Hello Patti’s Families,
Thank you all for a great first week—it has been wonderful reconnecting with kiddos who are returning to Patti’s for another year and meeting new classroom friends. I will send a normal newsletter this weekend but first I need to make you aware of a change to our drop-off and pick up procedures.
Starting on Monday, 9/13, Pattis will be using the Eastside parking lot of the Emmanuel Church campus. The parking lot is accessed from SE 44th St. We have placed Patti’s signs at the corner of 86th Ave SE and SE 44th St. as well as at the parking lot entrance on SE 44th St. Please enter the parking lot, drive past the ramp with the blue railings, park and bring your child down that ramp to meet their teachers. We are happy to say this change means we no longer need the hand washing station! Teachers will do a temperature check, then escort groups of children into the building to wash hands in the bathroom (which they are accustomed to doing during the school day) and then go into the classroom.
The new procedures should shorten the length of the drop-off process, which will also help those children with separation anxiety. We are pleased to say that most children settle quickly once in the classroom.
Pick-up will also be from the ramp in the Eastside parking lot.
I have attached pictures of the signs and locations for the new drop-off and pick-up locations.
Thank you for your patience as we work through some kinks and hopefully develop a system that will work for all tenants of Emmanuel Church. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.