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    The ABCs of Kindergarten

    Attendance - Please notify the office if your child is going to be absent. 201.961.6376

    BirthdayYou are welcome to send in a HEALTHY snack on the day of your child’s birthday, to be shared during snack time. Please notify me at least 1 day in advance and let me know what will be provided. Treats may be left with the main office in the morning. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in June. Due to our Covid restrictions, we will not be celebrating birthdays in school with treats.

    Classroom – Mrs. Passanante’s classroom is Rm. 104

    Discipline - Positive reinforcement is emphasized in the classroom.


    Folders - Students will have a take-home folder that will go home each night and contain newsletters, notes, student work and notices. Please review nightly and send back to school with your child each day.

    GymStudents should wear sneakers on C and F days. Gym will be through zoom until further notice.

    Homework – Homework is given to reinforce concepts taught in class.

    Important – If your child is not going home their regular way, I must have a note from you. If your child’s dismissal changes during the day, please call and leave a message with the MAIN OFFICE, not on my voicemail.

    ***If your child is going to be dismissed through a different exit, without the supervision of an adult, you must send in a note with specific details.

    Just Right Books – Students will be assessed to determine their reading level and have opportunities to borrow classroom books at their independent reading level.

    Kindness - Students are expected to treat all members of the class with kindness and understanding.

    Lunch - We eat lunch from 11:35-12:15 each day. We will not be eating lunch at school until further notice.

    Medications - If medication is to be taken during school hours, it must be sent to the Health Office, along with the required form.

    Nutritious SnackPlease send in a nutritious snack and a drink each day. We have snack at 1:20 in the afternoon. We will not be eating snack at school until further notice.

    Our Special Schedule

    A day


    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    Performing Arts with Mrs. Jarvis

    B day

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    Spanish with Mrs. Cook

    C day

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    P.E. with Mr. Walis

    D day

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    Art with Mrs. Rockwell

    E day

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    Technology/ Media with Mrs. Cucci 

    F day

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    2:00-2:40 (am cohort)

    9:50-10:30 (pm cohort)

    P.E. with Mr. Walis

    Possessions- Should be marked with your child’s name.

    Questions or Concerns – Please feel free, at any time, to send a note with your child or call me at 201-961-6300 x 2104.

    Reading - Spend time reading with your child each night.

    Scholastic Book Club - Each month you will have the opportunity to purchase books through Scholastic. If you choose to order, please do not send cash. Order online using the code GZGRJ

    Tardiness – School begins at 7:50am. If your child is late, they must go to the Attendance Office to receive a late pass.

    Unique – Students will learn that they are special and unique. They will be given opportunities to share their culture and learn about other cultures within the class.

    Visitors – All visitors must report to the office and receive a visitor pass.

    We Are A Team - Please feel free to come and talk to me any time you have comments, concerns, or questions regarding your child.

    Xtra Special Attention - If there is something taking place in your child's life that is not in the ordinary routine, such as a death in the family, a pet running away, a parent has gone on a business trip, etc..., please let me know. I do not need to know specific details, but it is very helpful to know if a child needs a little extra attention and an understanding ear.

    YOU – You are the most important person in your child’s life!

    Zzzs - Be sure your child gets plenty of rest. Kindergarten can be very busy and quite tiring for your child!