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May Newsletter

Note from the Principal

We had so much fun in April with tons of special activities!  We learned about our earth and celebrated earth day!  We gardened, picnicked, and released ladybugs and worms!  We focused on the children during Week of the Young Child and ended our month with our Boxcar Parade!  We appreciate all of the participation this month and look forward to another busy and event-filled month in May!  This May, we want to focus on our moms, our teachers, and a safe transition into summer!  We look forward to enjoying the next month with you!

Dates to Remember

Monday, May 7th-Friday, May 11th – Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday, May 10th – CPR & 1st Aide at Xplor

Friday, May 11th – Muffins for Mom from 8AM – 9AM

Friday, May 11th – Parents’ Night Out 6:30PM-10:30PM

Thursday, May 24th – Harmony Academy Last Day of School

Tuesday, May 29th – Round Rock ISD Last Day of School

Monday, May 28th – Xplor Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, June 4th – 1st Official Day of Summer Camp

Planned Teacher and Staff Time Off

Monday, May 7th – Ms. Kiesha Off, Mr. Maurice Off

Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 11th – Ms. Letti Off

Friday, May 18th – Ms. Shauna Off

Tuesday, May 29th – Ms. Simona Off

Friday, May 25th – Weds, May 30th – Ms. Nicole Off

News and Reminders

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7th – May 11th

We LOVE our teachers and we hope you will join us in making this week all about them!  We have special events planned for each day and we need your help!  Here is a brief overview of events that parents may choose to participate in for Teacher Appreciation Week:

Monday, May 7th – Appreciation Station – Leave your teacher a note at our Appreciation Station letting them know that they are appreciated.

Tuesday, May 8th – Bring Your Teacher A Flower – Please bring a fresh flower to brighten your teacher’s day.

Wednesday, May 9th – Bring Your Teacher A Picture or Note from Your Child – Please have your child draw a picture or write a note for his/her teacher!  These are often the most special gifts of all!

Thursday, May 10th – Gift Card Raffle!  Please donate a small gift card for us to raffle off through the day.  We would like to ensure that every teacher goes home with a gift card.

Friday, May 11th – BBQ Potluck 12-2:30 – Please sign up to bring a dish for our teachers!

We will also have a “Teachers’ Favorites” book available for you to reference, if needed.  There will be copies of all of the teachers’ favorite things for you to take.

Muffins For Mom – Friday, May 11th – 8AM-9AM

Please join us for a come and go breakfast to celebrate you!  Moms have hard jobs and you deserve some recognition.  We know how hard you all work and appreciate all the love you give!  Please come and enjoy breakfast with us!

Summer Health and Safety

Water Bottles – Please ensure that your child brings a cup/bottle for water each day.  As the days get warmer, we want to ensure that all children stay hydrated.  Please also make sure that you label it with your child’s name and take it home daily for cleaning.

Sunscreen – If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please bring a bottle of spray sunscreen labeled with your child’s first and last name, and give it to your child’s teacher to store in a safe place in the classroom.  We will be applying sunscreen daily to those that have provided sunscreen and permission.

Shoes – As we approach summer we want to remind every body that tennis shoes and sneakers are still the safest shoes for your child to wear to school.  If your child wears sandals, please ensure that they are closed toed.  We have seen many injuries over the years from students tripping while wearing crocs and/or flip flops.

Summer Camp Registration for School Age Now Due!

Will your child be attending this summer?  Please be sure to complete your summer registration paperwork for your school-ager and make sure that you have paid your child’s summer registration fee of $75.  This is required for all of our elementary aged children.

Spread the Love, Online!

Love our school?!?  We sure hope so!  We hope you will spread the love online by leaving a positive review on Yelp, Facebook, or Google!

Parents’ Night Out

Our next Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, May 11th, from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  The cost will be $30 for the first child and $15 for each additional child in the family.  Please be sure that you sign up by Wednesday, May 9th, if you would like your child to attend Parents’ Night Out.

New Faces

Welcome Ms. Rana!

Ms. Rana joined our Xplor team at the end of April and will primarily be helping Ms. Vida and Ms. Natalie in the Toddler 1 classroom.   She is a mother of three that loves children and enjoys cooking.  Rana has worked with preschool children as a teacher in her home country and she is very much looking forward to getting to know all of the children here at Xplor!  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Rana to our team!

Welcome Ms. Sandra!

Ms. Sandra also joined our team at the end of April and will be substituting in various classrooms as needed.  Sandra is a mother of three girls and has volunteered at their schools through the years.  In addition to working in some local Mothers’ Day Out programs, she has a degree in education/pedagogy and taught English Language Arts to 3rd-5th graders.  Please help us welcome Ms. Sandra to our team!

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