Welcome to Prep 4 at Luanda International School! I am Memory Mashangu, your child’s Prep 4.1 teacher this year. My teaching assistant is Ms. Isabel Massanga. We are located in building 3 (brown building).
Whoever brings your child to school will remain outside on the playground with them until 7:45 am, at which time, the children may go to their respective classes. Please note that no playground supervision is offered in the morning. Also, please be aware that during the first two weeks of school, the Prep 4 classes will go half-day and will be dismissed at 12 pm. Beginning August 28th, the Prep 4 classes will begin a full day and dismissal will be at 3 pm. You will be emailed a copy of the daily schedule as well.
Must Bring Daily…
Each day your Prep 4 child should bring a backpack containing a labeled hat and a labeled reusable water bottle, labeled spare clothing, snack, lunch.
Please Note: We recommend you apply sunscreen and insect repellant before your child comes to school.
*Snack time is only 10-15 minutes *
Please provide a small, healthy snack daily.
Examples: Yogurt, nuts, cheese, fruit, vegetables,
Water for refills is readily available throughout the entire ELC. Water will be drank at both snack and lunch.
(Please, no crisps, cereal, cookies, chocolate, candy, or other sugary foods. These items will be sent home )
If you choose to provide a hot lunch, you may drop off your child’s lunch box between 11:30 – 12:00 on a shelf outside the Prep 3 (Orange) building. The shelves will be marked with either Prep 4.1, 4.2, or 4.3. Place your child’s lunch box on the appropriate shelf. Again, please make sure your child’s name is clearly labeled on their lunch box/bag.
Naturally, from time to time, your child may need a change of clothing. Please provide a full set of labeled clothing in a bag to be kept at school in your child’s cubby and also a full set in their backpack. If your child must be changed, we will use the set from their backpack first. Please do remember to immediately send replacement clothing when necessary. Please do inspect your child’s backpack daily. With the risk of repeating ourselves, please note that all your child’s belongings must be clearly labeled with your child’s name.
Toys from Home
We strongly discourage children bringing toys from home into the classroom. Initially, if your child must bring a comfort toy, please explain to your child that it needs to stay in their school bag or, even better, in the car.
Single Subject Classes- Art, Swimming, and P.E.
Each week, your child will have a schedule of what we call “single subject classes” that are taught by other teachers. They are as follows for the Prep 4.1 class:
Monday (11:50 am) and Friday (10:10 am)
Nothing special is required for art class. However, please keep in mind that your child may get very messy, therefore, dress them appropriately.
Monday- 9:00 am
Time will be allocated for your child to change into their swimsuit before the lesson. Please ensure that your child has a labeled swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and flip-flops/crocs in a separate, waterproof bag on these days (swimming caps and goggles are optional). Swimming is an important life skill and we consider it a vital part of our curriculum. If your child is not able to swim for an extended period of time due to illness, please provide doctor’s note.
PE: Mr. Antonio and Mr. Paulo
Tuesday 10:10 AM
On P.E. days, please dress your child in appropriate sports clothing, i.e. t-shirt, shorts and sports shoes. Please ensure that your child can put on and fasten his/her own shoes. Shoes that Velcro are ideal. Please, only send your child with lace-up shoes if he or she can tie them independently.
From time to time, we will post important notices on the main access doors to the Prep 4 building or on the bulletin boards outside the classroom. Please read these in order to stay informed. Parents, you will also be subscribed to the Prep 4.1 class blog. Once your email address has been subscribed, you will receive an invitation to join. Follow the instructions given in the email from “edublogs”. We do our best to update the blogs each week and these updates are sent out each Friday evening. The class blog is our main form of communication with parents. Please check it often.
Important…Please make sure that your contact information (phone number and email address) is up to date. If you need to make changes, please email Sheila Burnay in the Enrollment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is vital that we are able to contact you in an emergency situation.
And finally, we look forward to experiencing, along with your child, a year filled with exciting learning opportunities through inquiry, exploration, and play!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com or set up a time with me before or after school to chat. Or, you can email our ELC Coordinator, Aisia Casanova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Memory Mashangu
Prep 4.1 Teacher