Sunday, May 2, 2010

Red Carpet Extravaganza!

Have you heard? We're having a “Red Carpet Extravaganza”!!! Our annual fundraiser at Market Street Grill is Saturday, June 5th. Tickets are $40.00 and if purchased by or before May 21st you will receive free kid's night out. This invitation is extended to anyone who purchases tickets. Help us raise funds for our awesome school. A detailed list of where the money will go will be posted in the foyer after Teacher Appreciation Week.

We still need classroom representatives for the butterfly and rhino classes. If you are interested please get your ideas to Lynn soon so parent's can start bringing in donations. You will find more information in your child's cubby and on the classroom doors as what you can bring in for your donation for your child's classroom basket. Please see Lynn if you have any questions.

We are also in need of any donations for the live and silent auctions. So, please talk to your friends, family, employers, etc. to see if they would like to donate or help out in any way. Again please feel free to ask if you have any questions at all.

WE can't pull the fundraiser off without all the help from our wonderful parent, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Policy Refresher

It's always a good idea to have a refresher on our policies. This month's topic will be our illness policy.

In our parent handbook it states, “children may not attend Children's Academy Preschool if they have any of the following symptoms: temperature of 101ยบ or higher, diarrhea (3 or more in one day), vomiting (1 or more times), refusal to eat, irritable, any undiagnosed rash, sores with discharge, or profuse nasal discharge”.

Continues on, “we ask that your child be symptom free or on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school”. This means that your child is not allowed to return to school the following day. If you bring in a doctor's note stating your child is not contagious then they are welcome to attend. Also, it is our policy that the parent or another authorized individual pick up the sick child within 1 hour.

We hope you will re-read our policies and procedures. We have these rules to ensure a safe and fun learning environment for your child. As always, please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

It's all about the kids!

Have you heard? St. Patrick's Day is headin' our way! With it being St. Patty's day, that also means it is time for the annual parade. Children's Academy has been participating in this parade for quite a few years now and it just gets better and better every year!

The big event will be on the morning of March 13th. The parade begins at 10:00. The route for the parade starts just West of West High School and goes through the middle of the Gateway Mall. We will be meeting about 9:30 to decorate the “float”, wagons, bikes, pets – you name it we decorate it! We also have a pot luck breakfast, but you only need to bring a breakfast treat for about 10 people, and we all just share.

We haven't received our number yet, but we will keep you posted with all the needed information as soon as we get it. We hope that you will all mark your calendars and join us for the fun on the 13th. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Fun!

We are forming all our committees to help out with all the fun that will be taking place over the next few months. We love to get parents' input as to the things we do and how they are done. If you are interested in help in gout with any of the following events, please contact Lynn. Be sure to mark your calendars now so you can join in on all the festivities!

St. Patrick's Day Parade Sat. March 13
Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7
Field Trip shirts go on sale End of April
Annual Fundraiser at Market Street Sat. June 5

We would like to introduce our 2010 class representatives! Please see Lynn if you are interested.
Ladybug = Ashley Janke
Butterfly = Open
Guppy = Open
Goldfish = Amy Oshiro
Seahorse = Kirbys, Rutherfords, and Edwards
Crocodile = Lara Mason
Alligator = Wendy Laramie
Hippo = Brooke Edwards
Rhino = Open
Cheetah = Tammie Rutherford
Mustang = Open
Stallion = Brian Minette and Bob Crison

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's All about the kids!

January is the month for Parent Teacher Conferences. We will have sign up sheets in the foyer where you will be able to sign up for the time of your choice. Due to the amount of children we have, we are only able to do 15 minute conferences at this time. If you feel that you need more time, we can arrange something for you at a later date.

This is a great opportunity to sit down with your child's teacher(s) and discuss your child's development and set goals for the remainder of the year. The children ore welcome to come to the conferences but are they are not required.

We will also be hosting our annual book fair during this week. This is a chance to restock your library and help out the school at the same time. We appreciate your support and please let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tis' The Season! - Continued

We want to help as many people in need as we can, so here are the charities we will be working with. The Utah Food Bank, The Road Home Homeless Shelter, and a Sub for Santa family. You can see the fun foyer with the collection boxes and the lists of things people are in need of. We have set our goals and really hope to reach them. We know money is tight this year, but every little bit helps. There are many less fortunate families out there that really need our help. If we all work together we can really help make this a great holiday season for so many people. Please see Lynn if you have any further questions or suggestions. Thank you again for all of your support. We appreciate it very much!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tis' The Season!

We want to make everyone aware of all the things we are doing to limit the spread of the flu and other illnesses this winter season.

We sanitize each and every toy and piece of equipment in each classroom and the common areas. We recommend that staff get vaccinated. We encourage staff to stay home if they are sick. We watch children and send them home if they are showing any signs of illness. We isolate the sick child(ren) from the other children in the school until the parents arrive to take them home. We follow good health practices by continually washing hands of both staff and children.

Here is what we need your help with: If you child is showing signs of illness, PLEASE keep them home. Please keep your child home until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours. Please contact the school if your child is diagnosed with any illness so we can inform other parents. Wash your hands as well as your child's hands upon arrival to the school.

We hope that if we all work together we can keep the illnesses to a minimum. Thank you for all your help in this matter.