September, 1, 2017
Welcome Back! I hope all of you had a fantastic summer!! Our Summer Camp was amazing! The children enjoyed summer camp and all of the fun activities we provided for them. We would like to thank Hiccups the Clown for a fabulous day of magic, face painting and balloons and Cornell Corporate Extension for the Touch Tank Program and teaching us about many different sea animals!!
It is with great sadness to inform you that Miss Claudia Spillane will be leaving Miss Dawn’s Child Care. Her last day will be Thursday, September 14, 2017. Thank you for making Miss Claudia’s time at Miss Dawn’s a wonderful experience. She will miss all of you.
We wish Miss Claudia the best of luck on her new endeavor as she moves on to the next stage of her life, as we know whatever path she chooses she will be successful. We will miss her!
At this time myself and Miss Melissa will be assuming the role of Director / Pre-K Teacher while I am continuing to interview to find the perfect fit for a new Director / Pre-K Teacher.
Miss Melissa will continue to work academically with the children fulfilling the curriculum requirements and provide continuity as she already knows and has a great relationship with all of the children as she has been working closely with Miss Claudia.
This month we will talk about Fall Fruits and Vegetables, Family/Friends, Nutrition and All About Me.
In our Fall Fruits and Vegetables Unit, we will discuss the Fall fruits and vegetable that we eat and use as decoration at this time of the year. We will make many fun projects and decorate our classroom with our works of art!
In our Nutrition Unit, we will discuss all of the good foods that we eat and how to keep our bodies healthy. We will also discuss proper nutrition and what we should eat at each meal.
The Nursery and Preschool Classes will be working on poems, monthly themed artwork, new songs and writing skills with “Handwriting Without Tears”. They will be learning how to write and spell their name, letters, numbers and shapes. We will be working on the letters Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, numbers 1-5, 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!
Everyday at circle time the Toddler Class will be reviewing numbers, letters, colors, shapes and our daily songs. The children also enjoy doing music, movement and exercise everyday and they are really doing well and they love to do their projects too! **TODDLERS will be picked up at the WHITE DOOR (Toddler Class ONLY) This avoids traffic in the hall – Thank you!**
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.
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.
- We are CLOSED: Monday, September 4, 2017 – Labor Day.
- 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.
If anyone would like to donate wipes and/or tissues, we have been going through so many boxes. We appreciate it!
The cooler 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 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; insect repellent, pants / shorts, shirts, socks, and underwear (if needed), shoes (no laces – velcro only) for your child.
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 look for the 2018 closings in next month’s newsletter: http://missdawns.com/miss-dawns-closings/.
Please feel free to email a wonderful review to Miss Dawn at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 September birthday children! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Happy Labor Day!! Thank you for your cooperation.
Sincerely, Miss Dawn, Miss Claudia & Staff