June Newsletter

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.


Please verbally remind your child’s teacher of any vacation time you’ll be taking this summer. Just let us know the week before you leave.


Growing Years will be CLOSED the following dates.
July 3rd & 4th, August 11th and September 4th.


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 Maple and Willow friends will exit this month for a summer break and return in the fall. We’ll also welcome new Preschool and Pre-K students throughout the summer. 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.

Some of our Maple and Willow friends will be transitioning into the Pre-k class during the summer. You will be notified of when, which group and sign in/out procedures in a letter that will be sent home prior to your child’s move. The Willow Group will become part of the Pre-K class beginning June 12th. If you have any questions regarding your child’s move into the Pre-K, feel free to speak to Shalimar.

If you requested schedule changes for your child during
the SUMMER SESSION, these changes will begin June 12th.


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 Maples and Willows will have a Pizza Party on Thursday 6/8 to celebrate their year in the Preschool Class and the start of the Summer! ALL MAPLES AND WILLOWS ARE INVITED! If your child does not come to school on Thursday’s they’re welcome to join us from 10:30am – 12:30pm.


Super Hero 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.


Wear the colors of the American flag to school on 6/30.


Please give it a look to see if any items belong to your child. Items not claimed by 6/9 will be donated.


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.

May was filled with lots of fun activities and celebrations!

We helped raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the Trike-A-Thon. We worked really hard to finish as many laps as we could. Together our school donated $1,130!

We also…scooped and poured colored rice in our sensory table, practiced writing our name, talked about what we want to be when we grow up, conducted cool science experiments, measured to see how much we grew this year, played with kinetic sand, read lots of new stories, celebrated Cinco De Mayo with a Fiesta, made fancy presents for our mommy, shared our crazy hats, painted with our feet, learned about insects and watched our ladybugs and butterflies go through their metamorphosis.

This month we’ll learn some new songs, read some great stories, have some fun theme days, welcome new Preschool friends into our class, and spend lots of time outside in the sunshine.

Songs We’ve Been Singing

Five Little Ducks
Five Green And Speckled Frogs
Skinna Marink-Spanish Version
Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light
Yellow Butter Purple Jelly

Books We’ve Been Reading

Chicks And Salsa by Aaron Reynolds
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges
The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

We Look Forward To A Great Summer!

Miss Shalimar, Miss Heather
Miss Roxann, Miss Charlotte