Research shows that hydration plays an important role in brain function and, therefore, the learning process. Please send your child to school each day with a water bottle filled with water only. Students will be permitted to keep water bottles at their desks as long as it does not prove to be a distraction. Since we do not have a water fountain in the classroom, this will be a more efficient way for students to remain hydrated.
We will have a working snack each day. Students will have the opportunity to eat a snack each morning if they need to. Please send in a healthy snack with your child such as crackers, fruit, trail mix, etc. Please do not send in candy, soft drinks or other sugary snacks.
Birthdays are extremely important to children, and we want to recognize each child’s birthday by singing to him or her. In addition they will receive a homework pass. Please do not send in food items due to the increase in students with food allergies. If you want to send something in, consider sending in a bookmark, pencil, stickers, etc.
Also, please only send birthday invitations to class if everyone in the class is included. Otherwise, to prevent hurt feelings, please find a way other than through our classroom mailboxes to deliver invitations. Student addresses will be available once the student directory has been compiled.
Children should wear athletic shoes every day. The Healthy Child Law requires that all children are physically active during recess as well as P.E. Having appropriate footwear helps prevent playground injuries. Flip-flops are strongly discouraged.