June 2012 Newsletter

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We are very excited for summer! There are a lot of fun things planned for your children. It is also important that every child has sunscreen so we can protect them while they are outside. We will be having some electrical work done this month. We are installing hand dryers in the bathrooms and all new lighting in the entire building. Please excuse the construction.


Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing dads on Sunday the 17th. Thank you for all you do for your fantastic children. Doughnuts with Dad will be held on Friday June 15th from 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the gym. Come a few minutes early and enjoy a treat with your kids!




Summer Camp


Summer Camp begins on June 4th! Everyone involved should have received a packet with detailed information on rules, a calendar, and payments. All Summer Camp information will be listed under “Summer Camp” down below with the rest of all the classrooms. Make sure to scroll down and read about everything your child will need on their first day.




Transportation for 2012-2013 School Year


We have posted in our a hallway a sign up list for the next school year. Every school that we transport to is listed. Please put your child’s name on the list if we will be transporting them next year.




Muffins With Mom

Thanks to everyone who participated in Muffins with Mom. We hope you enjoyed it and we can’t wait to see all our dads on Friday May 15th for Doughnuts with Dad!

Muffins with Moms 01

Muffins with Moms 02


Ronald McDonald


Ronald McDonald came to do a magic show for us in May. The kids loved having him come and we love being able to provide fun activities like this for the kids.

Ronald McDonald 01


Kona Ice Day

Kona Ice is scheduled for Friday, June 8th and Friday, June 22nd. The van will be here at 10:00 AM. If your child participates $1.50 will be added to your account.




Scholastic Book Orders


Scholastic book orders will be due by Monday, June 25th. Your child’s teacher will send a catalog home with them and there are always extras in the office.







May 28 – June 1: MICE (2-3 yr. old’s)


GRAPHING (4-5 yr. old’s)
















June 25-29: FLOWERS (2-3 yr. old’s)


FAVORITES (4-5 yr. old’s)



*Please check your child’s class calendar for special events and the month’s math and reading goals. This month, 2-3 year old’s are working on reviewing R-Z and A-F and counting objects in the classroom. Four to Five year old’s are working on blending small words and counting and writing numbers 90-100.


From the Classrooms


Infants, Waddlers, & Toddlers


Our tiny babies are working on holding their own bottles and cups and many of our Waddlers are learning to walk! Please check your baby’s extra change of clothes to make sure they have everything they need and that their clothes are weather appropriate. We will be having a water day on June 13th. We will have small tubs of water to splash hands and feet in and spray bottles. The babies will not get soaking wet. Please let Karla know if you have any questions. Please remember to use the West door when entering the Infant or Waddler room so we can keep outside shoes off of the carpet as much as possible. And of course, don’t forget to check our diaper board regularly. Thank you!







Miss Nicolle – Happy Father’s Day to all you great dads! We are excited to make special projects for you. Don’t forget Doughnuts with dad on the 13th. We will also be having an ice cream party on June 12th. This summer we will be reviewing all of our shapes, colors, counting, and ABC’s. Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings to prevent mix ups. Make sure that your child’s change of clothes in his or her cubbie is weather appropriate. Don’t forget to check your child’s art folder and take their daily note off the door each day. We want to welcome Teacher Teri to our class! She is loving and wonderful and will be helping out in our room. Potty Training Tip: Don’t rush your child into potty training. Wait until they show signs of interest.




Miss Mayra – Happy Father’s day to our great dads! Hat Day is June 8th. This month we are working hard on reviewing letters A-F and numbers 1-10. Please review at home too. Don’t forget to take blankets home on Fridays to be washed and returned on Monday. If you received a note about sunscreen please bring some in as soon as possible. Please do not bring toys from home. These toys very often get lost or create fights. Please leave them at home or in the car. Please label all your child’s belongings to prevent mix ups. If you take something on accident please return it to the teacher and check our classroom whiteboard regularly for announcements. Please bring your child to class in a clean diaper/pull up and check the coat hooks for any accidents that may have happened. Remember to feed your child before they come if they will be missing a meal here. Our activities and curriculum begin right after breakfast at 9:00 AM. Don’t miss the wonderful lessons we have planned. Happy Birthday Max on the 12th.








Miss Yoli – Happy Father’s Day to our dads! We are working very hard this month on counting objects and reviewing letters R-F and their sounds. Please continue to help your child practice writing their name. We will be reviewing all the letters of the alphabet throughout the summer to prepare for the pre-kindergarten class next year. Please donate any child friendly magazines so we can use them for art projects. Please check your child’s cubbie to make sure they have a full change of clothes (everything from top to bottom including underwear) that is weather appropriate. It is also very important that your child has labeled sunscreen here. We are going outside at least twice a day and we need a sunscreen release form filled out as well as a bottle of your preferred sunscreen. Thank you!






Thank you to everyone who helped with our graduation. I am so proud of the progress and accomplishments my class had this year. I know they will do amazing in kindergarten. This summer we are focusing a lot on review. We will be revisiting everything we learned this year so the children have a nice refresher. It is now that time of year when the sun shines bright and we play outside! Therefore, it is very important that every child has a labeled bottle of sunscreen here and that every parent signs a sunscreen release form. Don’t forget Doughnuts with Dad on Friday June 15th. We want to show our appreciation to all of you wonderful Dads!





We are so excited to start another year of Summer Camp. We are going to have a blast. Just some reminders about how to come prepared to Summer Camp: Make sure to wear socks and sneakers on ALL field trips (no flip flops). Bring a filled water bottle every day. Pack a full change of clothes, a labeled bottle of sunscreen and chap-stick in their backpack. Every week Teacher Deana and Judy will send home a note that explains what we will be doing for the week outlining each day and giving you a description of what your child needs to do/bring in order to be prepared.






Our wonderful Teacher Judy will be doing Summer Camp for the next couple of weeks. Teacher Kimberly will be heading up summer program. She is fantastic and has been working in all of our classrooms. She is a familiar face to many of the children and we know that the children will love being with her.




We are proud and honored to be a part of your child’s physical, social, and educational development.




Jessica Drage, Owner

Tender Years Child Care & Learning Center

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