2003 - 2017
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September 2017 Click on the menu topics below.
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE (return to Newsletter menu)
We welcome back our continuing students and welcome our new students and families We are looking forward to a wonderful school year.
The first days of school can be an adjustment for our new students, but rest assured everything will be fine. If we feel your child is having difficulties we will let you know. Your child’s well being is of the utmost importance to us.
We will be having parent orientation night on Wednesday, October 11th for the parents of the toddlers and preschoolers. This will begin at 7pm. We ask that at least one parent attend, parents only, no children. The teachers will be discussing the classroom agenda and the school year activities. Please note the newsletter will always be posted on the website and the hallway bulletin board. October through June you will find the newsletter, calendar, and tuition notice in your child’s work bin located in their classroom at the end of each month.
The teachers and I look forward to seeing you at orientation night. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me.
Special Events(return to Newsletter menu
LI Arts and Sciences
On Tuesday, September 19th, the children will be given a presentation on the Five Senses by the Long Island Arts and Sciences. The children will learn about the senses and make a project to bring home.
Miss Kim's Classroom
On Miss Kim will return to teaching preschool on September 6th. She will be in hopefully for two weeks and then will be on maternity leave. Joanne will assume her teaching responsibilities until her return at the end of December or beginning of January.
Sept. 6th First Day of School Year 2017-18
Oct. 9th School Closed Columbus Day
Oct. 11th Parent Orientation
Oct. 31st Halloween Parade and special snack with parents 10am
Suntan Lotion -We do have a sunscreen shade on part of the playground but your child will also need sunscreen. Please apply sunscreen to your child before they come to school. It is considered a topical medication and therefore we need written permission slips and the sunscreen you want us to put on your child.
Sick Policy-A child cannot attend school if they have a fever. Anything over 100 is a fever. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school. March was an awful month for illness at the school and sick children create sick teachers. This turns into a vicious cycle and the illness is prolonged through the school. Please keep your child home if they are sick.
Clothing Bins -Please make sure your child has appropriate clothes in their clothes bins now that the weather is getting warmer. Just a reminder when we do go out on the playground the children must wear sneakers. You might want to keep an old pair in their bin.
Pizza Fridays -We will be continuing pizza Fridays. If your child attends on Friday, you can pay $15 per month and pizza will be supplied. Just add $15 to your tuition.
Epi Pens- If your child has an allergy that requires and Epi Pen please be sure you have all the necessary paperwork completed. See Joanne.
BIRTHDAYS (return to Newsletter menu)
4th - Emily 3yrs.
6th- Billy 4yrs.
21st- Katrina and Giovanni 12yrs.
29th- Colin 3yrs.
Please see your child's teacher and let us know when you would like to celebrate your child's birthday.
IMPORTANT NOTICES (return to Newsletter menu)
School Snacks and Lunch
This is a peanut and nut free school including all tree nuts. Please do not send your child in with any nut products. There is a sunflower seed spread that tastes like peanut butter that is available. If you are using a peanut butter substitute, please tell your child's teacher so that we know it is not peanut butter. Also we do not allow whole carrots or hot dogs for lunch. The carrots can be shredded or cooked and sent in. If you have to send in hot dogs they have to be halved length wise and cut into very small pieces. Grapes and cherry tomatoes must also be cut. Please note filtered water, and 1% milk is offered at snack and lunch. Snack consists of crackers, fruit, vegetables, cheese, pretzels, goldfish, and selected cookies. Lunch is supplied by parents. Please have your child's lunch in a lunch box clearly marked with their name. If their lunch must be kept cold, please place an ice pack in the lunch box. No food can be heated. Parents have used a thermos for mac and cheese, soup and chicken nuggets. If needed, your child will be given assistance setting up their lunch. The toddlers will have their lunch set up for them and will be given assistance with eating. Please note all lunch boxes will go on top of the work bin shelf in your child's classroom. Due to fire marshal restrictions nothing can be left in the hallway. *** Please not if your child has any food allergies, you need to supply all their food including snack.
We will be continuing pizza Fridays. If your child attends school on Fridays you can pay $15 per month and pizza will be supplied. Just add $15 to your tuition.
The following school specials will begin on the dates below:
Sign Language- Monday- Miss. Kim 9/11
Dance/Movement- Tuesday- Miss. Laura 9/12
Music- Wednesday- Miss Donna 9/13
Science- Thursday- Miss Rita 9/14
Culture & Cuisine - Thursday- Miss Rita 9/14
Gym- Tuesday and Friday- Mr.Barry 9/8
Spanish- Friday- Miss Nicole 9/8
Please make sure your child has clothes in their clothes bin. Your child's name should be on each piece of clothing. Clothes bins are located in your child's classroom.
Please make sure your child has clothes in their clothes bins. Your child’s name should be on each piece of clothing. Also please be sure your child’s jacket is labeled with their name. Please use coat bags.
*** Just a reminder when we do go out on the playground the children must wear sneakers. You might want to keep an old pair in their bin.
Toddler and Preschoolers Who Nap
Please bring in a crib sheet and small light weight blanket to put on the cot. It must be marked with your child's name. The teachers will send it home to be washed weekly.
Children’s Work Bins
Each child has a bin in her/his classroom. Please check this bin on a daily basis. It will contain your child’s work for the day and any correspondence from the teacher or the director.
For children who are not potty trained in Mrs. Fazio’s or Miss Kim and Miss Cathy’s class, please place two or three diapers or training pants in your child’s work bin with a small container of wipes.
School Days and Hours
Just a reminder that you must adhere to the schedule you enrolled your child for. We must keep a specific "child to teacher" ratio so this schedule is very important.
Also there are no make-up days if your child is out ill and if you bring your child in late you must still pick them up at their normal dismissal time. There will be an overtime charge for late pick-ups.
Please note tuition is based on the number of days your child attends in a school year. It is then broken down into ten equal payments.
Please note: We do NOT allow children to bring toys to school. Please adhere to this policy.
Box Tops for Education
Our school participates in this program. You will see the Box Tops on many products you purchase. Please have your child help cut them out and bring them to school. Our school receives 10 cents for each box top and we use the money towards activities we have during the school year. We thank you in advance for your help.
Shop with Avon. See Miss Lise in Mrs. Fazio’s class for an Avon catalog.
North Shore Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Center
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Jack Anthony Salon
412 N. Country Rd.
St. James NY 11780
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