Our Mission at Building Blocks is to provide children with the foundations they need to become loving, responsible and productive young people, and to provide a Christ centered, safe environment that teaches and encourages the spiritual growth of their personal walk with Jesus Christ.
Building Blocks is not accredited by any outside educational agency or institution. Accreditation is not required by law for private schools, who are responsible to govern their own academic standards.
As a means of regulating our academic performance, Building Blocks has implemented various internal evaluation procedures and practices to ensure that desired academic standards are being met. The school has also set hiring standards for all faculty with regard to character, experience, and education.
Learning Disabilities Including ADD/ADHD and /or Emotional Disorders
Building Blocks is not able to fund special programs for children with special learning needs. Therefore, all students entering the school must be able to meet both academic and personal requirements. Building Blocks is willing to consider for enrollment, on a case-by-case basis, any student diagnosed with the aforementioned learning disabilities or disorders with the following requirements:
3 Year old Preschool
Yearly Rate: $1,440.00 *5% discount – $1,368.00
$170.00/ month over 9 months
$100.00 non-refundable registration fee due at registration
4 Year old Preschool
Yearly Rate: $1,620.00 *5% discount – $1,539.00
$190.00/month over 9 months
$110.00 non-refundable registration fee due at registration
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 – 11:30 (Morning Class)
12:30 – 3:00 (Afternoon Class if offered)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 – 11:30 (Morning Class)
12:30 – 3:00 (Afternoon Class)
Tuition is payable in nine (9) monthly payments, September through May, and is due on the 1st of each month. After five (5) days of non-payment, a penalty of 5% of the monthly rate will be added to your next payment. You can pay online with Pushpay, or drop your payments off in the black tuition payment boxes located by Teacher Kay’s classroom.
Families who pay the total annual tuition in full prior to the first week of school can receive a 5% discount.
Families of Sunnyside Church who attend and tithe regularly can receive a 5% discount.
Families with 2 or more children can receive at 5% discount for the subsequent children.
Late Tuition Fee
Any family experiencing financial difficulty should contact Linda Huff, the administrator as soon as possible in regard to tuition payments.
Address, Phone Number, and Emergency Data Changes
Please notify the administrator, Linda Huff immediately if there is any change in your address or phone number, including home, work, and emergency data.
Emergency Earthquake Drill
Building Blocks will hold periodic earthquake drills. At the onset of an earthquake alarm, students will follow the instructions of the teacher which are in accordance with the national standards of Duck, Cover, and Hold.
Emergency Fire Drill
Building Blocks will hold regular fire drills. The exit procedure for each classroom will be explained by the teacher. An emergency exit map is located at the entrance to each room. All students must be 50 ft. away from the building.
In the event it is necessary to close the school due to inclement weather conditions (snow, ice, wind), follow North Clackamas School District. If they are closed, we are closed. If they are on a 2 hour delay, we will start at 10:00AM. The school is allowed (3) snow days without making up the classes. Other sources for school closure information are:
Building Blocks will follow North Clackamas School district in regard to closures
Teacher Sick Days
Our teachers are allowed up to three (3) sick/personal days that might affect regular school attendance. In the case of teacher sickness, you will be notified as soon as possible of class cancellation if a substitute teacher cannot be found.
Regular office hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday during the school year. You may leave messages for the school by calling the church office at 503-698- 5555 ext. 111.
Pick-up and Drop-off Policy
Please park and bring your child into the front foyer of the church. The teachers will open the locked doors at precisely 9:00am for morning preschool classes and 12:30pm for afternoon preschool.
Please let the administrator, Linda Huff know if you will be having someone other than the regularly scheduled person pick up your child.
For the security of our children, we have installed locking doors that lead to all of your child’s classrooms. They will remain locked all day.
Our pre-school hours are from 9:00am to 11:30am for morning classes and 12:30pm to 3:00pm for afternoon classes. The doors will be unlocked promptly at the start of each class.
School pictures are taken in the spring of the school year. See school calendar for scheduled picture day. An order form will be sent home with students regarding costs and retake dates.
Building Blocks believes that the primary responsibility for nurturing and training children to become responsible young adults rests with the parents. It is understood that the role of a school is to support, compliment, and encourage godly teaching in the home.
We want to partner with you, all doing our best to “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
The discipline that we learn in school is used to cultivate an understanding of how God has called us to live as Christians. The training they receive is to help each child to move from external control, to self-control, to Spirit-control, all in a loving environment. Discipline also helps to create an environment where maximum learning can take place, and every child has the best opportunity to learn and strive to do his or her best.
The goal of our discipline is to direct students toward acceptable behavior which helps develop self-control and to maintain order necessary to accomplish the academic and social growth desired. We do not see discipline as punishment, but rather correction. Students may be corrected for displaying behavior such as:
Most correction will be handled by the teacher through a progressive discipline policy beginning with a verbal warning, moving to the restricting of a child’s privileges or freedoms. We will make every effort to redirect a child’s behavior before it becomes a problem. Parents will be notified if our redirection or restriction persists.
In cases where a problem persists and there is no behavioral change, a child will be sent to see the director to discuss remaining options. If no progress is made after visiting with the director, the parent will be called and further disciplinary measures discussed.
Students who consistently fail to respond to efforts of correction may be suspended or finally expelled. Much care is taken to ensure that correction is handled properly and without anger. We do not expect perfection from our students but reasonable cooperation.
We have a “no corporal punishment rule” and at NO time are children touched aggressively (squeezing hands, shoulders or spanked, etc.). We will do everything within our resources and power to assure that each child is loved and encouraged as they learn how to act socially with other children and staff and realize it is all part of growing up. We also believe that it is the parent’s responsibility for disciplining their children and will work to encourage them as they raise their children.
Child Abuse Reporting
Building Blocks Christian School takes an active stand against child abuse and follows the Oregon revised child abuse statute ORS419B.005. All suspected child abuse is reported in accordance with the following guidelines.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
Building Blocks Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin.
In consideration of your child and the other children in your child’s classroom, we ask that you refrain from bringing your child to class if they have any of the following conditions and one or more of these symptoms:
Please be sure your child is symptom-free for at least 24 hours and on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before he/she returns to school.
Building Blocks Christian School reserves the right to alter or forego any of the policies listed in this handbook if the administrative team believes other actions would be more beneficial to the students or the school.