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Lee Owen Stone Preschool

2728 Ne 34th Ave
Portland, OR 97212-2701

(503) 735-4755


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"LOS is committed to promoting a diverse environment. We believe that learning through play fosters a sense of community, teaches respect for all people and facilitates growth in all areas of development. Families are empowered to be active participants in the educational experience."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Classroom Open: Teacher Maggie arrives

Parent Helpers Arrive: Set up classrooms. Set up play-yard or play- room
materials (depending on weather).

Sign In: One of the parent helpers positions themselves to assists parents
and kids to sign in, and helps throughout the morning for transitions from
classroom, art room and bathroom as needed.

Free Play and Art : Kids play in classroom or art room. One parent helper
facilitates art activities and stays in art room.

Five Minute Warning to Clean Up: Parent helpers assist kids in winding
down what ever activity they are involved in.

Clean Up Time: Parent helpers assist children, guiding them through
clean up activities.

Story Makers or Music Time: Kids gather at circle area to hear a story or
sing songs. Parent helpers close up sensory play areas, finish clean up,
and clean tables to prepare for snack time.

Bathroom Break: Students line up to leave the room, walk to the bathroom
together and stay in line to wait turns using the toilets and sinks. One adult
assists in the bathroom, another adult stays in the hall to guide children
back to the classroom, and one adult stays in the classroom assisting
students to get out their snack foods.

Snack Time: Parent helpers assist kids with their snacks and with
appropriate sharing (sharing of dry foods only).

Library Time: As kids have finished and cleaned up their snacks, they may
pick books from the library to read. Parent helpers may read to small
groups of kids.

Playground Time: Line up for outside or indoor playground (depending on
weather). Adults assist students with coats, helmets, and lineup.

Return to Classroom: Adults guide kids in clean up and assist in line up
and return to classroom.

Circle Time: Calendar Time and Show and Tell. Each day one student gets
to be \"Helping Hand of the Day\". One designated parent closes classroom
door at 11:55 so that dismissal will be orderly.

Dismissal: Children are dismissed one at a time to parents. One Parent
helper assists with signing out.

Final Clean Up: Clean up classroom, bathroom, and art room. Prepare
space and materials for the next day. Leave when all children have gone
home or when Teacher Maggie gives the O.K."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up