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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!

 

 

August 2015 Newsletter

Dear Little Friends Preschool Families, thank you for allowing Little Friends Preschool be part of your child’s summer this year! We had a great time in company of your little ones.

August Reminders:

*Echoes From Calvary Church would like to invite all the Little Ladies of Little Friends Preschool to their annual Little Ladies Tea Party on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. I hope to see you all there for I will be attending with my little lady.

*$50.00 to cover for A Beka Books are due before August 5th. This fee is only to be paid if your child will be enrolled in our Kindergarten program (Zippy Zebras) or Preschool program (Loveable Loins & Magical Monkeys).

As you all have heard the news Mrs. Eli found a job in her Town, Greenfield and will be leaving us; and Mrs. Yvette found a job with school age children and will be leaving us too. We wish them both the best!

Mrs. Angela will be taking over Mrs. Elis class and Mrs. Ariana will be taking over Mrs. Yvette’s class. The Kindergarten class will be taught by Mrs. Carmen.

*New Tuition Prices:

Full –Time $630.00

Part- Time $471.00

*MAOF and Cal Works families will be responsible for paying the tuition balance that is not covered by these programs.

Tuition Payment must be made before the 5th of each month, or a $30.00 late fee will be charge to your account. Parents who choose to pay weekly, must make the prorated weekly payment early Monday morning directly to the Teacher that greets them. If you do not make the payment the child will not be able to stay.

Little Friends Preschool will be closed the following days, August 10th through the 14th. Our first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be on Monday August 17, 2015.

We look forward to working with your wonderful children this coming year. May God continue blessing Little Friends Preschool on this coming school year!

June 2015 Newsletter

 

Graduation Month is here! Little Friends Teacher staff would like to thank all of the Little Friends Families for their unconditional support throughout this school year.We are blessed to work for you.Important information for you to know! Please mark your calendars.

June 11– Graduation

Graduation will be  Western theme, everyone is welcomed to cowboy & cowgirl up for this event. Feel free to invite as many people as you want for this event, and all of our events!

June 22 through June 26th Summer Program Begins Bugs, and Insect Theme. June 22nd  From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our Friend Estela from the Recycling center will be visiting us with a  compose table full of worms and other interesting bugs! Jurassic Pets will be visiting our school on June 25th @ 11:00 a.m.

School Will be Closed on Friday July 3rd

June 29th through July 2 USA Pride

July 2nd Little Friends will be having a  B~BQue for the Children on this day. A Dad Volunteer will save the Teachers  a lot  of trouble. Thank You in advance! If weather permits we will be having a water day this week, meaning the children will be Able to bring in their bathing suits and play with water during outside time between 11:00  a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

July 6th trough July 17th Camping theme  and Big week theme!

Dress your Cowboy and Cowgirl Best! We will be having stick horse/galloping races and much more!

July 17th  @ 9:30 a.m. We will be going on a fieldtrip to Boronda Community park. Located at 1114 Fontes Lane Salinas, CA 93907. I will be needing Volunteers for this field trip. We will besetting up camping tents and having a B~Bque for the Kids on this fieldtrip, so please sign up!

July20th trough August 7th Cooking and Kitchen safety

July 24th Carl’s Junior has opened it’s doors to Little Friends Preschool! We will be visiting Carl’s Jr. @ 10:00 a.m. Located on 1061 N Davis Rd. The Children will need to bring $ to buy a KIDS meal. I will be sending more details about the price as we get closer to this exiting fieldtrip. There is a possible fieldtrip to Mountain Mikes Pizzeria  located at 1020 N Davis Rd sometime in between these two weeks.

August 10th through August 14 School Will be closed

August 17 First day of 2015-2016 School year.

After not raising our Tuition for two years the Board of Directors have decided to raise our tuition  price. The new prices will go as follows:

Full Time: 6:45 a.m.—6:00 p.m. $630.00

Part Time: $475.00 6:45 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Kindergarten Program 6:45 a.m.—1:45 p.m.

This new prices will be effective as of August 2015.

Thank you for being faithful in paying your child’s tuition. We trust that you will finish the last semeter as you have. Your finances help to make our school possible for your child, and other children. We pray that on this 2014-2015 school year we’ve met the needs of each family here at the preschool, for this is the Goal of The Little friends Staff!

 

 

April 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter

April is the start of spring, hurray for spring!

We are looking forward to better weather and more outside time with fresh air for the kids, please have your child bring a light jacket for our a.m. and p.m. outside time.

This month at little friends, we are very excited to be presenting a number of exiting events!

*Thursday, April 2nd– Easter potluck and egg hunt celebrations will begin at 10:00 a.m. Set up will begin at 9:30 a.m.

*Friday, April 3rd– School will be closed in honor of Good Friday

*Tuesday, April 21st – SPCA will be visiting at 11:00 a.m.

*Wednesday, April 22nd – Earth Day, Recycle presentation at 11:00 a.m.

*Thursday, April 30th– Dia Del Nino celebration (Day of the Child celebration) We will be celebrating by having a carnival for the children between 10: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We will need as many volunteers as possible to make this event possible for the children. I would love for a couple of parents to participate in the face painting booth, since this is one of the children’s favorite carnival areas.

 

REMINDER

Every Friday is show and tell at the preschool. You are always welcome to come and join us with your show and tell!

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

To Mrs. Cruz, Sirena’s Mom and Mrs. Futch, Liam’s Mom for the amazing school bulletin board! Great job ladies!

To Mrs. Phipps, Hayden’s mom for donating decorating eggs for the whole school!

I will be on vacation from  March 27th through April 10th. Please see your child’s Teacher or Mrs. Carmen with any questions in regards the school , and Mrs. Barbara in regards finances.

Thank you all for partnering with us to create an amazing school for the children! You are very much appreciated.

 

Attention Parents

Little Friends Preschool will be having our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 2nd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Each child is expected to bring 3 hard boil Eggs by Tuesday, March 31st. After our Egg hunt we will be having our Easter potluck at 11:30 a.m. Please don’t forget to sign up for the potluck, and bring what you signed up for. We look forward to having as many volunteers as possible, please sign up by the sign up table.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Johana

Newsletter March 2015

With the days getting longer and Springtime just around the corner we leap into March with a renewed sense of excitement!

 We welcome Ms. Angela and Mrs. Carmen to our teaching team!

Ms. Angela is a member of Echoes from Calvary church and has Volunteered for the church’s  Sunday School program. She is fully qualified as a preschool assistant and is exited to begin working at the preschool.

Mrs. Carmen will be our substitute teacher and will be helping me with teacher breaks. She will be covering for Mrs. Ariana during her maternity leave. She brings much experience on the A Beka Curriculum, Christian education and expertise in Early Childhood Education to our school.  Please introduce yourself and help them feel at home here.

Please Mark the following dates on your calendar!

March 17- The SPCA will be visiting the Preschool at 11:00 a.m.

March 26- School Play. Children will need to be dressed on their Easter wear, unless asked differently by one of teachers. The Easter Play will begin at 7:00 p.m., but children will need to be in the “big classroom” by 6:30 p.m.

A special Thank you to Mr. Eduardo De La Cruz, Eddies Dad for all the volunteering hours he donated to the preschool, this past February, You are truly Appreciated!

                                               Happy March Everyone!

Sincerely, Mrs. Johana

February Newsletter 2015

              

February is the perfect Month to celebrate love and Family, here at Little Friends Preschool we will be doing so through the month.

 I would like to thank the families for their unconditional support during this last months, I am truly blessed to work for all of you.

As some of you already know Mrs. Maggie is no longer an employee at Little Friends  she is an amazing person, coworker and friend, she will truly be missed.

I was fortunate to find an assistant for Mrs. Dora’s class, Mrs. Elvia.

Mrs. Elvia is a well-educated teacher assistant working on getting her Bachelors of Arts. She is blessed to be a mother of two beautiful boys, and is eager to work for the little friends family. You will began to see Mrs. Elvia on the Second to Third week of February, we are still waiting on her finger print clearance.

 

Please note the following dates on your calendar:

 

February 6- Post Office Fieldtrip begins at 10:15 a.m.

February 13- Valentines Potluck

February 16- School will be closed in honor of President’s Day

February 20- School will be closed for Teacher training conference

February 24- SPCA will be visiting the school at 11:00 a.m.

February 26- Little Bristles Pediatric Dentist will be visiting the preschool at 11:00 a.m.

 

Always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have, even though you may see me running around what you parent’s need to express is crucial to me. Please contact me at (831) 424-2145 or mrs.johana@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Mrs. Johana

January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to 2015, we hope that everyone had a great holiday season. Little friends Preschool is looking forward to another amazing year full of learning and adventure! Our school sincerely appreciates all of your help, support, and volunteered time you provided for us on this past 2014.

 

We have been blessed through the years to have wonderful teachers as a part of our Staff. It is always sad to see a teacher leave. Some leave due to personal, financial or physical issues, and some leave to pursue other areas of interest. But we are always blessed to welcome new teachers to join our little friends Preschool team. We continue to set standards for hiring qualified teachers who have a passion to prepare our children for success in school, life, and eternity.

 

Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar:

 January 19th – MLK Little Friends Preschool will be closed

January 20th – SPCA will be visiting our Preschool

February 2dn – Little Friends will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Birthday. Mr. Cat in the Hat will be visiting the school and reading the children some stories at 11:00 a.m.  We  welcome our student’s to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, or one created by their imagination! This is a fantastic opportunity to “research” with your child. Make visits to local libraries and check out some of Dr. Seuss super silly books!

February 6th – Post office walking fieldtrip. We will be taking each class individually beginning at 10:15 a.m.

 

*Friendly reminder to our families the $100.00 yearly registration fee is due before the end of this month. You may make this payment at any time with either Mrs. Barbara or myself. Thank you in advance.*

 

We look forward to working with you this year for the success of your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Johana

(831) 424-2145 / mrs.johana@yahoo.com

 

November Newsletter

Parents and Family, we would like to thank all of you for your help and participation in our Casa de fruta fieldtrip. Thanks to all of you, the fieldtrip was a success, I hope you all had a great time!

I would like to mention that I really appreciate those of you who waited for the bus to leave to go shopping. Thank you.

Following are some important dates to mark on your calendar.

 

*Sunday November 2nd, is the end of Daylight savings time

 

*Tuesday November 11th, School will be closed in remembrance of Veterans Day

 

*Tuesday November 18th,   the SPCA will be visiting the school

 

*Tuesday November 25th, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving by having a Potluck Feast. This celebration will be from 11:30-1:30. In order for our potluck to be a success we need all of the families to sign up on the potluck lists that will be put up in the children’s classrooms on the second week of November.

 

*Tuesday November 25th, School Yearbook pre-orders will be due.

 

*We will be closed in observation of Thanksgiving beginning on Wednesday November 26th, through Friday November 28th. School will resume its regular schedule on Monday December 1st.

 

This year Little Friends preschool will not be having a Thanksgiving play, since it is very hard for teachers and students to have two plays back to back, and we want our students to enjoy this wonderful experience. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

There is information on the back of the newsletter in regards a new incentive approach we are taking in an effort to motivate our students to make the “right choices” every day. Please read it, and help us by reviewing the motivational chart with your child every day.

If you have any questions in regards any of this events or information please don’t hesitate to talk to me or your child’s teacher.

We wish all of our families many blessings during this time of thanksgiving. We are very grateful to be able to work with you every day.

Mrs. Johana

Mrs.johana@yahoo.com

(831) 424-2145