February 15, 2024
IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES
Feb 16 - No School - Teacher Comp Day
Feb 19 - No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 23 - Dress of Choice Day
Feb 23 - End of Trimester
Mar 18 - 22 Spring Break
PLEASE REMEMBER: If carpool is actively going on you must go through carpool. KindiePrep families cannot skip carpool. Also, please be kind to the staff that is working carpool. They are out there to keep everyone safe!
KindiePrep school day hours are from 8:30am-3:00pm. It is important for our child to be at school on time. Students arriving at school on time have the advantage of settling in, preparing their class materials, and focusing their minds on the day to come. Being late can also cause children to miss important information for the day. The doors to KindiePrep open at 8:15am giving families 15 minutes to get their student signed and settled in for the day. In the afternoon families have from 3:00pm to 3:15pm to pick up their children, unless they are signed up for extra-care. If children are not picked up by 3:15pm they will be put in extra-care and you will be charged $18.00 for their care. We will also call to inquire about you pick up plan.
SIGNING CHILDREN IN AND OUT
You must sign your student in at drop-off and out at pick-up! This is a super important for many reasons. This is how we find out if you child does or does not need hot lunch each day. The state also requires that we maintain attendance records. Most importantly, it's for safety! We need to know who is in attendance so if something happens we know exactly who is here, where to find them, and who to contact.
We do offer a hot lunch option here in KindiePrep and this year it is free for all students. The school district provides the meals, and they are prepared in the school cafeteria. We let the cafeteria staff know how many hot lunches we need in the morning, and then we go pick them up around 11:30am. Lunch is at 11:45am in KindiePrep. The lunch menu is out each month, and can be found outside each classroom or on our KindiePrep Lunch Menu. If your child is going to be having hot lunch you will need to mark it in the SmartCare system when you sign them in in the morning. You also have the option to send your child a healthy sack lunch. Suggestion: If you know you have a picky eater please think about that when making lunch decisions. if you would like to order a milk for your child to have with their home lunch that is an option, but you must pay for the milk. It is not free; a milk cost $1.25. You will need to put money a My School Bucks account for them in order to purchase a milk.
We offer a before and after school program for those families that need more care than 8:30am to 3:00pm each day. Our morning program runs from 7:00am – 8:15am, and our aftercare program runs from 3:15pm – 5:30pm. If you would like to utilize this program you will need to fill out a calendar each month and turn it in to Assistant Director Liz Glick. Calendars can be found in the KP front office and on the KP webpage. We do have limited space so it will be filled on a first come first serve bases. (5 full day families that purchased the package deal do not need to fill out a calendar, and those students are first on the list.)
KINDIEPREP DRESS CODE
If you have questions about the dress code please review the KindiePrep Dress Code Policy. We will be checking for dress code compliance, and you will be notified if your child is out of compliance. The last Friday of every month is a Dress of Choice day which means the children have the option to wear any school appropriate outfit. (See Dress Code Policy) All other Friday’s are Spirit days. This means the children need to wear their navy-blue bottoms, but they can wear an American Academy spirit shirt. These shirts can be found in the Spirit Gear Store or they can be t-shirts the children receive from the school for special events like Fun Run or Field Day!
FOOD AT SCHOOL
I always like to remind families about our Food at School policy at the beginning of the school year. We have these rules in place for the health and safety of our students.
HEALTHY LUNCH OPTIONS
Packing a healthy lunch, and snacks, for your children is so important. It gives them energy to get through the day, and nutrients to help them learn and grow. However, portion control and variety are also important. Here are a few things that might help you plan your child’s lunch.
REMEMBER – If carpool is actively moving when you arrive you must go through carpool. You cannot skip or go around carpool - EVER!