Indoor running shoes: each child needs a pair of running shoes with non-marking soles at school for daily use. Velcro, please!
Communication book: we appreciate your assistance in returning the communication bag daily. Please check it every evening for notes from school. If you write us a note, please leave the book open to that page.
Snacks: we have "open snack" running during the entirety of our morning and afternoon guided play periods. Children self-regulate during this time, and eat when their body tells them they are hungry (with LOTS of reminders at the beginning of the year to ensure everyone is eating). Your child needs a healthy morning and afternoon snack (fruit, yogurt, hummus, cheese).
Allergies: Please do not send any products containing NUTS, FISH or RAW EGG WHITES as we have children with life-threatening allergies. Thank you very much.
Lunch: We encourage independence and children should be able to open all of their lunch containers and food items on their own (please consider doing a practise run at home!). We have a sink in the classroom where children are welcome to refill their reusable water bottle.
Quiet time: We have quiet time every day after lunch. Please send a labeled yoga mat and blanket with your child. Blankets will be sent home on Fridays to be washed.
School hours: Our school day is from 9:10AM-3:40PM. There is outdoor supervision on the yard from 8:55-9:10AM (please do not drop off your child before 8:55AM). We begin dismissing the kindergarten children and loading busses at 3:30PM.
Dismissal: We dismiss the kindergarten children from the Corpus yard. Please connect with an educator before leaving with your child. The walkers are dismissed from the wall of the school close to the playstructure. If there is a change is your child's dismissal routine, please write a note in the communication book.
GYM: Both classes have gym twice a week, in the morning (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday)
LIBRARY: Whales have library Thursday afternoons. Turtles have library Friday afternoons.