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. 14 – 18), school will begin at 7:50 and finish at 11: 30.

Full day classes will begin August 21, 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, Wednesday and Friday. On Monday and Thursday, 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 9, 2017. PB’s swim lessons will be on Mondays.  More information about the Prep swimming programme will be coming shortly.
  • The school provides a pink communication book and zip pouch. Please ensure that these are sent to school every day, so that we can be up to date with our communication with you.
  • If there is a change in your child’s mode of transportation, please write it in the communication book. Please contact the bus company (if needed) at least a day in advance to notify the bus company of the change.
  • 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 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)
    • Bring your camera and enjoy!

Prep Assemblies

Friday, Aug 8 – Admin     Friday, Oct 27 – Prep E     Friday, Nov 17 -Prep D

Friday, Dec 8 – Prep F     Friday, Feb 2 – Prep A       Friday, Mar 2 – Prep B     Friday, May 11- 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 by August 18th:

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

PB Curriculum Day is on Thursday August 17th.  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 light refreshments in Room 924 from 12-1 pm, while students are supervised by teaching staff.  Following this students are picked up by parents-there is no school bus service home on this day.  Busses will be available at 1:15 pm to go to Wong Chuk Hang MTR, Central and Admiralty.