Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7th. Lifetouch Photography will take individual pictures, siblings and class groups. There is no payment due up front. About 2 weeks after picture day you will receive a package with the pictures you may then choose to purchase all, some or none of the pictures. If you have any questions please let us know.
The Assistance League of Sacramento will be here on Tuesday October 6th to perform vision screening on all children 3 years and older. Each volunteer has passed a DOJ fingerprint scan and has undergone a training course certified by Prevent Blindness Northern California. You will receive notification only if they have a concern over your child's test results.
We will have our annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30th at 10:00. Children may wear their costumes to school but must have a change of clothes for after. Please remember no masks are weapons may be bought in as part of the costume. Remember to label all pieces of costumes. Let us know if you have any questions.
Our next holiday is Monday, October 12th (Columbus Day). Please check the holiday page of the website for closures for the rest of the year
A few reminders: 1.} Please remember to sign your child in and out every day. (We don't want to call you to come back but will.) 2.} All infant & toddlers need to bring in updated immunization records. 3.} Please keep all work, home and cell phone numbers updated. This is for parents and any other contacts you have listed for us. It is really important that we be able to reach you if we need to. 4.} All children must have a change of clothes left at school daily.
Please make sure your child has a blanket to use at nap daily. It should be able to be placed in their cubby easily. Please take home regularly to launder and bring back the next day.
Wednesday is yoga day for the Butterflies and Caterpillars. Please have your children dressed in clothes they can move easily in. Try not to have tights on for yoga day. Children may bring in yoga mats for the lesson but do not have to.
The butterflies are continuing there work with the zoo-phonics program. They are really getting good at using the sound and signal for their names. If you have any questions about the program don't hesitate to ask.
This month the classes will be working on projects centered around fall, fall harvest, Columbus Day, Fire Safety and Halloween. Take a look at all the wonderful art in each of the classrooms.
Fall fun is the concept for The Lady bugs, Sweet Peas and Grasshoppers this month, too. The Lady bugs and Sweet Peas have a daily circle, art, inside and outside play and lots of stories throughout the day.
A reminder that each month we are sending home a book order form. Scholastic offers a great selection of books at very reasonable prices. The school earns points so that we may increase our library too. Reading together is a wonderful way to strengthen reading skills and instill the love of reading for your child. We are asking for orders to be brought back to the school so we can keep track. Let us know if you have any questions.
Share day for the butterflies is Wednesday. Share for the Bumble Bees and Caterpillars is Tuesday. Remember NO weapons or super hero or related items.Children will not be allowed to share these items. Thank you! Remember that children may not bring in toys or other items except on share day. These items can get lost or broken or cause hurt feelings. Thank you for your help in following this policy. Books or CD's are welcome any day.
We remind parents of our sick policy as stated in your parent handbook as the cold and flu season is upon us. Children may not be at school with (but not limited to) fever, vomiting, diarrhea or continuous cough. Children must be kept home for 24 full hours after being symptom free (without medication). We want parents to know what we are doing at the center to prevent the spread of illness. We diligently sterilize every classroom and it contents repeatedly through the day. We keep an air purifier on. Teachers continue to follow all guidelines for diaper changing and hand washing. There is a bottle of hand sanitizer for adults at the front sign in counter. Parents who are ill are asked to call us from the parking lot and we will bring your child and sign out sheets to you.
When dropping off or picking up your child please remember to pull in from the north driveway and park so that 2 cars can fit side by side. But please allow enough space for the gate to open.) You may also park in the lot to the south of the school. During their business hours please do not use Japanese Service Center's parking lot.
Some meal reminders; we serve breakfast until 8:15, morning snack (between 9:30-10:00), lunch at 11:30 and afternoon snack (about 3:30). We ask that no outside food come into the center for individuals. This includes at breakfast time. At breakfast we ask that children serve themselves one scoop of cereal. They are welcome to seconds and thirds when done with the firsts. Snacks for your child's class group are welcome. We remind you that we have a nut free school. Thank you for understanding and following these policies.
Tuition is due on the first of each month. We do not bill. Remember the full month's tuition is due even if your child misses some days due to vacation or illness. Our costs do not change because a child is gone for a week. We also remind parents that there is a 30 day notice required when removing your child from the center.