September 2017

Dear Parents,

This month we will focus on the development of positive self concept.  We will be learning about ourselves:  feelings, emotions, families.  We will also learn about friendship and making good choices.  We will discover how we are alike and different and how each of us is very special!

We will also be studying magnets, electricity, and simple tools.  We will explore different sources of electricity.  We will discover how simple tools work and how they help us in every day life.  We will also experiment with magnets, use a compass, and test magnetic pulls.

In addition to our theme activities, we will begin letter and sound lessons, numeral and number activities, geography skills, practical life skills, cooking, scientific exploration, introductory Spanish and music.

Special Events:

Labor Day:  Monday, Sept 4th  – Foresight will be closed.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

See you at the County Fair!!

 

Foresight Family Night: 

Tuesday, September 12th 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Please stop by to visit with teachers, meet other parents, explore your child’s classroom curriculum, ask questions, and discuss school routines, NAEYC, Quality First  and policies., We will have the classrooms open, refreshments, and the Flagstaff City Library PALS Mobile will be here for you to visit . 

 

Other Foresight News:

Welcome New Families!!!

Our school has an open door policy, which means you are always welcome to come into school to observe your child from a distance or volunteer in his or her classroom.  We do our very best to inform parents of our policies/ program and provide many avenues for communication.  We have a monthly newsletter, memo board, event calendar, parent suggestion box, teachers available for brief discussions, and you are always welcome to visit, call, or schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher or the director.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions /solutions to allow us to better communicate with you. 

Your Child’s Work:

Your children are busy every day and often have projects they are waiting to share with you!  There are folders in each classroom your child is in for you to check, so please check them at least once a week.  Its good stuff!!

 

When Your Child is Absent:

If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason please give us a call.  This helps with snack and classroom planning, and attendance.

 

Your Child’s Schedule:

One of the most important parts of your child’s day with us is the group circle lesson that opens and closes each class.  Please be sure to have your child here a few minutes before his/her scheduled time so that he/she can get the most out of our program.  It is such a great way to help your child feel part of the group and also to get the most from our curriculum!

 

If coming in after the start of class is unavoidable, please say your good-byes at the door.  Thanks for your help to make this a great experience for everyone.

 

Happy and Healthy Children:        

It is very important for you to keep ill children at home.  This center has no provisions for care of children who are ill.  A child may be sent home if staff observes symptoms of illness.  Also, please tell staff if your child has been to a doctor and his or her illness is properly being treated (although symptoms are still observable).  We hope to keep everyone healthy, happy, and in school this year!  Thanks!

 

Healthy Mealtimes

For all of our new families (and to refresh with our continuing families), we are including information on Healthy Lunches and Choking Hazards.  If you have any questions, please talk with Beth or Kori.

Also, please be sure your child’s name is clearly written on the outside of his/her lunch box and placed on TOP of the cubbies area.  Please do not leave lunch boxes in back packs.

 

What to wear to school?

Please have your child wear shoes that he or she can run and play in safely. Please, no flip-flops or big heeled boots thanks!

 

Payments and Fees:

Please remember that payments are due by the 5th of each month, unless other arrangements have been made with Beth or Kori.  There is a $25.00 late fee for payments received after the 5th and /or balances not paid in full. This policy will be enforced starting September 5th. Thank you!

 

Your Child’s Independence

One of the most important things we as caregivers can do for our children is encourage their independence.  When coming in to school, please allow your child to walk into the building and put away his/her own belongings.  This is extremely helpful when children are looking for things in the cubbies (especially as jacket/coat season approaches!). 

 

 Parent Suggestion Box:

We have a parent suggestion box located on the front desk.  This is just one way we can communicate, address concerns, and find solutions together.  Please feel free to use it at any time!  Also, know that Beth’s door is always open to discuss any concerns, issues or questions regarding our program.

 

  Bathroom Accidents:

Please be sure to get your child’s soiled clothes from the hamper in the girl’s bathroom.  All soiled clothes will be disposed of on Fridays at 5:30 PM

 

 

 

Late Pick-up Fees:

Please be sure to pick-up your child at your scheduled time.  There is a $10.00 late fee for every 10 min. you are late with a 5 min. grace time. “Late” refers to any time after your child’s scheduled pick-up time.

Also, we request your promptness in leaving at 5:30 so the teachers can close the school in a timely manner. Please understand although they enjoy every parent, they have worked a very long day and often have evening commitments.  We welcome you to stay and visit any other time and always encourage parental involvement, and appreciate your consideration for all of our teachers.

Birthday Celebrations:

We love helping your child celebrate on his/her special day.  Parents are invited to bring a special snack (cupcakes, cookies, popsicles, etc) for your child to share, but please be sure that it is purchased from a licensed bakery or grocery store.  Per ADHS regulations, we cannot serve anything that is prepared at home.

 

Children’s Belongings:

Please remember to label ALL of your child’s belongings before school (lunch boxes, backpacks, jackets, hats, etc.).  We have permanent markers and/or tape so if you need any help just ask a teacher.  We just want to make sure that your belongings are returned to you!

 

Immunizations:

If your child has had any recent immunizations please bring in a new copy of his/her immunization card.  Also, if your child is exempt from any or all immunizations we need an exemption form on file.  Please talk to Beth or Kori with any questions.

 

Tippy Toes:

You can still enroll your child for class this semester.  Tippy Toes meets on Tuesdays at 2:30 and the cost is $33 per month.  (She offers a substantial discount to our students).  If this is something you would like your child to experience, please talk with Beth or Kori. 

 

Toys from Home:                              We do not have a show and tell time as part of our curriculum.  Please do not allow your child to bring toys or personal belongings to school.  It creates problems for those students that know the “NO TOYS” policy.  There is an exception to this rule: if your child has an item related to the theme to share with the class and the teacher has prior knowledge about the item so that she may plan for it, then it will be okay.  The teachers welcome sharing when approached in this manner

 

 

Peace and Love -

Beth, Kori, Cynthia, Sheri, Jini, Danielle, Taylor, Collin, Serena, and Kendra

 

 

Thought for the Month:

 

Children are our most valuable

natural resource.

                                   Herbert Hoover


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