From Our Principal:
I would like to thank everyone who was able to help us celebrate Earth Day last month. The children truly had a wonderful time releasing the ladybugs our school age children had a lot of fun making their recyclable clothing. They got very creative with their designs!
It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end. I know that there are some people reading this that might get a little sad…this means that your “little one” is getting ready to start Kindergarten in the fall. For others, it is an exciting time as you prepare for family vacations, time off from work and of course, Summer Camp at Xplor. No matter your situation, we are here to answer questions and partner with you on your child’s educational journey. Have a wonderful month!
As we look to close out another fabulous school year and prepare for another exciting summer; I want to remind you of a few important dates to mark on your calendar.
- Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1 – 5. Please check out our calendar for the fun ideas we have planned for each day to show our teachers how much we love them.
- May 1 – Bring a note or card for your teacher
- May 2 – Teacher Appreciation potluck breakfast
- May 3 – Bring in a flower for your teacher
- May 4 – Bring in a special treat for your teacher (drink, snack, candy)
- May 5 – Teacher Appreciation potluck luncheon
- May 12 – Muffins with Mom at drop off (we want to wish all of our Mothers a happy early Mothers’ Day)
- May 24 – Wacky Wednesday Dress Up Day: miss-match day (how wacky can you get?)
- May 26 – Dress Up Day: Beach Fun (wear your best “toes in the sand” gear)
- May 29 – Xplor will be closed in honor of Memorial Day
Updates & Reminders:
Links to Learning
Don’t forget to pick up your child’s Links to Learning end of month folder. It contains some great samples of their work that they have done this month. The children have been working hard on their math, literacy, and social skill development.
When you ask your child “What did you do at school today?”, do you get one of the standard responses such as: “I played”, “I don’t know” or “nothing”? On the Parent Board outside of each classroom is a great tool that you as a parent can use to make these daily conversations more engaging. There is a form called “What We Learned Today”. It gives you a sneak peek at one of the activities your child’s class did that day. It has a detailed description about the activity as well as what skills your child was working on while participating in that activity. As an added bonus, there is a “car talk” section that gives you questions or topics that you can use to trigger your child’s memory about that activity.
I hope that you have had a chance to look over the new menu. We are excited about introducing it and I think that the children will like the new flavors that we have added. As always, we will provide substitutes for all known food allergies. Please let the front office know if you need to update your child’s allergy notification.
It is not too early to bring in sunscreen and bug spray for your child. Please give it to your child’s teacher so that it can be properly labeled and stored. Please do not leave it in your child’s cubby. We will make sure that it gets applied before they go outside during the day.