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Additional Day School Information

ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE
SCHOOL DEPARTURE
BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE
INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS
HEALTH AND SAFETY
MEDICATION POLICY
CLOTHING
LUNCHES
SNACK TIME
PLAYGROUND
PARENT OPPORTUNITIES
TOYS
BOOK BAGS
FIELD TRIPS
SINGING PROGRAMS
CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
EXTENDED CARE
ST. PETER'S SUMMER CAMP
CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
WORSHIP SERVICES AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH

ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
The Day School opens with Extended Care at 7am. The school day begins at 9am for our 3, 4 and Kindergarten students.  Children may play outside on the playground prior to 9am but a parent or guardian must remain with them until 8:50am when the doors to school open.  School commences when the bell rings at 9am.

Please be punctual.  It is important that your child be on time for school so that he/she will be able to participate in opening activities.

Late arrivals to school (after 9:15am) must check in at the office.

The first day of school, parents are requested to pick up their child's name tag from the office and then take their child to the church building where they meet their teachers and are escorted to their classrooms.  Children in the 2 year old program or in Extended Care before school, will go directly into the school building.

Please notify the school (466-9392) if your child will not be attending, especially on Field Trip days.

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SCHOOL DEPARTURE
The school bell rings at 12 noon discharging the children who are not in Extended Care or in the 2 year old class.

Each teacher brings her students to the Day School entrance where the parents pick them up.  Students enrolled in the Extended Care Program will remain in their classrooms until the Extended Care staff collects them.

Please be prompt in picking up your child.  Children get very upset when parents are late.  If you know you are going to be late, please notify the school immediately.  If you are later than 12:15pm, your child will be placed in the Extended Care Program, and you will be billed the 'drop off' fee of $10 per hour.

A late fee of $1 per minute applies to children in the Extended Care Program or the 2 year old program who are not picked up by 6pm.

Parents who need to pick up their children between the hours of 9am and noon must stop by the office and sign their child out.  The office must be notified (preferably in writing) if a child is being picked up by someone other than the usual person, or persons listed on the registration form.

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BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE
Unacceptable behavior will be determined by the child's teacher on an individual basis.  Discipline may include diversion, separating children, removal to a special "time out" chair, or loss of privileges.

Totally unacceptable behavior from any child, i.e. biting, scratching, spitting or any intent to do harm, will warrant notifying the parents.  If the behavior continues, it may be necessary for parents to remove the child from the school that day.  Recurrence of such behavior is reason for permanent dismissal from the School and Extended Care.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS
On inclement weather days i.e. snow, ice, or storm conditions, the Director or Assistant Director will decide that morning whether or not school will be open.  The staff will be notified, and they in turn will notify the parents.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY
Your child's health is very important to us.  If he or she becomes ill during the day, you will be called to take your child home.  If we are unable to reach you we will contact the person you named as your emergency contact on the registration form.

PLEASE keep your child at home if he/she has:

1. a fever of 99.9 or more (the child may return to school when free of a fever for 24 hours).
2. a cold that is less than a day old
3. a heavy nasal discharge
4. a constant cough
5. symptoms of a communicable condition, e.g. sniffles, sore throat, headache, reddened eyes, tummy ache, vomiting, head lice, diarrhea or unknown rash).

If your child has an allergy please notify the teacher and Extended Care staff.

Balloons are considered a hazard and are not allowed at any time.

For health reasons, hand washing is encouraged throughout the day, before eating, following bathroom breaks and at regular intervals.

All children at St. Peter's Day School are insured while in our care.

Please make every effort to keep the school current on phone numbers, emergency numbers, change of address or other pertinent information.

St. Peter's Day School is covered by liability insurance.

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MEDICATION POLICY
If your child is under the care of a doctor, and needs to take a mediction during school or extended care hours, the following rules apply:

1. Medicines prescribed by a doctor, must be in the original container with the child's name and dosage clearly visible on the label.  The parent MUST sign a Written Medication Consent form--one form for each medication.  A medication consent form must be signed by the doctor if the medication is long term.
2. A Medication Log will be used by the staff to document when and by whom the medication was given.
3. Medication must not be sent to school in a child's book bag.  The parent or adult must hand the medication to the teacher, Extended Care employee or it must be taken to the office.
4. Over the counter medications will only be administered when accompanied by a doctor's note.

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CLOTHING
School uniforms are not required.  The child's clothing should be simple clothing that is free from complicated fastenings.  Children feel more comfortable when they don't have to ask for help with their clothing.

Our playgrounds are used daily, weather permitting.  Sturdy clothing is appropriate.  Girls can play better and more safely wearing slacks and shoes.  Shoes for both boys and girls should have rubber soles for safety.  Please, no flip flops.

The 2 and 3 year old children need extra clothes to leave at school for use in the event of an accidental spill or toilet accident. Please label all your child's clothing.

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LUNCHES
The children eat lunch at 1 pm.  Parents should pack a lunch daily for their child.  Place an ice pack in the lunch box to keep contents cooler and safer.  Be sure to write your child's name on his/her lunch box.  In the event that a child has no lunch, we will provide one at a cost of $10.

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SNACK TIME
Snacks are served mid-morning. Parents are asked to send a bag of 'treats' to school once or twice a month, enough for the whole class. Treats may consist of cookies, crackers, pretzels, popcorn, fruit, etc. Put your child's name on the snack so they can be properly thanked during the Blessing.

Parents of the 2 year old children will need to bring in snacks and lunch daily for their child.

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PLAYGROUND
Our school has two play areas.  Both are safe areas for children to play.  The children are attended at all times by two or more adults.  The playgrounds are used for recess if the weather permits.

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PARENT OPPORTUNITIES
Parents are encouraged to attend birthday and holiday parties. Birthday parties are held during snack time. Check with your child's teacher for party times and special treats you may want to bring.

An Open House will be held the first Monday of school at 7:30PM.  This is an ideal time for parents to meet their child's teacher and learn more about the daily activities in the classroom.

Kindergarten conferences are scheduled for the last Thursday and Friday in January. Parents are scheduled to meet with the teacher and discuss their child's progress. Report cards are issued at this time. There will be no school for Kindergarten students ONLY these two days. A scheduled time for the meeting will be sent home with your child in January.

St. Peter's Day School participates in Campbell's Labels for Education Program.  Labels are collected throughout the year to help us obtain playground equipment and classroom teaching aids.  We also collect Farm Fresh receipts and Box Tops. Just clip the Box Tops from various grocery items and send them to school.  Thank you!

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TOYS
Toys may be brought to school only on Show'n'Tell days.  The teacher will notify you of the day.  Toys must be small enough for the child to carry him or herself.  Books may be brought to school at any time.  Please make sure your child's name is on the book.

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BOOK BAGS
Book bags are required for all children. Your child will bring home his/her class work daily. Parents are encouraged to look in book bags each day for class work, teacher's notes and office memos. Please put your child's name on the book bag.

On opening day of school, children need to bring a box of 8 basic color crayons.  Please put your child's name on the box.  A list of supplies needed is found below under "CLASSROOM SUPPLIES".

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FIELD TRIPS
The 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergarten children attend at least one field trip each school year.  A permission form is sent home for the parent to sign.  The form needs to be returned to school as soon as possible.  Parents are encouraged to attend the field trip and are allowed to ride on the school bus if space is available.  Children who are not our students, are not allowed to ride on the bus.

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SINGING PROGRAMS
St. Peter's Day School has two singing programs each year:  A Christmas program and an End of the Year/Graduation Program.  Dates of the programs will be announced later.  All classes participate in the singing programs.  Parents, friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
Each Monday morning the children attend Children's Chapel in our church.  They sing songs and we recognize the children who have birthdays during the month.  An object lesson is presented by Papa John (our Day School Director).

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EXTENDED CARE
Our Extended Care Program offers before and after school care for the 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergarten students who need it.  We open at 7am and close at 6pm.

Breakfast is provided for children arriving at school before 8:30am.

Children are required to bring a bag lunch daily (no candy, soda or sports drinks allowed). Items may be heated if necessary. If children forget to bring their lunch we will provide a sandwich and the parent will be charged $10.

Quiet time begins at 1:30pm.  The children rest on small cots until 3pm.

Various snacks are provided for the children's mid-afternoon snack. Parents with children who have food allergies are asked to provide alternative snacks for their child.

Children in Extended Care play with games, puzzles, books, computers and, if the weather permits, they play outside.

If you have a question about Extended Care please contact the office or the Supervisor, Laura Kallestad at 466-9392.

DAYS: Monday thru Friday
Hourly (up to 15 hours per week)
Drop-offs
   
TIMES: 7:00am -9:00am
12 noon -6:00pm
   
RATES: 5 days a week  
3 days a week  
Hourly  
Drop-offs
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$295 per month
$215 per month
$7.00 per hour
 $10.00 per hour
       
ACTIVITIES: Crafts
Games
Books and puzzles
Computers
Outdoor play
   
STAFF: Mrs. Laura Kallestad (Supervisor)
Ms. Christine Whitfield
Ms. Patricia Pearo

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ST. PETER'S SUMMER CAMP
St. Peter's Summer Camp is a non-academic program for ages 2-6 years. It features fun events and activities, arts and crafts, computer play, special guests and water fun.

Dates:  Monday, June 20th, through Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Camp Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7am -6pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7am-6pm
Click here for Registration Form
 

Camp Prices:    
Registration Fee ................. $65
Monday - Friday ................. $425 per month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday ................. $325 per month

Camp Supplies:
   
A daily lunch Crib sheet A towel
Box of tissues Small sheet/blanket Bathing suit
Sun screen Small pillow Water shoes

Camp Staff:
Mrs. Laura Kallestad (Supervisor)
Ms. Christine Whitfield
Ms. Patricia Pearo
Mrs. Mary Ronnie

A copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization record is required.

Your child needs to bring a bag lunch daily. If children forget their lunch, we will provide a sandwich and the parents are charged $10.

Notification must be given to the camp supervisor if your child is coming to camp after 12 Noon.

Please call the office for more information 466-9392.

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CLASSROOM SUPPLIES:

2 Year Old
Book Bag
Diapers/Pull Ups
Pacifier (if needed for nap time)
Baby Wipes
Crib Sheet and blanket
Extra clothing

3 and 4 Year Old Students
Book Bag (large enough to hold a folder)
Box of 8 large basic color Crayola crayons (no pastels or fluorescent please, and not extra large)
Pocket folder (with bottom pockets)
Crayola Water Color paint set (8 colors)
Small Elmer's White Glue
One can of Playdough (any color)
Fiskars scissors
Shallow pencil box
A box of tissues
Snack (once a month, enough for each child in the class)
Change of clothing (3 and 4 year olds)

Kindergarten Students
Book Bag (large enough to hold a folder)
Box of small Crayola crayons (8 count)
Pocket folder with bottom pockets
Small Elmer's White Glue
Fiskars scissors
Shallow pencil box
Box of tissues
Monthly snack
Primary Composition Book -Draw/Write/Learn (found at Office stores)

Extended Care Supplies
Crib sheet
Small sheet/blanket
Small pillow
Change of clothing

Please write your child's name on all items

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WORSHIP SERVICES AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH

St. Peter's Church welcomes all new families to the area, and invites those who are looking for a church home to worship with us.  Our Sunday worship services are as follows:

8:00am Holy Eucharist - Rite I
9:00am Intercessory Prayer
10:00am Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  Children's Chapel
  Children/Y outh Christian Education

The nursery is available for young children at 10:00am

If you have any questions concerning the Church, the Day School or the Extended Care Program, please call the office at 466-9392 any weekday, between the hours of 7:30am and 2pm.

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