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Ms. Martha Ryan

 

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the summer has brought you and your family times of joy and relaxation. Time flies so quickly as I am keenly aware as my twins prepare to go off to college. It is a bittersweet time, but I am excited for all the new opportunities they will have. You may be feeling the same way as your own prepare for the school year to come. It will be a great year, and I am happy to share information about what is to come!

I would like to start by thanking the P.T.A. for their generous gifts to the school. With their donated funds we were able to purchase new STEM kits for each grade level. You will learn more about what was purchased for each grade in the weeks to come. We also used P.T.A. funds to purchase “buddy benches” for both playgrounds. A “buddy bench” is a place where students who have no one to play with at recess can go to signal to other students that they should include the student in their activity.

As of writing of this letter, we have 13 class sections with an enrollment of approximately 285 students. Kindergarten enrollment is at 47 which puts us two away from a split to three sections. We are preparing for that possibility should a split occur. Four of our teachers have changed grade levels this year. Mrs. Galati is now in kindergarten; Ms. Matera in first grade; Mrs. Bahssin in third grade and Mrs. Krinsky is now in forth grade. We welcome our new grade four special education teacher, Mrs. Nicole Greenberg, Ms. Antonia Edelstein, part-time psychologist, and Mrs. Valerie Toal, part-time teaching assistant.

This year, we will continue our implementation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Programs. Grade two will be joining kindergarten and grade one in implementing a T.C. phonics program.

To support the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the district, all schools have established S.E.L. multi-disciplinary teams that will be trained in Yale University’s Ruler program. The Ruler program is an evidence-based approach to teaching schools how to integrate emotional intelligence into everyday practice. Look for more information to come on this program.

This summer I had the pleasure to read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The staff and I will be doing a book study on this.  I encourage you to read it as well as it provides both teachers and parents with powerful research and information on how to help students achieve happiness and success not just in school, but in life. You can also view the TED Talks presentation by Angela Duckworth on You Tube.

As I do every year, I remind you of our efforts to support a healthy lifestyle for our students and to avoid dangerous allergic reactions to foods. Please be aware the birthday celebrations are non-food celebrations only. Although you may provide a treat for your own child, you may not bring in food for other students. Classroom celebrations for holidays will follow guideline listed in the district Wellness Policy. All menus for such events will be approved by me prior to the event. In regard to individual student snacks and lunches, please be advised that we do not sell peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria due to the number of students with peanut allergies and the danger of cross contamination. There will be a designated “Peanut Free” table in the cafeteria, and you may send in peanut butter sandwiches at lunch provided that your child does not sit at this table. I am also requesting that all snacks sent into the classroom be peanut and tree nut free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

I also stress the importance of letting us know of any changes to your child’s emergency contacts throughout the year. You should provide use with several emergency numbers on your demographic form so that we may reach you, or a designated relative or friend during an emergency. Please be sure that anyone you have listed as an emergency contact is willing to pick up, or meet your child in the case of an early dismissal.

School supply lists are posted on our school website. If you purchased school supplies through the SchoolKitz, these supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom. If you have chosen to purchase your own school supplies, you can drop them off in the cafeteria on 8/29 or 8/30 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or send them with your child on 9/3.

One final reminder to please ensure that your child is in school on time. Students are sent to the classroom at 7:50 and instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students may be dropped off for the breakfast program no earlier than 7:15. If you drop your child off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., please do so at the side entrance as bus drop off occurs during this time at the main entrance. Cars are not allowed at the main entrance at this time and again between 2:15 and 2:45. I appreciate your cooperation to keep our students safe.

School and P.T.A. events for the school year are listed on the district calendar which can also be accessed online. For your convenience, I have listed some of the important upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Social on 8/28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents on 9/3 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Back to School Picnic for Families on 9/13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Class Parent Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
  • T.A. Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Meet the Teacher for K-2 on 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Teacher for 3-5 on 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

I look forward to working with you this year to help your child(ren) build independence, a passion for learning and the ability to persevere despite obstacles. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely yours,

 

Martha Ryan

 

 

 

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the summer has brought you and your family times of joy and relaxation. Time flies so quickly as I am keenly aware as my twins prepare to go off to college. It is a bittersweet time, but I am excited for all the new opportunities they will have. You may be feeling the same way as your own prepare for the school year to come. It will be a great year, and I am happy to share information about what is to come!

I would like to start by thanking the P.T.A. for their generous gifts to the school. With their donated funds we were able to purchase new STEM kits for each grade level. You will learn more about what was purchased for each grade in the weeks to come. We also used P.T.A. funds to purchase “buddy benches” for both playgrounds. A “buddy bench” is a place where students who have no one to play with at recess can go to signal to other students that they should include the student in their activity.

As of writing of this letter, we have 13 class sections with an enrollment of approximately 285 students. Kindergarten enrollment is at 47 which puts us two away from a split to three sections. We are preparing for that possibility should a split occur. Four of our teachers have changed grade levels this year. Mrs. Galati is now in kindergarten; Ms. Matera in first grade; Mrs. Bahssin in third grade and Mrs. Krinsky is now in forth grade. We welcome our new grade four special education teacher, Mrs. Nicole Greenberg, Ms. Antonia Edelstein, part-time psychologist, and Mrs. Valerie Toal, part-time teaching assistant.

This year, we will continue our implementation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Programs. Grade two will be joining kindergarten and grade one in implementing a T.C. phonics program.

To support the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the district, all schools have established S.E.L. multi-disciplinary teams that will be trained in Yale University’s Ruler program. The Ruler program is an evidence-based approach to teaching schools how to integrate emotional intelligence into everyday practice. Look for more information to come on this program.

This summer I had the pleasure to read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The staff and I will be doing a book study on this.  I encourage you to read it as well as it provides both teachers and parents with powerful research and information on how to help students achieve happiness and success not just in school, but in life. You can also view the TED Talks presentation by Angela Duckworth on You Tube.

As I do every year, I remind you of our efforts to support a healthy lifestyle for our students and to avoid dangerous allergic reactions to foods. Please be aware the birthday celebrations are non-food celebrations only. Although you may provide a treat for your own child, you may not bring in food for other students. Classroom celebrations for holidays will follow guideline listed in the district Wellness Policy. All menus for such events will be approved by me prior to the event. In regard to individual student snacks and lunches, please be advised that we do not sell peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria due to the number of students with peanut allergies and the danger of cross contamination. There will be a designated “Peanut Free” table in the cafeteria, and you may send in peanut butter sandwiches at lunch provided that your child does not sit at this table. I am also requesting that all snacks sent into the classroom be peanut and tree nut free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

I also stress the importance of letting us know of any changes to your child’s emergency contacts throughout the year. You should provide use with several emergency numbers on your demographic form so that we may reach you, or a designated relative or friend during an emergency. Please be sure that anyone you have listed as an emergency contact is willing to pick up, or meet your child in the case of an early dismissal.

School supply lists are posted on our school website. If you purchased school supplies through the SchoolKitz, these supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom. If you have chosen to purchase your own school supplies, you can drop them off in the cafeteria on 8/29 or 8/30 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or send them with your child on 9/3.

One final reminder to please ensure that your child is in school on time. Students are sent to the classroom at 7:50 and instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students may be dropped off for the breakfast program no earlier than 7:15. If you drop your child off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., please do so at the side entrance as bus drop off occurs during this time at the main entrance. Cars are not allowed at the main entrance at this time and again between 2:15 and 2:45. I appreciate your cooperation to keep our students safe.

School and P.T.A. events for the school year are listed on the district calendar which can also be accessed online. For your convenience, I have listed some of the important upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Social on 8/28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents on 9/3 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Back to School Picnic for Families on 9/13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Class Parent Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
  • T.A. Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Meet the Teacher for K-2 on 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Teacher for 3-5 on 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

I look forward to working with you this year to help your child(ren) build independence, a passion for learning and the ability to persevere despite obstacles. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely yours,

 

Martha Ryan

 

 

 

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the summer has brought you and your family times of joy and relaxation. Time flies so quickly as I am keenly aware as my twins prepare to go off to college. It is a bittersweet time, but I am excited for all the new opportunities they will have. You may be feeling the same way as your own prepare for the school year to come. It will be a great year, and I am happy to share information about what is to come!

I would like to start by thanking the P.T.A. for their generous gifts to the school. With their donated funds we were able to purchase new STEM kits for each grade level. You will learn more about what was purchased for each grade in the weeks to come. We also used P.T.A. funds to purchase “buddy benches” for both playgrounds. A “buddy bench” is a place where students who have no one to play with at recess can go to signal to other students that they should include the student in their activity.

As of writing of this letter, we have 13 class sections with an enrollment of approximately 285 students. Kindergarten enrollment is at 47 which puts us two away from a split to three sections. We are preparing for that possibility should a split occur. Four of our teachers have changed grade levels this year. Mrs. Galati is now in kindergarten; Ms. Matera in first grade; Mrs. Bahssin in third grade and Mrs. Krinsky is now in forth grade. We welcome our new grade four special education teacher, Mrs. Nicole Greenberg, Ms. Antonia Edelstein, part-time psychologist, and Mrs. Valerie Toal, part-time teaching assistant.

This year, we will continue our implementation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Programs. Grade two will be joining kindergarten and grade one in implementing a T.C. phonics program.

To support the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the district, all schools have established S.E.L. multi-disciplinary teams that will be trained in Yale University’s Ruler program. The Ruler program is an evidence-based approach to teaching schools how to integrate emotional intelligence into everyday practice. Look for more information to come on this program.

This summer I had the pleasure to read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The staff and I will be doing a book study on this.  I encourage you to read it as well as it provides both teachers and parents with powerful research and information on how to help students achieve happiness and success not just in school, but in life. You can also view the TED Talks presentation by Angela Duckworth on You Tube.

As I do every year, I remind you of our efforts to support a healthy lifestyle for our students and to avoid dangerous allergic reactions to foods. Please be aware the birthday celebrations are non-food celebrations only. Although you may provide a treat for your own child, you may not bring in food for other students. Classroom celebrations for holidays will follow guideline listed in the district Wellness Policy. All menus for such events will be approved by me prior to the event. In regard to individual student snacks and lunches, please be advised that we do not sell peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria due to the number of students with peanut allergies and the danger of cross contamination. There will be a designated “Peanut Free” table in the cafeteria, and you may send in peanut butter sandwiches at lunch provided that your child does not sit at this table. I am also requesting that all snacks sent into the classroom be peanut and tree nut free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

I also stress the importance of letting us know of any changes to your child’s emergency contacts throughout the year. You should provide use with several emergency numbers on your demographic form so that we may reach you, or a designated relative or friend during an emergency. Please be sure that anyone you have listed as an emergency contact is willing to pick up, or meet your child in the case of an early dismissal.

School supply lists are posted on our school website. If you purchased school supplies through the SchoolKitz, these supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom. If you have chosen to purchase your own school supplies, you can drop them off in the cafeteria on 8/29 or 8/30 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or send them with your child on 9/3.

One final reminder to please ensure that your child is in school on time. Students are sent to the classroom at 7:50 and instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students may be dropped off for the breakfast program no earlier than 7:15. If you drop your child off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., please do so at the side entrance as bus drop off occurs during this time at the main entrance. Cars are not allowed at the main entrance at this time and again between 2:15 and 2:45. I appreciate your cooperation to keep our students safe.

School and P.T.A. events for the school year are listed on the district calendar which can also be accessed online. For your convenience, I have listed some of the important upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Social on 8/28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents on 9/3 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Back to School Picnic for Families on 9/13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Class Parent Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
  • T.A. Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Meet the Teacher for K-2 on 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Teacher for 3-5 on 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

I look forward to working with you this year to help your child(ren) build independence, a passion for learning and the ability to persevere despite obstacles. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely yours,

 

Martha Ryan

 

 

 

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the summer has brought you and your family times of joy and relaxation. Time flies so quickly as I am keenly aware as my twins prepare to go off to college. It is a bittersweet time, but I am excited for all the new opportunities they will have. You may be feeling the same way as your own prepare for the school year to come. It will be a great year, and I am happy to share information about what is to come!

I would like to start by thanking the P.T.A. for their generous gifts to the school. With their donated funds we were able to purchase new STEM kits for each grade level. You will learn more about what was purchased for each grade in the weeks to come. We also used P.T.A. funds to purchase “buddy benches” for both playgrounds. A “buddy bench” is a place where students who have no one to play with at recess can go to signal to other students that they should include the student in their activity.

As of writing of this letter, we have 13 class sections with an enrollment of approximately 285 students. Kindergarten enrollment is at 47 which puts us two away from a split to three sections. We are preparing for that possibility should a split occur. Four of our teachers have changed grade levels this year. Mrs. Galati is now in kindergarten; Ms. Matera in first grade; Mrs. Bahssin in third grade and Mrs. Krinsky is now in forth grade. We welcome our new grade four special education teacher, Mrs. Nicole Greenberg, Ms. Antonia Edelstein, part-time psychologist, and Mrs. Valerie Toal, part-time teaching assistant.

This year, we will continue our implementation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Programs. Grade two will be joining kindergarten and grade one in implementing a T.C. phonics program.

To support the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the district, all schools have established S.E.L. multi-disciplinary teams that will be trained in Yale University’s Ruler program. The Ruler program is an evidence-based approach to teaching schools how to integrate emotional intelligence into everyday practice. Look for more information to come on this program.

This summer I had the pleasure to read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The staff and I will be doing a book study on this.  I encourage you to read it as well as it provides both teachers and parents with powerful research and information on how to help students achieve happiness and success not just in school, but in life. You can also view the TED Talks presentation by Angela Duckworth on You Tube.

As I do every year, I remind you of our efforts to support a healthy lifestyle for our students and to avoid dangerous allergic reactions to foods. Please be aware the birthday celebrations are non-food celebrations only. Although you may provide a treat for your own child, you may not bring in food for other students. Classroom celebrations for holidays will follow guideline listed in the district Wellness Policy. All menus for such events will be approved by me prior to the event. In regard to individual student snacks and lunches, please be advised that we do not sell peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria due to the number of students with peanut allergies and the danger of cross contamination. There will be a designated “Peanut Free” table in the cafeteria, and you may send in peanut butter sandwiches at lunch provided that your child does not sit at this table. I am also requesting that all snacks sent into the classroom be peanut and tree nut free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

I also stress the importance of letting us know of any changes to your child’s emergency contacts throughout the year. You should provide use with several emergency numbers on your demographic form so that we may reach you, or a designated relative or friend during an emergency. Please be sure that anyone you have listed as an emergency contact is willing to pick up, or meet your child in the case of an early dismissal.

School supply lists are posted on our school website. If you purchased school supplies through the SchoolKitz, these supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom. If you have chosen to purchase your own school supplies, you can drop them off in the cafeteria on 8/29 or 8/30 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or send them with your child on 9/3.

One final reminder to please ensure that your child is in school on time. Students are sent to the classroom at 7:50 and instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students may be dropped off for the breakfast program no earlier than 7:15. If you drop your child off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., please do so at the side entrance as bus drop off occurs during this time at the main entrance. Cars are not allowed at the main entrance at this time and again between 2:15 and 2:45. I appreciate your cooperation to keep our students safe.

School and P.T.A. events for the school year are listed on the district calendar which can also be accessed online. For your convenience, I have listed some of the important upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Social on 8/28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents on 9/3 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Back to School Picnic for Families on 9/13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Class Parent Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
  • T.A. Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Meet the Teacher for K-2 on 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Teacher for 3-5 on 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

I look forward to working with you this year to help your child(ren) build independence, a passion for learning and the ability to persevere despite obstacles. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely yours,

 

Martha Ryan

 

 

 

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the summer has brought you and your family times of joy and relaxation. Time flies so quickly as I am keenly aware as my twins prepare to go off to college. It is a bittersweet time, but I am excited for all the new opportunities they will have. You may be feeling the same way as your own prepare for the school year to come. It will be a great year, and I am happy to share information about what is to come!

I would like to start by thanking the P.T.A. for their generous gifts to the school. With their donated funds we were able to purchase new STEM kits for each grade level. You will learn more about what was purchased for each grade in the weeks to come. We also used P.T.A. funds to purchase “buddy benches” for both playgrounds. A “buddy bench” is a place where students who have no one to play with at recess can go to signal to other students that they should include the student in their activity.

As of writing of this letter, we have 13 class sections with an enrollment of approximately 285 students. Kindergarten enrollment is at 47 which puts us two away from a split to three sections. We are preparing for that possibility should a split occur. Four of our teachers have changed grade levels this year. Mrs. Galati is now in kindergarten; Ms. Matera in first grade; Mrs. Bahssin in third grade and Mrs. Krinsky is now in forth grade. We welcome our new grade four special education teacher, Mrs. Nicole Greenberg, Ms. Antonia Edelstein, part-time psychologist, and Mrs. Valerie Toal, part-time teaching assistant.

This year, we will continue our implementation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Programs. Grade two will be joining kindergarten and grade one in implementing a T.C. phonics program.

To support the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the district, all schools have established S.E.L. multi-disciplinary teams that will be trained in Yale University’s Ruler program. The Ruler program is an evidence-based approach to teaching schools how to integrate emotional intelligence into everyday practice. Look for more information to come on this program.

This summer I had the pleasure to read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The staff and I will be doing a book study on this.  I encourage you to read it as well as it provides both teachers and parents with powerful research and information on how to help students achieve happiness and success not just in school, but in life. You can also view the TED Talks presentation by Angela Duckworth on You Tube.

As I do every year, I remind you of our efforts to support a healthy lifestyle for our students and to avoid dangerous allergic reactions to foods. Please be aware the birthday celebrations are non-food celebrations only. Although you may provide a treat for your own child, you may not bring in food for other students. Classroom celebrations for holidays will follow guideline listed in the district Wellness Policy. All menus for such events will be approved by me prior to the event. In regard to individual student snacks and lunches, please be advised that we do not sell peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria due to the number of students with peanut allergies and the danger of cross contamination. There will be a designated “Peanut Free” table in the cafeteria, and you may send in peanut butter sandwiches at lunch provided that your child does not sit at this table. I am also requesting that all snacks sent into the classroom be peanut and tree nut free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

I also stress the importance of letting us know of any changes to your child’s emergency contacts throughout the year. You should provide use with several emergency numbers on your demographic form so that we may reach you, or a designated relative or friend during an emergency. Please be sure that anyone you have listed as an emergency contact is willing to pick up, or meet your child in the case of an early dismissal.

School supply lists are posted on our school website. If you purchased school supplies through the SchoolKitz, these supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom. If you have chosen to purchase your own school supplies, you can drop them off in the cafeteria on 8/29 or 8/30 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or send them with your child on 9/3.

One final reminder to please ensure that your child is in school on time. Students are sent to the classroom at 7:50 and instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students may be dropped off for the breakfast program no earlier than 7:15. If you drop your child off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., please do so at the side entrance as bus drop off occurs during this time at the main entrance. Cars are not allowed at the main entrance at this time and again between 2:15 and 2:45. I appreciate your cooperation to keep our students safe.

School and P.T.A. events for the school year are listed on the district calendar which can also be accessed online. For your convenience, I have listed some of the important upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Social on 8/28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Coffee and Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents on 9/3 at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Back to School Picnic for Families on 9/13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Class Parent Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the library.
  • T.A. Meeting on 9/23 at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Meet the Teacher for K-2 on 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Teacher for 3-5 on 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

I look forward to working with you this year to help your child(ren) build independence, a passion for learning and the ability to persevere despite obstacles. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely yours,

 

Martha Ryan