October 2016 Newsletter
The beginning of the school year has gotten off to a wonderful start! Your children have adjusted so nicely to their new routines in the classroom. The students downstairs are learning how to find their cubbies by finding their names and pictures. Our letter of the week helps focus their letter recognition, and they are beginning to join in on our morning songs. Miss Paige holds up a picture of each child and that child has to place his/her picture on the “In School” area of our attendance board. They are enjoying sharing their weekly Show and Tell items and working on our computer educational programs. Our older students upstairs are starting to sign in when they arrive, are bringing lots of “evidence” of our letter of the week, greeting friends coming into our circle time meeting, and are also learning to sing the morning songs.
Both classes work on weekly themes in the mornings and afternoons. Letters and numbers are taught as they come up within the content. For example, the classes spent time one week concentrating on emotions, so our letter of the week was E. Miss Laura's class is starting a cooking class once a week. She will read the recipe on a big chart to the children as she points to each step and draws attention to the various amounts of ingredients needed for each step; such as 2 cups of something or ½ bag of something. When Miss Paige was teaching her class about emotions, she had her little ones stamping E’s, read books to the kids about good manners and sharing, and did puppet games in which kids had to show either happy or sad faced puppets. Our new themes in October will be the Fall, Fire Safety, Monsters, and Halloween in the mornings. Our afternoons throughout the year will rotate between full weeks of Social Studies, Math, Science, and Literacy. October's afternoon themes will be Spiders and Bats (Science), Christopher Columbus (Social Studies), Pumpkin Math, and Leaves Literacy.
I hope you enjoyed meeting your child’s teachers at our Back to School Night! We had sign-ups for our Halloween party and conferences in December. We also had a parent list out with phone numbers if you wanted to be part of the distribution for play dates and birthday party RSVP’s. If you were not able to attend, please see me for the lists. Hot or Not Yoga came to Happy Days to give a yoga class to our students on Tuesday, September 27th. The kids really enjoyed the workout! . The Stafford Township Lions Club will be coming to Happy Days on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday October 6th to conduct eye screens for our students. Permission slips have been sent home. A professional story teller will be here on Monday, October 24th from 10:30-11:30 AM. Her show is called Wacky Witch! All Happy Days students are welcome to come for that hour even if it is not your child’s day. Our Halloween celebration will be on Friday, October 28th at 10:00 AM. All parents are welcome to watch our Halloween parade, join us for our pumpkin search, and enjoy some goodies.
We will be having two fundraisers during the school year in order to have the special enrichment programs like the storyteller, music programs, puppet shows, etc..Our fall program will be coming home soon.
Please remember that tuition is due on the 1st of each month and that after the 5th there is a $10 late charge. If you ever need to leave your child past your pick up time or earlier than your drop off time, please call the school. The charge is $8/hour ($2 every 15 minutes). The rate is $4/hour if on a regular basis. Please be on time for your child's pickup. Please remember to label all of your child's items (lunchboxes, changes of clothes, jackets, etc.).
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-$100 referral awards!
-Please bring in flu shot documentation by December 31st