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October 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,

The children seem to be enjoying their back to school activities. With follow up on us, we are all looking
forward to the cooler weather. On Wednesday, October 2nd, we will be having parent orientation night.
This will begin at 7:00PM. 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 parent’s night is for the toddler room in preschool rooms. Not the baby room.


Picture day will be Monday, October 21st. 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 10:00AM. Whoever brings them,
must wait with your child until their picture is taken.


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 Thursday, October 31st, we will be having our costume parade and special snack with her parents
at 10:00AM. Please see attached flyer in your child’s bin.

We are planning a visit from the farm animals and our pumpkin picking tentatively on Tuesday, October 22nd.
The animals and pumpkins will come to JKL. We do not leave the school to do field trips.


Just a reminder school will be closed Monday, October 14th 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.


Sincerely,

Joanne

Special Events
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Picture Day

School pictures will be taken on Monday, October 21st. Info to follow
Farm Animals 
On Tuesday, October 22nd, 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:

Miss Cathy & Miss Kim’s class – please have your child here by 9:30AM
Mrs. Fazio’s class – please have your child here by 10:00AM
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 be picking their pumpkins on that day as well.

Halloween Celebration and Parade

On Thursday, October 31st at 10:00AM 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 by 9:45AM with your child dressed in costume. The parade starts at
10:00AM and we will be having snack with 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

Costumes cannot have any type of fake weapons on them. For example pirates cannot carry
swords, no space guns, cowboy guns, etc. Also please NO scary costumes.


Upcoming Events
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October 2nd Parent Night 7:00PM
Oct. 14th School Closed
Oct. 21st Picture Day
Oct. 22nd Pumpkin & Farm Day

October 31st Halloween Parade and special snack with parents at 10:00AM



 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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October Birthdays
15th - Aiden, 4yrs
15th - Colin, 4yrs

21st - Keegan, 5yrs
31
st - Miss Gabriella
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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