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 Back to school


Dates to Remember

Aug 3rd: National Watermelon Day

Aug 5th: National Sister's Day

Aug 10th: Hendry County Back to School

Aug 11th: Open House from 10:00am-11:00am

Aug 21st: National Senior Citizen's Day

BAD WEATHER

Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Hendry County School Board Bad Weather Closing Schedule.  Please tune into your local weather station.  If school is called off or closes early the center will follow suit.  Please be prepared for alternative care in the event of bad weather closures.

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Children's Garden of LaBelle News

OFF THE DIRECTOR'S DESK

schoolSummer's been great--playing until dark, going to bed late at night, sleeping in every morning.  Now, in a very short time, the routine has to change.  What can you do now to make going back to school a pleasure?  Here are some tips for back to school:

Start getting kids in bed early.  Begin a week before school gets underway. You can't force them to sleep, but you can see they're snuggled in bed looking at books.  Lay out the clothes for the next day and lunch too.

Get yourself up and ready first.  All goes more smoothly those first days when you're available to guide your children each step of the way.          

Remember your goal: You want your children up and out the door on time, and to move securely through the school day so each can reach his/her academic potential.


AROUND THE CENTER

Open HouseOPEN HOUSE

All parents are welcome to come by the school from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, August 11 and meet your child’s teacher, see the classroom, turn in paperwork, and enjoy the atmosphere.  There will be refreshments.

VPK

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VPK/Focus on Four graduation was fabulous!  Thank you Ms. Yadira for such a wonderful year and thank you parents for trusting Children’s Garden with your child, we are so honored.  Good luck in Kindergarten!

PARENT REMINDERS

rememberIf you have not already turned in your new enrollment paperwork, please do so as soon as possible.  If you need another packet please see the front office.

The latest drop off is 9:00 am every morning.  If your child has an appointment and you plan to bring them after, please bring a note from the appointment.  We serve breakfast until 9:30 and do not serve lunch until 11:00, if your child is going to be here after 9:30 please make sure they have eaten breakfast before bringing them to school.

Please bring in an excuse note for all absences for attendance purposes.


WE ARE A 5 STAR QUALITY PROGRAM

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We are excited to announce that we have received 5 STARS this year in the Quality Rating System through the Early Learning Coalition, 5 STARS is the highest rating you can achieve, way to go everyone! We were evaluated based on three quality categories:

  • Professional Development and Staff Qualifications
  • Learning Environment and Classroom Interactions
  • Screening, Assessment and Curriculum

FLORIDA'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY

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The start of the school year begins soon and that means Florida’s Back to School Tax Holiday is right around the corner.  The three day sale begins at 12:01am Friday August 3, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

The sales tax holiday is a budget friendly option for families who are preparing for the upcoming school year.

During that weekend, clothes, shoes and bags that cost $60 or less are tax-free, as well as school supplies that cost $15 or less.


Be Sure to check out our Facebook page!  

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THANK YOU

thank-youI want to give a BIG thank you to all of our teachers who volunteered a Saturday in July to paint the classrooms!  That was such a big help and huge step towards making our center beautiful, thank you all!


NUTRITION CORNER

Here are some snack suggestions for August:

  • Honeydew melon and low-fat yogurt, sprinkled with granola
  • Celery sticks spread with almond butter
  • Halved grapes and baked pita chips
  • Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches made with whole-grain bread

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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