Our traditional year calendar is congruent with the PGISD calendar. Parents should pick up their children promptly at the specified time. If there is a delay due to an emergency, please call the school office immediately (903-838-9517). There will be a late fee of $1.00 for each minute after the scheduled pick-up time.
Please check your child’s folder/backpack DAILY. Important information from the Williams School director, as well as notes, newsletters, artwork or other items from the teacher will be enclosed.
Sign in/Sign out and Schedule
Texas Licensing Regulations require that every child must be signed in and out each day. To ensure their safety, parents must deliver their child directly to a teacher or staff person. Children may not wander in the school unsupervised.
Preschool begins at 8:15 a.m. Please help your child develop good habits of punctuality by arriving on time each morning. Late arrivals disrupt classroom activities and interfere with learning. Children who arrive after 9:00 a.m. should be taken to the classroom by a WS staff member. Children may be picked up at 11:30 a.m. outside the school office. If you need to pick up your child during preschool hours or during naptime, a staff member will collect your child and bring him/her to the office.
Never leave a car running and/or parked in the drive through. (If your car is left “running”, your car may be moved by our staff, and you may pick up your keys in the school office).
Bring to Class
Each class day, your child will need a backpack or tote bag containing an extra set of clothes (appropriate to the season). This set should include socks and underwear. A coat or jacket might be needed for outdoor play on cool days. (We play outside in appropriate weather when the temperature/wind chill is 45 degrees or higher.) All clothing and shoes must be marked with your child’s name. Your child will also use the backpack to take home projects and notes.
If your child stays during the afternoon hours, lunch must be sent from home with the exception of special days, e.g. pizza Wednesday, when buying lunch is an option. Please provide a small blanket or bedroll and a special “lovey” if desired for naptime. (don’t forget to label all items.) The school provides individual cots.
All children except the MDO infant class will observe a scheduled rest time after lunch. Each child will have a designated cot to use during this time. Please send a blanket, nap mat or other item to make the cot more comfortable. The items must be enclosed in a jumbo zip-lock bag, with your child’s name on the bag and on the individual items. Do not send items considered irreplaceable by your family. Items need to be taken home at the end of each week and laundered.
Clothing and Personal Items
Please send an extra change of clothes including socks (appropriate to the season) in case of spills or accidents. Parents who would like their child’s hair combed or brushed after naps should include those items clearly marked with the child’s name. The staff cannot use brushes or combs that do not belong to that individual child. Infants and one-year-olds in the MDO program should bring a change of clothes, bibs, disposable diapers, and disposable baby wipes.
If a child has a food sensitivity or allergy, parents must alert the school office, and provide an alternative food/drink for their child. If the allergy is to a food/drink required by the school to provide, such as milk, a signed statement from a physician is required to exempt the child from receiving the food/drink. Likewise, any special diets require a signed statement from a physician.
Parents are required to send a lunch for any child who is enrolled beyond 11:30 a.m. Also, to avoid confusion, please label lunch kits, thermos bottles, and lids. The . Foods that pose choking hazards such as popcorn, whole grapes, etc., cannot be sent in lunches.
Unless requested by the teacher, your child may not bring toys or other items from home to school. An exception is made for soft cuddly toys during rest time. Such items will only be allowed during rest time.
Wednesdays we will offer a pizza lunch which consists of one slice of pizza, fruit, and milk for $2.50 or $3.50 for two slices of pizza. You can pay by the week or the month, whichever you prefer.