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May Newsletter

Directors Note 

 Thank you so much for making our Easter Egg Hunt such a huge success.  We are getting geared up for graduation for the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.  The graduation will be across the parking lots over at the conference center.  I hope you will invite friends and family as it is so much fun and the children are delightful!  It truly makes a wonderful memory that we can all treasure together.

We still have a few spaces for Summer Camp.  This year we will be allowing 3, 4 and 5 day programs.  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We are getting our raised gardening beds so the children have a more active sense of gardening.

As Summer begins we hope you all have a safe and wonderful time.
Please let us know if you are taking a vacation so we can get it input on your account.
On May 31 we will be having a parent work day.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help us move rocks in order to build 2 sheds.     

We will begin at 10:00am.   If you can help us out with labor, shovels or wheelbarrows, please sign up on the sheet at the front desk. 

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.  

 As a reminder we will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 26th.

Thanks for allowing us to care for your child.

Miss Helen

Cub Bears
 Ms. Michelle, Ms. Carol, Ms. Madison and Ms. Krista
Yay! summer is right around the corner. Don’t forget to bring in sunscreen for the older kids. May is going to be an exciting month as we say goodbye to some of our friends who will be moving up to the Teddie room. However, we are excited to welcome a few new siblings to our room as well as April. We said goodbye to Anderson, Maelle and Wendy as they move up to Teddies. We are happy to welcome Krista to our room. She comes in as Michelle leaves in the evenings. She is the face you will see at pick up. We are excited to have her in our class and she is excited to work with your little ones as well.  
The Cub Teachers  

Teddy Bears
Ms. Lorraine and Ms. Vikki  

Hello Parents:

As we “Welcome Spring” let us also welcome our new friends to the Teddy Room.  Kenzie, Anderson and Wendy. “Welcome Friends” We would also like to congratulate Hannah, Katie and Aden for achieving their milestones and moving up into the Koala 1’s. We would also like to say “Thank you” parents for participating in our Easter Egg hunt.. I know the children had a great time. Now that Spring is amongst us, please don’t forget to bring a light jacket for your little one for when we go out for walks. Also allergens are in the air, please let us know if your child develops any allergies.

Thank you for your business and your wonderful children.

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us. 

 Teddy Teachers

Koala One’s
Ms. Brenda and Ms. Patty

Welcome May and the warmer weather. 

We welcomed Hannah and Aden to our class from Teddies. We are glad to have you in our class. Kaeleigh moved up to Koala 2’s she will be missed.   

Parents, please check your child’s cubbie daily for notes that we send home with their daily sheets. As you know these sheets will tell you when your child needs something. If you have not brought sunscreen in for your child please do so.  
This month we will be working on:
Under the Sea, Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day
Pets and Bugs, Kings Queens and Dragons as well as 
Lazy Crazy Days
Koala I Teachers 

Koala Two’s
 Ms. Leewitt, Ms. Bridgett, and Ms. Chantell
Happy May!!
Hello Koala 2 families!! April was an adventurous month and we hope May brings new energy and warmer weather. Speaking of warmer weather, parents please check your child’s cubbies for clothes and winter gear. It is getting warmer and sunhats and lighter weight clothes are recommended. 
We would like to welcome Kaeleigh to our class and wish Ms. Kristy good luck with her promotion to Assistant Director. 
This month we will be working on:
Under the Sea
Cinco de Mayo
Mothers Day
Pets and Bugs
Kings Queens and Dragons
Lazy Crazy Days 
We look forward to watching our Koalas grow and flourish this Spring.

As always, any questions, please let us know.

The Koala II Teachers

Panda One’s
Ms.Becka, Ms. Meghan & Ms. Jen   

Dear Panda One Families,

Spring is in full bloom! We hope you are surrounded by flowers and sunshine as we enter into the month of May.

As temperatures continue to rise, we will be taking advantage of every opportunity to go outside and enjoy the warm weather and fresh air. Please help your child stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays by applying sunscreen to your child before dropping him/her off at school in the morning; we will reapply sunscreen to the children in the afternoon before going outside. In addition to sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are also encouraged for outdoor play. Also, please feel free to remove any winter apparel that may still be in your child’s cubby (i.e., winter hats, scarves, gloves, snow pants, snow boots, and heavy coats).

In an effort to ensure that all personal belongings brought into the classroom return home with their rightful owner, we recommend that all items be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name, or at the very least, the first and last initials of the child’s name. Furthermore, in an effort to ensure the safety of all of the children in our classroom, we ask that all families refrain from allowing their child to bring “chokeable” objects into the room. A good way to determine if an object presents a choking hazard to a child is to measure whether it is small enough to fit through a toilet paper/paper towel tube; if an object fits, it is a choking hazard and it should not be brought into the classroom. On a similar note, we would also like to remind everyone that there is a child with a nut allergy in the classroom. Please do not bring anything containing nuts into the classroom, and please wash your hands and your child’s hands before or immediately upon entering the classroom. Thank you for your continued support on these very important matters, we greatly appreciate it!

On a lighter note, we would like to wish all of the mothers a very happy Mother’s Day on May 11th!!! May this day (and every day) be filled with appreciation and love. Speaking of holidays, we would also like to remind everyone that Sunset Academy will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.

As always, should you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to speak with one of us.

Best Wishes,
The Panda One Teachers

 Panda Two’s
Ms.Delora & Ms. Jenna  
Welcome warmer weather!  Summer will be here soon. The children have been enjoying going outside and playing in the warmer weather without their jackets. Hopefully we will be able to start Splash day soon! We will do this on Friday’s weather permitted.  
Our kids have done such a great job with potty training.Do to this, we will be doing a transition sometime in late may with many of our Pandas.   We will keep you posted as when this will take place. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. 
 Thank You,
Panda II Teachers  

Polar Bears 
Ms. Mary, Ms. Melissa A., Ms. Kiki, and Ms. Melissa F.
First of all thank you to those who attended Easter egg hunt, it turned out to be another success! In April we said hello to three new friends, Dresdyn and Tristan as well as Ms Kiki.  We are happy to welcome them into our classroom. We are excited to start welcoming in the new warmer weather. Please bring home all snow gear and provide us with spring clothes. If you have not done  so already, please provide us with sunscreen.  Please apply in the morning before school and we will re apply in the afternoon. 
This month we will be learning about Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s day, Under the sea,  pets and bugs,  Kings , Queens and Dragons and we will have fun with lazy crazy days . 
We are looking forward to all the fun May has in store for us.
 
The Polar Bear Teachers

Brown Bears 
Ms. Diane, Ms. Cheryl, Ms. Kelly & Ms. Romina 
 
Happy May! Hope everyone is enjoying the weather and playing outside more.
Your children are doing marvelously well sounding out word families and writing their names. The children have all grown by leaps and bounds.
It will really help us out if you will take your child to the restroom before entering the classroom every morning. At least have them “try” here, this will prevent some of the disruptions during learning time.

Please remember to check cubbies for proper clothing, have children sun screened before school every day, and take their water bottles home daily to be washed. Thank you for all you do for us and your wonderful children.

Happy Mothers Day to all! 
Brown Bear Teachers

 Black Bears

Ms. Kim, Ms. Maddy, Ms. Amber & Ms. Ashley  
 

Happy May! We had a great April! Thank you for all of the candy donations. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success! We had so much fun and loved seeing you there! We also had a great time on our first field trip in April. Our favorite part of The Flower Bin were the fish in their little pond! Hopefully we can plan another adventure sometime soon! 

As part of our kindergarten preparation, we have slowly started cutting back on naps. We hope to continue to shorten our naps throughout the month of May. Also in May we have our preschool graduation! Graduation pictures will be taken on Tuesday May 6. Our graduation ceremony will be held May 16th at the Conference Center in Longmont.  It will begin promptly at 6:30p.m. Please have children arrive by 6:10 so we can get the children in their caps and gowns and settled for this exciting event. 

Thank You!

 The Black Bear Teachers

Grizzly Bears
Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Brenda, Ms. Leewitt, & Ms. Rachel

   Dear Kindergarten Parents: 

Can you believe that summer is almost here?!!

To finish up the year we will be reviewing money and time, and really emphasizing addition and subtraction strategies in math. In reading, we will begin digging deeper into the books that we are reading and answering comprehensive questions. We will be working hard to use these questions in our answers and wring complete sentences. In writing, we will be adding details to our sentences and making sure we are using uppercase and lower case letters when we write. 

May 22nd will be our last day of Kindergarten.  A report card will be sent out soon after. 
Please continue to have your child read for 15-20 minutes each night this summer to ensure their continued success in reading.
 
Dear Before and After School Parents: 

Summer is just around the corner. St. Vrain’s and Flagstaffs last day of school is May 22nd. Flagstaff has a noon dismissal that day. Twin Peaks last day is May 29th with no school being on May 26thfor Memorial Day. 
Please make sure you see Kristy or Ms. Helen if your child is not enrolled in Summer camp and needs to be. 

We are accepting before and after school children for 2014-2015 school year. If your child needs to be picked up or dropped off for school, please lest us know so we can get the request filled out for the van run. 

*Please Note: We have a new peanut allergy in our room, so please pack food items without peanuts for lunches and snacks.
The Grizzly Teachers 
 

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