Visits And Conferences
Your observation visits are welcomed any time after the first month of school when students have become adjusted to their new environment.
If a teacher feels there is a need for a personal conference with you, she will call you to discuss the matter, or send a note, setting a time for you to meet.
Should you desire a conference, you may leave a message with the teacher-aide who will relay the information to the teacher who will return your call when she is free, i.e., after school or at night when she is home.
An evaluation of each four year old student on developmental tasks will be conducted in January and May. Parent/teacher conferences will then be scheduled to discuss your child's progress.
A professional photographer will take school pictures in October so that you may receive them in time for the holidays.
You will be notified of the date and costs involved.
You will be receiving a monthly newsletter from the 3 or 4 year old class. Please read the monthly newsletter for information regarding units of study, field trips, holidays, chapel dates, birthdays, and special events, etc.
All monies sent for tuition, pictures, field trips, etc. as well as messages should be sent in a sealed envelope with the child's name and contents on the front.
Show And Tell
Each teacher determines her policy for Show and Tell and/or what is appropriate to bring to class. No toys or jewelry are allowed except on a designated Show and Tell Day. These may be lost or broken and may upset the child. Books or materials pertaining to the unit of study are encouraged.
A school calendar/directory will be available the first month of school to inform you of the holidays, field trips, special events, and parent/teacher conferences. A separate directory listing of student's names, addresses and telephone numbers will also be distributed.
If the Jefferson Parish public schools close because of dangerous weather conditions, we will close also.
Carpools/Release of Child
The organization of carpools will be left to the parents. As soon as your carpool is formed, please notify the teachers and/or list on the Carpool/Authorization Form upon registration. Children will be released to parent, parent authorized, or court authorized persons only.
Applications for admission to Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool are considered on the basis of the applicant's readiness for preschool and a balanced boy/girl ratio. "Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school administered programs."
Discipline is lovingly but firmly administered with emphasis on Jesus as an example, God-pleasing behavior, and the golden rule.
We ask that you dress your child comfortably but appropriately for active play, and emphasize the importance of soft-soled shoes (tennis or similar) for safety. No floor length dresses or boots, please!
Double tie shoe laces.
Place names in all clothing for identification.
In case of contagious childhood diseases, fever, diarrhea and/or upset stomach, please keep your child home! In accordance with state regulations, an absence of five or more days due to illness will require a doctor's certificate to return to school.
If your child has an allergy to any food, medication or insect bite, please inform the teacher(s) and note on application card. Medication will not be administered by staff unless an emergency occurs. (Example: allergic reaction to an insect bite.)
School bus transportation will be provided for all field trips. (Examples: Zoo, Aquarium, Wildlife & Fisheries, fire station, hospital, ice cream factory, etc.). Parents will be notified in advance of costs involved and will be asked to assist with chaperoning.
Birthdays And Special Events
Any birthday will be celebrated during snack time at school. Parents may supply ice cream, fruit cups, cookies, donut holes, etc, and/or favors. Children not having birthdays during the school year may choose a day to celebrate and have it acknowledged. Check with the teacher or aide for a date. Special events of the school year include Open House, Pumpkin Party, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Program & Party, Valentine Party, Easter Egg Hunt, and Closing Program. Parents will be notified in advance and asked to assist on these occasions.