What are the ages and times of preschool classes?
Please note the name of your child’s class is PK2, PK3, or PK4 depending on the number of days your child attends preschool. (It is not the age)
How many students are in each class?
What is the tuition cost? Is there a registration fee? (School Year 2019-2020)
Is there a dress code for preschool?
What is a typical day in preschool?
*Mondays - PK3 and PK4 have 30 minutes of music with Arianna Snow.
*Wednesday - PK3 and PK4 have 30 minutes of Spanish with Kena Guttridge.
2nd Thursday of the month - PK4 has 45 minutes of nutrition class with Jodie Popma.
2nd Friday of the month - PK3 has 45 minutes of nutrition class with Jodie Popma.
Are snacks included?
What are some healthy snack suggestions?
How often do the children play outside and in what kind of weather conditions?
Children need to be prepared to be physically active outside daily for 30 minutes. In summer & spring please apply sunscreen to your child prior to preschool. Sun hats & sunglasses are optional. In fall and winter, dress your child appropriately for outside play, including jackets, hats, mittens,(Please no gloves as they are difficult for preschoolers to put on.) boots and (optional) snow pants. Prepare your child to go outside unless it is below 20 degrees or it is precipitating.
Are parents allowed to volunteer in the classroom?
Yes, parents and grandparents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom or do volunteer work at home. To volunteer in the classroom please go to the preschool website (parent information Page), scroll down to the monthly calendar to see what days are available. Remember to volunteer on a day your child attends and scroll am or pm. You can volunteer the entire class time from 8:30 -11:20 or 12:20 -3:10. If you would like to volunteer only part of the time, please specify the exact time. Volunteers need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the dates. Please be sure Patty confirms the dates. There are additional volunteer opportunities on the website and in the Dragon Weekly. The volunteer schedule will be on the website in September.
What is the best way for parents to communicate with the teachers?
Email is the preferred method. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls do not go through to the classroom during preschool hours. If it is an emergency, call the front desk and ask to be put through to the preschool classroom X242 or Patty’s office X229.There is not enough time for lengthy verbal discussions before and after class. If you would like to discuss your child, please email staff and we will set up a meeting or a phone call.
What methods does the school communicate with parents?
When do we receive the school supply lists?
These lists will also be available on the preschool website at the end of June. You will be notified by email when to bring the supplies to the classroom. All supplies should be in the classroom prior to the Meet New Classmates dates. Please do not label each item with your child’s name as most items are shared within the preschool. Please label the bag or box with the child’s name and session. (John Smith - PK3)
Do you have a multicultural program?
Yes, we have many different cultures and languages. Usually there are some children with limited or no English upon entrance into preschool and several different languages spoken in the homes. We welcome all families to share their holidays and cultures. We welcome any parent, who has an interesting profession, talent, or a culture, that would be of interest to the preschool ages, to volunteer and share their expertise with their child’s class.
What if I am late dropping off my child to preschool?
What if my child has special needs or an IEP?
Whom do I contact if I have concerns about my child’s development?
At what age are children eligible to receive services in Special Education?
If a child qualifies for Special Education and a preschool program is recommended, is the child guaranteed a placement in the charter school of choice?
Who determines eligibility for special support services?
What if my child was enrolled in Flagstaff Preschool and then received and IEP, would my child have to leave Flagstaff during the school year?
This depends upon the special education services that are needed to support the child in reaching his learning goals. No special education supports are offered in the Flagstaff Preschool Program.
Does my child need extra clothes?
Yes, please bring in an extra set of clothes in a labeled ziploc bag when you bring in supplies. Extra clothes should stay at preschool. (an extra complete set of clothes, top, bottom, underwear, and socks) in case of bathroom accident or a spill. It is the parents’ responsibility to remember to change out clothes according to the season and child’s growth.
What do I need to label?
All Personal Belongings - LABEL every item your child brings to school (i.e. backpack, water bottle, all clothing articles, show and tell items).
What daily items should my child bring?
Each day your child must bring a filled water bottle, at least two healthy (nut free) snacks from two different food groups, backpack, and appropriate clothing for Colorado weather.
Do I need to apply sunscreen?
Yes, Colorado state licensing requires all children to have sunscreen on when they are outside during preschool. Each day, parents are required to sign if their child has sunscreen on. The first week of school all parents will sign a permission form to apply sunscreen prior to arrival, provide their own personal sunscreen or have staff apply (Up & Up SPF50 brand). To allow more playground time it is best to apply sunscreen to your child prior to arriving at preschool. Please apply to all exposed skin. Protective sun clothing is recommended. Sun hats and sunglasses are optional, please label.
Who are Room Parents?
The preschool classes need room parents for this school year. Room parents are responsible for setting up parties for Halloween and Valentine’s Day. They will also be in charge of organizing a fundraiser for the Gala. It is best if parents work in twos. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this position.
What is Show and Tell?
All children will have the opportunity to have show and tell several times throughout the school year.
What are Scholastic Book Orders?
In preschool you will receive flyers on Scholastic book orders each month. In the first order you will receive a letter with ordering instructions. Please consider ordering these books as they are great inexpensive treats for your child and gifts for friends and family. Each time you order, the Flagstaff Preschool earns points for free books.
Do the children celebrate birthdays?
All children will have the choice to receive a birthday crown and have the class sing to him/her. No food is allowed due to allergies and dietary restrictions. It is optional if you want to celebrate your child’s birthday at school with non-edible treats for fellow classmates. (ie. stickers, bouncy balls, play dough, cars, bracelets, anything from the Dollar Store). Please notify staff ahead of time so we can prepare and tell you the # of children in the class.
Healthy celebrations and sampling healthy snacks
Any food that is served in connection with a specific holiday or special activity should be healthy and preapproved by the director. All foods must be prepared in a kitchen inspected by the health department. All parents will be notified with a list of ingredients prior to the celebration. In the PK3 and PK4 classes, the children learn about beginning sounds of the alphabet and taste a different healthy snack each week to coincide with the letter of the week. They will have an opportunity to taste a different food for each letter A-Z.
Preparing Your Child for Preschool