Fostering the GROWTH of well-rounded students

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Well-Rounded Curriculum

Programs offered are geared to
foster opportunities for daily success
for each and every child.

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Unique Special Events

We offer special events that no
other school does; offering a balance
of fun and learning.

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Warm and Caring Staff

Warm, professional educators
who promote well-balanced students
and activities.

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Calendar, Daily Schedule & Elementary Summer Camp Field Trip (Grades 1-5)

Calendar 2016-2017   Example of Calendar and Daily Schedule located at the bottom of this page. For more details about our annual calendar or daily schedule, please contact us.  New family registration begins Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.  Email info@thescottsdaleschool.com for more information.

Activities

Our private Christian preschool offer a variety of special events throughout the year. We have musical productions at Christmas and in the spring, western week, and class skits. Every month we have special guests speaking to the children on Fire Safety, Dental Hygiene, or entertaining them with Puppet, Animal and Magic Shows.

Attendance

For the children to gain the most from school, regular attendance is necessary. Please be considerate to the teacher’s scheduling by being on time in the morning and when picking up your child. If your child will not be attending class
for some reason, especially if they are ill, please call the office prior to the start of class that morning.

Birthdays

Birthdays provide an important opportunity for staff and children to share in a joyful occasion. Please notify your child’s teacher if you would like to bring a snack on your child’s special day. Please remember that all snacks must be
store-purchased and not homemade. Feel free to discuss with your child’s teacher any allergy situations in your child’s class. When inviting children to your child’s birthday party, you need to invite the entire class.

Calendar and Field Trip Schedule

Click here to view field trip calendar.

Calendar 2016-2017

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

The sign-in sheet and computer clock-in are located on counter in the front office. You must sign and clock in and out each day. If you are unable to pick-up your child, we need prior written permission. We will ask for identification to match person permitted to pick up.

Field Trip Transportation

Our policy is not to transport preschool students on field trip events. Elementary children do go on field trip opportunities during summer camp. No elementary age child will be able to go on a field trip without written permission from his/her parent or guardian.

Holidays

The Scottsdale School begins in mid-August and ends in May around Memorial
Day. Please check the school calendar for actual dates. We do close in
observance for major holidays. We open for the minor holidays, but only for
child-care. Be advised that we also close for Christmas Eve, and the
Friday after Thanksgiving. We offer childcare only for the Christmas
holidays and for the spring break corresponding with that of the Scottsdale public schools.

Hours

Our hours are 6:45 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We have a schedule for a “typical school day” upon request.

  • Preschool begins daily at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:45 a.m.
  • Pre K classes begin at 8:45 and conclude at 2:30.
  • Children are encouraged to arrive at school between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. allowing children time to settle in and socialize before starting class.
  • Children enrolled for the morning program are welcome to eat lunch with their class but must be picked up by 12:15 p.m. If you need an occasional extended day we will charge hourly for the extra time. Please notify the office and teacher if you need these services.
  • Childcare in the morning begins at 6:45 a.m. and after-school care ends at 6:00 p.m.

Lunch

You provide your child’s lunch. Please pack it in a soft-sided lunchbox or paper sack labeled with the child’s first and last name. If you bring a sippy cup or water bottle, it must also be labeled with the child’s first and last name. Each classroom has a refrigerator to store it before lunchtime. We have microwaves for warming lunch if necessary. If you need to purchase a lunch, we offer the following on a weekly basis:

  • Monday> Subway
  • Tuesday>Lucky’s Hotdogs and Hamburgers
  • Wednesday & Thursday > Chick-fil-A
  • Friday > Bogey’s for Pizza

They deliver to our school a healthy lunch for $4 (small) or $5 (large). You must order by 9:30 a.m. each morning and pay with CASH ONLY. Order forms are on the front counter where you check in each day.

Rest Time Policies

Naps are encouraged for preschoolers who stay the entire day. Each child needs time to be alone and to renew his/her strength. Naptime begins at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. Our school provides clean sheets and mats for each “napper” every week or as necessary. A blanket from home may be good to send with your child each day or keep labeled in the nap room.

We have a non-napper or “rester” program for older children or children who don’t need a nap. These children will have quiet indoor play from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Snacks

Healthy snacks are provided for the morning program between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m. Snacks are also provided at 2:30 p.m. Snacks comply with DHS standards. Snacks include breads, fruits, cheese, meat and vegetables. Please alert the Director and teacher of any food allergies. We can provide an allergy safe environment. We do not serve any nut products but we do allow children to bring nut products in their lunch. The snack menu is located near the front entrance.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp begins in early June and continues through July. Preschool students are offered a continuation program of the school year. The program is thematic with exciting entertainment brought right to the school. The special guests include, but are not limited, to the AZ Puppet Theater, the Fire Department, Magicians, Musicians, Clowns, Science Museums, Petting Zoo and Story Tellers. We incorporate arts and crafts daily as well as age appropriate academics and hands on learning experiences. Not only do these great activities keep the children out of the heat but also it encourages strong language skills and stimulates the imagination.

Elementary age children are offered a different style of program, which takes them out on an adventure every day. The variety of activities keeps the campers excited and busy. The field trip opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Harkins Movie Club
  • Youth Museums
  • Wildlife Education Programs
  • Firefighter Outreach
  • Ceramics
  • Ice-skating
  • Roller-skating
  • And much more!

We focus on teaching team spirit and encourage independence along with responsibility. Elementary summer campers grow to love and respect one another during this enhanced and well-designed program. Our staff lovingly encourages the campers to take on new experiences with confidence and a smile.

Safety is always our first priority. All staff members are fully certified in first aid and CPR on every trip.

Annual Calendar
2016-17
AUGUST 01-06 CHILD CARE ONLY
04 Open House/Back to School Night 2’s & 3’s-4:30-5:15 p.m. 4’s & Jr.Kindergarten- 5:15-6:00p.m.
08 PRESCHOOL CLASSES BEGIN
26 First Room Parents Meeting – 9:00 a.m. All parents may attend
SEPTEMBER 05 CLOSED – Labor Day observance
20 & 21 Student School Pictures Taken- (sorry, no make-up’s)
OCTOBER 07 Jr. Kindergarten Circus Performance-9:30 a.m.
22 Family Picnic-Horizon Park-Saturday from 10:00-12:00
31 Harvest Parade & Parties 9:15  We dress up as friendly characters
 NOVEMBER 11 Veteran’s Day Observance-No School-Childcare Only
23 Thanksgiving Feast-Jr. Kindergarten & Pre K 3 Pow-Wow 10:00 Feast -10:45-11:30
24-25 CLOSED-Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER 08 CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PROGRAM (at Impact Church) 6:30 p.m.
16 Christmas Parties in the classrooms 10:00 a.m.
19-23 Childcare Only-NO SCHOOL
24-26 CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
27-30 Christmas Break-NO SCHOOL-Childcare Only
 31  Childcare Only-We will close at 1:00 p.m.
 JANUARY 2017
01
CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
03 School reconvenes
16 Martin Luther King Day-NO SCHOOL-Child Care Only
 FEBRUARY 06-10 Book Fair (many volunteers needed for our only fundraiser)
14 Preschool Valentine’s Day Parties 10:00 a.m.
20 President’s Day-NO SCHOOL-Child Care Only
MARCH FEB 27 – 03 WESTERN WEEK-Cowboys, hoop dancers Cookout/ Roundup-Friday 3/03 2’s 9-9:30, 3’s-9:30-10:15, 4’s-10:15-11 5’s-11-11:45
06-10 SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL-Child Care Only
30 ART FAIR-OPEN HOUSE 2’s & 3’s, 4:30-5:15 p.m., 4’s, Pre K & Jr Kindergarten 5:15-6:00 p.m.
 APRIL 13 Easter Parties-10:00 a.m.
14 CLOSED for Good Friday.
27 SPRING MUSICAL PROGRAM (at Impact Church) 6:30 p.m.
MAY 01-05 Teacher Appreciation Week
05 Father/Child Breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m.
25 Last Day of School-Classroom Parties 10:00 a.m.
26-27 Childcare Only
29 CLOSED-Memorial Day
30-31 Childcare Only
JUNE 01-03 Childcare Only
06 Summer Camp 2016 begins

Sample Daily Schedule
This is a general schedule that shows the flow of our overall programs, but is not specific to any particular class.
6:45 A.M. Open for Child Care
Children play in Room #1 – Floor play or table play such as manipulative toys, games, puzzles, coloring or listening activity with a teacher
8:00 A.M. All children taken to the playground for outdoor play (if weather permits)
8:30 A.M. Jr. Kindergarten class is taken to classroom by the Jr. Kindergarten teacher
8:45 A.M. Jr. Kindergarten & Pre-K classes start school
8:55 A.M. Preschool children are brought into school, given water and have a chance to use the bathroom.
9:00 A.M. Preschool begins
9:15 – 9:50 Classes have their individual approach to morning exercises first
(prayer, calendar, review academic skills, show and tell, etc.)
All classes have a snack between 9:30-10:00. The menu is posted in the front office. Children wash hands and pray before eating.
9:40 A.M. Language activity
9:50 A.M. Art activity
10:05 A.M. Playground for a minimum of twenty minutes (less if it’s too hot)
10:25 A.M. Music class or Spanish class
10:55 A.M. Learning centers
11:05 A.M. Story time
11:15 – 11:30 Reading/ Language activity
11:30 A.M. Wash hands then Lunch
12:00 P.M. Outside Play
12:15 P.M. Bathrooms, hand washing and drinks of water. Morning children get picked up.
12:25 P.M. Nappers go to the nap room-Resters go to a classroom.  Extra-curricular activities begin.
1:00 P.M. Extra-curricular activities end. Resters have quiet time, music activity, & art until 2:30 P.M.  Pre-K classes continue morning curriculum until 2:30.
2:20 P.M. Nappers wake up-Everyone has a snack. Menu is posted in the front office.
2:30 P.M. Playground for a minimum of twenty minutes (less if it’s too hot). After-School Elementary children arrive.
3:00 P.M. Come inside for inside activities (art, manipulative games, puzzles, and listening activities) Usually three groups of children
3:30 P.M. After-School Elementary go outside to play
4:00 P.M. Groups of children in age-level groupings move to the front classrooms
4:15 P.M. Groups (usually two groups) come inside for floor play
6:00 P.M. We close