Parents are always welcome to join our program at Morning Stars Learning
Program. We invite parents to participate in the Morning Stars Parent Teacher
Fellowship (P.T.F.), fund-raisers, field trips, classroom helpers, etc. All
parents are encouraged to share personal interests including; hobbies,
talents, cultural back rounds, favorite recipes, etc. Parents are welcomed to
volunteer in the classrooms. If the center and parents are mutually able to
work together this provides a setting that best meets the child’s
growth needs. We always look out for what will best benefit the children first.
With this in mind, we ask that parents wait until Oct. to start helping in the
classrooms. This will give the students time to adjust to their new
HEALTH AND ILLNESS:
Every student must supply the office with current medical information and a
copy of the immunization records signed by his/her doctor. The Riverside
County Health Department requires all children in school to have a T.B. test,
showing the child to be free of contagious T.B. Parents need to notify the
director (Ms. Melissa Carnes) if a child has a contagious disease, diabetes,
asthma, and allergies to insects, medicine and food, and/or medications
needed by the child.
If your child is not feeling well, please do not send him/her to school! If your
child becomes ill at school, we will notify you so you can pick him/her up. It is
the parent’s responsibility to keep the director (Ms. Melissa Carnes) current
with names and phone numbers where they may be reached in case of
illness or emergency.
POLICY ON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MANGEMENT:
Morning Stars Learning Program feels it is our duty to inform parents of the
following precautions we take to help prevent the spread of communicable
diseases. Your cooperation in carrying these policies through is particularly
necessary for the health of the children.
Safety of our students and staff is our primary concern. The center has a
closed campus; all visitors must sign in at the front door. Yard supervisors are
on duty during recess, lunch, and before school to ensure the safety of all our
The center disaster preparedness plan includes steps for ensuring student
and staff during a disaster. Fire and disaster drills are conduced on a regular
basic thought out the school year. A storage bin located at the center contains
food, water, and other supplies for use during a disaster.
A full-time cleaning service ensures classrooms; restrooms and campus
grounds are kept clean and safe. Classrooms are cleaned and vacuumed
regularly by a contracted cleaning service.
Authorization for Pick-Up:
For drop-off and pick-up to run, as smoothly as possible drivers are to follow
Please, remember Morning Stars Learning Program offers you the privilege
of being able to drive up and either drop-off and/or pick-up your child
without ever getting out of your car. There was a lot of thought put forth to
make this possible. Together the City of Palm Desert and owners of
Morning Stars Learning Program has set forth guidelines that best suit
everyone involved. For the health and safety of all the families and staff at
Morning Stars Learning Program, we ask you to follow the guidelines set
Mealtimes are a great time for children to practice their independence in self-
help skills. Mealtime provides opportunities for social interactions between
adults and children and therefore should be rich with language about morning
and afternoon events and types of food being eaten. At Morning Stars Learning
Program the parents will bring the snacks. There will be a calendar sent
home monthly. Children ill have at least one (1) snack day per month. Parents
will be asked to provide snacks for up to thirty (30) children and four (4)
teachers. This will also become your child’s share days. They will be allowed
to bring toys and/or books to school on this day only. Please keep their
belongings at home other than their share days. Please do not allow your
child to bring guns and/or other toys that may initiate violent play. THANK YOU!
Morning Stars Learning Program will try to have snack days on or as close to
your child’s birthday as possible to ensure this to be a special day. All
children having summer birthdays will have a special UN- birthday snack day
in June before we break for summer vacation.
Lunch Time (Lunch Bunch):
Lunch should be packed in a sturdy lunch box. Glass bottles and/or
containers and food, which require heating, will not be permitted. All
necessary eating utensils, straws, and napkins should be included. Candy
and gum will not be allowed at school. Please remember to sign up 24 hours
before Lunch Bunch for it does fill up fast.
Children’s birthdays are special and will be celebrated in the classrooms.
Parents may provide treats (sweets) for the class on that day. Please discuss
all plans with the director (Melissa Carnes) in advance. Morning Stars
Learning Program has asked parents “NOT” to send cupcakes. We find that
most children do not enjoy them, leaving a big mess behind! Morning Stars
Learning Program encourages parents to send their child’s favorite cookies,
pudding, ice cream etc.. Instead ………….. THANK YOU ………. !
We encourage you to donate a book to Morning Stars Learning Program
library on your child’s birthday. If you are planning a birthday party at your
home, please include as many children as possible. There is nothing more
defeating to a child than to be “left out”. When inviting children to your parties
please use mail or phone ONLY to issue birthday invitations; please do not
pass out invitations at school. …..
SIBLINGS ATTENDANTS AT SCHOOL FUNCTIONS AND/OR FIELD TRIPS:
Due to Licensing Regulations, Fire Marshall, Insurance Coverage, and the
Safety and Welfare of everyone involved.
Morning Stars Learning Program does “NOT” allow siblings to attend school
NOTE FROM TEACHERS:
We, the staff at Morning Stars Learning Program would like to think of Morning
Stars as your extended family. Students really enjoy sharing their special
moments with their parents. They should “not” be asked to share special
moments at Morning Stars with their siblings. There are many activities that
are offered in the desert that can be shared with siblings.
We feel it is very important for children to share more one on one moment with
their Parents and/or Grandparents.
Teachers also find it very disruptive to children and other parents who are
trying to listen to a program being presented. With siblings attending also, it
makes for very crowded and unsafe conditions. Students work very hard at
their programs they present to you. So, let’s give your children the attention
medication or vitamins at ANYTIME!
2. Any one who is suspected of being mildly ill (a child experiencing
minor cold symptoms or does not feel well enough to participate in
activities but DOES NOT exhibit any of the symptoms specified in #1)
will be cared for within the child’s group. The child will be observed
carefully for signs and symptoms of worsening conditions. At that time
parents will be contacted.
is exposed to a communicable disease.
|Morning Stars Learning Program
Ages 3 - Kindergarten
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