Information for Parents

The Parents’ Association


Our parents participate in a variety of ways, from helping in the classroom or library to accompanying class trips and organizing community events, including outreach and fundraising projects.

All parents are members of our Parents’ Association, which is integral to the success of the school. The Parents’ Association is involved in coordinating various events throughout the school year. Parents have endless opportunities to become involved in our school community and lend their expertise, from accompanying students on field trips to being guest speakers and organizing special events.

Daily Life at Mabin


Below you will find everything you need to know about day-to-day school life, including information about holidays, transportation to and from school, our hot lunch program, and more.

Nutrition

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. We also have a hot lunch program available.

Transportation

No transportation is provided to or from school, but it can be arranged privately. Parents are encouraged to carpool, and we will help to arrange this upon request. If you are interested in finding a carpool partner, please contact our team.

Dress Code

There is no official uniform at The Mabin School. Washable clothes that allow for active learning are recommended. We require students to bring a pair of safe, non-marking running shoes, which can be left at school, for use in the gym.

Allergy Policy

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.

Holiday Dates

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. If you would like to see the calendar for the current school year, click here.

Respecting Beliefs

Our school is non-denominational and respect for all beliefs and ethnicities is encouraged and fostered. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns or need any more information, we’d be happy to help!

Snacks & 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.

On the first day of school, all students from Grades 1-6 enjoy a family-style lunch, courtesy of Mabin, to celebrate the new school year. Our hot lunch program begins on the first Friday of school. If you are interested in participating in hot lunch, sign-up is now available at this link. Students who are NOT signed up for hot lunch should be sure to start bringing their own lunches on Friday of the first week of classes.

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.

Please note: Our catering company does its best to provide allergen-free food for our students, but we can never promise to completely eliminate the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, so we appreciate your considerable efforts to help us minimize the risk to our vulnerable students.

Each year, we provide training to staff members in First Aid and Anaphylaxis which interested parents are welcome to join. If you are interested in attending the next Anaphylaxis training, please contact Dayana at dayana@mabin.com.

Allergy Policy

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.

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. 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.