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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

NATHAN (16)  TYLER (14)

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.  

Dear God, I spend so much time reliving yesterday or anticipating tomorrow that I lose sight of the only time that is really mine – the present moment.
You give me today one moment at a time. That’s all I have – all I ever will have.
Give me the faith which knows that each moment contains exactly what is best for me.
Give me the hope which trusts you enough to forget past failings and future trials.
Give me the love which makes each moment an anticipation of eternity with you.
I ask this in the name of Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen.


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

Happy winter! The infant room is growing and changing. We set a bitter, sweet goodbye to Ally and Vivian as they moved up to the froggy room. They will both be missed. Kaylee is becoming chatty and rolling over like a champ. Brooke C is pulling up on everything, counting down to the first step. Brooke B has adjusted well to her new community of friends and will charm you with her sweetness. Grace is often eating baby food, happy as ever and will giggle at you each time you glance at her. Molly is crawling everywhere, eating big girl food and waved bye-bye to us. She will be moving up in mid January to the froggy room to join alley and Vivian. Henry is up and crawling he will flatter you with his handsome smile. He is beginning to play with his friends as we are all learning the meeting of sharing. Caroline is also moving about the room. Most of the time she prefers to scoot backwards but gets where she wants to go. As we sing Sweet Caroline to her she and only she will decide if she likes it or not. She is a cutie patootie of our room. Christian takes the cake on sweetness. He is lovable, sweet, cuddly and has a smile that lights up a room. He is sitting up like a big boy and likes to play with his friends. Declan is growing like a weed! He is working on setting up, loves his big boy food and has a giggled that will knock your socks off. James also has adjusted nicely. He gets homemade yummy food and is starting to eat a little table food. His piercing baby Blue eyes mesmerizes you when he shoots you his big smile! Landon loves the exerciser, we are working on rolling over and he loves when his friends are playing all around him. Winter is finally here, please check your child's back to update clothing size and for the winter season. Please remember as the winter season is here and cold and flu are in full we work very hard at keep at keeping our baby room clean and sanitize for infants and would appreciate if you're bigger kiddos would stay on the other side of the gate when picking up and dropping off. Don't forget to kick your shoes off at the door as well.

Mrs. Gina Faust, Mrs. Angela Horvath & Mrs. Erin Varvaro

jungle 1



Frog 1 and 2

Our final month of the year went by so quickly. December was filled with lots of holiday cheer! Our class worked very hard on our program. They all look so cute and did as well as expected for one and two years old! We had a lot of fun dancing to Christmas music. Our class is talking about winter. We made a Christmas wreath during art and dressed up as elves and reindeer and dramatic play. We also played and sensory table with ice and shovels. As we finish out the year a few of our friends are moving up to the fish room. We are also splitting up the front room and welcoming a few new friends into frog one. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and new year!

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



We say goodbye to 2015!! How is this happening already?? We have had so much fun this month, I don't know how we will top it! We began our month talking about community helpers in the T we discussed what community meant and who the people are that help and how we can all be community helpers. We played with tool bench is in tinker toys. We pretended to be doctors teachers and farmers.  We can even practice writing the letter T!
The following week our theme was winter and hibernation, with the letter F. We hibernated like sleepy bears, we went ice fishing and ice-skating, played a penguin matching game and dressed up in winter wear. We also had our Christmas program this week. Our kids did an outstanding job! It's hard to do what you are teachers want you to do, when you see mom and dad, and want to sit with them. I hope everyone enjoyed the treats after word and enjoyed visit with Santa! The remainder of our month focused on Christmas. We had many discussions about the reason for the season, Jesus, and a celebration of his birth. We talked about giving and receiving gifts, the big man and read and all his reindeer. We made Grinch kebabs, dissolve some candy canes and saying lots of Christmas songs! We were fortunate to celebrate two birthdays Rosalie and Christians. Happy birthday to them!! Thank you to all our families for all our thoughtful gifts your children are gift enough, providing us with laughs and hugs, it's a rough job we have! On behalf of Ms. Kristin and myself, we wish you all the best in 2016!

Til next month.
 Mrs. Amanda and Kristin





Greetings from the Butterfly Room! We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday! We can't believe the holidays are behind us, but we are excited for the wintertime adventures that await us!
The first week of December our theme was Community Helpers. We pretended we were brave firefighters and wore real firefighter coats and helmets, helped our babies feel better by practicing our doctor skills, and honed our cooking skills by "baking" some cookies. We also practiced writing the letter T, and talked about some common words that begin with T.
The next week, our theme was Winter/Hibernation, and our letter was F. We played Don't Break the Ice, when ice skating in our classroom, and had a snowball toss! At the cooking table, we made snowflakes with cookie cutters, tortillas, and cinnamon sugar. They were so yummy! We also danced to the Freeze, when ice-Fishing, and played with Finger puppets.
The third and fourth weeks of December we talked about.....  Christmas! We played reindeer games under the loft with our reindeer dress-up (complete with light-up Rudolph noses), arranged and re-arranged our magnetic Nativity Scene on the file cabinet, read Christmas books by the Christmas tree, made fingerprint Christmas lights at the art table, and practiced our gift wrapping skills. At the cooking table we made Grinch-pops with green grapes, banana slices, and strawberries. They were Who-amazing!
Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting evaluations with all the kiddos. Once we are finished, we will set up a time with you to meet and discuss your child's progress. 
Happy birthday to Eddie who turned four on December 28, and Emma who turn four on December 30. 
See you next month!


December seem to fly by. We kicked off December by learning about winter/hibernation, and the Ff. We talked about what the winter season brings, and what it means for animals hibernate. We played with animals in caves, build our own hibernating cave, “ice skated”, dressed up as snowman, and made snowflakes. We also had our Christmas program this week. We are so proud of the watermelons for learning sign language. They worked really hard, and it definitely paid off! The next several weeks we learned about Christmas. We read about the true meaning of Christmas, made nativity wreaths, decorating Christmas cookies with our fourth grade buddies, and had fun celebrating the holiday season. Happy New Year!

Mrs. Jill Croft and Ms. Amy Forbeck






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