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April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019

Dear Parent(s),

As we move into spring after a mild winter, what better time to talk about all the things that make us like this time of the season.  Ms. Yacono and Miss Hoy’s classes will explore the monthly theme of “Fun on the Farm” while the toddlers and pre-toddlers have weekly themes related to Spring, Easter, and Earth Day (Monday, April 22nd).

For those families that were here for school pictures, the pictures should be arriving in the next week or two. You will receive a complete package of pictures, from which you can choose which pictures to purchase and return the pictures you do not want. Pictures not being purchased must be returned. I must account for all photographs. 

Attached is our JCDS Parent/Guardian Survey. Your feedback is valuable to us in evaluating our program and seeing areas we may need to improve. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. Surveys can be returned to our toddler room or our employee lounge, where bags are located marked “JCDS Survey”.

The Week of the Young Child is April 8th – 12th.  This annual celebration focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. It is also to raise awareness in making the critical early years the best they can be for all children. Any parent or relative that would like to read to their child’s class this week would be welcomed.

Speaking of reading, JCDS will once again participate in Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child program. This year’s book is Not A Box by Antoinette Portis. We will be sharing this book with all the children throughout the Week of the Young Child. JCDS will be closing at 5:30 PM for our monthly staff meeting on Monday, April 15th. 

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 13th at 10:00AM. We will be closed Friday, April 19th for the observance of Good Friday.

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NEW EVENT!! Please mark your calendars for the JCDS Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 15th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This carnival type event will replace our end of the school-year picnic, with hopes of having more families being able to attend. More details will be forthcoming.

Muffins with Moms will be on Tuesday, May 7th starting at 9:00am and finishing at 10:00am. Mothers can spend the morning sharing muffins with their child(ren).

School will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

The JCDS school year ends Friday, June 14th. Our summer program begins Monday, June 17th. Openings are still available for our summer and fall programs. Refer a friend that enrolls and receive a free week of tuition.