• welcome

    Dear Kindergarten Family,

    Welcome to Kindergarten!

    I cannot wait to meet your students on Orientation Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

    AM session will meet at 9:30AM and PM session will meet at 10:30AM.

    Kindergarten is an exciting and scary time for our students! It is a time for exploring so many new things and places, as well as, a time to learn. I am here to help your child grow and have fun!

    I am looking forward to spending a very happy and creative year with your child! We will be spending the first days of school together getting to know each other.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns! Your child’s education is a team effort and I am looking forward to working with you and your child for a great year in kindergarten!

    In the meantime, here are some important names to help start the year off…

    Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Shur

    AM Para: Mrs. Tabbitas (Mrs. T)

    Mrs. Friedeman (PM ICR Teacher)

    PM Para: Mrs. Maretz

    We are in room 10.

    Email Address: ashley.shur@monroe.k12.nj.us

    Dress: Please dress your child comfortably and appropriately for school. We sometimes do some messy things and go outside! Please label all outerwear.

    Notices/class work:

    Please make sure your child has a backpack each day with his/her name on it. It is also important to remember to empty his/her backpack and folder every day! 

    Your child will receive a Mill Lake Falcon folder. We will put all important school notes inside this folder.  Please place any notes to me inside the Falcon folder.  Your child will hand in the folder every morning. It is part of our routine to place the folder inside a bin as they unpack every morning. 

    Your child will also have a classwork folder. This is one of the folders you are sending in from home. This folder will contain any work your child completes during the school day. DO NOT put important notes or homework in this folder. ALL NOTES go in the Falcon folder. 

    Day/Child Care:

    If your child attends a day care situation directly before or after Kindergarten, please send him/her with separate folders for that program. This will help you know which papers/projects were done by me and will help your child with organizing and being responsible for his/her possessions. (Our folder is the Mill Lake Falcon folder!) Please also separate their snacks and have them clearly labeled so your student knows which food to eat in each room. 


    If there is any change in your child’s dismissal procedure, you must give me written permission.  Please do NOT email me a dismissal change. If I am absent, the substitute will NOT receive the information.  I must receive this at the beginning of their day so that I have time to send your note to the office. No changes will be made unless we receive written authorization from you. EMAIL will NOT be accepted. If dismissal plans change during school hours, please call the school office.


    We will have snack daily. You may send a drink and a small snack. PLEASE separate kindergarten snack and ECE snack! Do not put the kindergarten snack in the same lunch container as ECE lunch. Please label the container, KINDERGARTEN SNACK.  

    Remember to send any utensils (spoons) needed for their snack. PLEASE make sure your child can open their snack by themselves.  The more independent your child is, the better for everyone! ☺ 

    If your child would like to purchase milk, please send in CASH and exact change. I cannot give you change. Milk money for the month is due before the 1st of the month. If your child is buying milk for the month of September, please send it in by Friday, September 9, 2022. 

    Monthly Milk Prices: 

    September: $5.95          October: $6.30            November: $5.25

    December: $5.95           January: $7.00            February: $6.65

    March: $8.05                 April: $4.90                May: $7.70      June: $5.95

    This is not lunchtime. Snack is your responsibility. I cannot give out any food. Please ask your child what they would like for a snack. Keep it simple. Please do not send any of the following items:

    • glass bottles ●sippy cups ●cans or soda ●Capri sun or juice pouches (they are difficult to open)

    GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Please make sure you join our Google Classroom. The link will be sent via email.  We will use Google Classroom as our main communication for our classroom. You will use your student’s Monroe email  account. Ex: ashur@students.monroe.k12.nj.us. You can find your students' login passwords and email address in Genesis. 

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! 


    All my best,

    Mrs. Shur