Please label all of your child’s clothing and possessions with his or her first and last name.
« Birthdays: You may send in party invitations only if you are inviting the whole class. If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday in school, we encourage non-edible treats (stickers, pencils, ect.). You may also donate a book to the classroom library or send in a special book to be read aloud that day.
Thank you for your cooperation, which is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have. I am so excited about meeting you and your child at the meet and greet as well as on the first day of school!