Transition Assistance Program

Dear Third Grade Parents,

This is truly an exciting time of year for you and your child. It's a time to celebrate the experiences you have had at the K-3 level and a time to look forward to new adventures and opportunities at Colonial Elementary School. I have greatly enjoyed the moments I have spent talking with your children at their individual K-3 buildings as well as welcoming them to CES during our recent student tours and Family Orientation Night.

I wanted to extend an additional opportunity for your child to spend more time at CES and meet some of our CES family prior to the start of next school year. On August 17th or August 23rd, we'd like to invite your child to join us for TAP. TAP is our Transition Assistance Program and previous students have found it very helpful. Our TAP program runs from 9:00-12:00 on each of these days and we hope that your child will be able to attend.

During TAP, your child will participate in a variety of teacher facilitated activities. These are designed to increase your child's comfort level with our CES teachers and make connections with children from other K-3 buildings. In addition, these activities will also help your child to become more familiar with the layout of the school, learn about our daily routines and have fun at the same time. We understand that the move to Colonial Elementary School is a big transition for your child and we're here to provide on-going support throughout this time.

If you're interested in having your child participate, you can use this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48acad2ba7fa7-... to register your incoming 4th grader. Please register your child as soon as possible so that we can plan and prepare for these special days. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at sfurst@colonialsd.org or our main office over the summer at 610-941-0426 X2226.

Sincerely,

Ms. Susan Furst, M.A.

CES School Counselor
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