Check your mailboxes over the next few days!
- You will find the important information regarding the first day of school.
- Class Placement Letters!
- A Welcome letter from Ms. Miller and Ms. Perez regarding Lab’s start times, lunch, bus, breakfast, as well as instructions on how to bring in your supplies to school the first day if you did not order them via the “1st Day School Supply Company”. All office supplies such as paper and tissues etc should be labeled “To Main Office” and brought to room 145.
- Info about new teachers in 1st and 5th grade!
- A dismissal tracking sheet for the first 3 days of school. Very important that you send in this completed form in with your child on the first day of school.
- Info about the Coalition for the Homeless – Project Backpack. Please make a donation if you can to this amazing cause. Boxes will be in front of the office the first day of school.
- Kindergaten Families “Phase in Letter” and Pass
- New Incoming 1st-3rd grade families pass to the K orientation and PTA Coffee from 9-10:20 Am on the first day of school.
Have a great weekend!
Check out the Fall 2015 Afterschool Brochure attached! Lots of new classes for grades K – 5. Registration begins Sept 11th, at 10am, and is on a first come first serve basis.
COME PLAY WITH US! Enroll with your friends and have play dates at school.
Lower Lab Afterschool Team
Lauren Segal, Janel Sinacori, and Christiane Stidham
Everyone at Lower Lab must fill out this application regardless of whether you are eating hot lunch or not or if you are eligible for a free lunch or not. Every family has to fill out the application and if you do this online it is much easier then waiting for the fall and having Ann our school aide in the office send you the paper version of this form. She needs one application from every family without fail. This is part of DOE compliance. Please log on to https://www.applyforlunch.com and take care of this today!
Thanks for completing your application today https://www.applyforlunch.com
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Dear Lower Lab Families,
Please find the list of supplies for each grade below. Families who did not order via http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com will need to purchase these supplies over the summer and bring items in the first days of school. Please note – EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK AT THESE ATTACHED LISTS! There are several item that were not listed as offerings in the pre-purchased kits (personal pencil cases, flash drives, backpacks etc)
and current Lower Lab Families as well! We hope you are enjoying the summer and we are excited to welcome all the new families to our Lower Lab community! You may have already received materials on our annual Read-A-Thon “fun”draiser, but we wanted to reach out to everyone to make sure everyone has this information so that all students new and old can participate. Every summer, students (including all incoming students!) submit a log all of the books that they read, or were read to them. (We understand that our incoming Ks are not all independent readers yet!) Every child who reads at least 5 books and submits their reading log will have their name put on the Read-A-Thon bookcase across from the Main Office, and receive a medal in our medal ceremony in October.
Many families also choose to sponsor their children for their reading and raise money that fund wonderful academic programs at Lower Lab. Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles love to support young readers!
We hope that your will participate in this wonderful Lower Lab annual tradition. Forms can be downloaded from the Lab website, and are attached to this email if you need them.
Please let us know if you have any questions. All Attachments are below!
Your 2015 Read-A-Thon co-chairs,
Monday, August 17, 2015
Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th Street (btw 3rd & Lex)
5:00 pm incoming K and new 1st Grade families
6:00 pm rising 1st and 2nd Grades
6:30 pm rising 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
Please join us in the lower level event space
Story Hour for in-coming Kindergarten class!
Games and Scavenger Hunt!
Bring a shopping list!
(Your purchases at the party support the Lower Lab PTA)
We are excited to continue our partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless.
Lab families will have the opportunity to donate backpacks and school supplies for homeless NYC students. (No child should fall behind just because his or her family can’t afford to buy pencils, notebooks and other essential supplies for school).
What an amazing school year! Your children have worked hard and accomplished a lot, and I want to thank you for the joy they have brought to our classrooms. I also want to thank you for being involved in your children’s education; you are essential partners in improving our schools and building stronger communities. As the academic year comes to a close, I want to highlight a few ways we have strengthened our partnerships with you:
Improved Family Outreach. This spring, we announced plans to hire 40 Family Support Coordinators (FSCs), one in each district, to strengthen family engagement. The FSCs will become your single point of contact for issues that cannot be resolved at the school level—and keep you informed about programs and policies affecting your child’s education. We have also provided additional trainings for school staff who advocate for parents, including parent coordinators and District Family Advocates. Continue reading Chancellor Fariña’s End-of-Year Message
Dear Lower Lab Families,
Please do not forget that tomorrow is the deadline to order your supplies online. This is the BEST SYSTEM! Why shop at stores piece-meal when you can get everything sent to the school before you start on the first day? Remember if you are in grades 1-4 you should also look at the supplies for Dr. Klaf in Science or Art Supplies for all grades as well for Michelle Liss.
Gina will be posting all the supply list in the next week online. You will get these lists in your placement letters in August as well but why wait. Take care of this now and set your child up for success with all the supplies they need and save time and money in costs of items as well!!!