Introduction Letter

  • Dear Parents,

        Welcome back to a new school year!  I am excited to work with you and your child this year. I am looking forward to a busy and productive year. Also, having fun along the way.
        The start time for school this year is 8:30 a.m. and the end time is 3:31 p.m. It is important that your child arrive at school on time. We accomplish so much in the first minutes of the day and being on time sets the tone for the entire day.
        Our lunchtime will take place from 12:05-12:45. Your child is encouraged to bring a healthy snack and a water bottle daily.
        Birthday treats are welcomed. Please feel free to send a simple, individually cut treat (cookies, cupcakes, cut brownies, etc.) with your child on the special day, or on a convenient day if your child’s birthday falls on a weekend or a vacation. It is safest to plan for treats for 36. Please include napkins. It is not necessary to arrange this with me ahead of time.
        Your child will have Encore Classes previously known as Specials and will take place from 1:27-2:27 daily. On even days they will attend music or band and on odd days they will attend Art, PE, or World Language. Media center will take place on Tuesday.
        Please do not send in any Trapper Keepers, binders, pencil boxes, or a large amount of supplies to keep in students’ desks. The desks are small and there is not enough room for these items. With the exception of a few pencils, supplies will be kept in a central location for all to use.
        If you need to contact me please send in a note with your child or email me at

                                    Laurie Held