JUNE ~ SUMMER SCHOOL
Monday, June 26, 2017
GREETINGS AND WELCOME TO OUR 2016 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM!
The teachers have planned an exciting, five-week summer school program for your child. We have a mixture of academic and extracurricular activities which will be both fun and challenging. Class and subject assignment are as follows:
- Mrs. Adza – kindergarten, primary teacher
- Mrs. Alan – kindergarten, co-teacher
- Mrs. Gerard – third and fourth/fifth grade math
- Mrs. Yoshida – first and second grade reading teacher, primary teacher,
- Mrs. Tseng – kindergarten aide, first and second grade math
- Mrs. Bland – third/fourth and fifth grades reading, primary teacher
- Preschool 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday-Friday $535
K-4 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Fridays $530
1st – 4 Full-time daycare (includes tuition) $830
PRIMARY GRADES (DARK BLUE DOORS)
- First grade is the last door downstairs to your left
- Second grade is the second door downstairs to your left
- Kindergarten is the third door to your left
- Third/Fourth grade is located in the light green building on the second floor the door is marked.
- MORNING DAYCARE will be in FIRST GRADE (last doors to your left ~ end of the building with the dark, blue doors)
- AFTER SCHOOL DAYCARE IN KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM (kindergarten and first students)
- AFTER SCHOOL DAY CARE IN THIRD/FOURTH CLASSROOM (second through fifth)
School will be dismissed at noontime on the following dates:
Friday, June 30 ~ Daycare is available for full-time students.
Friday, July 7 ~ Daycare is available for full-time students
Friday, July 14 ~ Fieldtrip to the Duck Pond in San Lorenzo
Friday, July 21 ~ Fieldtrip to Kennedy Park
Friday, July 28 ~ Daycare is available for full-time students.
Please sign and return promptly the fieldtrip permission form. Tear off the bottom portion and keep the schedule for reference. There are only two fieldtrips scheduled that we will need drivers for. We have OVER 30 students to transport on those days. Please plan to volunteer to drive if at all possible. Sign-up sheets are posted on Room 6 door. Let us know AHEAD of time if your child will NOT be attending a field trip. Any service hours accrued in the summer will be credited towards the coming year.
School begins at 8:30 AM. Please have your child at school NO LATER THAN 8:45 AM and no earlier THAN 8:30 AM if he/she IS NOT in our extended-care program. Children need to be picked up by 12:15 p.m. if they ARE NOT in our extended-care program. Extended care hours are from 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM and 12:15 PM – 6:00 PM (Fridays, 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) After 5:30 PM, the extended care students may play on the lawn area until they are picked up by their parents or they will be at the preschool.
SUMMER SCHOOL DRESS CODE:
K – 4th students DO NOT wear uniforms in the summer. Children need to wear comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor play and art/cooking projects. Tight fitting shorts or spandex/knit leggings ARE NOT permitted. We believe the way students dress for school set the tone for learning; playtime in the primary grades is at recess times. Please avoid the stretchy knit material. Remember that socks must be worn at all times. Sandals do not protect the feet from bumps/bruises and MAY NOT be worn. Jellies/crocs, thick-soled shoes, and boots are NOT allowed.
The following are also inappropriate and not allowed: T-shirts with offensive/violent graphics, words and/or phrases, tank tops, sundresses without sleeves, long dresses/skirts, short skirts, sweat suits, and camouflage clothing. Shorts may not be more than two inches above the knees; sweatpants/nylon-LONG-styled basketball shorts, necklaces, dangling earrings, and jewelry are not allowed.
PARKING LOT SAFETY:
PLEASE ENTER THE VIA ARRIBA way: Turn left on Hacienda and turn right on to Via Arriba and the school is to your left. Park and take your student to his/her classroom.
EXITING: PLEASE EXIT VIA MAGDALENA if going back to HESPERIAN make a left and the first stoplight is HESPERIAN.
THE SPEED LIMIT IS 5 m.p.h. in the parking lot when entering and exiting.
DROPPING OFF students: For the safety of everyone, please park in a designated parking space and not stop in the middle of the parking lot to let your student out. ALL students should be accompanied across the parking lot.
Due to safety issues, parents are not allowed on the playground at pick up times. Students not in our daycare program will be lined up to wait for person picking him/her up. Kindergartners’ parents, please be patient while teachers learn your faces and the kindergartners become use to this dismissal routine.
PICKING UP EARLY:
If you are picking your student up early, please write a note and let the teacher know ahead of time. We try to keep distraction down to a minimum during learning times. We do this by having your child pack up early and ready for your pickup.
When it is too hot for children to go out on the playground, they are kept inside of the classroom for recess times. If it is dismissal time, please come to the classroom to pick up your student; Mrs. Bland usually alerts parents to this dismissal procedure. Please open the door, peek in, and not enter the classroom. This helps the teachers keep the class environment orderly and avoids congestion in the doorway.
MONDAY, JULY 3 ~ STUDENT/TEACHER HOLIDAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE
TUESDAY, JULY 4 ~ NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE in observance of Independence Day.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5: TUITION IS DUE:
Please give tuition to your child’s teacher, and Mrs. Tseng will collect if from the teachers later in the day.
SPECIAL ACTIVITY DAYS AND FIELD TRIPS – Summer School 2017
- Friday, June 30 Pajamas and movie day
- Monday, July 3 NO SCHOOL ~ Student/Teacher holiday
- Tuesday, July 4 NO SCHOOL ~ Independence Day observed
- Friday, July 7 Our fun in the “sun” day
- Friday, July 14 Duck Pond Park
- Friday, July 21 Kennedy Park
- Friday, July 28 DAYCARE IS AVAILABLE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
- Barbecue ~ Family Night 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In lieu of a fieldtrip on FRIDAY, July 7, the following activity has been planned ~ “Pajama Day:” Students are allowed to wear their favorite pajama tops with pants/shorts to school on Friday. Teachers have planned fun activities for the first period. During the second and third periods, students will munch on popcorn and watch a movie. Dismissal time is noontime for students who are NOT in the daycare program.
FRIDAY, JULY 15 ~ Fun in the sun ~
Students get ready for our traditional “fun in the sun” day. Students will need to wear a bathing suit under his/her clothing on THIS DAY. They will need to BRING THEIR BACKPACKS with the following inside of them: a towel, water shoes, and clean underwear to put on afterwards. If weather permits, students will be allowed to play in the sprinklers. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your child! Students should wear tennis shoes to school which are safe for playground activities. We will change ~into our water shoes/flip flops before going onto asphalt area of the parking lot. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO GET WET, PLEASE DO NOT SEND HIM/HER TO SCHOOL THIS HELPS TO AVOID FEELINGS OF BEING LEFT OUT! SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSED AT NOONTIME ON THIS DAY. Daycare is available for full-time students.
EXTENDED-CARE STUDENTS: FIRST THROUGH FIFTH GRADE
The extended care schedule will involve the following activities:
- outdoor play on the playground and lawn area
- story time
- rest time for the younger students
- indoor play with board games, cards, etc
- video time
- homework time
- reading library books
- The students will also have cooking classes once a week during daycare.
Bathing suits: We would like each daycare child to have an old bathing suit, and towel to keep here at school for those hot summer afternoons. Also, water shoes or slippers will help to protect the feet from prickly grass. We’ll turn on the sprinklers and cool off!
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUN-FILLED FIVE WEEKS WITH YOUR CHILD!
The K – 4 Staff
FIELDTRIP LUNCHES on July 14 and 21:
Children will need to bring their lunches in a paper or plastic bag. NO lunchboxes please. Children are excited and tend not to eat a large lunch. Therefore, try not to over pack, as we throw away everything after we eat. Boxed or canned drinks work well. No soda or bottled drinks. We have had a major problem with bees at almost every fieldtrip site. We find that they are most attracted to luncheon meats. We suggest peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese and crackers, yogurt, etc.
Since all the fieldtrips require your child to be exposed to the sun for several hours, please protect your child from sunburns by applying sunscreen.
Drivers do not need to stay to help supervise. If you are only able to drive in the A.M. or P.M. do not hesitate to sign up; specify A.M. or P.M. on the sign-up sheet. This is a great way to earn service hour credits for the 2017/2018 school year! Please check with your child’s teacher to make sure the necessary driver’s license and proof of insurances are current and on file. The fieldtrip sign-up sheets are posted on the office door.
Please return permission slip by Friday, June 30!
_________________________________ has my permission to attend the 2017
summer school fieldtrips as listed in the June 26 newsletter.
Parent’s signature date