Happy 2019 to all of you!
We have been back to school for a few days and we are already very busy. It was great to hear the children's stories of Santa, Christmas, and their vacation news. I hope you all enjoyed this time too.
This month, will we be focusing on the letters I,i, J,j and K,k. And the numbers for the month will be # 6,7, &,8. A few themes we will be discussing are: what season is it? What do you wear during each season? What do you like to do in the snow?, Where do some animals live during the winter, hibernation, and animal tracks.
In our dramatic play area, we have a washer, dryer, and clothes to fold and sort. Hopefully, the children will practice here and go home to do laundry chores for you! 😉 No promises!
This month we are starting a reading program. Our goal is to read, as a class, 500 books! After we read the 500 books, we will have a hot chocolate party here at school. I will be sending home a read log for you to keep track of the books you read with your child. Please write down the book title and author on your reading log, after 10 books have been logged, return it. Each book you read, equals 1 sticker. We will add to our hot chocolate cups as the reading logs are returned to tally our totals. There will be plenty of extra reading sheets to take home in our parent’s corner. READ, READ, READ for Hot Chocolate!!!!
The preschool will be open on Monday, January 21 (MLK day). In years past, we have only been open for daycare. Please let me know if your child will be here on that day. I am trying to plan staff accordingly. Thank you!
As far as school cancellations due to snow or icing weather; I will send out an email notice and also post cancellations on the Mad Brook Academy Facebook page.
The new book orders are being sent home. They are due January 15th. I am not sure we will be sending out another order before Valentine’s day, FYI.
Also, during February will we be having parent’s conferences. They will be scheduled for certain days and times. The times will be posted next week, please remember to sign up. The conferences can only be 15 minutes long, as they will be back to back for us. I would encourage all parents to sign up.
During February vacation, (18-22) the preschool will be CLOSED. We will be open ALL week for daycare and plan on having a Mystery Week theme. The Mystery Week theme is $100.00 for 8am-12pm, extended day care is available until 5. Each day we will have different mysteries to solve and activities to correspond. I will be sending out flyers at the beginning of next week for more information. We do have limited spots, so please let me know as soon as possible. If you cannot make it all week, you can also sign up for a certain day.
Just a reminder that if your child is sick with a fever, pink eye, or the stomach bug, PLEASE do NOT send them to school. Our Health Policy states 24hr free of all symptoms. Please be courteous to your teachers and the children here.
Lastly, don't forget your child's snow clothes!!!
We are now registering for our fall preschool programs.
**We have afternoon preschool available.
am 9-11:30am 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day
pm 12:30-3pm 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day
daycare options 1 -5 days, part time or full day
open during February, April, and summer vacations.