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Welcome Back Letter from Principal Davis

 

 

 

Warren Prescott K-8 School

50 School Street

Charlestown, MA 02129

Michele L. Davis, Principal

617-635-8346

 

August  2017

 

Greetings Warren Prescott Community!

 

Welcome back! We are just a few short weeks away from the 2017-2018 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 new K1 and K2 families!

 

Below are important details about the opening of school.

 

Our school hours for the 2017-2018 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 card included in this letter with you).

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017(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 in grades 6, 7, and 8 will report to the cafeteria
  • Classroom assignments are listed on the index card in this letter

 

Friday, September 8, 2017(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 11, 2017

  • Kindergarten students report
  • 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 would normally have yellow bus service will be provided with MBTA passes and will not have morning or afternoon bus service

The new logo is at full implementation for the 2017 – 2018 School Year

All students are required to wear the new school logo.

 

Purchase Options:

 

  • We are excited to introduce a new online ordering system.  Beginning August 18, 2017 parents can follow this link www.WPschoolstore.com to order Warren Prescott uniform items.  Items can be shipped directly to your home or picked up at the College Hype store.

 

  • We also have limited uniform inventory that is available at the school. These items will be available for sale on Navy Day, August 22nd from 12-2, and at the Back to School Bash on August 30, 2017.  
  • Patches will be on sale at Charlestown Ace Hardware beginning immediately.  We also have patches available at the school.
  • You may also 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 polo shirt with logo or patch
  • If students are cold, a navy blue Warren Prescott crewneck sweatshirt can be worn over polo shirts.  Additionally a white or blue  long-sleeved shirt can be worn underneath the polo.  The Warren Prescott logo should be visible at all times.
  • Tan or blue pants, jumpers or skirts
  • Appropriate jeans
  • Warren Prescott t-shirts and sweatpants are allowed on gym days
  • Hooded Sweatshirts are never allowed

 

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 websites.  Please sign up for the WP Weekly at www.warrenprescott.com.  Please fill out the enclosed “Contact Sheet” for 2017-2018 class 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 Wednesday August 30,2017 for the Back to School Bash in the WP playground (3:30pm-5:00pm).   Uniforms will be on sale and many teachers will be in attendance.  All families are welcome!  Get ready for a fabulous year! Our School Orientation night will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017.   School Site Council elections will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:00PM  followed by the  first School Site Council meeting.

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