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Notes & Reminders for all

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  • Be sure that you are familiar with our Winter Inclement Weather Policy
  • Be sure to check your child’s classroom newsletters every week as they contain information pertinent to that classroom.
  • Kinderfarm will be closed December 24 – January 4 for Winter Break. Classes will resume Monday, January 7.
  • January fees are due between December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Please note that Kinderfarm is closed during this time. Tuition payments can be made before Winter Break or mailed. Classes resume on January 7 so payments made after returning from Winter Break will be considered late and subject to a ten dollar late fee. In advance, thank you for your prompt payments.
  • Book orders will be sent home January 7 and 8. Orders are due by Wednesday, January 16. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH
  • In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Kinderfarm will be closed on Monday, January 21
  • February fees are due on January 25
  • PLEASE! PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ABSENCES OR CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULE! Internet in the country can be unreliable. Sometimes we do not get emailed messages until several hours or even days after they have been sent.
  • Please remember to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school each day. Sunscreen will be re-applied on children that attend all day and have a signed permission form on file. Please contact us if you need a permission form. The Iowa Department of Human Services considers sunscreen a drug and therefore it cannot be within reach of the children.
  • Please do not send water bottles or sunscreen in your child’s back pack. Drinking water and cups are available at all times at Kinderfarm.
  • If your child is going to be absent from Kinderfarm please call Kinderfarm at 351-3438. Kinderfarm does have voicemail so feel free to call anytime day or night. 
  • Please! Please! Please! Label your child’s belongings with his/her name! Our lost and found continues to grow! When items are labeled it makes it so much easier for us to get them back to their rightful owner.
  • Daily outside time is part of the Kinderfarm curriculum. If your child’s health does not allow them to go outside to participate in chore time and playground time, they should be kept home.
  • Your child will need to wear chore shoes or boots when visiting the animals and playing outside on the playground. They need to bring slippers or other shoes in their backpack to wear indoors. We want to keep as much sand and other muck outside and off the carpet.
  • Feel free to send in stale bread or cereal, stale crackers, apples, carrots, or other vegetables for the animals. The children love sharing these treats with the animals almost as much as the animals like eating them! Please note that our rabbits are not allowed to eat anything green. In other words, no lettuce, celery, cabbage, green beans, broccoli, etc. Eating green vegetables can cause severe diarrhea and even death.
  • Please do not park along the split rail fence next to the playground. Those spaces are reserved for the Kinderfarm vans. Parking is also not permitted anywhere in the circle drive or next to the gas tank and dumpster. Parking is permitted on the south side of the garage behind the staff vehicles, on the gravel north of the circle drive, and on the gravel area across from the pig stall. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • For liability reasons families are not to visit or feed any of the animals before or after Kinderfarm school hours. All time spent with the animals must be done with the supervision of a Kinderfarm staff member.
  • Children should not wear jewelry to Kinderfarm. Rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces will no longer be permitted as they are easily lost and have even been known to go down the bathroom sink. :(. In advance, thank you for your cooperation.
  • Parents must come on to the playground to retrieve their child. Children are not allowed to go outside of the fence, into the driveway to greet their parents.
  • If you would like to send birthday treats in honor of your child’s birthday, we ask that you call at least one week ahead of time to make arrangements. Food allergies and classroom activites need to be addressed before plans to bring treats can be made. In advance, thank you for your cooperation.
  • If you will be bringing and/or picking up your child, please be sure to sign your child in/out on the clipboard in the coatroom.
  • Children may be dropped off between 8:45 and 9:00. The building is locked until 8:45 so the teachers may prepare for the day. Classes dismiss at 11:30 and 3:30. A fee will be charged for late pick-ups. The fee is $5 for every five minutes past the scheduled pick up time. The building is locked again at 3:30.
  • Receipts for tuition payments are due upon request.
  • Be sure to check out the 2018-19 Calendar for important dates!

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