Star Student Days
(Unfortunately, due to Covid, we are not allowing parents/caregivers in the classroom, in order to keep the number of people in the room lower, but we are hoping to re-address this soon, since having parent/caregiver involvement is such a special and vital part of the Co-op experience. We also are currently not allowing any snacks in the classroom.)
On this day, your child is the star of the show! Each student gets to be the star once a month. A schedule will be distributed early in the year so that families may plan their days. Anyone special to your little star can be a helper – Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, Nanny, favorite sitter…it is truly a super fun and special day.
What to Expect
- On your Star Student Day, arrive 15 minutes early; your teacher will use this 15 minutes to acclimate you to the classroom and to go over the schedule for the day.
- Don’t worry if you aren’t sure about what to do… you’ll get great guidance from your teacher!
- Bring a snack of your choice for the class. Simple snacks like pretzels, crackers, popcorn, cookies, or veggie crisps work great! On or near birthdays, please feel free to bring an extra-fun and yummy treat to celebrate!
Please know that we are a nut-free school. Please look for allergy warnings on all store- bought products usually located just below the ingredients list. It may say: “May contain traces of nuts” or “Manufactured on equipment that also processes nuts” or similar wording. If your child has another type of food allergy, please be sure to discuss with your teacher. For more information, please visit www.snacksafely.com.
Tuition may be paid via check, electronic bill pay, or PayPal.
If you pay by check, you can either drop a check off at the school or mail to PO Box 40281, Bay Village, OH 44140.
Upon registering, you will be asked to complete these forms. These forms should be printed, signed and turned into the Co-op at your child’s orientation or by January 8, 2021.
General Information – An introduction of your family to his/her teacher.
Child Enrollment and Health Information (JFS form 01234) – This is a three page form. Every item must be complete. This form must be on file before the child’s first day of attendance. No physician signature required. *If you are a returning member and the information is still correct, you will only have to sign/date the copy that is in your child’s file.
Child Release Form – Names can be added or deleted at any time, or the form may be blank. However, it must be signed. (Returning members do not need to fill out again)
Medical Statement (JFS form 01305) – Physicals are valid 13 months from the date of exam. Immunizations must be up to date. A current physical must always be on file.
What does it mean to be a Co-Op member?
Cooperative preschools are owned and operated by its member parents. All members help make the rules and assume the financial and administrative responsibilities of the school. Families participate in class on a rotating basis, under the direction of full-time, trained teachers who lead the class. Past your participation as a Star Helper, your level of involvement is totally up to you! We have one major fundraiser each year – our fantastic Co-Op Carnival – a preschool-focused, indoor carnival held in March of each year (returning when it’s safe enough!). There are plenty of opportunities for you as parents to lend support, from being a room representative to joining our Board.
Shop for the Co-Op
You can make a difference just by shopping at your favorite local grocery stores! Link your accounts at Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, and Amazon to support our school. Click on the images to learn more about each program:
A percentage of what you spend will come directly back to the Co-Op to help fund special programs for our students. Please ask family and friends to link their accounts too. Every little bit helps!
Looking for other ways to help the Coop?
Consider purchasing an item off of our Wish List! These are items that will be used to help our teachers in the classroom. Remember, any purchases are tax deductible, so save those receipts! If you wish to view our Amazon Wish List please click here.