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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS’ CAMPUS, OPEN 27 YEARS JUNE 1ST!
WHAT? WHERE’S MY TEACHER?
As you all are aware, Ms. Kaysie is no longer with us as teacher. She has already subbed for us and will continue to do so as her hectic life allows! Ms. Stephanie Loyacano will be the 3-Year-Old teacher. She is looking forward to learning and growing with the kids and she is looking forward to the Collaborative for Children Center of Excellence training that will surely be a bonus for all of us! Ms. Branda is also no longer part of our team. I have not replaced her yet, however Ms. Stephanie Meuth has been doing a fantastic job subbing in there the last week and a half! I have hired Ms. Reighann Boren and Ms. Destiny Whitaker. They started the training process on May 27th and have already been put through the paces. They still need some orientation, training in classrooms and CPR/1st aide and then we can see where best to plug them in. Please give them a warm welcome when you see them.
Welcome to Kids’ Campus summer session beginning June 1st! We look forward to a fun, relaxed summer with plenty of activities and celebrations to keep the kids busy and happy. Some of you are familiar with our summer program, but for those who are new (or need a review), here is some information you will want to know:
1. We have themes all summer which add to the fun. Older preschoolers will receive a monthly calendar with the themes and activities (school age children will have their own calendars and will need to sign permission slips for the activities.)
2. Every Friday will be “Splash Day” (weather permitting) starting June 12th for the preschool children (2s through Pre-K). Sprinklers will be set up for the children to play in during their morning outdoor play time. Children in those classes should wear their swimsuits to Kids’ Campus on Fridays and bring a change of clothes and a towel. Please don’t forget to label everything with your child’s name!! Getting everyone changed and all personal items back to the correct box is much easier when tags on bathing suits, clothing, towels, etc. are labeled.
3. If you would like sunscreen on your child, please apply it in the morning before arriving, and we will put it on again after quiet time (if you provide it for us). Label it and put it in your child’s box and we will know to apply it in the afternoon.
4. For safety purposes, all flip-flops and sandals NEED to have a back strap. Sandals and Crocs are not allowed in the sand area. It is best to send your child in closed toed shoes to have access to the sand box. The pea gravel hurts little feet and some kids don’t like to keep sandals on. Flip-flops are not allowed for children at any time at Kids’ Campus including the school age building.
COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDREN
I will try to make this short. I was contacted via email about becoming a Center of Excellence and read through it and deleted. A couple of days later there was a phone call. I watched a film “No Small Matter” (you should YouTube it). All these things mixed together, and I fell in love with what I do again. I want my staff and my families to love what is going on here and I want it to be like a wildfire through KCCC! So, I stepped out in a brave way and said yes on becoming a Center of Excellence. They will come to the center and mentor, teach, support, assess and allow us to grow and learn to teach and love these kids to the best of their (the kids) abilities!! Ms. Margarita and I have already had the pleasure of attending a training, meeting our mentor and ZOOM meeting our advisors. We’ve clicked and are all on the same page with really stepping up our game and concentrating first on the Pre-K getting them Kinder ready. It’s exciting and I hope you parents feel it and get excited for your child’s teacher. She’s going to be even more fantastic very soon!!
If you have not done so, please make sure your tuition account is paid in full. NCI families, your parent share of cost will be re-instated this month. Please remember that tuition is still due even when you are on vacation this summer. Our policy is: as long as Kids’ Campus is open, tuition is due. Once you start the summer session with us, you are obligated to pay for the whole session. The staff, utilities, and bills still have to be paid, even if your child is not present. Make sure you pay before you leave to avoid a late fee.
We do not have Show and Tell during the summer, so please leave all toys at home. We have plenty of fun activities and projects planned this summer, and the teachers select toys and materials which are appropriate and safe. Children understand that Kids’ Campus toys are for sharing. Toys brought from home can sometimes cause problems and be unsafe. There are exceptions to this in the school age building, and Ms. Kimmy and Ms. Angie will let the children know what is allowed.
Fire - Wednesday, May 27th
Storm - Thursday, May 28th
Kids’ Campus would like to wish Happy Birthday to:
Violet Nevarez June 2 5 years old!
Ms. Stephanie M June 3 ??????????
Corrine Jammer June 4 5 years old!
Elijah Jammer June 4 5 years old!
Landry Zamora June 4 6 years old!
Ms. Angie June 22 ??????????
CJ Davis June 25 2 years old!
Balen Baca June 26 6 years old!
Happy Father’s Day, June 21st!!