What do I do if I have to change the way my learner will go home one day?
If you know you need to change one or two days in advance, please email me with the information. If you do not know 24 hours in advance, you have a "same day dismissal change." it is IMPERATIVE that you call the front office ASAP to inform them of the change. They will contact with me (or the substitute) before the end of the day. Sending an email or telling your child to tell me will not change your child's dismissal plan if it is occurs on the same day. This ensures your child's safety, please understand that I will not send a learner home a different way than our normal plan without your notification.
Changes in dismissal are often difficult for our young learners. Please try to be as consistent as possible with your learner's dismissal plans.
What can we do for our learner's birthday?
Learner's birthday will be celebreated in the office with a birthday pencil and by the designer in the classroom. Due to the large number of leraner allergies and special diets, birthday treats, such as cupcakes, cookies, etc. should NOT be sent to school. Also, you are welcome to send birthday party invitations if you send one for each learner in our class.
What time does Blue House eat lunch? Can I join my learner?
Blue House lunch is from 10:30-11:00am each day. If you and/or a special guest choose to eat lunch with your learner, please arrive ten minutes early so that you have time to get your visitors pass in the office before meeting your learner for lunch in the cafeteria.
Due to allergies, please do not bring food/treats for any other learners
Do learners have snack time?
Learners are empowered to eat their snack during the day if/when they feel hungry. Please send a nut-free, snack-size, healthy option (banana, apple slices, carrots, celery, goldfish, granola bars, crackers, pretzels, etc...) that can be enjoyed WITHOUT utensils. No liquids (dipping sauces or yogurt) should be sent for snack. I will not announce that it's time for snack - learners will be taught the appropriate times to enjoy their snack if needed.
No products containing nuts due to allergies
Can my child bring a water bottle? Is it required/necessary?
All learners have access to chilled water fountains all around the campus and are encouraged to take care of their needs. They do not need permission while in our space to get a drink from the water fountains. Due to health concerns, water bottles will not be kept overnight or placed in lost & found if misplaced.
If your child needs to bring a water bottle to school, it MUST be labeled, leak-proof, and size appropriate (0.4L or smaller), I recommend this style.
How do I know what specials my learner will go to each day?
Our school rotates specials on a seven day schedule. You can find this rotation on the Overview page of our class website. Please remember to send your learner to school in tennis shoes on days that we have PE. This will help them stay safe and have fun during PE time.
Can I volunteer in the classroom?
I would LOVE to have you to volunteer in our classroom. Before you can visit our classroom, you must fill our a Volunteer Background Check form which can be found under the "Get Involved" section of our website. If you plan on volunteering, please email me so we can work together to find a time and activity that works best for our class schedule.
What is the weather policy for recess?
The weather policy regarding recess and other physical activities can be found under the "Parents" tab our on school website.
What are the arrival and dismissal procedures?
Please review this document and video. If you have further questions, please send an email or call the front office.