February 2018 Newsletter

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

- John 3:16

Can you believe it’s February already? Our Little Ones are growing up so fast! We are so thankful to have the privilege of watching your children grow and change. What an amazing group!

Presidents’ Day

Little Ones will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19th. Please mark your calendars and enjoy your day off!

Book Orders

Books are the perfect gift for any occasion and every time you order, we receive free books for our library. Please have your order forms turned in by Friday, February 9th with a check or you can order online using our school code: GV2NB Thank you!

Label, Label, Label

Please remember to clearly label your child’s belongings. Sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, bedding, sharing toys etc. all need to be visibly marked. Unfortunately these items sometimes get misplaced. It is far easier to find them if they are clearly labeled with your child’s name. This also applies to incoming diapers. Please clearly label the package. Thank you!

Jesus Loves Me Valentine Party

We will be having our Jesus Loves Me Party on Wednesday, February 14th from 9:30-10:30a.m. The signup sheets to bring special snacks for the party will be on the bulletin board in the foyer. If your child does not regularly come on Friday, they are more than welcome to come for the party. During the party the children will be handing out Valentines to their friends. We ask that your child sign the back of the valentines and leave the envelope blank, thus making it easier for the children to pass them out. Below is the number of children in your child’s class. Thank you!

  • Little Lambs: 10
  • Squirrels: 18
  • Chipmunks: 18
  • Sonshine Kids: 18
  • Leapfrogs: 18

Tax Time

We have your account information available in the office for your tax purposes. Just ask if you need it.

Special Items and Sharing Days

Please do not send your child to school with items that have special sentimental value. We do our best to keep track of your children’s belongings; however things do get misplaced which can be terribly upsetting if it were a special gift. We suggest that these especially valuable items stay at home. A reminder: sharing days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

Play Clothes

Your children play very hard here at Little Ones which usually equates to dirty clothes by the end of the day. Please send your child in clothing that is very play friendly and washable. We would hate to see their Sunday best ruined by a great time in the sandbox.

School Policy Reminders

Here are a few reminders about our school policies:

  • If a child misses a day of school because of sickness or school holiday closure the cost remains the same. There are no make up days, so if your child is absent for any reason other than a planned vacation, you lose the day.
  • You may take a vacation credit if your child is gone a week or longer on vacation. You still pay half price for the week which holds the child’s spot. The school must be notified in advance of vacation to get credit. Maximum vacation with credit is 2 weeks per year.
  • Children need to be at school before 11:00 am. unless other arrangements have been made with the director.
  • If your child is sick or won’t be attending on a day, please call and let us know. Remember, children must be fever free and throw up free for 24 hours before returning to school.

In Closing

Please remember that we are our children’s best examples. If they see anger in us, they will show anger. If they hear hurtful words, they will use them toward others. Some-times we don’t think our children are paying attention to our television shows or our conversations...they are!!!

Please be mindful of what your children are seeing and hearing. Adult conversation, especially “colorful” adult conversation is never appropriate in front of your child. Television shows that contain violence, sex or foul language should never be in view or earshot of a child. Children are like sponges. They soak up everything! Children will copy what they see and hear and are developmentally unable to differentiate what is appropriate and inappropriate without strong adult guidance.