NEWSLETTER “Melville Location” MARCH 2017

MARCHNEWSLETTER

March 1, 2017

HAPPY MARCH!!

march     We hope everyone had a wonderful February! The children had so much fun learning about Groundhog Day, Dental Health, President’s Day and Valentine’s Day. We look forward to a very fun and exciting March!

     This month the children will be focusing on Community HelpersSt. Patrick’s DaySpring, & Farm Animals.

     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 sheepshapes. We will be working on the letters Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, numbers 15-30, colors, patterns, months, seasons. The children are learning new words during our circle time, such as: Spring, March, St. Patrick, Easter and many more. 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.

     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!

firewoman     In our Community Helper Unit we will introduce the concept and will discuss how different groups work together and why community work is important for our communities. Our Community Helper unit will be interesting and the children are excited to meet police people, fire people, etc. We will have a couple of community helpers visit with us this month. We will be learning about their different jobs, uniforms, transportation, and how they help our community.

     For our Farm Animals unit we will learn how farm animals are useful to us and the sounds they make. We will learn how to take care of them, the names of them, their shelters, food and babies.leprachaun

     St. Patrick’s Day is on the way and soon our classroom will be filled with green! The children will be decorating the classroom with pots o’ gold, rainbows, shamrocks, and lucky leprechauns. They will be learning who St. Patrick was and why we celebrate this day. We are practicing patterns with shamrocks. Our school will be celebrating on Friday, March 17th. Please dress your child in green. Miss Dawn will be providing the classes with green bagels and juice. The children will be trying to catch a leprechaun (on the playground weather permitting) and looking for four leaf clovers.

spring     In Our Spring Unit we will learn about all of the plants and animals that will come back during this time of the year and how the flowers will bloom very soon. We will make many colorful art projects to decorate our class, come in and find your child’s.singing

     The children are also starting to prepare for our “end of the year “ concert in June. The concert date will be given out in next month’s newsletter. If you could please bring $15.00 cash in an envelope per child to help cover the cost of the shirts and costumes for graduation as soon as possible.

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.bird

     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.

Reminders:

  • Our St. Patrick’s Day Party – Friday, March 17th.
  • 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!farm animals

     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/ mittens for your child.

butterfly     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!

     If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Have a wonderful Month and Happy Birthday to all of the children born in March and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Miss Dawn, Miss Alison & Staff

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