Center Newsletter

Little Stars Center News

October 2017

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Lifetouch Pictures – October 12 & 13

We will be taking Lifetouch pictures this year with a holiday theme.  We ask that all children are photographed.  You will receive a packet of pictures and only buy what you want to keep.  October 12 we will photograph Lavender, Purple, Green, Orange and Rainbow rooms.  On October 13 we will photograph Blue, Yellow, Red, and Starlight.  We will also do sibling photos!

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Fall Festival – October 26

Fall Festival will be held at Little Stars at 6:30.  We will have fun and games set up in each classroom.  All families are invited to come.  Don’t forget to wear your costume!

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Scholastic Book Fair – November 6 – November 10

Every year we host a Scholastic Book Fair.  This is a great way to see and purchase books for your home library as well as donating books to Little Stars.  More information will come next month!

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Household Income Sheets – Food Program

In October we will be sending out Household Income Forms for the food program.  We need these updated every year.  Keep an eye out for those!

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Dress up Days – Oct 30 – Nov 3

Monday:  Hat and Crazy Hair

Tuesday:  Costumes

Wednesday:  Sports

Thursday: Classroom Color

Friday: Pajama

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Featured Staff of the Month!

Gabi Arias is October Employee of the Month.  She started at Little Stars in August 2017.  She works in our infant rooms!

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Lavender Room News:

The month of September flew by in the Lavender Room and we are all excited for the fun month of October! We will be welcoming many new friends this month, and look forward to having a full  classroom! Last month we worked on the discovery of our hands, so it is only fitting that this month we discover our feet.

We will be doing foot print art projects on Tuesdays and sensory art projects on Thursdays. We will introduce new textures to your infants’ feet like sand, corn, and beads. It will be a fun new discovery! Along with feet discovery we will continue to work on important skills with all of the infants and sign language with infants six months and older.

Fall conferences will be October 16th  -20th and the sign-up sheet it next to the daily sheets. Life Touch will be taking pictures on October 12th, and the Fall Festival is October 26th at 6:30PM.

The week of Halloween dress up days are as follows: hat & crazy hair day, costume day, sport day, class color day, and pajama day.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Miss Amber and The Lavender Room Staff

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Purple Room News:

Happy October Purple Room families! We are looking forward to all the fun fall and Halloween activities that we will be doing here in the Purple Room. We will be singing Halloween songs, painting, and playing Halloween games!

We will have our annual Fall Festival this month, we hope that you all can make it and show us your Halloween costumes!

Also during the month of October, I will be having conferences. I had sent home a sheet prior and have a sign-up sheet for conferences right outside the classroom window! If you do not wish to participate in a conference, please let me know and I can send home your child’s evaluation with you!

During September, we said good-bye to Cruz as he is off to the Blue Room! We miss him so

much, but he is doing amazing and learning so much next door! We gained two new friends last month, Hadlee and Olivia! Please help us welcome them to the Purple Room and make them feel right at home.

Ms. Makenzie and the Purple Room staff

littlestarsmd1@gmail.com

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Blue Room News:

Last month we welcomed Cruz in to our room from the purple room. We also welcomed our new friend Maliki to the center. We said good bye our friend Maddy who transitioned to the green room. We Also said good bye to are friend Alaina who has left little stars we wish her and her family well.

It is that time of year again we are doing conferences October 16-20 from 7:30 to 9 AM. There will be a sign-up sheet outside of the classroom by the daily sheets if you would like to meet with me. Each conference will take about a half an hour.

October 26 Little Stars is doing our annual fall festival. Feel free to join us for fun games here at the center. All can come dressed up in their costumes and go from class to class to win prizes it takes place after the center closes from 6:30 to 7:15.

Picture day for our room will be October 13. You can send your child in their normal clothes and we will change them into their picture outfit when it is are time to go for their photos. Please make sure that you send your child in closed toed shoes, as we go outside on the playground weather permitting to play in the sand. This helps for when they are getting in and out of the play areas.

The weather is starting to stay cooler please bring your child with a light coat that we can put them in for when they play in the morning and afternoons.  This month themes are: Pumpkins and trick or treat.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach me at littlestarkrv@gmail.com

Thanks Miss Kali and the Blue Room Staff

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Green Room News:

September in the Green Room was filled with outdoor fun.  We caught bugs, painted with corn tassels, and “milked” cows on the playground.  Of course, our lessons on bugs, farms, and gardens led to a variety of other activities, too.  Be sure to check out the art hanging in our classroom and the pictures in our photo gallery.

This month’s theme is “The World Around Us.”  With this focus, we will be learning about Autumn, the weather, and what is in the sky.  We hope for pleasant weather and more opportunities to explore nature.

Have a great October!

Miss Rosemary and the Green Room team

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Yellow Room News:

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Orange Room News:

We had lots of changes in September! We had several friends transition to the Red Room and the Starlight Room. Our friends Mason, Thomas, Alex, Auggie, and Amari joined us from the Yellow Room. We also welcomed Kendrick, Harrison, Isabelle, and Carson to Little Stars.

Fall Conferences

Optional conferences will be offered later this month. There will be a sign-up sheet in the hallway outside the Orange Room.

Extra Clothing

Please make sure your child has a set of extra clothing in their cubby.

**If you have any old clothing for 3-4 years olds that you would like to donate to our Little Stars extra clothing supply we would be glad to take them**

Friendly Reminders:

Blankets – Please remember to bring a blanket to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable rest time.

Fall Weather – Please remember to send your child with a sweatshirt or a light jacket.

As always please feel free to chat with me or any Orange Room staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Simone and the Orange Room team

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Red Room News:

Fall is my favorite time of the year, October will be so much fun.  We will be celebrating the season of Fall, Fire Safety, Halloween and Farm Life.

If you have any extra Halloween decorations at home that you aren’t using, feel free to donate them to the room, we are having fun making the classroom look as scary as possible!

Show and Tell will be Friday, October 15. The kiddos really enjoy this and look forward to it every month.

Please, always check your child’s cubbies for projects to take home, appropriate clothing in their baskets and blankets/pillows to take home to wash on Fridays.  This helps us with clutter, thanks!

Happy September,

-Miss Kali

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Rainbow Room News:

Our themes for this month will be

Week 1: Dinosaurs

Week 2: Firefighters & Fire Safety

Week 3: Pumpkins

Week 4: Halloween

 

I’d like to welcome Gavin and Kayden who transitioned from the Red Room to the Rainbow Room during the month of September! We are so excited to have them in our classroom!

I am thrilled that almost everyone has taken advantage of the Take-Home folders! The kids are always asking if they are going to have homework to do. They seem to be working well for all of us, so let’s continue to use them as best we can.

My conference schedule is posted to the left of the parent board outside the classroom. Sign up or let me know if we need to arrange another time! I’m more than happy to work with your schedule.

The Fall Festival is Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm at Little Stars. Make sure to swing by in your costumes for a fun evening!

Our dress up days will be the following week – Monday, October 30th through Friday, November 3rd. The themes for each day will be posted in the center newsletter

** If you have any extra Halloween decorations that you do not plan to use this year- think about donating them to our classroom! **


Miss Becca and the Rainbow Room Team

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Starlight Preschool Room News

Happy Fall!  We’re excited to be doing a whole bunch of “fall-like” art projects in October!  The themes we’ll be covering are: apples, corn, leaves, pumpkins and spooky fun!

We’re all getting settled in quite nicely into our classroom…and making new friends!  This month we’ll be incorporating classroom jobs so your kiddo may come home and say that they had a job to do!

I’ll also be getting everyone set up on the Remind App and I’ll be sending a note home regarding this soon!

 Thanks for having terrific kids!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me!

Miss Amanda

littlestarsao@gmail.com

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2017 Closing Dates

September 4th – Labor Day

November 23rd & 24th – Thanksgiving

December 25th & 26th – Christmas

2018 Closing Dates

January 1st – New Year’s Day

April 13th – Teacher Workshop Day

May 28th – Memorial Day

August 3rd – Teacher Workshop Day

September 3rd – Labor Day

November 22nd & 23rd – Thanksgiving

December 24th & December 25th – Christmas