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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. 

GymnasticsSAMTASTIC GYMNASTICS:   Questions call
Sam Schaeffer

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 25th. 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!

Kickball Babysitting: Saturday, April 26th. Please let us know if you would like to sign up.

HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, April 15th. 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,17th 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!!



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


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.


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: KICKBALL!!! Our Annual Kickball Tournament will be Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 am. Rain out date is set for May 3rd.

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.  


March winds are really blowing!  We are all growing like crazing in the Jungle Room!  Grayson has mastered the walker and holds on to everything & walks.  Won’t be long until he takes off on his own!  HE also talks to you.  Yes, it may be in his own language, but he is communicating with us.  Miles is close behind with the walking.  He cruises around the room with the walker and he has his own language also.  Miles and Grayson play so cute together.  They are really becoming good buddies.  Troy is working on crawling, he scoots and rolls to get what he wants but has almost figured out the easy (crawl) way.  Harper eats big girl food and has a very dynamic personality.  She  pretends that she is shy, but don’t let her fool you, she’s not!  She loves to jump in the jumperoo and gets going to where she could jump right outJ Addison has adapted very nicely to our room.  She is very nosey about what all of her new friends are doing and just learned how to grab onto the toys she is looking at.  Bennett is talking, laughing and smiling all of the time.  He has a very content, laid back personality and lights up a room with his smile.  Welcome Lena!  We will fill you in on Lena next month as she is brand new to us. 
Happy Spring!!

Ms. Gina Mannisi and Ms. Jenny Koeln



The month of March has been filled with plenty of changes.  We would like to welcome our new friends Evie and Everett.  Wyatt and Drew have moved up to Frog 2 but come back to say hi. 
The weather is always changing from warm to cold, so don’t forget the jackets.  We will be spending more time outside while it is nice out.
We have been talking about spring.  We have made some beautiful flower pictures out of our handprints.  We also used stickers to make a spring picture.  We are teaching the kids a little about spring cleaning!  The especially like the vacuum cleaners. 
We all enjoyed a few holidays.  We celebrated Mardi Gras with masks, a parade and some yummy king cake!  St. Patrick’s Day we made some rainbows and tossed the gold into the bucket. 
Our next theme was senses.  Frogs played with lemon lime play dough and tasted some black cherry juice.  We also listened to different instruments.  We went on a sensory walk.  They loved exploring all the different senses they used on the walk.
We had a great month of new experiences and are looking forward to April.  Please don’t’ forget the weather changes daily so we need the kids to have different changes of clothes. 

Mrs. Stephanie Chambers and Mrs. Amanda Moran



They say that March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb, and that is proving to be true!  While we’ve been able to enjoy a few days of nice weather and finally getting to play outside, it’s hard to believe that as March is coming to a close, we are still seeing flurries in the air!
Our new Frog 2 friends, Phillip, Wyatt, and Drew have done an awesome job getting to know their friends and classroom routine.  Our busy month started off with celebrating Mardi Gras.  We had a lot of fun making festive necklaces for our party.  We also enjoyed doing some “spring cleaning” with brooms and mops, and having a big “family dinner!”  One of our favorite things was listening and dancing to “Animal Action” and making loud animal noises.  We mowed the lawn, painted the walls, and danced the week away!  What fun it was celebrating Mardi Gras and talking about traditions!
The next week we kept the party going by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!  We made fun rainbow hats and enjoyed very yummy treats at our party!  One of the best parts of our week was making delicious rainbow cupcakes.  We had a lot of fun mixing all of the bright colors together!  We counted gold, searched for clovers, and practiced finding all of the colors of the rainbow in our classroom!The third week’s theme was Spring has Sprung!  In our sensory table, we dug for worms squirming through the dirt.  At our art table, we made footprint Robins, umbrellas, clouds, raindrops, and beautiful fingerprint hyacinths, which you can see all around our classroom.  We really enjoyed signing “if all the raindrops” and listening to the story, Are you My Mother?  We are trying to spring into a warm season in the Frog room.
The last week of March we talked about Our bodies and senses.  We names all of oure body parts, read, My Five Senses, and did the “Hokey Pokey!”  For cooking this week we enjoyed yummy, healthy shakes.  It was fun getting to mix everything together.  We did yoga as a class, challenged ourselves with new body puzzles, and made cute thumbprint animals at the art table.  What a busy week it was learning all about our bodies!
As March comes to end, we look forward to warmer weather and Easter celebrations!  With the weather changing, please remember to check your child’s bin and make sure they have appropriate extra clothing.  Since it still is chilly some days, you can always leave a spare jacket in their cubby.  Please also remember to sign you child in and out every day!

See you next month!  Ms. Anne Brand and Miss Kristin Kozemczak

 Wow!  March has flown by!  We started the month off with Mardi Gras by making noise makers, and parading around St. Simon’s gym!  It was fun wearing beads.
St. Patrick’s week we did marble paint art, made rainbow cupcakes, and had a fun party!  We loved getting our face painted!
Spring has sprung!  The Fishies had a great time this week making butterflies, playing with dirt and shovels, spring cleaning, and making chocolate chip cookies!  Yummy!
Our senses week was fun because according to our taste buds, we made binoculars, silhouettes, and had a great time shadow dancing!
Thanks again to all of our parents for your continued support.  It takes a village to raise a child.


If you have any questions just call…
314-842-3848 ext. 304

Until next time,

Mrs. Liz Urbansky and Mrs. Angela Horvath

March sure came in like a lion Grrr & Brrr! 
We celebrated Mardi Gras with some fun hats we made and paraded around school on Fat Tuesday, followed by making kings cake!  St. Patrick’s Day quickly arrived and we celebrated with a party, green popcorn, juice and cookies!  Thank you to all that helped us with the goodies!  We made a most beautiful rainbow cake and it was as good as it was pretty.  We made Irish flags, did some Irish dancing and Annie made us corn beef and cabbage for lunch!
 Our next week was spring, well the theme was, and the weather cooperated a little!  We made kites; we played with umbrellas and rain boots and made cookies!  Thanks to our stars of the week for sharing their stories, pictures and snacks.  The last week of March we learned all about our senses.  We are learning to identify things by just touching them.  We made our own binoculars and had a taste test! 
We are growing fast in the butterfly room so make sure the change of clothes is current and weather appropriate. 
Hurry Spring!!

Ms. Denise Buehler and Mrs. Jill Croft

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



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