Winter Recess & Arrival Times

Winter Recess & Arrival Times
Posted on 12/08/2017

December 8, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is unbelievable to think that we are almost halfway through December!! Our school year is in full swing.  Teachers have been working diligently with your children and we are already into our second marking period. As such, I have some reminders that I would like to share with you with reference to recess time and students’ arrival times.

Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat or warm jacket.  Students go outside for recess every day as long as it is not raining/snowing and the temperature is above 32 degrees.  Students that are not wearing a coat/jacket will not be permitted to go outside for recess unless they have a note from a parent stating they do not need to wear their coat.  Just an FYI…..if your child is missing a coat or sweater, we have many items in our “lost and found”. 

We also need your help eliminating the tardiness of some of our children.

The preschool school day begins promptly at 8:00 AM.  The students are involved in center activities during the first part of the morning and snack time.  Please plan to arrive before 8:00am so your child can enter the classroom with his/her peers and begin the daily routine.  When students are late they miss interacting with their peers and snack time.  During both of these periods of time the children are learning from one another, having conversations, building friendships, and developing self help skills. They also have daily jobs during that time period which aides them in learning 1-1 correspondence and having a responsibility to the class. These are vital parts of preschool learning and we want your children to be a part of it all. 

We also have several students in grades kindergarten through grade 6 that arrive late every day.  Classes begin promptly at 8:50 AM.  Children that consistently arrive late are missing the most important part of their lesson – the introduction, which explains the objective and purpose of the lesson.  We all know traffic in Fort Lee is very challenging, but it is imperative to have your child arrive to school on time.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. I look forward to continuing our collaboration to assure your child achieves success. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Marianela Martin