|DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!! BOYS AND GIRLS! Dance is on Tues. 3:30 in the gross motor room. If you are interested please let the office know.
SAMTASTIC GYMNASTICS: Questions call
TUITION CORNER: Per our tuition policy stated in the handbook, “TUITION PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH.” In order for us to maintain our budget projections each month, we must have all accounts paid in full by the first of each month. No balance should be carried over to the next. If you are having financial difficulties, a payment arrangement must be agreed upon, in writing. If delinquent there will be a $25 fee added to your bill for each month that payment is late. Please review handbook if you have any questions.
BABYSITTING NIGHT: Saturday, October 11th (St. Simon Mouse Races) Most months we babysit every third Friday. Check your calendars for the upcoming Holiday babysitting schedule. Staff will be babysitting every weekend to try to help our families get through this CRAZY time of year!
HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, October 21st. Miss Kim Preston is our hair stylist. . Remember that haircuts are always the third Friday of the month. Kim comes in the morning for the hair cuts so as to not miss the children in the evenings.
MUSIC MAN DAVE: Dave will be visiting us on Thursday, October 16th at 9:30am. Dave Farver will come by to dance and sing with us every third Thursday of the month, but during the summer he comes on Wednesday's because we are on field trips on Thursdays. Busy, Busy!!
COMPUTER CLASSES: TBA
YOGA CLASSES: Will resume inthe fall!
Gymnastics: Contact Sam Schaeffer 314-487-7751
REMINDER: PLEASE REMEMBER TO CODE IN YOUR I.D. NUMBER WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING. USING THE SIDE DOORS TO EXIT IS STRONGLY PROHIBITED. Please remember to close all gates both inside and outside the center. Children are not to be left unattended.
WE HAVE EXTRA CAR SEATS IN THE BASEMENT FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE JUST ASK A STAFF MEMBER TO GET IT FOR YOU. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD BE BUCKLED IN THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR VEHICLE.
Jesus Ariel Romas Alvarenga is our 9 year old adobted boy from Honduras. We have received letters from him and we are sending letters and pictures to him. Simon Says is giving a monthly donation. If you would like to join us please contact Michele and she will give you the info.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Simon Says Trivia Night November 15th.
HOLY NAME: . The meetings are always held the 1st Monday of the month in the school cafeteria.
MADONNA GUILD: The meetings are always held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the church hall.
CENTER ALLERGIES: Peanuts, tree nuts, dust mites, penicillin, gluten and eggs. Please refer to the Safe Snacks link on the welcome page.
Oh, God, make me a better parent.
Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say and to answer all their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting them, talking back to them and contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Give me the courage to confess my sins against my children and ask of them forgiveness, when I know that I have done them wrong.
May I not vainly hurt the feelings of my children. Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame and ridicule as punishment. Let me not tempt a child to lie and steal. So guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.
Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. May I cease to nag; and when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
Blind me to the little errors of my children and help me to see the good things that they do. Give me a ready work for honest praise.
Help me to treat my children as those of their own age, but let me not exact of them the judgments and conventions of adults. Allow me not to rod them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves, to think, to choose, and to make decisions.
Forbid that I should ever punish them for my selfish satisfaction. May I grant them all of their wishes that are reasonable and have the courage always to withhold a privilege which I know will do them harm.
Make me so fair and just, so considerate and companionable to my children that they will have a genuine esteem for me. Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children.
With all thy gifts, O God, do give me calm and poise and self-control.
Infant (Jungle) Room
October has come and gone and the infant room is gearing up for a fun and busy month ahead! Our babies are growing, talking, jumping and moving all around. It is so fun watching them each reach different milestones. We learn something new from them every day!
Addison & Bennett are the “big kids” on campus. They spent the month moving all around, pulling themselves up and trying new foods! Lena, Jaxson and Dominic are mastering finding their way around our room whether it ne through crawling, scooting or flying around in the walker. They are so curious and love to play! Will, Mona & Harper are catching up to the big kids! They love looking in the mirror on their tummy, rocking out in the exersaucer and have almost conquered sitting up all themselves. We welcome our new friend Lyla to the Jungle Room. Her friends can’t wait to show her the ropes!
October was a blast! It was especially fun to see all of our babies dressed up for Halloween. We have lots to be thankful for in November; happy, healthy, growing babies and family!
Please continue to sign in and out every day. As the weather gets cooler, remember to bring in extra warm clothes. We like to get some fresh air every day.
Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn
Ms. Denise Buehler, Mrs, Angela Horvath
Happy Fall from the Frog 2 room! We have had a very busy month! We have welcomed the Fall season with open arms, and look forward to the Fall school season!
The first week of October we learned all about Fire Safety and Awareness. We practiced how to stop, drop and roll, painted hand print campfire pictures, and dressed up like real fire fighters! We read, Clifford the Firehouse Dog, played with “fire hoses” outside, and had a fire drill to practice what to do in case of fire. Everyone did great!
The second week on October we learned all about Christopher Columbus. We played with boats, pretended we were gazing out across the ocean with our binoculars and “caught” some fish in our classroom! We also talked about the fall season, like how the weather gets colder and the leaves change colors. We made Indian corn with brown and yellow paint and legos, raked leaves in our room and read the book, The Leaves are Falling One by One. The kids are very excited about fall!
The last two weeks of October we talked about Halloween and Pumpkins. We painted spooky ghosts with our feet, sang spooky Halloween songs, and dressed up in some fun Halloween costumes. We read, Which Witch is Which? Halloween Fun and Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever, created Jack-O-Lantern faces on the flannel board, and played with Halloween cookie cutters and play-doh. The kiddos really enjoyed dancing to the Monster Mash, making frozen boo-nana pops, and playing a pumpkin matching game. We had a spooktacularly fun Halloween party, where we ate Oreo spiders, played pin the hat on the witch, and decorated pumpkins@ Thanks to all who provided party treats, supplies, and the fun photo props!
See you next month!
Ms. Lauren Hornsey, Ms Anne Brand, Miss Paige Orlando
Welcome all to the 2014-15 Fish Room!
Boo to you! We hope everyone had a FUN (although freezing) Halloween! We had a spooktacular month, enjoying the Boo-tiful weather and learning all the while. This month our themes included: Fire Safety, Fall, and Halloween. During our Fire Safety week we dressed up as Fireman/women, Stop-Drop- and rolled, and even journeyed to the Fire House across the street. We enjoyed touring the house, seeing where they eat, sleep, play then got to get up in a real fire truck!
For fall we raked leaves, made leaf rubbings, sponge painted and made pumpkin Pie in a cup! Yum!! We discussed Halloween for two weeks. We read a lot of books, Who Will Haunt My House, being a favorite. We sang lots of spooky songs (“Five Little Pumpkins”, “Sometimes I like to walk in the dark”, got to trick or treat in our costumes and had and AWESIME Halloween party!
We also talked about a letter of the alphabet every week. This month was “A”, “D” and “S”. For more popular letters and may discuss them for two weeks. This is something we do as a fun intro just to expose them to what the letter looks like and the sound it makes. Please don’t fret if they are not identifying letters we work on, there is plenty of time for that in the Butterfly & Watermelon Rooms. We are currently working on recognizing their written/spelled out name.
A HUGE thank you to all of our parents who brought in treats/drinks/party favors!!! We had almost everyone bring in something and because of that, snack and favor bags were FULL! A special shout out to Brayden, Eddie and Maliah’s moms for coming to the party and helping out. The One-Eyed Monsters were adorable!!
Please please please check your child’s extra clothes stash, some of them need replenishing. Also please bring in a coat everyday (or just leave one here), mornings can be especially chilly!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to pull one of us aside or call 314-842-3848 ext. 304
Until next month!
Mrs. Amanda Moran, Mrs. Erin Varvaro, & Miss Melissa Egan
Mrs. Chambers and Mrs. Faust
The 3rd week was all about the letter D and Fall/Columbus Day! We played with big ships and pretended to sail away in our blow up canoe! We played with the doll house, dump trucks, dominoes and dinosaurs to learn about the sound of the letter D. We also did a leaf stomp for fall. It was a dynamite time!!
The 4th week started with an awesome trip to the Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us. We talked all about pumpkins and the letter D this week. We did a pumpkin hunt, hammered golf tees into pumpkins, did a pumpkin seed count and even made pumpkin lanterns in art. In the sensory table we dug out the guts of the pumpkin and got out all the seeds. It was definitely a messy but fun time!
The final week of October was all about Halloween and music. We dressed up in our costumes and trick or treated around school and made pretty cool treat bags to put all of our loot in! We made gauzy ghosts, did a ghost number count, did a pumpkin hop, and played with bats and rats to celebrate our Halloween theme. We played with instruments and listened to Halloween music and had a dance party. Thank you for bringing in all the goodies and treats to make our Halloween Party SUPER GREAT!!
Don’t forget to clean out your child’s art folder daily and dress accordingly to the daily weather. It’s getting really cold at night now!
Miss Jenny Koeln, Mrs. Jill Croft, Miss Tori Belgeri & Miss Jenny Dummereth