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Mother's day 2018
Parent Reminders

Tuition is due on Monday of each week.

We accept Credit & Debit Cards to help make it easier on you!

Please be sure to check your family file folder daily, located in the front hallway!

Check out our Facebook page and see pictures from activities going on in the center!

 

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Children

Donald J. - May 4 (PS)
Luke T. - May 6 (VPK)
Elijah Anthony R. - May 7 (VPK)
Iryana D. - May 12 (T2)
Skylar C. - May 13 (Infants)
Kylie S. - May 15 (T2)
Dianel F. - May 17 (SA)
Tony L. - May 20 (PS)
Nehemiah R. - May 20 (T2)
Melvin S. - May 21 (PS)
Robert F. - May 22 (Infants)
Isaiah H. - May 28 (SA)
Briella F. - May 30 (T2)

 

Staff

 Ms. Elizabeth Aranda - May 23 (VPK)

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

Remember that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th.
Make sure you make her day extra special.

Week of May 7-11th Teacher Appreciation Week This week honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to.  Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction, and affect who they are and who they become.  THANK YOU to my amazing teachers and SouthernSnoBalls.jpgstaff for all you do!  You make our center shine!

Wednesday, May 9th Southern SnoBalls will be here!  Parents please  remember to bring $2 for your child.

mothers day breakfastFriday, May 11th Mother’s Day Breakfast!  Mom’s please stop by the media center and enjoy some breakfast.  Thank you for all you do in your child’s life.

Monday, May 28th The center will be CLOSED for Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 30th The last day of VPK.  VPK Graduations! Have a great summer and good luck in Kindergarten!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

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Parent/Teacher Conferences are during the month of May.  Please check with your child’s teacher to schedule a date and time.

Common Questions to Ask:

What are my child’s strengths?
In what areas does he/she need improvement?
Does my child seem engaged?
What more can I do to help?

WELCOME

Please help us welcome our new Family Resource Specialist, Constance Harrison.  She is here to help provide you with FREE assistance in finding resources in our community.  You can contact her via email at charrison@cac-swfl.org or phone #239-478-6905.  She will be at our center every Monday, please feel free to stop by!

GRADUATING VPK'ERS "FOCUS ON FOUR" EXTENSION PROGRAM

Friday, May 18th is the deadline to sign up for the FREE 8 week program.  If you are interested please see Megan or Jessica in the office.

http://www.ccswfl.org/focus-on-four


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VPK GRADUATION DATES

Parents please join us on May 30th at 10:00am in celebrating your child’s accomplishments this past school year.

Ms. Debbie & Ms. Ana (room #7 class) will host their graduation in the media center.

Ms. Elizabeth (room #10 and Ms. Katrina (room #8) will have their graduation in their classroom.

Parents please talk to your child’s teachers about any details.

Please have your children dress in their “Sunday best” for the occasion.

PREFERRED PK DECALTHE COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S CENTER HAS ACHIEVED PREFERRED PK PROVIDER STATUS!

What does this mean?

It means that the Lee County School system recognizes our child care center as a high quality program.  One of the first requirements to participate is to achieve a 4 or 5 STAR Quality Rating Score from The Early Learning Coalition.  We have achieved a 5 STAR rating again!  Then our teachers and myself have to attend trainings and complete a list of criteria.

Once completed we are rewarded with professional development, recognition as a Preferred PK provider, materials for our center and the opportunity for our graduating VPK students to visit a feeder school in our area.

On Friday, May 11th all graduating VPK students will go on a field trip to visit Mirror Lakes Elementary School.  More details to follow.


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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Parents, below are some ideas on how YOU can show appreciation to our staff for all their hard work!

May 7-11th is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!
 

1. Teacher Appreciation: Thank Them

The simple spoken words of “Thank you” can go a long way.  Teachers are very grateful to feel that their work is valued and appreciated.  Try a simple thank you next time you see your child’s teacher, or better yet, write them a thank you card.

2. Send in a Treat

Next time you have extra baked goods, wrap them up and send them in with your child to give to their teacher.  This little extra treat can really make a teachers day.

3. Volunteer Inside the Classroom

Every teacher can use some help in their classroom.  Even if you think you are too busy with your work and home schedule all you really have to do is take an hour or so out of your day once a month to show that you care.  And research has proved that it helps your child succeed in school.  So, it’s a win-win situation!

4. Text or Send an E-mail

Technology makes it so easy these days to show that you are thinking about someone.  As soon as you have a thought, you can simply send a quick text or email and instantly the other person can know that you are thinking of them.  Try sending a quick note thanking them for a skill your child learned, or the wonderful craft your child brought home.  Anything to show them that their work is valued and that you have noticed.

5. Bring in Supplies

Teachers are always running out of classroom supplies.  Usually when this happens they have to use their own money to pay for them.  Ask the teacher what they are running out of, and offer to send some more in.  They will appreciate it more than you know.

6. Give a Gift Card

One of the best gifts that you can give a teacher is a gift card.  This simple and cheap gift is a great way to show a teacher that you care.

7. Boast about Them

Who doesn’t like it when someone brags about them?  Anytime that you see an opportunity to boast about your child’s teachers to another teacher, school staff member, or even the Director, then do it.  Teachers spend all of their day in the classroom and many times no one realizes how great they are!  Just a little shout out is all you need to do to make your child’s teacher happy.

8. Be an Active Parent

Be involved in everything that your child does that has to do with their education, your child’s teacher will notice and be grateful.  Listen to them, read at night, show up to every parent-teacher conference and ask questions.  By doing so, you’re showing your child’s teacher that you know that their job is important and you’re taking the time to reinforce whatever they have learned in school, at home.

9. Show them Respect

This is by far the best way to make a teacher happy.  When you show your child that you respect their teacher, then so will they.  If a child sees you talking bad about their teacher to other people, then they will think that you do not respect them, and in turn they will not.  Respect is an essential component of teaching and learning in the classroom.  So make sure to always show them the respect that they deserve.

As teachers, we can appreciate this list.  Most teachers are parents themselves and sometimes forget how important their job really is.  At the end of day, the best way to keep a teacher happy is to let them do their job, show them they are valued with a simple thank you, and respect them for who they are and what they are doing for your child.


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