Happy Times April 2016

Weekly Themes & Stories for April

This month we’ll be learning about Doctors, Nurses, Police Officer & Firefighters. As always you are welcome to visit at anytime and volunteer to tell us what you are now that you’ve grown up. Sign-up here or just let us know.

We will be reading these books:

Doctor (People Who Help Us) Helping You Heal: A Book About Nurses (Community Workers) I'm Going to Be a Police Officer (Read with Me Paperbacks)
At the Firehouse

You can read them at home too. Please remember to read with your children every night.

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


Spring class parties & Parade 4/1: 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 to the retirement home @10:00 am.

Assessments Parent Conferences 4/4-8:  Written assessments are handed out 3/28. Your child’s teachers have carefully observed your child to assess for appropriate developmental milestones. Children develop at their own pace so the criteria we follow offers a broad age range for each milestone. Some children might reach a designated milestone at 7 months old. But others might reach it at 4 months or 10 months. Parent-teacher conferences will be available from April 4-8. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child’s teachers, signup below. Of course you can always call or ask a quick question too.

Parent Visitors – Nurse (Nikoo’s dad) 4/14: As always you are welcome to visit at anytime and volunteer to tell us what you are now that you’ve grown up. We can work around your schedule to make it happen.  Sign-up here or just let us know.

Field Trip 4/21 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.

Staff Development Training 4/26-27: 10 Activities to Occupy Toddlers & 10 Circle Time Games. | 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.

Picture Day 4/28 & 29:  Cheese! Time for our Spring pictures. | Thursday, April 28; Infants, Tiny Tots & Toddlers.  Friday, April 29; Preschool. |  Everyone will have their pictures taken by Julie Lilly Photography. If you like the pictures you can buy them. If not there is no obligation. Children can bring an outfit to change into for the pictures or they can come to school ready to go.  Graduating Busy Bees will take their graduation pictures in full caps & gowns provided by the school. (If your child can’t make the designated day, let us know and we’ll make sure the pictures are taken on the other day.)


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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