We had another great week of school. We learned how to make a "C-C-C". Ask your child to sing the song. We learned about our 5 senses and made Mr. and Mrs. Potato Heads to review the senses and put them in the correct place on the body. We used our Promethean Board and "magic pen" for the first time. We practiced making lines, As, Cs and played 2 games--letter matching and counting. The kids are pros already. We introduced characters by reading Elephant and Piggy stories. We practiced retelling a story by acting out Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. I sent home information about our day and what students will be learning this year to those unable to attend Open House. If you did not receive this information, please let me know. Susie Iovanne
Dear parents: I hope you are enjoying this beautiful afternoon. We are excited to see you during our Open House this coming Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00. We will meet in the auditorium for a brief introduction and then you will get a chance to meet teachers in the classrooms. Representatives from Yale will also be at hand to disseminate information about their program, PALS, for grades 2 – 5, which offers free tutoring in reading, writing, and math skills on Saturdays.
We have had some questions about the school schedule and our lunch program. School begins at 8:35 am and our doors officially open at 8:20 am, when teachers start the day and are at hand to supervise students. If you need before-school care, please contact Ms. Myrna Rosa. School officially ends at 2:50 pm and if you need after-school care (which runs to 5:00 pm), please contact Ms. Mona. Of course, students in preschool have an extended program from 7:30 - 5:30 pm. We appreciate that preschool parents pick up no later than 5:30 pm.
About the lunch program - if you are a new family to our school, please complete the lunch forms that were sent home to ensure continued funding from the state. Please note that mandates from Food Services discourage food to be brought from home or warmed at school. Previously we have not enforced this to accomodate for students' preferences. However, the number of home lunches have escalated and it is no longer feasible for us to warm student lunches; please do send your warm lunches in a thermos. Of course, let us know of any allergies or dietary needs that your student may have and we will make every effort to accomodate. Finally, if you send snacks, please choose nutritious snacks as often as possible.
Several of our middle-schoolers participate in the New Haven Public Schools Middle Schools football league. The students practice everyday, Monday through Saturday, from 3:30 to 6:00. Students walk from John C. Daniels to Truman School to practice. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child has transportation home and is picked up promptly at 6:00. Games begin this coming weekend. Check out the game schedule; the players would love our support as they take the field.