NEWSLETTER “Huntington Location” MAY 2017

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May 1, 2017

HAPPY MAY!!

     We hope everyone had a wonderful April! The children had so much fun learning about Jungle Animals, Spring, Easter, Passover & Plants. We had great fun at our Spring party! Thank you to all who contributed goodies for our party. We look forward to a very fun and exciting May!

may     This month the children will be focusing on Mother’s Day, Butterflies / Birds, Flowers, Zoo / Circus. The children are learning new words during our circle time, such as: Mother, May, Spring, Butterfly, Bird, Flower, Memorial Day and many more.

     The Nursery and Preschool Classes will be working on poems, Holiday 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 on the letters Xx, Yy, Zz, numbers 45-65, colors, patterns, months, seasons. The children also enjoy doing music, movement and exercise everyday. They are really doing well and love to do their projects too! We will be learning colors, patterns, shapes, sounds and seasons.flower

     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!**

     In our Flower Unit we will talk about how seeds sprout and grow.
We will draw and color the different parts of a plant and many different flowers in arts and crafts.mothers day2

     For our Mother’s Day Unit we will talk about the concept of Mother’s Day. Why do we honor and thank our mothers and other special women in our lives. In art, we will make a variety of cards and gifts for moms.bird

     For our Butterflies / Birds Unit we will talk, show, draw, color and paint pictures to explain the different stages of a butterflies life span. We will also discuss different birds and how they build their nest, lay eggs and hatch them. The children also fascinated by how caterpillars turn into butterflies and the rebirth of all animals and plants in the Spring.

     For our Zoo / Circus Unit we will discuss the many zoo and circus animals. The children will dress up, jump and make the different sounds these animals make.

butterfly     The children are working hard to prepare for our “End of the Year“ Animal Adventure Concert on Thursday, June 15th @ 10am. If you could please bring $15.00 cash in an envelope per child to help cover the cost of the shirts and costumes as soon as possible.

     Parents and guests should arrive at the child care no later than 9:45 a.m. Please enter through the playground gate and a teacher will be there to greet you and will be handing out the programs. After you receive your program please find a seat and wait for the concert to begin. We ask you to please go directly to your seats and not to enter the child care to see your child because this may distract the children and they may get upset. We gradswant this to be a fun event for everyone, so if your child gets upset at any point during the concert one of the teachers will walk your child over to you so they can feel comfortable participating in the concert with their parent/parents from your seat. If you are unable to attend the concert and your child needs special attention we have designated teachers to care for your child/children. Please, don’t be discouraged if your child/children doesn’t want to participate. Remember they are young and we don’t want to pressure them into doing something that they don’t feel comfortable about. We are here to have a great time and enjoy the concert. Immediately following the concert there will be refreshments for everyone to enjoy. We hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the show!!

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 price 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.memorial day

     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.

Reminders:

  • We will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th  – Memorial Day
  • Little Star Photography will be photographing the children on Tuesday, May 9th @ 9am.
  • “End of the Year“ Animal Adventure Concert on Thursday, June 15th @ 10am.
  • 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 warm weather is coming soon!!  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 Unknownbrought 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 practice putting on and taking off coats / jackets with your child as we will be practicing in class too. Please bring in wipes and a change of weather appropriate clothes; Jacket, hat, gloves, pants, shirts, socks, and underwear (if needed), shoes (no laces – velcro only) for your child.

flower2     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.

     Please be sure to check the website for the 2017 closings: http://missdawns.com/miss-dawns-closings/.hb-cupcake2

     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!

     Have a wonderful Month. Happy Birthday to all of the May birthday children! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Happy Mother’s Day!! Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Miss Dawn, Miss Claudia & Staff

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