WELCOME TO MRS. J. AMATO'S 2014-2015 School Year

The first few weeks have gotten off to a terrific start. We have 18 wonderful
children as part of our class. We have started all of our subjects . I have graded
all the work that they have done and posted many grades on Genesis. I will explain
you my grading policy at our Open House on Monday night. I look forward to seeing all of you there. To make it easy for you I will not assign any formal homework that night.
In addition to our wonderful group of 18 student, we are lucky to have Mrs. B with us as well. She is a student teaching completing her practicum until the end of October.
She works well with the children and its always good to have another pair of hands around.
Next week we are hosting a Book Fair. Please check your child's backpack for

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

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.)