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Welcome Back Letter from Principal Davis

 

August 2016

 

Greetings Warren Prescott Community!

 

Welcome back! We are just a few short weeks away from the 2016-2017 school year!  We are excited to continue on our path to success and look forward to a productive school year!

A special welcome to our newest Warren Prescott families!

Below are important details about the opening of school.

 

Our school hours for the 2016-2017 school year for all students are 8:30AM – 3:10PM. This is 40 minutes longer than the traditional school day in Boston.  Doors will open at 8:15AM and students who enter after 8:30AM will be marked tardy.

 

The schedule for the opening of school is as follows:

(Please bring the classroom assignment cards included in this letter with you).

Thursday, September 8, 2016(Day 1)

  • All students in grades 1-8 report
  • Doors will open at 8:15AM
  • Students in grades 1-5 will report directly to their classrooms
  • Students will be provided with the opportunity to have breakfast
  • Students in grades 6,7, and 8 will report to the cafeteria
  • Classroom assignments are listed on the index card in this letter

Friday, September 9, 2016(Day 2)

  • Doors will open at 8:15AM. Students will have the opportunity to eat breakfast until 8:25AM
  • Students arriving after 8:30AM will be marked tardy

 Monday, September 12, 2016

  • Kindergarten students report (K1 and K2)
  • Breakfast is available at 8:15AM
  • Kindergarten students will report directly to classrooms at 8:30AM
  • Classroom assignments are listed on the index card in this letter

 

School dismissal each day is at 3:10PM. On the first day of school, please ensure that your child knows how s/he is getting home. If there is any change to the regular determined bus or walker routine, a note from a parent must be sent including the departure change and a phone number. No exceptions. Safety is our priority at the Warren Prescott K-8 School. We ask that all parents wait outside during dismissal. It is essential that we keep the foyer area clear. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Transportation:

 

  • Students in our Autism program will maintain their regular bus service
  • Students in grades K-6 will have regular morning and afternoon bus service
  • Students in grades 7 and 8 who previously would have had yellow bus service will be provided with MBTA passes and will not have morning or afternoon bus service

Uniform:

 

Our New Logo is at full implementation for the 2016 – 2017 School Year

All students are required to wear the new school logo

 

Purchase Options:

 Purchase the new shirt with logo attached/ or the patch with the new logo at the school. Due to bulk ordering, we are able to offer superb pricing:

$10.00 – lightweight navy blue shirt with screen printed logo

$15.00- heavier weight navy blue shirt with embroidered logo

$3.00 – New logo patch to affix yourself to a collared navy blue shirt

 

 

  • Go to the landsend.com/school and use the Preferred School Number: 900102716 or locate by entering Warren Prescott, Charlestown, MA

All students must adhere to the mandatory uniform policy listed below:

The Warren Prescott K-8 School has a mandatory uniform policy. Students are required to wear the school uniform each day beginning on the first day of school. The school uniform consists of the following items:

  • Navy blue or turtle neck shirt with the school patch ( available for purchase at the school)
  • Tan or blue pants, jumpers or skirts
  • Appropriate jeans
  • Warren Prescott sweat pants are allowed on gym days

Your child will bring home many documents on the first day of school including Emergency cards and the BPS Family Guide etc. It is essential that your child returns these forms as soon as possible.

 

Our main means of communication include the WP Weekly and the Warren Prescott Classroom Shutterfly websites. Please sign up for the WP Weekly at warrenprescott.com.     Please fill out the enclosed “Contact Sheet” for 2016-2017class parents and return it on the first day of school to ensure that your child’s teacher gives you access to their classroom website.   Additionally automated phone calls and/or written communication will be made regarding significant school events.

 

Upcoming Events:

Please join us on Tuesday September 6, 2016 for a Back to School Barbecue in the WP playground (2-3:30). All families are welcome! Get ready for a fabulous year! Our School Orientation night will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016. School Site Council elections will be held the night before on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:00PM.

Please review the enclosed documents for additional information regarding school programs that may be pertinent to your child’s specific grade. I look forward to a productive school year! The entire Warren Prescott staff is excited to welcome families on the first day of school!

Sincerely,

Michele Davis

Principal