Play Day 2019 in High Park — Join us on June 21st
Everyone Get Ready for HPAS Play Day !!
On Friday, June 21st - SAVE THE DATE!
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DATE: Friday. June 21st
TIME: 9:00 am to 2:00pm *A pizza lunch will be provided for all!
WHERE: Meet at the Park area #2 (unless you are driving students - then meet at school)
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE: Check in with your teacher then Find team Lead!
*You must also SIGN OUT your child when you leave (Safety first)
All families are asked to please bring a snack to share Play Day 2019 will feature the awesome food/snack table, as always. Please bring a delicious snack to share with the school community ((For anything homemade PLEASE include an ingredient list or it cannot be served)) keeping in mind that there are allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and dairy at HPAS. We will continue to offer an allergy aware section of foods that will be guaranteed free from these ingredients, but ask that none of the snacks provided actually contain them. There will be pizza provided for lunch as well.
Please contact Jess Rutherford at email@example.com for any questions or clarification
NOTE: The teams have been assigned and have been submitted to the teachers for their approval / adjustments.
Questions? Stacey Antonakis, Parent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Sun Hat, sunscreen, may need change of clothes (water and messy)
3. Nut, sesame and coconut free snack to share (with ingredient list if homemade)
4. Water Bottle
5. Wearable item (shirt, hat, etc.) that is your team colour/fruit/veggie (you will find out via your trip rep asap this week)
SO COME PLAY WITH US! For more info please see FAQs below:
When does it start?
The day starts at approximately 9:30 am and runs until after lunch (around 2:00 pm) before the kids head back to school.
When does Play Day finish? Play Day finishes at around 2:00 pm or so. This is only an approximate time. However, Teachers will wait at the park until all scheduled pick-ups have taken place. Please call the school to let Marlene know if there has been a change in pick-up. Any students not scheduled to be picked up at the park will walk back to the school with their teachers. School will end at the regular dismissal time.
What is Play Day? Play Day is the annual end of year celebration at HPAS. It is a fun adventure for students, teachers, and families. All family members from the smallest to the tallest are invited. The kids are divided into all ages teams to compete in fun and silly games - Team lists will be sent by your class reps asap this week!
It is our hope that all parents/guardians can come but if you are not able to attend please notify your child’s teacher asap.
How much snack should I bring? We have a snack table and pizza lunch for the kids, and parents too- if there is enough food--the kids get pretty hungry by mid morning and even hungrier by lunch! Given that we are a TDSB HEALTHY SCHOOL and ALLERGY AWARE community and that there are students who suffer from life threatening allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and sesame, we are asking you to keep this in mind when purchasing or making a snack to share. Home made items need to be accompanied by a list of ingredients.
What if I can’t come? Play Day is a parent run event. However, we know that some parents will not be able to attend. You are encouraged to send another family member in your place, after all, our school hinges on community! If no one from your family is available to attend please notify your child’s teacher. Your class trip will help arrange transportation, etc.
There is a water sponge fight at the end, (Kindies are separated from the older kids). Kids do get wet and might need a change of clothes. Please let your child’s teacher know if your child does not want to participate.
There are many opportunities for messy play, so please send your child in clothes that they can get dirty in.
There is a washroom close by.
This is a day where kids are offered treats (all efforts are made to ensure allergy awareness), however, if you have concerns around sugary treats being eaten by your children, please advise your child’s teacher.
Please send your child with a water bottle, a sun hat, and sun protection.
The older grades typically walk to High Park.
It is VERY important that you SIGN your child IN AND OUT with your child’s teacher for safety.
Let Marlene know if your child will not be able to attend Play Day.
When does Play Day finish? Play Day finishes at around 2:00 pm or so. This is only an approximate time. However,Teachers will wait at the park until all scheduled pick-ups have taken place. Please call the school to let Marlene know if there has been a change in pick-up. Any students not scheduled to be picked up at the park will walk back to the school with their teachers. School will end at the regular dismissal time.
A pizza lunch is provided.
Water will be available.
Students are divided up into mixed aged teams and will be advised of their teams soon. Please watch your emails for further notices.
What happens if it rains? Play day is weather-dependent and cannot take place in the rain. If inclement weather is being forecasted, please check your email for further information.
THE RAIN PLAN!
Although this won't be necessary, since it is not going to rain tomorrow, (pretty please mother nature?), the rain plan is...
AM - Simplified events in the gym
Pizza Lunch - In classrooms
PM - Crafts and Face painting in classrooms