Welcome to summer at FUMP! Some of you already know me from the 2021-22 school year or years past. I’m wrapping up my ninth year at FUMP, but I also taught here for a long stretch in the 1980s.
We are the Blue Room, #204; our pick-up and drop-off point is the NORTH ENTRANCE (the door with the brown awning, up the ramp from the parking lot). For new parents, you can park in an open space or, if necessary, double-park briefly behind cars already in spaces.
Summer is a little different from our regular semesters. We still follow a daily schedule and stick to a familiar routine, but there is a little more of a free-flowing feel to it. I usually try to pack in as many sensory activities as possible.
One fun summer staple is Water Play, which takes place during our scheduled outside time. Your child should arrive at school in a bathing suit and water shoes. (Please apply sunscreen – and insect repellent, if desired – at home; staff cannot apply these to your child.) They will need a towel, a complete change of clothes for the remainder of the day, and a large bag to hold all of it. REMINDER: LABEL EVERYTHING!
Your child will also need a lunch, a snack, a water bottle, and a nap mat for Quiet Time. These items should also be labeled. *Please let me know your child’s nap routine and whether or not they typically nap at school, if you prefer they don’t sleep at school, etc. If your child is in diapers, you can send a package to stay at school or send several a day, whichever is easier for you. If your child is toilet-training, at least two changes of clothes per day are helpful.
I look forward to seeing you all soon! Janis