Please send your child to school in comfortable play clothes and shoes. We request that he/she wear sturdy shoes with rubber soles or sneakers -- we strongly suggest that socks be worn with open-toe sandals. Backless shoes such as flip-flops, and clogs are not allowed. "Croc" shoes must have a secure back strap. "Party shoes" should be worn only Friday, for Shabbat, as shoes do tend to get scuffed and dirty on the playground.
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All children must have a complete change of clothes stored in their classroom. You will need to include a shirt (long or short sleeved, depending upon the season); pants (short or long, depending upon the season); socks; and underpants. Please make sure that all items are labeled with your child's name, and put inside a "ziploc" baggie also labeled with your child's name. No matter how long a child has been potty-trained, accidents can happen. It is imperative that we have a change of clothes for each child.
We take the children outdoors whenever possible. PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER, i.e. mittens and hats, boots, light jacket or heavy coat as needed. We do not have enough staff available to remain indoors with a child who does not have appropriate gear for the weather when the rest of a class can go outdoors.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: all children must have a weather-appropriate change of clothes to be kept in their back pack or cubby at all times. This is to include shorts/slacks/skirt; shirt; underpants and socks. Please label all items with your child's name and place them inside a "baggie" also labeled with your child's name. Be sure to change the clothing as the seasons change to ensure that your child has weather-appropriate clothing available.
HELPFUL REMINDER: PLEASE(!) label ALL removable clothing and personal possesions that your child brings to school, including umbrellas, raincoats, hats, mittens, scarves, coats, sweaters, etc. It is impossible for teachers to know every child's belongings, and many times young children cannot recognize their own belongings.