NEWSLETTER “Melville Location” NOVEMBER 2017


November 1, 2017

november     Happy November! Last month the children learned about Halloween, Fall, Columbus Day, Fire Prevention and Safety. The children had so much fun dressing up in their Halloween Costumes and enjoyed the party. THANK YOU to all who contributed to making our party a wonderful success!

     November has arrived and the children have a sense of anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. This month we will talk about Fall and Forest Animals, Five Senses, Good Health, and Thanksgiving. We will also be continuing to work on numbers, letters, shapes, colors, days of the week, months, and weather.scarecrow

     The Nursery and Preschool Classes will be working on poems, Fall 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 Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, and numbers 11 – 15, 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 doing an apple graph and reading apple stories!

sunflower     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!

    In our Fall and Forest Animals Unit, the children will be learning all of the different animals that hibernate for the winter, such as, bears, turtles, chipmunks, etc. We will make many fun projects and decorate our classroom with our works of art!

     In our Five Senses Unitthe children will be touching different objects; for example, cotton &turkey sandpaper to learn the difference between soft and rough. They are smelling, and tasting different foods, such as apples and oranges. They are listening to different sounds of instruments and music and of course they are seeing everything around them. We will make many projects to decorate our class.

      In our Good Health Unit we will be discussing why it is important, and what we should do to keep our body healthy and the many healthy foods we can eat to stay strong and grow.

peanuts     In our Thanksgiving Unit, we will be discussing Thanksgiving, Native Americans and their food. The children will be making many projects for Thanksgiving. Please be sure to look around the classroom for your child’s art projects as you come in.

     Our annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd. A sign-up sheet is hung up for anyone that would like to donate a goodie for the party. We will be gathering for a feast and the children will be sampling the different foods used by the Native Americans and the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving feast. Please be creative with the healthy snacks, Thank you!

     As part of our focus on Thanksgiving, our class is collecting non-perishable food items to happy thanksgivingfill a “Giving Basket”. The basket of food will be donated to a family in need in time for Thanksgiving. As the food is collected, our class will take inventory on the contents of the basket to practice our counting and categorizing skills. Your contribution in this effort will be greatly appreciated. If you can, please send the food item in as soon as you can or no later than Friday, Nov. 17th.

     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.

veterans day     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.

Don't ForgetReminders:

  • We are CLOSED Friday, Nov. 10 – Veteran’s Day and Thursday/Friday, Nov. 23, 24 – Thanksgiving.
  • Our Thanksgiving Feast will be Wednesday November 22nd.
  • 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 Unknownchange 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.

     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**Unknown

     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 check the website for the 2018 closings:

     Please feel free to email a wonderful review to Miss Dawn at: if you haven’t already and your child will receive nov cakea 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 November birthday children! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Miss Dawn, Miss Alison & Staff



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