It is officially Summer Time. The weather is hot so please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the day. Please remember that girls need to wear shorts, long shorts under their dresses or skirts so they don't burn their legs on the slides or get scratched up by the bark. Please remember that your child most wear the appropriate shoes. NO SHOE STRINGS, NO OPEN TOES, NO BACKLESS SHOES, OR FLIP FLOPS. All shoes must be slip on or Velcro, protect the feet (we have bark) be safe and durable, and fit the foot correctly. If they fall off easily then they are not appropriate.
Put sun block on your child before arrivals at Day Care. We do not apply sun screen.
The back yard is pretty shady in the mornings and it isn't to big of an issue. However, we do walk or take walks and might walk to the park, then it's important for the children to have sun block on. Since we never know when we will do these activities please put it on them daily.
CLOSED FOR THE 4TH OF JULY. Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend.
SUMMER BREAK CLOSURE: (1 week)
We are closed the week of July 11th through July 15th. This is our annual summer break. All fees for that week are due on Friday before the break. July 8th. If you wish to pay two weeks or more at the time, please do. IF you only pay the one week (which is our closure week) fees will be due promptly Monday morning the 18th. We are not available to accept fees during the shut down. Most families pay the two weeks so they don't have to worry about it when they come back. Please let me know your option.
This week is also a paid week, since this is a year around fee schedule.
Soon to join our group this summer will be
Mason age 4. Mason's older brother Austin graduated out last summer.
Adelaide age 3 she and her family are new to our group. We are still looking for two more new friends to join our group.
The kids had a wonderful time at the Pier 39, San Francisco field trip. They rode the big train to Emeryville and back, and the big bus from Emeryville to Pier 39 and back. Long rides on the train but the kids didn't seem to mind since they could get up and run around. Next year our parent hooky day field trip will be a bit closer to home and not as long.
Next field trip on the agenda is the October pumpkin patch. I can't book before September but once I have a date I will let everyone know. This is also a parent involvement and supervised field trip.
Preschool Graduation went great. 10 kids plus families and extended family members were there to honor the kids as they graduated to kindergarten or were promoted to the next preschool level. Either Tad pole ages 2-3, Polliwogs age 3-4 and Froggers age 4-5.
Mr. Paul the Music man was there to play music and have the kids perform for their parents. They did much better during practice. The kids also gave Mr. Paul a Tee to wear for his music days. We had a great Pot luck after the festivities. Thank you everyone for attending and being a part of our annual Preschool graduation and promotions.
Bound for Kindergarten:
Ava, Aubrey, Andrew, Aiden, and Noah. (notice all our "A" names are graduating out.
New Froggers: M'Kai, Dylan, Mikey, Landon, Mason (soon to join us)
New Polliwogs: Darcy, Nena, Victor, Adelaide (soon to join us)
New Tadpole: Morgan
Packets may be baked on shallow pan in 425°F oven 15 minutes or until filling is hot and tortillas are crisp.
Packets may be baked on shallow pan in 425°F oven 15 minutes or until filling is hot and tortillas are crisp.
|Makes 4 servings (1 packet each)|
|Amount per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat||31 g||48%|
|Saturated fat||15 g||73%|
|Dietary fiber||2 g||10%|
|Vitamin A||367 iu||7%|
|Vitamin C||3 mg||5%|
Hi there this is Pete the Cat. For the last several months I have been traveling home during the week tospend the night with a child. Each time bringing with me my traveling bag, my journal and a book or two for you to read to your child. During this time the kids had about 16 or more books they took home for the night. Each child took me home about every 2-3 weeks. I went on many adventures with the kids. Train rides, jump houses, picnics, camping, parks, restaurants, The ice capades, the zoo, and many other wonderful places. I had a lot of fun.
We read the following books which were mostly stories about me and my adventures:
I love my white shoes
To cool for school
Pete and the bad Banana
Pete at the beach
Pete's first Thanksgiving
Pete's train trip
Pete the Scuba cat
A pet for Pete
one fish, two fish by Dr. Seuss
Pete play ball
Bugs in the garden
Pete's big construction
Petes big lunch (also had a game with it for the older kids)
I also had a journal in my bag and each time I went home with someone the parents wrote in the journal about my visit. They included pictures, and sometimes the kids drew pictures. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone, and sharing my stories. I am still here at Alexander Preschool as a play buddy anytime the kids want to play with me. They can always ask to take me home over night. I will join my buddy Coco the monkey and others now in the play buddies. We are always here. In September I will personally introduce my new friend Biscuit to the kids and he will be the new Mascot for the 2016-2017 preschool year. Biscuit will also have a bag, a journal and books to share. Thank you for letting me a part of your child's life and family
Pete the Cat
Summer’s just around the corner! Are you looking for some fun outdoor activities to do with your family? Check out our list of 20 Outdoor Family Activities and get your summer fun on.
Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Take a walk on the wild side and stage a nature scavenger hunt. Head out to your favorite forest, desert, swamp or prairie and see who can find everything on the list first!
Splash around at a water park. Summer is a great time to try out the local water park. Older kids will love splashing around on all the rides and even little babies can enjoy all the fun at the sprinkler park.
Visit the zoo. Too busy during the school year to hit up the local zoo? The time is now! Make sure to check the schedule ahead of time and plan your visit around keeper talks and animal exhibitions.
Make sidewalk art. Grab a bag of colorful chalk (or make your own sidewalk chalk!) and head outside. Everyone from babies to mom and dad will have a blast creating their own colorful universe.
Go rock climbing. Like to live life on the edge? Rock climbing might be the sport for you. Just make sure to try out this sport with a knowledgeable guide who can help you stay safe while you climb.
Ride in a hot air balloon. Soar into the skies, see the world from above and take a ride to remember.
Have a car wash. You can still have fun while taking care of household chores. Head out to the garage and soap up your car with the help of the whole family. Make sure everyone wears bathing suits because this is bound to be a sudsy affair!
Spend a day at the beach. Do you leave near a lake or the ocean? Grab the whole gang and head out for a day on the sandy shores.
Plant a garden. Been dying to plant a garden but can’t find the time? Summer is the perfect time to break ground with all your favorite helpers around. For extra fun, try planting a butterfly garden and enjoy the beauty of these gorgeous creatures all summer long.
Have a block party. Gather up your neighbors and head to the streets. Bounce houses, barbecue, music, games… It will definitely be a summer to remember.
Go bird watching. Grab some binoculars and a favorite bird book and head for your local forest. How many birds can you find in an hour? The race is on.
Build an obstacle course. Do you have a bunch of old boxes and other weird things clogging up your garage? How about taking all those random items out back and staging an obstacle course for the whole family. Grab a stopwatch and see who can make it through the fastest.
Have a water balloon fight. Sun beating down and looking for a way to cool off? How about filling up some water balloons and having the water balloon fight of the century?
Take a family hike. Don’t let the hot weather keep you indoors. Go exploring your favorite natural spot together as a family.
Fly kites. Keep an eye out for those windy days. They are perfect for kite flying. For extra fun, try making your own homemade kite.
Build a tree house. Are the kids dying to have their own tree house? How about building one together as a family? Not only will it keep everyone busy, it will be a great learning experience too!
Go on a bug safari. You don’t have to go far to go on a bug safari. Creep around in your backyard and see all the amazing things that live right there beneath your feet.
Have a bike parade. Invite the neighborhood gang over for a bike parade. Bust out the art supplies and give everyone a chance to decorate their bike with flags, streamers and more. When you are finished, parade around the neighborhood for everyone to see.
Go puddle jumping. Don’t let those rainy days get you down. Have everyone throw on a pair of galoshes and some old clothes and head outside. Your kids will be overjoyed when they find out you’re actually encouraging them to jump in all the puddles.
Take a night hike. It's summertime! Don't be afraid to break curfew and live life on the edge. Grab some flashlights and take a night hike, either just around your neighborhood or, even better, at your local nature preserve. Listen for all the sounds you hear only a night and keep at eye out for interesting night critters. Make sure to bring a few blankets also. After your hike, everyone will enjoy a few moments relaxing under the stars in the open sky.
Time for summer activities.
July and August is all about play, water play, outdoor play, sand play, and you name it play. The kids have worked hard all year and this is now their break time from all the preschool work. We want them to have fun during the summer while they are with us all day. They will start back with preschool activities after Labor Day. (In September).
Most everything is in place for the 2016 schedule. We still have a couple of dates to announce. Always check updates
Closed New Years 1/1
Music man 1/18
CLOSED MONDAY 1/15
Valentine party Friday 1/12
Music man 2/22
Wear green on 3/17
Music man 3/21
Music man 4/18
Fri. May 6th provider appreciation day
Sun May 8th Mother’s day
Music Man 5/16
CLOSED MONDAY 5/30
Update: Fri. June 24th Parent Hooky day. San Francisco, pier 39 train trip.
Music man 6/20
Sunday June 26th Pre-school family picnic and graduation.
CLOSED Monday 7/4 for 4th of July weekend.
Summer break CLOSED
Music man 7/18
Music man 8/15
CLOSED Monday 9/5 labor day weekend.
Music man 9/19
CLOSED Monday 10/10
Music man 10/17
CLOSED Friday 11/11
Music man 11/21
Wednesday 11/23 harvest luncheon 12:30 p
CLOSED 11/24 & 11/25
Parents night out Wed 12/21
Preschool Xmas Party
Friday 12/23 6 p.m.
CLOSED week of
Dec. 26-30th Winter break and Monday Jan. 2nd.
All Fees are due prior to closures summer, winter breaks, or holidays. If we are closed on a Friday fees are due before Friday
Provider reserves the right to take a personal day off for family, illness, or professional
Fees are paid 52 weeks a year, no deductions for closures, absences, Holidays and etc.
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