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Policies & Procedures

*Changes may occur due to COVID-19, see “New Strawberry Fields Guidelines in response to COVID-19” page for details .

* This is a typical schedule. A more detailed schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

6:30—8:30
Extended Care

8:30—9:00
Station Rotation/Outside Play

9:00—9:15
Circle time & Calendar

9:15—9:45
Reading/Writing

9:45-10:00
Music

10:00-10:40
Math

10:40—11:15

Science

11:15-11:30
Weekly Focus

11:30-12:00
Lunch

12:00-12:15

Weekly focus

12:15-12:30

Spanish

12:30-1:00

Art

1:00-1:45

Social Studies

1:45-2:00

Snack

2:00-2:15

Brain Break

2:15-2:30

Independent Study

2:30-3:00

Reading/Writing

3:00-3:30

Small Groups

3:30-6:00
Extended Care

8:30-9:00 Pep Rally
9:00-9:10 Lower Room 1
9:15-9:25 Lower Room 2
9:30-9:40 Lower Room 3
9:45-9:55 Lower Room 4
10:00-10:10 Lower 5
10:15-10:45 Pre Rotation
10:50-11:00 Middle Room 1
11:05-11:15 Middle Room 2
11:50-12:00 Building Swap
12:00-12:30 Kinder Room 1 & 2
12:30-1:00 Kinder Room 3 & 4
1:00-1:30 AP Room 1 & 2
1:30-2:00 AP Room 3 & 4
2:00-2:10 Building Swap
2:10-2:20 Middle Room 3
2:25-2:35 Middle Room 5
2:55-3:05 Upper Room 1
3:10-3:20 Upper Room 2
3:25—3:35 Upper Room 3
3:40-3:50 Upper Room 4
**Traveling Art/Bible Bus when possible**
4:00-4:30 School Agers

We devote a great deal of time and love into how our program is designed.  It is run like a school, not a daycare.  We prefer all children to be in attendance EVERY day to capitalize on the benefits of being a student at Strawberry Fields.  We follow a daily curriculum, and we don’t want any child missing out on any of the creative content.  We understand illnesses and vacations and their role in a child’s life.  Please see our ILLNESS and VACATION policies for further details.

Pep Rally at BOTH campuses begins at 8:30 each day.  This is where our learning begins!  On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we focus on songs, activities, chants, and dances that emphasize our studies for that week: letter, color, number, shape, theme, holiday, etc.  On Wednesdays, we have a very special day called Worship Wednesday!  This is when we sing songs and dance to Christian music.  We also have puppet shows and skits that talk about the familiar Bible stories.  (Think back to how fun Children’s Church was when you were a kid!)

**** Tuition is due by Tuesday @9am for the current week. Tuition is collected before a full week of services are rendered.****

** Tuition is due even if your child is not in attendance. Exceptions are made for earned vacation time, hospitalizations, or other severe medical issues. **

** Full tuition is still due during holidays. **

The following dates show when our school will be closed throughout this year.  You can also visit our CALENDAR to see all of our special events!

2020

Wednesday, January 1st– New Year’s Day

Monday, January 27th – Professional Development Day

Friday, April 10th – Good Friday

Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day

  • August 10-14 : “You are the light of the world” Matthew 5:14
  • August 17-21: “Do to others as you would have them do to you” Luke 6:13
  • August 24-28: “The grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” 2 Corinthians 13:14
  • August 31–Sept. 4 “Rejoice in the Lord always” Philippians 4:4
  • September 7-11: Numbers 6:24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;”
  • September 14-18: October 4th: Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
  • September 21-25: Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
  • September 28– October 2: Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
  • October 5-9: 1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
  • October 12-16: Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight”.
  • October 19-23: Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
  • October 26-30: John 1:4 “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
  • November 2-6: Psalm 136:1 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
  • November 9-13: Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
  • November 16-20: Holiday Break November 23-27: Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? ”
  • November 30– December 4: Matthew 5:16 “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” December 7-11: Luke 6:31 New International Version (NIV) “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
  • December 14-18: Holiday Break December 21-25: Holiday Break
  • December 28– January 1: Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
  • January 4-8: James 4:7 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”
  • January 11-15: Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”
  • January 18-22: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • January 25-29: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
  • February 1-5: Romans 12:12 “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer”
  • February 8-12: Psalm 138:1 “I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You.”
  • February 15-19: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
  • February 22-26: John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
  • March 1-5: 1 John 4:19 (NIV) “We love because he first loved us.”
  • March 8-12: Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.”
  • March 15-19: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • March 22-26: Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.” March 29– April 2: Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
  • April 5-9: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
  • April 12-16: James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
  • April 19-23: Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”
  • April 26-30: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
  • May 3-7: 1 Thessalonians 5:25 “Brethren, pray for us.”
  • May 10-14: “Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.”

Breakfast
-A hot breakfast is served from 6:30 AM– 8:30 AM.
-The breakfast room will close at this time because Pep Rally will be starting.

Lunch
-We are a nut-free zone.
-Our meals are catered by Pomodoro’s.
• Lunch is included for Pre Rotation.
• Rotation Classes, AP, and Kindergarten have the option of bringing their lunch or purchasing a hot lunch from us. Contact us for pricing.
• If your child will be bringing his/her lunch, but would like pizza on Fridays, it will be an extra charge per month. Contact us for pricing.

-Any lunches brought to school must be brought in a plastic or paper lunch sack that is disposable. It will be thrown away each day. Extra food cannot be sent home due to protocol of items going and back and forth to school. If you would like a lunch refrigerated, please write REFRIDERATE on the outside of the bag.

 

Snacks

-SFOL provides fresh fruit daily as a snack.

Our main priority is the safety and care of each student. We want to make sure each child is well taken care of in every way. Everyday parents will receive communication from SFOL. It may come from group me, notes, or with students papers that they take home.

Below is our main communication, GroupMe. See how to set it up and how we use it.

 

-Group Me

This is our PRIMARY method of communication!
*This is also where we post pictures so that you can see the great activities in which your child participates!
You can download the Group Me app from the App Store, Play Store and Windows Phone Store. If you’re on a desktop, you can use the web version of Group Me instead.

 

To set up Group Me:

  • Enter your Facebook details, Microsoft Account, Google Account or email address, and then tap Continue.
  • Enter your name, set an avatar (profile photo) and create a password.
  • Check the box to indicate that you agree to the Terms of Service.
  • Check the box if you want to sync your contacts to Group Me, then tap Continue.
  • Enter your phone number and then tap Get PIN. We will send you a text message (SMS) containing a PIN.
  • Enter the PIN we sent to your phone into the app and tap Continue. We will take you through a brief tutorial to get you started.
  • Once we add your number a little group chat icon will show up on your chats.
    **If you need any help you can always ask Brooke and they can help you out.

 

How we use Group Me:

  • Turn ON notifications or check each day.
  • We post during, nap, lunch, before school, and after school.
  • Not all students are posted each day, but everyone will get posted at least once a week.
  • If you want to ask a teacher a question that pertains only to your child, please do so through a private Group Me message, not a whole group posting-too much traffic. i.e.– can’t find a piece of a nap mat or a lid to a Tupperware container in their lunchbox-not everyone wants to know that.
  • Please use discretion when posting illness information publicly, as not to alarm others.
  • To discuss concerns, please feel free to contact Randi, Miranda, or Brooke via private Group Me message.

Morning Extended Care: 6:30 – 8:00 ($20 per week, per child)

Regular School Day: 8:00 – 4:30 (tuition dependent on ages and days attending)

Afternoon Extended Care: 4:30 -6:00 ($20 per week, per child)

Owner
Randi Whitney – randi@twa.net

Director
director@strawberryprep.org

 

Contact
School Landline: 281– 549-6500
School Cell Phone: 832-444-7776
School Fax Number: 281-538-6536
School Address: 3502 Columbia Memorial Pkwy, Kemah, TX 77565

Strawberry Fields goal is to have students feel comfortable, loved, and cared for. We do not require  uniforms at Strawberry Fields.

 

We do ask that children adhere to the following out of modesty and safety:

  • No crocs
  • Straps on back of flip flops
  • No boots, except on special occasions
  • Please wear shorts under girls’ dresses
  • Please always ask yourself, “Is this outfit easy for my child to be independent in?”
  • Please leave treasured bows at HOME!!
  • Please do NOT send your child in their very best clothes to school.  We get messy and have a lot of fun!  Expect paint, water, and dirt to all come home on your child’s clothing at some point!
  • Please do send an extra set of clothing, including socks, in case of an accident or any of the above occurrences!

 

Please do not send any of the following items with your child at any time as these things pose major safety issues and academic distractions.

  • Toys
  • Coins
  • Hats
  • Masks
  • Rocks
  • Purses
  • Capes
  • Shoes that have squeakers or make animal noises
  • Crocs
  • Flip flops

We highly recommend that you do not send your child in expensive or one-of a kind outfit! We get messy when we eat, paint almost daily, and participate in fun science experiments and outdoor activities.

We prefer NO BOWS!

Most children remove them throughout the day and place them in the strangest places. If a bow goes missing, we will have a form for you to fill out and we will search the building after pick up time is over. We will Group Me you if we find the bow.

What to Bring?

Below you will find a suggested list of things to send with your child upon their first day of school at Strawberry Fields. Please note that this is only a suggested list and that you may want to add or subtract some of these items.

I’m in Diapers Packing List:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Rash Cream
  • Extra Clothes
  • Special Food
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Nap Mat/Blanket

Please note that we do not assemble or warm up formula. We will refrigerate already-assembled formula and give it to the child upon your requested times.

I Take Naps Packing List:

  • Nap Mat/Blanket
  • Extra Clothes
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • No Naps for Me Packing List:
  • Extra Clothes
  • Non-Perishable Snacks

Hello Parents!

I LOVE positive reinforcement, and I LOVE teaching students skills that they will use the rest of their lives!  That is why the Star Store has been established as our primary method of discipline management. Scroll down to the star store tab to see more information.

 

Positive Reinforcement
Strawberry Fields of Learning uses positive reinforcement as the primary way to promote desired behavior.

(12 months to 18 months)
If a child bites, scratches, or hits another child, the teacher will redirect that child away from the child he/she hurt. The teacher will use kind words to talk to both children about how we treat and love our friends.

(18 months – 2 ½ or 3 years of age)
Any child who bites, scratches, or hits another child will be removed from the situation. The teacher will have a conversation with the child on how we are nice to our friends and that we do not hurt our friends. The child will then be redirected to another activity.

 

If a child consistently hurts others and parents do not acknowledge or actively help to resolve the situation, we will ask the student to leave SFOL. This is rare; however, it does become necessary when a parent does not take seriously/believe the reports we are giving them.

We love our Holiday events! Please refer to the Calendar for dates and more information.

Thanksgiving Feast
Pre Rotation-Desserts $5
Rotation Classes, AP, and Kindergarten Meal $8

Christmas Program
This covers costumes and props- $3 per person

Class Parties
Depending on your child’s room mom, you may need to bring in various items for the holiday parties or provide a small donation.
(The amount will not exceed $5)

*Changes may occur due to COVID-19, see “New Strawberry Fields Guidelines in response to COVID-19” page for details .

We LOVE parents on our campus. For safety reasons, we do NOT allow anyone to free roam in our building unless they’re on staff.

*New policies are in place due to COVID-19, see “New Strawberry Fields Guidelines in response to COVID-19” page for details .

• Please deliver and wait for your child to be exchanged in the front foyer.
• However, there are many times we welcome guests, and we’d love to have you on our campus..
• To attend parties, you must have a background check submitted and returned back from the state as clear. This takes up to 72 hours, so please plan accordingly.
• The state background checks are good for one schoolyear. You will need to fill out a new one every year.
• A copy of the form is on the following page. Only biological parents will have automatic access to their children. You may come to our school at anytime. If you want additional people to pick up your child, their names must be added to the Registration Card. They will have to show a state-issued, photo ID to pick up your child.
• If custody issues ensue, we are bound to follow court orders. We must have a copy on file.

Please keep in mind that tuition is due through the holidays unless you have accumulated vacation time. Please email erin@teachbig.com regarding vacation time.

2021

Thursday, December 24th- Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25th- Christmas Day

Thursday, December 31st- New Year’s Eve

Friday, January 1st– New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18th – Professional Development Day
Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday
Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day

**** Tuition is due by Tuesday @9am for the current week. Tuition is collected before a full week of services are rendered.****

Although we want every child in attendance every day, we do understand that illnesses happen.  Please keep in mind, that it is partially our responsibility, and partially your responsibility, to keep all of the children at our campus as healthy as possible.  Please see below the cases in which we will need for you to pick-up your child from school.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, send-home regulations are much more stringent than in the past! Please be prepared to pick up your child immediately if we call you to do so. Please see our COVID-19 Handbook for more details.

***WE ARE A PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE FACILITY***
Fever free for 24 hours (without medication)
100.0 is when we call you
2 throw-ups
2 runny diarrheas
Overly lethargic

This year, we will have the motto…a Culture of Compliments! In other words, we want to focus primarily on the positive and great things that we all do every day! One of the puzzle pieces to make this positive, is the way our own children speak and think of themselves and their abilities. We want to empower students to make good decisions and to realize how important they really are. Therefore, below you will find a list of statements/actions that we will be consistently redirecting. Please help us at home by reminding your children of these positive phrases and expectations at Strawberry Fields!!

Instead of “I can’t”- say “I need a little help”
Instead of interrupting, say “excuse me”
Instead of “It’s mine”, say “let’s share”
Instead of “They made me do it”-say, “I did it because…”

A SFOL Farmer’s Market

Do you have a business that you would love to share with the families of Strawberry Fields?

We’re all about local business and how much more local can it get than within our own SFOL family?

We’ll provide the space and a 6ft table!

Fill out the Family Business form to be a part of this incredible event.

As part of a class project, students in the Kindergarten and AP classes are encouraged to participate with their own booth as well!

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to share your business as well as get to know others in our

We offer Sign Language to all ages from Toddlers to Kindergarten. Spanish is offered to Middle and Upper Rotation part time and AP and Kinder full time.

Have you ever wanted to see your child get on stage at Pep Rally?
Tune in every morning from 8:30-9:00 to enjoy Pep Rally with us. Dates/times of other featured events will be announced as they arise.

This service is available to all students in the following classes: Pre Rotation, Rotation, AP Kindergarten.
A one-time Christmas Program fee will be available to ALL students and their families.

*Changes may occur due to COVID-19, see “New Strawberry Fields Guidelines in response to COVID-19” page for details .

* This is a typical schedule. A more detailed schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

6:30—8:00
Extended Care

8:00—8:30
Diaper Change/Stations

8:30—9:00
Snack

9:00—9:20
Gym

9:20—9:40
Music

9:30—9:45
Diaper Changing

9:45—10:45
Rotation

10:45—11:00
Diaper Changing/Potty Break

11:00—11:30
Lunch

11:30—1:30
Nap

1:30—2:00
Diaper Change/Potty Break

2:00—2:15
Snack

2:15—2:30
Circle Time/Calendar Time

2:30—3:30
Rotation (Fine Motor, Art, Math)

3:30—3:45
Station Play/Fine Motor

3:45—4:00
Diaper Change

4:00—6:00
Extended Care

The 2020/2021 school year will look different. We will have a drive-thru Meet the Teacher at a date and time to be determined.

-Typically held on the Sunday before the first day of school from 2-4 PM.
-Come and go
-Attendance is highly encouraged.
-Sign up for Group Me, Livestream, and Parent Patch.
-Fill out a background check to be able to be involved in class parties.
-Meet your child’s teacher.

* This is a typical schedule. A more detailed schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

6:30—8:30
Extended Care

8:30—9:00
Station Rotation

9:00—9:30
Pep Rally

9:30—10:10
1st Period (Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading)

10:20—11:00
2nd Period (Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading)

11:00—11:30
Lunch

11:30—1:30

Nap & Non-Nap

1:30-2:10
3rd Period (Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading)

2:10—4:30
Homeroom/Snack/Gym

4:30—6:00
Extended Care

In order to keep our children, staff, and families of Strawberry Fields safe and healthy, new guidelines are in effect, until further notice.

ENTRANCE:
-Only school personnel, students, and government officials will be allowed inside our building. (This is a new state law for ALL daycares!)
-Temperatures of ALL people entering the building MUST be taken. No one of 100.4 or higher will be admitted to remain on campus for any reason.
-Anyone returning after a prolonged time away will have to fill out a returning health questionnaire.
-Anyone with persistent cough MUST be sent home.

SANITATION:
Amazing sanitation and cleanliness have always been paramount for SFOL, but even so, we have discovered ways we can be even better!

Sanitizing the following:
-On-the-hour hand washing or sanitizer for all adults and children in the building
-EVERY door handle/knob will be continuously sanitized
-Table tops & underneath them (diner and classrooms) methodically
-Light switches and all other highly trafficked/touched areas sanitized multiple times a day
-Toys/supplies sanitized on a rotating, regular basis
-Having children wash their hands throughout the day & use sanitizer after coming in from outside play, after using the RR, after art class
-Mopping the diner multiple times a day
-Having strict diaper-changing procedures in place
Our two cleaning ladies are AMAZING: Thank you, Yaritza and Dora!!!
We also now have a clinic, with its own potty, sink, and napping area (with paper covering like in a doctor’s office) in the event a child needs to be separated due to an illness.
We are entertaining a few other ideas, as well. We are trying to strike a happy balance between sanitizing and sanity! We’re pretty crazy over keeping our staff and our children healthy!

 

Lunchboxes/Toys/Nap Mats:
We can no longer have outside snacks/lunchboxes/toys/backpacks brought into our building. Hopefully, this will be a temporary thing, but for right now, only school-provided food or lunch brought in a disposable baggie (Ziploc/paper bag) are allowed. This case scenario is different than bringing nap mats, because the nap mats are being sent home EACH Friday to be washed.
We will continue to offer a combination of fresh fruit, veggies, a variety of cereals, and goldfish as snacks. Our lunch menu is posted at the beginning of each month in our class GroupMe.

Social Distancing:
This is a TOUGH one in our line of work!
The state has yet to offer definitive guidance on this part, as of the date of this publication. However, I am making some executive decisions based on what makes me feel comfortable as an owner and as a parent.
-No class will have more than 10 children present at one time in attendance
-We will not be rotating for the time being
-Students will have one Homeroom teacher
-Students will sit with no more than 4 students per table
-Students will still be having music, art, Bible, and technology during this time.

 

However, they will not be traveling to these classes. Instead, our teachers will each have a specialty cart (Music Mobile, Art Cart, Bible Bus, and Technology Trolley) that they will take around to the home-rooms to help prevent children from spreading germs.
-The specialty teachers will sanitize between taking the carts to their new classes.

I am a firm believer that children need outdoor play whenever the weather and conditions are favorable.  We are blessed to have 10,000 square feet of outdoor playground space.

 

In the event of inclement weather or conditions, the indoor gym areas in which to play activities such as bottom scooters, parachutes, bowling, hoola hoops, large building blocks, tumbling, etc..

 

Playground Highlights:

  • Nature Trails
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Riding Cars
  • House Village
  • Picnic Area
  • T-Ball Field (coming soon)
  • Soccer Field (coming soon)

 

Conditions in which we go outside:

  • Temperatures on the playground between 66 and 88 degrees
  • No rain or lightening is occurring
  • Mosquitoes are at a minimum
  • Air quality is at an acceptable level

Outside Hydration:

  • Hydration is important in the classroom and outside the classroom!
  • We have water machines in every classroom and outside at both locations.
  • Children will be offered water before and after outside and gym time.

Outdoors things to Consider:

  • Please send your child with sunscreen to keep in their cubby if you would like them to wear it on sunny days
  • Please send your child with bug spray of your choice to keep in their cubby if you would like them to wear it upon going outside
School parties are a staple around Strawberry Fields!  We really enjoy having fellowship time with our families and children together on our campuses.

Safety still must remain at the top of our list during these fun times.  If you would like to be a Room Parent, or if you would like to join your child at their party, we must have a new background check administered EVERY year!  The background check forms can be gotten from the Director at each location.

School Parties/Get Togethers that REQUIRE a Background Check:

Orange Day Party:  The Wednesday closest to Halloween (no costumes are worn, but everyone dresses in the most ORANGE possible).  We like to have Room Parents help with this event.  Please let your Director know if you would like to lead or co-lead in this fun event.

Valentine’s Day Party:  This time of year is especially fun because we get to all show our love for each other!  This event is best when each class has their own Room Parent!  Please consider volunteering for this event!  The children do exchange Valentine’s cards with one another.  Class lists will be provided to each class.

Easter Reading Time:  Parents and relatives of the older children are encouraged to sign up and read to their child’s class.  You may bring a book about Easter or we can supply it for you!  This is a special time for you to share your great storytelling voices with your child’s class.  This will be available the week of Good Friday.  There will be limited reading time slots, so please sign up as soon as we post the dates and times.

Lunch with Your Child:  This event is only available to UPPER ROTATION, GOGI BERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, and KINDERGARTEN!  This is a fun perk of being older at Strawberry Fields!  You may bring your child a special lunch and sit with him/her during their lunch time!  Please refrain from bringing or sharing food with children other than your own.  Please be aware that we CANNOT allow lunches with your child before they reach the UPPER Rotation (or higher) age level.  Younger children simply do not handle parting with you after lunch, and the others that age do not quite understand why their parents cannot be eating with them as well!

Graduation Party:  The Graduation Parties are only available to Upper Rotation, Gogi Berries, Strawberries, and Kindergarten classes.  This is a neat time to reminisce and think back on the great time spent at Strawberry Fields and the amazing times that lie ahead as your child enters public school completely prepared to tackle school!

 

Events that DO NOT require a Background Check:

Thanksgiving Feast: This fun event is held the week or two BEFORE the Thanksgiving Break week of public schools in the area.  Each level of class will have their own assigned day in which to attend.  We will sell tickets to this event which cover the cost of the food.  The meal is catered by Pomodoro’s.  We will post a sign-up link in the GroupMe of each child’s class when it is time to get your tickets.  Whichever campus your child attends will be where their Thanksgiving Feast is held.  This event does not require a background check because each child in attendance will be accompanied by their respective adult.

Christmas Pageant:  This is our BIGGEST production of the school year!  It requires full costumes, memorized lines, and lots of singing on stage!  We do sell tickets to this event to cover the cost of costumes and backdrops.  This event has SOLD OUT the past three years!  When we announce that tickets are on sale, please get yours quickly so that you can pick the show you would like to attend!  This event does not require a background check as students do not intermingle with their families because they are performing on stage.

Graduation:  This ceremony is for children who will be entering public/private school beyond Strawberry Fields the following fall.  Children will be performing as well as graduating during this time.  No background check is needed for this event due to the fact that the students are on stage performing/graduating and not mingling with adults.

Pep rally is important because it gets the kiddos movin’ and groovin’ before they begin their day. Pep rally lasts for 30 minutes and teaches the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, scope and sequence for the week. Also includes the SFOL alma mater and class creed, which incorporates sign language. Kiddos are able to get on stage and lead the pledge of allegiance and sing and dance with their friends.

Due to COVID-19, pep rally is only being held in individual classrooms.

Life stream will be available once pep rally is back in full swing and will be available to parents to stream for $10/month.

Our photographer is
Christie McGrath Photography

We have pictures four times a year.
Fall pictures
• Christmas with Santa pictures
• Spring pictures
• Graduation pictures (for graduates only)

You may send an extra set of clothes for your child to change into or out of to keep amazing outfits amazing!

* This is a typical schedule. A more detailed schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

6:30—8:00
Extended Care

8:00—8:30
Diaper Change/Stations

8:30—9:00
Gym

9:00—9:30
Snack

9:30—10:00
Circle Time/Reading

10:00—10:20
Math/Counting

10:20-10:45
Art/Diaper Change

10:45-11:00
Walk/Stroller Time

11:00—11:30
Lunch in Own Room

11:30—11:45
Diaper Change

11:45—2:00
Nap

2:00—2:15
Diaper Change

2:15—2:45
Snack

2:45—3:15
Walk/Stroller Time/Outside

3:15—4:30
Station Play (Fine Motor)/Diaper Change

4:30—6:00
Extended Care

Upon entering the class, students will need to be able to ask to go to the restroom outside of the scheduled potty breaks we take each day. Every time a child requests to go to the potty, the request is honored. The Kindergarteners are allowed to report to the restroom independently. (One at a time). All other rotation students will be accompanied by an adult to the restroom. Students will wipe themselves independently, unless they request assistance or unless the adult detects a need to help them wipe.

Scheduled Potty Breaks
Before Pep Rally
During Art Class
During Science Class
During P.E. Class
Before Lunch
After Lunch/Before Nap
After Nap
Once during homeroom

2021

January
Friday, 1st – New Year’s Holiday – CLOSED
Monday, 18th – Professional Development Day – CLOSED

February
Wednesday, 10th – School Wide (Baby/Toddler/Pre-Rotation/
Rotation) Valentine’s Day Party

March
Wednesday, 3rd – Spring Picture Day**
Wednesday, 31st— Easter Party

April
Friday, 2nd – Good Friday – CLOSED
Wednesday, 21st—Graduation Pictures

May
Friday, 14th – Kindergarten & Strawberry Graduation*
Thursday & Friday, 20th – 21st – Rotation Graduation
(Afternoon programs only at 2:30) *
Friday, May 28th – Last Day of School
Monday, 31st – Memorial Day – CLOSED

June
Tuesday, June 1st– First day of summer

Hello Parents!

I LOVE positive reinforcement, and I LOVE teaching students skills that they will use the rest of their lives!  That is why the Star Store has been established as our primary method of discipline management.  I believe that people respond to hearing about the great things they are doing and then strive to repeat the great things for further compliments.  That is the idea behind the Star Store…..do something wonderful….receive a star….repeat the wonderful behavior….receive another star!    Students will receive a colored bracelet at the beginning of the day.

  • Students will receive stars on their bracelets for wonderful actions (academically as well as behaviorally).
  • If she/he receives 25 stars throughout the course of the week, the child will be able to go to the Star Store on Friday.
  • They will have ALL WEEK to earn their 25 stars. Some days they may earn 2, while other days they may earn 7.
  • Please praise your child for however many they receive each day. If a child has an “off” day, please encourage them that tomorrow is a new day and more stars can be earned.
  • I have implemented the Star Store in years past with great success. It is designed to be a positive experience.  Sometimes, parents have the tendency to wonder why stars were earned and want detailed information about each star.  Please know that we cannot hold up pick-up time detailing this- as we will be complimenting the tiniest of things to raise awareness of great things they do throughout the day. Please ask your child what the stars are for-this will make a great conversation piece and serve as a reminder of how awesome your child is each day!

Special notes to help with effectiveness…..this is something we have learned from years past….Often when a child did not receive a toy, the child would be devastated and MANY times the parents would request a toy anyway, or say that they would take them somewhere (like Chic-Fil-A or get an ice cream or a yogurt) just to make them stop crying, or tell them that it was okay because they have a surprise for them in the car.  This has led to many students saying things at school like, “It’s okay, I don’t need a star anyway, my mom/dad will take me to ________ or give me a surprise anyway.”  Therefore, we are making the process for receiving a toy one that they will truly want to work for….and one that won’t fill up your car quite so quickly!!!  Please remember that your child is VERY bright and will quickly learn if we are working together, as the school and home connection is paramount!

 

As a reminder, I am including below the SFOL discipline management techniques for those rare instances when positive reinforcement does not work throughout the day.

  • Indirect Correction – The teacher will compliment a student who is making a great choice, in the hopes that the student who is making the incorrect choice will change his/her behavior and want to also make the same great choice.
  • Direct Correction – The student will be addressed eye-to-eye with a statement of the desired behavior. For example, “Randi, please sit in your chair.”  We stay away from negative words like “don’t.”
  • Flip Chart Correction (FCC) – After the third offense of a similar action, a teacher will then stop and say to the class, “Please wait just a moment boys and girls, as I speak to _______ for a moment.” The teacher will then get at eye level with the student and show him/her the RED,YELLOW,GREEN (Stop, Think, GO!) flip chart.  The teacher will show the student the RED card, and then say to the student, “What happened?” …child responds…  Teacher then shows the YELLOW card and asks, “What should have happened?”…child responds…Then he/she is shown the GREEN card and the teacher will ask, “What will you do next time?”…child responds with stating the desired behavior.
  • After a Flip Chart Correction (FCC), the teacher will then make a dot on the wristband and make a tally mark on the attendance sheet by his/her name. If a third FCC occurs throughout the day, the student will be sent to the front, and you will be notified via GM.

 

This will be a learning curve for students.  Please praise them for the stars they receive versus asking them why they didn’t receive more.  Please take the bracelets off each night, so that a fresh one can be placed on the wrist the following morning in their homeroom class.  Types of prizes available to students will be small McDonald’s type/size toys and gifts of time (lunch with Miss Brooke/Mrs. Randi), do announcements, painted fingernails, take a book home, etc.  We are welcoming small toy donations to have in the Store Star!

 

                                                       Thank you for your support as we make our school TOP NOTCH!!!

Let me take your hand
Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
I’ll always be
A part of our family
Strawberry Fields forever!
Learning is easy with open hearts
Becoming all I can be
It’s easy to be a friend when it all works out
My teachers taught that to me
Let me take your hand
Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
I’ll always be
A part of this family
Strawberry Fields forever!
Strawberry Fields forever!
Strawberry Fields forever!

We are very excited to discover all of the great talents your children possess. But we are also excited to hear about your talents and careers!
We love to have guest speakers at Strawberry Fields! If you would like to share about your talent or career with the students of our school, please fill out the form below.
We are excited about igniting the imaginations and possibilities available to our children! Thank you, in advance, for being so willing to be a part of their learning journey.

 

Ways to share:
1. Send things to hand out to children that will share your talent/career.
2. Come to SFOL and speak about your talent/career.
3. Send a video or PowerPoint that explores your talent/career (you do not have to be in the video).
4. Send someone that can share your career with our students.
5. Bring specialty items that represent your talent/career that our students can see or touch that helps bring your talent/career to life for our students.
After hearing from our talented parents, we will be contacting you regarding how you can best share with our students.

Strawberry Fields does NOT offer transportation before or after school to surrounding elementary schools.

We have several families who work together to pick up their children and then bring them to Strawberry Fields.  This may be an option that also fits your family’s needs.

CCISD does offer bus transportation to/from Strawberry Fields for special services situations.

Due to all of the tuition options based on age, ability, and schedule please call us to receive tuition information.

281-549-4466

 

**** Tuition is due by Tuesday @9am for the current week. Tuition is collected before a full week of services are rendered.****

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us! Please see the guidelines below regarding our “vacation” policy at Strawberry Fields.

As stated in our Policy Handbook on the Holidays page, tuition is due in full during the holiday weeks; however, “vacation” time is granted after 6 months and 12 months in attendance. Weeks do not roll over between years.

To take 1 “vacation” week for Thanksgiving: (11/23-11/27)
• Your child MUST have been enrolled PRIOR to May 21, 2020, to take one week “vacation”.
• This means that your child does NOT attend and you do NOT pay tuition for one week.

To take 2 “vacation” weeks for Thanksgiving:
• Your child MUST have been enrolled PRIOR to November 19, 2020, to take two weeks “vacation”.
• This means that your child does NOT attend and you do NOT pay tuition for two weeks.

To take 1 “vacation” week for Christmas: (12/21-12/25)
• Your child MUST have been enrolled PRIOR to June 22, 2020, to take one week “vacation”.
• This means that your child does NOT attend and you do NOT pay tuition for two weeks.

To take 2 weeks “vacation” for Christmas:
• Your child MUST have been enrolled PRIOR to December 25, 2019, to take two weeks “vacation”.
• This means that your child does NOT attend and you do NOT pay tuition for two weeks.

****Please check with Erin in accounting (erin@teachbig.com) if you’re unsure or if you’ve already used vacation time in the past.

Enjoy your holidays with your families!!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Only parents and people who are listed on the Pick-Up Card are allowed to pick up the children at Strawberry Fields. They will have to show a state-issued, photo ID to pick up your child. Please see our Pick-Up Procedures for more details

Students’ brains need a lot of water to function at the highest! Ozarka water machines are in every classroom. Anytime a student requests water, it is provided. Students may keep a personal cup in their homeroom cubby. When students are in their HR classes, students may use their own cup to drink from. If they are not in their HR classes, disposable cups will be provided. The following schedule is when water will be offered to every child. Beyond these times, students may ask for, and receive water at any time.

  • Water Schedule
  • Breakfast
  • Morning HR class
  • After PE class
  • During lunch
  • After recess
  • During snack

We report school closings to KHOU, Channel 11 News.
We follow CCISD school closure times/dates due to weather or national disasters.
We will send out Group Me text messages for all weather events.

Please do not send any of the following items with your child at any time as these things pose major safety issues and
academic distractions.
• Toys
• Coins
• Hats
• Masks
• Rocks
• Purses
• Capes
• Shoes that have squeakers or make animal noises
• Crocs
• Flip flops
• Backpacks
We highly recommend that you do not send your child in expensive or one-of a kind outfits! We get messy when we eat, paint almost daily, and participate in fun science experiments and outdoor activities.
We prefer NO BOWS!
Most children remove them throughout the day and place them in the strangest places. If a bow goes missing, we will have a form for you to fill out and we will search the building after pick up time is over. We will Group Me you if we find the bow.

Annual health checks are required for each child attending SFOL. Proof of this visit to a pediatrician is necessary for continued attendance. This includes, but is not limited to: general health/wellness, immunizations, vision, hearing screenings.
We are certified through the State of Texas Childcare Licensing
512-776-7111 or 1-888-963-7111
www.dshs.state.tx.us
If you ever suspect child abuse, please call:
1-800-252-5400
or visit www.txabusehotline.org