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A New Day Child Development Center

5014 Bee Creek Rd

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Inside this Newsletter:

  • CURRICULUM
  • DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
  • CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
  • ILLNESS POLICY
  • 2:00 PM EARLY DISMISSAL ON 12/06/18

DECEMBER TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month by check, Venmo or Chase Quickpay
  • Chase Quick-pay or Venmo payments will need to be sent to Irma@anewdaycdc.com

THEMES FOR DECEMBER

HATS OFF TO YOU

GINGERBREAD & JINGLE BELLS

Festive activities fill this holiday theme. The children will be invited to explore new and familiar holiday traditions and share them with their friends and families.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

• Consider baking some special holiday treats with your child. Invite your child to help measure, mix, or decorate. Talk about any special baking or cooking traditions you remember from your childhood.

• Have a jumping jubilee to review the letter J! Jump high, low, forward, backward, and sideways. Practice jumping rope together. Place a jump rope on the ground to jump over.

• Teach your child about any December holidays your family does not celebrate. Visit your local library for picture books that explain the celebrations in simple terms that children can understand. Ask friends of the family to tell your child about how they celebrate the holidays.

• Bedtime is the perfect time to talk to your child and give her your full attention. Ask your child about her day. Ask questions that require more than one word answers. Ask questions such as, “Tell me about things you did at daycare (or preschool) today. What did you have for lunch? What type of things did you do in centers today? What are you going to do tomorrow?”

INTRODUCE:

  • Letters: J, K L
  • NumberS:  9 & 10
  • Color: Green
  • Shape: Star

MY ALPHABET WORDS

Jar, Jaguar, Jellyfish, Jelly beans,

King, Kangaroo, Keys, Koala,

Lion, Lobster, Leaf, Ladder

BOOK WORMS ON THE GO!

The Hat by Jan Brett

Frosty the Snowman by Diane Muldrow

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Christmas Hat by A.J. Wood

The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston

Jingle Bells by Iza Trapan

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Carter T. 3 yrs. 12/23

JESUS 12/25

Reese S. 3 yrs. 12/31

Ms. Irma 12/15

Mrs. Emily 12/16

BACKPACKS

Please be sure to empty your child’s backpack daily so that there is room to take home their class projects or anything else that needs to be sent home.

POTTY TRAINING PULL-UPS

If your child is being potty trained, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THE KIND THAT OPEN AND CLOSE ON THE SIDE.  During the winter months it makes it a whole lot easier on the teachers who are having to help change the older ones.

COOKING CORNER

Grandma Anna’s Gingerbread

1 cup molasses

1 1/3 cups sugar

1/2 T. baking soda

4 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 1/6 cup sweet butter

1 1/6 cup heavy cream

Mix molasses, sugar, spices, and butter to a smooth dough. Stir in the cream. Mix the soda with the flour. Gradually add the flour mix to the wet mix. Add extra flour, if needed, to make a soft dough. Refrigerate overnight. Roll out the dough and cut into gingerbread shapes. Roll thick for soft cookies and thinner for crisp cookies. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet. Decorate with icing and candies as desired.

   

A NEW DAY CDC 2018 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Our annual Christmas Program is on Thursday, December 6th @ 6:30 pm at the Spicewood Vineyards. Please make plans for you and your family to attend.  Be sure to RSVP on the Evite that was sent out for all your family members that will be attending so we can make sure we can accommodate everyone.  If you are not familiar with the drive, please be sure to take a drive out there one weekend so that you will be able to find it the night of the program.

PARTY SIGN UP SHEET

Please sign up to bring an entrée or side dish of your choice or one of the items listed on our Sign-up Sheet located on the front counter of the school. We are expecting a crowd of 150 or more guests so please be sure to make enough to feed at least 10 people or more.  If you are sending one of your own platters, PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL IT SO WE CAN MAKE SURE TO GET IT BACK TO YOU!

SINCE WE NEED THE CHILDREN ON STAGE ON TIME WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE DO NOT START EATING BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!!! 

All food will be served after the Christmas Program, so please be sure to have a snack before coming out to the vineyard.

Spicewood Vineyard will be selling their wines!

ARRIVAL FOR THE PROGRAM

Please be sure to have your child arrive at the Vineyard by 6:00 PM NO LATER on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th. This gives us just a short amount of time to get the kids settled in before going on stage.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ON STAGE AND READY TO PERFORM AT 6:30.  

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE RESTROOM BEFORE LEAVING THEM WITH THE TEACHERS.   ANY CHILDREN WHO ARE STILL WEARING PULL-UPS  MUST HAVE A CLEAN PULL-UP ON.

I’M SORRY BUT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WAIT ON ANYONE WHO ARRIVES LATE.

If you have a little one, PLEASE BE SURE TO SIT IN THE BACK SO THAT YOUR CHILD DOES NOT SEE YOU.  I know it will be hard, but from past experiences anytime one of the little ones sees their parents they will start crying and wanting to go with their Daddy or Mommy.  PLEASE HIDE AS BEST YOU CAN…  Once the kids start singing, you may try and get to where you will be able to see your child without them noticing.

We would love to see every child do their best but sometimes that doesn’t always work.  If your child becomes unable to perform, a teacher will take them off the stage so they do not disrupt the performance for the other students and their families.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ATTIRE

For the Christmas Program we are asking that all children wear their best Christmas attire.

GIFTS FROM SANTA

Santa will be making a special appearance shorty after the kids are done singing. Please send a wrapped gift that you would like your child to receive from Santa.  If you have other siblings that will be attending, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A GIFT FOR THEM AS WELL… Make sure that your child’s name is marked in big letters since Santa has a hard time reading off the names.

If possible, please send the gift early so that we may place all the gifts in the Santa bag before hand.

EARLY 2:00 PM DISMISSAL ON DECEMBER 6TH FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:

A New Day CDC will be closing at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 6th. 

THIS WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GET YOUR CHILD DRESSED AND FEED THEM BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE VINEYARD.  THIS ALSO GIVES THE TEACHERS TIME TO GO HOME, GET DRESSED AND HEAD TO THE VINEYARD TO HELP PREPAR FOR THE PROGRAM. 

 

 

FAMILY PORTRAITS

As my Christmas gift to you and your family, I have asked Karen Bruett Photography to be on hand to take family portraits once again.  Please arrive to the vineyard by 6:00 pm and get in line to have your family’s portrait done.

Portraits will also be offered after the children receive their gifts from Santa.

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

We will be closed the week of December 25th to January 1, 2018.  We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

warm clothing

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

With the weather changing, please be sure that your child has a change of clothes in his or her cubby in case of an accident that is weather appropriate.

ILLNES POLICY WHILE CHILD IS IN OUR CARE 

Students with a temperature of 100° F. or above must not be sent to school. Students who register a temperature of 100.1° F. or above will be sent home.  Parents will be contacted to pick up their child. Students should be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of an antipyretic (acetaminophen, including the brand name Tylenol; ibuprofen, including the brand names Advil, Motrin; naproxen, including the brand name Aleve, etc.) before returning to school.

A New Day CDC reserves the right to send your child home, if in the judgment of the faculty; your child is contagious to other children, too ill or uncomfortable to be in school, or unable to participate effectively in class activities. We will call and inform you of your child’s illness and you must arrange to pick up your child within 30 minutes. If you are unable to pick up your child, you will need to contact someone to pick her/him up at the school.

If your child is recovering from an illness and you do not feel that he/she can fully participate in our programs and outdoor play, please keep your child at home. We are staffed so that we may provide a clean and safe environment for a combined group of children and are not able to take time out to provide individual attention for ill children during these activities

A NEW DAY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUIRE PARENTS WHOSE CHILD HAS BEEN SEEN BY A DOCTOR  AND HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED AN ANTIBIOTIC DUE TO AN ILLNESS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR (48) HOURS ON THE ANTIBIOTIC BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL. 

ILLNESS STANDARDS #737.3401

Minimum Standards Illness Policy #737.3401 prohibits a child from care if one or more of the following exists:

(1)  The illness prevents the child from participating comfortable in childcare activities, including outdoor play;

(2)  The illness results in a greater need for care than caregivers can provide without compromising the health, safety, and supervision of the other children in care;

(3)  The child has one of the following, and unless medical evaluation by a health care professional indicated that you can include the child in the child-care activities:

  1. Fever of 100.1 or higher accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness;
  2. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness, such as lethargy;
  3. Abnormal breathing;
  4. Two or more episodes of vomiting in 24 hours;
  5. Unexplained or uncontrolled diarrhea;
  6. Runny nose or eyes;
  7. Mysterious rash or bumps;
  8. Uncontrollable coughing or wheezing;
  9. Mouth sores with drooling;
  10. Behavior changes or other signs that the child may be severely ill;

(4)  A health-care professional has diagnosed the child with a communicable disease, and the child does not have medical documentation to indicate that the child is no longer contagious.

PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A DOCTOR’S STATEMENT FROM YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN STATING THEY ARE NO LONGER CONTAGIOUS AND ABLE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

On behalf of A New Day Child Development Center, our staff would like to take this time to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Prosperous New Year.

  

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