On Friday October 31st we will have our annual Halloween parade through the school @ 10:00. The children may wear their costumes to school but must bring a change of clothes for after the parade. Please remember no masks or weaponsmay be used as part of the costume. Parents are welcome to come to watch. If you have any questions please let a staff member know.
The city is replacing a water main this month in the neighborhood. There might be some construction work in front of the school. You will be able to get to the school by going all the way down Seamus until it ends at Piedmont, turn right and then come down either Casiliada or Apollo.
A reminder that each month we will be 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.
As listed on the holiday page of our website we will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th. Our holidays for the rest of 2014 are November 11 (Veteran's Day), Thanksgiving Holidays (November 26th @ 12:30, all day on November 27th and 28th), Christmas Holidays (December 24th, 25th & 26th), New Year's Eve (December 31st)
Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th. There is no money due up front. You will receive a pack of pictures about 2 weeks after pictures are taken and may choose to buy no pictures or all pictures.
The preschooler classes are working on Fall, fire safety, Columbus Day and Halloween this month. All classes have a letter of the week program they work on. The bumble bees and caterpillars is art and visually based but the caterpillars add manuscript writing to their program. The Butterflies add the Zoo-phonics program to theirs. It is fun watching them start to use their zoo-phonics to sound out words.
The Infant and toddler groups are also working on Fall, Harvest, Fire safety, Columbus Day and Halloween this month. We are enjoying looking at the 'posters' the parents have been sending in. Please remember to send in immunization updates every time your child receives one. Thank you.
Share day for the butterflies is Thursday. 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 should 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.
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.) Also our wonderful neighbors @ Fresh & Quick Catering allow us to use their lot however they do ask that you use the spaces facing Riverside Blvd and not along the building or the fence separating our properties. 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. Snacks for your child's class group are welcome. We remind you that we have a nut free school. Thank you for understanding these policies..
We remind parents to 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.
Remember to check coat racks for coats, jackets and sweaters you may have left. We have quite a collection right now. Please label all coats and sweaters.
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.