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Back to School Checklist: First Day of School

Preschool

  • Two sets of clothing including socks and a light sweater ​sealed in labeled Ziploc bags
  • A sippy cup that your student is comfortable with. The straw must be covered when not in use
  • A small backpack/bag for student’s belongings and for carrying student’s work and take home folder
  • A lunch bag and a packed snack (can be in a brown bag or Ziploc bag) ​that does not require heating or refrigeration
  • For full-day students please bring 5 sets of fitted crib sheets and light blankets/covers (we will use a clean set each day and send it home to be washed)
  • One labeled 16-quart Sterilite container which will fit all fitted sheets and blankets
  • A hat  
  • A picture of your family so we can laminate it and keep in our classroom
 
For our babies and 2s students, please bring all the above items, as well as: 
  • One case of diapers
  • One case of baby wipes
  • If your student needs a pacifier please provide 5. We will use a clean one each day and send it home

 

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Please label the following items:

  • A set of extra clothing including socks and a light sweater
  • A water bottle that your student is comfortable with. The straw must be covered when not in use
  • A backpack for student’s belongings and for carrying student’s iPad, work, and take-home folder
  • A lunch box/bag (for helpful tips about packing lunch click here) 
  • A face mask and a small bag for storing. (Please pack an extra mask in the student’s backpack)

 

Packing Lunches and Snacks:

We understand the decision to suspend the lunch program at AEC has added additional stress on our families. Proper nutrition is very important to young minds in a learning environment. Packing lunches and snacks is something we will all need to get used to and we will try to help with suggestions along the way.
 
For starters, here are a few rules we all need to be mindful of:
  • All lunches and snacks are should not require refrigeration or heating on campus
  • In order to maintain our kashrut (kosher) standards, lunches must be either dairy or vegetarian. Fish is allowed (no shellfish) 
  • Please remember that we are also a nut-free campus. There are no exceptions and please be vigilant to this rule, as nut allergies can be life threatening to some of our campers. Please read labels and ensure that the nut-free food was not produced in a facility that may contain nuts!
  • Please ensure that any food items that may not be easily identified (i.e. Wow Butter sandwiches) are clearly labeled with what the food item is as to not be confused with restricted foods
 
Next, what should we pack? Below we have compiled a list of food and food storage ideas to send along with your children. Hopefully, this list can give some inspirational food ideas. We will continue to discuss different lunch ideas throughout the summer and together we can plan accordingly.
 
Water Bottles (with covered straw) 
Small Disposable Containers (for dressings/toppings)
WOW Butter (for sandwiches)