A Note From Our Principal ,
Summer is here and we are very excited to spend this extra time teaching and learning with our students! This month we are celebrating Independence Day and campers are jumping into action, playing games, exploring nature, being creative, and participating in other fun summer-themed activities. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for us.
Independence Day Celebrations
Each classroom is making festive artwork for July 4th. Please send your child to school in red, white and blue on June 30 for our Independence Day party. We will share lots of photos in Links 2 Home!
Summer Camp Reminders
You should have received a copy of our summer calendar listing all upcoming activities and events. Changes will be communicated through Links 2 Home.
Campers should arrive at school with sunscreen already applied.
Tuesdays are “Dress Up” days. Please review your calendars for more details.
Fridays will include outdoor water play. Campers should arrive already wearing their swim suits and should have a towel (water shoes are recommended).
Art to Remember
Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child’s art. There are over 50 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below and enter your child’s name to search for your child’s artwork. Then, have fun shopping! The deadline is July 31st.
June 30 – Independence Day Party
July 1st and 2nd – Teacher In-Service: No School
July 3rd – In Observance of Independence Day: No School
July 6th – First Day of Summer Camp
July 20th – Food Drive Begins.
July 31st – Food Drive Ends
Art to Remember: Orders Due
From Our Education Department
5 Socially Distant Playdate Ideas
With summer here and states beginning to ease restrictions, you might begin thinking about playdates for your child again. The CDC recommends families keep play groups small, practice social distancing, meet outdoors, and sanitize hands frequently. These recommendations, while practical, are not always easily implemented, especially with young children.
Below are a few ideas to help your child stay connected with friends while staying safe during the current pandemic.
- Neighborhood Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger hunts are fun for children of all ages. Provide them with a picture list of items to find in your neighborhood (i.e., a red stop sign, a yellow flower, a black car). Younger children can practice identifying colors while older children may be able to identify numbers or letters on signs or houses. Tailor the items based on the children’s age level. Have the children take turns to ensure social distancing.
Invite another family to join you for a yummy picnic lunch. Bring your own food and blanket and enjoy a nice day outdoors. Consider meeting in your backyard instead of a popular park to limit exposure to large crowds.
- Riding Bikes or Scooters
Riding bikes or scooters is a great way to get fresh air and stay active. In your driveway, create two lanes six feet apart and encourage your child and his friend to see who can get to the end first. For older children, set up an obstacle course for a greater challenge.
- Outdoor Craft Projects
Drawing with chalk, making slime, and painting on easels, are fun ways for children to be creative and engaged together. Encourage the children to describe what they created using color, size and shape vocabulary.
- Bubble Machine Party
Bubble machines are a great way for children to play without needing to have physical contact. Invite a few friends over and turn on the bubble machine and some music. Your child will love dancing around and popping bubbles with his friends.