June 2017 Click on the menu topics below.
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE (return to Newsletter menu)
June is a busy month at school. We are getting ready for the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 9th at 3pm, Donuts for dad on Friday, June 16th at 9am, and Field Day on Friday, June 23rd at 9:30am. Summer session starts Monday, June 26th.
We have finalized our summer plans and look forward to a fun summer. You will be getting summer tuition shortly. The first payment for summer tuition is due Thursday, June 22nd.
The staff and I wish all the Dads a very happy Father’s Day!
Special Events(return to Newsletter menu
LI Arts and Sciences
On June 13th the LI Arts and Sciences will be back to give the children a presentation on amphibians.
Donuts for Dads
On June 16th we will be having Donuts for Dad. The children are inviting their Dad's to have breakfast with them. If Dad's cannot attend grandfathers or uncles can be invited. It will start at 9am and usually lasts about 1.5 hours. After breakfast the children and Dads will participate in a gym class with Mr. Barry. Please let your child's teacher know who will be attending.
Wednesday, June 21st Please see flyer.
On June 9th, we will be having our Graduation ceremony for the children who will be leaving for kindergarten. The ceremony will be at 3pm with special snack to follow. Invitations will be sent shortly.
On Friday, June 23rd, we will be having our Field Day. At Field Day we will celebrate the end of school and acknowledge all of our students who will be returning and moving up at JKL in September. We will start at 10am and the children will have a special lunch that day. Parents are invited to this event so please let your child's teacher know if you will be attending. All children are invited to attend even if Friday is not their normal day.
June 9th Graduation Ceremony 3pm
June 13th Amphibians LIA
June 16th Donuts for Dad
June 21st Beach Day at School
June 23rd Field Day 9:30am Last Day of School
June 26th First Day of Summer Session
August 25th Last Day of Summer Session
September 6th First Day of School Year 2017-18
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.
THANK YOU -We want to say a special thank you to our graduating class, for their community service. They made all the Easter Baskets for our infants. Nice job!!!
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.
4th - Joseph 5yrs.
5th- Kate 3yrs.
18th-Daniella ONE YEAR OLD!!
26th Vincenzo 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 9/19
Dance/Movement – Tuesday Miss. Laura 9/20
Music- Wednesday Miss Donna 9/21
Science- Thursday Miss Rita 9/22
Culture & Cuisine - Thursday Miss Rita 9/22
Gym- Tuesday and Friday Mr.Barry 9/9
Spanish- Friday Miss Nicole 9/9
Miss Nicole has worked for JKL primarily in the summer but now she will be our Spanish teacher as she continues college to get her Masters.
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 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
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