Families are welcome to visit and participate in classroom programs at any time. In addition to drop-off and pick-up conversations, we have several ways that we keep in touch with families. These include daily notes home (for the younger classrooms), e-mail, classroom newsletters, home-school notebooks for some children, family conferences in the fall and spring, an Open House in September and our End-of-the-Year Picnic in June, and individual classroom pot-luck breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We encourage family participation and/or involvement in ways that are possible and meaningful to each family. This may take various forms: volunteering in the classroom, planning and implementing a continuing classroom project or learning experience, or participating in planned classroom social events.