Xplor of Corinth February 2023 Newsletter
A Note from Our Principal,
The year is off to a great start and we’re enjoying spending the winter season with you and your children. If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. We want everyone to be able to participate in the fun outdoor activities we have planned. As always, it is an honor to work with and watch your children grow. Thank you for choosing our preschool for your family.
Our Annual Professional Development Day
Preschool side will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023 President Day. This day is a training day for our preschool staff.
Fall 2023-202 Early Bird Priority Registration
As a reminder, priority re-enrollment for next school year is ending soon. Please let us know if you have any questions.
- 50% off registration fee if registered and paid by 2/6/23
- 25% off registration fee if registered and paid by 3/17/23
Parent Referral Bonus
Do you know a colleague who has recently had a baby, a friend in need of care who just relocated to the area, or a family member who is seeking a new preschool for their child? When you refer a friend and they enroll, you’re eligible for a free week of tuition. Ask us for details!
Marilyn Inghram-Williams M.S.Ed.
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees of more—must be fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
- Vomiting, diarrhea or stomach upset
- Heavy green nasal discharge requiring wiping every few minutes.
- Persistent, non-productive or barking cough
- Sore throat
- Skin rash, including diaper rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness
Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th. Children are invited to bring in valentine card to share with their classmates. We will have a special Valentine’s Day snack and participate in Valentine-themed activities throughout the day.
Change of Clothing
Please make your child has a complete change of clothing in the cubbies.
Refer a family and after new family is with us for 90 days, you will receive and free week of tuition.
Please make sure you take home naptime gear on Friday’s or last day attending for the week to wash for the next week
Hours of Operation
Please remember our hours of operation 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Please be sure to drop off and pick up your child(ren) between the above hours. Late pick-up fees are $1.00 per minute
Please No outside food due to high food allergies.
2/3/2023 PJ Day…wear yours
2/16/2023 Crazy Sock Day…wear yours
2/20/2023 Closed for President’s Day
2/22/2023 Favorite Book Day…bring yours
2/28/2023 Wear your favorite shoes
2/28/2023 Take home month end folder
Exploring Valentine’s Day at School and at Home
Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday among our students. They love exchanging cards and treats with their classmates and participating in all the themed activities we plan throughout the month.
Activities include learning about different types of flowers typically given for the holiday, how to care for them, and where they are grown. Students also learn about the postal service and practice their writing skills by making and mailing cards. We also integrate conversations and books about kindness, friendship, and family throughout our day.
Below are four activities to continue the learning and fun at home with your little one.
Sink the Candy Heart Boat
For this fun sink vs. float experiment, you’ll need a bucket or tray filled with water, candy conversation hearts, and lightweight plastic containers. Place the containers in the water and ask your child to guess how many candy conversation hearts will sink the container. Encourage your child to count as they fill the container one candy heart at a time. They may find that the container sinks faster depending on where the candy hearts are placed!
Create colorful heart prints using sponges and paint. Cut heart shapes out of sponges and provide them to your child along with pink, white, and red paint. Ask them to pick up the sponge, dip it into the paint, and press it onto paper to create festive prints. This is a great project to foster creativity and to practice fine motor skills. Encourage older children to use the prints to create Valentine’s Day cards for family or friends.
Indoor Heart Hopscotch
Put your child’s balance and gross motor skills to the test by playing a fun game of hopscotch. Gather markers, 10 pieces of construction paper, and painter’s tape. Draw a large heart on each piece of paper, add a number from 1-10 inside each heart, and tape it to the floor to create a hopscotch board. You can make the game as easy or difficult as you’d like. Some ideas include asking your child to say the numbers aloud as they hop, jumping over specific numbers, or encouraging them to create their own game.
Valentine’s Day Books
Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to reinforce themes of love, kindness, friendship, and acceptance through books. Some of our favorites include, Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney, The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing, and Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle.