January 2019 Click on the menu topics below.
I hope you all had a very happy holiday season and enjoyed some time off with your family. In January
we will be getting back into the classroom curriculum. We will be studying food, nutrition, and will be
doing some more cooking.
On your January tuition notice is your 2018 tax info. If you have any questions, please see me. You will
also notice a $60.00 supply fee. This is collected for programs and projects for the children as we do not
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many parents who remembered our teachers this holiday.
It was very generous and kind of you. Thank you.
On a personal note I would like to thank you for the many kind expressions of sympathy you have shown
me during this very difficult time for my family and myself. My husband was a kind and wonderful man and
is missed so very much.
We wish you all a happy, healthy New Year.
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Ugly sweater contest
I would like to thank you for voting for the ugliest sweater. The winner was Miss Lise who won $50.
A donation of $50 was also made to the American Cancer Society.
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Monday, January 21st - School closed
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Inclement Weather - Since it is that time of year we want you to know school closings for inclement weather
are posted on the following: Channel 12 News (You do not have to subscribe to Channel 12 News to see this
information. Go to Channel 12 website, when it asks you to log on just scroll down and school closings will
be listed.), WBLI 106.1, WALK 97.5, WBAB 102.5.
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.
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.
1st - Victor, 5 yrs.
6th - Tyler, 4 yrs
17h - Erin, 5 yrs
23rd - Robbie, 2 yrs.
4th - Miss Donna, Our Music Teacher
Please see your child's teacher and let us know when you would like to celebrate your child's birthday.
School Snacks and Lunch
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.
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 alsobe 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.
The following school specials will begin on the dates below:
Sign Language- Monday- Miss. Kim 9/17
Dance/Movement- Tuesday- Miss. Laura 9/18
Music- Wednesday- Miss Donna 9/12
Science- Thursday- Miss Kim 9/13
Culture & Cuisine - Thursday- Miss Kim 9/13
Gym- Tuesday and Friday- Mr. Barry 9/14
Spanish - Friday
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.
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.
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