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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: We are excited to offer the safety, convenience and ease of Tuition Express - an automatic payment processing system that allows on-time tuition and fee payments to be made from your bank account.

BABYSITTING NIGHT: Friday, May 22nd. Babysitters are Melissa Egan and T Kaiser. Most months we babysit every third Friday.

HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, May 19th. 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, 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 May 22

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

Winter is finally over and Spring is filling the air.  So much has been happening in the infant room!  March and April brought us some long cold Winter days, but fortunately we had new friends to share them with.  Gavin jumped right in with his sweet smile and playful belly laugh.  Molly and Ally were not too far behind him bringing sunshine to the cold days.
Just like always in baby world things change fast.  Rolling over, sitting up, taking steps and eating their first puff or table food.  Please remain to keep us informed on the things you see your babies doing as we will too.  Communication is key!
Summer is right around the corner and it will bring new smiles!  Stay tuned until next time!

jungle 1


Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn


Frog 1


Ms. Denise Buehler, Mrs, Angela Horvath


Frog 2

See you next month!
Miss Anne, Miss Lauren, and Miss Paige






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


Hopefully the April showers will bring May flowers!  We started off the month with fitness-nutrition-gross motor and the letter K.  Pretending to be gymnasts we balanced and teeter tottered.  Our work times were filled with hula hoops, balance beams and a very exciting parachute!  In our room we had k’nex, keyboards, kidney beans and we make kites.  Environmental-recycling week was next, celebrating earth day with boxes, recycling sorting and tossed balls with milk jug catchers.  Celebrating animals and learning the letter Q put us into week 3 with animal’s masks, tails and handmade masks ourselves.  We rode horses and made penguin eggs for snack.  This week we spent a lot of “quality” time with friends.  Last but not least we learned about events of nature and the weather.  Rain sticks and tornado tubes played a big part this week as well as our songs of Mr. Sun and if all the rain drops!
Please make sure your kiddos still bring jackets it’s a little chilly in the mornings outside and check the extra clothes in their cubbies for weather and size changes!

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

Here we are again!  Another month has flown by and we are growing smarter and taller every day.  Thank you to Luke, Drew, Nicholas and Ms. Jenny for the awesome pictures and snacks for star of the week!  We didn’t celebrate any birthdays this month but have a lot next month.  Don’t forget to wear tennis shoes every day and always bring a jacket just in case. 
The first week was the letter Kk, fitness, gross motor and nutrition!  We did exercises, jumped on the trampoline and played hopscotch to get our heart rates going.  We made fruit and veggie prints and made healthy plates in the art area.  We really liked picking the fruit we wanted to put on our kabobs and cutting it all up for our healthy snack!  It was definitely a moving and grooving kinda week!!
The next week was animals and the letter Kk again!  We did k’nex in the morning and played on keyboards in the dramatic play area.  We did some kicking practice outside while playing soccer.  We really liked putting together animal puzzles, playing duck, duck, goose, and bird watching in the quiet and big block areas.  We talked about what our favorite animal was and what kind of animals we find in different places like the zoo, the farm, in our homes and in the wild.  It was an awesome week!
The third week was animals and the letter Qq!  We did some quarter rubbings, queens and kinds crowns in the art area and pretended to be farmers and played in the tail on the pig in dramatic play to more about animals.  We loved playing with the animals in pine shavings in our sensory table.  We also enjoyed playing duck pond on our big block area!  It was a quacktastic time!!
The last week was the letter Qq, weather and events of Nature.  We skated across the floor on carpet gliders and built igloos with sugar cute.  It was a fun winter day.  We hit a rain patch so we danced in the sun with some beach volleyball and sand art.  The kids pretended we have a Quicktrip in big blocks.  The girls had a fun time taking care of the quintuplets.  Then the leaves fell and the kiddos raked them up, and pretended to be weather reporters. 

Until next month…


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




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