Please click the link below to register for this amazing workshop!
- School Supplies
- ST Math Resources for Parents
- Sayreville Borough Links
- Birthday Celebrations
- Project Before Cookbook
- Early Pick Up Form
- New Jersey Parent Link
- New Jersey’s Dental Association - Give Kids a Smile
- Conference Sign Up Links
1. Change of clothes- Please send in a shirt, pants, socks, underwear, pull-ups with velcro (if your child uses them) and wipes. These will be kept in your child’s cubby. If possible, send them in a Ziploc baggie for easy storage.
2. Backpack and folder - The students will be bringing home important papers and art projects throughout the year. Please be sure to send your child’s folder back and forth each day, as that will be our way to communicate with you. Please be sure to pick a backpack that can fit their folder and lunch box. Also we can not have bags with wheels.
3. Snack Time – Please send a drink and small snack for snack time - a juice box works well. If possible, please send your child’s snack in a separate bag/baggie with their name.
4. Lunch- Please send in a lunch along with a drink for your child each day. Please be aware that we do not have a refrigerator or microwave. You can include an ice pack in their lunch box if it helps. Please remember that we are a peanut free school. Another option is to purchase lunch.
5. Water – If you would like to send a water bottle to school with your child each day, please be sure to label it.
6. Smocks – Learning is messy!! We have many exciting projects planned where we will get messy. Please send in a smock for your child to use in school. It can be either a store-bought smock or an oversized shirt. Please be sure to put your child’s name on the smock. If you want you can put it in a Ziploc with their name on it.
Birthday Celebration Reminder!
Birthdays are a time to celebrate an exciting day in our students’ lives, and we want to make it a day that they will never forget. Please note that according to district policy, we can no longer have sweets to celebrate birthdays (cupcakes, donuts, munchkins, etc.).
If you would like to celebrate with food, however, we can serve something like fruit, yogurt, fruit snacks, sugar-free Jello, pretzels, etc. All treats must be store bought and peanut-free. Another option is to send in non-food items such as stickers, pencils, glow necklaces, a party game, etc. As a reminder, sending something in is not mandatory, but we wanted to provide options.
We want to make your child’s birthday celebration in school a memorable one. Each teacher celebrates a little differently in each room, so you can reach out to your child’s teacher for more information. We all need to follow the district’s policy regarding no cupcakes, no donuts, no munchkins, etc.
Education starts at school and continues at home. There are plenty of things that you, as parents, can do at home to help your child along a strong developmental path. Here are some helpful tips to give your child an advantage at home, which will transfer to the classroom.
Read, Read, Read
Reading is an important cognitive function for children to learn. Take every opportunity you can to read with your child. Make the kitchen, living room, and their bedrooms, into “reading zones” and devote some time every day to reading short stories, homework, or anything that is particularly challenging for them.
Make it Fun!
Games can be exceptional learning tools. Board games, card games, memory games and word games subtly engage a child in learning essential problem solving skills, while ensuring they have fun! Showing them how much fun learning can be will make them more eager to learn.
Computers, tablets, and mobile devices have access to all sorts of educational resources that can help your child learn in a collection of different ways. From games to writing to reading, technology offers a number of different ways to engage kids as they learn. Don’t be scared to let them get used to technology, the sooner they learn about the devices, the more comfortable they will be when using them in the future.
Encouragement is Golden
Remember to encourage your children through the learning process. Positive reinforcement goes a long way in helping a developing mind absorb information. Mistakes should not be cause for concern. Instead, view them as learning opportunities and help your child realize where, and how, they can improve.
Count, Write, Read
Practice, repetition, and routine help a young mind develop skills faster, and become more comfortable with the skills they already have. Set time aside to count with your children, let them write stories for you, and read them together. This little bit of effort can make a world of difference in the long run.
Here are some fun activities/tips/tricks that make learning engaging, as well as, informative.
- Set aside time to write and read short stories to each other.
- Find a board game that the whole family can play and have some fun (board games usually involve problem solving, math, writing, and many other transferable skills).
- Read from a variety of sources – expose your children to different ways of writing and thinking
- Play rhyming games – rhyming games help with improvisational skills and vocabulary.
- Don’t limit yourself to a certain writing or vocabulary level – try new things and see what develops quicker than others.
- Read together – dedicate time to read separate stories in the same room or the same story
- Talk to your kids. Discuss what they did that day in school, what they liked, what they didn’t.
- Make every day activities educational – engage your child to skim the paper for things, help you make shopping lists, or dictate recipes. Little things like this build transferable skills that help in a collection of different areas.
- Encourage their curiosity.
- Motivate with reward, applause, or recognition.
- Routines are good – they set boundaries, time limits, schedules, and things to look forward to.
- Listen to music. Music can train children in subconscious, subtle manners – making them more receptive to lessons they may consider boring otherwise.
- Look up words – don’t let your children remain confused. If they come across words they don’t understand, help them look it up and work through them.
- Share family stories and talk regularly.
- Go on adventures. Going camping, to museums, or sporting events exposes them to a completely new world of excite to experience.
- Play games like I-Spy, where you engage multiple senses, deduction and problem solving.
- Help your child keep a diary. Read it through with them, as this is both a good way to learn writing skills, speaking skills, and reading skills.
We do understand you may need to pick up your child early some days. In an effort to keep your child safe and staff informed, please use this form for student pick up. Additional forms are available from your child's teacher. This note must be sent in with your child on the day they are to be picked up early. Anyone picking up the child must have ID.
An Invite to all Project Before Families
Please see the attached flyer for New Jersey’s Dental Association (NJDA) and their February program of Give Kids a Smile.
This program offers certain services at different locations for free or reduced price.
More information can be found on their website for parents: https://www.njda.org/for-the-public/gkas/for-parents.
Please reach out to the Project Before School Nurses for further information or help.
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