Happy Times August 2013

Ready for some learning fun?It’s Back to School Time!

Camp Halsey comes to an end this month and our first day back to school is Monday August 26, 2013. But there is still lots of summer fun to be had. Check out what we have planned for August 2013.

Weekly Themes & Stories for August

We will be reading these books and using them as our weekly themes. You can read them at home too. [amazon_link id=”0545222745″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Buzz Boy & Fly Guy[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”0545453445″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Let It Shine[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”1416954384″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Bear’s New Friends[/amazon_link]. Remember to read with your children every night.


Share Day Every Friday: Children are encouraged to bring in a ball, a toy, a picture, or something else safe and interesting to share. Electronics with screens like ipads, ipods, phones, tablets, tvs etc should stay at home. Toy guns, water guns, anything that shoots or bangs needs to stay home too. | Remember anything can get lost or broken. Label everything and if anyone is worried about something breaking or disappearing leave it home. | Books can be brought in to share any day of the week.

Superhero Dress up Day & Party 8/9: Who’s your favorite?  Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Ironman…?  Come to camp dressed up in your favorite superhero garb! Party TIME Super Hero Style! What will you bring!? A sign-up sheet will be posted above your child’s folders.  It is going to be SUPER!

Visitor 8/12:  Surprise Visitor!    It’s big. It’s squishy. It’s cold. It’s tasty.  But what is it? We’re not going to tell you!  Come in to find out.| Would you like to be a visitor? Signup here.

Staff Development Training 8/14 & 8/16: Helping Children Adjust to Rules & Routines | 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. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Field Trips: Please  Sign up Field Trips here. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins & Potty Trained Pandas.  All children must wear their Halsey Shirt on all field trips. If your child is under 3 years old 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.

  • Aug 1st, 9:30- 12:00 Jumping Genius – Lunch at camp.
    • 22750 Roscoe Blvd West Hills, CA 91304 | 818-347-5437
  • Aug 15th, 9:30-12:00 Jump Around – Lunch at camp.
    • 21515 Parthenia St., Canoga Park, CA 91304 | 818- 993-5867

Surprise Parent Readers Anytime:  How would you like to be a surprise reader for our story times? You can schedule at your usual drop off time, pickup time or anytime in between. Don’t forget it’s a surprise, so don’t let the children in on the secret. You can come in dressed up as a character from the story or just come as you are. It’s up to you the sky is the limit.  Signup here.

Back to school 8/26: Monday August 26, 2013 is our first day back to school.


Tuition Rates: Our tuition rates are adjusted annually. If you are not yet on the current rate schedule, the adjustment will take place on your July 20th statement for August billing. Click here or click on Tuition & FAQs above or download the parent handbook to see the current rates. (Graduating Busy Bee rates are not affected.)

Materials & Supplies Fee: The annual $199 materials and supplies fee will be posted on your September statement on August 20th.  If you reserved your child’s space in February/March with the Materials and Supplies fee, or if your child started this August or September, this fee will be waived. (The fee is separate from the registration fee).  As indicated in the fee’s name, the funds that are generated are used to help purchase new materials and supplies for the children throughout the year.

Parent Handbook: Your parent handbook for 2013-14 is here.

Illness Policy:  We follow this written Illness Policy and 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.

Signup for Text and Email Reminders

Reminders and Emergency Notifications: Email us at [email protected] or text @halsey to 512-861-8842 to join our reminder & emergency texting and emailing plan.

Emergency Notifications Only: Email us at [email protected] or text @emergency to 512-861-8842 to join our emergency only texting and emailing plan. You should have an out of state friend or relative subscribe to this. This way if we are able to get messages out but you are not able to receive you’ll have someone out of state you may be able to get a hold of.  Learn about our Emergency Plan here.
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