Welcome to Junior Kindergarten!

Parent/Teacher Communication

A positive parent/teacher relationship is key to a successful school year.
 Our classroom news will be updated monthly. Please do not hesitate to phone, e-mail, or send a note regarding any questions or concerns.

voicemail: 201-961-6300 x2098

e-mail: tbarone@usrschoolsk8.com (include your child's name in the subject)

Please empty your child's folder every day. Notes, and notices will all be sent home in this folder. Any notes for me should be sent to school in the folder as well (remind your child to put notes for the teacher in my basket). This routine helps to build a strong home/school connection.


On the occasions when it will be necessary for your child to bring money to school, please send it in a labeled envelope.  Be sure to include your child's name and the purpose for the money. 

Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader is an opportunity for you to make a SURPRISE visit to your child's class and read a story. The reader must choose and bring the book(s)-no snacks or prizes please!.
This is a great way for parents to share a love of reading!  I will contact you at the beginning of the month(s) you signed up for to set a specific date and time.


Please call the attendance office if your child will be absent. If your child will be absent due to a family vacation, please send a note. Your child's work will be set aside to be completed upon his/her return to school.

Children will be marked tardy if they arrive after 8:05 am. If your child arrives after 8:15 am, please have him/her stop at the greeter's desk for a late pass.


Please send a healthy lunch and snack every day. Easy to open packages, wet ones, and napkins are recommended.

Weather permitting, the children will go outside for recess everyday. Please keep this in mind when dressing your child for school. I recommend dressing your child in layers.


**If there will be a change in your child's normal transportation, please send a note! Dismissal changes should not be made via e-mail or voicemail on the same day of the change- please call the main office and leave a message.

If your child will be picked up, please encourage him/her to wait for me to acknowledge who he/she is leaving with. To ensure each child's safety, children will not be allowed to run to parents, or caregivers, at dismissal.

If you need to ask me a question, or discuss something with me, please wait until all children have been dismissed.


Birthday treats (and napkins) may be sent to school before 9:45 am on your child's birthday, or the agreed upon date. Healthy treats are encouraged. NO cakes, candles, or goody bags, please! Summer birthdays will be celebrated in June.