Weekly Themes & Stories

What a BLAST we’ve had so far!!! And there is more to look forward too!!! We will learn about Frontierland, Mickey’s Toontown, Tomorrowland, Primeval World, & Fantasyland. We will read If You Were a Kid in the Wild West, The Little Paintbrush, Is there Life in Outer Space?, Dinosaur Zoom!, & Magical World of Disney. Our hours remain 7:30-5:30.   For the safety of the children, we are still wearing masks inside & parents can come into the school by appointment only with masks on. (Not for drop off or pickup.) Keep following our important illness & safety protocols at home and we’ll do the same at school.

Events

Bring it: 8/4 Your Favorite Farm Animal | 9/2 Your Favorite Story Book

Wear it: 8/10 Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy Or Pluto Shirt | 8/18 An Outer Space Shirt | 8/26 Dinosaur Shirt |

Staff Development Training 8/24 & 25: Understanding Numbers and Counting Skills in Preschoolers  | Every month our teachers learn something new, take a look at something old from a new perspective, reinforce and reinvigorate previous education and training, or just have some hands-on fun through our regular training programs. | We have partnered with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) again for 2021! This partnership allows us to provide regular free training to our teachers to make ourselves and our program even better! In addition to many training opportunities, we will also have personal coaches to help us set goals for ourselves, the classrooms, the children and the school. Just one of the many ways we keep making Halsey Schools even better! |  Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Free Soccer demo class 8/25 9:30-11:30: We are partnering with Captain Kicks started by Coach Zach from Soccer Shots.  Soccer will meet at the preschool every Wednesday 9:30-11:30 for 10 week sessions for children 2+. Each group will run about 30-45 minutes long. The first soccer official session starts 9/8. Rates, registration and more details coming soon!

School Closed 9/6: We need some rest before the new school year starts 9/7! 🙂 Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We’ll be thinking about you!

Reminders

Totpot Hot Lunch Price Update: All Natural & Organic Hand-Crafted Locally Sourced Fresh & Healthy Lunches for Toddlers-Preschool. The children LOVE these lunches and they are good for them too! Monthly menus are sent in the parent portal in sandbox. Sign up here

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Tuition Rates:  The tuition rates are adjusted every year to make sure we attract and keep the most highly qualified, energetic, interactive, loving-caring teachers. Tuition is what pays the teachers’ salaries, 401(K), Health Benefits, Training and more. If you are not yet on the current rate schedule, the adjustment takes place on your August 20th statement for September billing. Click here or click on Tuition & FAQs above or download the parent handbook to see the current rates.

COVID Prevention: For the safety of the children, we are still wearing masks inside & parents can come into the school by appointment only with masks on. Keep following our important illness & safety protocols at home and we’ll do the same at school.

Hours increased 7:30-5:30. After a successful safe transition to 7:30-5:30 we may increase the hours again if doing so is COVID safe for the children and needed. In order to accommodate extended hours Preschool children’s groups are mingled in the morning and afternoon but will be kept in their usual groups: Pandas, Penguins, Dragonflies & Busy Bees, throughout the core of the day. For the safety of the children, we are still wearing masks inside & parents can come into the school by appointment only with masks on. Not to drop off or pick up. Nursing mother’s can come in to nurse as needed and scheduled with the teachers. 

Drop off and pickup remains the same with masks on for parents, teachers and children 2+ | Self home checks and staying home when ill remains the same. | Children 2+ will no longer be required to wear masks during outside playground time and neither will teachers. However, masks are still required inside all the time and outside for pickup and drop off. 

We don’t expect any other major changes until we receive the all clear from the Department of Social Services and The County Of Los Angeles Department Of Public Health Order Of The Health Officer. | How we are keeping children, parents and teachers safe click here.

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.  

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.

Drought Responsible Water Play: There will undoubtedly be regularly increasing water use restrictions this summer, however, we do plan to enjoy responsible waterplay. 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

Drought Responsible Water Play Schedule: There will undoubtedly be regularly increasing water use restrictions this summer, however, these are the days we will have pre-planned responsible water activities. However it’s best to always have all the water play supplies at camp.

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

Wear Sunscreen Everyday: 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.)

Jenni Rice - Owner & Director
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