Hard to believe Spring has been with us for a month already. The monthly theme will be “Garden Treasures”, with special days in May, such as Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day and Mother’s Day (May 9th for all our dads). Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 – 8, with Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 4th.
Individual Child Reports (ICR) will be issued in mid-May. All Individual Child Reports must have the cover sheet signed and returned back to school by Monday, May 24th. This will be the last ICR for the school year, so any parent interested in discussing their child’s Individual Child Report may set up a convenient time with their child’s teacher.
We are continuing our parent referral program. Parents that refer another family to the school will receive one FREE WEEK OF TUITION for each enrolled family. We do have some openings, so spread the word.
Our monthly staff meeting will be Monday, May 17th. We will be closing at 5:30PM. Also, if you have not turned in your JCDS survey from last month, we can still take them. Your feedback is important to us. Another copy of the survey is attached for your convenience.
For those families attending JCDS through the summer, we would like to know your vacation plans, so we can begin planning our staff’s vacation plans and school summer events. Attached is a form to be completed for your vacation plans. Please return the form as soon as possible, if you know your vacation schedule at this time.
The children are spending more time outside with the warmer weather. We recommend children wear sneakers daily, as sneakers are the safest and best footwear for running and outdoor play. As a reminder with being outdoors, the possibility of insect bites and ticks should be checked by parents daily. Also, please provide sunscreen if you feel your child needs it. Parents will need to complete the Medication Log form if sunscreen is to be applied by JCDS, in compliance with our new Medication Administration Procedures policy.
Our school year will end June 18th, with our summer program beginning the following Monday on June 21st.
The school will be closed on Monday, May 31st for the observance of Memorial Day, and Monday, July 5th for the observance of Independence Day.
A Mother’s Day Prayer
Give me the patience when little hands
Tug at me with ceaseless small demands.
Give me gentle words and smiling eyes,
And keep my lips from hasty, sharp replies,
Let me not in weariness, confusion, or noise
Obscure my vision from life’s fleeting joys
That when in years to come to my house is still,
Beautiful memories its rooms may fill.