Welcome to Kindergarten!
Dear Kindergarten Parents,
Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy’s Kindergarten! Mrs. Short and I are looking forward to teaching your children this year. The Kindergartners will start school on Thursday, September 7th. Friday, September 8th, will be a 12:00 dismissal as well. Their day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 12:00p.m. On Monday, September 11, the children will have a full day starting at 7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and begin the following schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If, however, the whole school has an early dismissal, the Kindergarten will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. Each day, the children will have snack at 10:00 a.m. followed by morning recess. Please be sure to pack a snack, a drink, and a napkin in their lunch box.
The Kindergartners may purchase Hot Lunch on the full days. Sometime in August before the start of school, the Hot Lunch Committee will contact you via email with instructions on how to sign up and order Hot Lunch for your child. Please label ALL of your child’s clothing, as well as shoes, belts, book bag, and lunch box. The Mercy sweatshirts will need labels sewn into them because the tags are black and you won’t be able to write your name on them.
During the first week of school, I will send home a schedule that will tell you which days your child will have PE, Library, Music, Art and Computers. On PE days, the children will be allowed to wear their sneakers to school. The Kindergartners do not wear a PE uniform. They will wear their regular school uniform. It is recommended the girls wear shorts under their jumpers.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon!!
Mary Lou Coughlin