Director’s Letter March 2017

By | March 1, 2017

Dear Families,

We hope that all of our snow days are behind us and the snow is gone for good, but this is New England.  Lots of things coming up this month and next, so keep posted on information in emails and in your child’s backpack.  Keep sending in your healthy recipes for our cookbook.

Nursery, Pre-K, and KEEP classes:

We still have openings in our T/TH Nursery, PEEP and KEEP classes. We have a waiting list for our MWF Nursery and Pre-K.  If you know of anyone that is interested, have them call the office for a tour.  For KEEP, you can sign up now and then when you find out if your child has am or pm kindergarten, your deposit will be due.

Mom’s Night Out:

Mom’s Night Out will be on March 23rd from 7:30-9:30 pm.  It will be hosted by Bella Viaggio Salons and Spas.  Details to follow.

Spring Fling:

Save the date for Sunday, May 7th for our spring fling.  This is a day to come with your family for a health and safety event.  There will be lots of raffles and silent auction items also.  Details will be available next month.

Playground:

Our downstairs playground is going to be redesigned and built into a natural playground.  We are in the beginning process now, but hope that it will be completed by September 2017. We will be involving the community as things unfold.  Exciting!

March Estimation:

Come into the office to estimate how many coins are in the container.  Grace Corbett won the heart container.  Her guess was 100 and there were 96 hearts in the container.  Great estimating!

March Activities to do with your child:

Sensory Recipes:

Molding mixture:Mix together flour and baby oil for a mixture that will hold together for your child to build castles with.

Clean mud:  Grate up Ivory soap, have your child rip up toilet paper, and then add water to the desired consistency.

Green Sensory Fun: Mix shaving cream, baking soda, and green food coloring together.  Have your child mold into balls and other shapes.  To have more fun add vinegar to the mix and watch for some bubble fun. You can also hide gold coins in it.

Great Sensory Website:    http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/

Great Educational Website :   http://janbrett.com/games/interactive_games_main.htm   This is my favorite children’s author and I love her website.  Besides the games there are many activity sheets that you can print out for your child.

Healthy Recipes:

Overnight Oats:  Mix together dry ingredients (1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1 Tabl flaxseed meal, 1 Tabl chia seeds) with the wet ingredients (3/4-1 cup milk of choice, 1-2 teas non-fat Greek yogurt, and 1-2 Tabl honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or choice of sweetener). Put into a pan and refrigerate overnight.  Other options to add is 1 Tble peanut butter, cinnamon to taste, nuts, or fruit.  Create your own version!

Letter Pretzels: Dissolve 1 Tabl. yeast in 1/2 cup warm water, add 1 teas. honey and 1 teas. salt, add 1 1/3 cup flour.  Knead together.  Have your child roll a snake out and then form letters.  Brush with an egg or water and sprinkle with salt.  Bake 10 minutes at 425.  Enjoy!!!

Play Dough:

Every class loves to have play dough made for the children.  We need to replenish our play dough regularly, so germs are not spread.  Play dough also works to finger muscles, which helps when they write.

Recipe: 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 4 tsp. cream of tartar, 2 Tabl oil, 2 cups boiling water, food coloring, and extract for a nice smell. Mix all together and let sit for 3-5 minutes.  Knead and put into a plastic bag.

Sincerely,

Debbie Bois

 

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