A Note From Our Principal
The year is off to a great start and we’re enjoying spending the winter season with your children. If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. We want everyone to be able to participate in the fun outdoor activities we have planned.
Have a wonderful month and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Priority Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
Are you planning on re-enrolling for the next school year? We hope so! Re-enroll by February 14th and receive 50% off registration. Please check your e-mail for registration/enrollment forms. Our office team is available to address any questions or concerns you have.
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Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Classroom Valentine’s Day celebration details will be communicated to each class by the classroom teacher and/or room parents. We’ll share photos of the fun activities on Links 2 Home!
February 5th—Spirit Day – Wear your favorite team jersey day!
February 5th—Newsletter e-mailed
February 8th-11th—Drop Valentine’s off for your favorite CDS staff members!
February 10th—Spirit Day – Wear your favorite Valentine accesories!
February 12th—School Closed – Professional Development Day for our teachers
February 14th—Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 17th—Spirit Day – Random Acts of Kindness Day! (more information will come from the office about this)
February 19th—Newsletter e-mailed
February 24th—Spirit Day – Neon Day!
February 26th—Parent folders go home
New On Our Education Blog
Fun Valentine’s Day Themed Activities to Reinforce Math Skills
Continue the learning at home this month with these hands-on math activities inspired by Valentine’s Day! Your little one will have a blast practicing their math skills, thinking critically, and developing problem-solving strategies.
- Candy Hearts Addition Game
Provide your child with candy hearts and a simple addition problem written on an index card. Ask them to read the card and place the correct number of candy hearts in two piles. For example, if the problem is 3+4, your child should place 3 candy hearts in one pile and 4 candy hearts in another. Encourage them to count all the hearts to get a total.
- Red Smoothies
Spending time in the kitchen is a great way to practice counting, following instructions and measuring. Make a Valentine’s Day inspired smoothie with your child using a handful of ice, ½ cup raspberries, ½ cup strawberries, ½ banana and 1 cup yogurt. Ask your child to wash and measure the produce, count as he adds the ingredients to the blender, and press the “on” button.
- Sort and Compare Activity
Provide your child with small items in Valentine’s Day colors (i.e., red hearts, pink pom poms, white buttons). Ask them to sort the objects by color and compare the number of items in each group. Listen for words such as more than, less than and equal to.
- Bar Chart of Favorite Gifts
Give your child a piece of paper and crayons. Encourage them to ask family members which Valentine’s Day gift (i.e., flowers, candy or cards) they like the best. Ask your child to record the results on the bar chart to see which gift is the favorite.