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June Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal

Our teachers and camp counselors have been busy planning special activities to make this summer fun and memorable for our students. Although camp will look different this year, it will continue to feature activities that support learning outcomes aligning with your child’s developmental level. Please keep an eye out for special communications about activities and events, and about how you can support your child’s learning at home. As always, we are here with any questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Ms. Vici

Health and Safety Measures

The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 while children are in our care, we have adopted additional health and safety measures based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit our school website to learn more information.

Links 2 Home App Usage

We know that summer is a busy time for our families, and want to communicate school happenings as clearly as possible to ensure that no one is left out. Our Links 2 Home app keeps all school communications in one place and is always accessible. The app also allows to you communicate absences to your child’s teacher, leave drop-off notes, and read teacher and administrative notes in detail.

If you’re not a current app user, we encourage you to visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the app today. You will need to login with the email address you use for Alma. Please let us know if you have issues logging into Links 2 Home!

Important Dates

June 1st—Summer Camp Officially begins (Week 2)

June 3rd—Spirit Day: Hat Day!

June 8th—Start of Camp Week 3

June 10th—Spirit Day: Hawaiian Day!

June 15th—Start of Camp Week 4

June 17th—Spirit Day: Rainbow Day!

June 22nd—Start of Camp Week 5

June 22nd—Dress Like Your Dad Day

June 24th—Spirit Day: Disney Day!

June 29th—Start of Camp Week 6

July 2nd—No Camp – 4th of July Holiday

From Our Education Department

Fun & Messy Activities to Do Outside This Summer

 

Take learning outdoors this summer with your child’s favorite messy items! Bubbles, paint and shaving cream can provide multi-sensory experiences that are fun and engaging. Below are four activities to try together this month.

1. Water Balloon Paint

Mix ¾ water and ¼ washable paint in a squeeze bottle. Fill water balloons with the paint mixture. Place an old white bed sheet on your lawn or driveway. Encourage your child to pop the balloons by jumping up and down on them. He’ll love seeing the paint splatter.

2. Shaving Cream Slip-n-Slide

Secure a large tarp on a soft area of grass in your yard. Provide your child with shaving cream and buckets of water and ask him to cover the tarp. If you have multiple children, encourage them to practice taking turns.

3. Spray Bottle Art

Fasten a piece of paper to an easel, tree trunk, or other vertical surface outside. Fill spray bottles with watercolor paint and water. Encourage your child to spray fast, slow, left, and right. He’ll practice fine motor skills while also developing his creativity.

4. Outdoor Bubble Bath

Fill a kiddie pool with water, bubble bath solution, small cups, funnels, and bath toys. Encourage your child to hop in the pool and explore. Conduct a sink vs. float experiment, practice scooping and dumping, or count all the items in the water.

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