525 Half Hollow Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746

November 18, 2020

Dear Vanderbilt Pre-K families,
We have just learned that Vanderbilt Elementary is facing a serious shortage of classroom space.
Remote-learning students in grades K-5 are returning to the classroom and additional space is needed to
safely accommodate them.

Therefore, due to space limitations, our Vanderbilt Pre-K class must relocate to Paumanok Elementary school for the remainder of the school year.

We share your disappointment at leaving Vanderbilt and assure you that Ms. Palmer, Mrs. T, REACH CYA
and HHH will work together to make this a smooth transition for everyone.

We are fortunate to have Paumanok welcoming us with a big, bright classroom that includes a bathroom!

Important things for you to know:
 Last day of class at Vanderbilt: Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
 First Day of class at Paumanok: Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
 Class will be cancelled on Monday, November 30th
. Classroom teacher and assistant will remain the same.
 Hours will remain the same, 8:30-10:45am.
 Paumanok is located at 1 Seaman Neck Road, Dix Hills. It is a six minute drive from Vanderbilt
which should leave ample time for families to drop-off older siblings at Vanderbilt.
 Drop-off and Pick-up procedures will be distributed.
 Your child will return to Vanderbilt for Kindergarten.

Tips for parents:
 We have found that children often manage these transitions much more easily than adults and we can help by remaining positive and not revealing any displeasure.
 Ms. Palmer will focus on turning this into an exciting, new learning experience!

HHH and REACH CYA recognizes the disruption this causes our families and would like you to know how much we appreciate your support during this transition!
If you have any questions, please contact our office at 631-549-9417.