Opening the beehive of Learning in PB

by liamacoritto on August 9, 2017

Welcome to a new year of learning in Prep B!  

To ensure a smooth start of the year for your child, please note the following routines:

To support the transition to full-days at school, the first week will be half-day.

During that week (Aug. 20-24), school will begin at 7:50 and finish at 11: 30.

Full day classes will begin August 27, 2017.

  • Upon arrival at school, children should go drop their bag off in their cubbies and go straight to the 9th floor playground to play until 7:40 am. Supervision begins at 7 am. On rainy days children will be instructed by an adult to go to their classroom if the playground appears unfit for play.
  • Please ensure that your child is dressed in full school uniform Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Monday and Wednesday, children should wear PE uniform with white or black running shoes. New students may wear any t-shirt for PE until they have a House t-shirt.
  • Swimming begins October 23. PB’s swim lessons will be on Wednesdays.  More information about the Prep swimming programme will be coming shortly.
  • The school provides a zip pouch for forms, money, etc. The school will no longer use pink communication books but will be using Seesaw and email to communicate.
  • If there is a change in your child’s mode of transportation, please email myself ( and cc Ms. Yvonne ( contact the bus company 2 days in advance and cc the teachers in the email.
  • Teachers or lunch supervisors will monitor and encourage students daily to eat their lunch. It is important for your child to learn to eat independently and in the time given. We will be there to encourage them.
  • If your child is bringing lunch from home, please ensure that it is packed in one labeled bag for easy carrying and identification. Please make sure their lunch is at school by 10:30 am.
  • Children should bring a name labelled hat, a water bottle and nutritious snacks to school (e.g. fruit, carrot sticks, crackers, cheese, yogurt, cereal bars) everyday. Children may eat a snack before recess (9:00 – 9:10) and possibly again in the afternoon (between 1-2pm).
  • Please make sure your child’s name is on all clothing, snack box, water bottle and lunch box, etc.
  • Please do not send your child to school when he/she is unwell, especially when showing signs of a cold or fever. Please refer to the parent handbook for details.
  • Children should leave their personal toys at home.
  • We are happy to recognize and celebrate children’s birthdays. Please contact us at least a week in advance if you would like to send or bring in treats (e.g. cookies or cupcakes) for your child’s birthday celebration.  Kindly follow these guidelines so that we can mark the occasion in a way that is fair for all students and appropriate for a school setting. More elaborate things such as parties, goody bags etc should be organized outside school hours please.
    • Inform your child’s teacher well in advance (at least a week’s notice) to arrange a mutually convenient slot during the day for the mini celebration.
    • Send/bring in small cupcakes/muffins/cookies (no large cakes please)

Prep Assemblies

Sept.7 – Admin     Oct. 26- Prep E     Nov. 23 -Prep D

Dec.14- Prep A    Feb. 22- Prep F       Mar. 29- Prep E    May 24- Prep C

*It is highly recommended that all parents will attend their child’s class assembly. Other assemblies are optional. Please note that assemblies are held in the Alan Dick Forum from 9.30 – 10.05 am.

First week reminders:

Pleas send in the following items:

  • Completed “Getting to Know Your Child” questionnaire
  • Signed “Community Walks” form
  • A picture of your family (4R size if possible)

PB Curriculum Day is on Thursday August 23rd.  Children come to school as usual and parents are invited to eat lunch with them in the 12th floor cafeteria.  Parents are invited to a information session with  in Room 924 from 12-1 pm, while students are supervised by teaching staff.