Programs offered are geared to
foster opportunities for daily success
for each and every child.
We offer special events that no
other school does; offering a balance
of fun and learning.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our hours are 6:45 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We have a schedule for a “typical school day” upon request.
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:
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
|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|
|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.|
|CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY|
|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.|
|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|