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October 2016 Newsletter

 

Here at the preschool we are all very excited about the new month October! We can’t wait for all of the exiting events October will bring, so please mark your calendars.

*Tuesday October 4th–  Fire Drill

*Wear Pink to support Cancer Awareness

*Tuesday October 11- $7.00 payment and Permission slip due

*Friday October 14th – THE FARM school Field trip

*Friday October 28th – $5.00 due for Harvest Lunch Party

*Monday October 31st – Harvest Celebration 9:30- 12:30

*Friday November 11th school will be closed in Honor of Veterans Day*

For those of you who will be transporting Children to the Field Trip, please fill out the Authorization of Background Investigation form, and bring it back the same day or the day after you get it. The school will cover for the cost of this form. Thank you for Volunteering.

As I announced at the back to school night I will be taking some time off. I will be out from Monday October 31st through November 7th. If you have any questions on regards any school maters, please see your child’s teacher during my time off. If you have any questions in regards finances, please see Mrs. Kristi in the church office.

Monday October 31st. – Harvest festival

Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. We will parade to AAA

10:00 a.m. We will have a catwalk to Show off our costumes

11:45 a.m. Lunch Party

Please pay $5.00 to cover your child’s lunch for this day. We will be serving Chicken Nuggets, Vegetables & Fruit, Juice and a special treat for this very special lunch party.

This event will be over at 12:30 p.m. The Teachers will need lots of help cleaning up, so please plan on being here a little later after 12:30.

Feel free to bring your child in with their costume on.

* Gory, scary costumes are not allowed*

Volunteers are highly needed for this event. Please sign-up as soon as the sign-up sheet goes up. Thank you in advance.

A great thank you to all the parents that helped out in the Gizdich Apple Orchard fieldtrip. To those of you who came out and joined us at our back to school night, a big thank you for making it a success.

Have a blessed October! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

-Mrs. Johana

July 2016 Newsletter

 

We are having so much fun here at the preschool enjoying the great weather and company of your children.

Please mark the following dates in your calendar:

  • July 12th Jurassic Pets will be visiting the Preschool @ 11.00 a.m.

Please feel Free to dress up your child according to each theme. We have made some changes on the dates of the Themes, the changes go as follows:

  • June 20th– 24 Disney
  • June 27th-1st Dessert Oasis
  • July 4th-8th Cooking
  • July 11th-15 Dooey Gooey
  • July 18th– 22nd Rodeo
  • July 25th-29th Pirates
  • August 1st-5th Five senses
  • On Friday July 29th The Teacher will be driving to an A Beka Book training in Bakersfield, the school will be open on this day, but we do ask that you pick up your children as soon as you can, since we will be driving out there right after the last child leaves. Thank you in advance for your support on this matter.
  • Parents please remember that the school will be closed on August 8th through the 12th.

We still have 3 slots available for our preschool class and  plenty of room for the Faithful fish class! Please spread the word about our wonderful school and get a $50.00 discount on your tuition for one month.

From us at Little Friends, Enjoy the rest of your summer!

June Newsletter

As we say goodbye to friends and another school year, we welcome in the sunshine!

Please mark the following important dates in your calendars:

  • Friday June 3rd—Family Breakfast, This is a time for the children to bring their Mom and Dad, Godparents, Grandparents, and any of their loved adults to have breakfast with them. Please don’t miss out, the children have been working hard on some special projects.
  • Thursday June 9th– Graduation Day, Mr. Ben Kats our School Photographer will be at the preschool taking pictures from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Our USA theme Graduation ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. everyone is invited, so we hope to see you all there.
  • Monday June 20th– Summer Program begins

Little Friends Preschool is pleased to offer a fun, educational summer program for your children this summer. Our themes go as follows:

  • June 20th– 24th – Disney Theme
  • June 27th– July 1st – Oasis Desert
  • July 4th– 8th – Dooey Gooey
  • July 11th – 15th – Rodeo Week
  • July 25th – July 29th – Pirate Week
  • August 1st– 5th – My Five Senses/ Cooking week

August 8th– 12 School will be closed for Teacher clean up days.

August 15th– First Day of 2016-2017 Academic School Year

Important announcements:

  • The Cost for the A Beka Books for our Preschoolers is $50.00 this amount is due before June 30th.
  • If your child will be 4 before September 1st or if your child does not meet the cut off for Kindergarten (September 1st) $50.00 will be due before June 30th.
  • We would like to thank Mrs. Carmen for her dedication and loyalty to our Preschool. She will be leaving us to dedicate herself to her wonderful children all under the age of 5. Thank you for all the Memories you leave behind Mrs. Carmen. We love you!
  • Ariana will take over the kindergarten class. As the former Kindergarten Teacher and her 13 years’ experience working and Teaching children she will make the 2016-2017 kindergarten class a success.

 

  • Your child’s tuition is due before the 5th of every month, please pay on time to avoid a $30.00 late fee.
  • Children whose last day will be on June 9th (Graduation Day) will need to get a pro-rated amount by me. This payment will be due before the 5th of June with NO EXEPTIONS.
  • Please label all of your child’s personal belongings.

 

  • Please have your child bring in a Jacket every day for school.

 

  • It is mandated by the state that your child has a blanket for nap time, so if your child naps please provide a blanket for him or her every day. Also, please sign your child in and out daily.

 

I will be taking over the secretarial work of the school, so if you have any question about billing or your child’s files please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for being faithful in paying your child’s tuition. We trust that you will finish the last semester as you have. Your finances help make our school possible for your child, and other children.

 As we come to end of the 2015-2016 school year, the LFP team want to thank you for trusting us with your precious children, we pray and hope that during this school year we were able to meet your expectation.

March Newsletter

This Month at Little Friends Preschool we are thrilled to be presenting a number of exiting events!

Please mark the following dates on your March calendar.

¨ March 13 – Daylight Saving begins

¨ March 17- Easter Play @7:00 p.m. Children will need to be at the preschool dressed in their best Easter outfits by 6:30 p.m.

¨ March 18- School community cleaning

¨ March 24- Easter Egg hunt and Easter Party Lunch.

Please pay $5.00 before Tuesday March 22nd   for the Easter Party lunch. We will be providing chicken nuggets, fruit, vegetables, a drink and a Dessert for the children on this day.

We would appreciate Decorating Easter Egg donations. We would like an specific kind. I will be placing the Example of the Egg Kind we need on the sign in table for you to see. We will also need volunteers for this day. Please sign up!

¨ March 25- School will be closed Good Friday

The Little Friends Preschool Staff will be attending the Annual Spring Conference on Friday April 22. School will be closed on this day.

Attention Parents

In order for us to plan out our summer schedule we need to know how many children we will be serving this summer. I have attached a Questioner. Please fill it out and return it to the teachers no later than Friday March the 11th.

Parents we are very thankful that you all help us by opening the door when the bell rings. We ask that you only allow parents that you recognize into the Preschool. Please do not open the door to people you don’t recognize. Notify the teachers if the bell rings and it’s someone you do not recognize.

Please remember that it is the school policy that you bring your child all the way in to the preschool when you drop them off. Please NEVER drop your child in the Foyer area, or FRONT DOOR. Also, you must always sign your child in when dropping them off. I will have to call you to come back and sign your child in if your child is not signed in for the day. Thank you in advance.

Have a great March, and may the light of God be with you during this time of Easter preparation…

 

February Newsletter 2016

Welcome  2016! we hope everyone had a wonderful holidays season.

Little Friends Preschool staff would like to thank you for all the wonderful Christmas wishes, cards, and gifts we got from you. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 

 

Please mark the following dates on your calendar.

February 1st- Mr. Cat in the Hat will be visiting the children at 11:00 a.m. to read them a book and celebrate with us Dr. Seuss Birthday. Please remember that on this day the children are encourage to come in a Dr. Seuss inspired  costume or one inspired by their own imagination!

February 5th-  Post Office fieldtrip from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.

February  9th-  SPCA visit at 11:00 a.m.

February 12th-  Valentine’s Day Celebration. We will not be giving out a list of names for the classes.. In the “To” part please only write my friend , and in the “from” area  your child’s name.

February 15th-  School will be closed in honor of President’s day

February 26th-  School community cleaning. We will be having school clean up days on the last Friday of each month. Each class will pick an area of the school they want to clean. We are hoping to teach the children the importance of maintaining a clean environment and the responsibility of having and doing chores.  We want the children to take pride in maintaining a clean environment. Please ask your child about it, and encourage this approach by assigning a chore to your child at home, if they already don’t have one.

 

A special thanks to Mr. Tony and Mr. Jack Clark for setting up our new Smart TV!

I am happy to announce that Mr. Tony has been leading the Chapel program. Chapel is at 11:30 a.m. every Friday .You are always welcome to join us.

Please take the time to visit our website.  At our website you can find, the monthly newsletters our annual calendar and much more.

Also, We will be loading up pictures to our website. If you would not like to have your child’s picture up on the web, please let me know on writing.

Have a bless February !

 

December Newsletter

December is finally here along with its festivities. Little friends Staff would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We pray that God continues being the center of your home, and that on this coming year he blesses you with whatever you family needs the most.

I would like to invite you to  donate a small toy or coloring book for the Ashton Maxwell foundation. Ashton was a former student here at LFP who unfortunately passed away of valley fever in 2010. I you would like to make a donation , please place your donation in the large box that is out in the foyer. If you would like more information on Ashton’s  foundation visit

theredballon@ashtonmhamiltonfoundation.org or see the information on the box. Thank you in advance.

 

I would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped out at the Thanksgiving lunch. From now on we will go head and ask for the $5.00 payment instead of bringing in food for potlucks, since it worked out so much better, and got a lot of positive feedback from you. During the lunch less food was gone to waist, and the processes went a lot smoother. The only little detail was that some parents did not turned in their money , and Teachers had to ask for it. (Teachers don’t like to ask for your money).  I would really appreciate if for the Christmas lunch that the dues are paid before the date given, Thank you in advance.

 

Our fundraiser was a success, A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE PARENT’S THAT SUPPORTED LFP BY SELLING COOKIES. We will be delivering the Cookie Dough on Thursday December 17th. I will need help sorting out, and making sure we got our order correct. Please let me know if you are available on this day during the a.m. hours.

OUR TOP SELLERS WERE:

#1 Damon Nguyen Sold 36 orders

#2 McDougal Jeremiah and David Sold 35 orders

#3 Destiny Garcia 24 orders

We recognize all of the parent’s and children’s hard work and have decided to give the children a special Movie day. On this day we will be taking the children to the dining hall where we will play a movie on the projector. We will also provide pizza party for the children. You are more than welcome to join us. Please do not pack a lunch for your child on this day.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO Noah’s mom Michaela for taking the time to take pictures during the thanksgiving lunch, and for her contribution of 3 Capri suns boxes.

Please mark your calendars with the following dates.

December 10th – School Christmas play

Children will need to be here ready with customs on at 6:30

Drop your child of in the fun Frog classroom, and wait for the play to begin at the chapel. The play is schedule to begin at 7:00p.m.

December 15th SPCA

December 18th – Special Movie day

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. don’t pack a Lunch

December 23rd – Christmas Lunch. Please pay the $5.00 for this Lunch before December 18th.

The Lunch will be Chicken Nuggets, vegetables, Fruit, Drink and Dessert.

The School will be closed on

December 24th, 25th & 31st

I  will not be sending a January Newsletter but please do mark the following dates on your calendar

January 1st School will be closed

January 18th School will be closed

January 19th SPCA

I  will be on vacation the last week of December, and the first week in January. For any questions please see Mrs. Carmen or your child’s Teacher. Also, as always I am available on my email Mrs.johana@yahoo.com

Thank you for  making this 2015 year a great one for all of the  LFP staff!

 

      November Newsletter

Ephesians 5:20- Give thanks always for all things unto God and the father in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Our Casa De Fruta fieldtrip and  Harvest festivities were a success thanks to all the family volunteers that helped out.  Thank you.

The Little Friends Staff is very excited to announce that  we will be having our very first Cookie Dough fundraiser!

We are asking for your help by supporting us on this exiting milestone for the preschool. We are hoping that each student sells at least 5 orders. The order forms will be going out on November 16th. Money and fundraiser orders will be due on November 30th.  We will be getting our orders two weeks after we place our order.

In advance we thank you for your cooperation and support.

 

Due to all the leftover food that we get during the potlucks one of the teachers suggested that we ask for $5.00 per student and buy and prepare the food ourselves. I actually really liked this idea and would like to try  it out for our thanksgiving potluck.  Please give me or your child’s teacher your feedback on this new idea.

 

November brings the splendid autumn air and a long with lots of event s to mark on our calendar.

November 11th – School will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.

November 16th- Fundraiser catalog will be sent out

November 17th- SPCA

November 24th- School Potluck

November 25th- 27th School will be closed- Thanksgiving break

November 30th- Money and fundraiser orders are due.

 

Please feel free to contact me at (831) 424-2145 or at  mrs.johana@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns in regards to any of the maters mentioned on this Newsletter or any other mater.

Thank you all so much for partnering with us to create an amazing school for the children!

 

October Newsletter

Here at the preschool we are all very excited about the new month October! We can’t wait for all of the exiting events October will bring, so please mark your calendars.

Tuesday October 20th – Ms. April from SPCA @ 11:15 a.m.

Friday October 23rd – Casa De Fruta

We will load up the Bus @ 8:00 a.m.

Returning time 2:00 p.m.

Price $20.00 for Adults and Children riding the bus.

$9.00 for adults taking their own transportation.

Permission slips will be sent out soon. Please return the Permission slip and payment together to only your child’s teacher.

Please bring Lunch from home. For those who will be taking their own transportation, only shop when the bus has left Casa de Fruta. Parents please cooperate by NOT SHOPPING WHEN THE FIELDTRIP IS ON SESSION. IT CREATES A LOT OF CONFUSSION FOR CHILDREN AND STAFF. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this important mater.

 Friday October 30th – Harvest festival

Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. We will parade to AAA .

10:00 a.m. We will have a catwalk to Show off our costumes.

11:45 a.m. Potluck party

This event will be over at 12:30 p.m. I will need lots of help cleaning up, so please plan on being here until at least 1:30 p.m.

(sign up lists will go up in your child’s classrooms doors. Please sign up, and bring what you sign up for.)

Feel free to bring your child in with their costume on. Gory, scary costumes are not allowed.

Volunteers are highly needed for this event. Please sign-up as soon as the sign-up sheet goes out. Thank you in advance.

A great thank you to all the volunteers that helped out in the Gizdich Apple Orchard fieldtrip. To those of you who came out and joined us at our back to school night, a big thank you for making it a success. A special thank you to Mr. Phu Nguyen (Damo’s Dad) for the Staplers donation he made to the Preschool.

Have a blessed October! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

September Newsletter

Welcome back little friends preschool families! We are blessed to have you all back. This school year will be a great one! I would like to take the time to answer some of the most asked questions we’ve had so far. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask any of the Teachers or myself.

*As you all know every child needs to have a Blanket and a Pillow for naptime, this is a Licensing regulation so please provide your child with these every day. Pillow and Blanket will need to go home every Friday.

*Toys from home are to be brought to school only on FRIDAYS FOR SHOW AND TELL.

*Please pack your child with a well- balanced lunch. Some sort of Protein, a drink and fruits and vegetables. No candy, cookies, Soda, Gum, fruit roll ups, Gummies are allowed for Lunch.We do sell emergency Lunches for $5.00 each. Please fill out the “Oh No I forgot” lunch form on the sign in table, and hand it to a teacher. The $5.00 payment will need to be paid on the same day that the Lunch is served. No IOU’S please.

*Please make sure that your child has extra clothes in their cubby. If your Child has an accident please make sure to take the wet clothes home, and bring in clean clothes the next day.

*Lessons begin at 9:00 a.m. Please have your child here before this time. Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m.

 *School will be closed on Monday September 7, 2015 in honor of Labor Day.

As you know I have scheduled our fall fieldtrips.

Tuesday September 29th

Gizdich Apple Orchard 55, Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

The Price for this fieldtrip is $16.00 per Child and Adult. This amount will cover for the Bus ride, Apple Picking, Apple Juice sampling and Johnny Apple Seed lesson.

We will start loading up the children at 7:45 a.m. The School Bus will be leaving the Preschool at 8:00 a.m. Sharp. We should be back at the Preschool no later than 1:30 p.m. ALL CHILDREN AND CHAPERONES MUST TAKE LUNCH FROM HOME. SHOPPING IS NOT ALLOWED. PARENTS THAT TAKE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION CAN SHOP AFTER WE LOAD UP THE BUS TO COME HOME.

Friday October 23rd

Casa De fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023

The Price for this fieldtrip is $20.00. This price is higher than what I would like it to be, but you will get your money’s worth. This amount will cover for your transportation, a Carrousel ride, a train ride, a Pumpkin, the mining activity, the Tee pee area, snack, and a lesson activity that varies every year.

We will begin to load up the children at 8:15 am. The School Bus will be leaving the school at 8:30 a.m. Sharp. We should be back at the preschool no later than 2:00 p.m. ALL CHILDREN AND CHAPERONES MUST TAKE LUNCH FROM HOME. PARENTS THAT TAKE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION CAN SHOPE AFTER WE LOAD UP THE BUS TO COME HOME.

Parents please have in mind that the returning hours are estimations. Please consider that if there is traffic of some sort, this will change. Please see me personally if you have any questions about the fieldtrips.

School will be closed on Monday September 7, 2015 in honor of Labor Day.

 Tuesday September 22, Picture Day. Pictures will start being taken at 8:00 a.m. I will be sending out the order forms as soon as they are made available to me.

Back to School will be on Thursday September 24, 2015.

We will be having a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. The Plate will include Spaghetti, Salad, and a piece of bread. A drink will be included, Lemonade. The cost per plate will be $5.00. Tickets will be sold in advance during the previous week. The Dinner will be available after 4:00 p.m. We will stop serving at 7:00 p.m. Families are welcome to have their dinner in the Dining Hall located by the Perfect Panda class.

The fundraiser will support the school with inside and outside toys. Ingredient donations are welcome, but not mandatory. In advance, thank you for your support!

We look forward to working with you all during this school year, keep us in your prayers, and be certain that you are in ours!