Two conferences sessions are offered each school year for parents to discuss the progress of their children. The first session is Monday, November 12th from 8:00 a.m. concluding at 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 13th from 12:40 p.m. concluding at 5:00 p.m. The second session will be in April. All Day Kindergarteners and All Day Classes (unless enrolled in Extended Care) as well as children in the lunch program will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. You will receive your Progress Reports on November 5th. If you would like to schedule a parent-teacher conference, please call the school for an appointment. Conferences are twenty minutes long. Children do not attend the conference. Please bring the Progress Report with your signatures to the conference. If you do not wish to have a conference at this time, please sign the report and return it by Friday, November 9th. We must have the originals returned. Copies will be furnished upon request after the signed originals have been returned. There is no school during the conference sessions, however the Extended Care Program is in session.
Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL) Monday, November 12th
Extended Care Program In Session
No P.M. Classes Tuesday, November 13th
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. Daylight Savings Time ends November 4,2018.
Parent Rosters are Ready!
Please stop by the front office to request one for your child’s classroom(s).
We thank you for providing nutritious lunches including all the food groups (school provides organic milk) with the appropriate portions. Keep in mind your child’s size in relation to the proportions. A healthy lunch gives your child the energy they need for their afternoon. If a treat is packed, your child knows that eating all the lunch must be accomplished before the treat (dessert) can be enjoyed. That’s why you see those items returning home unopened and uneaten. Remember, trail mix, dried fruits or a small granola bar are great treats to provide for dessert. Yogurt is a great source of calcium with out the added sugar found in pudding. Always check the label not only to see if an item is low fat, but also for the amount of sugar. Notes are a great way to remind your child you are thinking of them without the extra calories. Remembering to supply your child with utensils is also greatly appreciated.
Cold weather is approaching so please check your child’s spare
clothing box to see that the shorts and tee shirts are replaced with pants and long sleeved shirts. It is also very helpful to label all jackets, hats and gloves.
Just a Reminder
Our hours of operation are:
7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Morning classes: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon classes: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Before each class, the teachers are busy preparing the classroom to create the best environment for your child and they are not to receive children prior to start time.
If you must arrive before the start of class, you may wait with your child in our foyer. Please see Mrs. Roshon or Mrs. McMullen upon entering the building if arrangements need to be made for your child until class begins.
Also, if you arrive after 8:40 a.m. or 12:40 p.m. please ring the bell and walk your child to the classroom door.
Thank you for your adhering to our policies and working toward the safest environment for all of us.
In compliance with state law, our communicable disease policy as related in the Parent Handbook states that a child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, must be free from fever twenty-four hours before returning to school. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to maintain a healthy environment. Please help us show consideration for each other’s children by complying with this policy. If your child is ill and is going to be absent from school, a phone call to the school is appreciated. If the illness is communicable, we need to know so that we can inform other parents to watch for symptoms.
If necessary, prescription medication can be administered to children attending the Extended Care Program. The Form JFS01217 must be signed by the attending physician and parent before we can give your child medication. The medication must be in the original container, and given to a staff member upon entering the school. Please do not put medicine in lunch boxes or backpacks. We ask that you not send cough drops or lip gloss. You may request a supply of forms to keep handy to avoid an additional trip to the physician’s office for signature. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for further details.
Helpful Hints When Observing
We welcome our parents to observe the classroom at any time, however, we respectfully request that certain guidelines be followed.
The best time to observe is after the children are in the classroom. This allows them the needed space to get their coats.
Please refrain from distracting your children during work or line-up times.
Do not open the classroom door to talk to the teacher or your child. If you need assistance please see someone at the front office for help.
The small window on the door does not have a privacy film, your children can see you. Please use the large window when watching your child in the classroom.
If possible, please use a quiet voice while observing; your voices can be heard in the classroom.
Label, Label, Label
Coats, jackets, vests, sweatshirts, sweaters that might be taken off during the day, new lunch boxes and other items that might find their way to school need to be labeled with your child’s name so they can be found. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 25th.
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