Thanks again for another successful school year. Summertime is here and that means lots and lots of outside time. We’ll also continue to work on our themes as well as review numbers, letters, shapes and colors.
Please make sure your child is at school by 8:45am.
As the weather gets warmer we’ll have unannounced water play. Please bring your child’s swimsuit, towel and sunscreen to keep at school. LABEL ALL TOWELS AND SUNSCREEN!!!! Please wait until the week of 6/12 before bringing in swimsuits. Make sure you have spare clothes at school that are suitable for warmer weather.
Make sure to read, sign and return the attached sunscreen permission slip. Sunscreen WILL NOT be applied unless this form is returned to us with your child’s sunscreen. Each child must have their own sunscreen. Teachers will apply sunscreen after changing into swimsuits and will re-apply in the afternoon as needed. It is the responsibility of the parent to apply sunscreen in the morning before school.
Our staff would like to thank you for all of the Hearts, Flowers, Food and Treats that were sent to us during Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate all the wonderful notes and messages.
During the summer we will be planning a variety of theme days and an occasional field trip. Please make sure you read your newsletter carefully so you know what’s happening throughout the month. Hold on to your newsletter for the entire month so that you can refer to it if needed.
We try our best to schedule theme activities on varying days throughout the month in order for everyone to get a chance to participate. Because we must maintain our child/teacher ratio, we cannot allow schedule changes or drop-ins in order to participate in the theme day. We’ll make sure your child has a chance to participate on his/her days.
Some of our Pre-K friends will exit this month for a summer break before heading off to Kindergarten. We wish them luck as they move on to the big school. This month we’ll also welcome new Preschool and Pre-K students. You may notice new faces and hear about new friends as the summer progresses. Please join us in welcoming our new students and their families.
GROWING YEARS CLOSED
Growing Years will be CLOSED the following dates: July 3rd & 4th, August 11th, September 4th.
Please verbally remind your child’s teacher of any vacation time you will be taking this summer. Just let us know the week before you leave.
If you requested schedule changes for your child during
the SUMMER SESSION these changes will begin June 12th.
PARENT APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
Drop the kids off early and grab some breakfast on Wednesday 5/31 and Thursday 6/1. We’ll have coffee, tea, juice, bagels, fruit, pastry and other goodies to start your day.
The Pre-K will be working very hard in preparation for our graduation ceremony. We’ll reward all our hard work with a pizza party on Thursday 6/1. We’ll watch a movie, eat pizza and have lots of fun! All Pre-K are invited to attend. If your child does not come to school on Thursday’s they’re welcome to attend 10:00am – 12:30pm. Our Pizza Party will be paid for with a portion from the Graduation Fee.
SuperHero Day is Wednesday 6/21. Come to school dressed as your favorite Super Hero or make one up. Be creative with your costume. We love to see costumes created from things around the house. Be prepared to tell us what your super powers are and what your super hero job is.
RED,WHITE & BLUE DAY
Wear the colors of the American flag to school on 6/30.
LOST AND FOUND
Please give it a look to see if any items belong to your child. Items not claimed by 6/9 will be donated.
PHOTO CONSENT FORM
We have made some changes to our photo consent form. Please read, complete and return by Friday 6/16. We’ll be setting up a private photo share site soon so please provide your email address if you would like to be included.
We were busy during the month of May. We came to the end of the alphabet in April and spent time playing alphabet games to review our letters.
We spent time brainstorming all the ways we are physically the same and all the ways we are physically different. We spent time discussing how special it is to look different and that we are all unique and beautiful.
We have been busy working on a life size paper version of ourselves which we will display at our graduation ceremony.
We did some cool art too! We made glitter paintings, car paintings, finger paintings and glitter glued our names.
We are continuing to practice hard for our graduation celebration. We are getting ready for the summer and preparing to say goodbye to some of our friends.
Books We’ve Been Reading
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur by Kallie George
The Nuts Bedtime At The Nuthouse by Eric Litwin
Songs We’ve Singing
The Growing Years Song
I’m Something Special
The Months Of The Year
We Look Forward To A Great Summer!
Miss Ashley & Miss Brittney