Dear PAWS Families,


We are enjoying the sun after yesterday’s rain and hope you will all enjoy the beautiful weekend weather! Please remember there is no school on Monday, Sept. 26th. Wishing all of our PAWS families who observe Rosh Hashanah “Shana Tovah,” Happy New Year!  


Nurse’s Guidelines When to Keep Your Child at Home

As you know, preschool aged children do not have the same kinds of self-care skills for a cold or infection as school-aged children. In addition, young children often have very close contact with each other and with staff.  For these reasons, we ask that parents be considerate of other children and staff when deciding whether to send their child to school.  Asking a sick child to participate in the busy school day is not fair to them or the staff.  Working parents should make an alternative plan for sick children when planning for the school year.  


Here are some guidelines that might be helpful in keeping your child as healthy as possible.  This information should help parents/guardians make the decision about whether to send your child to school:

  • Children should be fever free, without fever reducing medication, for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting/diarrhea conditions should have stopped 24 hours prior to a child’s return to school.
  • A child who has had a throat culture for suspected strep throat should not return to school until the result has been determined to be negative. If throat culture results are positive, the child should remain out of school for 24 hours after the start of medication.
  • Children should have the stamina to participate in an active school schedule.
  • Any child with discolored nasal discharge should not attend school until the nasal mucus is clear.


Car Line Reminders:

  • All children should remain buckled in their car seat until the car is put in park and you have turned off the ignition. We are seeing children in the front seat of the car, unbuckled and walking/bouncing around in the cars in the car line.  Please ensure your child remains in their car seat.
  • After the car is turned off, an adult should open the car door for their child, take their child out of the car seat, and walk their child to the PAWS adult who is waiting to greet them.
  • We have seen students walking independently between or around the cars and this is very dangerous and other drivers may not be able to see the small children. Attend to your child at all times until they are safely with a staff member. Thank you.


PAWS @ PAWS Back-To-School Night 

Get a sitter and plan to come to PAWS for Back-To-School Night.  This evening’s event is just for the adults.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28th – 6:00-7:00pm for PK1, PK2, PK3, PK4, PK5, PK8


Spirit Days – Color Days

  • Each year at PAWS we celebrate whole school Spirit Days and invite all children and staff to join in the fun of the day.  On the Spirt Day Color Day, everyone is encouraged to wear something that is the color of the day.  It is amazing to see the variety of hues and tones of each color that is worn on Color Day!
  • Our Color Day will typically be celebrated on the last Thursday of each month.  This month’s color is RED and we will all celebrate on Thursday, Sept. 28th.  If your child does not come to school on a Thursday, your classroom teacher will let you know and invite your child to wear RED on Friday, Sept, 30. If your child does not have anything red to wear, that is OK! Your child will have an opportunity to make something red at school that they can wear.
  • Extend the fun of color day by looking for the color of the day while you are riding in the car, reading books at home, or taking a walk!  


Thank you all for your ongoing positive contributions to the PAWS Program!  Your kind words, notes of thanks, support, care and kindness are all greatly appreciated and help us as we continually bring our best to your children.


Wishing you well,

‘Becca Z.



Important Dates:


September 26 – No School – Rosh Hashanah

September 28  – PAWS @ PAWS Back to School Night 6:00pm-7:00pm

September 29 or 30 – Spirit Day – Wear something RED to school

September 29 – Tea with ‘Becca 9:30am – 10:30pm

October 5 – Yom Kippur – No School

October 10 – Indigenous People’s Day – No School

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