Horace W. Porter

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Porter Pals Preschool Program!
      Please check Mrs. Coviello's or Mrs. DelMastro's individual teacher pages for more information.  We are busy reviewing, revising, and updating them for the current year.
      For now, though, we would like to let you know that the "Porter Pals"  preschool program has moved around the corner to our new location... Mrs. Coviello is in Room 307 (formerly Mrs. Lawton's kindergarten classroom), and Mrs. DelMastro is in Room 308 (formerly Ms. Henry's kindergarten classroom). 

Families of registered preschool students have been sent letters with information about the beginning of the school year, including an appointment for "Visiting Day".  As a reminder, here are the things your preschooler will need for school:
 
* a sturdy 2-pocket folder (we will use this daily for home-school communication), labeled with your child's name
* a backpack (large enough to hold the folder and a lunch box/lunch bag without being too large for your preschooler to wear on his/her back)
* a complete change of clothing in a bag labeled with your child's name (to be kept in school, just in case!)

For the half-day programs (Mrs. Coviello's A.M. and P.M. classes) You will also need to send a small snack and drink each day, packed in a small lunch box or bag that fits inside the backpack.  See our Family Handbook for more information.

For the new full-day program (Mrs. DelMastro's full-day class):

*For full day preschoolers, there will be a rest time each day. You may send in a blanket from home which will be sent back home each Friday for washing. If you want to send in two blankets so that we have one extra to keep at school, that is fine too.  If possible, please label each blanket. 
*Your child may also bring in ONE 12” or smaller lovey (stuffed animal) to snuggle during rest time.  Please do not send in any other toys/stuffies from home.  We have plenty of toys in the classroom!
*This year, full day preschoolers will also be eating lunch at school.  They can either bring a lunch from home or buy hot lunch.  Please pack your child’s lunch in a separate bag/lunch box from their snack; this helps students know what they should eat for snack and what they should eat for lunch. Please clearly label the snack bag and lunch bag/box.
* For full-day students, there will be two snack times each day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).  You can pack both snacks in one bag/box labeled “Snacks”.

We look forward to working with you and your child!