Ms. Michelle, Ms. Hali , Ms. Krista and Ms. Stephanie
May is bringing warmer weather so please bring sunscreen in for babies 6 months and older. We also are asking that parents bring in hats so we can make sure everyone is able to go outside and enjoy the warm weather.
We also have some lovely changes happening in our classroom.
We are getting new educational toys that help introduce the
STEM (science,technology, engineering and math) program.
We are so excited to help the children learn and grow all while having fun.
We would like to welcome Abbi and Mariel.
We are also sad but excited for Linzlee, who will be moving up to the Teddy Bear Classroom.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, concerns or comments.
A reminder that we will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day.
The Cub Teachers
Ms. Lorraine, Ms. Tina, Ms. Amanda and Ms. Chantell
April showers bring May flowers…
With the warmer months approaching, we will be going outside more.
So please make sure your little Teddy has a hat, shoes or socks, and a light weight jacket or sweater.
The Teddies are into Spring, making flowers and Mother’s Day gifts.
Happy Birthday to our May babies. Rylan 5/2 and Gus 5/20.
We would also like to Welcome Linzlee to the Teddy Class.
Ms. Brenda and Ms. Ashley
Yay! We are getting some really nice summer days. Please be sure your child has a sun hat for outside play.
We do our best to help the children keep hats on when we are outside playing.
Towards the end of May, we will start having splash day every Friday. Please be on the lookout for a special notice later this month wit all of the details. The children really love playing in the water!
Wishing everyone a fun Cinco de Mayo.
The Koala One Teachers wish all of our moms a very loving and relaxing or fun Mother’s Day!
Ms. Ashley moved over from the Teddy classroom, to Koala One, to be Ms. Brenda’s assistant teacher.
We would like to welcome Hunter who also moved over from the Teddy Classroom.
Happy to have both of them in the Koala room.
Themes for this month are:
Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Pets and Bugs, kings, Queens, and Dragons, and Lazy Crazy Days.
Reminder: we will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day.
If you have any questions or concerns please let Ms Brenda know.
Ms. Jamie and Ms. Patty
Once it starts getting warmer in May we are going to start doing Splash Day every Friday.
We would need you to bring in shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, and a towel.
We do not need little swimmers, we will use their regular diapers.
We would like to welcome Violet and Etta to our koala class and our new adventures.
On another note make sure child has a hat in their cubby so we can put it on when we go outside. We also need sunscreen and please make sure that it is not expired.
Also check their cubbys to make sure they have extra clothes. Please also make sure that the extra clothes are the appropriate size, these kiddos are growing everyday.
The themes for this month are:
Mother’s Day/Cinco de Mayo
Kings, Queens, and Dragons
Lazy Crazy Days
We have some really cool art projects planned, especially for Mother’s Day!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Dear Panda Families,Spring has sprung!We hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt; and for those of you who were able to join us for the festivities, we hope you had as much fun as we did!
As we transition into warmer temperatures outdoors, we will be spending more time in the sunshine and taking advantage of every opportunity to bring the classroom out of the building. In an effort to to help us keep your children protected from the sun’s harmful rays, we ask that you please apply sunscreen to your child before dropping them off at school in the morning. We also ask that you please provide a bottle of sunscreen for your child to leave in the classroom so that we may reapply it in the afternoons before we go outside; sun hats and sunglasses are also recommended.
May curriculum themes will include: Cinco de Mayo/Mother’s Day; Pets and Bugs; Kings, Queens, and Dragons; and Lazy, Crazy Days.
We will begin the month of May with two weeks of celebration in honor of May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day. We will usher in the new month with a dance around the maypole on May 1st. The remainder of the week one will be spent exploring Mexican culture, creating flags, and decorating maracas for Cinco de Mayo on the 5th.
The children will spend week two celebrating Mommy and crafting a special gift for Mother’s Day on the 10th.
For our Pets and Bugs theme during week three, we will be learning all about different types of pets and bugs; the children will take their bug catchers outside for a bug hunt, and we will examine what we find under a magnifying glass. Please feel free to bring photos of family pets to aid in our learning and discussion!
Week four is all about royalty and magic! The children will craft crowns, and explore the magical world of Kings, Queens, and Dragons through art, finger plays, and dress up.
We will finish out the month of May with an entire week of Lazy, Crazy Days. Week five will focus on leisure, relaxation, silliness, and flat out fun! Please stay tuned for a list of wild and wacky daily themes.
On Friday, May 1st we will bid a fond farewell to our friend Grayson. We wish Grayson and his family all the best in their future endeavors. Goodbye, dear friends! You will be missed!
May 01: May Day
May 05: Cinco de Mayo
May 07: Happy Birthday, Simon!
May 09: Happy Birthday, Gilberto!
May 10: Mother’s Day
May 25: Memorial Day (observed) Center Closed
As always, we would like to thank you for your continued feedback and support, and for helping us to create the wonderful dynamic that we are so fortunate to experience here at Sunset Academy. Should you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with one of us.
Until next month… Take care!
Miss Becka, Miss Meghan and Miss Jessica
Ms.Delora, Ms. Jen and Ms. Rachel
Summer is finally here!
Please go through your child’s cubby and change out winter clothes for summer ones.
We will hopefully start having splash day mid or end of May. So please keep an eye on the white board for messages.
If you are going on vacation, please let us know the dates, so we may staff accordingly.
We hope you have a great summer!
If you have any questions or concerns please see Mrs.Delora
Ms. Toni, Ms. Bridgett & Ms. Melissa
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mom’s!
There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart & mind of your child you are SUPER MOM!
Please help us in welcoming our new friend Haylee!
May flowers are on the horizon!!!
We’re spending more time outside & enjoying the nice warm weather, just keep in mind that it’s still a
little breezy some days & we might need a light jacket.
Please make sure your child(ren) has at least two extra changes of clothes in their cubby in case of an accident or etc….
Be sure to keep a close eye on our garden since we’ve started planting. A special Thank you to Chris & Kristen Camery for helping us out with our garden!
This month we will be learning all about: Cinco de Mayo /Mother’s Day,
Pets & Bugs, Kings, Queens & Dragons & Lazy, Crazy Days
W, X,Y & Z
Ms. Diane, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Romina and Ms. Leslie
Happy May and Happy Mother’s Day!
The children are so excited to observe their peas, beans, and grass growing in our classroom. They are very careful to water and be gentle with the fresh sprouts.
Earth Day brought a great awareness on saving our planet and the kids are excited to continue being cautious. They are proud to mention that they shut off water while lathering soap and we turn lights off while outside. Recycling is always on their minds too.
Our outdoor garden will continue to promote “garden to table” and be a wonderful hand on learning experience.
May should be fun month of exploring more of mother nature our Bugs and Pets unit.
We’ll then bring a little fantasy fun in the classroom with Kings, Queens, and Dragons unit.
Books will continue to be made and read and much learning absorbed.
We want to wish all the Mothers a wonderful, love filled Mother’s Day, may you be spoiled rotten!
Brown Bear Teachers
Ms. Kim, Ms. Maddy, Ms Stevie and Ms. Ashley
Happy May!It’s hard to believe this year has gone by so quickly! On May 22nd, at 6:30 we will celebrate our graduation. Please have your child at The Plaza Convention Center by 6:15. We have had such a great year together and the kids have worked so hard. We are so excited for this next step in their lives!
Another huge milestone in our kindergarten preparation will be when we stop taking naps. I know the kids are so excited for this! We will have cots available upon request for those days we have extra tired kiddos. We will also have an extra snack to help us adjust.
Also this month, we will welcome Adeline’s grandma for a special presentation on Bears. May 14th we will send home our last homework worksheet! Yay!
We hope you have a great month and a very Happy Mother’s Day!
The Black Bear Teachers
Ms. Leewitt, Ms. Kayla, Ms. Nikki and Ms. Kennedy
Happy May Grizzly Families,
It is amazing how fast the school year has just flown by. May is promising to be a very busy month. We will be wrapping up the before and after school program and transitioning into summer camp for Sunset Academy with field trips and lots of fun learning all summer. This newsletter is full of information to help us as we go through this transition.
There are several important dates for the Grizzly families to know about this month. They are listed below:
May 1 – TPCA early release
May 6 – Flagstaff and SVVSD late start
May 21 – Flagstaff early release & final day
SVVSD final day
May 25 – Memorial Day, SUNSET ACADEMY IS CLOSED
May 28 – TPCA early release & final day of school
Please remember to have snacks and lunches packed for your kiddo on “Early Release” and all Summer Camp days. We do have a nut allergy in the classroom so please no peanuts or other nuts in the lunches or snacks. Let’s help keep our kids safe.
We continue to have lots of activities in the before and after school program. We are requesting families supply one empty 2L soda bottle for an art project for each of your kids by May 12th.
Our themes this month are:
- Mother’s Day / Cinco de Mayo
- Pets & Bugs
- Kings, Queens and Dragons
Summer Camp starts with
- Lazy Crazy Days of Summer
Calendars of our activities for this month are available upon request. We have 2 field trips and 2 in classroom days planned out for the first week of Summer Camp. 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 gets sunnier and hotter, we would like to remind families that the kids spend more time outside. Please provide for each kid:
- A refillable, leak proof water bottle.
We like to keep the kids hydrated and burn free. It is important to have one for each kid, as some may be on a field trip and others in the classroom, and we want supplies where the child is located.
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.