Welcome to Our Wonderful School


August 27, 2010

 Dear Kindergarten Parents:

 Welcome to Ray Elementary School.   I hope you and your families enjoyed the wonderful summer weather we experienced these past few weeks.  I am sure that you and your children are eagerly anticipating the beginning of school which begins on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.   To this end, I want to be sure that you have the information needed to experience a successful first day.

 First of all, kindergarten has been restored to a full day.  Students will arrive at 8:50 and leave at 3:30.  Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 9:00.  A free breakfast is available to all students at 8:30 in the student lunchroom.  Recess occurs at 11:00 followed by lunch at 11:20.  Students can bring their own lunch or can buy a hot lunch.  To make sure that students are able to keep up with all of their belongings please label everything including lunch boxes and sweaters.

On the first day of school primary parents and students should wait on the playground on Kimbark near 56th street.  Teachers and PTA volunteers, who will wear an identifiable piece of clothing or badge, will be there with class lists to make sure that students are placed with the correct classroom teacher. Once students enter the building at 9:00, parents are invited to come to the kindergarten breakfast in the student lunchroom.  At dismissal time (3:30), parents should wait outside the front doors near the same playground, on Kimbark.  Teachers will bring students outside and wait with them until parents pick them up.

 There will be an ice cream social for new families taking place on Friday, September 3 at 2:00.  This is an opportunity for parents and students to get to know the faculty and staff and other families.  Parent volunteers will conduct a tour of the school during this time.

Please visit or website to access the parent handbook which will be posted early next week.

 I look forward to meeting all of you in the very near future.


Bernadette Butler


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