Welcome To The Catalpa Room

  • It's School Year 2019-2020!

    Dear Catalpa Families,   

    My name is Sybil Shelton-Ford (Mrs. Sybil) and I will be your child’s PPK teacher this year.  If you are a parent of a kindergarten student, your child’s afternoon teacher will be sending a separate correspondence welcoming you to their environment.  I feel so grateful that you will be part of the Catalpa room family and I look forward to working with all of you. 

    This year I will once again be joined by two amazing paraprofessional assistants - Miss Sarah Padilla and Mrs. Julie Smith-Baldwin.  We are so excited that Miss Sarah is expecting a baby this September. While she is on maternity leave, we will have a guest parapro joining up.  I will keep you updated on who will be joining us as soon as I am able.


    Hopefully you received a list of supplies this summer.  In case a list did not make it to your door, your child will need to bring the following to school:

    Personal Items

    *A healthy snack to be brought to school each day (please label the containers, as we get duplicates from time to time)*

    Two complete changes of clothing (please send them in a labeled plastic bag)

    Backpack to carry items to and from school

    Simple slippers, “crocs” or other shoes to be worn indoors (indoor shoes)

    Kindergarten students will need a pair of headphones for their computer devices

    Gym shoes for gym days (preschool students will enjoy gym class bi-weekly)

    School Items

    “Bleach” or disinfectant wipes (2 containers)

    2 boxes of kleenex

    Wish List Items (not necessary - just little wishes)

    1 box of crayons (per child)

    1 box of washable markers (per child)

    Dry erase markers (thin and thick)

    Play Doh

    Crayola watercolor paints 

    Small liquid glue in bottles  - Elmer’s or other brand 

    What We DO NOT Need (we have plenty!)


    Colored pencils

    Glue sticks

    Thank you in advance!  This year will be awesome!
    Mrs. Sybil