WELCOME TO MRS. MURRAY’S NURSERY SCHOOL:
For some it may be your first year, second year or even your third year at Mrs. Murray’s. We welcome everyone for an exciting year of learning and making new friends. We want your first day to be happy and fun.
To help with first day jitters for parents and children, we suggest making a “quick exit.” Bring your child into their classroom, greet the teachers, tell your child he/she will have an awesome day, and “I can’t wait to hear about your day at pick up”, give them a big hug and kiss and say good bye. Let the classroom teachers take over and work their “magic” to get them started with their school day. We have found over the years of teaching if you prolong your goodbye, it prolongs your child’s chance to settle in J.
If you have a reluctant child, you may give the office a call 978-462-2441 at any time and I will go into the class and check on your child for you.
It was with great sadness that Mrs. Joanne Wilson let us know she would not be able to teach on Tuesdays/Thursdays due to a conflicting bank schedule. She hopes she will be able to substitute for us at some point. We will miss her. Mrs. Kim Mirra will teach Tuesday/Thursdays and Mrs. Becky Parseghian will be her assistant.
MEET AND GREET:
Three Day Program: Monday September 10, 2018 from 9-10 am
Two Day and PreK Four/Five Day Program: Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 9-10am
If your child is attending the Preschool Four or Five-day program, you may attend either day or both.
Please check in at the table in the entry way. Parents who need to update their child’s folder will be asked to do so and everyone needs to sign the Handbook Acknowledgement page. An email was sent out on August 30th with the updated handbook. If you did not receive it, please let me know.
Please take a name tag for you and your child and proceed to your child’s classroom.
If you have any questions about the Meet and Greet or which day to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Day of School:
Three Day Program, PreK Four/Five Day Program and Preschool Four/Five Day Program: Sept. 12th.
Two Day Program: Sept 13th.
School begins at 8:45AM and ends at 12:30PM.
Tuition payments are due the 1st of each month. An invoice will be emailed to you. You may pay online, by mail or in person. A late fee of $15.00 may incur if your payment is not received by the 15th of the month.
Our first field trip will be to Apple Crest Farm, 133 Exeter Road (RT 88) Hampton Falls, NH www.applecrest.com. Their field trip coordinator advised us to do the Green Apple Tour instead of the Red Apple Tour due to the ages of our students. She stated the machinery is really loud. Drop off will be at the farm at 9:45 am and pick up will be at 11:00. If you would like to join us it is a great opportunity to meet other parents. The cost is $5.00. We will have a signup sheet in the hall the week of the 17th. Payment is due at that time. You may pay in cash or by check payable to MMNS. This is not a sibling friendly field trip.
On Thursday September 27, 2018 the following programs will participate:
On Friday September 28, 2018 the following programs will participate:
If your child is in our Preschool Five-Day Program, you may choose which day you would like your child to go. Please let your child’s teacher know which day you choose.
On Friday September 28th, there will be not school for those attending our PreK Five Day Program due to the Applecrest field trip.
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE:
The PreK Four/Five Day Program will always follow the Two-Day program schedule for field trips, enrichment programs, sing a longs, parties and Parents day show.
Please refer to your child’s classroom schedule for time. Please supply a napkin, a drink, a healthy snack and a water bottle for use after gym if needed.
WE ARE TREE NUT AND PEANUT SENSITIVE which mean a snack may be processed on equipment that processed nuts, but MAY NOT CONTAIN NUTS.
Please notify the office of any changes in addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, cell phone numbers, emergency contacts or custody agreements. The office will notify you a month in advance, when your child needs a new physical if it is during the school year.
FIRE DRILLS/LOCK DOWN DRILLS:
We will practice fire drills once a month and lock down drills twice a year. The first day of school your child’s teacher will explain what a fire drill is and will show them what they will need to do. Starting in October, I will use a hand-held smoke detector outside the classroom doors to alert the classrooms we are having a fire drill. Within the first month of school the Newburyport Fire Department will conduct a fire drill.
Our school website is www.mapreschools.com The Parent’s Lounge password is MM2018. Our school calendar and Monthly Newsletter is posted there and in the entry way bulletin board, so you can check for important dates of things that are happening at school.
On our facebook page we will post important information and pictures of the week on “Foto Fridays”
4th/5th: In house Program: Fire Dept.
8th: No School: Columbus Day
11th/12th: Nutrition (all classes)
18th/19th: Picture Day
25th/26st In house Program: Police Dept.
30th/31st: Halloween Sing a long (9:05-9:25 Am-Gym) (Parents, siblings, family members are welcome to attend