Children are invited to bring a special snack to school on their birthdays to share with the class.  Birthday snacks should not incorporate any type of  chocolate candies either in or on top of cupcakes or cookies as they often contain peanut products.  Parents should advise teachers in advance of bringing in a special snack so a few extra minutes can be scheduled into snack time to sing and make the birthday child feel extra special!

Disease is transmitted easily at this age so we ask you to be considerate of others and
keep your child home if he/she shows any symptoms of illness.  If one third of the entire school population is diagnosed with a contagious illness, parents will be notified and the school will close for a minimum of 48 hours. 

Children are visually screened for any sign of illness as they enter the classroom with their parents.  Any noticeable health problems will be called to the parent’s attention at that time.  Children who are obviously ill will not be allowed to remain in the school (excluding coughing and/or runny nose).  Children with symptoms including, but not limited to a fever exceeding 99.5°F,  an episode of diarrhea or vomiting, or an undiagnosed skin rash will be sent home.

Children who become sick during school hours will be isolated in the kitchen area under the supervision of a teacher or volunteer while parent(s)/emergency pick up person(s) are contacted to pick up the sick child.  Children who have been ill may return to school 24 hours after the last symptom has cleared.