|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 July 24th. We babysit every third Friday.
HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, July 21st. 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,August 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!!
COMPUTER CLASSES: TBA
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.
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:Fall starts 8/17/15
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.
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
Another month has come and gone! The baby room hasn’t wasted time!
Harper and Andrew are learning to walk and enjoying some swim time with the Froggies! Gavin and Derek are crawling everywhere exploring there new world. Lyla is right behind them practicing her moves every day! Ally is trying food foods and bouncing around like crazy. Henry steals everyone’s hearts with his handsome self. We are having a busy fun summer!
Thank you for coming to the school picnic! Don’t forget were still collecting plastic bottle caps! Please help us with our pretzel fund raiser. They are some yummy. Buy some yourself or sell them at your work.
Happy Father’s Day to our Daddy’s and as always call if you need anything. Communication is key!
Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn
Frog 1 and 2
Happy summer from the Frog Room! We’ve been very busy enjoying the gorgeous weather, and playing in the water every day! Frog One and Frog Two joined together for the summer, and the kids are enjoying the open space as well.
During the month of June we covered many fun subjects! The first week our theme was Welcome Summer! We played with large ice blocks in the water table (and they had “bugs” in them!), got wet under the Elmo sprinkler, drove dump trucks around the courtyard, and made a giant farm mural! We also made suns that you can see hanging from our ceiling, strung fruit loops through yarn at the sensory table, and gave our “babies” a bath in the pool with soap, water, and sponges! We even got a special visit from the ice cream man to celebrate kicking off the summer! What a special treat!
The second week of June our theme was Dirt, Worms, and Bugs! We played with bugs in the water table outside, pretended we were exterminators by squirting bugs with spray bottles, and made awesome pictures with bug stamps! We played the cootie game, danced the Jitterbug, and of course sang one of our favorite songs, The Itsy Bitsy Spider!
The third week of June, our theme was Vacation/Transportation. We had a car wash outside with our cozy coupes, made paper airplanes, and played Red Light, Green Light. We had a beach ball toss outside, played with cars and trucks in the sensory table, and sorted different types of seashells. We also got to have a special Father’s Day celebration with our dads! We hope you enjoyed our delicious pancake breakfast!
The last week of June our theme was Animals. We had a duck pond in the pool, sponge painted animals, and went on a bear hunt! We played with various animal puppets, had frogs and snakes in the sensory table, and wore animal masks! We also got to make a yummy animal-cage snack! We used graham crackers with rope licorice for the cage, and used animal crackers! The kids loved it!
Please check your child’s extra clothes bin to make sure they have weather appropriate clothes that fit. And if you have not yet told us your child’s days for fall, please do so!
Our Summer Program is Thursday, July 30th at 4pm in St Simon’s Gymnasium! We’ve been working very hard on our songs, and can’t wait to perform them on stage for you!
See you next month!
Mrs Anne Hamtil, Ms Lauren Hornsey, Ms Denise Buehler, Miss Paige Orlando
SUMMER NEWS FROM: FISH, BUTTERFLY AND WATERMELON ROOMS JUNE 2015
Well here we are...one month of summer here and gone! We are off to a great start and everyone is adjusting well to the new schedule and our outside work time!! Don't forget to have your kiddo dressed in their swim suits EVERY day except for Thursday because that is our field trip day! Don't forget to always have a backpack/bag for your kiddo with a weather appropriate change of clothes every day please.
The first week was welcome to summer and we were all just getting acclimated and getting to know everyone. It was a BLAST!!! In the art area with Ms. Jenny we did wet chalk drawings, dish brush dandelions, and popped bubble art with colored bubbles. Good thing we were in our swim suits every day because we were messy messy. In the gross motor area with Ms.Theresa we did a parachute with balls and walked the scary plank with sharks under us. We were very careful to balance on the boards so we didn't get "shark attacked". We did our annual balloon launch this week and the ice cream man even came to our school!! It was an awesome funfilled week!
The second week was about bugs, worms, and dirt. In the water play area with Mrs. Chambers we played with worms and bugs in the pools, jumped around in the blue sprinkler, and played with frogs in the water on foam lilly pads! We all really love the water play area the best! It is always a hit with most of the kiddos at least. In the quiet area with Ms. Liz we played with creepy crawly bugs, went camping in a real tent, and got out the bug wings and pretended to fly around the playground! It was a hoping great week! We also went on our first field trip to Meramec Theater to watch the play Willy and the Hairy Man. We were able to meet the characters and have them sign a coloring sheet that we got to color back at school.
The third week was about vacation and transportation. A few of the morning activities consisted of airplanes, cars and garages, and we also brought our bikes to school for bike day on Friday! In the sensory area with Ms. Amanda we had popcorn kernels and stand up funnels and also rocks with construction vehicles. It was a rocking great time! In the cooking area with Ms. Alicia we made teddy bear race cars out of Twinkies, mini Oreos, and a teddy graham driver! Such a cute idea!!! She also did some science experiments by making a parachute and also making airplanes out of drinking straws. It was an out of this world experience!!! Thank you to all the dads that came up to the Pancakes with Pops breakfast! We really enjoy when our families get to come spend time with us at school and have breakfast.
The fourth week was all about animals and we did some pretty neat activities this week! In the art area we made bingo dobber paper plate turtles, tissue paper foxes, and made a snake by cutting a swirl in a paper plate. It was a great fine motor skills activity and the kids did fantastic!!! In the gross motor area we played crab soccer, danced to animal action, and played duck, duck, goose! At the sensory area we played in bird seed and poured it into toilet paper tubes and also filled strawberry baskets with dog bones. It was a howling good time for sure!! At the quiet table we did animal puzzles, farm animal counting, and stringing frogs to make cool patterns. Juggling Jeff came to our school and did all kinds of juggling acts and tricks! He was really AWESOME!
Happy Birthday to the following kiddos for June! Phillip, Wyatt, and Emma T. in the Fish Room!!! Tommy and Sophie in the Butterfly Room and Hailey, Mira, and Kathy in the Watermelon Room!! Thank you for bringing the yummy treats to share with your friends!!!
Until next month,
The Simon Says Staff