APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER


St. John’s Parents’ Day Out

 

Monthly Newsletter

 

April 2018

 

 

Enrollment News

 

Our Summer program still has a few openings! The Crib Room is full, Toddler Room and Preschool Room have a few openings, and Older Preschool and School Age have been combined to one room and is full. Please let me know if you are interested in an extra day or have friends interested.

 

The class lists for summer will be posted next to the large PDO Bulletin Board, between the Crib and Toddler rooms. Please check these to confirm the day/days that your child is enrolled. You will also receive a confirmation letter with information about our summer program later this month.

 

If you are enrolled and are interested in subbing this summer on the day/days your child does not attend, please sign up on the yellow “Summer Sub List” sheet on your child’s classroom door.

Summer Enrollment checks have been deposited.

 

 

Our Fall 2018-19 School Year program also filled up quickly, with Crib and Toddler rooms full and Preschool and Older Preschool rooms having a few openings at this time. We encourage any parents interested in our program to call to be put on the wait lists for the days that are full.

 

Posted to the right of the bulletin board next to the Preschool Room will be the class lists for next school year.  Please check these to confirm the day/days you are enrolled for next year. In mid July, you will receive a letter of confirmation, along with an emergency form, health form, (unless already on file with us), child information form, parental responsibility form, August newsletter, an Open House invitation, and list of items to bring.

Please note that fall enrollment checks will be deposited in this month.

 

 

 Tax ID Number

For those of you who still need our Federal Tax ID number, our number is 44-6005529. A receipt of the total year can also be provided.

 

 

Scholastic Book Club

 

April book orders are being sent home this week, with the deadline for ordering being April 13. Please remember that late orders can always be called in, brought in, or ordered online. To order online, go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. Our activation code is GQRQK. Thanks again for your orders!

 

 

 

School Photos Sign Up

We will offer Spring school pictures next Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10 for only those signing up for these. If interested, please sign up online at https://nickigriffithphoto.as.me/STJ. Your child’s finished photos can be viewed and ordered online, so no proofs are sent home. Please contact Nicki Griffith, the photographer, at www.nickigriffithevents.com with any questions. Thank you!

 

 

 

Emergency/Information Changes

 

If your address and/or phone number has changed or will be changing before next school year, if you have a new emergency contact or new persons authorized to pick up your children, or any other changes that would affect your child, please let Nancy know. Please continue to turn in updated immunizations also. Thanks!

 

 

 

Classroom News

 

Crib Room:

We are enjoying dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, listening to books, doing finger plays, and playing with our friends. We even know each others’ names! We continue working on following directions, picking up our toys, and sharing. We are excited to start playing outside now that spring is here! The playground is lots of fun and the courtyard is so pretty this time of year! We love to use our crayons and paint dots! We are now doing some new fine motor/sensory art activities. What growth and change has been seen in us!

 

Toddler Room:

We started out March with making lions and lambs and talking about the windy weather. We enjoyed painting our St. Pat’s shamrocks and rainbows and making our beaded necklaces, as we learned about different colors. Our spring cupcake flowers and flower stamp spring pictures were fun to create. Dying eggs and making bunny sacks were fun Easter activities! We continue working on concepts such as counting, sorting, shape and color recognition, as well as listening, following directions, sharing, and cooperating with our friends. We are doing well at picking up toys and have grown socially this year!

 

Preschool Room:

We continue working on number, letter, color, shape, size and opposite concepts while learning about the changing seasons. . We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by decorating shamrocks with glitter. Finding coins in our chapel left by the leprechaun was so much fun! Making lamb masks and bunny headbands, dying eggs, and hunting for eggs were fun Easter activities. Our letters for this month were T, U, V, and W. We continue working on our fine motor skills such as cutting, painting, coloring, and gluing, as well as listening, following directions, sharing, and cooperating with our friends.

 

 Older Preschool Room:

Our room has been filled with lots of learning and springtime activities. We learned about the letters U and V, the number 8, the diamond and oval shapes, and the colors green and orange. We discovered what colors together make each of these! Our St. Pat’s parade for the other classes was fun with all our decorated hats and rainbow ribbons. We had fun with all our Easter crafts and hunting for eggs! We have been talking about our changing weather and seasons and enjoyed making our Lion book for our class. During Feelings Week, we discussed different feelings we have, made our feeling puppets, and had fun acting out different feelings in our “Guess My Feelings” game!   We just finished learning about all different farm animals and had fun making our farm scenes and our own Spring Farm Animals book.

 

 

Our Chapel theme for March for Preschool and Older Preschool was “Jesus Loves the Little Children”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Preschool and Older Preschool Room Parents:

 

 

Please mark your calendar for these dates!

 

Mother’s Day Program and Tea

 

Preschool Room: May 7 and 8

 

2:00 p.m. each day

 

 

 

Older Preschool Room: May 9 and 10

 

2:00 p.m. each day

 

 

 

St. John’s Chapel and Preschool Rooms

 

 

 (Invitations will be coming home)

 

 

 

                                             

 Reminders:

 

♥ Please remember to send a change of clothes with your child and mark your child’s belongings.      

 

♥ Please remember to send enough diapers or Velcro pull-ups if your child is still in diapers.

 

♥ Please remember to sign up for snacks. For those of you doing late extended care, could you please send a box of crackers? This would be appreciated.  

 

♥ Many thanks to those of you who have donated snacks and other items for our classrooms this year. Your help is much appreciated!

 

 

Our last day for this school year will be May 24.

 

Our Summer Program will start  June 11 and end July 19

 

Our Open House will be August 17.

 

Our Fall Program will start August 20

 

Thank you for sharing your precious children with us! We continue to enjoy seeing them grow and develop! During this Spring season, please take time to look at our lovely courtyard and peek in the Preschool Rooms later this month to see our butterflies! Enjoy the beautiful springtime!

           

            Happy April! Happy Spring!

                        With our prayers for peace,

                               Nancy Bell and the PDO Staff