Happy Times June 2018

Weekly Themes & Stories for June

This month we will be learning about: Hamsters, Turtles, Guinea Pigs and Frogs.  What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Join us at circle time to find out! 🙂 We will be reading:  My Pet Hamster, My Pet Turtle, One Guinea Pig is Not Enough, & The Wide-mouthed Frog You can cuddle up and read these great books with your child at home too.

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner

Wear it: 6/5 Pet animal shirt

Stardreams on the BIG stage 6/9 1:00: If your child participates in our Stardreams dance come watch them on the BIG stage at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School –  1900 N 6th St, Burbank, CA 91504 . Look for more info in your child’s folder and directly from Stardreams.

Father’s Day Craft Week 6/11-15:  We will have a special Daddy & Me project starting this week from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Come on in and make a special craft with your child!

Bring it: 6/14 Something a turtle would eat

Field Trip: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym 6/14 9:30-12:30 | Lunch @ School | 2310 Ventura Blvd, Whls |  818 996-6620| 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.

Daddy Donut Party 6/15: We will have a special presentation JUST FOR YOU!  Delicious donuts and refreshments will be available as well.  Come and join us.  It will be fun!!  Infants-9:30, Tiny Tots-10:00, Toddlers-10:30, Preschool-11:00.

Bring it: 6/19 Bring in a lemon-6/19

Staff Development Training 6/19 & 6/20: Developmentally Appropriate Stages in Art for Preschoolers Every month our teachers learn 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.

In addition to our in house 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.

Bring it: 6/25-29 Bring a book about frogs

Busy Bees’ Graduation 6/29:  10:00a.m. at St. Luke’s, right across the street from the Infant Center, join us for our Annual Preschool Graduation Ceremony for our Busy Bees. Parent provided refreshments will be served afterwards. If you would like to bring something, please sign up in your child’s classroom and  drop off your treats at St. Luke’s before or right after the graduation.  Parent’s usually take children home afterwards but you are welcome to bring your child back to school if you’d like to.   If you need care before 9:30 or will arrive before then, please take your child to the preschool. If you will arrive after 9:30, please take your child directly to St. Luke’s. We have plenty of room so bring all the grandparents, aunts, uncles… Bring some kleenex. 🙂

Report Cards 6/29: Penguins, Dragonflies & Busy Bees will receive their report cards today. They are designed to let you know what your children have learned and to make them feel good. We are so proud of what they have learned aren’t you?

Camp Halsey 7/2: 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 & Kindergartners can start at anytime as long as space is available. Busy Bees who graduated last year are welcome back too!  | Taking a vacation? Let us know your summer plans here  or block out dates in your Parent Portal at least two weeks before your vacation. Sign up for Summer Field Trips here.


Teacher Vacations: Our teachers take well deserved time off year round but many vacations take place during the summer. You will notice some new and returning faces as we give the teachers the breaks they deserve. One of the great things about Halsey Schools is our team teaching atmosphere that allows your children to bond with our entire staff. So even when some of the teachers are hanging out at the beach, there will always be other familiar faces at school and camp.

Camp Halsey Water Play activities start 7/02 and will take place regularly so please make sure your child has:

  • Bathing suit or swim diapers
  • Sunblock SPF 30 or more applied
  • Extra Sunblock
  • Water shoes
  • Water shirt
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Summer change of clothes & regular shoes

Please remember to label everything.

Basic Water Play Schedule: These are the days we have pre planned water activities. However it’s best to always have all the water play supplies at camp. We will be doing our best to conserve water. 🙂

  • Infants: Random
  • Tiny Tots: M/Th
  • Toddlers: T/F
  • Pandas: Th
  • Penguins: W
  • Dragonflies: F
  • BusyBees: M

Family Vacations: Will you be taking a summer vacation? Please fill out the What Are Your Summer Plans or block out dates in your Parent Portal at least two weeks before your vacation. This will allow us to plan accordingly for our daily activities and not worry about why your child is not at camp. Thank You!

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

About the Author

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+