Heller, Barbara


Welcome to Mrs. Heller's Classroom!
Contact Information:
Email Address: bheller@pway.org
Phone Number:  732-752-2501 ext. 5704
Best time to reach me:  Please call and leave a message on my voice mail and I will return your call as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Hello!  I am Mrs. Heller and I am looking forward to seeing you on the first day of school.  I have really enjoyed teaching 'Kindergarten' at Grandview School.  I have been a teacher for many years and I can't wait to show you all the wonderful things we will be learning about this year.  We will be using Reading and Writing Workshops, as well as Fundations, as our Language Arts curriculum. In our Go Math! curriculum - we will be using hands-on manipulatives, math journals, iPads and so much more!  In Science, we will be wondering about 'phenomenon' using Mystery Science and explore  many interesting things and have fun too!

Parents, we know that you have so many questions about what to do for the first few days of school, so here are some guidelines...

1.  If you are bringing your child to school, you should have received 
     information as to where your child's class is located.

     If your child comes to school on a bus or van, you will be notified as to
     where the bus or van stop will be located.

2.  Please send in something nutritious for our morning snack, such as fruit,
     cheese, yogurt, applesauce, pudding or crackers.  Please do not send in    
     candy or gummy fruit snacks.  Your child can bring in a juice box or         
     water that is in a non-breakable container.  Please send the snack in a
     bag or small container labeled "snack".

     If your child is going to "After Care", please send in one extra snack for   
     that program and label it "after care snack".

3.  If your child is bringing in lunch, please send it in a bag or lunch box.   
     Please write your child's name on the bag or lunch box using a permanent

     If your child is buying lunch, please send the lunch money in a sealed
     envelope with your child's name written on it.  You may also place funds  
     on your child's lunch account online.  You will receive a monthly menu
     from our school about what is being served each day.

4.  Please purchase a large book bag or back pack for your child to bring back
     and forth to school.  Please do not send in a small bag, as your child will
     need room for all the great things that will be sent home.  Your child will
     also need one sturdy, 2-pocket folder labeled with your child's name for their
     homework pages and daily handouts.

5.  Please do not purchase any school supplies such as notebooks or
     binders.  We will supply most of the items needed, such as scissors,
     markers, paper, etc. There are a few items we are asking
     you to donate if you can, these can be found on the Kindergarten Supply
     List (tissues, glue sticks, pencils, hand sanitizing gel, plastic Ziploc
     bags, black dri-erase markers).  Thank you!