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April Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Happy Easter and happy Spring.  The flowers are in bloom and the weather has been wonderful. The children are enjoying being outside and doing activities in the nice spring air.  Thank you all so much for the candy and treat donations for the Easter egg hunt. I really appreciate the kindness you’ve shown to our center.  The egg hunt is this Saturday. Please remember to bring a basket. We will have bagels, fruit and coffee in the Grizzly room.

John from A Moment in Time Photography will be at the center on Thursday,  April 2nd to do bunny pictures. Please dress your children in Easter colors. If you would like sibling to be photographed together please let their teachers know. Pictures will start around 7:15am.

I am looking for volunteers to help us  plant our Sunset garden.
The end of this month we will begin planting the garden here at Sunset. I am so excited to have our children be part of this experience. Classes will take place in the garden and children will be allowed to eat what they have grown.
With the help of the Camery family we would like to begin planting the garden the weekend of April 24th. I will have a sign up sheet available at the front desk. Please sign up to help if you can. We are looking for volunteers from around 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Kindergarten is up and running at Sunset Academy for the 2015 -2016 school year. Miss Kim and I are excited for this adventure. We offer a full time Kindergarten program as well as a half day to fit your child’s  needs. The children are covered for all non school days and breaks as well.  The Kindergarten class is filling up quickly. There are only two spots left. Please stop by to see Miss Kristy or Miss Rachel for pricing.

Our Summer camp is filling up quickly.  We only have a few spots left. Ms. Leewitt is having a blast scheduling field trips for the children. The children will have two scheduled field trips a week and a splash day outside in the field.  Leewitt will be implementing the S.T.E.M program into the camp curriculum.  Children will spend their days doing science and sensory projects as well as building new friendships along the way.
I will be ordering Summer camp t-shirts this month. Please let Leewitt know what size shirt your child will need.

On Aprill 22nd we will have St Vrain FC come to our center for a free promotional Soccer day. They work with children ages 3 years to 12 years.  We will be offering soccer clinics twice a week beginning May 4th. Please stop by the office after May 22nd to sign up for classes. Classes will be -held weather permitted- in our field.

Next month we are looking at graduating our Black bear class. Time sure is moving fast. I’m excited to see the children grow.
If I can be of help in any way please let me know.
Thank You,
 Miss Kristy

Cub Bears

 Ms. Michelle, Ms. Hali , Ms. Krista and Ms. Stephanie

Hello from the Cub room.

We would like to welcome our new friends
Zoila and Cora to our classroom.We are so glad to get to know you and your families.

In our class we have been doing a lot of movement activities.  We have been practicing sitting up and always a lot of tummy time.
I am trying to finish up the family tree. If you have not brought in a picture please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for the privilege of taking care of your precious children.

The Cub Teachers  

Teddy Bears

Ms. Lorraine, Ms. Tina, Ms. Amanda and Ms. Ashley 

Parents:

Happy April Teddy families. A quick reminder that the Easter egg hunt is fast approaching. Please join us if you can.
With the warm weather approaching please make sure your child has an appropriate jacket and shoes to go outside in. We plan on going outside whenever the weather will let us.

Please help us welcome Rowan and her family to the classroom. We are excited to have her be part of the Teddy family.
This month is busy for us as we will be having three new friends join us from Cubs. Ben, Will and Cayden. It will be fun to add a few boys to the mix of girls.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Teddy Teachers 

Koala One’s

Ms. Brenda and Ms. Chantell

Parents,
Happy Easter

Thanks to all the parents for helping out with donations.

Lukas, Wendy, and Mia jump over to Koala 2’s. Addison, Rylan, Morgan, and Nathan move up to Koala 1’s. We are excited to have new friends. We also said a sad good-bye to Isabelle and Beatrix as they move on to new adventures with their families.

Please check your child’s basket and make sure we have enough extra clothes that fit them. Also, your child needs a jacket everyday- we never know what the weather is going to bring us.

Themes this month are Easter, Dinosaurs, Weather, Clouds, Earth Day, Gardening, and Outer Space.

Have a great April!

Any questions please ask!
Koala I Teachers 

Koala Two’s
Ms. Jamie and Ms. Patty

WOW it’s April already!

We’re going outside more now that the weather is getting warmer, but there are times that it is chilly in the morning so please make sure your child has a light jacket. Feel free to start bringing sunscreen. We apply it twice a day.
On another note, thank you so much to the parent who brought in Egg Hunt donations. We want to say goodbye to Simon, Gilberto, and Boedi, on their new adventure to Panda 1’s. We will miss you lots.
We welcome Wendy, Lukas, and Mia from Koala 1’s.
Our themes for April are Dinosaurs, Weather/Clouds, Earth Day/Planting and Gardening, and Outer Space.

As always feel free to ask any questions or concerns.

The Koala II Teachers 
 

Panda One’s

Dear Panda Families,

Spring is in the air…  Birds are singing, grass is sprouting, trees are budding, and signs of new life can be seen everywhere!

You’re invited! Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 4th, at 10am.  Refreshments will be available in the Grizzly Bear Classroom.  Please join us for a morning of food, fun, and egg-citement!

Curriculum themes for this month will include: Easter; Dinosaurs; Weather and Clouds; Earth Day/Planting and Gardening; and Outer Space.  We will be dying eggs on Friday, April 3rd.  We ask that each family please bring in two hard-boiled eggs for their child; cups and dye will be provided. During our week-long theme on dinosaurs, we will answer the question: “What do dinosaurs look like under their skin?” as we go on an archaeological dig in the sand box to excavate dinosaur bones; the children will also create fossil dough; and take turns “hatching” dinosaur eggs.  For our week on weather and clouds, we will experiment with a tornado tube; make rainbows with a prism; and learn about rain and clouds with a cotton ball experiment.  Then, in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and Arbor Day on April 24th, the children will plant seeds, and learn how to nurture them so that they can grow.  With a little luck, and a lot of TLC, the class can spend the next several weeks watching their seeds sprout and grow!  Last, but certainly not least, we will blast off on a journey through outer space where we will explore the sun, the moon, the stars, and the planets!

We are taking up a collection of supplies for this month’s sensory and science activities. If you would like to contribute, please speak with Miss Becka. We are in need of the following:
2 qty.      Empty 2 liter plastic bottles, clear
2 cups    Used coffee grounds

Our next transition is scheduled for the week beginning Monday, April 06th.  Addison, Olivia, and Daniella will be moving on up to Panda Two. In their place we will welcome Simon, Boedi, and Gilberto from Koala Two.  Congratulations on your graduation, friends!  We are very proud of you!

Important Dates:

April 1: April Fool’s Day
April 4: Sunset Academy’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 6-10: Transitions/Spring Break-St. Vrain Valley School District
April 5: Easter Sunday
April 15: Tax Day
April 22: Earth Day
April 24: Arbor Day

As always, we would like to thank you for your continued feedback and support.  Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with one of us.

Until next month…  Take care!

Sincerely,
Miss Becka, Miss Meghan and Miss Jessica

 Panda Two’s
Ms.Delora, Ms. Jen and Ms. Rachel

Woo hoo! Spring is here! The kids have been loving the beautiful weather. Please switch out any winter clothes for spring/summer clothes. Please remember we always go outside unless the temperature is below 20 degrees.

Starting April 6th we will be potty training a big group of our panda friends! Mrs. Delora will let you know if your child is going to be part of that group and what we need from you to help us and them prepare for the potty!
During the month of April we will be learning about: Dinosaurs, weather and clouds, Earth day/planting and outer space.
If you have any questions or concerns please see Mrs.Delora

Thank You,

Panda Teachers

 Polar Bears

Ms. Toni, Ms. Bridgett & Ms. Melissa

April showers bring May flowers!

Happy spring to all of our families and little Polar Bears. Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up please make sure

your child(ren) have Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses & weather appropriate clothing.

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Come join us for some fun in the sun as we kick off our spring with our annual Egg Hunt.
When: Saturday April 4th
Where: Sunset Academy
Time: 10 am sharp
make sure to bring your Easter basket!

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Please help us in welcoming some new friends from the panda room Emiliano, Harper W & Maya!!!

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We will be dying Easter eggs with our class Friday April 3rd!

Please have your child wear something that can get messy. You never know what might happen with our independent Polar Bears.

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Themes:
Easter
Dinosaurs
Weather
Earth day/Planting & gardening
Outer Space

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Letters:
R, S, T, U & V

Brown Bears
Ms. Diane, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Romina and Ms. Leslie

Happy Easter and Spring to everyone!

Our reading challenge was an amazing success! They passed our goal of 150 books for March by leaps and bounds. We are so proud of your children’s love of reading, this is the one important factor to assure a successful academic career. Please make sure to acknowledge it and pat them on the back as they show you our thermometer’s grand total!

We are so excited to get busy planting veggie seeds indoors, watching plants grow and what they produce is not only fun it’s yummy. We have potted flowers in our room already, which the children are enjoying taking care of, one child remarked, “They are our new friends!” which made everyone happy.

Another important part of April is celebrating Earth Day and the awareness it brings. Our focus will be on protecting all living creatures and how everything is connected in the food chain, and of course, protecting our natural resources.

Small groups will continue to work on math, language arts, science, and beginning writing.

Have a wonderful month, get outside, play, laugh, and learn together, they grow fast!

 Thank you,
Brown Bear Teachers

Black Bears
Ms. Kim, Ms. Maddy, Ms Stevie and Ms. Ashley
Happy March! Monday, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day. We will join the Brown Bears in a three day celebration for this beloved author. We will play games, do a craft, have a special snack, and in true Dr. Seuss fashion, be silly.

After our seuss-tastical celebration, we will spend the rest of March learning about the sea, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. We will continue learning new sight words each week and learning about word families and rhyming words. in math, we will continue learning number recognition and addition.

The kids have been working so hard and learning a lot! we are hoping to earn our second popcorn party sometime this month!

Thank you for such wonderful children!

The Black Bear Teachers  

Grizzly Bears

Ms. Leewitt, Ms Hali and Ms. Kennedy

 Welcome to April Grizzly Parents and Families,

March was indeed a busy month and flew by quickly. The kids really enjoyed creating the classroom story book. We posted the original outside the classroom, and sent copies home with the kids. We hope that the kids and their families will enjoy them for years to come. The stories are fun to read.

We would like to thank those parents and families who helped by filling out the Spring Break Schedule. We also love seeing that the Summer Camp registration is over half full. If you haven’t signed up for Summer Camp the deadline is April 20th. However, we recommend registering early to get the one of the last of the limited spots.

April only has one “Late Start”/ “Early Release” day on the first of the month. Spring Break is April 6-10; as such are “No School” days. These days will be posted outside the Grizzly room on the Theme Board also.

Please remember to have snacks and lunches packed for your kiddo on “No School” & “Early Release” days.

Our themes this month are:

  • Easter
  • Dinosaurs/ Spring Break
  • Weather/ Clouds
  • Earth Day / Planting & Gardening
  • And Outer Space

Calendars of our activities for this month are available upon request. We have 3 field trips and 2 in classroom days planned out for Spring Break. We recommend getting a copy of the calendar to see important items needed during the month. Please ask a Grizzly teacher for a copy.

As the weather continues to improve, we see the kids energy levels increase along with their desire to be outside. Expect to see the kids doing activities outside as daylight lasts longer and weather continues to permit.

Thank you again for being part of the Sunset Academy Family.

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

The Grizzly Teachers

 

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