Welcome to Garfield Public Preschool Annex 1

Back to School Night...........September 15, 2021...
Thank you to those of you who attended our Virtual Back to School Night on September 15th. If you were unable to attend, you can see the recorded meeting on your child's class Teams page or visit the teachers' websites.
Please also take a look at our welcome video below.


We are so excited to start our school year. The teachers have been anticipating the student’s arrival at our school. We look forward to meeting you at our Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 each student has a specific time on their invitation to attend Meet and Greet. Make sure to bring the invitation with you. The preschool will have half day sessions (8:05 am – 12:05 pm) the rest of the week - Wednesday, September 8th - 10th.  Full day sessions will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021, which are 8:05 am to 2:25 pm.

The students will be learning new things daily; teachers will be sending home a form "My Week at Preschool" check your child’s folder daily and you can talk to your child about the activities that they participated in during the school day. This year the district will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students, if your child has allergies to any food, please make sure to notify the classroom teacher and school nurse.

Make sure that your child has a change of clothing and an additional mask in his/her backpack, that we will keep here at the school, to change into if they should have a need to be changed. Students should wear their school uniforms to come to school. The uniforms may be purchased at either YNK Uniform Store in Clifton or Flynn O’Hara Uniforms in Emerson.

Students at the preschool will be practicing on how to exit the school during an emergency drill. I will provide you with a note letting you know when we have our first fire drill and when we have our first safety drill. Please be careful in our parking lot, as many of our students are small, and you may not see them when backing out of a parking space.

Please make sure to talk to your child about school, and about lining up outside for arrival and dismissal. Student temperatures will be taken daily by the classroom staff. Remember to kiss your child good-bye and let them know that you will be outside when they get out. Teachers and administration are always willing to meet and talk with you, you can reach out to us via e-mail or by calling us. Teachers will only be able to return phone calls during their prep time.

For the safety of your child, we ask that all paperwork that was mailed to your home, be brought into school on the first day. All forms are due no later than September 8th.

As we are still in a pandemic, we will continue to follow all safety requirements and mandates that are in place by the Governor, Health Department, Department of Education and our Board of Education.

Health  Screening Questionnaire 2021-2022

Health Screening Questionnaire 2021-2022 .pdf


Please review this important presentation on transitioning your child from home to school:

Classroom Sanitation with our Director of Facilities, Tony Lio:


   Registration for new incoming students is on-going.

Contact the: Preschool Registrar at 973-253-6600, ext. 6601, to make an appointment.

Registrations are taken by appointment only.

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