August 13, 2019
Dear Kindergarten Parents,
I hope your summer has been going well and you and your child are excited about starting the school year! Wednesday, August 28th is the Opening Day of school. It is a 1/2 day. We start at 8:00am and end at 12:15pm. Parents are welcome to stay for the morning and participate in the stations we have
As many of you know, Kindergarten will be in session Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-3:00pm. Erin Crowley will be our classroom assistant this year!! I am so excited to teach with her this year! There is an after school program available called One Planet from 3:00pm-5:30pm.
Jackson Howe is the director and can be contacted through email if you have any questions. His email is He is also the PE teacher!
I am very excited to start this new school year. I have spent a lot of the summer planning and prepping the Kindergarten room!! I have also loved spending time with my family camping, swimming, going to the beach and just relaxing. Again this year, I will be doing most of my communication through email as well as face-to-face. If your email address has changed or you would like to add another email to my list, please let me know. My email address is at the bottom of this letter! I will set up a class email
list and will send an email to everyone with more beginning of the year information once school starts. I do not create paper newsletters. I will continue adding pictures to my classroom Blog as well. The Blog address is and will be used to share pictures of what is happening in our classroom!! Check-in monthly! You can set it up so that you get an email every time I post a picture. I will officially set up this blog after school starts and I have all of your email addresses. It
is a private blog and you will need to accept my invitation once it is up and running.
This year our Open House will look different. Instead of having it the night before school starts, we will have it on Thursday, September 5th from 5:30-7:00pm. Mr. Haley will have more information about this night soon! I will send an email closer to school start regarding your child’s after school plans. I will need to know this for the first day of school. As far as important papers that you will need to fill out, I will send a folder home the first day of school that will need to be filled out and returned to school the next
day (Thursday, August 30th).
If you have any questions at any time throughout the year please don’t hesitate to call the school or email me at and we can set up a time to meet. I will try to check my email at least once a day. If your child’s after school plans change, please call the school as I might
not check my email before the end of the day. I really want everyone to feel comfortable in keeping our communication open. We all are working together to bring out the best in your child! I have enclosed a list of goals for Kindergarten, an outdoor education letter as well as a show and tell letter. I look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school!

Mrs. Piper 802-763-7425 ext 20

Find more information about your first day of school here.

Find more information about our educational goals for your child for this year here. 

To learn more about our Outdoor Education program, click here.