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Welcome to Mrs. Bonito's Preschool Class online!
Green Acres Elementary School

North Haven, CT

I feel preschool is one of the most exciting experiences in a child's life. It is my belief that parents are and should be an important component of a classroom's success. Parents are always welcome to observe, visit, and/or participate in classroom activities (I only ask that you call ahead of time to make sure the time is convenient). It is my policy to make periodic phone calls to update you on your child's progress and/or classroom 'happenings'. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child and his/her program, please feel free to contact me at school (after 3:15 p.m.) at 239-5387 ex. 243. I can also be reached at my Email

Some Important Things to Know and Note:

ARRIVAL and DISMISSAL: Your child will be escorted both on and off the bus/van each day. If someone is picking your child up from school (so he/she won't be riding the bus/van home) on any particular day, a signed note MUST be sent into school informing both me and the office of that change.

SICK DAYS: Please call the school if and when your child is out. If an absence is anticipated (doctor's appointment, vacation, etc.), please send in a note and I will forward the information along to the office.

Green Acres Elementary School 239-5387

** If your child has any sensitivities/allergies or any other noteworthy conditions, PLEASE be sure to inform both me and the school nurse. Also, if your child is placed on any medication, let us know.**

BACKPACKS: Children will need a backpack daily for papers, lunch, sharing, etc. It should be large enough to easily accommodate all these items (children are not allowed to carry anything in their hands upon the bus). Be sure to check for notes or papers upon arrival home each day.

**Please be sure to label EVERYTHING with your child's name-all outer clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes, supplies, boots, mittens, hats... EVERYTHING!!! Items can be easily confused, if not properly marked.

NOTES/MONEY: When notes or money are sent into school, be sure to enclose them in an envelope labeled with your child's name, room number, and my name; with money, indicate what the amount is and what it's for.

OUTDOOR RECESS: The children will be going out for recess every day unless it is raining or extremely cold. Please keep this in mind when helping your child select clothing for the day. Also, we are fortunate to have a variety of playground equipment, including several pieces for climbing. Please keep this in mind when selecting shoes.

GYM DAYS: You will receive a schedule showing which specials your child attends each day. Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately and that he/she is wearing sneakers on the two days that our class has gym.

COMMUNICATION NOTEBOOK: To help with language development I would like to implement a communication notebook system. A small spiral notebook will be needed (kept in your child's backpack) to jot down any 'noteworthy' information between school and home. I also ask parents to write "Weekend News" for Monday mornings-its serves as a springboard for conversations with your child about 'weekend happenings'.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your concern and support throughout the coming year.

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