Greetings and Announcements 

This is our summer newsletter,  It will be the only one until September.   

Class picture


We had a great turn out for our annual Parent Hooky day to Micket Grove park this year.




Preschool Graduation  

See our slide show for our Preschool Graduation

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Landon the 2nd from left decided to be a Paramedic

Mason, Mikey, Landon, Dylan  our grads

back row: L-R  Landon, Mason, Mikey, Dylan

2nd L-R  row Ava, Olivia, Madison, Landon, Victor

front row L-R  Morgan, Daniel, Lincoln l 



Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

 6 Ways to Tell

How to tell if your child is not getting enough sleep

tired boy sleeping on books

For many active school-aged children, sleep can be as hard to come by as it is for busy adults. After-school activities, homework, and playtime with family and friends can all lead to a packed schedule. Add to that the lure of electronics such as TV, computers and videogames, and texts from friends and you have the makings of chronic sleep deficit in kids.

Since school-aged children need between 9 to 12 hours of sleep, parents must be vigilant about enforcing bedtimes, setting up good sleep routines, and watching for signs of fatigue in their children.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, or AASM, recommends the following sleep guidelines for children and adults:

  • Infants 4 to 12 months old: 12 to 16 hours (including naps)
  • Kids ages 1 to 2: 11 to 14 hours (including naps)
  • Kids ages 3 to 5: 10 to 13 hours (including naps)
  • Kids ages 6 to 12: 9 to 12 hours
  • Kids ages 13 to 18: 8 to 10 hours

It’s especially important for school-aged kids to get enough rest. For one thing, one of the factors that can reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off infections is not getting enough sleep, and as we know, kids in school are constantly exposed to contagious illnesses such as colds from classmates. Lack of sleep in children has also been associated with health problems ranging from obesity to mood swings, as well as cognitive problems that can have an impact on a child’s ability to concentrate, pay attention, and learn in school. If your child fights going to bed and has trouble going to sleep, take steps to figure out what the problem may be and make sure she gets the rest she needs.

Signs of Sleep Deprivation in Children

If you think your child might not be getting enough sleep, look for these signs that she is not getting the amount of sleep she needs. Your child is sleep deprived if she:

  1. Has trouble waking up in the morning
  2. Exhibits irritable behavior
  3. Seems overly emotional and moody
  4. Is hyperactive
  5. Has difficulty concentrating in school
  6. Has trouble staying awake during the day

If you see signs of sleep deficit in your child, try setting up some good nighttime sleep routines and healthy sleep habits to help your child get the amount of rest she needs to be at her best both at home and at school. Given how important getting enough sleep is for school-age children, parents should do everything they can to make sure their child gets the rest he needs. If these efforts still don't improve the amount and quality of sleep your child gets (if he wakes up constantly and doesn't get continuous sleep for the recommended hours for his age), call your doctor and make an appointment for a check and possible evaluation with a pediatric sleep specialist.

Kid Snack

 Chicken Fingers and Green Beans with Tahini Sauce


Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken tenders, about 1/2 cup beans, and 2 tbsp. sauce)



  • 8 chicken breast tenders (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces trimmed fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tahini

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high with oven rack 6 inches from heat.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place flour in a shallow dish. Place eggs in a second shallow dish. Combine panko, rind, and Parmesan in a third shallow dish. Gently dredge chicken tenders in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg; dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Coat chicken with cooking spray.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through.

  4. Arrange beans on a jelly-roll pan; lightly coat beans with cooking spray. Broil 5 to 6 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning beans halfway through cooking. Toss with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  5. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, mayonnaise, ketchup, and tahini. Serve sauce with chicken and green beans.

Summer Fun Camp

 The kids get a break from class time and curriculum during July and August.  We will start up our Preschool Curriculum again in September.  During the summer it's all about having fun, playing, enjoying the outdoors as much as we can,  water play, sand play,  paint,  imagination time, story time, Songs and dance,  Mr. Paul of course,  and whatever the kids want to do. 


Binders and bags are put away for the summer.  Binders all went home with families and they are yours to keep.  We will start a new binder in September.

Bags are put away for the summer so they are not lost, and will be back out in September.




Book list for the Summer     






2017  updated Schedule for closures, and events

This is our 2017 schedule.  It includes closures/holidays special events, things to remember, in order to help you remember our schedule.  Everyone was given copies to keep at home.  And we have one under the sign in sheets as well.   



CLOSED   Mon.  Jan.  2nd 


Music Man Mon. Jan  16th 



Valentine Party Tues   2/14

Bring goody bags to share 

Parent night out.  2/14   $35

Music man   Mon.  2/ 27


CLOSED   Mon.  Feb. 20th Presidents day


Wear Green March 17th


Music man Mon.  3/20

 Parent night out.  3/17   $35



Annual Egg hunt Fri.  4/ 14

Bring goody bags to share. 


Music Man   Mon.  4/ 17

 Parent night out.  4/21    $35



Fri May 12th Provider appreciation day

 Sunday May 14th Mother’s Day

 Parent night -last one out.  5/19      $35

Music Man   Mon.  5/15

CLOSED Fri May 26th 

CLOSED Mon.  May 29th Memorial day


Fathers day  Sun  6/18

 Music man Mon.  6/19

Friday   6/23 Parent hooky day- Micke Grove Park & Zoo

Saturday 6/24 Preschool graduation and family picnic 10 a.m. 

Miwok Park 

Summer Fun Begins


Closed July 3rd and 4th

4 day weekend.


Music man   7/17



7/24 to  7/28   1 week

Summer fun continues



Music man Mon.  8/21


Summer fun program continues








Back to Preschool


Music Man   Mon  9/ 18






CLOSED Mon.  10/9 Columbus Day


Music man Mon  10/16


PUMPKIN PATCH field trip  10/20


Parents back to school night



Halloween party  Tues.  10/31  bring goody bags,  and costumes. 



Music man Mon.  11/20


CLOSE early Wed.  11/22 Harvest luncheon at 12:30   bring pot luck dishes. 


CLOSED Thru/Fri 11/23,  11/24  Thanksgiving


Parents night out.  Friday 12/ 15

Free…..5:30-10 p.m.   

Music man on night out.


Close early Friday 12/22   5:00 p.m.


Christmas Party   Friday 12/22    6 pm.   Round Table Pizza


CLOSE winter break  12/25/2017 – 1/1/2018    1 week  plus New Years

 Provider reserves the right to change dates if necessary, take a personal day off when necessary for Personal reasons, illness,  work related trainings etc.  Provider will give as much notice as possible. 

 All fees are due and payable on Friday in advance.   ALL FEES are due and payable before Closures and must include the week of closure. 

 All fees are payable 52 weeks a year.  There are no deductions for absences of any kind, and no deductions for closures and Preschool breaks.



June Birthday's

Landon  J.  6/4   age  5

Victor   6/17   age  4

July's Birthday's

Dylan  7/11  age  5

August Birthdays

Daniel 8/5  age  3

Mr. Ed   8/9

Miss Jessica  8/14

Nakaiu  8/17  age 11

Miss Pat  8/19  old as dirt.



Dates to Remember

Music Man fee due at the beginning of each month:   $5.00 per child. 

NOTE:  Music man is now coming third Monday.  The dates for Summer Music Man days are 

Monday July 17th

Monday  August 21st

Monday September  18th      


Closed  Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th

Closed  for summer break week of  July 24th to 28th.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jul 24 at 4:00 AM - Saturday, Jul 29 3:59 AM
Monday, Jul 24 at 4:00 AM - Tuesday, Jul 25 3:59 AM
Monday, Aug 21 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Sep 4 All Day

Kids Health

Taking care of your child's teeth


Nutrition Newsletter

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Kids Weather

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