From the Principal’s Office
Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and a sincere thank you to our returning families. We recognize this is a busy time for many families and are using this month’s school newsletter to include reminders on school closures, upcoming events and more. Please read through this newsletter carefully and let us know if you have any questions.
We are very excited to announce that we are now NAEYC Accredited. This stands for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our teachers worked long and hard to prepare for our visit with NAEYC and I am so proud of everything they have done and will continue to do in their classrooms.
We have some new staff with us to start this year off and as of Oct. 7th all of our staff that have been on maternity leave will be back as well. As always we encourage open lines of communication, please be sure to check your child’s cubby box as well as your email and Links to Home for any important announcements. If you even have any questions about what is happening around the school please stop by the office or give us a call. Please make sure your contact information we have on file is correct so you receive these reminders.
Our fall picture days scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. We will have two photographers on site both days to take individual and sibling pictures. The photographers will arrive early to get set up to begin taking pictures about 7:30am and will end each day around 11am. On Monday, Sept. 30th Infant 1 and 2, Beginner and Pre-K classes will get their pictures taken. On Tuesday, Oct. 1st Infant 3, Toddlers and Intermediate will get theirs done. Flyers have gone out for you to make your background selections and return on picture day.
Please be sure you are signing your child in and out each day using the dedicated ipad at the front desk. You should sign in when you come into the building and out after you have collected your child from their classroom. If you do not have a PIN to use when signing in and out please see me and I can get that set up for you.
With the shift from summer to fall, now would be the perfect time to go through your child’s cubby and clear our the miscellaneous papers that have collected and to make sure there is a change of clothes.
Information for Consumer Product Safety recalls:
Website – http://www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls
September 26 – Back to School Open House 6-7pm
September 30 – Picture Day – Infant 1, 2, Beginners and Pre-K
October 1 – Picture Day – Infant 3, Toddlers and Intermediate
Labor Day – Sept. 2
Veteran’s Day – November 11 – Teacher’s In-Service Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Eve close at noon
New Year’s Eve close at 3pm
New Year’s Day
President’s Day – Teacher’s In-Service Day
From the Education Department
Heidi will attend this year’s Principals Conference Oct. 21-25. If you need anything Rachel will be back from maternity leave and available.
We will have our Halloween Parade and classroom parties on Thursday, Oct. 31st at 3:30pm. The children can bring in their costumes and parade outside around the building and then go to their classrooms for the parties. We will also have a sign up sheet for any parent that would like to participate in Trunk or Treat this year also on Oct. 31st.
Our Fall Professional Development day is scheduled for Monday, November 11. The center will be closed so the teachers can participate in training to stay current in the field of early childhood education.