Dear Robertson & Captain Hunt Families,
After school let out in June, my family and I headed off for a few days of R & R. We were still sweaty from our journey in steamy weather and lugging duffle bags down the side walk to our rental when I thought that I imagined someone calling out, “Miss Beth!!!” My imagination was not working overtime. It was actually Ms. Murphy, one of our teachers. She was headed on her bike in the opposite direction but pulled over on the side of the road and retraced her path to come over, get a hug and meet my family. #JOY
The teachers (Ms. Murphy included), staff and I are eager for your partnership as we celebrate many moments of joy this year. Please consider volunteering in our school community to help us on our journey. Research shows that our school will be a more effective if you are involved. With that on our hearts, we invite you to participate in our early learning community in numerous different ways. Please call Miss Lucellis at 727-7733 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about our different opportunities for volunteering during this year. We are excited to work with you!
In both Preschool and Kindergarten, we hope to help your child to feel safe in our classroom communities with established routines and rituals to guide your child’s day. In order to create and nurture a safe learning environment, we utilize the SECOND STEP SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM. The children are taught school rules: Eyes Watching, Ears Listening, Voices Quiet, Body Calm as well as intentionally taught social skills. These rituals, routines and intentionally taught skills are the foundation of our early learning program.
The Kindergarten teachers will quickly work to help the Kindergartners to learn all of their letters and sounds and then, by the end of the year, with your help, be reading fluently and able to identify 60 plus sight words. The Preschool teachers will work to help the students identify their names as a symbol and then, by the end of the year, work to learn as many letters and sounds as possible. In Math, the students at both schools will be Sorting, Classifying, Patterning, Adding, Subtracting and learning Numeracy skills ~ even using ’10 frames’ in Kindergarten. The teachers and I know that we will work as hard as we can to help your child; ultimately, your child’s success depends on our partnership with you. Thank you for your help on this ‘beginning of your child’s schooling’ journey. Preschool and Kindergarten today; tomorrow, Brown University, Providence College, URI, Johnson and Wales, RogerWilliams or Rhode Island College!
We will to work together with your family to help your child to love learning, love school and especially love reading. In order to accomplish this, we hope to have as much bi-lateral communication as possible. Some classes will use Brightwheel and others CLASS DOJO in order to facilitate that process. Please note that all of the teachers, staff and I have emails and can be reached at our cfschools.net email addresses, as well as through the school office at Captain Hunt & M.I. Robertson Elementary. The number at M.I. Robertson is 727-7733 press #1 for the school office or 727-7720 press #1 for the school office at Captain Hunt.
The first day of school is almost upon us. Because of renovations at Captain Hunt, family meetings may take place at Robertson. If you have not scheduled a family meeting, please call the Robertson School office at 727-7733 press #1 to schedule your family meeting with your child’s teacher before the first day of school. We are so excited to meet your child and family, or welcome you back, and hope that you will be able to come to our SCHOOL FAMILY BBQ’s listed on the attached calendar.
My family and I laughed a lot during those days at the beach in June. We also read a lot, saw a few great sunrises over the water and most importantly, ate a lot of ice cream. The best part of the vacation for me was the surprise of unexpectedly seeing Ms. Murphy in one of our favorite places, albeit on the side of the road. That moment of joy was an awesome metaphor for me. It represented all of the wondrous moments of unexpected happiness that happen each and every day at Robertson and Captain Hunt. We are so eager to get to know your child and help he/she to celebrate the 2017-2018 school year by falling in love with learning. We are especially excited to celebrate each & every joyful moment with your little one. #SchoolFamilyLOVE
With Much Anticipation,
Beth Tanner, MS Ed,