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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, September 19th. We babysit every third Friday. Unelss there is a special event or posted otherwise.

HAIRCUT DATE: Tuesday, September 15th. 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 17th. 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!!




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: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.  


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

Welcome Fall!  Our babies are settled with their new teachers and were having a blast!  Our itty bitty babies, Declan and Kaley are growing like weeds, still love to snuggle and they are enjoying tummy time and watching the big kiddos.
Sweet as honey they are!  Henry is on his way to sitting up all by himself, loving life with his infectious smile.  Brooke is a big girl scooting around the room and loving her friends.  She is also getting avery chatty and bats her big eyes happily across the room at you.  Vivian is our binky thief, though she doesn’t use one herself!  She slides across the floor to get where she wants to go and loves eating big girl food at the table with her friends.  If you need a jug or snuggle Viv is your girl.  Caroline is very interested in watching her cute self in the mirror, working on sitting up and for a tiny thing look out when she is in the jumper!  Ally is our strong girl in the room, she is standing holding on to toys, pushing them across the floor practicing for walking.  She loves to help rock our babies and will knock you over with her smile that goes from ear to ear.  She is also waving hi and bye…what a doll!  Molly is rollin, rollin, rollin around the room, sitting up like a big girl, loves sharing and playing with her friends and is sweet as candy.  Christian is rolling over and loves loves loves the jumper.  His smile will melt your heart.  Gavin is walking all over the place and chatting up a storm.  He is preparing for his move up to the Frog room in a few weeks and a bitter sweet goodbye to our other big boy Derek who is walking like crazy, repeating some words and has graduated to the Frog Room. 
It is getting chilly so please send jackets to keep us warm when we play outside and give the bag in the  hall a look over…swap out clothes please.  Also, please remember to keep your child’s teachers updated with any changes in eating, sleeping etc. so we can adjust here at school! 
Picture day is October 20th.  We are truly enjoying the babies! 

If you ever have any questions, or just wondering how your little one’s day is going, feel free to call us at 314-842-3848 ext. 305
Mrs. Gina Faust, Mrs. Angela Horvath & Mrs. Erin Varvaro

jungle 1


Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn


Frog 1 and 2

September flew by fast and the Frog Room has been super busy!  The Froggies are exploring, learning and growing right before our eyes. 
Each week we introduced a new theme, check out the news board to see what we are learning about.  We cook, make art, play in the sensory table and engage in theme based manipulatives, fine motor, gross motor and imaginative play.  We work very hard on splitting the class room up during our time,  We take turns playing indoors playing indoors and going on buggy rides, the kids love this and it’s promoting sharing, patience and helping them focus more one on one during learning time.  We want to say how proud we are of Grayson for wearing big boy pants and getting potty trained.  Way to go Grayson!  Christian and Reid are working hard on this too.  Let’s keep up the good work boys!! 
Happy Birthday again to Jack, Melanie, Nate and James!  We love you and can’t believe you are all 2!
Don’t forget our Trivia Night is November 7th.  We would love to see you there.  Ask about how to participate!

Until next month……
Miss Stephanie, Miss Liz, Miss Jenny and Miss Hannah



September has come and gone, we have been very busy in the Fish Room!  Everyone has adjusted to new teachers, routines and surroundings very nicely and our days are full of fun and learning!
In the beginning of the month, we learned all about our alphabet and practiced recognizing the letters on our names many ways!  We searched for letters in our “I Spy” Science bottles, read ­Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and made our own letter trees .
Next, we explored the fun world of insects and mastered the letter “G.”   We practiced all the different ways insects move, made green grasshoppers, and even got to help cook yummy hot dog butterflies.  The best was digging in the dirt to find bugs…how awesome and dirty that was!!
The third week we learned about opposites and practiced recognizing our numbers.  We loved practicing doing math bags like the Butterflies and playing with green goop!  One of our favorites was playing red light/green light, what a fun opposite game. 
The last week of this busy month we talked about apples and the letter “A.”  We made a list of awesome “A” words, made lots of apple crafts, and “baked” apple pie in our sensory table.  Red was the winner in apple tasting activity.  What a sweet week!
Together we celebrated David, Quinn, Ellie and Thomas’s 3rd birthdays, Happy Birthday Fish Friends!  As the weather changes , please remember to bring in appropriate extra clothes and jackets.  Also, continue to check the news board as we are always posting new information!  We hope to see everyone at trivia November 7th! 

Til next month.
 Mrs. Amanda and Kristin





Happy Fall to all, from the Butterfly room! What a fun time we are having!  

We started out the month of September by talking about Language Arts, and learning about the letter O. We made an octopus and owls at the art table, learned about ocean animals, played with outer space toys, and created letters out of pretzel dough at the cooking table!  We played with oatmeal in the sensory table, and threw in some sponge letters to play with in there. We also talked about how to spell our names, and how each letter of the alphabet has a different sound. 

During writing, we practiced  making the letter O by first using play-doh, then constructing the O with wooden pieces, then by using a tiny wet sponge on a chalkboard. The different textures assist the kids in memorizing how the shape looks.

The second week of September we talked about creepy crawly bugs! We also discussed the letter G. We made butterflies out of clothespins and coffee filters, caterpillars out of pom-pom balls, painted with flyswatters, and played Ants in the Pants! For lunch, we made butterflies out of corn dogs, Doritos, and crispy Chinese noodles! We have some pictures of some of us displaying our corndog butterflies on the wall in our classroom!  We created our own bugs with the game cootie, wore butterfly wings in the classroom, and enjoyed scaring our friends with some big toy spiders!!  We also learned how to make the shape of a G, with the play-doh, the wooden pieces, and the sponge. The kids are now getting used to doing writing on a daily basis, and they are doing really well!

The third week of September, our theme was Math/Opposites. The kids had a lot of fun talking about opposites! It is definitely something that you can ask them about at home! We brought some teeter totter's into our classroom, and the kids learned that the opposite of up is down. Using a Venn diagram, the kids sorted pom-pom balls into large and small groups. We sorted hot and cold items, played some opposites file folder games, and baked up a delicious pineapple upside down cake at the cookie table! It was delicious!

The last week of September our theme was all about Apples! We baked apple roll-ups at the cooking table, hopped on apples in our classroom, counted apple seeds, read Ten Apples Up On Top, and played a fun apple felt board game! We also took a very fun trip to Eckerts to go apple picking! Everyone had a blast! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who are able to join us! What a great day! We also started discussing the letter A, and the kids seem to take to it very well. Be sure to ask them for some A words!  

It is starting to get chilly outside, so on chilly mornings please don't forget to send a jacket! Please also check your child's extra clothes in their cubby, to make sure they have everything they need, and that it is weather appropriate. Our next field trip is to Stuckmeyers Pumpkin Patch on Wednesday, October 21. As always, parents are welcome to join us! Picture day is coming up on Tuesday, October 20! More info will be handed out at school.

See you next month!



We kicked off September with ABC/Language Arts, and the letter Oo.  We painted the ABC’s with water on the chalkboard, typed the ABC’s on keyboards, made “alphabet soup” in dramatic play, and reviewed our letters and letter sounds.  We practiced signing our ABC’s and ZYX’s, fished for letters, and played alphabet Bingo.  We also had our Grandparents breakfast, which was a huge success!
Next, we learned about Bugs/Science and the letter Gg.  This was a fun week with lots of science experiments.  We made predictions for sink or float, discovered why things are magnetic or not, experimented with balloons and static electricity, and dress up like and played with lots of bugs and insects.  We also made Diet Coke explode by adding Mentos, Mrs. Jill got a little bit covered in Diet Coke!
Next, we learned about Math and Opposites, and the letter Gg again.  We painted with opposite colors, dressed up opposite clothes, and made yummy pineapple upside down cake.  We painted by numbers, practiced dialing our phone number, sorted and played with money at the grocery store and learned about parts of a whole by slicing pizza.  We also had a great time apple picking.  Thank you to all the parents for helping out.
We wrapped up September with the letter Aa, and Apples.  We went on an apple hunt, dug for apple seeds, counted seeds, and made paper bag apples.  We listened to Johnny Appleseed and made a graph of our favorite apples to eat.  We also read the story of the Little Red House and made Apple Star prints.  What a fun filled month!

Mrs. Jill Croft and Ms. Amy Forbeck






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