Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful summer break. Thank you to all who came out to help clean the school this summer. Now its time to get back into the swing of school activities, which also means cleaning the school. Thank you to everyone for helping out and taking their turn when the time comes.
Once again we will be having three families cleaning each weekday. On Friday, the three families scheduled for the following week are expected to help out so that there are a total of 6 families cleaning each Friday. Plan to spend at least an hour each day and probably longer on Friday.
The cleaning supply room contains everything necessary for cleaning as well as replenishing bathroom and classroom supplies. A list of daily and weekly tasks is hanging on the wall just outside the supply room. Please mark down what you are going to clean that day so the other cleaners know what is already being done. A bathroom cart can be found in the staff bathroom in the gym wing as well. Although the locker rooms only need to be cleaned on fridays, please do a quick walk thru everyday to ensure they are not a mess. Remember to vacuum the library on library days and fridays, as well as dust it on friday. A swiffer duster can be found in the supply room. If you have taken on the duty of cleaning the bathrooms for the day, please start with the girls bathrooms so that if any boys need to use the bathroom after school, they can do so without having an awkward moment of bumping into a women in the boys bathroom. And of course, if you see something that requires attention please clean it. Use the whiteboard to let me know if: supplies are low, something is broken, you have a suggestion, etc…..
Out of respect to your fellow cleaners please take note. You’re responsible to make your own trades if your scheduled week isn’t convenient for you.If you need to make a change please mark it on the schedule in the supply room so fellow cleaners know who to expect. If you are unable to start cleaning at 2:35, please let the people you are working with know, and expect to stay later in order to complete your share of the work. If you cannot clean and would rather pay someone to clean for you rather then trade with someone, please email/call me and I will get you a list of people willing to clean for money. If you would like to be added to this list, please let me know. Kids are encouraged to help, but parents must ensure that their jobs are completed and done well. Adults please take the adult jobs (eg. Bathrooms and vacuuming) and let the kids do the easier ones (eg. Garbages and desks). Having them help pick up garbage off the ground before vacuuming is also encouraged, but I hope the teachers encourage their students to take responsibility for this also. The vacuums do not like big items.
Out of respect for the teachers, please keep an eye on your little ones. Please do not let them use the teachers markers, write on the whiteboards, go thru desks, or take things off of shelves. If you have school age children who are not helping you clean, please have them wait outside for you.
Let’s work together to take good care of what has been entrusted to us,so that our building may serve us well for many years.
Any questions or concerns please speak to Leanne Veldman.