(Below is a copy of the email I sent to Pentucket Lake’s kindergarten families back on August 14 . I have heard that some families did not receive the email, while other families didn’t see the message because they have only recently completed registration. So, in order to make sure the information is available to everyone…)
I am James Brennan, the principal of Pentucket Lake Elementary School. Welcome to our school!
Even though kindergarten doesn’t start for another two and a half weeks, we are in full swing, getting ready for the start of school. We can’t wait to meet you!
A couple of things to keep in mind:
1. First Day of School – September 7
Kindergarten starts on September 7th. The upper grades all begin at the end of August, but kindergarten classes start on Wednesday, September 7th. So when you see school buses driving around during that last week of August, please don’t think you’ve missed something or made a mistake… Your kindergartener’s first day is later.
2. Kindergarten screening – August 30 to September 1
All incoming kindergarteners are invited to come to school one time between Tuesday, August 30th and Thursday, September 1st to meet with a teacher and show them what they know about Reading, Writing, and Math. These conversations are about a half hour long, and are zero-stress conversations between your child and a teacher. The purpose is simply to help us separate the children into classrooms, and to help the teachers begin to plan instruction for their new class.
Please click on the link below to sign up for one (1) time slot. The link will take you to Sign Up Genius, a website that I hope makes signing up for these meetings easy.
Sign Up Genius for Kindergarten Screening if the link doesn’t work, please cut and paste the following into your web browser. It should work then…
3. Kindergarteners Meet Their Teacher – September 2
This is always an exciting time! On Friday, September 2 from 9:30 to 10:30, all kindergarteners will be invited back to Pentucket Lake to meet their teacher and classmates!
And every kindergartener will receive a new LL Bean backpack this morning! The backpacks are a gift from Children’s Health Care in Haverhill.
4. School Supply List and Other Information
The Pentucket Lake web page is a wonderful resource to refer to for important information regarding our school. Please bookmark it and check it frequently.