January 2019

Dear Parents

Welcome back to school!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday!  We would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful gifts given to the FLC staff!  We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.

Our theme for January is “Winter Wonderland”.  We’ll study winter weather conditions, properties of snowflakes, experiment with ice and snow, and chart the weather daily.  We will explore winter lifestyles of people living in cold regions: clothes, foods, travel methods, celebrations, and outdoor activities.  This will also give us the opportunity to focus on indoor activities: Reading, make-believe, creative drama, and writing.  We look forward to our famous author study in our Language Arts classroom.  It will be a month of “imagination celebration”!

Special Events

Martin Luther King Day:

Monday, January 21st    

Foresight will be closed.

Valentine Tea:

Thursday, February 14th, 10:30-11:30 am.

President’s Day:

Monday, February 18th, 2019.

Foresight will be closed.

 

Other News

Possible Tuition Increase:

We are currently working with our accountant regarding the min. wage increase to determine how we cover this 9% increase in pay to our employees. There might have to be a 1%-4% increase in tuition to cover this increase and remain a sustainable business. We will keep everyone updated with a month notice if/when increase occurs.  It is my understanding that most childcare facilities will have to increase tuition to cover the wage increase.  We will do our best to keep this to a minimum and welcome any feedback regarding this issue.

 

Outside Recess:

We will continue to go outside for recess, so please send your child to school with weather appropriate clothes (warm coat, a hat, and mittens, snow boots if needed).  It is very helpful to label each individual item with your child’s name.  All items left at cubby area will be put in our lost and found box at the end of each day.  Please look there if you are missing any clothing items.

 

Your Child’s Independence:

One of the many life skills we are focusing on is your child’s independence.  Please allow him/her walk in and put all of their own belongings away when coming into school.  This makes it much easier for them to find coats, hats, etc. when you are not here to help.  On the same note, encourage your child to TRY to put on winter clothes before offering assistance. Please ask the teachers for helpful hints.

 

Emergency Contacts:

We will be updating our student files in January, and would like all blue cards to be current by then. We are required by law to be able to reach you at any time while your child is in our care.  We would like to avoid any problems reaching parents due to old phone numbers or blue card emergency contacts that are no longer available.  We are asking everyone to be sure we are able to get in touch with you at ALL times.  If you do not have a cell phone, we must know where you will be.  Example: You have a special appointment, are going shopping, taking a class, etc…it is very important that we have this information so we can properly take care of your child.  Thank you for your attention and support regarding this issue.

 

Hand Washing:

In our constant effort to keep everyone healthy we are requesting that upon arrival you have your child wash his or her hands.  Please assist your child as needed.  This is a practice recommended by NAEYC and Quality First to reduce the risk of illness in our school.  We appreciate your support regarding this matter and hopefully it will keep us healthy, happy, and attending school and work!

 

Absences:

If your child will be absent, please call and let us know as soon as possible.  This makes it much easier to plan for snacks, and it is helpful to the teachers when planning their day.

 

Parking Lot Safety:  When coming into or walking out of the school, please be sure your child stays near you the entire time.  It can by a busy place (especially at drop off and pick up) and it is extremely hard for other drivers to see small children. 

Also, please turn off your vehicle once you have parked.  We don’t want our students breathing in any of the fumes if they happen to walk by, and with a running car…who knows what could happen.

 

Snow days:

We will be closed due to weather/snow conditions if FUSD is closed.  If they are on a delayed schedule we will be open at our normal time (7:30 am).  Listen to local radio and TV or check the FUSD website, www.fusd1.org, for school closures due to snow.

Going Green:

We would like to remind everyone that we are trying to recycle our billing envelopes.  Please return your payment in the same envelope that you picked it up in.   It is a lot less trash

 

 Tuition Payment Policy:

Tuition is due by the 5th of each month, unless other arrangements are made with Beth or Kori.  Payment after the 10th will result in a $25.00 late fee. If no payment is received by the 15th your child will not be able to attend school until your tuition is received.

 

Thank You so much!!!!!!!

*All the families who made it to our holiday open house.  It was such a success!  We greatly appreciate all the wonderful treats you provided.

*All the families who brought gifts for our staff. It’s nice to feel appreciated and you certainly brightened our daysJ.

 *All the toys donated to our local law enforcement drive!!!

 

 

Wishing everyone Peace, Love, and Happiness in the

New Year and Always!

 

Beth, Kori, Cynthia, Jini, Sheri, Stephanie, Mercedes, and Kendra

 

Thought for the Month…..

 

Laughter is the joyous universal evergreen of life. 

                                              Abraham Lincoln

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