We want parents to be aware that we will be closing on Ceaser Chavez Day (March 31st) but will remain open on Columbus Day in October. Our annual Staff training is set for Thursday, April 21st (closed at 12:30) and Friday, April 22nd (closed all day). The holidays for the rest of the year are listed on the holiday page of this website.
Thank you to the families who supported the Sees sale in February. We will have one more sale this month for Spring. This will be the last Sees sale until November. The orders are due on March10th and the candy will be in the following week. The money raised goes towards staff training and The Week of the Young Child.
As it gets warmer in the afternoons please make sure to check for your child's coat or sweater at the end of the day. We are getting quite a collection again. Remember to label please. Also if you would like sunscreen applied to your child in the afternoons please send in a bottle.
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. (If needed we will call parents to bring in a change of clothes)
Please make sure your child has a blanket to use at nap daily. (just one please) It should be able to be placed easily in their cubby. Please take home regularly to launder and bring back the next day.
Wednesday is yoga day for the Butterflies, Caterpillars and Blue Bees. (subject to change if needed) 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.
Tuesday is Italian day! (Also subject to change) Each preschool class has an Italian lesson followed by an art project. We have added words pertaining to family members and relationships as well as reviewing colors, numbers and body parts. We will be continuing with names of foods and doing some cooking projects. Check out the Italian boards in each preschool classroom.
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 and 3 letter words. If you have any questions about the program don't hesitate to ask. The butterflies are going "down on the farm this month." We will be investigating what happens on a farm. We also will be finishing the first time through the alphabet with the zoo phonics program. We will celebrate with a picnic at the park. During the spring the butterflies will be going on walks through the neighborhood and to the park.
The Caterpillars are working hard on handwriting with names, numbers and the letter of the week. They review names, letters, numbers and calendar each day at circle with various activities. Spring has Sprung in the Caterpillar room! Check out all our wonderful art projects.
The Bees work daily with colors, shapes, name recognition, numbers and counting. They have table time with manipulative activities daily. The Bees are also going to be doing projects relating to spring, St. Patrick's day and Easter along with the concept for the month JUNGLE ANIMALS!
The Lady bugs and Sweet Peas have a daily circle, art, inside and outside play and lots of stories throughout the day. Sweet peas are sung and read to throughout the day as well as having tummy time and baby massage. Sweet peas do simple art projects that double as language and sensory opportunities. All infant groups have projects planned for spring, St Patrick's Day and Easter.
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. Leave in your car. 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 and lunches are prepared and set out so the children serve themselves. We encourage a "happy bite" of all foods and talk about how taste buds change. Snacks for your child's class group are welcome especially to celebrate their birthdays. 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, holidays or illness. Our costs do not change because a child is gone for a week. Also please remember that for those children who do not attend 5 days a week there is no trading of days. We also remind parents that there is a 30 day notice required when removing your child from the center.