A Note From Our Principal,
February was a great month at our school! We appreciate your support for our Kids Heart Challenge and our Empty Bowls project. We were able to raise money for two worthy causes! In anticipation of spring, our teachers are busy planning meaningful learning activities that will help students gain an appreciation for the changing seasons. In order to make the most of the next little while with beautiful weather, we will be spending extra time outdoors so our students can interact with nature. Please make sure your child has weather appropriate outerwear for school each day.
Spring Break Camp
We have an entire week of fun and engaging activities planned for our Spring Break Gap Camp. We would love to have your child attend one or all of the days with us.
The registration deadline in March 13th, please contact the front desk for more information.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held March 26th & 27th. Please be on the look-out for a parent/teacher conference sign-up from your classroom teacher.
Both of these days will be early release days with complimentary care available. Please RSVP with someone in the office if your child will need care beyond the early release times, which are listed below:
Toddlers & Beginners: 11:15
Family Fun Friday
Our PO is planning a fun event for the whole family on Friday, March 27th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
There will be a fire truck, arts & crafts, three food trucks serving mac n cheese, tacos & ice cream, a toddler play area, a photo booth & more.
The book fair will remain open that evening for anyone who missed the opportunity to buy a book during book fair week.
Parent Referral Bonus
Do you know anyone that has recently had a baby, relocated to the area, or is seeking a new preschool for their child? We are always happy to meet the friends of our current families, and offer a free week of tuition for any current parent referral that enrolls in our school. See the front desk for details!
March 2nd – PO Meeting, 8:45, CDS campus
March 3rd & 4th – Spring Picture Day – Free Dress – Pre-register if you would like your child’s photo taken
March 16th– 20th —Spring Break Camp
March 21st— Summer Camp Open House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 23rd – 27th – Scholastic Book Fair
March 26th & 27th – Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Release
March 27th – Family Fun Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., CDS Campus
From Our Education Department
5 Books to Read with Your Preschooler During
National Reading Month
To kick off National Reading Month, our schools are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2 for a fun-filled day of literacy activities. Students will read and reenact their favorite books, write their own stories, and play dress up.
Below are five age-appropriate books to continue the celebration with your child at home.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (ages 0-1)
This silly lift-the-flap book will be one of your child’s favorites. He’ll love looking at the brightly colored illustrations of zoo animals, including a lion, a monkey, and an elephant. It’s a short and simple story that will keep your little one’s attention time and time again.
Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton (ages 1-2)
What could be cuter than hippos who love showing off their belly buttons?! Read this rhyming board book with your toddler and encourage him to help flip the pages and point to his own belly button.
The Runaway Bunny by M
argaret Wise Brown (ages 2-3)
First published in 1942, this classic, heartwarming story of a mother’s conditional love has been a favorite among generations of families. The little bunny loves playing hide and seek with his mother, who finds him every time. It’s a great book to read as we’re entering the spring season.
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough (ages 3-4)
This fun story is filled with rhymes about a duck whose truck is stuck in the muck. With the power of teamwork from a sheep in a Jeep and a goat in a boat, he’s able to get unstuck.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff (ages 4+)
Your child will enjoy this funny story about what might happen if you give a hungry moose a muffin. The book will bring lots of laughs as it teaches valuable lessons including consequences and cause and effect.