Phone: 434-799-6437


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lisa Charmello

Welcome to Grove Park.  My name is Ms. Charmello and I am the teacher of this wonderful group of students.  We are also happy to have Ms. Latissha Adams as our Instructional Paraprofessional in our classroom and Ra'Nyah Carter- Adams as our personal care assistant.  We will have many great adventures and learning experiences this year.  We have a great team in our room.  We are so excited to have your child in our class!  We want to make this an interesting, fun, safe, and rewarding year for your child.     We will have an emphasis placed on social skills and learning through play.  Below are some important things to remember so we can have a successful school year.

Attendance is very important at Preschool.  Please let me know if your child is going to be absent.  The school will call home each day if your child is absent. 


Morning Arrival
The school is open at 8:15am each day.  I will be there to get your child out of the car or off the bus.  After 8:35 am, you must bring your child in the office to get a tardy slip.  


Afternoon Dismissal 

Will  be  in the upper lot for car riders.  

 If your child rides a bus home and there is no one there to get him/her off the bus, the bus driver will bring your child back to school.   


Please follow the health guidelines in the Grove Park Handbook when sending your child to school.  If your child has any of the symptoms listed, please keep them home for the day. The nurse will also call home if your child shows any of these symptoms at school.

Send a standard size backpack to school each day.  The backpack needs to be able to hold a regular size folder, towel, and possibly a change of clothes.  I will send home a daily information sheet and weekly folder.  Remember to check backpacks daily.  Every Monday, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work and other important information.  Please review the information in your child’s folder each week and return the folder on Tuesday. Towels will be sent home on Friday to be washed. Please return them on Monday.  Make sure your child’s name is written in marker on their towel so they won’t get mixed up or lost.


  Students should wear clothes that are practical for school. If your child has an accident or spills on their clothes and needs to use their change of clothing, please send in another set of clothing the following day.   

Breakfast and Lunch
Free breakfast and lunch are offered daily to all students. 

Parent/Teacher Communication
Communication between parents and teacher is essential for student success.  Please let me know any questions or concerns that you have throughout the year.   Talking Points will be used as a way we can communicate. You can always call the school at 799.6437 or email me at 


Here’s to a FABULOUS year at Grove Park Preschool!