Mrs. Jennifer Epstein
1. Keep your hands, feet and hurtful words to yourself. Don't hurt others on the inside or the outside.
2. Take care of materials.
3. Always try to do your best.
4. Show respect when we work together. We include and encourage each other.
5. Follow directions the first time.
Preschool Parent Handbook
My name is Jennifer Epstein and I am returning to pre-k this year. I taught pre-k for 10 years before moving up to second grade. I love the freedom that preschool allows. I enjoy watching little ones soak up knowledge and exclaiming, "I got it!" Their smile says it all. Your child will be working on a lot of different skills throughout the year. To you it may only look like play, but through that play, they are learning. Fair warning-I love to create art projects and use items like glitter, glue and paint. Your child will get these items on their clothes. Please do not dress them in fancy items, they will get dirty.
As a mother, I understand that it may be hard to leave your little ones with me but please know that I think of them as my children when they are with me. They will learn and grow so much within the school year. At the end of the year, the binder that you provide will hold various drawings, artwork, pictures, school work and you will be amazed at the progression of learning that takes place in one school year.
Before having kids, I spent my free time running (so I can eat bad food and go on cool running vacations), traveling by getting lost, spending many hours on Pinterest pinning things I will never make, scouring Target for great deals and exploring new places. I am mom to an adorable little girl named Kate and a baby named Ben. In addition to my kids I also have two fur babies, Whidbey, my black lab and Finley, a mean cat. I have a wonderful husband named Jonathan who is also a runner and loves to travel and explore new places with me. I'm excited to grow and learn with you this school year. If you ever have any questions you can email me. I try my best to respond within 24 hours.
Here are a few dates to remember:
Friday, August 23rd-New Family Orientation from 8:45-9:45. Take a tour of your child's daily life throughout the school.
Thursday, August 29th-Meet and Greet from 9:00-11:30. You can drop off supplies and see the classroom.
Monday, September 2nd-No School
Tuesday, September 3rd-First Day of School. See you on the playground at 8:00. We dismiss at 3:00 in the same location.
Additional info-Please sign up for the PTA during the Meet and Greet. The PTA supports our school in so many ways. Some of the items they have purchased for classrooms are: recess balls, games for indoor play, t-shirts for field trips, technology in the classroom and many more items.
***If we ever have inclement weather during morning arrival and you don't see any staff members monitoring the black-top please bring your child indoors to the auditorium. If it rains, snows, or is super cold, then bring them inside. Parents are not supposed to stay in the auditorium. At the auditorium door, kiss your child and go.***
Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School