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  • Welcome to Sidway's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program!  

    Morning Class:  8:50 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
    Afternoon Class:  12:35 p.m.-3:05 p.m.
    Our classroom is Sidway Room 101.  
    My name is Mrs. Maureen Roussi and I am so happy to be your child's Pre-K teacher this year.  We are looking forward to a year filled with learning, playing, and a whole lot of fun!  
    About Mrs. Maureen Roussi
    This year begins my 26th year in the Grand Island Central School District, my sixth teaching the UPK program.  At home, I have two little girls, Jane (10) and Nora (7) and my husband, who is high school mathematics teacher in the Lake Shore School District.  I began my teaching career in first grade the second year Sidway opened its doors and remained there for 12 years.  I then taught several K-1 looping classes before teaching Kindergarten for a few years, after which I landed in the UPK program, where I am glad to teach your children today!  
    Important Dates for September 2019: . Save the dates for September 3, 4, and 5th!  
    1.  Tuesday, September 3, 2019:  UPK Open House from 6:00-7:00 pm
    Please come and learn about our UPK Program and about the school year ahead. 
    Parents only, please, for this informational event. 
    2.  Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019:  Supply Drop Off      9:30-10:15 am
    Please be sure to be very aware of this short time period.  Teachers have meetings scheduled both before and after the "Drop-Off Time."   This is a brief time for parents and kids to drop off supplies and say "Hello!" to Mrs. Roussi and Mrs. Samland.  We look forward to seeing you then!
    3.  Thursday, September 5:  First Day of School :)
    Morning Class:  8:50 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
    Afternoon Class:  12:35 p.m.-3:05 p.m.