If you have aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. that want to be added to our daily documentation email list please let us know.
Drop off and Pick up
Drop off time is between 8:15am - 8:45am. This is an important time of day for children to prepare for their day. Children use this time to put their things away, sign-in, read the morning message with a parent, and say hello to friends and teachers. We ask that children do not arrive before 8:15am (8:00 for families with older siblings in Journeys School). If you are running late you can bring your child to school after 9:30, when a teacher will be available to help your child transition and answer the door. We appreciate your understanding and support.
Departure time is between 3:00-3:30pm. You will find us in the play yard reading a story, singing a song, or wrapping up our day. You are welcome to come get your child as soon as you arrive. Please plan accordingly and help things run smoothly by picking up your pre-k student by 3:20/3:25pm to leave yourself enough time to leave by 3:30pm. Erin, Emmy, and Paige have a meeting promptly at 3:30pm everyday so will need to excuse ourselves. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Since the weather can change so much throughout the fall season, please bring a rain jacket and rain boots for your child every day. They can be stored in their cubby when not needed.
Water bottles and Sleepy Stuff
Each Friday please bring your child’s water bottle and sleepy stuff home to wash. Water bottles will be in the wooden boxes in the mud room. Sleepy stuff will be put in cubbies each Friday. During the week, sleepy stuff will be stored in labeled bags in either the Moran room or the Teewinot Room. Please bring sleepy stuff for your child even if they are not napping. During rest and relaxation time children are asked to listen to a story, look at picture book, listen to an audio book or play with a quiet toy on their sleepy mat. Therefore it is helpful to have sleepy stuff for each child. Thank you in advance for your support.
R Park Journeys
We are excited to announce that we will be going on monthly journeys to the R Park to explore natural spaces throughout the year! We are thrilled to have the chance to call the R Park our special place and to get to know it well throughout the seasons! We may decide to extend the times of these journeys at some point or need to cut them a little short if weather becomes really stormy, but in general we will aim to be outside rain or shine! So check the weather and make sure to pack warm layers and sneakers or boots as the weather dictates.
We will depart school by 8:45am each morning and return by 11:15am for the dates listed below. We will always pack a snack, water and/or warm tea or hot cocoa for children. You can help us get ready for these journeys by making sure that you apply sunscreen to your child, dress them in appropriate layers for that day, and try to provide your child with a hearty breakfast. Your children will get a chance to go at least once a month, if not twice if they come to school on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays as we will go with the whole group each time.
The following is a list of upcoming journey dates:
Tuesday the 20th (next Tuesday!)
Wednesday the 21st (next Wednesday!)
Tuesday the 11th
Wednesday the 12th
We hope you will join us for our first Parent Night of the 2016-2017 school year: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 in the Pre-K classroom. Parent Nights are a way that we communicate about our program, as well as a time for our community of parents and teachers to socialize. You don’t want to miss this important and informative evening! We will provide more information next week regarding childcare. Please rsvp through the paperless post sent out.
Thank you to the Everett family for providing snack this week! The next family up is the Reimer family scheduled for the week of September 19th. If you have a conflict with the week that you are signed up for or have any questions, please direct them to Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a reminder for upcoming weeks:
September 26th: Addison May
October 3rd: Addie Holt
October 10th (4 day week): Charlie Gillett
October 17th: Jaime Wells Valencia
Thank you families for providing delicious fresh options for your children!