I am thrilled to be into this month of August. Our classes are full with a great mix of both boys and girls. Morning, 12-12 and Afternoon, 14-10, having a few more girls, which is perfect.
Our first day of school will begin on Wednesday, August 9th. Morning Session is Afternoon Session is Both classes are MWTH. During drop off and pick-up times, we will be outside to greet you to transfer children. Our school is in a cul-de-sac so we would love for all traffic to travel inside the circle in a caravan fashion to drop off and pick up. This seems to work the best. I will have reminder signs out to help us keep my neighbor’s driveways un-blocked in the process.
Our Open House will be two days earlier on Monday, August 7th. I am attaching an Open House schedule listing specific times for you to come to see the school, meet the teachers, receive your new personalized backpacks, school supplies, a new preschool T-shirt and visit a bit about where your child’s desk will be and what your child will be busy doing there. We also have a sweet treat project for them to complete during their visit. I am excited about our new theme this year. I will keep that a surprise, but may I just say that we are ‘buzzing’ with new ideas of fun! Your tuition will be due at that time, so please plan on paying $150.00 when you come.
If you notice on the schedule that your child’s name is listed at a time that is difficult for you to attend, please call and we will try to make other arrangements, or if you know of another student, maybe you could work it out together by switching. With so many children to see in one day, we hope to move smoothly through this schedule to accommodate time for everyone. Please try to be punctual if you would, so we can plan on our time together to be a good experience for everyone. We are anxious to get to know so many of you and begin our great journey together. It will be fun!
My book, Rhett And The Alphabet, came out in February. It is a method for remembering letters and their sounds. It is how I teach the children in my classes about their letters. Our top reader read 740 books this past year. The second was just behind him with 700. I was so proud of them! It would be most helpful to your child as we learn these letters and sounds at school, to have a book at home to reinforce what we teach. Amazon sells the paperback for $19.95, the hardback for $25.95. I have several copies at home for $18.00 (pb) or $22.00 (hb). Let me know if you are interested in purchasing from me. We can add that to your tuition when you come.
We look forward to our meeting in August. If you have any concerns or questions, please let us know. Have a wonderful summer. See you in a few months!
Gail McClure and staff