• Mrs. Gentile
    (908) 832-2594 ext. 3016

       Welcome to Kindergarten! 
           Summer days are winding down and I am beginning the work of preparing our classroom for your child's arrival!  I am beyond excited to begin our year together!  I would like to share some information with you to help the first few days go easier.
    Your child should come to school with a full size backpack and a folder labeled with his/her name.  We use the folder to transport papers back and forth each day.  Please also pack a healthy morning and afternoon snack for your child each day.  Our little ones are often confused as to what is their snack and what is their lunch so I suggest packing snacks separately from the lunch in either a reusable snack bag or brown bag.   Please be sure to pack necessary utensils and a napkin.  I only allow the children to drink water in the classroom (they are welcome to bring/buy juice or milk with lunch).  This is because spills are frequent and water is easier to clean up.  Your child is welcome to buy lunch from day one; however, I have found it better for most children to wait until the second week before tackling the lunchroom routine.
    You do not need to label any of the other school supplies that were requested.  It is best to put these in a plastic grocery bag labeled with your child's name.  I can easily get to the supplies and put them aside to go through later in our first very busy day!  
    Kindergarten Back to School Night is scheduled for the evening of  Wednesday, September 4.  Please be sure to mark your calendar.  You will be welcomed into our classroom and I will review a lot of important information with you.  
    Enjoy the last few days of summer break!  If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.  My email is :  lgentile@tewksburyschools.org.  
    Mrs. Gentile