Welcome to Barnard Early Childhood Center! We are home to the District’s only pre-school
programs (UPK and magnet) as well as our magnet kindergarten, grades 1 and
2. We offer a comprehensive educational
experience which includes physical education, fine arts, Italian and library
media. Students will have experiences at
each grade level that align with the New York Common Core Learning
Standards. There will be opportunities
throughout the year to visit the school, as well as hear about our curriculum
and what it means for your child.
We have been busy this summer preparing for the 2014-2015
school year. Our first day for all
kindergarten through grade 2 students will be Wednesday, September 3rd
. This will be a half-day of school.
Dismissal is at 11:40 am. Please inform
your child’s teacher regarding how your child is being transported to and from
school, and if there are any special arrangements. Our pre-school children will begin their
transition on Monday, September 22nd . We are excited to meet our new students, and
to see our returning students well rested and ready to learn!
Looking ahead to our first month’s activities, please mark
your calendars for the first PTA meeting
on September 9th, Amy’s
Greenhouse 9/11 Memorial on the 11th, the Puentes Pre-K and New Families to Barnard meeting also on the
11th, and our kindergarten through grade 2 Meet the Teacher Night Thursday,
September 18t. at 6:30 pm. We
strongly recommend this event be for adults only. We will meet in the auditorium for an
introduction, and proceed to the classrooms to meet your child’s teachers.
Translation devices will be available for those who will need them for the
auditorium presentation. Please
remember, this is an open meeting, and not a time for a personal conference.
You will have the opportunity to register for a conference before or after the
On behalf of the entire staff and myself, we look forward to
working together to ensure success for every child here at Barnard.
Principal Barnard Early Childhood Center