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A Message From The Principal:

September 9, 2022

It has been a wonderful first week getting to meet so many of you and your children. I am pleased to inform you that we had a successful turn out for Meet and Greet. A total of 153 families were in attendance on September 6th. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us. 

 Below are some reminders to ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff:

  • The parking lot will be closed during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the parking lot. During drop-off and pick-up, families must park on the street. Please be courteous not to block residential driveways or park in the parking lot of the local businesses and factory next door.

  • The jungle gym equipment, bikes and outdoor toys will not be available to play with during drop-off and pick-up. We appreciate your assistance in helping us ensure that the outdoor equipment and toys are not utilized during these times.

  • Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up will be conducted outside. Each classroom has a designated outdoor line-up area. When waiting for your child’s classroom teacher in the morning and afternoon, make sure to wait in a line near their designated drop-off area. Families are not to stand by the building doors as we need clear pathways to ensure all students get safely to their designated line up spot. 

  • Student arrival is at 8:05 AM. Please have your child arrive on time. Tardiness disrupts the whole classroom as well as the individual child’s ability to adjust and learn.

We at the Garfield Public Preschool want the best for your children, just as you do. We can achieve this goal with your involvement because we know that parents and teachers, as equal partners working together, can do great things for children.

I am looking forward to working with you this school year. Please mark your calendars for Back to School Night, which will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on September 21st. Additional information will be forthcoming.


Nicole Grillo, Ed. D.

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