April 2018 Click on the menu topics below.
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE (return to Newsletter menu)
Well Spring is here. We will be spending more time outside on the playground, one of the children’s favorite things to do.
We will be having a bike-a-thon this month to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The school will be making the donation so wish your child well. You are not required to donate. It should be fun.
We are registering children for the summer program. If you have not enrolled and are planning to attend summer, please submit forms with the April tuition payment.
This month we will be learning about the Solar System, Time, and Money. If you have any questions please see me.
JoanneSpecial Events(return to Newsletter menu
LI Arts and Sciences-On April 10th the children will have a presentation on the solar system with the LI Arts and Sciences.
April 10th- Solar System Presentation
May 11th- Muffins for Mom @ 9amSpecial Notices
Security- When entering the building please do not allow anyone to enter with you unless you know them as a fellow parent. Please tell them to ring the bell. I thank you for your cooperation.
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.
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)
7th - Stella 2yrs.
8th - Alexa K. 2yrs.
10th - Jackson 3yrs.
15th - Ciaran 4yrs.
15th - Conor 4yrs.
20th - Brendan 2yrs.
17th- Mr Barry Our Gym Teacher
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
I highly recommend this center. I have been a client there for awhile and love it. They offer massage therapy, acupuncture, skin care, Reiki, meditation and yoga. Check out their website and monthly specials. You will not be disappointed.
Jack Anthony Salon
412 N. Country Rd.
St. James NY 11780
A few have asked where I get my hair done. Jack Anthony Salon is the best and I love it. No better place to get ready for the holidays! Great staff and excellent service. Again, you will not be disappointed.
Please see Nurya Brady, the Farmhouse baker for all your holiday cookies and cakes.