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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, October 11th (St. Simon Mouse Races) 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, October 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, October 16th 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!!



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: Simon Says Trivia Night November 15th.

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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September has come and gone in a flash!  In baby world that means BIG changes.  Everyone has adjusted well and Mrs. Liz and Mrs. Kristin have enjoyed every moment!
Addison and Bennett have taken charge as the “BIG kids on campus”, crawling everywhere and exploring their new discoveries. 
Dominic and Jaxson are rockin on all fours.  They are so eager to follow their buddies around.  Lena is watching her friends with a close eye and beautiful smile.  Studying them foe a few pointers.  Mona, Will and Harper continue to be the “Three Stooges” J  They love hanging out together, especially by the mirrors!
It was a great month to get outside and enjoy the weather.  We are so happy our babies are all feeling better!  Can’t wait to see Halloween pictures!

Our Trivia Night is November 15th, don’t forget to sign up! 

Until next month…
Mrs. Liz & Miss Krisitn


Hopping right along into our year, we have been painting, coloring and gluing in art.  Let’s say getting ourselves quite messy practicing our skills!  We love bubbles in our sensory table, washing anything we can pick up.  We spend our days going from one adventure to another, climbing through tunnels, rocking on horses and playing outside!  We welcome Claire to our classroom!  She is fitting in quite nicely (adjusting to a completely different atmosphere than she is used to!)  Nate is walking!! Go Nate!  Lots more to come next month…It will be SPOOKTACULAR!

Ms. Denise Buehler, Mrs, Angela Horvath

It’s been a very busy month in the Froggy 2 room!  Our transition into the new “fall” routine went very smoothly, and everyone was very excited to see our friends Will, Thomas, and Camila come back after having the summer off. 
The first week of September our theme was Family/All about Me.  We made family trees, sang “Who Stole the Cookie,” played in the pop-up house, and talked about the members of our family.  We went on a very enjoyable buggy ride, played with our doll house, crawled through tunnels, and created unique faces on the flannel board.  We loved learning all about each other and our families!
The second week of September our theme was Language Arts.  We read, “Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom,” stuck magnetic letters on our alphabet caterpillar puzzle!  We even got to bake up some yummy letter-shaped cinnamon bread. All the kiddos loved pitching in and helping stir in the ingredients. 
The third week of September we learned all about Bugs!  We played the Cootie game and designed our own bugs, sang “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “The Ants Go Marching,” and “Baby Bumblebee,” and painted hand-print spiders at the art table!  We also got to “catch” bugs with nets in the sensory table!  What a fun week!
The fourth week we learned all about Opposite.  We went up and down on the teeter totters, discovered black and white when we painted zebras and played with dominos, discussed big and little while we blew up balloons, went in and out of the tunnels, and talked about light and dark when we played with flashlights.
The last week of September our theme was Apples.  At the art table we made Apple A’s, baked a delicious apple crisp, sang “Five Little Apples,” and read the book Ten Apples Up On Top.  We also got to play outside in the sandbox, which the kids just loved!  What a fun week!
Please check your child’s bin of extra clothes and make sure they are weather appropriate! 
Our Trivia Night is Saturday, November 15th, and we would love to see you there!  We are also taking donations for our silent auction.  Talk to Ms. Anne or Ms. Lauren for more information and to sign up for a table!  School pictures are coming on Tuesday, October 21st.  If your child does not attend that day, we would love for them to come up so they can get their picture taken.

See you next month!

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


Welcome all to the 2014-15 Fish Room! fish

The Fishy Room is in full swing and we love every minute of it!  September was so much fun with Grant and Charlie’s 3rd birthday and our Special Friend breakfast. 
We kicked off the school year with our “All About Me” theme.  We learned about our families with Our Family Trees in art.  For cooking we make birthday cake fudge and it was a huge hit! We also celebrated the letter “C” in science by changing the color of celery.
During our “ABC/Language Art” theme, we hopped all over the room with our “Alphabet Hop.”   We also fell in love with Mrs. Amanda’s book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” We were talking about that coconut tree all week!  The oatmeal in the sensory table was an outstanding way to explore the letter “O.”
Next, the Fish Room got their hands dirty learning about bugs and science.  We pretended to be bugs with our bug dress –up collection.  The Fishies loved marching like ants all around the courtyard too!
It was difficult to keep calm with all of the “grass cutting” inside!  Our friends gladly learned about the letter of the week “G.”
After science, we moved right into math in the Fish Room.  We made domino cookies for snack and added our friends at circle time.  We also learned about opposites like hot & cold…by having ice in our sensory table.  The flashlights were an awesome way to learn about the opposites “off & on” too!
Our last week of September was all about Apples.  We painted with apples, sang about apples and surprisingly cooked with apples!!  Be sure to ask you kiddo about the story of the star in the apple too. The Fishies had an astronomical amount of fun playing with astronauts for our newest letter of the week “A.”
Don’t forget all of the important upcoming dates for October:
            October 4th- Mass on the Grass
            October 7th-Firehouse visit
            October 21st-Picture Day
            October 25th-Trunk or Treat
            October 30-Trick or Treating at Simon Says

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


butterflyThe Butterfly classroom has been having so much fun!  We have already had our first field trip to the apple orchard.  It was a little wet but the kids did not care.  The enjoyed the tractor ride, the playground and of course, the apples.
We have been challenging our kids with number and letter recognition while doing math and writing.  So far we have worked on letters ACG& O.  We have also been working on opposites.  I think what they have liked the best so far is our science experiments and learning about bugs.  We were able to catch our very own caterpillar in the back yard.  The class watched it make its own cocoon.  This was a great experience for our class.
Congratulations to Mrs. Mannisi on her wedding.  She is now Mrs. Faust.  Everything was just perfect on their wedding day!
Please remember to bring in some warmer clothes for your child’s cubby.  We are also going to need jackets and coats daily.  We will go outside even when it is cold outside. 
Mrs. Chambers and Mrs. Faust

The Watermelon Room kicked off September with the letter C and Family/ All about Me theme. We drew family portraits, played with doll houses, made silly magnet faces, and shadow danced!  We cut with crazy scissors in the sensory table and cooked white cake fudge that was yummy!  We also had our Buddy Breakfast which was a lot of fun!
The next week we learned about the letter O and ABC/Language Arts.  We worked on letter recognition, made our names with alphabet stickers, built with ABC blocks, jumped rope, rhymed and typed letters on keyboards.  We dug for letters in oatmeal in the sensory table, and made cinnamon and sugar breadstick letters for cooking!
The third week of September we learned about G, Bugs and Science.  We painted clothes pin butterflies, made patterns with bugs, dressed up like bugs, painted with fly swatters, and played Ants in your Pants.
We rocked out to music with guitars, practiced gymnastics, and made jello worms that looked like real worms!
The last full week of the month we learned about Math, Opposites and the letter G again.  We did opposite dress up, girls were boy and boys dressed like girls (which MOST boys wouldn’t do!)  We did opposite picture match, went up and down on teeter totters, painted with black and white paint and made rainbow number lines.  We sorted $ and played store with cash registers.  We played with black and white beans in the sensory table and made domino cookies that were delicious!
Birthdays for September: Drew, and Finn HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Trivia Night is coming up…Saturday, November 15th.  GET A TABLE!!!

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




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