• Dear Students,


    Welcome to my class!  School will be starting soon and I hope you're as excited as I am!  This letter is to give you some information about our classroom and the first day of school.


    First Day of School

    Each day school will begin at 8:30 am.  We will meet in a designated place outside on the playground.  Just look for a sign with my name on it: Mrs. Hermann.  We will say goodbye to our families there and will walk to our classroom, Room 111F.  School will end at 3:00 pm.  If you are taking the bus you will be escorted to the bus pick-up area, otherwise you will be dismissed at the front of the school.


    These are some things that you should do when you come in on the first day:

    1. Say hello to your friends from last year and say hi to someone new.
    2. Find the desk that has your name written on the nametag and sit down.

    I can’t wait to meet you!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year!


    Things to bring with you on the first day of school:

    Summer Memories

    We will be sharing our summer memories on the first day of school.  It will be fun to hear about all the exciting places our new friends have visited.  Please bring in one or two small items or photographs that remind you of your fantastic summer.  Place it in a bag labeled with your name and bring it with you on the first day of school!

    A Favorite Book

    I love to read!  On the first day of school, bring in one of your favorite picture books to share with the class. Be sure to put your name in the book.


    Each morning we will take a short break from our work to have a snack.  Please pack a nutritious snack such as fruits, veggies, yogurt, cheese, crackers etc.  Please pack the snack in a separate bag and label it “snack” with your name. Don’t forget a drink if you want to have one. Please no nuts, soy and egg products.  You can refer to the allergy letter that arrived with your teacher's information.


    If you did not purchase the Toolkit, please bring in:

    Ziploc bags

    1 box of wipes

    1 package of Dry Erase markers

    1 two pocket plastic folder

    1 one inch three ring binder.

    1 FILE-EZ 8-Pocket Folder

    1 pair of headphones (with a wire)


    Index cards



    glue sticks



    Mrs. Hermann

    For Parents/Guardians:


    Our class will have gym twice a week, please have your child wear sneakers on gym days. I will post a complete special schedule on my website.  Please check my website by going to www.npsd.k12.nj.us and select Salt Brook Elementary School, then select teacher directory and click on my name.  I will have a special schedule tab that will have the various specials for all the grade levels in my class.


    -Please label everything; clothing, lunch box, snacks, backpack etc.

    -Let me know of any transportation changes each day in writing.

    -Check your child’s take-home folder EACH night!  Please be sure to empty out any work/notices that has been sent home and/or corrected.

    -The classroom can be a bit chilly, please consider sending in a labeled sweatshirt to leave school.

    -We recognize each child’s birthday by sharing a special snack.  Please be mindful of the allergies in the class (again refer to the list that was sent home).

    -Please check the lunch menu and make sure your child knows what they are ordering.  


    Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or important information that I may need to know.  I will be sending home other important information about procedures when school starts.


    This school year will be filled with opportunities for social and academic growth.  I consider my role in their educational development to be a privilege and I look forward to a sensational year.


    It is important for your children to feel confident that their parents and their teacher are working together and are in frequent communication.  If you ever have any questions or need help understanding something we are doing, please don’t hesitate to email me at ghermann@npsdnj.org or to communicate with me in writing.



    Mrs. Hermann