We will have a snack time each day. I do not keep extra snacks in the room, so please be sure to send a HEALTHY snack to school each day. Some good ideas are, fruit (whole or slices), vegetables, half of a sandwich, and crackers. I do not allow candy, cakes, brownies, or cookies. Those snacks do not fill the children up or help them learn. If your child brings those types of snacks, I will ask them to eat it at lunch or at home. I do allow fruit snacks and cereal treat bars, however, I find that they don't benifit the children much because they remain hungry afterwards. If your child's snack needs a spoon or fork, they will need to bring one because I do not keep them in our room.
Celebrating A Birthday
If you would like to send a birthday treat with your child on or near his/her birthday, please feel free to do so. Just send me a note telling me when you plan on sending your child's treat in.
• Please do not send birthday party invitations to be distributed at school unless all children (or all boys or all girls) receive an invitation.
Afternoon Schedule Change
Anytime there is a change in your child’s afternoon schedule (i.e. after school program, early pick-up, side door parent pick up, change of bus…) I MUST know in the morning in writing so that I may inform the office appropriately. I will not just take your child’s word for it. If your child has no note and is telling me of an afternoon change, expect a call from the school at your home or work to discuss the change. If your child informs me of a change at bus time (which happens a lot), I may keep them in the office until I find the safest option for them. This may cause them to miss their bus or delay all the buses (while we rush to locate a parent at work/home). Please do not be forgetful in this matter.
If you need to call me at any time the school’s number is 330-834-4673. You can call the office for any unexpected afternoon bus/pick up changes and they will contact me. Please do not email or call me with this type of change. I may not check my messages in time.