|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: Friday March 21st. 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: March 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, March 20th 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: 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 email@example.com.
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: 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.
INFANT: JUNGLE ROOM
February flew by! Welcome to our room Bennett & Addison! Bennett joined us at the ripe new age of 6 weeks. Bennett AKA Sweet Potato is very laid back and loves to just chill & hang out with his friends. He smiles, giggles out loud and could be great on the soccer field the way he kicks his feet! Addison AKA bubbles earned her name because she blows bubbles with her mouth all day! Addison joined us the “older” baby at 8 weeks old. She is cute as a button & loves to be cuddled. Hip Hip Hooray for August has mastered walking and is almost running! He is a bread and potato boy and passes on the other stuff with NO THANK YOU! He is filled with energy & curiosity that never ends. Miles is the ray of sunshine with his personality. He is happy, playful, and loves to peek a boo with his friends. He is beginning to try table food and not digging it one bit! Grayson is starting to mimic us and is the sweet boy in our room. He kisses his friends when they are sad. Unlike Miles, Grayson digs his table food. This boy is ready for steak and lobster. Troy is sitting up like a bro, beginning to eat baby food and starting to love playing and being near his friends. Harper is practicing sitting up, and she also has started to eat baby food and absolutely loves it! She likes to play pat-a-cake & pretends like she is shy when you talk to her but don’t let that fool you just because she looks away!
Mommies & Daddies please make sure you send extra clothes for their bag to stay here because we do have accidents sometimes.
Please don’t forget to tell the teachers about any changes in diet, amount, adding things or sleep habits so life at school will be smooth for them!
Ms. Gina Mannisi and Ms. Jenny Koeln
Welcome to our Froggie Room Feburary Newsletter! What a month we’ve had! We can’t wait for the weather to cooperate so we can blow off the winter blahs. Instead of the weather we tried to focus on Valentine’s Day.
The themes we incorporated into our Lesson Plans this month were: Children’s Book, Manners/Kindness, Valentine’s Day, Olympics, and Dental Hygiene/Germs (We have plenty of those!) Some of the activities we did include: Reading Dr. Seuss books, making Goodnight Moon windows, sharing on our trampoline, delivering special Valentines (flowers and cards), created our own special Olympics (including a balance beam, trampoline and incline mat!) We did our own version of “Spring Cleaning” and brushing fake teeth with shaving cream. For Valentine’s Day we were able to participate in our own party complete with Music, Dancing, and Chocolate Fountain and drinks. It was so fun!!
We had several friends graduate up to Frog 2, kind of a big deal. Drew and Wyatt now wave to us over the gate, and we are inviting 2 new friends to join us. After our Snow Day March 3, we welcomed Evie and Everett. We can’t wait to see what March has in store for us-besides runny noses and coughs, ha!
Mrs. Stephanie Chambers and Mrs. Amanda Moran
See you next month! Ms. Anne Brand and Miss Kristin Kozemczak
February maybe a short month, but we were able to pack a lot of fun into it! We started the month off with welcoming two old friends from the Froggie Room, Tommy & Ben. They got to start their week off in the Fish Room with a field trip. Even though it was still cold we bundled up and walked over to Shop-n-Save. The Butterfly Room went with us, and we all thought it was so silly when we all got to go into the big freezer!
We may have been stuck inside a lot this month, but we have been so busy. We loved learning about some cool children’s books. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom were our favorites. We crawled like caterpillars and played in a sensory table full of oatmeal and alphabet letters.
The next week we practiced our manners and got ready for our Valentine’s Day, played prince & princess dress up, and made corsages and boutonnieres for our dance. The dance was a blast! Pillow fights, chocolate fountain, musical chairs, chocolate covered pretzels, and face painting were just some of the fun things our teachers did with us.
We celebrated President’s Day with making George Washington and Abraham Lincoln cookies and they were yummy! We played with money, had a coin toss, and played with Lincoln logs!
We ended the month with a field trip to the Dental Theatre. It was so cool There was a bird that talked to us about how to brush our teeth, good and bad foods, and taught us some fun stretches! We played with BIG teeth and big tooth brushes. Did anyone try our toothpaste we made? We heard it was a little different tasting…
February was cold and short. There were a few days we could get outside but we are looking forward to when we can enjoy the outside every day!
Don’t forget to wish Addison and Gabriel a Happy 3rd Birthday!
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 February with the letter R and Children’s Book Week. We read the Cat in the Hat, made Dr. Seuss hats and “cleaned” our room. There was an old lady who Swallowed a Fly was a class favorite and we were able to retell the story with puppets! We also read 3 Little Kittens, Matched mittens, and played pet shop. We cooked puppy chow & visited Shop-n-Save where everyone got a cookie!
The next week we continued with R & learned about Valentine’s Day and Manners. We made decorations & bags, made corsages & boutonnieres for our Valentine’s Day Dance! We played hide & seek with hearts, had a candle lit dinner, and mailed valentines at the post office. Our Valentine’s Day Party was a lot of fun. We played musical chairs, dipped pretzels in chocolate & sprinkles, got our face painted, and danced in the Dominican Room. What a day!!
Next we learned about Presidents Day/Olympics, and the letter N. We made Lincoln hats and played a penny counting game. We built Log cabins and sorted money. We made red, white and blue bracelets for team USA, & played hockey on our room! We also got to take a field trip to the Dental Theatre. We learned all about how to keep our teeth clean and about healthy foods and foods we should only eat sometimes.
The last week of February we continued with the letter N and learned about Dental Health and Germs. We played dentist, counted teeth & painted with tooth brushes. We sorted healthy & unhealthy foods and learned all about Germs!
Alec turned 4 this month! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEC!!
Ms. Denise Buehler and Mrs. Jill Croft
February was so much fun in the Watermelon Room! We learned so much about our stars of the week: Gatlin, Lily, Sydney & Avery. We all enjoyed the special treats & visitors too! Ava and Brianna both turned 5 this month. We loved having twice the treats!! We also had fun having lunch with our siblings during the first week of February.
The Watermelons started the new month learning more about our favorite children’s books and using our imagination. We played pin the hat on the cat. It was a lot of fun listening to “Pete the Cat” stories on the CD player too! We also rock & rolled to record player art learning about the letter of the week, Rr!
The next week was all about Valentine’s Day and Manners. Our Valentine’s Day Dance was so much fun! We did face painting, played musical chairs, dipped snacks in a chocolate fountain and even had a photo booth! The Watermelons had so much fun dancing with the Butterflies and Fishies too!
Right after Valentine’s Day, we celebrated President’s Day. We made presidents out of cookies and marshmallows for snack; they were so tasty! We also learned about powdered wigs when we made George Washington with cotton balls. The Lincoln Logs were a huge hit with the Watermelons and the teachers. We finished our week by going to the Dental Theatre to learn about keeping our teeth healthy.
What a better theme to follow our field trip than Dental Hygiene?! We have been so busy practicing brushing teeth and flossing with Legos. Our smiles are getting so sparkly! It was fun making healthy smiles for snack using apples and marshmallows too. The Watermelons really loved the “Dirty Potato Experiment.” Be sure to check out science table and read all about it! Our newspaper toss became a popular area…once we learned PaPa Duke was a professional newspaper carrier.
February was filled with fun, especially with all of the holidays! March will be just as exciting with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. Please be sure your child always has a full change of clothes (e.g. weather appropriate shirt, pants, socks and underwear). It’s also important to remember our show-share is now on Thursdays! Please continue to label your child’s item.
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