Happy Times September 2015

Themes, Books, Events, Reminders & Signups

It’s Back to School Time!

Our first day back to school is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We’ll start off with a week all about our Grandparents in celebration of Grandparents Day! Then we’ll move onto our theme for the year…. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Weekly Themes & Stories for September

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you do it? This year we will be focusing our themes around a fun open ended question What do you want to be when you grow up?  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’ll be learning about Grandparents, Authors, Musicians and Artists this month.

We will be reading these books:

You can read them at home too. Please remember to read with your children every night. Click the book to learn more & buy from Amazon.

Grandmother and I
Author: A True Story DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Musician (Level 1: Beginning to Read) van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books For Children)

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


Closed – Labor Day 9/7: We are going to rest. You should too! Happy Labor Day!

Grandparent’s Week 9/8-11: Come hang out with us! It’s fun! Grandma, Grandpa, Papa, Nana, Pops, Gramps, Grammy… It’s your week to stop by and read a book, tell us a story, play your guitar, whatever you’d like to do. Please give us a call or have Mommy or Daddy schedule a good time for you to visit the class.

Grandparent’s Cookie Party 9/11:  Grandparents please join us: 9:30a.m. – Infant Center, 10:00a.m. – Tiny Tots, 10:30a.m. – Toddler Center, 11:00 a.m. – Preschool. We hope you have a great Grandparents day on Sunday.

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. Any weapons like 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, please leave it at home. | Books can be brought in to share any day of the week.

Staff Development Training 9/15 & 9/16: 5 ways to set limits – Setting & expecting reasonable limits with 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. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Field Trip 9/17: Kid’s Gym 9:30-12:00 | Lunch at School | 23010 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA – 818 222-2628  | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins.  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 Field Trips here.

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.

Parent Visitors: 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.


Each class has their own web page with Curriculum information, schedules, calendar of events and themes, Teacher features, etc.

Infant Center | Tiny Tots | Toddler Center/Teddy Bears | Pandas | Penguins | Dragonflies | Busy Bees

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.

Facebook: Check out our facebook page for a list of events and tons of pictures updated regularly.

Parent Handbook: Your updated parent handbook 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.

Healthy Schools Act Notice: We do not plan or expect to use any insecticides that fall under the Healthy Schools ActRead about our Integrated Pest Management System here.

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Sign-up for Online Statement Notification: Your statements are available online anytime. You’ll need your Tuition Express ID Number from Jenni & Jennifer and the last four numbers of your bank/cc account to register. Once registered you select your own user name and password and you’re done. You can even sign-up for automatic notification when transactions are posted. Find the link under the Tuition & Faqs menu.



Emergency only:

Pesticide Notice

Sign-up for Pesticide Use Notification IF we use pesticides required to be registered with the EPA. We do not plan to and have not used any in the past.  Read about our Integrated Pest Management System here.

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