Happy Times April 2015

Let’s find some Eggs! Spring time is here!

Can a cow be ridden? How does a cow’s milk get into the cartons at the store? How many teeth do horses have? Do you know how to sheer a sheep? Why do goats have beards? Why do pigs love to get so dirty? We’ll be learning about farm animals this April and it is going to be FUN! 🙂

We will be reading these books:

You can read them at home too. Please remember to read with your children every night. Click the book to learn more & buy from Amazon.

Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book) Horses Goats (Animals That Live on the Farm)
Sheep (Animals That Live on the Farm) Pigs

Visit our Book Store for all the books we will be reading this year.


Spring class parties & Parade 4/3: Please sign up to bring a special treat. Look for the sign up sheet in your child’s class. Join us for our annual Spring Parade the retirement home.

Assessments Parent Conferences 4/6-10: Your child’s teacher completed assessments have been completed and sent out. If you would like to discuss it or anything else conferences are available this week. Please look for the sign-up sheet in the office for available conference times or call 818-992-1942 to schedule. Of course you can always call or ask a quick question too.

Staff Development Training 4/8-9: Making a Difference: Building Emotional Intelligence for a Lifetime. | Every month our staff learns  something new, takes a look at something old from a new perspective, reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands on fun through our regular training programs. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Preschool Discovery Days 4/9 & 4/10: Join us for our Celebrate Earth Discovery Days 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Thursday, April 9, Pandas & Penguins and Friday, April 10, Dragonflies & Busy Bees. | We will have different learning centers arranged in the backyard for hands-on exploration and discovery for the children and parents. It’s a great way to explore and learn with your child at school.

Visitor 4/14: Petting Farm – Friendly farm animals to pet and love. | Would you like to be a visitor? sign-up here, call us or talk to us.

Field Trip 4/23 10:00 – 1:00: Menchie’s (Walking Field Trip) 20968 Ventura Blvd, CA 91364.  Lunch at School. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins .  If your child is in the Panda class, he/she may attend the trip if you or another designated adult join us.   Parents are always welcome to attend and space is limited. So let us know if you want to join us right away. Sign up for Field Trips here.

Camp Halsey 6/2: It’s getting warmer! Time to think about summer! The learning fun doesn’t end at Halsey Schools; The summer is when it really takes off!  Currently enrolled families automatically continue for the summer. New families & kindergartens can start at anytime as long as space is available. Busy Bees who graduated last year are welcome back too! Sign up for Summer Field Trips here. | Taking a vacation? Let us know your summer plans here.


Wear Sunscreen Everyday: It’s Sunscreen Time! If you’ve stopped applying daily sunscreen, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Children (10 months- 6yrs)  should come to school wearing an SPF 30 or more on all exposed areas of the skin. We also recommend wearing a hat. Extra sunscreen should be kept at school as well. We will be having a lot of outdoor fun!  (Always consult your child’s physician.)

Spring Change of Clothes: Please make sure your child has at least one complete set of extra spring clothes & shoes. Don’t forget to label everything.

Crib sheet & Blankets: If you have any extra crib sheets and blankets we can use them for families that forget to bring their’s. Just drop them off in the office or your child’s classroom.

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