Happy Times March 2016

Weekly Themes & Stories for March

This month we’ll be learning about Social Workers, Chefs, Athletes, & Dentists. 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:

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams Bobby Monster Is A Chef! Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing Rosie Revere, Engineer
Doctor De Soto

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.


Pajama Day, Dr Seuss Day, Read Across America 3/2: In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday its National Read Across America day. Come to School in your pajamas all day long! Please have your child wear PJs to school and bring in a favorite Dr. Seuss story to share with the class. All children; Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers will join in on the fun!

Parent Visitors – Social Worker (Max’s Mom) 3/10: 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.

You better wear GREEN! 3/17: Saint Patrick’s day fun.

Bring hard boiled eggs 3/21:  Please bring in 4 hard boiled eggs for our coloring and a cooking projects.

Staff Development Training 3/22 – 3/23: Functional Assessment: Analyzing Child Behavior. Using proactive approaches to promote a happy environment | 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 of fun through our regular training programs. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Spring class parties & Parade 3/25: 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 3/28:  you’ll receive your child’s written assessment. This month your child’s teachers will be carefully observing 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.

Field Trip to Warner Center Park 3/31 9:30-12:00: Lunch @ school | 21550 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills| 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.


Sheets & Blankets: All children must have a sheet & blanket for nap time everyday.  Please make sure to send a sheet & blanket at the start of the week.  Please have your child’s name printed on them.

Illness Policy: If your child has been sent home with a fever,  he/she may return to school 24 hour after there has been no sign of a fever and no fever reducing medication has been given. By following this policy, we all can help to reduce the spread of illnesses.  We appreciate your  help.

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.


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