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KECE I Spring 2018 Letter

December 11, 2017

Dear KIDDIELAND ECE Families,

Can you believe that this year has come to an end? The entire Kiddieland staff would like to thank you for your support of our center this year. We look forward to continuing to work with you as a partner in educating your child in 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on helping make this a successful fall semester for the students of KECE. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to enhance, day by day, the excellence in education that Kiddieland continues to provide. We believe the path to success can only be traveled when parents and educators work together. We would like to thank all the families for your hard work, generosity, and support. We feel blessed to have created a school that exemplifies doing “whatever it takes” for the children in our community.

With less than three weeks left of school, we would like to provide a few important reminders:

  • Our last day of school before the holiday break is Friday, December 22nd, 2017. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.
  • Santa is coming to Kiddieland ECE on Thursday, December 21st from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Santa will be visiting each classroom; he will be singing songs and giving candy canes to the children. Your child will have the opportunity to purchase a picture with Santa to take home. Please join us in welcoming our guest of honor!
  • In the event that it is necessary for Kiddieland ECE to close due to weather or some unforeseen event, parents will be notified via email, phone calls or text. Therefore, in case of a heavy snow accumulation please check your email, voicemail or text before bringing your child to Kiddieland ECE to avoid an unnecessary trip. Please be sure that we have all of your updated and current information should we need to contact you.
  • A payment history of your 2017 Kiddieland ECE tuition will be provided to each family in mid-January. This information will prove valuable when preparing your 2017 income tax returns and flexible spending accounts for child care.

Attached is a copy of the 2018 Spring Calendar listing important dates, vacations, holidays, special events, and early dismissal days. Please remember, ALL students must arrive to school no later than 9:00 AM. Please stay alert for the information students bring home as well as emails and letters from the school throughout the year. The cold weather has returned and even in the cold weather months, we believe that outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of the student’s day.

Children need to move during their day and it is a time for students to burn off some of that “energy” they have stored all morning, get some exercise, and simply socialize with their peers. Students will go outside most days during their scheduled outdoor time, unless the weather is extreme, raining, or unsafe. With that in mind, we ask that you consider the temperature and weather conditions outside as your child prepares to come to school each day and have them dress appropriately. Warm winter jackets/coats, hats, boots, scarves, gloves/mittens and snow pants in winter are essential for the students to be able to enjoy their time at play outside. Now is also a good time to change out your child’s spare clothing from the classroom cubbies to winter spare clothing. We have placed boot racks outside of your child’s classroom; please be sure to have a spare pair of shoes for your child to use specifically at Kiddieland. Kindly have all personal items marked with your child’s name for easy identification. We realize that the temperature in our building may vary, so dressing in layers is a good practice.

Kiddieland ECE is characterized by maintaining an impeccable indoor and outdoor facility. Help us continue this by doing your best to remove snow and salt from your boots prior to entry and using our green carpet runners to absorb the excess snow and salt that may have remained. Please ensure adults and children remove boots/shoes before entering the classroom.

The aspects regarding the safety of children, families, neighbors, suppliers, and institutions are important to us. Please, notify a member of the staff if there are any concerns regarding the security of the school and we will make sure your concern is attended to immediately. Once again, we ask that when entering the building, you use your own personal code and not piggyback on the code of another family. Please know that this is for the safety of all of our children.

We welcome your feedback and thank you for your positive feedback on Facebook. And as always, please remember to like us on Facebook.

In closing, all of the staff would like to wish our entire KIDDIELAND ECE family the very happiest of holiday seasons. It has been a pleasure working with you and your children this year and we look forward to continuing that relationship in the coming year. Peace, love, health, and happiness in 2018!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Menendez