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When there are dangerous road conditions due to snow and ice, we may need to close school or to delay opening. We would want all of our staff and families to be safe.
Generally, we follow Baltimore County. If Baltimore County schools are closed, we close. If they open one or two hours late, we open at 10. On occasion, we have varied from Baltimore County in the cases of prolonged closings or when Baltimore County has a professional day when it snows. So, therefore we will post on our website by 7 any school closings or delays. We will also put a message on the phone.
Note that if we lose power we cannot post on the website. So, if in doubt, please follow Baltimore County School closings.
UPDATED Fall 2018 Forms
Extended Day Registration is OPEN for Fall 2018!
First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten has enjoyed great success in the past years with our extended day program. We will continue this into the 2018-19 school year. The children enjoy the mixed age groups and the extra time to play with friends. They often refer to it as “lunch bunch”. Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will have time to eat, play outdoors, play indoors, read, and enjoy other activities. While both groups may enjoy outdoor time together, the preschoolers work and play in one room and the kindergarteners do so in their regular room.
Extended day begins at 12:00 p.m. and pick up time is by 2:15 for preschool and by 2:20 for kindergarteners. This is offered Monday through Thursday. You may sign up in one of the following ways:
1.Per semester: For this the cost is $24/day for kindergarten and $22/day for preschool. There are discounts available in addition for signing up for two siblings and for multiple days.
2. Per day: For a one time sign up, the cost is $26 for kindergarten and $24 for preschool. We request notice and registration a day ahead. If you need to sign up in an “emergency situation”, please call the office to be sure space is available.
The sibling discount is applied to the younger sibling’s registration and both children must be registered at the time the discount is given.
The Kindergarten children here who have signed up for full day Kindergarten or who have chosen 1 or two afternoons to stay will have time to play, to complete projects from the morning, and often extend learning from the morning through art, science, games, and other hands on activities. The regular classroom teachers, Miss Kathy and Miss Tracy work with and teach the kindergarteners in the afternoon.
The preschoolers will have time to play and be offered each day a learning experience in art, music, games, science, movement, language, or fine motor. Two of our regular staff will work and play with the lunch bunch group Monday through Thursday.. Please note that staff may change days and other staff may fill in as well.
It is great to see the happy faces eating and playing together. It is also fun and exciting to be with children from other classes. However, for some young children the longer day may be too tiring or overwhelming. If this occurs, the teacher will discuss this with you and may ask you to discontinue lunch bunch until your child is more ready. In these cases, unused extended day tuition is refunded.
Lunch: Please pack a healthy lunch with a drink and any necessary utensils for your child.
Snow Policy for Extended Day: We will follow local school closings in the event of bad weather. If it begins to snow during the day, please feel free to call the office at 410-235-5887 to inquire about early closing.
Children will be dismissed from the lobby at 2:15(kindergarten is 2:20). Please be sure that you check out with a teacher if you come early and that anyone other than yourself is picking up, a note must be provided. Please be prompt. The late fee is $10.
Several years ago, due to a growing parent need, First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten began to offer an aftercare program beyond the school day and traditional extended day. This is for children in the 3s classes through Kindergarten. The children enrolled in aftercare continue on from the lunch bunch which ends at 2:15 or the afternoon Kindergarten which ends at 2:20 and are able to stay until 5 p.m. sharp. Last year, we had several children take advantage of this program. This is again offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the 2018-19 school year. It is our hope that there will be sufficient need to sustain the program.
Miss Beth and Miss Lisa will be running this aftercare program. Miss Beth has been at FELP over 25 years and is experienced in both teaching preschool and offering childcare. She teaches the youngest group of 4s and also takes care of our library. She has experience also in previous years with lunch bunch. Miss Lisa works with the older 5 day 4s class, as well as lunch bunch and camp. Both teachers are kind and warm.
Our goal is to make this program a pleasant, playful and restful afternoon. We hope that FELP Aftercare children will have a rest time on their own mats or sleeping bags from home. There will be music or audio stories, low lighting and books available to allow for rest or quiet time. As kids awaken, there will be a snack. The children will have time to play outdoors as well as indoors. They will have access to arts and craft materials, and opportunities to play games with the teachers and each other. We hope this time will be happy and cozy for all of the kids and for the teachers.
After care is from 2:15 to 5:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You may sign up in one of the following ways:
1.Per semester: The cost is $24/day in addition to lunch bunch (you will need to sign up for lunch bunch and aftercare or be in full day kindergarten)
2. Per day: For a one time sign up, the cost is $26. We request notice and registration a day ahead. If you need to sign up in an “emergency situation”, please call the office to be sure space is available.
Snow Policy for AFTERCARE: We will follow local school closings in the event of bad weather. If it begins to snow during the day, please feel free to call the office at 410-235-5887 to inquire about early closing. If we are concerned about road conditions, we may need to close early as our teachers need to drive home safely.
Children will be dismissed from the lobby at 5:00 sharp. You are certainly welcome to come earlier to meet your child in the classroom or on the playground. Please be sure that you check out with a teacher if you come early and that anyone other than yourself is picking up, a note must be provided. Please be prompt. The late fee is $25. We must be diligent in dismissing on time as we do not have extra staff available and the teachers will need to get home to their families and be ready for a new day in the morning.
Please remember that aftercare is only provided on school days. If FELP is closed, there is no school. Please refer to the school calendar.
After years of requests, last year was the first year we were able to offer early drop off. We are happy to continue it this year, for 2018-19. Marcie and Susan will be arriving early to set up their classrooms so that they may receive children in the library beginning at 8:30. The continuation of this program in future school years depends on its success this school year.
Please note that there are limited spaces for this and is available to children in the 3s, 4s and Kindergarten. Parents will need to sign up for this time in the same way we sign up for Lunch Bunch and Aftercare. The price will be the same whether they arrive at 8:30 or 8:45. There will be no early drop off when there is a delayed opening due to weather.
You can sign up for the semester ($5 per day), or you can sign up by the day ($8) if you call the day before and a space is available.
During Early Drop Off, kids can read books, do puzzles, talk to the teachers, and if needed finish the breakfast they have. The teachers will make sure they get safely to their class when carpool begins.