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June Education News

From the Principal’s Desk

I can hardly believe that I am writing our last newsletter for the school year! This school year has gone by so fast!  We will wrap up the school year on June 10 and launch a great summer camp filled with fun and education activities.  In June we will also celebrate our Dad’s for Father’s Day!

Hope you all have a great month!

Tawni S. Mosley, Principal


In this Issue

  • Important Dates for June
  • Summer Camp Information
  • Educational Article


Important Dates in June

  • June 1 – Tuition’s Due
  • June 8 – Pre K Graduation
  • June 9 – Happy Birthday Miss Tawni!
  • June 13 – First Day of Summer Camp!  Wear your Summer Camp T-shirt!!
  • June 13 – Kona Ice Visit!
  • Every Monday – Field Trip Day – Wear your Summer Camp T-shirt every Monday!
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday – Splash Day!  Wear your swimsuit to school and cool down in the sprinklers! Please have your child come to school in their swim gear, sunscreen, and water shoes.  Bring to school a change of clothes and a towel in your child’s summer camp bag.
  • Every Wednesday: Soccer Classes
  • Occasional Wednesdays: Additional Field Trip Day!
  • Every Friday:  Amazing Athlete’s Classes

Summer Camp News

On June 13, we will begin our Summer Camp program for our Beginners – Pre K programs.  Our theme this year is Time To Shine. On Mondays when it is ‘field trip’ day, we would like all students to wear their Summer Camp t-shirt.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will have Water Play Day. On Water Play Days, send your child to school wearing their swim suit, sunscreen and water shoes.  Send in a towel and change of clothes in your child’s Summer Camp bag.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions!  Thank you!


Building Your Child’s Sense of Family Belonging


Relationships with family members play an important role as children begin to develop a sense of self.  When they feel a sense of identity and belonging within their own families, children are better able to grow emotionally, make friends, and appreciate and accept the diversity of others.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to share activities that celebrate the importance of family.

Below are age appropriate activities that we implement in the classroom, as well as activities you can do with your child at home.


In the classroom: Teachers use baby sign language to help children identify and eventually verbalize names for their family members. When parents enter the classroom, teachers say, “Look! Here’s Sophia’s mommy,” while also signing “mommy.” They work with parents to learn specific names used at home and then use those names in the classroom.

At home: Use baby sign language as you come across names of family members in books and songs. To sign “mommy,” tap your thumb on your chin repeatedly. To sign “daddy,” tap your thumb on your forehead repeatedly. Remember to say the word aloud as you sign.

Recommended reading: Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric Hill, Are You my Mother? by PD Eastman

BEGINNERS (ages 2-3):

In the classroom: By age two, children begin to learn the names of extended family members, such as grandmother, uncle and cousin. They practice using these words as they talk about their families.  After sorting stuffed animals by type, teachers might say, “This is the horse’s family. He has a big family. Who’s in your family?”

At home: Give your child play dough and encourage him to create the members of his family. Afterward, ask him to count and name them. This activity helps him conceptualize that multiple people make up his entire family and gives you insight into what family means to your child at his particular point in development.

Recommended reading: On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott, Oonga Boonga by Frieda Wishinsky


In the classroom: As children read stories about diverse families, teachers encourage them to share unique details about their own families. For example, teachers might ask, “Who has a sister?” or “Who has a pet?” Afterward, students create charts with the information.

At home: Have each member of your family make a thumbprint using finger paint on a piece of paper side by side. Then, ask your child to compare the various sizes, and guess which thumbprint belongs to each person. As they talk about their family members, they begin to appreciate what makes their family unique.

Recommended reading: Clifford’s Family by Norman Bridwell, What Mommies Do Best and What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5):

In the classroom: Our older preschoolers begin to understand that their parents have more than one role. Family members are invited to visit and talk to the class about their roles inside and outside of the home. Students are encouraged to write and draw their family members in the different roles they serve. For example, “Mommy is a doctor.”

At home: Go on an uninterrupted family outing with your child. Try to avoid checking work emails or answering unimportant phone calls. Afterward, ask your child to write about his favorite parts of the day in his journal.

Recommended reading: Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle,

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