Safety Security Policy
Sick Child Policy
Determine to Raise Godly Children
Welcome to our Awana Club. We are eager to begin our season and know it will be filled with truths of God's Word, as well as, fun and excitement. Awana Club meetings are brimming with life-enriching experiences for young people. They provide consistent positive experiences stressing strong spiritual and moral value. Clubbers learn the reality of God and are trained and equipped to serve Him. Awana Clubs offer parents the valuable influence of a wholesome peer group for their children.
It's an organization filled with leaders and helpers who genuinely love and care for their children - your children!
For reasons that are evident in the smiles and happy faces of boys and girls worldwide, you will want your son or daughter to attend Awana Club as much as they will want to attend. Parents are always welcome to come and observe the Club meetings. As a matter of fact, we strongly encourage it! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity of showing God's love to your children! Building lives together. 'Because Kids Matter to God'
In Christ's Service,
Please make sure your child brings their Bible to every club meeting. If he or she does not own one please let us know.
Please make sure your child brings their AWANA Handbook to every club meeting.
Please make sure your child wears their uniform shirt or vest to every club meeting. This shows uniformity which kids love, plus it is great place to display their awards which they can obtain when they complete their AWANA Book sections.
Make sure your child wears sneakers as there is a lot of running while playing games and this helps with their safety.
Please place your child’s name on everything - Bibles, Books, & shirts. Bibles and Books constantly get left behind, and we are unable to figure out who owns them when they are not marked.
Regarding the AWANA Handbook - your child will be completing achievements while at the club meetings, but it is suggested that your child work in their book while at home with your help. They need assistance memorizing their verses, and completing their work. When they come to the meeting they will get credit for them and they will earn shares (points) which they can use to purchase items at our Shares Store Event which is during the season (Share Stores have 4; T&T have 2, and Cubbies have 1) Plus they get awards for completing those same sections. 2 great reasons! But there is another reason.
Again regarding the AWANA Handbook - remember completing achievements is not a race. Remember your child will have the whole year to complete it. We want the children to take their time going through the book and to obtain knowledge and understanding from it, and from God's Word. Now that is the Best reason of them all!
Please follow the Drop-Off / Pick-Up procedure which has been implemented **(See Safety/Security Policy below)**This is for safety and security reasons. Plus we want to get to know you too!
Please R.S.V.P. with permission slips when it is requested - it makes planning things a lot easier for us.
Please make sure you ask your child about Activity/Event Notices they may have been sent home with.
Bring a friend! Your child can bring a friend to the club meeting.
SAFETY / SECURITY POLICY
Your child's safety is of utmost importance to us. We will be strictly enforcing our policy regarding how children are dropped off and released from the care of AWANA workers to a parent or guardian.
DROP OFF: No earlier than 6:15pm
ALL Clubbers MUST CHECK-IN every week at their specific Check-in tables:
Puggles in Nursery
Sparks in the Academy Building #4
Cubbies & T&Ts in the Gym
PICK-UP: @ 8:15pm
ALL Puggles will be picked up in the Nursery and be signed-out by a parent only!
ALL Cubbies will be picked up in the Cubbies Room in the gym.
ALL Sparks will be escorted back to their Academy classrooms.
ALL T&T children will picked up in the gym.
The PICK-UP MUST be done, IN PERSON – BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN ONLY !
NO SIBLINGS PLEASE! Your child will not be released to an older sibling.
Pick-up MUST be from INSIDE THE BUILDING ONLY!
There will be no exceptions! Not even for Awana Leaders!
Early Dismissal - Any child that must leave early MUST be picked up by a parent or a guardian and it MUST be witnessed by an AWANA worker. The AWANA worker will then record this event in the official AWANA Logbook.
**Children will not be permitted to go to the parking lot unescorted**
I trust that any inconvenience this may cause you is compensated by knowing that we want to maintain a safe and secure environment for your child.
This is the COVENANT that we want to make with you:
The bottom line is that you (the parent or guardian) visibly release your children into our care and at the end of AWANA we visibly release them back to you.
SICK CHILD POLICY
Your child's health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.
Due to the Swine Flu and other illnesses that seem to go around during the school year, we at Awana have developed a simple policy to make sure that your child and others will less likely get infected by other sick children and that they stay as healthy as possible.
We are asking simply that:
If your child is ill – (runny nose, fever, rash, coughing…etc) DO NOT BRING THEM TO AWANA.
If you do bring your sick child to Awana - YOU WILL BE ASKED TO TAKE THEM HOME.
If you bring your sick child and leave them at Awana and a leader brings it to my attention – YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AND ASKED TO RETURN TO PICK THEM UP.
If you are an Awana Leader and you are ill - DO NOT ATTEND AWANA.
Please be considerate to others and use common sense.
Please remember this is to protect your child too!
We want to make sure your child has a wonderful experience, each and every week, while they are at Awana.
We want to keep them as safe and as healthy as possible for you because they are your ‘precious gifts from God’.
Let us protect them together!
Let us make this a great, safe and healthy Awana Season!
DETERMINE TO RAISE GODLY CHILDREN
WHO EXPERIENCE HIS BLESSING AND FAVOR
1. CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING AND REWARD FROM GOD
“Children are a gift from God; they are His reward.” Psalm 127:3
2. CHILDREN ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP, CREATED WITH DEVINE PURPOSE.
“For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
3. HELP YOUR CHILDREN DEVELOP A GODLY SELF-IMAGE
“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am
fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14
4. CHILDREN NEED TO GUARD AGAINST TEMPTATION
“So be careful. If you are thinking, “Oh, I would never behave like that” – let this be a warning to you. For
you too may fall into sin.” 1 Corinthians 10:12
5. HELP YOUR CHILDREN FOCUS ON PLEASING GOD
“So we make it our goal to please God.” 1 Corinthians 5:9
6. KNOW YOUR CHILDREN’S FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS
“Do not be misled; ‘Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
7. FILL YOUR CHILDREN’S MINDS AND HEARTS WITH WHOLESOME THINGS.
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and good, and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and
dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.”