NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512-264-7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Inside this Newsletter:

  • CURRICULUM
  • CLOCKING YOUR CHILD IN / OUT DAILY
  • CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS
  • NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • PAJAMA DAY
  • HELPING HANDS FOOD DRIVE
  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS 11/22/2017 – 11/24/2017
  • CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 12/25/2017 to 01/01/2018

NOVEMBER 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 leaving a personal check
  • Set up Venmo to be 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 MONTHS THEMES

SING & DANCE

Music is all around us. The children will learn about musical instruments, rhythm, and sound. They will explore how to make music with their bodies by clapping and snapping and how to make instruments out of everyday, household items.

I’M THANKFUL

This theme provides a simple explanation of the first Thanksgiving and explores the meaning and some familiar symbols of the holiday.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

  • Sing songs with your child. Teach her songs you sang when you were her age, as well as singing the songs provided in this newsletter. Your child won’t mind if you cannot carry a tune! Your enthusiasm and excitement will encourage your child to sing and perform along with others or on her own. Keep a song in your heart!
  • Provide materials for your child to make simple musical instruments. A drum can be made using an empty oatmeal carton or coffee can. Your child can personalize the instrument by decorating the outside of the container with paper, crayons, and markers. Make a kazoo by attaching a small piece of waxed paper to the end of a cardboard tube with a rubber band. Poke a small hole in the waxed paper and your child will be ready to toot away! Compare the sounds produced by the different instruments to develop auditory discrimination skills.
  • Visit with your child about what you are thankful for. To foster thankfulness in your child, ask her what makes her happy, teach her to say “thank you” in appropriate situations, read books about thankfulness, and model gratitude in your words and actions. Be patient! Thankfulness is a virtue that requires practice year around.

INTRODUCE:

  • Letters: G,H I
  • NumberS:  7 & 8
  • Color: Brown
  • Shape: Rectangle

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

There is no greater teacher than you when it comes to teaching your child about good manners. Model good behavior. Treat others, as well as your child, with respect. Remember that teaching good manners takes lots of practice. Repeat, “Please say ‘thank you,’” over and over again so it becomes a habit for your child.

•Visit with your child about the harvest season. What types of foods are harvested in your area? Look for fall harvest decorations such as gourds, mini pumpkins, dried corn, or cornucopias. •Open your child’s eyes to the world of books. Visit the library or bookmobile in your community. Attend a story hour or puppet show. Browse through the local bookstore. As we approach the holiday season, remember that books make a wonderful gift for young children!

•Snack on brown foods to reinforce the color brown. Suggestions include chocolate milk, graham crackers, peanut butter, pretzels, or whole wheat toast. Reinforce the rectangle shape with your child by building with a variety of rectangular blocks. Another option is to collect a variety of rectangular boxes to build with such as cereal boxes, checkbook boxes, and shoe boxes.

MY SPANISH WORDS

House                    Case

Restroom              Bano

Kitchen                  Cocina

Bedroom               Dormitorio

BOOK WORMS ON THE GO

The Animals’ Song by David L. Harrison

M Is for Music by Kathleen Krull

Creepy Crawly Calypso by Tony Langham

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss

What Is Thanksgiving? by Michelle Medlock Adams

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James and Kimberly Dean

On the Mayflower by Kate Waters

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

TIME CLOCK

CLOCKING YOUR CHILD IN AND OUT DAILY

Each parent is required to clock your child in and out daily for minimum standards purposes.  After clocking your child in each morning, please be sure to take their lunch box and water bottle and place it on the counter.  The teachers will get the lunch boxes and place them in the fridge.

Preschool labels

CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS / PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING…

The responsibility for dress and clothing rests with the parent(s)/guardian(s). The following list outlines some suggestions that will apply specifically to preschoolers:

  • Provide clothing that is loose and has simple
  • All removable clothing should be labeled with your child’s
  • Expect your child to get messy as “playing” with many different things are all part of development.
  • Please ensure that your child has proper shoes so they can participate safely in outdoor and gym
  • Please be sure to dress your child appropriately in clothing suitable for play. There may be times when our play gets messy or dirty. We try our best to keep clothing clean, but accidents do

Please bring everything that your child will need during the day. These include clothing, diapers, wipes, shoes, etc. For your child’s safety on the playground we do not allow any Crocs, sandals or flip-flops. Your child will need to come to school dressed for the day. Your child will have many opportunities to experience a variety of activities. Simple clothing that is washable will allow your child to participate comfortably in playground activities, and messy art activities.

Each child will need one complete set of clothing at the school. Please clearly LABEL all items for easy identification such as coats, sweaters, gloves, blankets, etc.

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. They will also need a sleeping small pillow and a small blanket that will fit easily in their cubby with their name clearly marked on all items.

All children must come to school clean and neat. If your child is in diapers, or pull-ups please furnish enough for the entire week along with wipes. Each child no matter if they wear diapers or not, must furnish wipes for the CDC at least every other week.

We offer a wide variety of toys to keep your child entertained throughout the day; therefore NO toys may be brought from home ONLY on Wednesday for Show & Share. Children are allowed to bring personal toys from home, however; the school cannot be responsible for a toy that is lost or broken.

kids summer clothing

ARRIVALS & ATTENDANCE

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.

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.

PAJAMA DAY

We will be having a pajama party on Thursday, November 9th.  Children are invited to wear their pajamas and to bring their favorite bedtime book for that day.

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Lexi D. will be 4 years on November 5th

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS  11/22/17 through 11/24/17

We will be closed from Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday November 24th  for the Thanksgiving Holidays.  Please be sure to mark this on your calendars. 

Please let us know ahead of time if your child will be attending the week of Thanksgiving.  Our staff is also making travel arrangements to spend time with their families as well so if we have several students out they can get a head start out of town as well.  


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

A NEW DAY CDC WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF

DECEMBER 25, 2017 THROUGH MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018.  

WE WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018

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.

A NEW DAY CDC 2017 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM WILL BE ON:

Thursday, December 7th @ 6:30 pm 

Spicewood Vineyards 1419 County Road 409 Spicewood, TX 78669

Children in Mrs. Gayle’s & Ms. Mary’s class will perform in this year’s Christmas program.

If you have never driven out there before, you may want to take a test drive out there before the Christmas program.  It can be a little tricky to find at night.

Please make plans for you and your family to attend and make sure to RSVP for the number of family members that will be attending so we can make sure we can accommodate everyone.

ATTENTION: A NEW DAY CDC WILL CLOSE AT 3:30 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th.  THIS GIVES OUR STAFF JUST ENOUGH TIME TO GO HOME, CHANGE AND THEN HELP PREPARE FOR THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.  PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO PICK YOUR CHILD NO LATER THAN 3;30 PM ON THIS DAY.

PLEASE PRACTICE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

We will be practicing for our Christmas Program as a group each morning at 9:30 am up till the day of the Christmas Program.  It is very important for you to have your child arrive before this time.

After NOT having any luck trying to get the littles in Ms. Ana’s class to participate during practice, we have decided it will be best to have them participate in next year’s Christmas Program.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ATTIRE

For the Christmas Program we are asking that all children wear their best Christmas attire.  Boys are asked to wear Khaki or dark pants with a nice dress shirt and girls in their Christmas dresses.

FAMILY PICTURES

As my gift to your family, I have hired Karen Bruett Photography to be on hand the day of our Christmas program to take family pictures.  Please arrive at the Vineyards between 5:00 to 6:00 pm if you would like to have your family pictures taken.

THANKSGIVING HELPING HANDS FOOD DRIVE

We will be holding our Thanksgiving Food Drive again for our local Helping Hands Food Ministry again this November .  Please bring your donations of nonperishable food items and put them in our donation box.  We will be dropping off the donations at the Helping Hands food ministry before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

POTTY TRAINING PULL-UPS

If your child is being potty trained, the teachers have asked if you will please send the Pull-Ups brand.  With the cold weather coming, the cheaper brand does not open up on the sides and requires that they take all the children’s clothes off in order to change them during an accident.

Anderson Family Dental

ANDERSON DENTAL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

If you are new to the area and looking for an amazing dentist please call Anderson Dental at 512-264-9977 and ask for my brother-in-law Dr. Charles Anderson

Located at: 22106 Hwy 71 West Spicewood, TX 78669

Hope Organic Salon & Spa

HOPE  SALON IS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

If you are looking for an awesome master hairstylist with years of experience please call Hope Organic Salon & Spa 512-264-2112

They have amazing stylist who are right in our area ready to help you out.

PARENT REFERRAL PROGRAM

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for childcare at our school.  The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal.  In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we are excited to share our Parent Referral Program once again.  You will receive $200 tuition credit for every new enrollment as a result of your referral. Each time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation to other parents, you will receive a $200 tuition credit after that child is enrolled for 4 weeks.

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