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Harvest Celebration and Parade Announcement.

Please be advised that the 2020 Harvest parade and lunch celebration will not be cancelled. The parade will be outside if the weather permits it.

 Unfortunately, due to the pandemic no parent will be allowed to join us for lunch. The lunch party will begin at regular lunch times, 11:30 a.m. for the two-year-old class and 12:00 pm for the rest of the classes. Please pay $8.00 to cover your child’s lunch and pumpkin for this day. We will be serving Chicken Nuggets, Vegetables, Fruit, Juice, and a special treat for this special lunch party. Please do not send ANY TREAT BAGS OR DESSERTS FROM HOME. We will not pass them out.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Due to the Pandemic only the parents that sign-up to be present will be allowed to attend this event. If you are planning to attend this event, you must sign up as soon as the signing sheet is out. We are requesting that you do not invite family members, ONLY PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE PRESENT. PLEASE DO NOT INVITE EXTENDED FAMILY (GRANDPARENTS IN PARTICULAR) OR FRIENDS. We must protect our Students, our Families, and our Staff.

 Sign-up sheet will be removed from the signing-sheet table on Wednesday, October 28th.  There will be markings on the floor for the parents present to practice social distancing while the event is taking place. We will be marking the ground the day before the event, so If you did not sign-up to be here, there will be no spot for you, please do not show up on the day of the event.  This will be a fun and special event for all of us. We look forward to having you join us! In case you cannot be physically here, I will be streaming this event live on the school’s Facebook page.

If you will be attending this event, your temperature will be checked, masks will be mandatory, AND ENFORCED. Additionally, please bring your own chair.

Thank you for trusting us with the care of your child and for all your continuous support!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Johana

October Newsletter

Here at the Preschool we welcome Fall and all the events that come with it. Even though we are in a Pandemic, at the Preschool we thrive to keep routines the same to ensure the wellbeing and mental stability of the children and you, their families. Attached is an additional note where you can learn about the Harvest parade and lunch party on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Please pay $8.00 to cover your child’s lunch and pumpkin. We will be serving Chicken Nuggets, Vegetables, Fruit, Juice, and a special treat for this incredibly special lunch party.

Please mark your calendars.

*Friday, October 9th- Earthquake Drill

We will be using a YouTube video to learn all about Earthquake readiness. We encourage your family to watch this fun video at home before the school drill. The video is called, “Earthquake Safety with Anna Wainscott”

*Tuesday, October 13th– Pumpkin Patch at LFP (Thank you Bouchard Farms for the free delivery and 10 % discount on the pumpkins)

*Wednesday, October 28th – Last day to sign-up for the Harvest festival event.

*Thursday, October 29th –$8.00 due for Harvest Lunch Party and pumpkin.

 *Friday, October 30th-Harvest Parade at 9:30 am

Feel free to drop-off your child with their costume on this day.

* Gory, scary costumes are not allowed (INCLUDING WITCHES, AND ZOMBIES) and LFP is not responsible for any lost costume items*

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A special thanks to all the Families who donated items to the Preschool, the Pastors and Staff are humbled by your generous donations! If you are interested in making a donation this are some of the items we recommend, Paper plates(dessert size) small paper bowls, 3 oz. paper/ disposable cups, forks, spoons, Lysol spray, Lysol wipes, tissue paper, cereals, any healthy type of crackers or veggie chips, Belvita bars, or any type of Breakfast bars, and baby wipes. Thank you in advance for your generosity. NOTE: I AM INCLUDING THIS LIST BECAUSE A LOT OF YOU HAVE ASKED, DONATIONS ARE NOT MANDATORY.

 Want to earn a free school Lunch for your child?

 Share your honest opinion about your child’s experience at our preschool on Google or Yelp or Facebook page. Thank you in advance for your support! Have a blessed October! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Johana

September Newsletter

August was a productive month at Little Friends Preschool. The children were happy to be back, meet their new Teacher, and learn the routine of their new Classroom. I hope you are all enjoying the work that the children are able to take home now.

Thank you parents for your continuous support during this contingency. We appreciate everything that you do to support the preschool.

FYI

Parents, we would like to remind you that at the preschool we are doing all of the precautionary measures to keep the children, families, and staff safe.

Mrs. Jessica, Mrs. Diana, and Mrs. Tanvi have been assigned the responsibility of disinfecting the classrooms furniture, Toys, and materials the children are using on a daily basis. In addition, the Teachers are cleaning all playground toys before the children go outside. While the quality of air is not good, the children will continue enjoying the improvised play area we have set up in the fellowship hall. This improvised area is also being sanitized after each class uses it.  The Climbing structure continues to be closed, but has been replaced with other fun Teacher organized activities and toys.

We continue to encourage students to bring their LABELED facial masks on a daily basis. We continue to encourage students to use their masks during indoor play and work time, since this is the time where students have the closest contact.

Postponed

Due to COVID-19 Back to school night has been postponed this year. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the class schedule, or your child’s behavioral or academic process.

Please mark your calendars:

September 7th- School will be closed in honor of Labor Day.

September 22nd– Picture Day

Please be advised that Pictures will be taken outside. The pictures will be taken by the School photographers, Steven and Felicia Olsen. Felicia and Steven are a former preschool family, and they also attend Echoes from Calvary Church. The photographers’ temperature will be taken before they enter the preschool, and will be wearing facial covering during the photo shoot. Additionally, the photographers will not come near the students, I will be assisting the students during the shoot. It is not mandatory that your child takes the picture, please let me know if you do not want your child’s photography to be taken.

Attention Parents

Parents, I want to thank you in advance for making your tuition payments on time. We do ask that you please INCLUDE your child’s name on the check. We thank you in advance for doing so.

Parents, please make sure that you label ALL of your child’s personal belongings.

I would like to thank Noe’s Mom for making a spoon box donation to the preschool. THANK YOU for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated.

March Newsletter

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

The children had a great time during our Valentine’s Day celebration. The LFP staff is so grateful for all the wonderful gifts we received from you on this special day. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 A special THANK YOU to all the parents that volunteered to be chaperones for the Post office filed trip. We appreciate your help in making this field trip possible.

Reminders

*Parents, please remember to pack your child a lunch on a daily basis. If you forget your child’s lunch, please fill out an “I forgot my child’s lunch” note and hand it to a LFP staff member with your $5.00 payment. No IOU’s, please.

*Parents, please check your child’s “extra clothes Box” make sure that your child has enough extra clothes available at school by checking this box.

* Please remember to sign your child in and out on a daily basis. Signing your child in and out every day is a state preschool law. Failing to do so will result in Mrs. Johana calling you at work to come back to the preschool to sign your child in or out.

January Newsletter

We hope that you all had a great Christmas break.  We have rapidly reached the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year! We look forward to another semester of learning and fun! Welcome, 2020!

Kindergarten registration is now open, and we can’t wait to help your child learn and thrive in our Kindergarten class for the 2020-2021 school year that begins August 3, 2020!  Register for Kinder now and don’t’ pay for books! See Mrs. Johana for more details.

Reminders

Please help us avoid other children being exposed by keeping our children home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms.  Unusual crankiness, extremely tired or sleepy, fever registering 101, vomiting, diarrhea, head lice, continuous cough, major headache, stomach pain, abnormal fatigue and redness of eyelids with discharge.

NOTE: Your child will not be allowed to return to school for 24 hours after fever or Diarrhea. Please do not bring your child to the school if your child is too ill to participate in the preschool routine.

Parents, we encourage you to bring a well-balanced lunch for your child every day. Always include protein, FRUITS, and VEGETABLES, yes VEGETABLES, we will encourage your child to eat them here, and a small dessert (we prefer you don’t pack a dessert) we also prefer that you provide water or a 100% Fruit drink. Please let me know if you need lunch ideas, as always, I’ll be glad to help. Please be reminded that school lunches are only for emergency situations and MUST be paid the day they are provided. Cash only, please.

Please mark your calendar:

January 20th- School will be closed

December Newsletter

December is here along with its festivities.

Little friends Staff would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. We pray that God continues to be the center of your home and that on this coming year He blesses you with whatever your family needs the most.

Parents, please know that the children have been misusing drinking water cups. In order for us to consciously create conservation and gratitude, I am asking that you bring a water bottle from home. This cup needs to be labeled with your child’s name and needs to be taken home on a daily basis to be sanitized and be brought back the next day.

As you may have noticed, in the foyer there is a large box to receive donations for The Ashton Maxwell foundation. Ashton was a former student of Little Friends Preschool who unfortunately passed away in 2010. If you’d like more information on his foundation, please visit his Facebook, TheRedBallon@AshtonMHamiltonfoundation.org   We encourage you to donate a small toy and talk to your child about the gift of giving especially to a foundation like Aston’s. 

Please mark your calendars with the following dates.

  • December 10h – “Joy to the world” @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Children will need to be here and ready with their Christmas attire on by 6:30 p.m.
  • Drop your child off in the Shining Stars Class and wait for the play to begin at the chapel. The play is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 13th- Mrs. Johana goes on Vacation

Please see Mrs. Julie or Crystal with any questions or concerns in regards the school when I am gone. If you have billing questions, please see Mrs. Kristi in the Church Office.

  • December 20- Christmas shirt, sweater, or sock day!
  • December 20- Christmas Lunch. Please pay the $5.00 for this Lunch before December 19th.
  • December 20Th- Upon the children’s request, PAJAMA DAY!

The School will be closed on

December 24th, 25th,26 & 31st, and January 1st, & 2nd

 Please mark the following dates on your January  calendar

January 6th Mrs. Johana will be back from vacation

January 1st & 2nd School will be closed

January 20th School will be closed

 November Newsletter

Our Field trip to THE FARM was a success, thanks to all the Driver volunteers who helped!

We also want to thank all the parents who volunteered to help during our Harvest celebration!

Reminders

*Please remember to pack your child a nutritious lunch every day. Please pack your child’s lunch in plastic containers, no glass containers allowed for safety precautions.

*Parents of children who are not potty trained, please make sure that you restock your child’s diaper box with diapers and wipes as needed.

*Please remember to restock your child’s “Extra Clothes” box as needed.

*Full-Time Student Parents, please remember to provide a mattress size sheet for your child’s sleeping mat.

November brings the splendid autumn air and along with lots of events to mark on your calendar.

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

November 15th- School Fire Drill

November 22nd- School Thanksgiving Lunch $5.00 payment due

November 26th – School Harvest Lunch

November 27th- 29th   School will be closed- Thanksgiving break

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

-Mrs. Johana

August/September


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 additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any of the Teachers or myself.

*As you all know every child needs to have a Blanket, a mattress size sheet, and a Pillow for naptime, this is a Licensing regulation so please provide your child with one every day. Pillow, Blanket, and sheet will need to go home every Friday and need to be labeled with your child’s name.

*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, fruit, and vegetables. No candy, cookies, Soda, Gum, fruit roll-ups, 100% fruit treats are allowed for Lunch.

Please pack your child a water bottle every day.

We do sell Lunches for $5.00 each. Please fill out the “Oh No I forgot my 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, it is the Parents responsibility to make sure that the child has extra clothes in their cubby.

LABEL all your child’s belongings, especially Jackets and sweaters.

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

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Monday, September 2nd: School will be closed

Friday, September 6th. Bring your Grandparent to lunch day (Grandparent please bring your own lunch). 12:00 pm-12:30 pm Grandparent Day is Sunday, September 8th!

Friday, September 20th: Back to school night. Come and visit your child’s class between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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!

July Newsletter

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

Please mark the following dates in your calendar:

July 3rd-   Fourth of July lunch and parade. The Children will be parading around the school playground at 11:00 am. Dress in USA colors. Hot Dogs, Chips and a drink will be provided. Do not pack your child a lunch on this day.

July 4th- School will be closed.

July15th-19th- Big Week, Rodeo week. Cowboys and Cowgirls welcome.

July 26th   Last Day of the 2018-2019 School. Dress up as your favorite Character.

July 29th through August 2nd- School will be closed for Teacher cleaning days.

August 5th- First Day of the 2019-2020 School year.

Parents, as we know the weather is very unpredictable here in Salinas, I would love to have water days at the Preschool. Water Days consist of us bringing out toddler Pools and water Tubs. Please provide your children with a Bathing Suit and Sandals they can freely get wet in. Make sure that your child has extra clothes to change in and a towel in their cubby at all times during the month of July. Make sure to LABEL all of your child’s belongings.

We still have slots available in our Pre K, Kindergarten, and Two year old classes. Please spread the word about our wonderful school and get a $50.00 discount on your tuition for one month when you refer a family to our school. 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!

Important summer dates to include in your calendar.

Friday June 7th- Graduation Day, Mr. Olsen will be at the preschool taking pictures from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Our “Oh’ The Places You’ll Go” theme graduation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is invited, so we hope to see you all there.

Monday, June 10th- Summer Program begins.

Little Friends Preschool is pleased to offer a fun, educational summer program for your children this summer. Our summer theme will be “The Great Outdoors”.

School will be closed for cleaning from July 29th through August 2nd.

School will be closed on Thursday July 4th, Independence Day holiday.

August 5th, First Day of 2019-2020 Academic School Year.

Important announcements:

Our New Tuition prices will be effective starting this August.

Full Time rate: $735.00

Part Time rate: $576.00

These prices will be effective as of August 2019.

Book Fee

Three Year Olds: $55.00

Four Year Olds: 70.00

Registration fee $175.00

If your child will be 3 (and is fully Potty trained) before September 1st or if your child does not meet the cut off for Kindergarten (September 1st) Book payments are due before June 30th.

Your child’s tuition is due before the 5th of every month, please pay on time to avoid a $30.00 late fee.