From the Principal’s Desk:
We are so excited for summer to get here because that means it is time for Summer Camp!
What is summer camp?
As a continuation of our Links to Learning® curriculum, Preschool camp offers a fun-filled summer program for children 1 to 5. Each week preschoolers jump into action, participating in fun and exciting activities and special events.
Our preschoolers have the opportunity to expand their horizons during the summer, embarking on new adventures, and having fun! We create a summer experience that is unforgettable!
Each week campers will engage in relevant, meaningful experiences that allow them to construct new knowledge while connecting to prior knowledge from their own experiences.
Although we want the children to have the best summer possible, we can’t forget about all they’ve learned during the school year.
Our Links to Learning ® summer curriculum is designed to review and strengthen skills taught during the school year. Various academic activities will be integrated throughout your child’s daily summer experience.
Passport to Adventure activities will inspire your child to engage, explore, create and stay active this summer!
Here is a sneak preview of our June calendar. We know the students are going to love every minute of summer camp.
You can click here for our June Camp Calendar
Thanks for all you do.
Please be sure to wash your child’s hands upon entering the classroom.
If your child has received any new immunizations, please make sure we have an updated record in your child’s file.
All outside food must be store bought.
Inform the front office if your emergency contact information changes.
Please sign your child in and out each day.
Label all your child’s belongings.
Please put appropriate foot wear on your child for active play.
It is time for our Summer ANCILLARY PROGRAMS
Daisy Dance is a ballet, tap and a creative movement dance program designed to teach children a life long love of movement and provide a foundation for all dance genres. Daisy Dance will return in September.
Wednesday Morning: Music For Little Ones is an original approach that successfully engages active preschoolers in musical activities, in order to enhance their overall development. The new session begins on 6/3/15 .
Wednesday Afternoon: T.O.T (Teams of Tomorrow) is an awesome training program that focuses on basketball handling and dribbling skills. The onsite classes are fun, educational and active. TOTS will be returning in September.
Thursday Morning: Soccer Shots is a popular non-competitive youth soccer program. This program teaches confidence, fun, character, teamwork, coordination and imagination. Our Summer session will start on 6/11/15.
Friday Morning: King Tiger Tae Kwon Do is taught according to individual needs and levels of skills.Students begin to establish, and actually achieve, personal goals. Students learn that, by setting realistic goals and applying dedication and hard work, anything is possible. They develop confidence! The virtues of Respect, Concentration, Discipline, and Motivation are the characteristics of a truly confident individual.
We will have a summer session but we do not have the dates confirmed at this point.
The teachers and I would like to thank all the parents that helped make our staff appreciation week absolutely fabulous. We enjoyed every aspect from the snacks, the flowers, the yummy brunch, to the candy bar and the wonderful heart felt messages. So thank you for being wonderful and active parents. You made this week so special to all of us.
From the Education Department:
25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child
Whatever your child’s age, it is important to continue shared reading experiences even during summer. Reading together frequently has been shown to have a profound positive influence on vocabulary acquisition, speech development and listening skills.
Below are some age-appropriate books to read with your child this summer.
- Welcome Summer by Jill Ackerman & Nancy Davis
- Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
- Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz
- Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney
- Baby Loves Summer! By Karen Katz
TODDLERS (ages 1-2)
- Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
- Monkey Ono by J. C. Phillips
- 1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue DiCicc
- Get Happy by Malachy Doyle & Caroline Uff
- The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna
BEGINNERS (ages 2-3)
- Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
- I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
- Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan
- Biscuit Visits the Big City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
- Island Counting 1, 2, 3 by Frane Lessac
INTERMEDIATES (ages 3-4)
- Mouses’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
- Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey
- Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
- Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
- The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5)
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
- How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
- Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
- Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London
- P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler
By experiencing a literacy-rich environment, both at school and at home, our students are prepared to become successful, confident readers in elementary school and beyond.
– Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education