Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Renee Palmer

August 2022

Dear Families,

     Hi! I am Mrs. Renee Palmer and I am looking forward to a great year as your child’s First Grade teacher.  I graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and my Master of Science Degree in Option in Reading from Western Connecticut State University. I taught preschool for 11 years in a private preschool in New Fairfield, Connecticut.  I had the pleasure of running the Universal Pre-K program here at Webutuck during the school year 2007-2008. From 2008 to 2016, I taught Kindergarten, 2016-2021 I taught First Grade, 2021-2022 I returned to Kindergarten and I am blessed to be looping to First Grade with your child.  I am truly blessed with the staff that I work with and the children I have taught. I am very excited and looking forward to being your child's teacher this year. It is my wish that the upcoming school year will be the best experience possible for your child. I would encourage you to feel free to contact me if any questions or concerns arise during the school year. I am most easily available before school begins and after the buses leave. I can be reached by messaging me on the Seesaw app, by phone at WES at (845) 373-4100 (follow the prompts) from 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM Monday – Friday or by email at  I will return your message/call/email as soon as possible.

  SeeSaw is our platform that Webutuck Elementary School (WES) will be using.  You can download the app and I will be sending out parent invitations for you to join my classroom.  Supply lists have been posted on our website and if you need another copy, please let me know.

  Please be aware that some of these items will need to be replenished throughout the year. Please do not send in Trapper Keepers, pencil bags or boxes, scissors, etc. Please save these items for your child’s workstation at home. 

     The children will be receiving instruction in art, library, music and physical education. Please remember that for your child's safety, sneakers are appropriate on P.E. days. Clothes that can get dirty on messy art days.  Let’s wait and see if our art teacher would like smocks to come in.  I will be sending home a “specials” paper during the first week of school for you to hang on the refrigerator and below is our specials list.  

Day A - Library  and Assembly
Day B - Art/Music
Day C- PE
Day D- Art/Music
Day E- PE
Day F- PE

     I set aside time during the day for snacks. Children should bring their own snack and something to drink.  If they do not bring a snack in for the day, one will not be provided for them.  Water or a juice box and a piece of fruit, crackers, pretzels, etc. can fill those empty spaces.  My classroom will be a peanut-free classroom. Therefore, please do not send in snacks that contain peanuts/tree nuts.  Also, I would encourage your child to bring in a water bottle everyday with his/her name on it.  These will be kept at their seats and brought home every night to be cleaned.

     School is right around the corner!  Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 7th and I can't wait to see everyone.   I am looking forward to this school year and having the opportunity to work with your child. I am confident that, with your support, we can make this year a vital and engaging learning experience for your child.  


Renee R. Palmer