January News: For the month of January, the children will be diving into diversity and making a change in the world. There will be a focus on Martin Luther King Jr. as the holiday approaches. The children will pick up where they left off in their Montessori and academic works.
Just a reminder that classes will resume Tuesday Jan. 2. Amazing Athletes, Tiny Tikes and Petite Feet will start back up in the New Year. Look out for flyers to sign-up by the back-door entrance. Parents please remember to sign your child in and out daily at the Procare station as it is a licensing requirement. If you are having trouble using the Procare station, please let the office know.
Please review the online parent handbook for any questions you may have regarding our policies and procedures and remember that bringing your child in before their work period starts allows them enough time to complete their works for the day.
December Recap: Happy Holidays Little Acorn Families! For the month of December, the children have been wrapping up their academic work and Montessori lessons. The teachers have been working hard to make December fun with holiday activities as well. We enjoyed having a fun holiday week before we headed out for the winter break. It was enjoyable seeing the children participate in all the fun from wearing their pajamas to school to cooking, decorating, and eating their holiday cookies!
We had great success with Hathaway-Sycamore Child and Family Services! Thank you to all who had an opportunity to grab a tag off our tree this year. We will be looking forward to other opportunities in helping our community during the coming year.
There will be a few new students joining Little Acorn upon returning from the break and a few that will be leaving us. They will be missed dearly but we wish the families nothing but the best of luck! The office would like to thank you for the generous gifts you left. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!
November Recap: This month has been all about harvest and healthy bodies. The classrooms have really dived into the theme. The cooking enrichment classes have prepared several healthy snacks and our art enrichment has been festive with their Thanksgiving crafts. We were excited to have our very first scholastic book fair and thoroughly pleased with the outcome. The school raised $436.79 for new books! Thank you parents and families for taking the time out to visit our book fair. If you missed it or were unable to stop by, don’t worry we will be looking forward to the next one in spring.
Our annual thanksgiving feast was held this month and the children seemed to really enjoy eating lunch together as a whole school. They were able to visit with their friends and teachers while consuming some delicious dishes prepared by the parents and families. As always, thank you parents for taking the time out of your busy lives to share dishes for our special events. It is greatly appreciated.
I would like to take this time to welcome our new families that have joined us recently. The Ribas, Chung, Ortiz, and White families. Welcome to Little Acorn!
We have come to an end with our See’s Candies fundraiser. The school is excited to see how much was raised and hopefully we will be looking out for a new sandbox on our playground!
October Recap: The children have been working on exploring their feelings and emotions this month. It has been great to see them learning how to express their emotions appropriately. I have seen feelings charts being posted up in the classrooms to help the children identify what type of mood they are in for the day. It really helps a child when they can voice what they are feeling.
Our curriculum for October has been filled with a variety of topics. In honor of the Halloween holiday the children have explored nocturnal animals, the skeleton, and pumpkins.
A letter was sent out to all parents and families regarding the upcoming events to look forward to. This month we have sent out see’s candies fundraising forms. The fundraiser will begin Oct. 23rd. We will be raising money for a new sandbox for our playground. The classroom that raises the most money will receive a pizza party!
We will also have a scholastic book fair coming to our school on Oct. 30-Nov. 9. An ice cream party will be given to the classroom that purchases the most items!
Halloween art has been posted up on the walls of the school and our cooking classes have been creative in incorporating the holiday in their recipes.
September Recap: The school has implemented a new curriculum for the school year. Check out the bulletin boards in each classroom to see what your child will be doing during the month. You will find many Montessori works that have been added into the curriculum for all our classrooms including the infants. We have also started our new snack host program and have integrated it into our practical life areas. Thank you parents for your patience and involvement in this new program.
Extra projects or special events: It was wonderful to see many of you parents and families out for back to school night. We had a great turn out and several of you had some great questions about your child’s classroom. I would like to thank our friends from New York Life for coming out and joining us for the event. If you did not get a chance to have a child ID card made from New York Life don’t worry, we have asked them to come back for future events!
The children look forward to the afternoon enrichments. Our teachers have really taken off with teaching these classes and I know that the office is really enjoying the cooking class as we seem to be the tasters of all their delicious creations.