Twice monthly a small group from the Housekeeping Committee cleans the classroom. Cleaning teams consist of around four parents and one Captain.
Please note: Once a date and time is set for a cleaning, it is YOUR responsibility, not the captain or co-chairs, to find a replacement if you cannot attend.
Cleaning Responsibilities Include:
- Sweep, scrub, and mop the floors with floor cleaner. Check the cleaning product instruction guide posted in the closet for specific mixing instructions for floor cleaner. Please leave wet mops outside the classroom door (weather permitting). Do not put wet mops back in the closet.
- Vacuum rugs
- Using the canister vacuum, vacuum behind furniture and under radiators
- Dust wood shelves, window sills and radiators
- Clean all tables and chairs
- Check the refrigerator inside and out for any spills
- Dust blinds
- Please utilize the checklists to ensure that all housekeeping duties are completed each time and note if there are any supplies that are running low.
- The safety of the children is dependent upon the cleanliness of our school. Please consider the way you would want your own house cleaned for your family and help clean that way for the GAPNS family.
- Check the cleaning product instruction guide (posted in the closet) for specific mixing instructions for toilet cleaner, sink cleaner, and floor cleaner.
- Pay special attention to the bathroom, it needs to be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.
Please note: The captain for each team is responsible for setting a time to get the cleaning done.
- Get your teams work weeks from the co-chairs. Please inform the Vice President and co-chairs of cleaning dates and any changes.
- Once a work time is set, please notify the other parents of your assigned clean date and of the time.
- Confirm by phone the date and time of the cleaning and then put a reminder in each parent’s GAPNS mailbox.
- Prior to your scheduled cleaning date and time, get the key from the Housekeeping chairperson.
- Please call the co-chairs should you have any problems.
- Inform the co-chairs of any parent who does not participate on his/her given night.
- Please contact the co-chairs when supplies are running low so there is always an adequate supply for the next cleaning day.
- Please utilize the checklists to ensure that all housekeeping duties are completed each time.
The Big Cleans: August, December, March/April
The first Big Clean needs to be completed before the first day of school, at a time convenient for the teaching staff as well as the committee. This is a great time to get the whole team together to familiarize themselves with the school, where the cleaning products can be found, how to mix and utilize the cleaning supplies to ensure maximum usage and the basic responsibilities of the bi-monthly cleaning dates.
- Follow the regular checklist for the bi-monthly cleaning dates for all classrooms.
- Move all large furniture and vacuum, dust, scrub underneath it. jAlso be sure to dust or wash the backside of everything moved.
- Vacuum and shampoo all carpets
- Mop all floors. Waxing will be done professionally, when needed.
- Clean the refrigerator inside and out
- Move everything off of storage shelves above refrigerator and dust shelves well
- Clean out snack cabinet next to refrigerator
- Wash inside of windows
- Wash curtains – this needs to be done at home. Curtains must be hand washed and ironed.
- Play clothes should be washed as per the request of the teaching staff and definitely in December and June.
- Please bring clothes home on a Friday and return them the following Monday, in the morning so the children do not miss out.
- Curtains need to be cleaned once a year, preferably in August.
This is the second Big Clean and needs to be scheduled during the winter break. Only the items on the above checklist need to be completed during this clean.
This is the final Big Clean and needs to be scheduled during the Spring Break. Only the items on the above checklist need to be completed during this clean.