Happy Times August 2014

August is a great month to find fun ways to keep cool!


Dress up Days:

  • 8/5 Dress like a Pirate
  • 8/12 Wear Blue
  • 8/19 Wear your Mickey Mouse Ears
  • 8/22 Dress all in Disney
  • 8/29 Dress like a Superhero

Staff Development Training 8/12 & 8/13: From Superhero to Real – Life Hero: Encouraging Healthy Play. | 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.

Visitor 8/14: Discovery Bubble show 10:00 at Preschool  | Would you like to be a visitor? Signup here, call us or talk to us.

Field Trips: Please  Sign up for Field Trips here. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins & Potty Trained Pandas.  If your child is under 3 years old he/she may attend the trip if you or your spouse join us. Parents are always welcome to attend and space is limited. So let us know if you want to join us right away. Parents can sign up here.

  • Kids Ahoy – 8/7/14 9:30 – 12:00 Lunch @ Camp – $25
    20929 Ventura Blvd # 28 Whls | 818 999-1533
  • Giggles & Hugs – 8/21/14 9:30 – 12:00 Lunch @ Camp – $25
    6600 Topanga Cyn (Mall), Canoga Park | 818 610-4847


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 the 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.

Water Play activities 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
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Summer change of clothes & regular shoes

Please remember to label everything.

Basic Water Play Schedule: These are the days we have preplanned water activities. However it’s best to always have all the water play supplies at school.

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

Family Vacations: Will you be taking a summer vacation? Please fill out the What Are Your Summer Plans 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.

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.

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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

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