PreK3 meets Monday through Friday. Doors open 8:00 am and we begin our day at 8:30 am. Dismissal is at 11:30 am for our half of day students and at 2:45 pm for our full day students. Please note that on school-wide half days, PreK3 will always dismiss at 11:30 am.
Snacks and Lunchtime:
The children will take turns providing snack for the day. This "snack helper" will be noted on PreK3 monthly calendar. We ask that you guide the children in making healthy choices. The Early Birds (students who leave at noon) do not need a lunch box, it is actually better if they do not bring one.
Our full day students will need to bring a lunch and drink to school each day. Lunch boxes will be placed in the refrigerator until lunch time. If your child would like a warm lunch, it needs to be in a thermos and the needs to be separate from their lunch box. We can not heat up food! We will be providing placemats for all the students to use during lunchtime.
** If one of snack and lunch times our students has a food allergy, an approved snack list will be utilized. If necessary, more information concerning the handling of this will be sent home the first week of school. **
** If you have any questions about snack or lunch please let us know! Thank you so much for your cooperation! **
Arrival and Dismissal:
Arrival and Dismissal will be at the PreK's special entrance and exit. If arriving after 8:20 am you must walk your child through the main doors, and stop in the office for a late pass.
In the case of inclement weather, IHM follows the decision of Baltimore County schools. If Baltimore County is one hour late, doors will open at 9 am. If Baltimore County is two hours late, doors will open at 10:00 am.
Your child is here to play, explore, and have fun (which, at times, can be messy!). We ask that you send your child to school in play clothes, and if possible, that they wear either tie or velcro shoes at all times.