First Day of School Letter to Parents

I "stole" the poem, but I can't remember from where... I put a basket of these outside my classroom door, so parents may grab one as they drop of their kindergartners.

It reads:

"Dearest Kindergarten Parents,

Here is a little gift for you, as you leave your precious one with me on the first day of school. When you hold this cotton ball in your hand, the softness will help you remember the gentle spirit of your child. After you’ve gone home and dried your tears with this tissue, make yourself a hot cup of tea. Put up your feet and relax. Remember that together, you and I, will work for your child to be the best they can be.

Thank you for entrusting your child to me for the coming school year. I will do my very best, each day, to be your child’s guide in learning and exploring this bright new world they have just stepped into. Have a great day and I will see you soon.

Mrs. Payne"


  1. Sheena Taylor-WhiteJune 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I absolutely love the "tea" idea! I am a kindergarten teacher as well and will be using this idea on the first day of school!