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To All Day Kindergarten Parents

August 3, 2017

Dear All Day Kindergarten Families,

            Welcome to our exciting All Day Kindergarten at Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School!  For those of you who have a child entering the school system, specifically kindergarten for the first time, get ready!  You will be amazed at the amount of learning that takes place.

            I am very excited about our school’s strong kindergarten team.  The school has a great combination of talented teachers with qualities that complement and bring out the best in each other.  All the teachers on our faculty enjoy working together, sharing ideas, and helping students become readers, mathematicians, cooperative thinkers and learners for life!

            This letter serves as your invitation to our Kindergarten Open House/Orientation that will be held on the following date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:00 am at Sarah Dyer Barnes. 

            Below is a schedule for that morning; please arrive on time so that you and your child are able to experience each mini- informational session that is scheduled for that day. **Please remember this informational session is not a time for a parent conference with the teachers; there will be plenty of time to meet, discuss and review your child’s academic and social profile once the year begins. Thank you.

. Schedule of Kindergarten Orientation/Open House


9:30 – 9:45                             Front foyer - Check-in with your kindergartener at the Welcome Table -                                                            PTO representatives will be available, as well as,                                                                                                representatives from the Bus Company


9:45 – 10:10                           Cafeteria - Welcome/Greetings – Ms. Jill Souza, Principal and other                                                                members of the Kindergarten Team at Sarah Dyer Barnes.


10:10 – 11:00                         Tour of the school grounds/ cafeteria/recess yard and

                                                Meet and Greet Kindergarten Teachers (Kindergarten classrooms)

                                                Check-in with the PTO table for registration for PTO membership

                                                Check-in with Cheryl (our school secretary regarding                                                                                        transportation, general school questions and BCIs)


11:00                                       Conclusion of Kindergarten Orientation/Open House


            I look forward to meeting all our Kindergarteners on August 24th; if your child and you are unable to make it, please contact the school and let us know so that we can place any informational materials aside for you.  The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The hours of the school day are 9:10 am – 3:25 pm.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Ms. Jill E. Souza



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