From the Principal of LLC and Supervisor of Early Childhood
Dear Preschool Families,
We want you to know that we are working hard to identify the best plan for September. Your child's health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. We also know the value of an in-person program for students' social-emotional learning, language, physical, and cognitive development. These times are difficult with many variables to consider for returning in September. We thank you for your patience during this time and for your responsiveness to our surveys and information. We will continue to keep you informed along the way. Please read through the newsletter for the next steps for you at home and other helpful ideas.
Deanne Guastello, Principal of LLC Preschool
Jarlyn Veras, Supervisor of Early Childhood
I am excited to introduce myself as the new Supervisor of Early Childhood for the Morris School District. I am a passionate advocate for quality early childhood education and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work alongside Morris School District's wonderful preschool team.
I come to Morris School District with fifteen years of experience in early childhood programs where I have served in a variety of roles. I was a preschool teacher for ten years and have had the opportunity to work as a teacher coach, interventionist, and school administrator.
I look forward to using the skills I have acquired throughout these experiences to serve the children and families of Morristown and Morris Township. I also look forward to establishing partnerships, getting to know members of the community, and working collaboratively with all of you to provide our youngest learners with an exceptional preschool experience.
Pandemic Response Team
Next Steps For You At Home
- Please find reusable/washable face masks that your child is comfortable wearing and gradually build up the amount of time they can tolerate wearing them.
- Continue to practice hand washing techniques and other smart health practices that prevent sicknesses (appropriate amount of sleep, coughing in the arm, using tissues).
- Talk about the importance of keeping hands and bodies to yourself.
- Teaching your child how to use a personal supply of hand sanitizer (alcohol-based) is also helpful.
Google Email is Key
Home School Supplies
Get Involved in the Home School Association (HSA)
Equity and Inclusion and Our Responsibility
Book Recommendations to Introduce to Your Children
Mango, Abuela, and Me
A story about a granddaughter and a grandmother overcoming the language barrier. This book has intergenerational connections, examples of print and writing, and new vocabulary. It is written in English but teaches many Spanish words
All Are Welcome
A story that follows children through their school day and shows the rich diversity of everyone in the class and how everyone has a place in this school.
The Colors of Us
A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way. This book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.