|DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!! BOYS AND GIRLS! The 3-4 year old class is on Wed. at 10:30 and the 5+year old class is on Thurs. 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:Friday April 26th for Adam Bitter Concert
Also Saturday April 27th for our Annual Kickball Tournament is our babysitting nights for the month of April! Sign-up at the front door and enjoy an evening out. Remember that babysitting is usually the third Friday of each month. The babysitters names are posted by each evening.
HAIRCUT DATE: Thursday, January 17th 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 Thursday, January 17th. Dave Farver will come by to dance and sing with us every third Thursday of the month.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Every Thursday at 12:30-2pm we offer computer classes with Computer Tots. Please inquire in the office.
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.
Fish Room Bathroom is being remodled!! Please be patient it will be finished soon.
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
What an exciting month it has been in the Jungle Room! We welcomed our new friends Quinn and Thomas U to our happy family, and they are a perfect fit! Thomas, a Mumford and Sons fan has perfected his fake sneeze and is now enjoying varieties of table food! And no one can deny that Quinn’s smile is contagious! What a beauty! She is also discovering the luxury of sitting up all by herself.
Our babies are growing so quickly right before our eyes! Lydia is starting her slow approach to table food, with fruits and veggies. She is also quite the puff connoisseur! We can’t believe she’s almost ONE! Thomas King is also perfecting his ability to sit up on his own! He also holds the record for longest eyelashes! Camila has started rolling over like a big girl! Speeding across the room is Will, who makes his way back and forth across the room all day! He’s also always entertaining his friends with his cool dance moves! Rosalie can frequently be found gazing at her beautiful face in the mirror while doing her tummy time! She also enjoys going for walks around the building, checking out what the other classrooms are up to! Charlie enjoys sitting on the couch with his teachers like a big boy, and visiting his sister Hayden in the Butterfly Room. His face lights up when he sees her!
Please check your bags to make sure they have enough clothes, and that they are appropriate size. And don’t forget to sign your kids in and out every day!
Our 4th Annual kickball tournament is Saturday April 27th! Please let us know if you are interested in getting a team together.
Hope you all had a great Easter!
Til next month…
Ms Anne Brand, Mrs. Erin Varvaro and Ms Katie Murphy, Miss Maggie Lewis & Miss Natalia Moonier
FROG 1 ROOM
Frog 1 hopped their way right into March with great excitement over their new friend Ben W. After visiting for a day we knew we just had to have him, especially Emma and Eddie. We welcomed him with open arms and had fun sharing in his 1st Birthday!!
We learned about germs, dental hygiene, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, eggs, bible stories and more. You wouldn’t believe it with the big snow storm we managed to get outside and take some buggy rides. We got to see Music Man Dave with the Watermelon Room! It was sooooo much fun to visit our big friends. We all wish you a Happy Easter and can’t wait for spring to really come. Come on Redbirds!
Mrs. Liz Urbanski & Mrs. Lauren Ross
FROG ROOM 2
Hello Again! We welcomed spring with a snow Day! We also celebrated two holidays. First was St. Patrick’s Day. We made shamrock cookies, decorated 4 leaf clovers, had a party in the Watermelon Room, and all got one of Mrs. Denise’s fabulous face paintings. For Easter we did an Easter egg hunt, made cross necklaces and made Easter eggs out of rice krispy treats. We celebrated spring by making flower cupcakes….they were YUMMY!
Senses week was next and we learned all 5 senses by making “our 5 senses people” and made shakes for snack.
We had a very sad goodbye to Ali Keller who moved to the Fish Room at the beginning of the month. But got to welcome Ben K to our room! This will be Dylan’s last week as a Froggie before he becomes a Fishie! Evelynn, Sami, Nathaniel, Blake & Sophie will be following Dylan before we know it! They are all working very hard on using the potty!
Save the date…Saturday April 27th for our Annual Kickball Tournament, for more information contact 314-842-3848 ext. 301
We hope you had a great Easter break.
Ms. Denise and Ms Melissa Egan
March has been a crazy month. We have been busy taking care of our chicks. The Fish room and the Butterfly room each named 6 eggs. Some were named after friends, objects and even teachers. They were so excited to watch them hatch.
We have been talking about the new season, Spring. Which is a little confusing when we freezing cold weather and a huge snow the first week of Spring. We still explained to them that the weather will change and we soon will see flowers, bees and other bugs. We planted flowers on our sensory table and made our very own garden on our wall.
St. Patrick’s party was a lot of fun. We colored our hair and nails green & orange. We painted shamrocks on our faces and decorated cookies. We also enjoyed a little Irish dancing. The kids liked playing hot potato and the leprechaun craft we made.
Looking forward to Spring and getting some more outside time! Our Field Trip to Purina Farms is April 17th. Hope you can join us!
Ms. Liz, Mrs. Chambers and Miss T
Hello friends and families! We hope everyone had a FUN-tastic Easter and got to enjoy their time with family. This month the letters we reviewed were: P, V, W. The themes we talked about were: “Body, senses and allergies” “St. Patrick’s Day”, “Spring/Easter, and Bible Stories”
Some of the activities involving our letters included puzzles, playdough, potato sack races, puppets, vet office, vacuums, vegetable sort, wagon rides, wet chalk drawing, wood block building, wheel barrow, and weights.
During the week of “My body and senses & allergies” we talked about the importance of washing our hands, blowing our noses, what our senses are and why we have them. We participated in a science activity using our senses, ask your child about sauerkraut, onion and garlic.
While celebrating our week of St. Patrick’s we learned all about St. Patrick and leprechauns. They sure are mischievous. We dressed up like leprechauns, hunted for gold, and woke up a couple days (from our naps) to find that leprechaun’s had left some surprises for us-including a BIG MESS!
While we shielded “Spring”, we made handprint flowers, “planted” a flower garden, and went Bird watching. During this week we were fortunate enough to get to go to the circus! Wow! What an amazing experience. We got to see tigers, bears, acrobats, clowns, hula hoopers…I think we may have some future clowns in this class, I’m pretty sure of it!! Thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend, your support of Simon Says and our field trips is much appreciated!
During the final week of April we discussed Easter and some Bible stories. Our week began with a snow day (what??) and ended with Good Friday. We had an Easter egg hunt, dyed eggs, ate a fabulous “Easter” lunch and shared our anticipating of the Great Easter Bunny and what he might bring.
Just a reminder, please continue to send your child with a heavier coat(they can leave it here) because when we go out in the morning it is still quite brisk! Please have your child wear tennis shoes everyday, we go outside everyday now so no more pretty slip-on shoes. Finally our next field trip is Wednesday, April 17th. Your child will need a sack lunch wand a drink. We will be going to Purina Farms, please let us know if you are interested in attending.
P.S. It’s baseball season, GO CARDS!!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 314-842-3848 ext 303
Until next month…
Mrs. Amanda Moran, Ms. Jenny Koeln, and Miss Katie
March, wow spring, winter oh wait just good ole St. Louis weather. During our first week we learned about our 5 senses, allergies and our bodies. We did body tracing smelly jars, taste test and finger painted with sandy paint. The letter of the week was “P” and that’s why we had a “popcorn & PJ” party and played “ping pong” dressing up like a prince and princess was the best! We had a stink race for science and for cooking we made delicious shakes. St. Patrick’s day and the letter “V” were next. In our classroom we pretended to go on vacation, care for animals in our veterinarian office and played volleyball. To celebrate St. Pat’s we had a shamrock hunt a pot of gold toss, ribbons and Irish music, made creations in green shaving cream, designed dancing leprechauns and best of all had a St. Patrick’s Day party. We went digging for gold in our sensory table, cooked shamrock toasties and charmed a paper snake for our science project.
Spring has sprung (well not really) but we celebrated spring and learned the letter W. The kites we made are beautiful just as our flower cupcakes we made for cooking. One day we had umbrellas and rain boots to play with & lawn mowers and were gardeners the next. Our pinwheels are very nicely designed and we did a little spring cleaning! The most exciting part of this week was our field trip to the Circus! Wow! We had so much fun.
Ask us about our baby chicks. We were really good mommies to our eggs and “Viola” they hatched healthy! Easter week we created prayer rocks, hand and foot angels, stained glass crosses, had a last supper pot luck, built Noah’s Ark and even had our own church in our room. Of course we had an Easter egg relay race and egg hunt and made words with plastic eggs. We learned about rapid color changing chemistry and had a snow day!
Happy Easter to all!
Talk to you next month!
Mrs. Croft, Ms.. Mannisi, Ms. Lindsay and Mr. Ian,