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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: December Babysitting will be December 12th & December 20th Get your Christmas Shopping finished!!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: Tuesday, December 16th. 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, December 18th. 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: Will resume inthe fall!

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 December 12th & 20th.

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.  

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

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November has come and gone and we have so much to be Thankful for!  Our babies are healthy and happy!!  We had a very successful trivia night and the season of giving is around the corner. 
We had a busy month conquering sitting up, crawling around and some of us are even working on standing up all by ourselves!  We scream, laugh, babble, coo and love to listen and dance to music every day!  One of our favorit3e things to do is exercise our legs in the jumperoo!  We take turns jumping like crazy.  Many of us are enjoying “big kid” food now, and we love it! We all master something new every day and our teachers love every minute of watching us grow! 
As a reminder, please sign your child in and out every day.  Also, don’t forget to pack warm extra clothes  in case of an “oops!”
We have adopted a needy family this holiday season.  Please take an ornament from our tree in our room and help make this their best Christmas yet!
Happy Holidays

Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn


Welcome winter!  It didn’t take long to arrive!  BRRR, don’t forget to bundle up we may go outside for a little bit in this weather.  We took a trip in our pop us bus, just a short one!  We painted pictures with paint and tire tracks.  It was fun for all. 
We traveled the world by reading and dressing like people from different countries.  Mexico was our favorite!  We had black beans in our sensory table, who knew a bunch of beans could be so much fun!  We traveled out of this world to outer space we blasted off 3,2,1 BLAST OFF and we loved it!  We sang Mr. Sun, Twinkle Twinkle and sat in our *(box) rocket. 
Our last week of November we gave thanks and praise for all of the wonderful blessings on our lives!
We welcome our new friend Jack.  It is so glad to have you here with us.  WELCOME!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our trivia night a success and so much fun!

Ms. Denise Buehler, Mrs, Angela Horvath

Brrr it’s getting cold outside!  It’s hard to believe that it’s only the beginning of winter, and we’ve already been missing out on outside time because it is so cold.  But we’ve really been enjoying getting to roll and bounce downstairs in our rec room. 
The first week of November our theme was Transportation.  We tire track painting, made paper airplanes, rode scooters, and did a transportation sort file folder game.  We sang, “Little Red Caboose, “ “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “Row, Row, Row your Boat,” and we read the book, The Little Engine That Could.  The kids really enjoyed discussing all the types of transportation! 
The second week of November our theme was Traveling Around the World!  We wore sombreros and danced the Mexican Hat Dance, built colonial villages with Lincoln Logs, played with outer space toys, and built the Great Wall of China out of blocks!  We practiced counting 1-10 in Spanish, wore Japanese kimonos, and painted hand-print American flags!  It was quite an adventurous week!
The third week our theme was Outer Space!  We had rocket ships and space ships in the sensory table, did some “out of this world sponge painting at the art table, read the book Goodnight, Moon,  and cooked up some yummy star crunch treats!  With fun sticks we built our own rocket ships, used telescopes to search for constellations, and created galaxies with the star blocks.  Music Man Dave came to visit, and we really enjoyed singing and dancing with him, as always! 
The last week of November we talked all about the importance of Thanksgiving.  We wore turkey hats while we sang “Mister Turkey,” played with turkey finger puppets in the sensory table, and made tie dye turkeys with food coloring and coffee filters.  We sang “Ten Little Indians” and sat in the teepee with Thanksgiving books, practiced our turkey calls, and created some “gobblicious”  Oreo turkey snacks!  We are definitely thankful for our wonderful Froggy Friendships! 
Camila turned 2 on November 7th!  Happy Birthday Mila!  We also welcomed a few new friends into the For 2 Room; Christian, Cameron and Bryce!

See you next month!

Ms. Lauren Hornsey, Ms Anne Brand, Miss Paige Orlando


Welcome all to the 2014-15 Fish Room! fish

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to pull one of us aside or call 314-842-3848 ext. 304
Until next month!
Mrs. Amanda Moran, Mrs. Erin Varvaro, & Miss Melissa Egan


November News from the Butterfly Room~
We started out talking about transportation; cars, ships, trains, planes and trucks.  We sand wheels on the Bus, built train tracks, rode tricycles and rowed a boat.  We flew airplanes through cotton in the sensory table.  The sailboats we created at the art table were fabulous! 
Traveling around the world into the next week we traveled into China and made Chinese lantern, dressed up in kimonos and ate with chop sticks.  As we continued our travel into Mexico we wore sombreros, ponchos, made piñatas in art and danced to the Mexican Hat Dance.  We had an opportunity to go on a safari with hats, cameras and binoculars.  We even made zebras in the art area.  Italy was beautiful as we created colored noodle necklaces, ate at the Italian restaurant, played bocce ball and prayed in the Sistine Chapel.  England was last but now least with King and Queen Crowns, tea parties and a puzzle of the world! 
We gave thanks during Thanksgiving week, dressed up as pilgrims and measured scooped and poured corn through mills in the sensory table.  During November we practiced writing and learning letters, S, I, L.
Thank you for the yummies from our star of the week friends, Blakely, Mady and Gabriel! 
Please remember we go outside just for a little bit to run off some energy, so please bring coat, hats and gloves.  Our Christmas program is December 11 4:00 in church.  Please bring a change of nice Christmas clothes for your child.
We have adopted a needy family.  Please  take and ornament or two off of the tree and help a family have a great Christmas this year!

Mrs. Chambers and Mrs. Faust

Wow!  Another month here and gone!  We are really trucking along and learning some pretty cool things!  The weather is getting colder so please remember to change your kiddos extra set of clothes in their back packs.  We want to wish a very very Happy Birthday to our November babies Aidan, Erin and Mrs. Koeln too!  Thank you for bringing in the yummy snacks. 
We started the month off by talking about Transportation and the letter Ss.  We played with sand in the sensory table and made shape trains in the art area.  We talked about different types of transportation during circle time and safety also.  We played in the boat, pop up bus, made an amazing train track, and cars in garages in the mornings.  We painted with cars, painted watercolor sailboats, made helicopters and even created our own drivers licenses in the art area!  It was a super creative week. 
The second week was the letter Ii and All Around the World.  We did a different country every day and made the flag for each country each day.  We played with Safari animals for Kenya in dramatic play, did and Italian dinner for Italy and built the Great Wall of China in the big block area.  We did cup stacking to make pyramids for Egypt too!  We played with the Dora house, bocce ball, and packed our suitcases to go on a trip in the block area.  We also learned to count to 10 in Spanish and a few Italian words.  It was an incredible week!
The third week was all about outer space and the letter Ll.  We did Legos, Lincoln logs, laundry and lacing boards to learn the sound the letter Ll makes.  In the quiet area we put together a floor size rocket puzzle, did a flannel board space station, and even did space markers.  We really had a blast playing in the moon sand with astronauts in the sensory table.  The art area was a big hit with starry sky pictures, glitter planets, shape rockets and even planet sponge painting.  The week was a learning adventure for sure!
The final week of November was all about Thanksgiving!  We talked about what we were thankful for and what kind of different things we eat for our Thanksgiving feast with our families.  We read books in our T.P. and made pilgrim hats and Indian headbands to celebrate thanksgiving at school.  We made log cabins our of Lincoln logs in big blocks and made turkeys our of our hands in the art area!
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Don’t forget we are closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of Christmas and New Years!  Until next month…


Thank you!
Miss Jenny Koeln, Mrs. Jill Croft, Miss Tori Belgeri & Miss Jenny Dummereth




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