Happy Times August 2018

Weekly Themes & Stories for August

This month we will be learning about: Seagulls, Crabs, Octopuses & Seahorses.  We will be reading:  Hello Ocean, Clumsy Crab, I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean, & Mister Seahorse Reading Tip: When you cuddle up and read at home, point word by word as you read to help your child learn that the words you are saying are being read off the page in left to right order. 

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner


Field Trips: 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.

  • Winnetka Bowl 8/2/18 9:30-12:00 Lunch @ Camp – $28
    20122 Vanowen Street,Winnetka | 818 340-5190
  • Kid’s World – 8/16/18  9:00 – 1:00 Lunch on trip – $28
    618 Lindero Canyon Rd St A, Oak Park | 818 338-8888
  • Pump It Up – 8/30/18 9:30 – 12:00 Lunch @ Camp – $28
    6862 Hayvenhurst Ave Unit B, Van Nuys | 818 994-1100

Bring it: 8/6-10 a picture of you at the beach

Visitor: 8/9 10:00 Exotic Bird Show –  really awesome, beautiful birds from all over the world fly in for a visit at the preschool.

Staff Development Training 7/14 & 7/15: Indoor and outdoor Safety Checklist  – Creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for children. 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.

Wear it: 8/14 the color red

Bring it: 8/20-24 a book about the ocean

Wear it: 8/28 Orange like a seahorse

Last day of Camp 8/31 : Something fun will be here!
School Closed 9/03: We need a little rest before we start the new school year. 🙂
First Day of School 9/04: We start are first official day of school on Tuesday 9/04.


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!

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. 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.)

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
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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

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