October 2017 Click on the menu topics below.
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE (return to Newsletter menu)
The children seem to be enjoying their back to school activities. With fall upon us, we are all looking forward to the cooler weather. On Wednesday, October 11th, we will be having parent orientation night. This will begin at 7pm. We ask that at least one parent attend. The teachers will be discussing the classroom agenda and the school year activities. We request that you do not bring your child to orientation night. This parents’ night is for the toddler and pre-school rooms.
Picture day will be Wednesday, October 18th. If it is not your child’s normal day for school and you want them to be in the class picture and have their picture taken, please be here by 9:30am. You, or whoever brings, them must wait with your child.
We have planned some special activities to celebrate Halloween. All children are invited to these events. If the event is on a day your child normally does not attend, they are invited to the activity for a specific time frame. On Tuesday, October 31st, we will be having our costume parade and special snack with our parents at 10:00am. Please see flyer in your child’s bin.
We are also planning a visit from the farm animals and our pumpkin picking on October 24th. The animals and pumpkins come to JKL. We do not do field trips.
Just a reminder school will be closed on Monday, October 9th for Columbus Day.
The teachers and I look forward to seeing you at orientation night. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
JoanneSpecial Events(return to Newsletter menu
Farm Animals and Pumpkin Picking
On Tuesday, October 24th, the farm animals will be coming to our school. The children will be given a presentation on the animals. If Tuesday is not your child’s normal day to attend school see the following schedule, for Miss Cathy and Miss Alice’s classes please have your child here by 10am, Mrs. Fazio’s class by 10:30am. This gives all the children an opportunity to participate in this activity. We request that you or a family member stay with the child during this time if it is not your child’s normal day for school. Please let us know if your child is allergic to animals or may have a reaction to them. They will also be picking their pumpkin on this day.
Halloween Celebration and Parade
On Tuesday, October 31st at 10am, we will be having our parade. If it is your child’s normal day for school please have them come to school dressed in their costume and bring clothes to change into after the parade, if they will be staying for the day. If it is not your child’s normal day for school please be here at 9:45am with your child dressed in their costume. The parade starts at 10am and we will be having a special snack with the parents after the parade. If a parent cannot attend please feel free to send another family member or friend. Just let your child’s teacher know who will be attending. There will be a signup sheet for snacks for the party.
Costumes cannot have any type of fake weapon on them. For example, pirates cannot carry swords, no space guns, cowboy guns, etc. Also please NO scary costumes.Upcoming Events
Oct. 9th School Closed Columbus Day
Oct. 11th Parent Orientation
Oct. 18th Picture Day
Oct. 24th Pumpkin and Farm Day
Oct. 31st Halloween Parade and special snack with parents 10am
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)
15th- Aiden 2yrs.
15th- Colin 2yrs.
21st- Keegan 3yrs.
31st- Theodora 4yrs.
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.
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