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PRE-KINDERGARTEN

The magical year of Pre-K has arrived for you and your child. It is a time of curiosity, learning,and growth. It is a time of energy beyond belief and a time of quick sorrows and much laughter. This will inshaAllah be a year of excitement and enjoyment for you and your child.

School Hours

 

Pre-K students attend school from 7:30am – 2:40pm. It is important that your child gets to school on time and that they are picked up promptly at 2:40pm.

 

Breakfast Time

 

Children have breakfast every day in Pre-K. It is an activity in which all children participate under the teachers’ supervision.

 

Lunch Time

 

Children are encouraged to bring lunch from home. A school-lunch menu will be sent home at the beginning of each month. You can send money with your child to buy school lunch. Please put the money in your child’s folder (not in the lunchbox or the backpack). If lunch is forgotten, parents will be contacted and arrangements will be made to provide food for the child. Please exclude candy, gum, and soda. Make sure to notify teachers of any food allergies in writing.

 

Helping Hands

 

Every week children will be assigned a job to do in our classroom. It will encourage teamwork and boost their self-esteem as they take responsibility for their classroom.

 

Changes in Transportation

 

If your child is going home with someone they do not usually go home with, you must send a written note to school that morning. If we do not receive a written note or a phone call before 2:00pm, we will not release the child. Please don’t expect your Pre-Ker to relay this information to us. Please send it in a note instead!

 

Illness

 

The question of when to keep your child home from school is often a difficult one, especially when decisions must be made first thing in the morning and arrangements for them to be taken care of. It is very important to keep your child at home if he/she is ill.

 

Keeping your child home helps make them more comfortable and prevents others in our school and classroom from becoming ill and miss instruction. If your child does have an illness, please let the school know right away.

 

Gym

 

We will have gym twice a week. Your child needs to wear their gym uniform and sneakers for gym days in order to be ready for activities, movements, and games.

 

Report Cards

 

Your child will bring home four report cards throughout the school year. These have a lot of good information for you to review and to know the areas in which your child may need more practice on at home. Please make sure to review the report card, sign it and return it as soon as possible.

 

Conferences

 

There will be two set conference times during the year. You will receive your child’s report card at these times and will have a chance to discuss with us how your child is progressing in the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.

 

Discipline

 

To establish good order and help the children learn self-control, the children will be guided to respect themselves and their classmates through specific directions, positive reinforcements, suggested new activities and responsible actions. Our main classroom goals are to have everyone treated kindly, fairly, and respectfully at all times.

 

Rules

 

Hands and feet to ourselves

 

Inside Voices

 

Walking feet

 

Follow Teacher Directions

 

Clean up after ourselves

 

Homework

 

Your child will bring 2 sheets of homework daily in English, Math and Arabic. These are very quick and simple activities that can be completed at home to reinforce skills we are working on in our Pre-K class. Every Friday children will bring home both English and Arabic notebooks. Please help your child paste or draw pictures that begin with the letter of the week. Please be sure to check your child’s folder every night.

 

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