Happy Times April 2019

Weekly Themes & Stories for April

This month we will be learning about: Limes, Spinach, Mangos, & Artichokes. We will be reading:  Oliver’s Fruit Salad, Pigs Go to Market, Fruits on MyPlate, Five Tough & Tiny Seeds.  You can cuddle up and read these great books with your child at home too.

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner

Assessments & Parent Conferences 4/1-5:  Look for assessments on 3/29. Your child’s teachers 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.  If you would like to schedule a conference with your child’s teachers, sign up below. Of course you can always call or ask a quick question too.

Bring it: 4/4 Any Fruit you like | 4/10 Stuffed Animal Pig | 4/16 A Fruit Collage

Staff Development Training 4/9 & 4/10 :  Six Kinds of Open Ended Questions You Should Be Asking the Children. |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 has some hands-on fun through our regular training programs.

In addition to our inhouse training, we receive coaching from Child360 (aka LAUP). Several times a month our Child360 coaches visit and help us improve our parent, children and co-worker interactions. They help us: pinpoint areas to improve, set goals and implement action plans.   Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Spring Egg Hunt & Party 4/19: Please see classroom sign ups for times and what to bring. We will provide fake eggs for Infants, Tiny Tots and Toddlers. Preschool parents can sign up to bring hard boiled eggs to color.  Parents are always welcome.

Wear it: 4/24 Green Socks

Field Trip 4/25 10:00-12:30: Walk to Menchie’s: Lunch at School | Please sign up here. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins 3+ years old and potty trained.  All children must wear their Halsey Shirt on all field trips. If your child is in the Panda class, he/she may attend the trip if you or your spouse or other loved one 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.

National Screen Free Week 4/29-5/5: Turn off all your screens for a week. Can you to do it?  If you can’t do it for a week. Try it for an hour or two a night. You’ll be amazed what a difference it makes.  There are lots of things to do that don’t involve screens and encourage family time. Read more at Turn off the screen!,  7 awesome ways to have fun and learn at home without screensScreens before bed?

Reminders

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. If you would like us to re-apply a medication form must be completed. We also recommend wearing a hat. 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.

Cold & Flu Season:  At Halsey Schools, we follow our written Illness Policy and written illness prevention procedures.  We make every effort to assure your child contracts as few illnesses as possible.  However, most children and adults will contract at least one illness between now and April.  Remember to wash your child’s hands everyday before leaving school or any other social event.

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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

I hope you like this post. I love helping parents, teachers and children learn, grow and become better people! Everyday I'm delighted to spend my day in the place I love with the people I love. If you don't know me already, please read my Teacher Feature. | G+

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