Welcome to IMES!
Increase Miller Elementary School is a K-5 collaborative school community that engages students in meaningful learning.
Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,
We are excited to share that Kindergarten Visitation will take place at Increase Miller on Tuesday, August 29th from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. We are hopeful that your family will be able to join us. We will greet the incoming kindergartners and welcome them to IMES, visit the kindergarten classrooms, view a bus safety video, and take a tour of the school. At this time, if you wish to drop off your child’s school supplies, please feel free to do so. The playground will also be available after the visitation for those of you who might like to stay and play.
On Wednesday, September 6th, our kindergartners will ride on the buses to/from school and experience a full day of school. Of course, you have the choice of driving your child to school, but if you plan on doing so, please know that you would need to park in the lot and walk your child to the entrance. We do have a drop off loop as well, but you cannot exit the car to escort your child to the entrance.
If you choose to pick up your child at the end of the day, please send in a note with him or her in the morning. Be sure to include the name of the person who will be picking up your child. The location for “parent pick-up” is in the gymnasium. You may park in the lot closest to the gym and walk into that entrance will be opened at 3:35 p.m. Your child will be escorted to “parent pick-up” where there will be a staff member facilitating the signing out process. You will be asked to show your ID, so please have your license with you.
On Wednesday, September 6th, whether your child rides the bus to school or is driven, the Kindergarten Teachers and Teaching Assistants will be at the main entrance of the school to greet each kindergartner. Each student will have a bus tag that you will have received at the Kindergarten Visitation on Tuesday, August 29th. If you are unable to attend, the bus tag will be mailed home. This helps us to identify the kindergarten students as they arrive and we can easily direct them to their class line.
If you have summer plans that interfere with your ability to attend this visitation, do not be concerned. The Kindergarten Teachers take care to ensure that students feel comfortable and safe in their learning environment. Additionally, each kindergarten classroom has a bathroom, so students do not ever need to travel through the building on their own. They are escorted by an adult to all activities outside of the classroom. They are supervised by the kindergarten Teaching Assistants and Monitors during lunch and recess, and taken to “parent pick-up” or their bus in the afternoon. The safety of our students is a priority for all of us.
You will receive a letter from us in late August providing important information and dates for the school year. The Transportation Department will mail your child’s bus number and pick up/drop off time. You will find the District’s 2017-2018 calendar, Kindergarten school supply list, and important contact information on the IMES website, imes.klschools.org.
We are thrilled to have your kindergartner at IMES this coming September, and we look forward to seeing you at the Kindergarten Visitation on Tuesday, August 29th and/or the first day of school on Wednesday, September 6th.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 914-763-7155.
Enjoy the summer.
Kerry Ford Andy Galotti
Principal Assistant Principal
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