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Dear Families,

Welcome to Grace Preschool!  We are excited to have your child(ren) here.  The warmth and love of Jesus is in all that we do and we hope you feel His presence each day.

As parents you are your child’s first teacher and we’re looking forward to working with you to make sure these early learning years are successful, meaningful and beneficial for you and your child.  Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.  Here are a few items that we want to make sure you’re aware of for the upcoming year.

1st Day of Class: Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  We will be making place mats for snack so please bring a 4×6 picture of your child.  All forms need to be returned on or before the first day of school.  Licensing requires that we have all immunizations records by the first day of school.

Class Times:  Preschool classes meet from 9:00-11:30am.  Learning begins the moment they arrive and “Morning Circle” will be an important part of the day, so please try to arrive promptly so your child doesn’t miss this instructional time.  Please sign your child in/out every day at the Parent Center and make sure your child is with you or a teacher at all times.  We’re focusing a lot on safety this year and no child should/will ever be left alone or without a parent/teacher when on the school/church grounds.

Extended Care We do offer extended care hours from 7:30 to 9:00am and 12:30 to 5:00pm.  Extended Care is $8.50/hour.  All children are required by state licensing to rest for at least 30 minutes if they attend all day care.  Please bring a small pillow/blanket for rest time.

Lunch Bunch:  Lunch Bunch is from 11:30-12:30pm every day.  Lunch Bunch is $8.50/hour if your child is not regularly scheduled.  Children need to bring a bag lunch and a drink.  We support families with children who have allergies and ask you to bring lunches with peanut/tree nut free items.  We are always looking for “lunch bunch helpers” so if you are interested in watching over the kiddos  during the lunch hour let us know!

Tuition Payments:  Tuition is due by the 5th of the month.  In addition to cash and check, we are able to accept credit/debit cards.  We can set up monthly, recurring payments for your convenience.

Snack:  Your classroom teacher will have a snack sign up available the first week of school.  If you are able to provide a healthy snack for your child’s class, we would greatly appreciate it!  Please make sure these food items are peanut/tree nut free items.  Birthday snacks can also be shared with your child’s class.

Clothing Please dress your child in comfortable clothing so they are ready to play!  Rubber soled shoes work best on the floors of the classrooms/gym/outside.  Clothing should be easy for child to pull down/up for bathroom breaks.  In case of accidents, please provide a change of clothes in your child’s backpack.  Please label everything!

Illness:  Children should be kept home when ill and must be fever and/or vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.  We will inform you if your child has been exposed to anything.  Please practice good hand washing to help keep everyone healthy!

Weather:  Please dress you child for the weather.  We will go outside as often as weather permits.  If the weather is inclement, please be aware of school closing announcements.  We will call you if school closes while in session.  We follow the Minnetonka School district (#276) closing for severe weather.

Look for more information in our Parent Handbook.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns that you have.  We’re looking forward to another year of growing at Grace!

Grace Preschool and Early Childhood Program
gps@graceindeephaven.org
(952) 473-6117

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