Xplor of Corinth May 2023 Newsletter
A Note from Our Principal,
We released 3,000 Ladybugs; it was great. The children enjoyed our beautiful creepy crawlers. The earth would struggle without them.
Priority Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year
What are your fall plans??? to secure your child’s spot for the upcoming school year, please make sure you have paid fall registration
Registration fees will be as follows:
- Single Child Family $125.00
- Multi-Child Family $175.00
Register for School-Age Summer Camp!
Summer Camp registration is currently underway. We hope that your family will be joining us! Please visit our https://www.xplorpreschool.com/preschools/dallas/corinth/ webpage to learn more. There is a $25.00 Registration fee for current families to hold their spots. Please pick up form off the blue table in the hallway at the front school-age entry way and complete and return with $25.00.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th
Let us celebrate our teacher’s hard work, kindness, and dedication to our children. During this week, you are welcome to provide goodies to your child’s teachers. We also have a teacher’s favorite book at the front desk, if you would like to participate.
Xplor will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance
Marilyn Inghram-Williams M.S.Ed.
Toys from home and Stuff Animal
Please encourage our littles to keep home toys home so that they can enjoy school toys. Also, please encourage the littles to bring small stuff animals that can fix in their cubbies.
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
- Excessive Coughing
- Skin rash, including diaper rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness
Thank you in advance
Refer a family and after the new family is with us for 90 days, you will receive and free week of tuition.
Please make sure to take home all naptime gear at the end of your week. Please make your child have a complete change of clothing in the cubbies.
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.
5/12/2023 Mix & Match Day …wear what you want
5/17/2023 Strawberry Day, – wear your favorite red shirt
5/19/2023 Pre-Kindergarten Graduation…Drive by (7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
5/23/2023 PJ Day… wear your favorite
5/25/2023 School-Age Summer Camp Open House/Orientation for summer
( 5:30 p.m.-6:30p.m.)
5/25/2023 Bike Day … bring your bike (preschool and school age)
5/29/2023 Xplor Closed Memorial Day Observation
5/31/2023 Take home month end folder
Little Social Butterflies: Tips for Raising a Socially Savvy Preschooler
We all want our children to grow up happy, healthy, and thriving – and building strong social skills is a key part in achieving this. At our preschool, we recognize that sharing, making friends, and problem-solving are crucial components for a child’s overall development. That’s why our Links to Learning curriculum is focused on building these skills!
In our classrooms, we strive to incorporate social interactions into every aspect of our students’ schedule and routines. Our teachers implement a variety of techniques, such as using emotion charts to showcase different feelings, displaying photo prompts throughout the classroom to encourage sharing, and facilitating games that require taking turns. Additionally, our teachers serve as role models, demonstrating gratitude and socially appropriate behaviors throughout the school day.
Building strong social skills is an ongoing process that extends beyond the classroom. To help you continue building these skills at home, we’ve put together five simple and fun activities.
- Encourage purposeful play
Purposeful play is an excellent opportunity to boost your child’s social skills. Encourage them to work on activities with you that involve teamwork and communication, such as building towers with blocks, working on a puzzle, or making crafts together. Not only will your child develop important problem-solving skills, but their creativity and imagination will also flourish through playtime.
- Model sharing behavior
Children learn from the behaviors of the adults around them. You can model sharing by offering your child a piece of your snack or sharing a toy with them. Use positive language to describe the behavior, such as “It’s so fun to share my snack with you” or “Sharing makes me feel happy.” When your child sees your actions, they are more likely to follow suit and learn to share with others.
- Introduce the concept of a “worry can”
A “worry can” is a helpful visual tool that can help build your child’s communication skills by encouraging them to express their fears in a positive way. Decorate a special can together, then ask your child to write or draw their worries on a piece of paper and place them in the can. Together, have an open and honest conversation about their worries and help them problem-solve any issues they may have.
- Roleplay different social situations
Roleplaying is a great way to address specific issues, such as shyness or difficulty making friends. By practicing social skills in a safe environment, children can become more comfortable and confident in different situations. To get started, introduce yourself to your child and ask them to do the same. Encourage them to say their name, age, and something they like. Provide positive feedback to boost their confidence.
- Read books about emotions
Books can help your child learn to identify and express their feelings, recognize emotions of others, and manage emotions (i.e., deep breathing or counting to 10). While reading, discuss how the characters feel and ask your child how they would feel in a similar situation. Some of our favorite books include The Color Monster by Anna Llenas, The Way I Feel by Jenan Cain, and Big Feelings by Alexandra Penfold.