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July News

Dear Parents,

We have had a fantastic start to our summer camp program!  The children are learning while having a great time.

Our school-age campers are in the process of planning for a fundraising event outside on our walking path to support the Lehigh County Humane Society.  Please ask them for more details.  At the end of the summer they will get to hand deliver all of the donations they have received.  Throughout the summer, many different activities will be happening to help benefit this important cause.

Our in-house campers are really busy with our special guests and water days.  Please make sure to speak to your child’s teacher for specific details.  You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun things we have planned.

Finally, next month we will have our End of Summer Celebration.  Everyone is invited!  Our school-age campers will have a performance planned that you will never forget.

Please continue to check your emails regularly, as well as, the front lobby parent board for the most current information.

It is exciting to see all of the positive things we have ahead of us! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Some additional reminders:

We are a PEANUT FREE facility. If you bring any food for your child, please make sure it does not contain nuts.
Parent Referral Program. Did you know if you refer a family, you could receive up to a free week’s worth of tuition after 3 months?
Illness Policy: If your child is sent home with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they must be 24 hours symptom and medication free before returning to school.
Have a great day!

Michele Somishka

From the Education Department

25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child
– Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –
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 DiCicco
• 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
• 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


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