Remember the "Magic 5" for recess!

Child playing in snow

Brrr! The weather can still be chilly in early spring!  Students should come to school dressed in their outdoor clothing, prepared to be outside for at least 20 minutes each day.  We go outdoors for recess and stretch breaks unless the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0 degrees.

(*We check the outside temperature at 10:00 a.m. for recess, so as the weather warms up in the spring, remember that students need outdoor coats unless the temp is above 50 degrees at 10:00 a.m.)

These are the "Magic 5" clothing items needed to play outside in the snow on the playground or field areas during their outdoor breaks:

1. Warm Coat
2. Snow pants
3. Boots
4. Mittens or gloves
5. Hat or hood


Students without snow pants and boots will need to remain on the blacktop area during recess to avoid wet or muddy clothing and shoes for the rest of the day. (There are balls & jump ropes they can use on the blacktop area.)

Here is a handy "visual" you can print and post at home: Are You Dressed for the Weather?

Please contact Principal Robinson in the Parkside office if your family does not have the means to provide warm outdoor clothing.