NEWSLETTER “Huntington Location” DECEMBER 2017

December

December, 1, 2017

Unknown     HAPPY DECEMBER!! Last month the children focused on Fall, Forest Animals, Five Senses, Good Health, and Thanksgiving. The children had so much fun at the Thanksgiving Feast. THANK YOU to all who contributed to making our party a wonderful success!images

     December has arrived, all too quickly. The children have a sense of anticipation and excitement for the upcoming holiday season. This month we will discuss Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Year’s. We will also be continuing to work on numbers, letters, shapes, colors, days of the week, months, and weather.

Unknown     The  Nursery and Preschool Classes will be working on poems, Winter themed artwork, new songs, writing skills with “Handwriting Without Tears”, learning how to write and spell their name, letters, numbers and shapes. We will be working with the letters Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, and numbers 70 – 90, colors, patterns, months, seasons. The children are learning new words during our circle time, such as, December, Snow, Holiday, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and New Year’s Day. The children also enjoy doing music, movement and exercise everyday. They are really doing well and love to do their projects too!Unknown-1

     Everyday at circle time the Toddler Class will continue name Recognition, Shapes, Numbers, Colors and Alphabet Recognition. The children also enjoy doing music, movement and exercise everyday. They are really doing well and love to do their projects too! **TODDLERS will be picked up at WHITE DOOR (Toddler Class ONLY) This avoids traffic in the hall – Thank you!**

Unknown-2    In our Christmas Unit, the children will be learning all about the traditions of Christmas and why we get presents and who brings them to us. We will make many fun projects and decorate our classroom with our works of art!Unknown-3

     In our Hannukah Unit, the children will be learning why Hannukah is celebrated and all of the items that are part of the tradition of the holiday. We will make many projects to decorate our class.

Unknown-3      In our Kwanza Unit we will be discussing the traditions and items of the holiday and why they are important. Look around and see if you can find your child’s work.

     In our New Year’s Unit, we will be discussing how one year ends and another begins and how the year changes. We will learn how different places celebrate this Holiday. Please be sure to look around the classroom for your child’s art projects as you come in.

holiday party     Our annual “Holiday Party” will be held on Friday, December 22nd @ 11am. All are welcome! A sign-up sheet for goodies will be posted up if you would like to bring something for the party. Our special holiday visitor will be appearing at the party. He will be bringing presents for all of the children. Thank you!

We are asking each parent to bring in a wrapped present for their child/children with their child’s name on it no later than December 11th. The gift should only cost around $10.

money         We now have Quick Pay – The new and easy way to pay your child’s tuition! This is available through an email invoice which will be sent to you monthly. The directions are on our website for online and automatic payments, please refer to the e-flier for a direct link and instructions. If you are interested in Direct Deposit from your bank it is now available, please contact Dawn for further information.

     Please don’t forget, each month tuition is the full tuition  images-3price and due on the 1st, no later than the 10th. A late fee of $35 will be charged for any payments made after the 10th of the month and the provided Credit Card will be charged on the 11th of the month with a 3% processing fee unless other arrangements have been made between the parent and provider in writing.

Please be sure to watch or check online Channel 12 News or call the schools voicemail, and we now have an automated phone message for any days we will be closed or for important information.

Don't ForgetReminders:

  • We are CLOSED Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26 – Christmas and Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day.
  • Our Holiday Party and Visit from a Special Guest will be Friday, December 22nd @ 11am. **Please remember your child’s gift**
  • Please call if your child will be absent as soon as possible. Please pick your children up on time. Overtime pay will be $1.00 a minute for each minute after 6:00 pm. If your child will be absent or if you will be late picking up, please advise the staff as soon as possible – thank you.
  • Tuition payments are due on the first and no later than the 10th of the month unless otherwise arranged. Full Tuition price is due each month, there is no price adjustment when your child is absent, school closings or vacations.
  • Please send in only breakfast, 2 healthy snacks (morning snack and afternoon snack) and lunch as per the OCFS Meal and Snack Regulations.
  • Breakfast is served until 9:15am. If you arrive after this time please ensure your child has been fed breakfast at home.
  • Please remember our Health Care Policy: Children MUST be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please remember to bring a doctors note to school if you brought your child to the doctor.

tissue     If anyone would like to donate wipes and/or tissues, we have been going through so many boxes. We appreciate it!

     The cold weather is here!!  The children will be going outside twice a day as weather permits. Please dress your child appropriately and label ALL items (with child’s first and last name) that are brought to the school and also bring in an extra change of clothes too. To ensure safety, please have your child wear sneakers everyday, no open shoes, flip flops, or crocs as they are not safe for the playground. Please bring in wipes and a change of weather appropriate clothes; pants, shirts, socks, and underwear (if needed), shoes (no laces – velcro only), jacket, hat and gloves for your child.Unknown-1

     Please remember to return sippy cups, bedding and blankets on Monday’s after bringing them home to be washed. **For the safety of the children please DO NOT send in GLASS containers as they break**

     We please ask that all children leave their toys and jewelry home as we encourage sharing of the schools toys. This will ensure their safety and we do not want the children to be upset if an item may get lost or broken.

images     Please check the website for the 2018 closings: http://missdawns.com/miss-dawns-closings/.

     Please feel free to email a wonderful review to Miss Dawn at: missdawnschildcare@gmail.com if you haven’t already and your child will receive a surprise! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful parents who have written a testimonial for us, it is greatly appreciated!images-4

     Have a wonderful Month. Happy Birthday to all of the December birthday children! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Have a safe and Blessed Holiday and a Happy and Prosperous 2018!! Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Miss Dawn, Miss Melissa & Staff

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