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    Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School in Marlborough will open on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. School hours are: Grades 1-6 are 8:35-3:05 p.m. Morning Kindergarten - 8:35-11:20 a.m. Afternoon Kindergarten - 12:20-3:05 p.m. Morning Pre-school - 8:50-11:35 a.m. Afternoon Pre-school - 12:20-2:50 p.m. Please note that Pre-school peer models will start school on Wednesday, August 27. REGISTRATION OF NEW STUDENTS New residents with children entering the elementary school are asked to register them before the first day of school. The school office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer. Parents registering children for kindergarten must have a copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization record. Proof of residency in Marlborough is required for all students being enrolled. "MEET & GREET" Incoming kindergarten students and children new to the school are invited to see their classrooms and meet their teachers on Monday, August 25, between 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. AM Kindergarten & AM Preschool from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.; PM Kindergarten & PM Preschool from 8:45 - 9:15 a.m. TRANSPORTATION Bus schedules will be posted in mid-August in the local newspapers, at Richmond Memorial Library, on the school website, and in the school office. It is vital that parents communicate with the school regarding their children's transportation arrangements. The school arranges transportation to and from the child's home address. If transportation will be different from the home address, please contact the school as early as possible so adjustments can be made before school starts. This includes children attending MECCA. HEALTH ASSESSMENTS All students entering our school for the first time (kindergarteners or new students) must have the blue State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record on file with the school nurse before the start of school. Incoming kindergarten children must have all immunizations completed prior to the first day of school. Contact the Health Room at 860-295-6225 with any questions or medical concerns. SCHOOL SUPPLIES Classroom supply lists are available on our school website: SCHOOL CAFETERIA School lunches cost $2.70 per meal. Meals may be paid for in cash or parents may send in money to put on their child's cafeteria account. Money for school lunches may be sent to the Marlborough School Lunch Program at any time. Your child's name and ID number must be on the envelope. Free or reduced-price meals are available to families that qualify. Applications are available through the school office and are strictly confidential. Parents/guardians also have the option of using, an online payment system that allows parents/guardians to deposit funds via a credit card into student meal accounts. Through this online system, parents are automatically notified by email when the meal account goes below $20.00 to allow time to replenish the account before no funds remain. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 860-295-6220.
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    Area residents receive degrees

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