NewsJust the FAQs: Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Just the FAQs: Grandparents and Special Friends Day
April 18th, 2018

Just the FAQs: Grandparents and Special Friends Day

This is a primary only event at both East and West buildings.
Guests of 1st year Primary attend 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Guests of 2nd & 3rd Year Primary attend 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

ALL Guests of Kindergarteners should arrive at 1:15 p.m. at EAST for an art show and classroom visit until 2:15 p.m. 


Changes of Dismissal available at the front desk.


Not every child will have a guest visit their classroom, and this is okay! Typically children are just excited to have any guest in their classroom, even if they are not connected to them personally. Parents, this is not a day for you to visit the classroom. For the children who will have guests, we need help from parents to make this as pleasant an experience as possible!

Here is how you can help:

You probably need to fill out a change of dismissal and don't know it. Not every child will leave with their guest (we encourage this if you can arrange it) but for the children who are leaving at any time besides their normal dismissal time, we need to have that dismissal in writing. Guests may not leave the building with a child if we don't have a change in writing, so even if you are picking up your child and the guest, please let your guests know that we cannot allow your child to wait outside with them unless there is a Change of Dismissal on file. 


The Change of Dismissal form and the online RSVP are two different things.
Please make sure you rsvp for your guests. Turning in a Change of Dismissal form is NOT an rsvp. While we try to catch these accidents, it is highly likely that we will miss it and can be confusing for a guest who thinks they have been registered.

Make sure we have your guest's FIRST and LAST names. We are expecting between 50-75 guests for each time slot, and to make sure we get the right people to the right places we have name tags set up for each visitor, including which child they belong to. 


For Ms. Dhar's class: the 10am and 11am visitors can report to the courtyard at West to visit. However, the Kindergarten visitors at 1:15pm should report to East at 2121 Arch Street FIRST so that they are part of a special program. After that, everyone will walk down to West.

Thank you so much for your help in making this a safe and fun experience for your guests and the children!