SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD STE A

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

PRESCHOOL

  • CURRICULUM
  • SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • ATTENDANCE & ARRIVALS
  • LUNCH TIME
  • A NEW DAY CDC PARENT MEET & GREET 10/06/2017

Preschool-tuition

 

5 WEEKS FOR SEPTEMBER

Tuition is per child, per week.  Fees must be paid in full on the first of each month.  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.  Parents/Guardian whose children hold these positions are responsible for the quoted tuition.  Such actions are necessary to hold your child’s position in our school.

SEPTEMBER 2017 CURRICULUM

INTRODUCE:

Letters: A, B, C

Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Shapes: Circle

Colors: Red

FABULOUS FRIENDS:

Celebrate friendship and practice social roles and relationships throughout this theme. The children will learn what a friend is and how to be a good friend. They will also talk about what friends do together. Forest Fun: Fox, deer, wolves, porcupines, skunks, and bears are just some of the animals that call the forest home. Learn about what these animals eat and where in the forest they hide and live.

FOREST FUN:

Fox, deer, wolves, porcupines, skunks, and bears are just some of the animals that call the forest home. Learn about what these animals eat and where in the forest they hide and live.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

•Ask your child what activities he did with a friend this week in which they took turns. (Built a tower? Put together a puzzle? Made a class picture?) Ask your child the names of some of his friends. Look at pictures of friends and family. Talk with your child about how family members can be good friends too. Encourage your child to help at home, care about family members’ feelings, and remember to say “please” and “thank you.”

•On a nice day, take a walk outside with your child, or simply go out into your yard. Occasionally ask your child to “stop….look…and listen.” When you say “stop” your child should freeze in place and stop making noises. When she is quiet, encourage her to look (or listen) for something. Encourage your child to look all around and share one thing she sees. Does she see any animals that might live in a forest? When listening, invite her to share what she’s heard. What animal sounds, if any, can she hear?

•Arrange a play date for your child with one of his or her friends.

 

A NEW DAY CDC MEET & GREET EVENT AT ANGEL’S ICE HOUSE

FRIDAY, October 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Please join us for A New Day CDC’s annual Meet & Greet Get Together. Come out and meet your child’s teacher, friends, and make some great new friends for yourself. This is a great way to join our A.N.D. family!

Angel’s Ice House has a great playground so kids can run around and have a great time  plus you can have dinner and drinks and enjoy some great local music.

A New Day CDC will provide appetizers for this event.

 kids summer clothing

ALL ABOUT ME POSTER

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?  PLEASE SEND POSTER BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

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.

Just My Friends and Me by Mercer Mayer

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Forest Animals by Francine Galko

Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin

A Forest Habitat by Bobbie Kalman

MRS. GAYLE’S PRE-K STUDENTS

Mrs. Gayle will be working very hard to prepare her 2017-2018 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.

Preschool hands

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.

  

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

We will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labor Day Holiday.

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 must 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

TJ  will turn 4 on 09/25

 

 

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.

BREAKFAST CUT OFF TIME IS 8:00 AM

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
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 preschool at least every other week. These wipes are used throughout the day for various activities.

         

REFERRALS

We have several openings left in our preschool.  Please refer a family and get a $200.00 tuition credit once that child has been enrolled for over a month.                                                                                                                        

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