Nuts and Bolts
The following are just a few details to make your child’s school adventure run smoothly.
1. The “layered” look is definitely a smart choice for school. For example,
shorts and a short sleeve shirt with a sweatshirt over it for the cool mornings.
2. Your child will need a backpack , a 1" binder, a pocket folder, a zippered pencil pouch, and a pencil box for school. Papers, books, notices, and homework will only be sent home in your child’s backpack. It is a very good idea to create a special spot at home for your child to place his/her papers, books, notices, and homework. (Make sure it is up and away from animals and little fingers!) Give your child the responsibility of emptying his/her backpack right away every afternoon. It forms a good habit right from the beginning!
3. Money for snacks, hot lunch, and milk is processed through a debit system. Parents deposit money into their child’s account here at school. Each time your child purchases a hot lunch or milk the money for it is deducted from their account. All deposits are handled by the kitchen. Money can be sent to school any day, in any amount. Please make sure all money is sent to school in an envelope labeled with both your child's name and his/her teacher's name.
Most parents have found that the debit system is easiest to use when a ‘chunk’
($25, $50, $100, etc…) of money is deposited. This makes deposits less frequent
(bi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, etc…) and the morning hunt for lunch and milk
money is eliminated. You will even be notified by the office when your child’s account
is running low!
Hot lunch for students is $2.55 and includes milk. If children bring their lunch ('cold lunch')
they may buy milk for 40 cents. Milk is also available at snack time for 40 cents. A variety of
low-fat milk choices will be available.
The lunch menu is available for viewing on the school's web site.
4. Snack time is very important in school. It’s a l-o-n-g stretch until lunch at 12:30! Please make sure that your child has a snack every day. The school offers a variety of healthy snacks each day. Prices range from 50-75 cents. Students are allowed to purchase one food item for snack each day. Snack item can be purchased with cash only.
Plan on your child eating two things at snack! The children are very hungry when we eat around
10:00am. A half of a sandwich and one other ‘treat’ is a good idea. Just make sure your child knows what’s for snack and what’s for lunch! Healthy snacks are strongly encouraged!
5. On Fridays the children can buy ice cream novelties after lunch for 50 cents.
On Wednesdays the P.T.A. sells bags of popcorn at snack time, also for 50 cents. These items are purchased with cash only.
I have provided your child with a film canister for safe keeping of snack/ice cream/popcorn money. Your child may prefer to use his/her own wallet, which is great! I will work with the children all year about being responsible for their money; for example, not leaving it exposed in/on their desk!
6. The end of our day is quite hectic. Please send a note to school with your child if he/she has a different schedule that day after school. (For example: Please dismiss Katie with the walkers today. Her dad will pick her up.) If I do not have a note from you, I will dismiss your child according to the usual after school schedule.
7. If your child is determined to take the bus that first day, but you’d like to drive them in……compromise by letting them take the bus and then meet them at school!
8. Please label ALL of your child’s belongings. Lost and found fills up quickly with everything from mittens to backpacks. Labeling EVERYTHING will save you time, money, and frustration.
9. Our class website can be accessed by going to the school’s website (www.nbcs.k12.nh.us) and clicking on Teacher Websites. You will then see a listing for our class. I would like to encourage all families to use this site. It will be updated often. By clicking on “Newsflash,” you can sign up to receive an e-mail notification whenever new information is added.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope it was helpful!
I am really looking forward to working with you and your child this year! I hope to see you at our annual “Back to School Night.” This is an opportunity for me to share specifics with you about your child’s classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact me at school if you have any questions,