A Note From the Principal
August has been a month of hustle and bustle at Xplor of Anderson Mill! We have been so busy saying goodbye to friends from the summer and welcoming new families for the fall! As we enter September, we look forward to further settling into our school year routine! You will see many of our classrooms refreshing their centers and more normalization in day-to-day activities. We have opened new classrooms this August and are excited for the adventures that await this school year. I’ve heard about so many great ideas our teachers have in store for the next month and can’t wait to see the fun learning activities come to life with your children. September will certainly be a fun, learning-filled month at Xplor!
Dates to Remember
Monday, September 3rd – Xplor Closed for Labor Day
Thursday, September 6th – Meet the Teacher 5:30PM-6:30PM
Tuesday, September 11th – Day of Remembrance – Wear Red, White, and Blue
Thursday, Septemer 13th – CPR & 1st Aide Classes at Xplor
Friday, September 21st – Parents’ Night Out
Tuesday, September 25th – Comic Book Day – Wear Your Favorite Superhero Shirt!
Scheduled Teacher and Staff Absences
Thursday, September 6th – Ms. Linda Off
Monday, September 10th – Ms. Shauna Off in Afternoon
Wednesday, September 12th – Ms. Nicole Out for Meeting
Thursday, September 13th-Friday, September 14th – Ms. Nicole Off
Monday, September 17th – Mr. Maurice Off
Tuesday, September 18th – Ms. Linda & Ms. Shanna Off
Thursday, September 20-Tuesday September 25th – Ms. Marwa Off
Friday, September 28th – Ms. Evelyn Off
Important News and Reminders
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser September 3rd – September 17th
Please help our school and prepare yourself for the holiday season with our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser! Information will be going home the week of September 3rd and all orders will be due on Monday, September 18th. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Weekly tuition is do on Mondays and late fees will be assessed weekly on Thursdays. If you are interested in automatic payments and aren’t sure how to get started, please see the front office.
Bus Rider Changes
If your child does not need to be picked up on a regularly scheduled day, please notify the school via phone or email no later than 2pm so that we can operate safe and efficient transportation. Families that do not notify Xplor will be charged at $10 fee for not providing notification
Student Authorized Pick Ups
Please remember that only parents/legal guardians are allowed to have the door code. Please remember that anybody picking up your child may be asked to provide identification in order to pick up. Additional pick ups must be listed on your child’s admissions paperwork.
Toys From Home
Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home to the classroom. Children are allowed toys on special occasion days, such as Show and Tell, and are allowed a daily comfort item from home, such as a teddy bear, that they may snuggle with at nap time. Any other toys may be taken from the student until the end of the day in order to avoid disruptions and disagreements between friends in the classroom.
Please be reminded that all medication must remain at the front office. If your child needs medication during the day, please see a member of management to ensure that our medication policy is followed, to complete the appropriate paperwork, and to communicate details.
Have you downloaded the Links2Home App? This is a great way to stay informed and receive important information about what is happening at Xplor! You are also able to leave important messages for the teachers or mark your child absent for the day using the app!
Daily Sign In/Out Kiosk
Please remember to sign your child in/out at the kiosk at the front entrance everyday, using the tadpoles app. Need assistance? Just ask us and we will be more than happy to provide you assistance!
Have you joined the Xplor Facebook Page? We encourage all families to join to see what’s happening at all Xplors, as well as in different age groups at our location on Anderson Mill!
Welcome New Faces
Welcome Ms. Lea – Ms. Lea will be joining our team the week of September 3rd! She will begin assisting in various classrooms, primarily in PreKA and PreKB. Ms. Lea brings several years of experience in licensed childcare and lots of love for children. We are excited to have her as part of our Xplor family and we hope you will join us in welcoming her to our team!
Welcome Back Ms. Natalie – We have missed you this summer and are glad to have you back for the school year! Ms. Natalie has taught in several of our classrooms at Xplor, but will be returning to assist primarily in our infant classrooms. You may have already seen her around lately, snuggling with the babies. Welcome back, Ms Natalie!