Dear Collective Families,

It’s hard to believe we are in our fifth week of school! The children in all the classrooms are off to a wonderful start – enjoying the various activities, getting to know their new classmates, and becoming familiar with the routines of the day. I will share more about each specific classroom soon, but today I have a few VERY important items to convey:
1. Drop-Off – when you drop off your child in the morning, please be sure to touch base with the teachers if you have any info to convey – e.g., a potential cold coming on or a parent leaving for a business trip. If all the teachers are engaged, be sure to write a message in the composition book as you enter the room. And always feel welcome to stay a few minutes in the classroom to help your child settle in and make the transition to school.
2. Sign-In – be sure to sign in your child at drop-off. We need to know who is picking up your child and at what time. The Bear and Rainbow sign-in books are right outside the office. The Little Star sign-in book is inside the classroom, right next to the door.
3. Pick-Up – when you pick up your child, please refrain from lingering. I understand that it can be very enjoyable to watch your child at play and to observe school activities, but children who have later pick-up times can become anxious and unsettled if they see their classmates’ parents but not their own. So, please stay no longer than 5 minutes in the classroom (or gym) when picking up your child. FYI – if you arrive when the class is in a circle time or having “Music with Brian,” please wait in the hallway so as not to disrupt the class or find Lauren or me to help if you need to leave immediately.
Thanks for reading through this list – we so appreciate your assistance!