Parent conferences are offered after the progress reports have been sent home. Parents may request a conference at any time.
Parents are welcome to visit or volunteer in the classroom but are asked to coordinate the visit with the classroom teacher in advance.
Parents Advisory Board
The role of the parents Advisory Board (P.A.B.) is to enhancethe schools environment by making it a safe and happy place for the children to grow and learn. The P.A.B. achieves this primarily throughfundraising activities, which allows the school to purchase needed items.(In past years, the P.A.B. events have raised money to purchase an alarmsystem, a new computer and a new copier for the school.
The P.A.B. meets on the first Wednesday of every month (October-June) at 7:30 PM in the school playroom. All parents are invited to attendany and all meetings.
Before we get lost in the lazy, hazy days of summer, I wanted to send along to you some important information regarding the beginning of school.
Enclosed you will find the school calendar for the 2015 –2016 school year. Please notice your child’s first day of school.
*We will have a special Visit the School Day with children and parents on Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00AM – 11:00AM. You are invited to come to meet the staff and look around the school and play areas.
*Sr. Christine’s class of 4/5-day option Four-year-olds will begin on Wednesday, September 9th (class time is 8:20 – 11:45AM).
*Miss Beth’s MWF Four-year-olds will begin on Monday, September 14th
(class times 8:30 –11:30AM).
*Miss Dawn’s MWF Three-year-olds orientation days will be September 9th & 11th.
Regular program begins Monday, September 14th - (class times 8:30 – 11:30AM).
*Our Tue./Thurs. Three-year-olds orientation days will be September 9th, 10th and 11th –
(class times 8:30 – 11:30AM).
Your child will be assigned one of these days to come to school for the morning. This orientation is for your child only. Pick-up will be at 11:30AM. You will receive a mailing at the beginning of August with more specific details. The regular program with extended day will begin on Tuesday, September 15th. Our regular school hours are 7:15AM – 5:45PM.
Due to state regulations, we must schedule staff meetings for our school staff. On the first Mondays of the month, there will be no extended day offered. Children will need to be picked up at the 11:30/11:45 dismissal time. These are the dates in advance so that you may plan accordingly. They are: (please turn over)
*Monday, September 14* Monday, January 4 Monday, May 2
Monday, October 5 Monday, February 1 Monday, June 6
Monday, November 2 Monday, March 7
Monday, December 7 Monday, April 4
*End of the year Parent’s Day – Mark your calendars.
Parents are invited to the school on the second to the last day of school for a Program of Songs. Your child’s class will perform a program of songs and receive their certificates and medals. Please plan now to be present. The dates are:
T/TH Class - Tuesday, June 7 @ 10:45AM - Last Day Thurs. June 9, 2016
MWF 3’s Class – Wednesday, June 8 @ 10:45AM - Last Day Fri. June 10, 2016
MWF 4’s Class – Monday, June 13@ 10:45AM - Last Day Wed. June 15, 2016
M-F 4’s Class - Thurs. June 16 @ 11:00AM- Last Day Fri. June 17, 2016
*CD: “I Believe” and Companion Coloring Book by Sr. Kathy
Help your child get a jumpstart on learning many of the songs they will learn during the year in their religion lessons. This original 20 song CD was created to help children and their families learn some of the basics of the Catholic faith through engaging music. The songs are in an order to take you through the year learning about Jesus. Roll Back the Stone re-tells the Easter Story which is the central event of the faith. The subsequent songs teach about who God is, creation, Jesus as the light of the world, some Saints, the season of Advent, Christmas, the greatest commandment, the teachings, healings and miracles of Jesus, Jesus returning to heaven, the coming of the Holy Spirit and culminating with a song of faith that states what we believe. The CD is $15.00 – coloring book $5.00 and is available at the Carmelite Gift Store, Andrew Lane Company or at the school. The lyrics to the songs are available at our website: www.carmelitepreschool.com. The music can also be found on CD Baby, iTunes (through CD Baby), Amazon, GooglePlay, as well as Gracenote. This CD and coloring book also makes a great gift for new babies, Baptisms and Birthdays. All proceeds benefit our foreign missions.
The next mailing you will receive will be around July 15th. It will contain the Tuition Coupon Book. The August 1st mailing will contain the necessary forms required before school begins. I thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation. In the interim, I wish you and your family summer blessings.
Sr. Kathy Bettencourt
P.S. We still have spaces available in our 3 year old programs. If you know of anyone, please have them contact the school.
Tuition provides part of the total cost of education. Fundraising is used to purchase items for the school and to fund special school activities. All fundraising is done in conjunction with the Parent Advisory Board. All fundraising activities are held with parental knowledge and consent