SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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  • SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • ATTENDANCE & ARRIVALS
  • LUNCH TIME

Preschool-tuition

 

 

SEPTEMBER TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS

Tuition is charged in full before at the beginning of each month before your child starts A New Day Child Development Center LLC. Tuition rates are calculated by the number of Fridays in each month. If there are 4 Fridays, then tuition will be multiplied by 4 weeks. If there are 5 Fridays in the month, tuition will be multiplied by 5 weeks. Invoices will be sent to your email on file every Thursday in order for our bookkeeper to keep track of everyone’s account. Your tuition payment reserves your child’s space in their assigned classroom. To insure quality programming and high quality staffing, tuition is due even when your child is absent. Monthly tuition is due on the first of the month for the upcoming month’s services.

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month by personal check.
  • Set up a Quick Pay made payable to: irma@anewdaycdc.com
  • Send a Venmo payments to: irma@anewdaycdc.com

REGISTRATION / SUPPLY FEES WERE DUE ON AUGUST 1, 2018

If you have not done so already, please be sure to pay your child’s registration and supply fees for the new school year.

These fees help cover the cost of school program, along with other school, arts & crafts supplies for the year.

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SEPTEMBER 2018 CURRICULUM

INTRODUCE:

Letters: A, B, C

Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Shapes: Circle

Colors: Red

HELLO AND GOODBYE:

As a new curriculum year begins, children may say goodbye to family members and hello to new and returning friends in their group. Some may continue in the same room and others will transition to a new setting. Activities are planned to help children adjust to new schedules and rules. We’ll also focus on names, sharing, and friendships. To add to the fun, we’ll celebrate Grandparents Day!

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APPLES EVERYWHERE:

Apples, apples, everywhere apples! Learn all about the different types of apples, how they grow, and different foods to make with them.

ALPHABET WORDS FOR THE MONTH:

Astronaut,  Ant,  Apron,  Ambulance,

Basket,  Backpack,  Banana,  Bat,

Carrot,  Cookie,  Cup, Cow

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

• If possible, walk through your neighborhood to look for apple trees. Or, consider browsing through the produce section of your local supermarket. Visit with your child about the different types of apples. Consider purchasing several different apples to taste at home. Do the different kinds of apples taste the same? How are they different? You may also enjoy creating a few apple recipes together – apple crisp, applesauce, etc. Try our Mini Apple Pie recipe on the back of this newsletter. It’s simple and delicious!

• While you’re in the kitchen, prepare some red foods for a meal or snack to review the color red. Suggestions include apples, tomatoes, cranberry juice, strawberries, raspberries, or red sweet peppers with a dip. Another alternative is to look for the color red as you drive or shop with your child. Are there any red items in your home?

• September is National Literacy Month. Reading to your child every day helps him or her learn and understand new words. Establish a nightly routine of reading a book together. Attend story time at your local library or bookstore, sign up for a library card, or purchase a special book this month. Share the love of reading with your child!

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JUST IN CASE CLOTHING BAGS

Accidents can occur while at school. Please send in two complete change of clothing sets inside the JUST IN CASE BAGS that were sent home with your child’s name. Please be sure to label all their belongings. Your child’s clothes will be stored in their own personal cubby during the school year in the event they are needed.

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ALL ABOUT ME POSTER:

PLEASE SEND POSTER BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

Please help your child make an “ALL ABOUT ME POSTER” so they will be able to share and discuss it with their classmates.  You can make it as fun as you like.  Please add pictures of family members such as any brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, pets, or your child’s best friend.  Please be sure to use family pictures that you don’t mind us keeping.  Once the kids talk about their posters we use the pictures to make family picture albums that will be kept here at the school.  This gives the kids the opportunity to share their family photos throughout the year with their classmates.

Examples ideas to add to your poster can be:

Family & Friends, Pets, Your Community, Where do you live?  Have you lived anywhere else? Your favorite things. What is your favorite food?  Favorite color? Your favorite holiday you enjoy the most? Find some way to illustrate these preferences on your poster. Do you play sports?   Do you love art? What do you love?  What do you want to be when you grow up?  

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BOOKS FOR THIS MONTH

The best way to learn which books your child enjoys is to read children’s books — lots of them! Get to know your local librarians and ask for their recommendations as well. Spend some time getting to know the best in children’s books, both old and new, and help start your child on a lifelong love of reading! Here are a few books to get you started.

Will I Have a Friend? by Mariam Cohen

School Bus by Donald Crews

Don’t Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi

Autumn Is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray

Tobin Learns to Make Friends by Diane Murrell

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

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MRS. GAYLE’S PRE-K STUDENTS

Mrs. Gayle will be working very hard to prepare her 2018-2019 students for Kindergarten next year.  We need as much parent involvement in helping her achieve her goal.

Attendance: It is very important for her students to arrive on time and not miss out on the most important part of the day.

Homework Assignments: If your child is in her classroom they will occasionally have homework assignments sent home.  Please be sure to help your child complete their assignments and return them to school ASAP.

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STUDENT PROGRESS BINDERS

Each classroom has a binder of the students class work.  You may pull your child’s binder to see some of the work they have been working on here at school periodically to see their progress.

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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

We will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 for the Labor Day Holiday.

 

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ATTENDANCE / COURTESY CALLS

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.  On the occasion that your child may be absent from Preschool 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)  All children should come to school dressed for the day,  for proper learning, please have their hair brushed and combed and away from their eyes.

ARRIVALS

All children are asked to arrive at A New Day CDC before 8:15 a.m. Each parent/guardian will be required to clock in each child upon arrival.  It is important for your child to arrive on time to ensure your child’s participation in all classroom activities. On time arrivals allow teachers the opportunity to greet each child and welcome them to the classroom. We begin our day with prayer time and a group lesson. 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 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.

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Luke G. will turn 2 years on 09/18

Grayson Mc. will turn 2 years on 09/18

Keegan N. will turn 3 years on 09/21

TJ  will turn 4 on 09/25

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SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS ON WED. 09/12/18

Lifetouch Preschool Portraits will be taking our preschoolers pictures this year.  They provide a fun and safe environment for every child, while providing you with a convenient and easy experience.

For more information about Picture Day, check out the flyer I provided or visit preschoolportraits.com.

 

LUNCH & SNACKS

Parents are asked to send their child a nutritious lunch & snack for the day in a lunch box with their name clearly labeled. Before you pack your child’s lunch for the day, please take a minute to make sure you’re packing the right portion sizes and enough food for the day. Healthy eating is not only about eating healthy food but also eating the right amount. Also, packing the right portion size of the main dish for preschoolers may be a strategy to help them eat more fruits and vegetables at lunchtime.  Children who are given age-appropriate portions of the main dish may eat more of the healthy side dishes provided, including fruits and vegetables, compared to kids who are given larger portion sizes of the main dish.

To save our staff time, when sending an item that needs to be warmed in the microwave, please pack that item separately in a baggie so that when we are checking lunch boxes, we can pull out that item and warm it up.

Please make sure that your child’s lunch is easy for your child to take out and eat all by themselves.  Using a container that allows your child to easily take out and start eating with very little assistance is recommended. Please be sure that all your child containers including their water bottles are labeled and placed in their own lunch box each day.

A New Day CDC will provide your child  apple  juice to drink with their lunch daily.  Minimum Standards #746.3301 DOES REQUIRE that each child have their own water bottle to be served along with their lunch meal and snack time.  PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD A SPILL-PROOF WATER BOTTLE that is able to be placed in their lunch box each day. FUNTAINERS WORK THE BEST.

Teachers will supervise the children in helping them to make good choices. All meat and fruit should be cut in small child bite size pieces, ORANGES PEELED & APPLES SLICED…  (Staff will assist younger children as needed.)

FOR SAFETY REASONS PLEASE DO NOT SEND GLASS CONTAINERS.   

Snacks should be placed in their lunch box separate from their lunch container.  Ziploc baggies work great if the containers are too big.  

  

LUNCH & SNACK IDEAS:

Suggested lunch items include but are not limited to:

Finger Sandwiches, PBJ, Ham & Cheese, Tuna/Chicken Salad, Grilled Cheese, Cheese Tortillas Wraps with Cream Cheese, Hot Dogs, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Ham & Cheese, Vegetables, Chicken, Yogurt, alone or with Fruit, String Cheese, Apple Sauce, Crackers, alone or with Cheese or Peanut Butter, Raw Vegetables; Carrots/Celery Sticks, Broccoli, Cauliflower with or without Ranch, Dressing or Peanut Butter for dipping

Slice All Fruit: Sliced Grapes, Bananas, Strawberries, Peeled Oranges/Apple Sliced Wedges, Kiwi, Peaches, and Mangos

Protein bars, Apple Sauce, Raisins, Cranberries, Apricots, Prunes (or other dried fruit)

AFTERNOON SNACKS: Please do not send anything that needs to be refrigerated for afternoon snack.  We only keep the lunch boxes in the refrigerator during the morning hours.

Please DO NOT send soda pop, sugary drinks, popcorn or candy…  Snacks such as sweets, soft drinks, potato chips, candy, cakes, cookies and fruit juices with less than 100% real fruit juice are not considered to have any nutritional value.Image result for breakfast word

BREAKFAST CUT OFF TIME IS 8:00 AM

Children who arrive before 8:00 am are allowed to bring breakfast to eat at school.

To help the teachers prepare for the day children arriving after 8:00 am must eat breakfast before coming to school.

Teachers are busy after this time getting students ready for circle time and the activities for the day.

When bringing your child in for the day, please be sure to clock them in, place their lunch box and water bottles on the counter and hang their backpacks next to their cubby.

Staff will place your child’s lunchbox in the refrigerator.

CLOTHING & ALL PERSONAL ITEMS NEED TO BE LABELED…

All children will need to come to school dressed and ready  for the day; clean, neat; hair should be brushed and away from their face.  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 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 normal sized student 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. Pillow cases & blankets are sent home every other Friday to be laundered.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND IT BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.

WIPES
Each child no matter if they wear diapers or not, is asked to send a package of wipes every other week. These wipes are used throughout the day for various activities.

If your child is in diapers, or pull-ups please bring a large package of diapers and the teachers will let you know when your child is running low.

         

REFERRALS

We had a very large graduating class this year that left us with several openings. Please refer a family and get a $200.00 tuition credit once that child has been enrolled for 4 weeks.                                                                                                                        

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