October 4, 2013
I hope this letter finds you well adjusted to the start of another exciting school year. As always, the beginning of a new school year is busy and sometimes hectic. This year has proved to be no different. A sincere “Thank You” is sent to each of you for working with us to make the opening of the 2013-2014 school year a success.
As we begin the month of October, I would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents and students that school officially begins at 8:08 a.m. I completely understand that mornings are sometimes hectic which makes it difficult to maintain a consistent daily routine. That being said, I encourage you to make your best attempt to have your children arrive to school by 8:08 a.m. By doing this, you will allow our staff to set and employ consistent morning classroom routines. Any student arriving after 8:08 a.m.is considered late and will receive a late pass notice.
All students will be going outside for recess as long as the weather permits. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the appropriate attire for outside play, i.e. coat, sweater, gloves, hat, etc. as needed.
With regard to academics, our teachers and your children are currently hard at work focusing on several important areas of instruction. Our classrooms are alive with exciting and active learning, which is supported by great teaching and your students’ eagerness to make new educational discoveries each and every day. On October 4th, our teachers will be providing you with great insight into your child’s progress to date. With the close of the marking period around the corner, report cards are due to be distributed on November 15th. To provide you with an opportunity to meet and discuss the information contained within the report card, you will be given the opportunity to have a parent-teacher conference with your child’s teacher November 18th. More information will follow in the coming weeks specifically related to parent-teacher conferences.
In closing, I want to thank you for your continued support of our efforts here at Haledon School. Your children are truly a pleasure to work with each and every day. On behalf of the staff, I want to thank you for providing us with the great opportunity and responsibility of educating them.
Michele R. Pillari