We are excited to start another school year. We will be having a special parent-child orientation on Wednesday, September 1 from 1-1:45. This will be an opportunity for parents and children to tour the classroom together, explore the playground and meet your child’s teachers and classmates. All parents will need to wear masks while in the building and children are encouraged to wear masks while in the building as well. Your child’s first day of school will be Tuesday, September 7, when the children come for only two hours from 12:40 to 2:40. Most children will be ready to stay on their own, though if you feel your child needs you to stay, you may remain in the “Parent Parking Zone,” outside the gate, as we are still limiting adults in the building. Your child’s second day of school, Thursday, September 9. We will begin the regular class times: 12:40 - 3:30.
The Four-Day PM Class will be using our downstairs classroom, and your child’s Head Teacher is Terri Morgan. This is Terri’s 9th year at The Acorn. She attended the University of Maryland, and previously worked at Central Catholic High School. She has a wonderful, cheerful personality, and the children love being with her! The individual attention she gives to each child creates a special bond between them. She and her husband, Frank, have two grown sons. Terri enjoys travel, yoga and cross stitch, and is proud of her Hawaiian roots. We are so glad she is a part of our teaching team.
Our schedule is to begin specials (Music and Spanish) and lunch bunch, for those registered, the second week of school.
During your child’s home visit, we would like you to provide two changes of clothing for your child, which we will keep here all year, just in case we need it. Please include underwear, socks, a shirt, and pants, and put them inside a zip-lock bag with your child’s name clearly marked on it. If your child ever needs these clothes and wears them home, please return them the next day to replenish their bag.
Many thanks; we do appreciate your cooperation! We are really looking forward to classes beginning on the 7th. We all can’t wait to get started on a new school year! Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’ll see you soon!
Rich, Wendy, and Mara