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December 2019 Click on the menu topics below.
Director's Message
Important Notices
Birthdays
Special Events
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DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
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Dear Parents,

With the holidays upon us we will be very busy the next few weeks. Please check all upcoming dates and let your child’s teacher know if you will be attending the planned events.

On December 6th, we will be having our Holiday show and party. It will begin at 3pm. Toddlers and preschool children will be in the show. Infants will be in the procession marching in. All children need at least one adult to accompany them. Sign-up sheets will be outside of the classrooms so please let us know who will be attending. After the show, there will be a visit from Santa and some tasty treats to celebrate.

On Wednesday, December 11th we will be celebrating Hanukkah with Miss Donna and her husband Rabbi Steven. On Wednesday, December 20th we will be celebrating Christmas with Miss Donna.

On Friday, December 23rd we will be having The Night Before Christmas Event. All children are invited to this event also. If it is not your child’s normal day, the time is 10am to 11am. The children wear their pajamas and bring in a special book and stuffed animal. We will have story time and a special snack. The children who are normally here on that day will be having breakfast for lunch. The school will supply this meal. Wednesday, December 18th will be pizza day since Friday is breakfast for lunch.

School will be closed Monday, December 23rd and reopen Thursday, January 2nd.

We wish you all a very Happy Holiday season and a healthy prosperous New Year!


Sincerely,
Joanne 

Special Events
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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Please look for the poster coming soon. There will be pictures of the sweaters
the teachers created and you will vote for the winner. The winner receives $50
and I donate $50 to the American Cancer Society.

Upcoming Events
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December 6th -Holiday Party 3pm

December 11th -Celebrate Hanukkah

December 18th -Celebrate Christmas

December 20th -The Night Before Christmas PJ Party

December 23rd -Monday, School Closed

January 2nd 2020- Thursday, School Re-Opens



 Special Notices
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Medication- If your child has an allergy please make sure your child's teacher is aware of it. If your child has an
allergy that requires an epi pen or Benadryl please be sure to have all the necessary paperwork completed. See Joanne.


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. For September it was automatically added to your tuition. If you do not want this, please let Joanne know.

Epi Pens- If your child has an allergy that requires an Epi Pen please be sure you have all the necessary
paperwork completed. See Joanne.

Sunblock- 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, therefore
we need a written permission slip and the sunscreen you want us to put on your child.

BIRTHDAYS
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December Birthdays
2nd Natalia                 4 yrs. old
2nd Tyler                     4 yrs. old
12th Ella G.                5 yrs. old
18th Miss Alice          Toddler room
27th Gwen                  1 YEAR OLD!!!
28th Camila                3 yrs. old
Please see your child's teacher and let us know when you would like to celebrate your child's birthday.

 IMPORTANT NOTICES
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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 note if your child has any food allergies,
you need to supply all their food including snack.

Specials
The following school specials will begin on the dates below:
Sign Language / Culture & Cuisine - Monday- Miss. Kim 9/16
Science- Tuesday- Miss. Kim 9/17
Music- Wednesday- Miss Donna 9/18
Movement / Dance - Thursday- Miss Laura 9/19
Gym- Tuesday and Friday- Mr. Barry 9/6
Spanish - Friday - Miss Jen 9/13
Clothing Bins
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. 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.
Tuition
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.
Toys
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.


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