MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

 

SCHOOL CURRICULUM

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

BOOK LIST

GARDEN PLANTS

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

UPDATED SHOT RECORDS

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Preschool-tuition

MARCH TUITION IS FOR 5 WEEKS 

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month
  • Paid in full on the first of each month by leaving a post-dated check for each Friday of the month.
  • Set up a Quick Pay option through your bank to be paid each Friday of the month. Payments will need to be sent to: Irma@anewdaycdc.com

THIS MONTH’S THEMES

Dr. Seuss

DR. SEUSS WACKY WEEK 

Monday March 6th through Friday, March 10th

Things will be a little topsy-turvy during this theme! The days will be full of silly, slimy, jiggly, wiggly, fizzy, foamy fun! The children will be encouraged to be their wackiest selves ever!

Monday, March 6th: Children are asked to wear Crazy Socks!
We will be reading “Fox in Socks!”
Tuesday, March 7th: Children are asked to wear all green!  
We will be reading “Green Eggs and Ham!”
Wednesday, March 8th: Children are asked to wear a hat!  
We will be reading “Cat in the Hat!”
Thursday, March 9th: Children are asked to wear a shirt from a vacation (a shirt with the name of a place)
We will be reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Friday, March 8: Children are asked to wear and bring your own wocket (stuffed animal).
We will be reading “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!”

Ocean and Sky

SAIL AWAY

Ahoy Matee!  Float into spring with this aquatic transportation theme. It covers water-related modes of travel over rivers, lakes, and oceans, and includes an array of water table fun. Plenty of pirate activities will pop up as well! Arrrgghh!

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME!

  • Wiggly, jiggly, fizzy, foamy, slippery, slimy – these are a few of the silly and descriptive words your child will be learning about. Point out the everyday things in your home environment that have silly descriptions. Jello is wiggly, soap in the tub is slippery, and carbonated beverages are fizzy. Can your child find anything that’s slimy, foamy, or makes goofy sounds?
  • Relax with your child on a blanket outside and look at the clouds. Do you see a familiar shape in them, such as puppies, trains, or trees? Are the clouds thick and fluffy or thin and transparent? Are they moving across the sky?
  • Talk about boats with your child. Read books or look at pictures of different types of boats. Has your child been on a boat or ship? If possible, take her to see a real boat, either on the water if you live in a warm winter climate, or in a showroom if you live where it’s cold!
  • To help your child learn the alphabet, make sure that he is learning letters in meaningful ways. Help your child learn to identify his own name and the letters that spell it. Begin with uppercase letters, as they are easier for children to recognize. Show him his whole name in functional ways. You might put name labels on his backpack or lunch box or inside the covers of favorite books.

Gardening

TIME TO PLANT  IN OUR GARDEN!

We will be starting to plant in our garden again.  Please have your child bring a small plant to add to our garden during the week of Monday, March 6th through March 10th so they can help plant it and watch it grow.  Please pick a flower or a vegetable or a succulent that will be easy to maintain. 

Sonny with books

LOOK FOR BOOKS

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman

Cloud Boy by Rhode Montijo

Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies

Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier

Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan

BALLOONS

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

Jocelyn C. 3 years on 03/04

Ms. Dorothy’s birthday is on 03/05

Mrs. Sole’s birthday is on 03/11

Brigitte B. 4 years on 03/27

Kade Sturgis 2 years on 03/29

Amaris B.  5 years on 03/31

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Children enjoy celebrating their birthdays with friends at school. You may celebrate your child’s birthday during the afternoon snack time on a day that is prearranged with the school. Parents are asked to send the invitations at least one week in advance so that the other parents have a whole week to shop for a gift.  This will also give parents who have children on a special diet time to bring their child an alternative snack on that day!

We ask that you keep it simple by serving a cookie-cake & drinks.  You may send special treat bags for the class to take home as well.  If you are planning a party for your child outside of school and do not intend to invite the whole class, invitations must be mailed to the individual student’s home.

safety_first

SAFETY REMINDER

For safety reasons, please do not allow your child to open the door when you are leaving for the day.  We have a strict policy and always remind the students that only teachers, Mommies or Daddies are allowed to open the door.  This prevents a child from running out to the parking lot unattended.  Parents are asked to please refrain from cell phone use while dropping off or picking up your child.

Immunizations

IMMUNIZATION UPDATES

Please be sure to give us a copy of your child’s updated shot records.  All files need to be updated when your child receives any new immunizations.

Preschool-backpacks

BACKPACKS

Each child will need to bring a backpack to school each day so that they will be able to take any belongings home each day. Please pick one that is suitable enough to hold their lunch box, and any schoolwork along with any other belongings that will be sent home.  EACH CHILD MUST ALSO HAVE A SMALL TRAVEL SIZE PILLOW AND A SMALL BLANKET TO USE DURING NAP.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THESE BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN SENT HOME TO BE WASHED.

PRESCHOOL ATTENDANCE

COURTESY PHONE CALL:

If your child will not be attending for the day, please be sure to call the school at 512-264-7373 to let the staff know before 8:30 am..

ARRIVALS 

Teachers only have time for quick conversations with parents during arrival and dismissal, as all of their energy must be focused on the safety and well being of the children. You may find it helpful to write a note to your child’s teacher to provide any information regarding your child’s particular needs. Further communication is welcomed and encouraged outside of class time. Please feel free to schedule a conference if needed. You may also discuss any immediate needs or concerns with the Irma.

It is important for your child to attend regularly in order to fulfill your child’s need for consistency and order. This also enables your child to participate fully in class lessons and other learning experiences.

Each parent/guardian will be required to clock in each child upon arrival. In order for us to fully prepare your child for the transition into kindergarten all children must arrive at A New Day CDC before 8:30 a.m. and before the educational portion of school readiness program begins. Children who miss these lessons are deprived of this time and routine. In addition, when children enter the classroom after 8:30 a.m., it is disruptive to students and teachers who are already engaged in the day’s lessons.

After your child is greeted by the classroom teacher and welcomed into the classroom, please give your child a good-bye kiss and hug, then depart. It is our experience that children transition easier when the good-bye is kept brief. Although some children become very upset the first few times that their parent leaves them at school, they usually settle down shortly after their parent leaves. Please feel free to call or text Irma to see how your child is doing.

Parents must contact the school when a child is absent. On the occasion that your child may be absent from School/Daycare due to an illness or otherwise, please give us a courtesy call and contact us no later than 8:00 a.m. (512-264-7373)

DISMISSALS

In order to facilitate better communication between parents and teachers it is best if the parents are not distracted by the use of electronic devices while at the center. Please be sure to not be on the phone when picking up your child for the day.

Every child must be clocked out at the end of the day. Please understand that NO child will be released without proper authorization.

A New Day CDC will need in writing the names of anyone other than you the parent, or guardian who may be picking up the child. When this is necessary, please call in advance to inform us. We will always ask for proper I.D. from anyone we do not know. Without meeting these requirements, no one other than the parents/guardian will be able to pick up a child from the preschool facilities. Because we care about our children, A New Day CDC will not release a child to any person that we suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Preschool-homework

Mrs. Gayle has requested that your child’s homework folder PLEASE BE RETURNED when she sends them home with all homework completed.

kids summer clothing

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Please be sure to check your child’s cubby to make sure that they have the correct change of clothes for this season.  Simple clothing that is washable will allow your child to participate comfortably in playground activities, and messy art activities. Each child must wear tennis shoes. Velcro ties are  preferred.  For safety reasons, no sandals, Crocs or open toed shoes please.

 

hat

SUNSCREEN / INSECT REPELLANT & OUTDOOR HAT

Please be sure to send your child a bottle of sunscreen along with a bottle of insect repellant.We encourage parents to apply sunscreen to children prior to arriving at school, as this can be a lengthy process.

Teachers will reapply sunscreen before the outside afternoon playtime.Also since the sun can be really hot, we are asking that you send your child some type of hat to protect them from the sun while we are outdoors.

Your child’s sunscreen must be labeled with child’s name and date, when brought to the school. 

YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH & SNACKS

When packing your child’s lunch and snacks for the day, please be sure to send a lunch you know they will eat. Make sure that all meat, vegetables and fruit are cut to a child’s bite size portion and that cold items are separate from anything that needs to be warmed up. Please also peel or cut each child’s fruit for them when preparing lunch and snacks for the day.  Please DO NOT send soda pop, popcorn, candy (or any item with greater than 13 grams of sugar) ANY CANDY OR POPCORN WILL BE SENT BACK HOME AS LICENSING WILL NOT ALLOW US TO SERVE THOSE TO THE KIDS FOR A SNACK.

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