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Home/Meet the Teacher

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to Kindergarten!
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This is my 22nd year teaching in the North Bergen School System.  I attended Saint Peter's University for both my Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees. I am a certified Reading Specialist and I am thrilled to be working with your children this school year.
Communication is key, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you may have.


Hayes Supply List Kindergarten Room 101

~Backpack (large enough to hold a folder and notebook)
~Lunch Box (if planning to pack lunch for your child)
~1 full set of clothing to change in case of spill/accident. Does not need to be a uniform
~3 glue sticks
~1 composition notebook
~1 (24) pack of crayons
~1 two pocket folder
~3 dry erase markers
Please also have the following available at home for homework assignments...
~glue sticks
We will be accepting donations of the following all year long...
~hand sanitizer
~clorox wipes
~paper towels
~baby wipes
~hand soap
***Please be sure to label all of your child´s items with their name.
This includes sweater/jackets, backpacks and lunchboxes and all supplies.

Report Card Grading Explanation

The Kindergarten Report Card is based on our state standards in Language Arts and Math. The rubrics are designed to measure student performance over the marking period. Performance indicators measure consistent student ability over time. Please refer to the explanation of grades below while viewing your child's report card. Academic subject areas will not contain a numeric grade. After viewing your child's report card please click on the box that acknowledges that you have reviewed the grade report. 

NS - generally, a student who is consistently unable to demonstrate any understanding of the standard

AS - generally, a student who is consistently able to demonstrate some understanding of the standard with teacher assistance

MS - generally, a student who consistently demonstrates full understanding of the standard being measured (Remember, this will take time and this is the goal by the end of the school year as standards are grade level expectations over the course of the school year.)

ES - generally, a student who consistently demonstrates mastery of the standard and exceeds grade level expectations

NA- this standard was not graded at this time due to virtual instruction as per administration.