Welcome Letter

August 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the staff at APPLES Early Childhood Education Center, I am excited to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope this letter finds you enjoying all the wonderful activities that summer has to offer and most importantly enjoying time with your family and friends!

We have had a busy summer here at APPLES with a roof replacement as well as construction to add a new classroom! We are excited to announce that we added an Art program to enhance our students’ creative sides, and we also added the Darien Nature Center to our list of educational opportunities! Our team of exceptionally talented and committed staff has also grown as we have welcomed: two special education teachers, three paraeducators, and two speech pathologists.

As a staff, we recognize that a home-school partnership is crucial to student success and we are looking forward to being productive partners with you to ensure your child can achieve at their highest potential. As partners, we share the responsibility of our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities to develop your child’s emotional health and academic growth. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she attends school daily, arrives on time, and stays for the complete day. Attendance has a direct impact on student success, especially in the early stages of schooling.

This packet contains information that will support your child here at APPLES and includes:

  • Your child’s teacher and room assignment for the 2019-20 School Year
  • School Calendar for 2019-20
  • Information about joining our award-winning Parent Teacher Association
  • Information from the School Nurse on when not to send your child to school
  • A handout on the importance of attendance
  • Current car seat laws
  • Stamford Public Schools information system for inclement weather
  • An invitation for a Meet and Greet
  • Supply List for the 2019-20 School Year
  • General Information Packet

We are very excited to begin a new school year full of meaningful learning experiences for your child. If you have moved and will no longer be attending APPLES, please e-mail me at your earliest convenience so we can assist with your transition. The APPLES staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Director of Early Childhood Development & Intervention
[email protected]             203-977-4954


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