Welcome to Kindergarten!
It is a full day of school for all our kindergarten students. Please remember the following:
- Attach your child's bus tag to his/her backpack.
- Pack lunch first 2 weeks of school.
- To sign-up for School Dismissal Manager
We look forward to a great start!
August 21, 2018
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! The start of each year is an especially exciting time that brings opportunities for reuniting with familiar faces, building new relationships, establishing comforting routines and welcoming academic adventures. Concord Road School is a very special place; a learning family for our caring educators and professionals, dedicated parents and incredible students. Our assistant principal, Jennifer Darling, and I are committed to leading the continued growth of our unique community of learners and achieving success for all students. In partnership, we will continue to build upon our strong foundation and grow our school mission of “fostering a respectful environment that nurtures creativity, encourages perseverance and inspires motivation to learn.”
Over the course of the school year, we look forward to deepening professional work around key areas of focus. In the area of literacy, we will continue to strengthen our program by deepening our work with the component areas of reading and enhancing our units of study. To support this work, we have purchased brand new interactive read aloud libraries for teachers and students to enjoy together. In addition, we will be introducing RULER, the evidence-based approach to social emotional learning developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, with the faculty. In mathematics, we will continue to enhance our program by deepening our focus on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice and strengthening our communication of assessment data. In social studies and science, we are continuing our alignment work with the new standards. Thanks to a grant from the AEF, we will be enhancing our kindergarten block areas with new accessories. This will support the important work of play. Thanks to funding from the district, 2nd and 3rd grade will be equipped with new iPad carts. These iPads will support students as they research, write and develop their technology literacy.
Throughout the school year, we encourage you to remain closely connected to us. Our “Tea and a Topic” events are designed for you as participatory workshops focused on areas of academic interest. Our “Coffee and a Conversation” forums are an avenue for informal conversation about school-based happenings and student learning. The many noteworthy PTA events over the course of the year invite the shared enjoyment of experiences that are distinctive to Concord Road and serve to strengthen appreciation for our wonderful community. We welcome your feedback and questions and look forward to maintaining consistently open lines of communication.
Our first day of school is just around the corner and all placement letters are scheduled to be mailed this Friday, August 24th. This is a few days later than we typically send out our mailing due to the fact that Concord Road has been without power for the past week. We do expect the power to be back on well before the start of school and thank you for your flexibility and understanding, given this unexpected circumstance. As you plan for the year ahead, please remember that our morning arrival window is from 8:35 - 8:50. Kindergarten and 1st grade students arriving by car should exit their vehicles and enter the building through the primary entrance. 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders arriving by car should enter through the clock entrance door. Staff will be on hand to guide and assist students. We look forward to welcoming students on September 4th. On behalf of the faculty at Concord Road Elementary School, I am delighted to welcome you to a wonderful year ahead!
Wednesday Early Dismissal Information
This is just a reminder that on Wednesdays we have early dismissal for students. Dismissal times are as follows:
Kindergarten & 1st grade students primary building walkers are dismissed at 2:20pm.
2nd, 3rd & 4th grade main building walkers are dismissed at 2:35pm.
Buses depart by 2:50pm.
We ask that you be at your child's bus stop early and wait for your child. This will alleviate children being brought back to school.
Helpful ResourcesWe were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and incomprehensible events that occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.We share the following resources for your consideration as you contemplate how to discuss this horrific event with your children.From the American School Counselor Association:From the National Association of School Psychologists:
If your child expresses fear or concern regarding these recent events, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist or principal. We are here to support you and your children as they process this tragedy.
October 11, 2018
October 19, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Kindergarten Read to Me
October 31, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Halloween Parade
November 2, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Half Day Dismissal
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Parent Teach Conferences -- Half Day
November 5, 2018
November 6, 2018