Welcome back for the 2013-2014 school year!!
Hope that everyone had a fun and wonderful summer. Summer camp was very exciting for the children who attended. Some of the highlights were building our own sandcastles, a dinosaur egg hunt and making and eating an Angry Bird snack! The children enjoyed playing outside especially with the water tables and running through the sprinklers.
We are very excited for the uncoming school year at Alpine. The first few weeks we will enjoy getting to know each other and welcoming old friends back to school.
Miss Chris, the Jefferson Librarian, will again be reading to our kindergarteners every other Wednesday starting 9/11. Mr. Chris, our Jamming for Juniors Music teacher will again start coming in for themed music lessons every other Wednesday starting 9/18. If your child does not attend school on Wednesday morning, you may bring your child and stay with him or her for Mr. Chris. Please let your teacher know ahead of time if you plan on attending.
9/18 Jamming for Juniors
9/20 Children's Breakfast - the teachers will be making breakfast of pancakes, fruit and juice for the children in awareness of National Breakfast Month
9/26 Johnny Appleseed's birthday - Please send in an apple starting 9/18. We will make applesauce in class the week of 9/23
One change that you may have noted this year is in Mrs. Brandes's classroom. We are pleased to have Mrs. Brandes and Mrs. Connolly team teaching in the morning in this classroom. Mrs. Connolly's concentration will be working with the 4 year olds in that class. She also will be working with Mrs. Dugan on implementing a curriculum based on the NJ Core Standards for all 4 year olds throughout the school to better prepare our children for Kindergarten. We are excited about this new change in our structure.
Back to School Night
Save the date: Wednesday October 9th. This will be an opportunity for parents to learn more about what goes on in their child's classroom all day.
Save the date: Monday October 14th. Please mark your calendars that we will be offering an opportunity for Grandparents to come in and visit their grandchildren in class and have a special snack with them. Sign up sheets will be available in late September on your child's classroom door.
Please make sure that your child's coat bag has a complete change of clothes. It is very upsetting for the children if they don't have their own clothes to change into, if necessary. All paperwork must be returned to Mrs. Dugan ASAP.
|Sarah R. 9/2||Boban K. 9/3||Garrick R. 9/6|
|Yianni S. 9/9||Vincent H. 9/10||Reese S. 9/21|
|Abby C. 9/22||Penelope B. 9/26||Cole M. 9/29|
|William H. 9/30|
Welcome Lilly's new baby brother, Jack Miller 6/11/13