|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:December 14 and 20th. 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: Thursday, December 19 . Miss Kim Preston is our hair stylist. Remember that haircuts are always the third Thursday 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 Wednesday, December 18. 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: Yoga is new to Simon Says this Fall. We have lots of kiddos who have already signed up. The classes are on Thursday's from 9-10am. Please feel free to contact Lynn Kiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: TRIVIA!!! Was AMAZING! The event was a lot of fun! We can't THANK YOU enough! You helped us raise $14,000!! The money that has been raised is going to do major renovations to our big playground! Please put next years date on your calendar November 8, 2014.
The Holidays are approaching quickly! We have our Christmas program Thursday December 12 at 4pm in the church. Make sure to invite family. A social will take place in the lower church hall after the performance. All are welcome to attend!
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.
INFANT: JUNGLE ROOM
Welcome to the Holiday Season! We have a bitter sweet goodbye to Camila who has graduated to the Frog 1 Room! We sure will miss her! A very sad goodbye to Charlie and best of luck with their new home and school.
Our new girl Harper always brings a ray of sunshine each day! She is a very happy baby. We would like it if she would stay awake long enough for us to get to know her! Troy is growing right along. HW is so stinkin cute when he laughs, he chuckles and his entire body jiggles. Grayson is growing like a weed. He is starting to scoot around on his belly, ready to take off crawling! August has finally broken his first 2 teeth through! Whew! He is crawling everywhere and loves getting into everything! Thomas is very close to walking he has a smile on his fac that will melt your heart. He is a great eater too, anything and everything! Rosalie is beginning to repeat words and make noises and will talk to the toys & her food. She is pushing things around the room, won’t be long before she is off and walking too.
Holidays and cold weather are here so please remember to dress your kiddos warm and bring an extra change of clothes, and notify us if they are yucky and under the weather, communication is the key! Also if your child’s diet changes, (adding table food, increasing ounces in their bottle etc.) please let us know so we can change them here as well.
Ms. Gina Mannisi and Ms. Jenny Koeln
Our class has been traveling around the world. They have been playing in tunnels, canoes, trains, cars and bikes. We sang wheels on the bus while playing in the pop up bus. We visited different countries and learned a little bit about their culture. They played with maracas while wearing sombreros.
Our next trip was to outer space. The kids made a picture of a planet with colored chalk. We made our own space shuttle with funsticks and jumped on the moon.
To end the month we celebrated Thanksgiving. We made handprint turkeys, played with the puppet theatre and enjoyed a thanksgiving feast.
We would like to wish Ben well in the Frog 2 room and welcome Camila to our classroom. Just a reminder our Christmas program is December 12th in church at 4:00 pm. We are asking our class to wear a white shirt and black pants. We also need your help. Our classroom parents are in charge of bringing in a package of Keebler fudge stripe cookies for the program. Thanks so much for your help.
Mrs. Stephanie Chambers and Mrs. Amanda Moran
The countdown to Christmas is on! Our room is filled with the holiday spirit as we get ready for our Christmas program, prepare our gifts for our mommies and daddies, and learn all about the meaning of Christmas!
We were very busy during the month of November! We started the month out learning about different types of transportation without any help from their teachers. We made airplanes at the art tables, played with construction vehicles at the sensory table, and cooked up some yummy banana airplanes! You can see our traffic light art hung proudly in our classroom, and just as us to sing Little Red Caboose; it’s our favorite song!
The second week our theme was Around the World. In our sensory table we had rice, Chinese noodles, fortune cookies and chop sticks! The kids had a blast. We made Japanese cherry blossom trees at the art table, did the Mexican Hat Dance, and counted to ten in Spanish. We also sported some cowboy hats, played with luggage and listened to some Irish music! We had a jolly good time, laddy!
The following week our theme was space, planets and stars. We played with lava rocks and astronauts in the sensory table, experienced zero gravity while jumping on the trampoline, and read the book, “Goodnight Moon.” We sang “Twinkle Twinkle” and “You are my Sunshine,” did laps around the room on the Froggy racers, and created some outer space art that was really out of this world!
The last week of November we talked all about Thanksgiving! We made beautiful turkeys at the art table, sang “ Ten Little Indians,” and wore some fancy and fun turkey hats! We also make some yummy turkeys our of Oreos and candy corn. The kids really gobbled them up!
We celebrated some birthdays this month! Morgan and Austin both turned 2, Happy Birthday big kids!
Our Christmas program is Thursday, December 12th at 4:00pm in church. Please dress your child in a white shirts and black pants! Our classroom parents are in charge of bringing in a package of Keebler fudge stripe cookies for the program. Thanks so much for your help.
And don’t forget to grab and ornament form our giving tree! Thanks!
See you next month! Ms. Anne Brand and Miss Kristin Kozemczak
Hi! We started November off with a field trip to Powder Valley! What an exciting day! We went on a nature walk and while learning about different plants, we say a buck run by! Wow, he was big! Also getting to pet a snake was pretty cool too!
Week one of November we talked about transportation and things that move. We had fun flying paper airplanes and making banana planes for our cooking. Those were yummy!
Week 2 was Around the World and we learned about Egypt, Mexico and the North Pole! It was fun making a piñata our of paper mache and having a pot luck with the Butterflies, Watermelons and Latchkey. We brought hot cocoa which was a big hit!
Week 3 we explored outer space by dressing up as astronauts and traveling in our rocket ship to outer space. Our space helmets turned out very cute!
The last week of November we celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast in the cafeteria with Butterflies, Watermelons and Latchkey! It was fun wearing our Indian vests we made and eating with the big kiddos! We are looking forward to Christmas and snow!!
Our Christmas program is Thursday, December 12th at 4:00pm in church. Please bring your child Christmas clothes to change into for the program! Our classroom parents are in charge of bringing in a package of Chips Ahoy cookies for the program. Thanks so much for your help.
And don’t forget to grab and ornament form our giving tree! Thanks!
If you have any questions just call…
314-842-3848 ext. 304
Until next time,
Mrs. Liz Urbansky and Mrs. Angela Horvath
We kicked off October with the letter A and ire Safety. We stopped, dropped and rolled, dressed up in fireman uniforms, put our fires with hoses, and painted with “fire”. We made celery race cars for cooking and took a visit to the Fire House. Why we were there the firemen got a call so the field trip was cut a little short!
The second week of October we learned about the letter D and Fall. We learned about what happens in the fall, raked leaves, made hand print trees, sorted leaves & made an autumn collage. We also played with dump trucks & dolls and made boats for Columbus Day!
Next was letter D & our themes was Fall and Pumpkins. We scooped out the seed, bowled with pumpkins, dressed up in Halloween costumes, stacked Halloween colored cups & wrapped ourselves in toilet paper to look like mummy’s We played with pumpkin guts in the sensory table and make pumpkin pizza.
Our last week of Halloween was SUPER BUSY! Our letter was S, and the theme was Music & Halloween. We went to the pumpkin patch int eh drizzling rain, but didn’t melt J. We got a little wet on the hay ride, then went through the haunted house at least 5 times! We also got to dress up in our costumes & go Trick or Treating at Southview. We sang songs for all the Grandmas and Grandpas, and we got A LOT of candy!! What a fun & busy October!!
Ms. Denise Buehler and Mrs. Jill Croft
Well the holiday season is already here and the Watermelons have been busy, busy, busy! First and foremost we want to than k all of our families for making our Trivia Night a success! The Watermelons won the pizza party for having the most participation!! Way to go!
We’ve also been busy learning about or November Stars of the Week. We had fun getting to know more about Dante, Hayden and Nolan. A special thanks to all of our special lunch visitors.
November started off all about the letter “Ss” and transportation. The Watermelons loved shaving cream spelling! The planes and “clouds’ in the sensory table were also a big hit. We worked really hard on our transportation puzzles in the quiet area, as well as our name trains in art. Everyone had so much fun trying to blow bubble garages in housekeeping too!
Next the Watermelons traveled the work during “Around the World” week. We made maracas, practiced with chop sticks and even stomped grapes with our bare feet! The whole preschool made snack the day of our “pot luck snack time” Learning all about the letter “Ii” was interesting as well.
Ten the Watermelons traveled a little further… to outer space! We explored the stars with our constellation viewers, created some wacky UFO’s, and practiced walking on the moon with our moon boots. The moon rocks in our sensory table were lots of fun to scoop and shovel. We loved learning about “Lindy Light” in the science to go along with the lovely letter “Ll”.
Lastly, we wrapped up November learning about Thanksgiving. We played with mashed potatoes in the sensory table,. We also pretended to be magicians with the Pilgrim Hat Shuffle!
Pf course, we cannot learn about Thanksgiving without ending with a big ALL-SCHOOL feast! We loved sharing one big meal in the school’s cafeteria!
Our Christmas program is Thursday, December 12th at 4:00pm in church. Please dress your child in Christmas clothes! Our classroom parents are in charge of bringing in a package of rice krispy treats for the program. Thanks so much for your help.
We know it is hard to believe it’s almost December, but please be sure to send your child with weather appropriate clothes every day. Also be sure to check out our giving tree with gifts for our adopted needy family. Happy Holidays! Ready or not, they are here!!
If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at: 314-842-3848 ext. 207
Mrs. Lauren Ross
Mrs. Erin Varvaro
Ms. Melissa Egan