Dear Parents of Incoming Kindergartners,
Enclosed you will find information regarding our Kindergarten Orientation Program. We are pleased to offer our pre-schoolers an exciting series of one-hour sessions which we hope will familiarize them with the Forest Lake School and help to ease their transition into Kindergarten. All programs begin at 2:00 and last until 3:00. The only exception is our last session on May 16th, which begins at 1:30 and ends at 2:30.
We also would like to offer our parents a series of concurrent programs provided by a different guest speaker(s) each month. It is hoped that these sessions might further your understanding of our school, our staff and our educational programs.
Each monthly meeting will feature a guest speaker from our professional staff. Informative presentations will be provided centering on topics relevant to parents of kindergartners. Please see the attached schedules for the parent talks and student activities. In order to get the most from our talks, I would suggest that alternative child care arrangements be made for younger siblings. If this is not possible, please bring along some quiet activities for your little ones. When you arrive each month, please be sure to have a picture ID handy as it will be collected prior to your entrance.
We look forward to seeing you at our first session on Thursday, November 29th at 2:00!
Anthony F. Ciuffo
Thursday, November 29 “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know
About Forest Lake”
Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr., Principal
Thursday, January 17 “Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten”
Tracy Zelenetz, Ph.D., School Psychologist
“Fine Motor Skills in Kindergarten”
Christine Grey/Linda Rini, Occupational Therapist
Thursday, February 14 “Meet our Special Area Specialists!”
Beth Marinis Music
Leova Manbhat IMC
“Health and Wellness”
Vicki Alssid – School Nurse
Thursday, March 14 “Emergent Literacy”
Erica D’Allesandro Supportive Reading Teacher
Susan Murphy Supportive Reading Teacher
` “An Overview of the Kindergarten Program”
Lynne Adams Kindergarten Teacher
Robin Conte Kindergarten Teacher
Stacey Sandurs Kindergarten Teacher
Danielle Schiavetta Kindergarten Teacher
Thursday, April 11 “Role of the Speech/Language Pathologist”
Jenna Glaser. Speech/Language Pathologist
“Meet our Special Area Specialists!”
Natalie Douglas Art
Christine Moran PE
Colleen Conway STEAM
Thursday, May 16 “Away We Go!” 1:30 – 2:30
Student Bus Trip
“The Lunchroom Experience!”
Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr., Principal
Presented by PTA Representatives
The following is the schedule that our incoming students will follow each month. They will meet with a different Forest Lake teacher for a lesson in that teacher’s area, as well as with our parent volunteers for a craft.
Thursday November 29 Art Mrs. Douglas
Thursday January 17 STEAM Mrs. Conway
Thursday February 14 PE Moran
Thursday March 14 IMC Manbhat
Thursday April 11 Kindergarten All K Teachers
Thursday May 16 Bus Ride (1:30) Mr. Ciuffo
Upon arrival, please bring your child to the cafeteria. The program will begin at 2:00 and will end at 3:00 p.m. While the children are involved in their program, parents are invited to join our principal, Mr. Ciuffo, and a different guest speaker each month. The parent lectures will be held in various rooms depending on the day. (See schedule on opposite side of this sheet.) We would prefer that parents join Mr. Ciuffo and the guest speakers rather than stay with their children unless the child is having severe anxiety about separating.
If you have any questions regarding the orientation program, please feel free to contact us.
Jaime Becker Cindy Carey