Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year
WE SHARE GOD'S LOVE WITH EACH OTHER
+Dear Parents and Guardians,
Though the sun may be bright and the days still quite warm, it is time for us to start the new academic year. School officially starts on September 2nd for all of our children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The children should assemble in the front parking lot (or cafeteria if it rains) where their teachers will meet them and lead them to the classrooms. We are having half days on the 2nd and 3rd dismissing at 11:30 AM both days. There is no school on Friday, the 4th or Monday, the 7th. The first full day for K-8 will be Tuesday, the 8th. That will also be the first day for AFTER CARE.
Our littlest ones in the Nursery program will have a “Meet and Greet” session on Wednesday, the 2nd from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. The Pre-K children and their parents will “Meet and Greet” their teachers on Thursday, the 3rd also from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. This will allow the children to become familiar with their surroundings and the people in charge. Both programs will officially begin class the following week (Pre-K on the 8th and Nursery on the 9th). The Nursery School sessions will be limited to 1 ½ hours for the first week. The Pre-K will have half days on the 8th and 9th (8:15 to 11:15) and will start full days on Thursday, the 10th for those who chose that option.
As usual, the Parent School Association will host the annual “Coffee and Conversation” in the school cafeteria once the children have entered the building on the 2nd. Stop in and enjoy some refreshments and discussions with friends and new acquaintances. The school supply store will be open at that time. PRIMARY NOTEBOOKS AND PENCILS must be purchased from the school. All other supplies can be bought wherever you can get the best price. Gym uniforms can also be purchased from the school that day.
Children entering kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 7th grades, as well as all new incoming students, are required by New York State to have a physical examination and immunizations must be up to date. Children entering 6th grade or by their 11th birthday are also required by law to receive a booster of the Dtap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine. Be certain to get documentation of the exam and forward it to Mrs. Woloszyn in the school Health Office when school resumes next week. Also please note that 7th and 8th grade students wishing to participate in the Sprit Team league must also have a current physical exam on file in the Health Office.
Registration for our BEFORE/AFTER CARE program for our children in K to 8 is presently underway. The forms are posted on our website. The program (both before and after school) begins on the first full day of school – 9/8. We would appreciate having the registrations before that date if at all possible.
I would like to remind you that the students’ summer assignments will be due on Tuesday, September 8th. It is imperative that students complete this required work in order to move to the next level at St. Raymond School. I would also suggest that you pace yourself in purchasing your SCRIP GIFT CARDS for the upcoming year. Remember that there is a $1500 requirement per family for the year. Cards can be purchased each day from Mrs. Giglio in the main office. Thank you for your continued support.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming our school faculty for the year. There are a couple of new faces and a couple of persons who have moved from one spot to another. So, I happily announce our St. Raymond School Faculty for the 2015-2016 school year: Mrs. Maureen McEnerney in Nursery, Mrs. Linda Shine in Pre-K, Mrs. Dawn Lynch in Pre-K, Miss Brianne Doherty in Kindergarten, Mrs. Carol Bernacki in 1st, Miss Tara Page in 2nd, Miss Bettina Berghammer in 3rd, Mrs. AnnMarie Malizia in 4th, Mrs. Mary-Claire Gill in 5th, Miss Megan Butterworth in 6th, Mrs. Kay Hamaty in 7th, Mrs. Deborah Carman in 8th, Mrs. Samantha Stainkamp for Music and Religion 7 & 8, Miss Yolanda Carballo for Technology and Library, Mrs. JoAnne Dolan for Spanish, Mrs. Julianne Grennen for Art (4-8), Mr. Ryan Proper for Physical Education, Sister Lorraine Studley for small groups, and Mr. Allan Fisher for Band.
Though we are quite “green” there are some times when we need to send you information the old fashioned way with our “kids”. One of these times is at the beginning of the school year so please be aware that each family should receive and envelop the first day with information sheets and forms. We would greatly appreciate it if you could return those papers in a timely manner. Our BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT (PK to 8) is scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 8th.
Enjoy whatever is left of the summer vacation. Look forward to seeing you all soon.
In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am