*How are birthdays celebrated in Kindergarten?

We have several routines to recognize student birthdays in our classes. Families often donate a book to their classroom library to honor their child's day, or they may send in 21 non-food items/small gift bags with things like a pencil, an eraser, a ring, a toy, etc.

...party invitations: If you send birthday invitations to school for students, please include everyone in the class OR all the boys OR all the girls. We are unable to distribute select invitations to individual students.

*Does my child need to bring a water bottle to school each day?

Yes, both half day and full day Kindergarteners need to bring a FULL, pop (sports) top water bottle to school each day. The bottles are stored in the back of the classrooms for the day, and are not taken to the cafeteria for lunch by full day students. Separate "lunch water bottles" should be included in the lunch boxes of full day students.

*How can I get contact information for other students' families?

The school will compile a directory app of PCK families who give permission to release their contact information. Prior to the directory's release, please contact your classroom coordinator, who may be able to help you (a class contact list is sometimes created).

*Can my Kindergartener receive a dress code infraction?

No, in Kindergarten we use a "Kindergarten notification form" to let you know when your child's appearance violates dress code. The form is simply a communication tool, to help you understand our school wide policies, and does not come from the front office. Once your child moves on to First Grade and beyond, he/she will receive dress code infractions from the front office.

We often see these dress code violations and will work to remind you:

*Students must wear socks with shoes

*Girls may NOT wear nail polish

*Hair accessories must be of school colors: forest green, navy blue, white, yellow, light blue, brown, black, gold, silver, Christopher plaid

*Jumpers/skorts/skirts may only be Christopher plaid, no solid colors

*Shorts and pants must be navy blue....no khaki. Only middle school is allowed to wear khaki

*Earrings may not dangle, posts only

*Girls are encouraged to wear "monkey shorts" under jumpers (for recess and time spent on our classroom rugs)