WELCOME TO MRS. J. AMATO'S 2014-2015 School Year
I can not believe that it is September 3rd already. I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. I can't
wait to hear all of the exciting stories and adventures!
It is going to be my pleasure to be a part of your child's academic life at School 25. It is my goal that your
child will love learning as much as I love teaching!
It is my hope that our first month gets off to a great start. To make sure that happens, I must ask
that my students come prepared, rested and ready to work. Over the summer, if you see any of these
materials on sale, it might be a good idea to pick them up. Each child will be asked to bring in the
following supplies: crayons, a big box of pencils, a highlighter, 2 boxes of dry erase (not washable) markers.
a pair of scissors, glue sticks, an eraser,two two-pocket folders, a binder with 3 spiral notebooks inside, 2 marble
notebooks, a box of tissues and a container of sanitary wipes.
During the year, if I can ever be of any assistance to you, please contact me at any time. We both
have your child's best academic interests in mind at all times.
As parents, I must also ask you to please check your child's folder each and every night.
In order to keep the students free from harm and you updated on school happenings,
PLEASE PLEASE return all school/teacher correspondence immediately!
In school the month of September will be dedicated establishing and understanding rules.
Each child will be learning about our classroom as a community, Fords, Woodbridge and New Jersey.
It is very important that your child comes to school able to spell his or her full name,
birthdate, and parents names and
his or her address and phone number. Also please keep me informed of special days in your
child's life (good or bad) and allergies or problems.
Since the Big Focus in Woodbridge is GOING GREEN, remember as a family to reduce,
recycle and and reuse. Use your old notebooks as journals or diaries to record your daily
happenings. (Remember to start sentences with capital letters and end them with the correct punctuation mark.)
Stopping instances of Bullying is a major focus every day and every month at school. Encourage your child to report
kind acts to you as they occur, so if there ever is an instance of bullying, he or she will be comfortable in sharing that
with you as well. Then PLEASE BRING IT TO MY IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.
P.S. As the weather might be changing in the next few weeks, please have your child wear or
bring the appropriate type of outerwear for the weather each day.
Putting names inside each article is a great way to not lose anything.
As always,please do not send your child to school if he or she is ill,
Continue to read and practice your flashcards. (If you do not have a set, they can be purchased
at your local dollar store.)