Grade 4 (TOSS 002)
In response to a growing need, we started the TOSS 002 program in 2001. We moved into our current spot in the school basement (just outside the TOSS doors) in 2004.
The 002 program is an opportunity for the Grade 4 children to have a little more freedom and take on a bit more responsibility in their last year at TOSS. Because 002 is by necessity a small group and led by a staff of one, you'll notice some changes to programming and to the structure of the day.
The 002 cubbies are located at the kitchen side of
TOSS 1. After school all 002 children will be expected to put their belongings away in their cubbies and sign themselves in, before heading to 002 each day. If your 002 child comes to TOSS before school YOU MUST SIGN THEM IN!!!
The 002 snack time will be called between 4:15 & 4:30 each day. This will give us time to finish up whatever activity we are doing and clean up the 002 area before heading to the kitchen (or outdoors) to have our snack. We are expected to be out of the 002 area by 5:00 each day. The doors into the school will be locked at this time.
Unless outdoor play is the featured acivity, we will have our outdoor time after snack each day.
We will go skating every month. Unfortunately, 002 children will not be able to stay behind at TOSS 1; if your child is not able to go on the outing, please pick them up before departure, enroute, or once we arrive at our destination. Outing departure times will be announced on the calendar.
ADVENTURE FRIDAY FIELD TRIP
The last Friday of every month will be our Adventure Friday field trip. We leave the centre as soon after 3:00 as possible and usually return by 5:30. The outing will be announced at the beginning of the week.
Once a month the children will be allowed to bring their portable games.
Every Thursday the 002 kids will cook a meal for themselves (under staff supervision!). As the year goes on each child will have a chance to pick the meal and dessert.
PRO-D & SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
Please remember to sign up for all Pro-D and school closure days. Your monthly calendar will tell you when the sign-up will go up. Early morning drop-in fees will apply.
002 will have their own movie day every month. Movies will be voted on by the children and will be rated G or PG. All movies will be screened ahead of time to ensure appropriateness.
We have a designated homework table in the 002 area. On Mondays, Tuesdays and many Wednesdays children will have more than an hour to do homework there if they wish. In addition, we have a homework time at 5:30 every day.
THE TOSS CELL PHONE WILL BE TAKEN ON ALL OUTINGS: 604.230.1395