We want to ensure our children maintain a healthy outside play during these warmer months. Our school uses the Central District Health Department guidelines in regards to heat index and air quality to determine safety parameters for outside time. We do plan on going outside everyday, so please make sure to have your child prepared for warmer weather play.
Air Quality: Should the Department of Air Quality determine hazardous air quality recess may be limited accordingly: Yellow: 20 min; orange 10 min; red or purple: no outside time. (Information by DEQ)
Heat Index: In the event that temperatures are above 90, recess times may be limited and in some cases canceled. Relative humidity and air temperature are taken into consideration to ensure safety.
Sun Safety: May-September our children will be offered sunscreen application prior to outdoor time. Parents must sign the sunscreen waiver posted on your child’s classroom door in order to be given applications of sunscreen. In the event that your child has not signed up for the sunscreen, we ask that you are providing applications of sunscreen at home. In addition, we encourage all children to bring a (labeled) sun hat to wear on the playground as well as a water bottle.
End of Year Events
Family Picnic: June 21st from 5:30-8 we would like to celebrate the end of the school year by sharing an evening of food and fun with all of our families. We encourage you to bring your own picnic and we will set up some games and activities throughout the school. More information will be posted in the weeks to come. We hope to see you there!
Little Free Library Opening: Last summer our Elementary students designed and built what many of you may have recently seen placed in the front of our building, the Little Free Library. The Little Free Library is a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Our registered Little Free Library belongs to everyone! Anyone may use it, neighbors, friends and passerby. The books are always free. We encourage you to take a book, share a book and/or leave a book. Our students will be celebrating the official opening of the library on June 20th. Each classroom will take a walking trip to have a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as participate in an all school picnic during lunchtime.
Kindergarten Graduation: Congratulations to our graduating kindergarten class of 2018! We are so proud of all the work that they have done over the past 3 years in your classroom and our community. The kindergarten students led the way this year in their Kindness Project. Our teachers would like to invite all of our graduate’s families for a celebration of their accomplishments on June 26th from 10-12. The ceremony will be followed by a light reception.
Elective Classes: All current elective class enrollment ends at the end of the school year, June 27. To continue class through summer, please sign up at the front desk.
- Engineering for Kids– June Workshops are available on Wednesdays in June! | $20 each | 3-4| detailed information and sign-up at the front desk.
- Ballet classes until the week of June 11. June’s attendance will be prorated accordingly
- Soccer class will be extended on June 8 as a make up. The class will run from 3-4pm.
Summer Elective and Specialty Camp registration will be open through June 27. Summer elective classes will begin in July and end in August. Camp flyers and elective registration paperwork are now available at the front office.
Dates to Remember
June 8: Kindergarten Student’s Field Trip to Boise Zoo: 9:45 -12:45. Please pack a lunch and wear weather appropriate attire! Sunscreen will be applied before departure. If your student is attending and has a Zoo pass, please bring it!
June 14: Father’s Day Celebrations in rooms 2, 3, 4 & 5
June 15: Father’s Day Celebrations in rooms 6 & 7
June 20: Classroom Picnic/Lending Library Opens
June 21: End of Year Picnic
June 22: Parkcenter Montessori Library Closes
June 26: Kindergarten Graduation (10-12)
Wednesday, June 27: Last Day of School / Summer Elective & Specialty Camp Closes
June 28 & 29: School Closed (Teacher In-Service)
July 4: School Closed (Independence Day)
July 2: First Day of Summer Camp
From the Education Team