General
Information

General Information

In this section, you will find our school hours, as well as important information, reminders and guidelines for students and parents.

School Hours

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Our playgrounds are supervised from 8:00 AM for all students. Children in Grades 1 to 6 enter the school at 8:25 AM and classes begin at 8:30 AM For Kindergarten students, school starts at 8:30 AM with outdoor recess.

Recess

There are two separate yards for recess – one for Kindergarten and the other for Grades 1 to 6. All students have two supervised recesses daily.

Pick Up Time

All grades are dismissed at 3:25 PM

After School Care

We offer an Extended Care Program from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM The program includes activities such as cooking, crafts, games and sports. We provide a familial setting, where children from JK to Grade 6 learn and play together. The benefits of multi-age groupings are well established, and are consistent with the philosophy of the school.

The Mabin Extended Care Program meets the needs of both parents who require after school care on a regular basis, as well as those who require it occasionally.

Guidelines and Reminders

Snacks and Lunches

Mabin knows that healthy eating habits are essential in building a foundation for learning. All children bring a snack each day, which is to be eaten during morning recess. Candy, pop, and gum are not permitted. Children can either bring a packed, peanut and tree nut-free lunch from home, or participate in our healthy hot lunch program up to five days a week.

Mabin strives to be a peanut and tree nut-free school. Parent and caregiver commitment is essential to this endeavour.

All Kindergarten children have a nutritious mid-morning snack provided by the school.

Religion

Our school is non-denominational. Respect for all beliefs and ethnicities is encouraged and fostered.

Transportation

No transportation is provided to or from school but can be arranged privately. Parents are encouraged to carpool, and we will help to arrange this upon request.

Attire

There is no official uniform at The Mabin School. Washable clothes that allow for active learning are recommended.

Holidays

We follow a holiday calendar that is similar to other independent schools. A list of holiday dates is provided at the beginning of each school year.

Allergy Policy

Our mission at the Mabin School is to create the next generation of original thinkers, adaptive leaders, and caring citizens. One of the areas where our students demonstrate sincere care for their classmates is in the area of food and food allergies. Within our school community, there are several students who have a potentially life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) to foods, predominantly to peanuts and tree nuts (e.g. almond, cashew, hazelnut, pistachio), sesame seeds, and mustard seed. With this in mind, I am sending a few important reminders about food at The Mabin School:

  1.  Hot Lunch: Our hot lunch program begins on Thursday, September 8when all students from Grades 1-6 will be invited to join us in a family-style lunch, courtesy of Mabin, to celebrate the new school year.If you are interested in participating in hot lunch from Friday, September 9on, sign-up is now available at https://rosereisman.orderlunchesexpress.com/.  Please note: Our catering company does its best to provide allergen-free food for our students.Students who are NOT signed up for hot lunch should be sure to start bringing their own lunches with them on Friday, September 9.
  1. Check Ingredients: To reduce the risk of accidental exposure to our students with life-threatening allergies, we respectfully ask you not to send your child to school with any food that contains peanut butter, tree nuts, sesame seeds, or mustard seeds in the ingredients.
  1. New and Improved Procedure: On the occasion that we discover there is food in the building that contains these allergens, we have a procedure we follow:

1)     We ask the child who has brought the food containing the allergen to sit at a separate table (away from the child with the allergy);
2)     After that child has finished his/her food, we ask him/her to wipe his/her hands with a baby wipe;
3)     We then ask the child who consumed the allergen to wash his/her hands with soap and water;
4)     (*NEW THIS YEAR*) Whenever possible, we will be placing a reminder in that child’s lunch/school bag encouraging the family to pack only foods that are allergen free.

  1. If You Care, Don’t Share: Additionally, we do ask you to remind your children that for safety reasons, we do not share food at Mabin.
  1. Keep It Clean: We also ask that if your children eat food containing these allergens at home that they wash their hands with soap and brush their teeth prior to coming to school.

All of these measures help us to keep our severely-allergic students safe from harm.

Each year, we provide training to our staff members in First Aid and Anaphylaxis.  If you are interested in joining us for the September Anaphylaxis training, please contact Dayana at dayana@mabin.com.

While we can never promise to completely eliminate the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, we appreciate your considerable efforts to help us minimize the risk to our vulnerable students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly.

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Extended Care

The Mabin Extended Care Program meets the needs of both parents who require after school care on a regular basis, as well as those who require it occasionally. A 24 hour notice period is appreciated.

Please call (416) 964-9594 ext. 240.

The program is offered on all school days and runs from 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Many activities are available that promote choice and particular interests, such as arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor organized sports, games and baking. A healthy snack is provided each day at 4:00 PM

Here is a sample Extended Care schedule:

Sun

MonScavenger HuntSnack: Goldfish and Cheese

TueMovie NightSnack: Mini Pizza

WedLet’s CookSnack: Yogurt Smoothies

ThuFlag TagSnack: Waffles and Fruit

FriFloor HockeySnack: Pigs in a Blanket

Sat

 

 Lego LandSnack: Sweet Potato Fries

 Climber TagSnack: Apples and Cheese

 Jewellery MakingSnack: Veggies and Popcorn

 Frozen Fruit PopsSnack: Multigrain Bars

 Just DanceSnack: Oranges and Pretzels

 

 

 Computer FunSnack: Bananas and Crackers

 Hydro Park PlaySnack: Veggies and Hummus

 OrigamiSnack: Bagels and Cream Cheese

 DramaSnack: Grapes and Cheese

 Gym GamesSnack: Pita Chips and Dip

 

 

 Building with Big BlocksSnack: Yogurt Parfaits

 Stained Glass MakingSnack: Croissants with Jam

 Hide and Go SeekSnack: Frozen Fruit Bars

 Candle MakingSnack: Fajitas

 Fort MakingSnack: Mac and Cheese