(203) 333-2211
500 State Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

What to Bring



  • 1 set of extra clothing – including pants, shirts, socks, and underwear
  • Jacket – lightweight or winter weight depending on the season
  • Hat & Mittens – in fall/winter
  • Snow Boots & Snow Pants – in winter


Lunch is a time for socialization as well as for developing healthy eating habits and self-help skills. Children should bring their lunches to school in a lunch box or bag labeled with their name. Please send easily self-served lunches, as the children will be getting out their own lunches and unpacking them at the table. State licensing requires that teachers monitor children’s lunches to ensure they are being provided with nutritious meals.
On Fridays, Chef Raquel from A Pinch of Salt, provides a homemade, healthy lunch for all students.


All children should bring a backpack to school. The backpack can be used to hold a lunchbox as well as hats and mittens, if necessary. Parents should check their child’s backpack every afternoon; this is where schoolwork and teacher communications will be sent home.


AJLA will provide every child with a nap cot, including a clean, fitted sheet. On the first day of school, please bring a pillow, blanket, and comfort item that your child can keep with him or her throughout the year.

Please label all items with your child’s name. Children should not bring personal property, such as toys, to school.