Open communication between school and home is essential to a successful school experience. Your child is the one who will benefit the most when parents, teachers, and administration develop a healthy respect for the different strengths each brings to the relationship.
Class Calendar â€“ This monthly calendar contains the theme, events, daily highlights, special activities, reminders, and curriculum objectives for your childâ€™s class. Snack assignment, birthdays, and new finger plays round out this important tool.
Monthly Event Listing â€“ One page outline of the important event dates and deadlines for each month.
â€œSandbox Chatterâ€ Newsletter â€“ A school newsletter with general information, upcoming events, alumni news, parent education topics, and volunteer opportunities, etc.
Phone and Written Communication â€“ The staff will make every attempt to notify parents by phone or note when a situation develops that you should be made aware of. We ask that you do the same.
Minor Mishap Form â€“ Whenever your child receives a scratch, bump or scrape, we will fill out a â€œMinor Mishapâ€ form with the particular information. A copy will be put in your childâ€™s file and one in their book bag. In the event your child hits their head, we will call you at work to tell you firsthand of the incident. It is then your decision if you want to take your child in for a medical evaluation.
Parent Board â€“ Both parents and staff may post general information, neighborhood and community events, adult education and other notices of adult interest on the bulletin board in the lobby.
Parent/Teacher Conferences â€“ The school holds parent/teacher conferences twice during the school year, noted on the school year calendar. While preschool parents are not required to attend, we encourage parents to take advantage of the time to sit down 1-1 with your childâ€™s teacher. Phone conferences are also available for Preschool parents. If your child participates in the state funded Pre-K program your parent/teacher conferences are mandatory. We share portfolio work samples, discuss growth and development, and an assessment of their grasp of recent curriculum objectives. Parents sign up at the available scheduled times, posted outside the classroom door.
Lost and Found â€“ A lost and found container is kept in each classroom. Items not claimed after a few months are given to local charities. PLEASE LABEL your childâ€™s outerwear, book bag, lunchbox, extra clothes, etc. as this will help us and especially you.
Email- The front office will send important notices, reminders, Sandbox Chatters, etcâ€¦ through email. Please consider sharing your email address with us in order to cut down on paper costs!