MMO Parent’s Handbook 2017

 

Mothers’ Morning Out

“ Our school provides a loving and interesting atmosphere for young children while mothers are away. The program strives to fulfill the community’s need for part-time child care in a safe and happy environment. This is probably your child’s first experience in learning to trust others outside of family members. It is an important part in your child’s growth and development. We strive to make this transition positive.”

Phone Numbers: 446-4214 school office 8:00 to 3:00
446-6398 church office 8:00 to 2:00
. Miss Marian: cell 610-716-1895
home 610-353-2981
E mail Mgalante@aol.com
facebook page….Trinity Lutheran Nursery School & Mothers’ Morning Out 2015

Schedule: 9:00 to 11:30 A.M each morning beginning in Sept. and ending in June. The school year is divided into 4 sessions. The sessions have eight or nine weeks in each. Children who miss school because of sickness or vacation are not able to make up days. Please be prompt for dismissal each day. Children become anxious when parent’s are late.

Ages: Rm A – Under 2 on September 1st
Rm B – 2 by September 1st

Faculty
Room A:Adriana Dorsaneo, Fern Tallarida,Allison Rufo, Tori Grob
Room B: ,Patti Bello, Michele Moresco, Alicia Lain

 

Lunch Bunch is offered Monday thru Thursday during the week from 11:30 to 1:30 for two and three year olds. The cost for lunch is $10.00 per day.We will begin this program the 3rd week of school.If you are interested, pack your child a lunch and please place the fee in an envelope with your child’s name on it. SIGN THE WHITE BOARD IN THE CLASSROOM ….Name, paid, list the allergy (whether there is an epi stick or not) and who is picking up.

Extended Day morning and afternoon:
There are early morning drop off on all three floors of our school.It begins at 8:00 A.M. and it is FREE..
Miss Moira offers after school care which begins at 1:30 and ends at 3:00 for $10.00 .Monday thru Friday..
3:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday $10.00

Rates: Four payments are made during the school year. Checks are made out to Trinity Lutheran Nursery School. A $5.00 fee is imposed on all returned checks. Payments are due in September, November, February and April. You will receive a bill for each session. You will pay $32.00 for the first day and $31.50 for the second , per week, per session. The bill will be posted outside the classroom door.
Tuition payment should be placed inside the classroom in a manilla envelope marked TUITION
Allergy- If your child has allergies, with or without an epi pen, please
complete the allergy action plan . Your child’s teacher will give you the form. Please complete and return it to school. It will be kept in the classroom in case of an emergency.

Release: Children will not be dismissed to any people other than the people listed on the pick up form. .
If your child is going home with someone other than yourself, please inform the teacher. We are not permitted to dismiss the child without written permission from you.(email or phone text are ok ) We are meeting you and may not know who the other people are. We need for you to accompany all persons listed to school for an introduction before they are scheduled for a pick up. Until the teacher becomes familiar with the pick up person, she will continue to ask for a photo ID.
If for some reason, a person listed for pick up will no longer be permitted at dismissal, you need to inform the school promptly in writing and in person. If an emergency contact changes, promptly notify the teacher and the director in writing

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.

Donations :During the first week of school we are asking for the following:Monday, paper towels…Tuesday & Thursday, diaper wipes….Wednesday, tissues……Friday, paper cups.

Supplies : A supply calendar will be sent home each month for the
children in Room A

Snacks: A snack calendar will be sent home each month in Room B. Due to allergies, choose only Goldfish Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Cheez-its or Animal Crackers, along with 1 gallon of water. Please send in enough for 25 children but only 18 on Fridays. The snack is shared by both rooms. If your child is celebrating a birthday you may only send in donut holes as a treat! Due to allergies cupcakes and cookies are not permitted. Our snack time is between 10:00 and 10:30.

Discipline: Separation from the conflict and making another choice seems to settle problems in this age group. We sometimes move the child to a chair or to another room with Miss Marian. We also take a nice walk through the halls! If we encounter a problem concerning the discipline of your child, we will discuss it with you. Please do not be offended. We want this program to be a happy experience for all the children. Biting is part of development and unfortunately it does happen. We will notify you if your child bites or is bitten.

List of items needed for each child:
1. Complete change of clothes brought to class each day.
A. labeled with child’s name on each item
B. undershirt, underpants or diapers, pants shirts, socks
C. place clothes in a plastic bags with name on the bag.
2. Back pack with name on outside of bag. This is to be brought to class each week with a change of clothes inside. Please check the bag after each class for projects and important papers from the office.
3. Label all coats, hats, and mittens.
4. Snapshot of your child should be attached to your pick up form.
5. Cup with a lid. (if necessary in Room A only)
6. Sneakers are preferred because recess time is spent outside on our playground equipment

 

Snow Days – If Haverford School District is closed for a snow day, so is Trinity. You will receive an email that we are closed for a snow day If Haverford is two hours late. TRINITY WILL OPEN AT THE USUAL TIME. If you have any concerns call Miss Marian at home,(610-353-2981), on the cell (610-716-1895) or contact me by email early in the morning(mgalante@aol.com)

 

Early Intervention
If your child has an IEP , please leave a copy of it with your child’s teacher.
If your child receives services, please have the clinician come to the office and sign in each time she visits
We welcome clinicians into our school.This year we will welcome them after October 15. This will give the children a little time to get adjusted to the routine of the classroom.. Each clinician must sign in before going to the child’s classroom. The sign up book is in the Nursery School office. Each clinician needs ID to be presented in the office.

Potty/Diapers – please inform us when your child is beginning to be potty trained, we will work with them at school too, if you use pull-ups please use the type with velcro sides.
Communication – communication from home can be sent in a note to the teachers or an email can be sent.( I prefer email) If you need to speak to a teacher please schedule a time AFTER class . All school communication will be in an email sent by the teachers. A newsletter is published each month. You will find that in the back pack and on our web site.(trinityhavertown.org , click on preschool)

 

 

 

 

 

MMO 2017-2018 School Year

 

1st session
Monday….9/18,9/25,10/2,10/16,10/23,10/30,11/6,11/13
Tuesday……9/19.9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14
Wednesday…..9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15
Thursday……9/21,9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2,11/9,11/16
Friday…..9/22,9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17

 

2nd session….
Monday…..11/20,11/27,12/4,12/11,1/8,1/22,1/29
Tuesday….11/21,11/28,12/5,12/12,1/2,1/9,1/16,1/23,1/30
Wednesday…11/22,11/29,12/6,12/13,1/3,1/10,1/17,1/24,1/31
Thursday….11/30,12/7,12/14,1/4,1/11,1/18,1/25,2/1
Friday…..12/1.12/8,12/15,1/5,1/12,1/19,1/26,2/2………..

3rd session
Monday……2/5,2/12,2/26,3/5,3/12,3/19,4/9
Tuesday…2/6,2/13,2/20,,2/27,3/6,3/13,3/20,4/3,4/10
Wednesday…..2/7,2/14,2/21,2/28,3/7,3/14,3/21,4/4,4/11
Thursday……2/8,2/15,2/22,3/1,3/8,3/15,3/22,4/5,4/12
Friday……2/9.2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9,3/16,3/23,4/6,4/13

4th session
Monday……4/16,4/23,4/30,5/7,5/14,5/21,6/4,6/11
Tuesday……4/17,4/24,5/1,5,5/8,5/15,5/22,5/29,6/5,612
Wednesday…..4/18,4/25,5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23,5/30,6/6,6/13
Thursday…..4/19,4/26,5/3,5/10,5/17,5/24,5/31,6/7,6/14
Friday………4/20,4/27,5/4,5/11,5/18,5/25,6/1,6/8,6/15/

 

 

Too Sick for School??????
At one time or another, every parent faces this dilemma: Is my child too sick to send to school? Below are some helpful hints to help you know when not to send your sick child to school:
* Temperature of 100 degrees or more within the past 24 hours
* Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
* Earache
* When strep is suspected but the results of a throat culture are not yet known.
*A positive throat culture for strep: student should be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
* Any symptoms of acute illness such as persistent cough or runny nose accompanied by body aches.
* A red eye with crust, mucous or excessive tearing (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with medication for 24 hours (pink eye)
*Any skin lesion with honey brown crusts (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with medication for 24 hours if impetigo
* Skin lesion: mild itchy ring shaped pink patch with a scaly, raised border and a clear center ( until diagnosed by a physician and treated with antifungal cream (ringworm)
*If your child has head lice that has not been treated
* If your child requires any medication for pain stronger than Tylenol or Ibuprofen, they should not attend school.
The guidelines listed above are meant to help parents determine if a child should attend school or other activities. Your child should look and behave like him/her self for 24 hours before returning to school.
-A sick child who returns to school too soon is at risk for picking up other infections due to lowered immunity
– A child who is still sick is likely to infect other students and staff

-A child who is not feeling well will not be able to focus on schoolwork.

Please notify school if your child develops any communicable condition.

Remind your child about frequent hand washing. It is the most effective means of preventing the spread of communicable diseases.

Health: Children may not attend school if they are sick. Sickness includes: vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, skin infections, running nose and fevers. No medications can be administered during school hours by the teachers. If emergency treatment is necessary during school hours, we will notify you and call the EMT center.

Illness:
Please use the following guidelines to help you determine the wellness of your child. If any doubts exist as to whether you should send your child to school, it is generally better to keep him home. Keep your child home if he:
a. has a fever in the morning or on the previous night
b. has a cold with a running nose, cough scratchy or sore throat
c. new or unexplained eruption or spots on the skin
d. unusual fatigue or chills
e. nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

In the event your child becomes ill during the session, the school will attempt to call the parent first. If no answer, we will use the emergency number on the form. Please notify the school if your child develops a communicable disease such as chicken pox, etc. Your child will automatically be sent home from school if he shows symptoms of any of the following:pink eye, impetigo, head lice, fifth’s disease, fever and persistent cough.
Some diseases in a pregnant woman may threaten the health of the mother and/or her unborn child. In general pregnant women are well advised to avoid persons who have infectious illnesses, particularly if rashes are involved.
The following are some examples of such diseases:
Chickenpox: Most pregnant women have already had chickenpox as a child and are immune to the disease. In this case, they and their unborn babies are safe from exposure to the
chickenpox virus. However, if a woman, who has not had chickenpox and is not immune, comes into contact with a known case during her pregnancy, there may be a significant health risk. She should inform her OB as a matter of urgency, so that an assessment can be made and preventive measures can be considered.
1. ‘‘Fifth’’ disease or ‘‘Slapped Cheek’’ disease. If a woman is exposed to this virus in early pregnancy (before twenty weeks gestation), she should promptly inform her OB . Investigations can be initiated to check if infection has been acquired so that actions can be taken to reduce the chance of problems with the pregnancy. In general, it is probably advisable that women in early pregnancy should take ‘‘avoiding action’’ in the educational setting if a known outbreak of ‘‘Fifth’’ disease occurs.
2. Rubella (German measles): Exposure to rubella virus in a non-immune woman during early pregnancy may lead to damage to the unborn baby. It is also now routine for women to be offered testing for immunity to rubella as part of their routine antenatal care.

 

3. Please call the school office and if your child
4. is diagnosed with these diseases since we have
5. many pregnant women here at Trinity.

 

 

 

 

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We enjoy seeing the children play out front in the nice weather however, we would appreciate it if you would refrain from allowing them to play in the gardens, trees, church steps and ledges. This is both for the safety of the children and the well being of the property. The playground on the side of the building is open and you are more that welcomed to use it as long as there is adult supervision.

 

Dear _________________
Welcome to Trinity. Be patient while the children are adjusting to the routine of school.
Your fee for the first session is $______________. The payment is due the week of September 21st.
Thank you.
1st session
Monday….9/18,9/25,10/2,10/16,10/23,10/30,11/6,11/13
Tuesday……9/19.9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14
Wednesday…..9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15
Thursday……9/21,9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2,11/9,11/16
Friday…..9/22,9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17

 

 

 

Dear _______________,
The children have adjusted well. They have made friends and enjoy the morning activities planned by their teachers. Your fee for the second session is $___________. The payment is due the week of November 23rd
Thank you.
2nd session……………
Monday…..11/20,11/27,12/4,12/11,1/8,1/22,1/29
Tuesday….11/21,11/28,12/5,12/12,1/2,1/9,1/16,1/23,1/30
Wednesday…11/22,11/29,12/6,12/13,1/3,1/10,1/17,1/24,1/31
Thursday….11/30,12/7,12/14,1/4,1/11,1/18,1/25,2/1
Friday…..12/1.12/8,12/15,1/5,1/12,1/19,1/26,2/2….

 

 

 

 

Dear _____________________,
It’s time to think about registering for the 2018-19 school year. Our classes fill quickly. Your fee for the 3rd session is $_____________
The payment is due the week of February 22nd
Thank you.
3rd session
Monday……2/5,2/12,2/26,3/5,3/12,3/19,4/9
Tuesday…2/6,2/13,2/20,,2/27,3/6,3/13,3/20,4/3,4/10
Wednesday…..2/7,2/14,2/21,2/28,3/7,3/14,3/21,4/4,4/11
Thursday……2/8,2/15,2/22,3/1,3/8,3/15,3/22,4/5,4/12
Friday……2/9.2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9,3/16,3/23,4/6,4/13

 

 

 

Dear ________________–,
It’s hard to believe that this is the last session. It was fun watching the children grow. This tiniest group of pre-schoolers make the biggest changes during the year. Thank you for sharing your children with us. Your fee for the 4th session is$_____________Payment is due the week of April 25th
4th session
Monday……4/16,4/23,4/30,5/7,5/14,5/21,6/4,6/11
Tuesday……4/17,4/24,5/1,/5/8,5/15,5/22,5/29,6/5,612
Wednesday…..4/18,4/25,5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23,5/30,6/6,6/13
Thursday…..4/19,4/26,5/3,5/10,5/17,5/24,5/31,6/7,6/14
Friday………4/20,4/27,5/4,5/11,5/18,5/25,6/1,6/8,6/15/

 

 

 

Too Sick for School??????
At one time or another, every parent faces this dilemma: Is my child too sick to send to school? Below are some helpful hints to help you know when not to send your sick child to school:
* Temperature of 100 degrees or more within the past 24 hours
* Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
* Earache
* When strep is suspected but the results of a throat culture are not yet known.
*A positive throat culture for strep: student should be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
* Any symptoms of acute illness such as persistent cough or runny nose accompanied by body aches.
* A red eye with crust, mucous or excessive tearing (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with medication for 24 hours (pink eye)
*Any skin lesion with honey brown crusts (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with medication for 24 hours if impetigo
* Skin lesion: mild itchy ring shaped pink patch with a scaly, raised border and a clear center ( until diagnosed by a physician and treated with antifungal cream (ringworm)
*If your child has head lice that has not been treated
* If your child requires any medication for pain stronger than Tylenol or Ibuprofen, they should not attend school.
The guidelines listed above are meant to help parents determine if a child should attend school or other activities. Your child should look and behave like him/her self for 24 hours before returning to school.
-A sick child who returns to school too soon is at risk for picking up other infections due to lowered immunity
– A child who is still sick is likely to infect other students and staff
-A child who is not feeling well will not be able to focus on schoolwork.

Please notify school if your child develops any communicable condition.

Remind your child about frequent hand washing. It is the most effective means of preventing the spread of communicable diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Lutheran Nursery School
&
Mothers’ Morning Out

MMO Parents’ Handbook

2017-2018

 

 

 

1141 West Chester Pike
Havertown, Pa. 19083
trinityhavertown.org
610-446-4214
Marian Galante – Director

 

 

 

Calendar 2017-2018
September 18- first week of school dismissal 11:00
September 25 – 2nd week of school dismissal 11:00
October 2- Lunch Bunch 1:30 – $10.00
October -9 School Closed Columbus Day
November 22 – No Lunch Bunch

November 23 &24 – Thanksgiving Holidays (closed)
December 6 – Lunch With Santa
December 18 to January1 – Christmas Holidays
January2 – Classes resume
January 15 – Martin Luther King Day- closed
February 19 – Presidents’ Day -closed
March 26to April 2- Easter Vacation
April 3- Classes resumes
May 28- Memorial Day (closed)
June15- Last Day of MMO

Payments are due
1st session -September
2nd session – November
3rd session – February
4th session – April

You will receive a bill before each session. It will be posted outside the classroom