From The Principal


Dear Wonderland Parents and Families,

I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. I hope your summer has gone well and you and your children are excited for the beginning of the new year. I anticipate an enjoyable year and feel extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff.

The first day of school begins on Tuesday, August 16th. Our first bell will ring at 8:05AM and the day will end at 1:40PM. This is the new end time for Early Dismissal Tuesdays which will begin this year on the very first day of school. Regular dismissal time will still be at 2:29PM. Please review the bell schedule, which is posted at Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten families will begin their day at 9:00AM and will be dismissed at 11:30AM. This schedule will take place on the first day only. There will be a short Kindergarten Orientation at 9:30AM in the MPR.

Classroom assignments will be posted on the Wonderland website and will be available on August 15th at 5PM. On the morning of Aug. 16th, teachers will be waiting for students on the lower yard. When the bell rings, teachers will escort their students to their respective classrooms. Please note it is very important for students to acclimate to their new classes, thus no changes will be made to class assignments for at least two weeks and then only for exceptional circumstances.

In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment, many of our resources have been posted on our website such as parking guidelines, pick up and drop off procedures, after school care, school calendar dates, events, classroom visitation, and much more. Our school calendar can be downloaded to your favorite device for easy reference. Please review our calendar and make note of the upcoming events, including the first “Coffee with the Principal” scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th, at 8:30AM in Room 5.

In addition, please be on the look-out for our Connect Ed messages sent via phone.

Enjoy the final days of summer! The Wonderland staff and I look forward to getting this year off to a good start.


Sean Teer
Wonderland Avenue Elementary
(323) 654-4401