All children are to be toilet trained before entering school. If accidents become frequent, we may counsel a parent to withdraw the child from school until the child has adequate control. Use of pull-ups is helpful.
Children need guidelines and boundaries to help them become socially integrated into a group setting. If children behave in an unacceptable manner, they will be guided as follows:
- The teacher will speak to the child about the behavior.
- If the behavior is repeated, the child will be redirected to another activity.
- If the behavior continues, the child will have a brief time away from activity.
- If the child is unable to respond, the teacher will ask an aide to sit with the child in another room for a short while so that the child may calm down. The child will then return to the group.
All of the above are done in a loving, caring and positive manner. The child is always loved; it is the behavior that is unacceptable. The goal is for the child to be responsible for behavior. The teacher will confer with parents if the unacceptable behavior continues.
Each child is requited to bring a tote bag to school each day. Many backpacks are not appropriate for school age children so make sure you child’s bag is large enough to hold an 18-inch by 12-inch sheet of paper. Children should be able to pack bags without assistance.
Children should wear washable play clothes that they can easily manage themselves.
Outer clothing should be labeled with the child’s name.
Outer clothing should be appropriate for outdoor play for current season.
Gym shoes must be worn daily.
Sandals are not acceptable for school play.
Rest or Naptime
Full-day Pre-Kindergarten students will be expected to rest or nap during quiet time each day. Children will be given a cloth laundry bag at the start of school. All items that may be helpful in getting your child to rest should be placed in this bag. Items may be a small pillow, stuffed animal, and a small blanket, but must fit in the bag. We do not have extra storage space for additional items. Nap bags will be sent home at the end of the week for laundering and must be returned on the child’s next school day.
Each child’s birthday is celebrated at school. Your child’s teacher assigns the date. A special snack may be brought in that day. No invitations for private parties may be distributed at school.
All snacks in preschool should be healthy and must not contain peanuts or peanut butter. Full day students will have a daily snack time. The snack will be provided by the students for their classmates on a rotating basis. Your child’s teacher will send a snack schedule home so you will have plenty of time to prepare for your child’s turn. This snack should include something to eat, and a beverage. The snack should be simple. It may be fresh or canned fruit, crackers, pretzels, yogurt, applesauce, veggies, whole grain cereal, or cheese. The beverage should be milk, 100% fruit juice, or water. Please read labels to ensure you select a healthy, peanut free snack, and a beverage which does not contain artificial sweeteners or additives. Send the beverage in the original, large, unopened container. No drink boxes, please. Please avoid gummy fun fruit snacks.
Full day students must bring a lunch to school each day. No lunch may contain peanuts or peanut butter. The children will be eating lunch in their classrooms, which are peanut free areas in our school. You may provide your own beverage, or you may order milk for your child. Please use the milk order form to order it for the year. The lunches will not be refrigerated. They will remain in your child’s cubby until lunchtime. Lunches cannot be heated/reheated in school.