|Lunch and Food|
|Lunches are brought from home and must be either Parve or Milchig. No meat meals may be sent to school. ADDITIONALLY, CHILDREN MAY NOT SHARE THEIR LUNCHES OR SNACKS WITH OTHERS.
Because of safety issues, the urn in the Faculty Room is not available for student use. Therefore, children should not bring soups or other mixes which require hot water. The vending machines are also not for student purchases, either during, before, or after school hours. Also, due to safety precautions, drinks (or any foods) in glass containers should not be brought to school.
In order to be respectful of and show consideration for many of our students who require Cholov Yisrael supervision for milk products, for classwide distribution, items that have Cholov Yisrael Hashgachah or which are Parve must be purchased.
|We currently have a number of students with life threatening allergies to peanuts and peanut products which cause anaphylactic reactions.
Because of our Halachic, moral, and ethical responsibility to provide a safe place of learning for every student, the entire Torah School of Greater Washington is a PEANUT FREE ZONE. This means that NO peanut butter, peanuts, or products containing peanuts may be brought to school.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause parents or students. However, please rest assured that we would take similar precautions for any child in the Torah School. Please note that there are presently many schools across the nation that have become PEANUT FREE as a schoolwide policy.
1. Parties during classtime are only allowed in Kindergarten. In Grades 1-6, treats in honor of the occasion may be given out during lunch or recess only. 2. Arrangements with your child’s teacher should be made at least one week in advance. This includes checking the Kashrus of all food for the party. 3. When brought to school, the food must be in its original sealed packaging and checked for Kashrus by Rabbi Charner. 4. Because all foods must be checked for Kashrus, individual party bags are not acceptable in school. We cannot inspect each and every personalized package. We will allow the distribution of such containers if:
5. In order to be respectful of and show consideration for many of our students who require Cholov Yisrael supervision for milk products, for classwide distribution, items that have Cholov Yisrael Hashgachah or which are Parve must be purchased.
In order to be respectful of every child’s feelings and to reinforce what is taught at home and at school, it is appropriate to invite all of your child’s classmates to participate in home parties. However, no birthday invitations may be distributed in school under any circumstance! Class lists are available for mailing the invitations.
Chazal tell us that our external actions and appearance directly affect our internal makeup. It is, therefore, essential that the young Ben/Bas Torah dress in a fashion which is neat, demonstrates personal pride and dignity, and is in accordance with the Torah’s guidelines for Tznius, modesty. These standards create the atmosphere which is most conducive for our children’s personal, academic, and religious growth. To facilitate the creation of this ambiance, the Torah School has established the following uniform dress requirements.
Uniforms for Boys in K-6
Shirts – All shirts must be tucked in. (All buttons, with the exception of the top one, must be buttoned.)
Socks (covering the ankle)
Sweat jackets / Sweatshirts / Sweaters may have NO wording or pictures on them. Obviously, the Torah School sweat jackets and sweatshirts are permitted.
Uniforms for Girls in K-6
Shirts/ Blouses – (All buttons, with the exception of the top one, must be buttoned)
Please make sure that no blouses/shirts are of sheer or tight-fitting material.
Skirts– Skirts must be sewn down several inches from the waist and pleated. No straight or A-line skirts allowed. The skirts must be long enough to cover the knee when sitting down.
No nail polish or make-up for K-6.
Sweat jackets / Sweatshirts / Sweatersmay have NO wording or pictures on them. Obviously, the Torah School sweat jackets and sweatshirts are permitted.
Under all circumstances and for all grades, any inappropriate clothes or accessories (e.g. necklaces for boys) or those with logos, wording, or characters in questionable taste are unacceptable. This includes length of hair or hairstyles that are not within our mores. The Headmaster may request that a child who is dressed inappropriately go home and change.
|Because of our numbers, there are many cars/vans/pickups/mobile homes/motorcycles/roller blades/etc. coming at 8:00 and 3:30. As a result, safety considerations and just plain common sense require us to require that all of the following guidelines be adhered to very carefully.
We thank you for your cooperation in these vital matters.