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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: Saturday, February 21st. This is for St. Simon annual trivia night. Most months we babysit every third Friday.

HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, February 17th. Miss Kim Preston is our hair stylist. . Remember that haircuts are always the third Tuesday 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, February 19th. 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: Every thursday!

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.


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:Babysitting February 21st.

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.  

St. Simon Fish Fry: Ash Wednesday, February 18th.

Parent Prayer

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

What a bitter sweet month it has been in the infant room!  We celebrated 3 birthdays!  Lena and Jaxson turned 1 and although Dominic won’t be 1 until March 16th we celebrated his before the big move!  During the middle of the month we said goodbye to our “big” friends, Lena, Jaxson and Dominic, the moved on over to the Frog 1 room to meet some of our old friends, Bennett and Addie.  We miss them already but know there having a blast doing big toddler things. 
Lyla was excited to get a friend her age this month.  We welcomed Derek with open arms.  His smile melted our hearts from the second he started!
We can’t believe our littlest babies are not the “big” kids in town.  Mona, Harper and Will are doing so many new things.  Our new friend Andrew is joining in right along with them. 
Don’t forget kickball is right around the corner.  Saturday, May 9th.  Join us for a fun time. 

jungle 1


Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn


Frog 1


Ms. Denise Buehler, Mrs, Angela Horvath


Frog 2

Greetings from the Froggy 2 Room! We can’t believe February is already drawing to a close, but the weather sure isn’t getting any better! Hopefully spring gets here soon; these kiddos are chomping at the bit to get outside!
The first week of February our theme was Children’s Books. We read the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (and of course sang the song!), and pretended we were going on a REAL bear hunt with a boat, paddles, binoculars, safari hats, and flash lights! We also sorted bears by color, wore animal masks, and played with beanie babies! We read the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, played with alphabet blocks, and spelled out our names with magnet letters on our chalkboard! The Very Hungry Caterpillar came next, and we made caterpillars on leaves at the art table, wore butterfly wings in the classroom, and peered at tiny bugs with our magnifying glasses. Next, we read Go Dog, Go!, and we made adorable doggie art at the art table, put together animal puzzles, and pretended we were animal doctors! Finally, we read Goodnight, Moon, and we pretended to gaze at the moon with our binoculars, and played with outer space felt pieces at the flannel board. What a fun week we had reading some our favorite books!
The second week of February our theme was Valentine’s Day, Manners, and Kindness. We cared for babies, had a “fancy” tea party with our friends, read the book When I Care About Others, and had a flower shop in our classroom! We also read the book Rosie Rabbit’s Valentine’s Day, hopped on hearts, mailed love letters, and sang the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It!” We also got to bring in a favorite stuffed animal to share with our friends during work time!  It was so fun watching the kiddos share their beloved toys with their friends!  Friday the 13th was our Valentine’s Day party, thank you to everyone who provided Valentines to share, and thanks to all who brought in snacks, drinks, plates, and supplies!
The third week of February our theme was Presidents Day and Historical Figures. We played with Lincoln logs, *tried to* recite the Pledge of Allegiance, played with horses and stables, and studied the different kinds of coins that we use. We also played with ships, trains, and rocking horses!
The final week of February our theme was Dental Hygiene and Germs. At the art table we made alligator mouths (with marshmallows! Yum!),  we learned all about healthy and unhealthy food with Miss Lauren on the flannel board, made our room spic-and-span with brooms and vacuums, and made yummy and nutritious “Apple Smiles” with apple slices and marshmallow teeth! We bathed our babies in the sensory table while singing the song “Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath,” read The Tooth Book, and talked about the importance of taking good care of our teeth and washing our hands after we go potty and before we eat.
Please check your child’s extra clothes bin to make sure we are stocked! And, as always, please be sure to sign-in and out every day, and check the wall and parent board for news and upcoming events. Thanks!
See you next month!
Miss Anne, Miss Lauren, and Miss Paige



Hello Fishie Room Parents!  We had a very fun month of February.  We welcomed several new friends, celebrated Valentin’s Day, Fat Tuesday, and even got to go on our first Field Trip!
The first week of February we talked about Children’s Books and the letter “R”.  We read some Dr. Seuss books, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Grouchy Ladybug and The Giving Tree.   Each day our lesson revolved around the book we read in the morning, for example we “baked” cookies and had mouse races on the day we read, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
The following week our theme was  Valentine’s Day/Kindness/Manners.  Our kids called our theme, “love”.  We’d asked, “what are we talking about this week? “ ”LOVE” would be the response.  We had a conversation heart sort, did a broken heart match, mailed love letters and had a Valentine’s Day Party.  We gave out Valentine’s, had awesome snacks and special drinks and played lots of games.  We even got some special face painting done!
The following week we talked about important historical figures and words that begin with “N”. Some of the historical figures included Amelia Earhardt, Christopher Columbus and Mozart.  We flew airplanes, made some beautiful (ahem, ahem) music and did the “N” oodle limbo.  This week we also talked about Fat Tuesday and participated in the Mardi Gras Parade. 
The final week in February was Dental week!  We brushed some fake teeth, flossed with Legos and ribbon, brushed balloons with shaving cream in the sensory table and did a Tooth Toss.  We also went on our first field trip!!  We rode the school bus to the Dental Theatre…it was all very exciting.  We all did a great job following the bus rules and listened very carefully during the trip in the theatre.  We all felt like “big” kids that day getting to ride the bus! 
Please check your child’s cubby periodically to make sure we have a sufficient amount of spare clothes.  We would also like to Welcome Phillip, Quinn and Katie to the Fish Room-they are recent graduation of Frog 2!  As always, I you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!



Mrs. Amanda Moran, Mrs. Erin Varvaro, & Miss Melissa Egan


February was filled with fabulous fun and learning! 
The Butterflies mastered letters R & N.  Our themes were Children’s Books, Valentine’s, Manners, Kindness, Presidents, Dental Hygiene and germs!  Our cooking consisted of raspberry cream popsicles, flag toast and happy apples.  Ask is about science.  We learned about Nosey Nina, Ronnie Rock and what Steins our teeth.  The Dental Theatre was exciting and we met the Tucan and learned about how to clean and keep our teeth clean.  The Butterflies have been practicing our prayers including The Our Father and The Hail Mary.  We are super fantastic prayers! 
We are going to Purina Farms March 27th.  If you would like to join us please sign up in the classroom.
Looking forward to Spring!!

Mrs. Chambers and Mrs. Faust, and Mr. Will

Here we are again to let you know how our month went in the Watermelon Room.  Thank you to Cash, Brynley, Alec and CJ for bringing in your awesome Start of the Week pictures and special treats!  Happy happy Birthday to our Alec man who turned 5 on the 18th!  He had a lot of awesome treats and surprises that day!
We started the month off talking about the letter Rr and Children’s Books.  We did record player art and rainbow colors in the art area!  We read a lot of kids books by some awesome authors like, Dr. Seuss and Eric Carl.  We made Dr. Seuss hats and did a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle in the quiet area!  We really had fun playing in the sensory table with our rocks and bugs!  It was a pretty radical week!
The second week was all about Valentine’s, Manners and Kindness and the letter Rr again.  We played with rescue heroes, rocking horses and rodeo in the dramatic paly area.  We also used our manners when we played Mother May I and played cupid, cupid, arrow in the big block area.  We made awesome valentine bags to hold all our cards from our friends that we got at our Valentine’s Day Party in the art area.  We also made a red and pink chain to hang in our room for decoration for the party on Friday.  Thank you to the moms who came and helped pass our cards to all the kiddos.  It was a really fun filled week!
The 3rd week was Mardi Gras, president’s day and historical figures, and the letter Nn.  We had a short week this week bit it was so much fun!  We did a number and name recognition in small group and came up with a long N word list.  We did nets and bugs, Noah’s ark, and nursery in dramatic play.  We talked about our president and what his name is, ask us and see if we remember!  We talked about President Lincoln and the penny and even made Lincoln log cabins!  We made noodle necklaces and name art in the art area.  We really liked cooking this week and making flag toast outta blueberries, bananas, and cream cheese.  It was a pretty neat experience. 
The 4th was all about Dental hygiene and germs!  We did toothbrush painting, pretended to go to the dentist, and even played pass the toothpaste.  We talked about when and how to brush our teeth and had a great time on our field to the dental theatre.  We did a dentist sequence page, made a tooth care book and also pretended to brush and floss teeth in the sensory table using Legos.  We also talked about the letter Nn again and did some Nascar racing, a newspaper toss, Lil people neighborhood and number file folder games!  It was a pretty nosey and nutty fun filled week for sure.
Don’t forget to send your kiddo in tennis shoes daily and always have extra set weather appropriate clothes in their backpacks.  Thanks again and until next time

Until next month…


Thank you!
Miss Jenny Koeln, Miss T Kaiser, Miss Lindsay Vonder Haar




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