What another great week of summer camp! The students had a blast learning about our “Deep Sea Dive” theme and some classes have transformed their dramatic play area an ocean area! The preschool students enjoyed a show from Ms. Aprale from Octaves and had fun playing instruments, dancing, and watching her perform!
Camp calendars have been distributed so if you need one, please see the front desk! Our theme for the week is “Arctic Chill!” Please take a moment to look in your child’s class and discover the learning they are doing through their process boards and their work displays!
*Friday, July 3rd: SCHOOL CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY!
*Splash Days: Every Thursday for our Toddler-Prek1 Classes. What to bring:
-change of clothes
-swim diaper (if applicable)
*Sign In/Out Mandatory
-We have recently been audited on our policies and procedures and need to improve with our Sign In/Out book. Parents are mandated to sign their child in and out every morning and evening. The binder can be found up front. If you have any questions, please speak to someone at the front desk.
*Withdrawal Policy/Change in Schedule
-We have had numerous questions regarding our withdrawal policy. I have attached it for your review. Please CLICK HERE to review.
– It’s that time of the year again. If you would like our teachers to apply afternoon sunscreen on your child, please ensure you complete a Cream Authorization Form which can be found up front.
-We have had numerous instances where a child is in need of extra clothes lately and they do not have extra clothes in their cubby. Please make sure you have 2 sets of spare clothes that are weather appropriate for your child. Underwear, pants, shirts, socks, and possibly shoes (especially if potty training) are requested!
*Vacation Requests: Our vacation request binder is located at our front office. If you have any questions regarding receiving your credit, please see someone at the front desk and we will be more than happy to help!
-Please CLICK HERE to review our policy.
*Sick Policy: To ensure the health and safety of all of our children and staff, please remember to adhere to our sick policy which states: “a child must be free of all symptoms without medication for at least 24 hours before he/she can be returned to school. Following an illness, a child may return to school once he/she has either been seen by a doctor or it has been determined that the illness is not contagious. (A doctor’s clearance may be requested).” All of us truly appreciate your support with this matter!
*Toys from home are not permitted at school. Please refrain from allowing your child to bring in toys from home, unless it is their scheduled show and share day or a stuffed animal for nap time. Toys from home can get lost, be broken, stolen, etc… and can cause fighting among the children.
*A gentle reminder that payment is due the Friday before the following week! If payment is received after noon on Monday, a late payment fee of $25 will be assessed.
It is our commitment to support the needs of your child(ren), your family, and the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you always for your continued support.
Jinie Kang, Principal
Donisha Missick, Assistant Principal
07/03/15: SCHOOL CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY!
**PLEASE LOOK THROUGH THE SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR PROVIDED FOR YOUR CHILD ABOVE TO SEE ALL THE GREAT ACTIVITIES WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THEM ALL SUMMER!**
Fun Ways to Keep Your Child
Engaged in Learning this Summer
Summer offers unique opportunities for children to learn through fun, multi-sensory experiences. Our teachers continue to use our Links to Learning curriculum to help children develop new skills throughout the summer.
Here are some examples of types of activities we will be doing this summer, as well as ideas for you and your child to do at home.
In the classroom: Our teachers provide numerous opportunities for multi-sensory exploration. Infants spend tummy time in the grass, splash their hands at the water table and feel and taste summer fruits.
At home: Fill a small bowl with water and place it in front of your child. Allow him to splash his hands in the water. Practice hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill development by adding toys and encouraging your child to retrieve them.
TODDLERS (ages 1-2):
In the classroom: In the toddler years, children begin to play together with their peers. They practice sharing toys and cooperating in learning centers. Research shows that by nurturing connections with others, toddlers learn how to form friendships, communicate their emotions and deal with challenges.
At home: Encourage sharing skills by taking turns blowing bubbles with your child, doing the Hokey Pokey, or drawing pictures using sidewalk chalk.
BEGINNERS (ages 2-3):
In the classroom: Our Beginner students use math and science while participating in fun outdoor activities. For instance, they predict and test the buoyancy of toys at the water table, and count how many will float and how many will sink.
At home: During bath time or in a baby pool, continue the exploration of what sinks and what floats. Bring a small assortment of toys and ask your child to guess which items will sink or float.
INTERMEDIATES (ages 3-4):
In the classroom: Intermediates take advantage of the warm summer weather by strengthening their gross motor skills. They practice pedaling on a tricycle, throwing and catching balls, playing hopscotch and walking on balance boards.
At home: Play follow the leader around your neighborhood or at a nearby park. Have your child try skipping, galloping, hopping, marching and jogging.
PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5):
In the classroom: Teachers make reading and writing more engaging and fun by moving learning outdoors. For example, our older preschoolers go on a nature walk, write about their experience in their journals, and share their journal entries with the class.
At home: Increase your child’s interest in writing by bringing various writing materials outside, such as crayons and paper or colored sidewalk chalk. Ask your child to draw and label what he sees.
During the summer months, we provide many opportunities for students to explore their interests, learn to their full potential, and express themselves creatively. These hands-on experiences lead to growth in all areas of development as children transition into elementary school and beyond.
– Lauren Starnes, PhD – Director of Early Childhood Education