Winter Wear

Please remember that our Pre-K class, as well as all of the other grades here at WTN, goes outside everyday (barring heavy rain). As the winter weather rolls in, all children must have a hat and gloves to wear outside. We have the space here to store a “school set” if it would be easier for you to leave a full set in the classroom. Also, each child is required to have a separate pair of outdoor boots for daily wear. Muddy shoes are not allowed in the classroom since we spend most of our day sitting, crawling, playing, working, and lounging on the floor.  If your child is not wearing socks with his or her indoor shoes, please send in an extra pair to wear with their boots.

In addition, snow will be on its way soon.  Please send in a pair of snow pants or bibs to keep at school. We have separate hooks for these and will be wearing them when the frozen crystals start to accumulate.  Keep snow in mind when purchasing gloves for the season.  Fancy, fluffy gloves and mittens are fine for dry weather, but snow quickly makes wet, frozen fingers.  I suggest having your child try on gloves and mittens before you purchase them.  Often, gloves that seem  to be perfect for the weather are impossible for little fingers to navigate.  We do assist the children, but encourage them to practice dressing themselves for outside play.