Happy Days Preschool
801 Route 9
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
(609) 693-6858
 
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Newsletter

OCTOBER 2018

 

Happy Days will be closed along with Lacey Schools on Monday October 8th.

      Tuition for October is now due.  Please pay by the 5th of the month to avoid a late charge.

 

We are off to a wonderful start to our school year!  The children are learning to sit in circle time, stand in a line, and take turns.  They are progressing very nicely.  It’s going to be a great year!  Our theme for this month is “Signs of Fall.”  Topics that will be discussed include: “Fire Safety,” “Family,” “Nighttime,” “Fall/Autumn,” “Leaves & Pumpkins,” and “Halloween.”  Our shape of the month is the SQUARE and our color of the month is ORANGE.  Our color days will be Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th.  Please have your child wear something orange on those days.

Our letters this month will be D, E, & F.  The Pre-K class will be focusing on the numbers 3 & 4 and the Preschool class will be focusing on the number 2 this month.  We will be holding parent-teacher conferences in November.  We will pick 3-4 dates to conduct the conferences.  Parents may sign up for whatever date is more convenient for their schedule.  After we see how many parents would like to participate, times will then be scheduled accordingly.  These conferences are optional, but they will be a great opportunity to sit one on one with your child’s teacher and see exactly how your child is progressing and what areas, if any, need to be improved upon.  Remember these are for parents only, please leave children at home.  Papers regarding the conferences will be sent home in a few weeks. 


We have Fall pictures scheduled for Wednesday October 3rd and Thursday October 4th for our Preschool class and Wednesday the 3rd for our Pre-K class.  These will be for individual portraits and class pictures.  We are trying a new company this year, Teddy Bear Portraits.  Unlike in years past, no pictures will be sent to the school.  Instead, you will be given a special online code which will allow you to view and order your individual pictures online. Your order will be shipped directly to you. (Class pictures will be sent to me at the school and I will distribute them.)  I am hoping this is a much easier process for everyone.  Lanoka Harbor Fire Department will be visiting Happy Days with a fully equipped fire truck for the children to see.  They will also be talking to our students about fire safety.  They will be at our school on Friday the 5th and Tuesday the 9th.  Please practice escape routes at home with your family and select a “safe meeting place” such as your mailbox or other designated area.  Remember each level of your home should contain a smoke detector.  We do have practice fire drills every month here at Happy Days.  We have one during each session to ensure that every student is familiar with our procedures.  The children did well with their first drills.  I am expecting this month to be even better!

  Our Halloween Parties will take place on Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 31st for our preschool class and on Wednesday the 31st for our Pre-K class. Children wear their costumes to school.  Please do not send them to school with any sort of weapons.  Sign-up sheets for the parties will be posted soon. Please sign-up to send in a special treat on party days.  We will also be asking for 2 parents from each class to come in and help us during our parties.  More information regarding parent helpers will be coming home soon.

 Remember, we go out on the playground every day (weather permitting), so please make sure you dress your child appropriately for the weather.  If needed, please apply bug spray and/or sun screen at home before coming to school.  Students are not allowed on the playground with flip-flops.  Please make sure their shoes have some kind of back on them.  We will not play outside on Halloween Party days since the children will be wearing their costumes.

We still have a couple of openings in our Pre-K afternoon class.  If any of our Pre-K students are interested in doing a full day or bumping up to a five day a week schedule (AM or PM), please see Miss Caren or myself.  Please remember to label everything that comes to school with your child.  We still have some lunch boxes, cups, and back packs that have not yet been labeled.  Also, if your child is going to be missing from school due to an illness or vacation, please give us a call or send us a message to let us know.

Our reading incentive program is off to a great start!  I have already given out some coupons for free slices of pizza.  Please keep up the reading!  There is no limit on how many coupons your child can earn.  Please remember to adhere closely to your child’s class time.  If you come too early or linger around, it makes the parking lot very hectic.  Also, please check out and like our Facebook page.  Events and closings will be listed on there as well as some pictures of activities and special events.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.                  

 

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

            Danniel Costigliola - Director

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