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Picnic In The Park
Spark Preschool’s “lunch at school” program is BACK!!!!
Beginning October 8, your student may bring a packed lunch* to school on specified days (alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays) and stay after morning class, or come early for afternoon class, for an 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. lunch program. Designed to give your child an extra opportunity to develop self-help skills, increase social learning and build relationships with new friends, Picnic in the Park (PIP) is a reservations-only, lunch-plus program, $7 per lunch session.
Here is how it works:
If your morning preschooler is staying after for PIP, his teacher will take him to Central Park with his packed lunch, and check him in there with the Spark staff supervising the program. You will need to pick him up in Central Park at 12:30 p.m.
If your afternoon preschooler is coming early for PIP, you will drop her off with her lunch at Central Park at 11:45 a.m., and she will be escorted by staff to her class at 12:30 p.m. after lunch.
What you should pack:
Nuts and foods containing nuts are not permitted at Spark, so students cannot bring any peanut butter or any food containing nuts or peanut butter (ie, certain granola bars, some trail mixes, etc.). Smaller portions work best; some suggestions are sandwiches (turkey, cheese, jelly, cream cheese on a bagel, etc.); cheese and crackers, cold cuts, cheese slices or string cheese, yogurt, whole grain pita bread and dip, sliced fruits and vegetables, apple sauce. The goal is independence for your student, in terms of opening and eating lunch, clean-up afterwards, etc. Drinks are not necessary; water will be provided. Please label lunch box/bag, etc., with your child’s name.
How to sign up:
Reserve and pay for your student's PIP spot on the website, under the Picnic In The Park tab. Space is limited to 24 children per lunch.
If you any questions, please ask Linda or Amy!