Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

Early Learning Campus

PK3/PS - 1st Grade/CP

ADMINISTRATION

Stanley Way - Head of Early Learning
Carole Heredia - Deputy Head of Early Learning
Marilyn Raia - Executive Assistant
Sophie Zimmermann - ELC Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Back-to-School Dates

All meetings and events take place at the Early Learning Campus located at 1110 N. Post Oak Road.

Awty Plus Fair / Information Tables
(ELC Gym)
Wednesday, August 15
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Presentation for all New Parents
(ELC Gym)
Wednesday, August 15
6:30 - 8:00 p.m

Meet-the-Teacher Open House
for PK4/MS - 1st Grade/CP Families

Thursday, August 16
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Meet-the-Teacher for PK3/PS Families
Monday, August 20
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
By appointment. A registration link will be sent via email by August 1.

First Day for 1st Grade/CP
Monday, August 20
8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

First Day for Kinder/GS
Tuesday, August 21
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

First Day for PK4/MS
Wednesday, August 22
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

First Day for PK3/PS
Thursday, August 23
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Required Documents

PK3/PS: All students entering PK3/PS must be potty trained by the first day of school. Please submit the online Potty Training Form below by August 1. It is assumed children entering PK4/MS and above are potty trained.

 

Potty Training Form

Carpool (Drop-off and Pick-up)

Prior to the first day of school, you will receive a sign and a car tag to be displayed to gain access to both campuses. If you need additional car tags, or have not received them, please see the school receptionist at either campus.

Morning carpool begins at 7:15 a.m. and arriving early is a great way to avoid traffic. A teacher assistant or school staff member will be present curbside to help your child out of the car and into the building between 7:15 and 8:20 a.m.

  • Children who are dropped off early during carpool are supervised by school staff members in grade-level groupings on the playground, and indoors on hot, cold or rainy mornings. This early care supervision is provided free of charge.
  • 1st grade/CP students should arrive to school by 7:50 a.m. at which time teachers escort children to their classrooms for an 8:00 a.m. start to the school day.
  • PK3/PS, PK4/MS, Kinder/GS students should arrive to school by 8:05 a.m. at which time teachers escort children to their classrooms for an 8:15 a.m. start to the school day.
  • On the first day of school, parents may walk their child to class. Please use available parking around the campus.

Afternoon carpool operates from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Parents are required to complete the ELC Afternoon Transportation Form by the first day of school.  This form will be available in the Parent Portal starting in August.

Dress Code / Uniforms

Students in PK3/PS and PK4/MS wear regular clothing. Please send to school with your child one change of clothes, labeled, in a reclosable bag with your child’s name on it. A change of clothes must be kept in the classroom throughout the school year.

Kinder/GS and 1st grade/CP students must wear the school uniform. Dennis Uniform is our provider and offers three convenient ways to shop:

  1. Shop online at: https://www.dennisuniform.com. Enter "Awty" and receive FREE shipping on orders over $50.
  2. Shop at their new store: Suite A, 7613 Katy Freeway, 77024 (opening September 2018)
  3. Call Customer Service at 800-854-6951 to place a phone order.

Please review the Uniform Policy for details by grade level and division.

Sage Dining

Sage Dining provides our meals daily. Our on-site chef prepares a daily menu of healthy snacks and lunch options. The cost is included with tuition. For more detailed information, visit the Sage Dining web page (available in August).

Awty Plus (After Care)

Please visit the Awty Plus section of the website for detailed information about our after-school program, which will run both at the ELC and on the main campus.

Stay and Play begins on the first day of school and starts at 2:50 p.m. providing supervised after-care until 6:00 p.m.

Awty Plus activities start the second week of school, offering specialty classes in a range of areas. Please refer to the list of Spring Term Activities and their descriptions for a representative sample. The updated list will be available in early August

Registration for Fall 2018 will open on August 8 for ELC and August 10 for Lower School.  You will be able to choose a combination of after care including Stay and Play and Awty Plus activities to suit your child's interests and your after-care needs.

Books and Supplies

All the required books and supplies for the Early Learners are included in the Book Fee, and will be placed in the students’ classrooms before the first day of school.

PK3/PS, PK4/MS, KINDER/GS STUDENTS

A “Green Awty Bag” will be provided to each student to bring back and forth to school. As a bag is provided for your child, no backpacks or rolling bags are allowed for Preschool students.

A “Cahier de Communication” (Communication Notebook) between parents and teachers will be sent home in the Green Bag each day.

PK3/PS should also send a small pillow and a blanket for “nap time.” These items go back home with your child every Friday to be washed. Every Monday they should be sent back to school with your child. Children entering this grade must be potty trained by the start of school. Please complete the online Acknowledgement of Potty Training Form by August 1.

1ST GRADE/CP STUDENTS

Parents supply their 1st grade/CP student with a book bag, backpack or satchel the child can carry on his/her own. A brand of school bag called ZUCA is not permitted for this grade and is not permitted on the yellow school buses.

A “Cahier de Communication” (Communication Notebook) between parents and teachers will be sent home in the school bag each day for CP students. Students in 1st grade have an agenda that goes home every day. The school provides the cahier and the agenda to students.

Summer Resources for 1st Grades / CP

SUMMER READING

Please click here for the required summer reading list.

SUMMER HANDWRITING PRACTICE

Students in 1st grade/CP at Awty learn both block print and cursive handwriting. To ease the transition for students who have not been exposed to cursive, parents are encouraged to purchase practice books such as the D’Nealian Handwriting Books available at most retail bookstores and online. The practice books should include both lower and upper case letters.

CONTACTS:

Telephone: 713-580-0579
Fax: 713-341-4404
Email: admissions@awty.org

SORAYA DIAZ TAMAYO
Director of Enrollment Outreach and Management

ERIKA BENAVENTE
Assistant Director of Admissions

DELPHINE TROGNEUX
Assistant Director of Admissions

LINDA DURST
Admissions Data and Office Manager

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