November 2018 Newsletter

Dear Families: The “At a Glance” area is designed for a quick overview of the monthly newsletter for your convenience in today’s fast paced world.

The best gift you could ever give someone is your time.~ Unknown

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At a Glance

Turkey Feathers-An FSP tradition Hairdo Day- Tuesday, November 6th 9:00am. Sign up sheet available at desk Karate with Sensei Tim-Wednesday, November 7th 10:30-11:30 Thanksgiving Celebration- Wednesday November 21st- 12noon Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd Flu care discussed at the end of the newsletter

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Heartfelt Thoughts

Gatherings and gratitude are our focus as we settle into the season of celebration and a time for family and friends. Here at FSP our students are adjusting nicely and embracing their surroundings while building friendships and evolving through their exploration of their classroom. This month we will enjoy gathering together for a Thanksgiving Celebration to share traditions of the season and some healthy seasonal foods.

Turkey Feathers

It is an FSP tradition to send home a construction paper turkey feather with our November newsletter. We ask families to decorate their feather at home and return it to us. The decorated feathers will be used on our large turkey display for everyone to view. When complete please have your child write their name on the back of the feather and return it to a staff member. We look forward to seeing your creativity and the pride the children take in their family’s creation.

Hair-Do Day

Ms. Faith will be here on Tuesday, November 6th for Hair-Do day. Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids and Princess-Do’s $10.00. Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut. All proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith. A sign-up sheet is available at the reception desk.

Karate with Sensei Tim

During the month of November, Sensei Tim and Ms. Sherry from Gillett’s Mixed Martial Arts in Tiverton will be at FSP on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 for Karate lessons. Children in P3, P4 and P5 will have a chance to flex their muscles both physically and mentally. Karate teaches children self-confidence, sportsmanship, respect and self-control.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Wednesday, November 21st , we will gather together to share the traditions of the season and some healthy foods. We will be serving a luncheon feast of Boar’s Head turkey breast, mashed potatoes and organic string beans, applesauce will be served for dessert. Our projects and literacy activities for the day will explore around the seasonal events and the history of the celebration.

Thanksgiving Day

We will be closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day, please enjoy your family celebration. We are open a full day Wednesday, November 21st and Friday, November 23rd. A sign-up sheet will be available to best assist with staffing.

Flu Care and Prevention Suggestions

Flu season is upon us so let’s work together to stay healthy.

Symptoms: Symptoms begin 1-4 days after exposure Fever, cough, headaches, runny and stuffy nose, aches, fatigue, sore throat Children may suffer vomiting and diarrhea Prevention: Flu shot - According to RI Department of Health, all children attending a child care facility must get the flu vaccine every year by December 31st. Handwashing often- Keep distance from ill people Cut down on refined sugar Oscillococcinum- a homeopathic remedy has been shown to decrease the severity and length of the symptoms (available at CVS and most grocery stores) Flu care Tips: Drink plenty of water, call your doctor within the first 24 hours of symptoms and ask about anti-viral medication.

Here at FSP we are disinfecting rooms diligently to support a healthy environment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 2018 Newsletter

As Elizabeth Lawrence suggests “everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn”. October brings lots of opportunity for exploration and memory making. Here at FSP we are doing both! Our Preschool classrooms are learning a lot about themselves and others while researching emotions, diversity and friendships. They are also enjoying the autumn activities and songs. Our toddler classroom has been enjoying the gathering together with friends to learn new songs, dance and stories. They are also enjoying exploring around the room

Halloween Festivities

Our annual Halloween celebration is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th from 10:00am-11:30am. All children who attend Future Scholars Preschool are invited to the party. We invite you to sign up for our Halloween Festivities, if it is not your child’s scheduled day so we can staff accordingly. The sign up sheet is available at the front desk. Please have your child wear their costume to school over their clothes. Please no guns, swords, shields, wands or other types of weapons. The children will parade around the school, engage in holiday literacy activities and challenge the mind with interactive games and activities.

People in Our Neighborhood

During the month of October, we will be discussing safety precautions and having a visit from the Tiverton Fire Department. The fire fighters will be here on Thursday, 10/11 to share their knowledge and some equipment. A police officer from the Tiverton Police Department will visit the center to speak to us about stranger danger and Halloween safety. On Friday, 10/19, Ms Meg from the Tiverton Library will read us a story and inform us about exciting events and happenings in the children’s room at the library. Ms. Faith from Faith’s House of Style will be here on Tuesday, 10/23 for Hairdo Day. Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids $5.00 and Princess Do’s $10.00. Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut. All proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith.

Columbus Day

The center will be open Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day. Please sign the holiday signup sheet, available at the front desk, to best assist with staffing.

Preschool Presentation Night

Soaring and Exploring

Attention Preschool Parents (P4 and P5)! Please join us on Tuesday, 10/30 from 5:00pm -6:00pm for an opportunity to meet the dynamic team of educators and explore the enhanced curriculum while you experience a day in the life of your child. We encourage adults only for this experience. Fall Treats served.

Fire Safety

Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family. During fire safety week we teach the “3P’s” of fire safety..

*Prepare- reduce the risk of fires in your home by eliminating hazards. * Practice - practice home fire evacuation plan and general fire safety * Prevent the unthinkable

Gentle Reminders

*Please be sure your child has at least one complete set of season appropriate clothes in their cubby in the event of an accident or if your child’s clothes get dirty throughout the day’s activities. This ensures extra clothing is always available for their use. *Please label all belongings with your child’s first and last name. *Please pack a sealed milk box, juice box, juice pouch or sealed water bottle with your child’s lunch. Please no sippy cups, filled thermos or filled hydration bottles. *If foods need to be heated, please pack them separately from other non-heatable foods.

Notice how the trees do not cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new.

September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Families:

   Welcome to the official start of our 2018-2019 school year.  Here at Future Scholars Preschool we are making it a September to remember!  We are delighted to move forward with familiar faces and are enthusiastic to welcome our new families to our center.  We have enhanced our curriculum program and are eager to dive into a year of growth at all levels  To introduce the "soaring strategies" that we have incorporated to our academic program, there will be a "preschool presentation night" for all preschool parents  You will gain valuable information pertaining to your child's academic journey at FSP.  It's a great opportunity to meet the dynamic team of educators and explore their inviting classrooms while you experience a day in the life of your child.  Be prepared for a hands-on experience!  Details will be posted at the reception desk.

An Adventure Begins...     

September is our time to explore around our new classroom and seek adventures around every corner.  The children enjoy the classrooms while learning the expectations and limits around them.  Each classroom teacher shares information about themselves and the goals they'll reach for as a group.  Teachers are eager to introduce themselves to all new incoming families.  Feel free to ask questions or share thoughts with them on a regular basis  Life is always an adventure; here we turn learning into the greatest ADVENTURE EVER!  If your child is moving to a new classroom in the center, feel free to request a tour of the classroom.  Our nurturing and attentive staff is looking forward to working with all their enthusiasm.  

Capturing Memories at FSP 

Future Scholars Preschool is happy to announce that we will be doing school portraits on September 17th.  Lifetouch will visit and take photos of all who are interested in capturing a moment in time.  Online services are available with a turnaround time of 48 hours.  Lifetouch is also now affiliated with Shutterfly.. Anyone who choses the online service receives an 8 x 8 -20 page photo book free.  A perfect opportunity to capture a precious memory.

Birthdays  

Birthdays are special at Future Scholars Preschool and each child's birthday is acknowledged.  The child's name is posted on the birthday award in the classroom.  Recognition is give at "circle time".  A birthday bag is available for classroom teachers to use . The bag includes celebratory activities, festive music and birthday costumes for the children to enjoy.   

Soaring and Exploring Revolutionary Academics 

Through our progressive activities, concrete learning opportunities , support and encouragement from our teachers, your child will soar through creating their academic foundation.  Themed monthly units define our focus and direction while allowing space for self-expression and creativity.  Each themed unit is inclusive of STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and RIELS (RI Early Learning Standards).                           

*Within each unit there are four detailed subunits that strengthened the themed concepts and enhance the learning journey.                                                                                                             

*Each Pre-kindergarten classroom explores around ABCmouse.com and incorporates the use of tablets with the virtual three and four dimensional learning experience.                                       

Research reveals that students who attend high quality early education programs                  experience greater academic success and educational attainment.

Philosophy Enhancements

The Kids on the Block puppet troupe will be visiting FSP on 9/11 . at 10:00am.  Kids on the Block is a nationally recognized puppet program that provides an educational experience.  The "Kids" teach children about disabilities and a variety of other topics important to children's learning in today's world.                                                                                                                 

Hair-do Day: We invite you to join Ms. Faith from Faith's House of Style in Tiverton on Tuesday 9/25 at 9:00am for a haircut in an environment where your children are secure and comfortable.  Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids $5.00 and PrincessDo's $10.00.  Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut.  All proceeds to directly to Ms.Faith.                                                                                     

Scholastic Books is a great program to get excellent age appropriate, affordable books for your children to help them become successful lifelong readers.  Each month, Scholastic provides book flyers to FSP and we make them available to our families.  Orders can be placed online or through us.  Flyers are available at the reception desk.   

                                                       2018/2019 Tuition Rates                                               

    As of Monday, September 3rd, 2018 tuition rates will be as follows:   

                       Toddler, ages 18 months - 3 years old                         $47.00 per day                                                 Preschool                                                                    $47.00 per day                                                 Half day (8am-12noon)                                              $41.00 per day

Gentle Reminders .                                                                                                                              *Maintain un updated physical for your child's records.                                                                     

*Have a spare set of labeled, weather appropriate clothes in your child's cubby.                         

 *If food is prepared at home and sent to school in a separate microwavable container  we are       able to re-heat.  Please no glass containers.

                               

 

                                    

 

              

 

August 2018 Newsletter

Goodbye July, thanks for the memories.  Hello August!  With a new academic school year  approaching, many children will be moving to new classrooms in September.  Please fill out a Fall sign up form located at the reception desk.  Please feel free to discuss with your child's classroom teacher or Ms. Nancy if you have any thoughts or questions.

Each classroom, as well as each teacher at Future Scholars Preschool, brings a unique experience with creative opportunity for growth.  Transitions can be a little scary for both parents and children.  We are dedicated to supporting you and your child every step of the way.  Moving to a new classroom can be fun and exciting but sometimes it can come with some stress.  Our goal is to make the transitions as smooth as possible for all.

The children will continue to receive love, support and individual attention in their new classrooms.  All our rooms work closely with their neighboring room so the children build a comfort level with other teachers and caregivers.  This assists in smoother transitions.

Hair-do Day

We invite you to join Ms. Faith, from Faith's House of Style, on 8/28 at 9:00am for haircuts and styling in an environment where your child feels secure and comfortable. Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids $5.00 and Princess-Do's $10.00.  Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut. As always, all proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith.

Tuition Increase

As the 2018/2019 school year officially begins, there will be a minimal tuition increase for all classrooms.  Please see updated rates below.  This increase assists us in maintaining the highest quality and on-going philosophy enhancements that Future Scholars Preschool is proud to offer their families

September 2018 Tuition Rates

as of Monday, September 3, 2018 tuition rates will be as follows:

Toddler Full Day Program  $47.00 per day

Toddler Half Day Program(8am-12noon) $41.00 per day

Preschool Full Day Program  $47.00 per day

Preschool Half Day Program  $41.00 per day

Camp FSP Reflection

It is hard to believe that summer camp is coming to an end.  We've enjoyed the company of friends, learned new skills, explored science, music and arts and crafts.

Sensei Tim had us all bowing, kicking and practicing the very popular tiger pose and growl.  The children are looking forward to receiving their white belt.

Science Monday was filled with excitement as we created a chemical reaction to make a colorful eruption.  On a hot July day, we played in the snow! We made the snow-like substance by mixing baking soda and white hair conditioner.  Our hair stood on ends, as we explored static electricity with Ms. Nancy.

The children's creativity shined through during Arts and Crafts with Ms. Nichole.  They cut, glued, colored ans painted beautiful keepsakes.

With Ms. Karen, the children learned breathing techniques as they practiced the chair pose, downward dog and many other yoga positions.  Ms. Karen incorporated music and poses to coincide with our Global Trotters program.

During music and movement, the children were excited to learn about and take turns playing a xylophone and to take part in a weekly sing-a-long with Ms. Lynda.  Ms. Jessica had us moving, shaking and dancing to familiar songs and music from around the world.

Global Trotters

In July, we had so much fun making our travel plans, discovering ways we can travel and getting our passports ready.  We explored the sea life of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoyed Tapas for snack as we learned about Spain.  We explore the Outback and went on a "Walk About" on our visit to Australia.

The adventure continues...                                                                                                                  In August, we will be exploring the history and cultures of Portugal, Mexico, England, Italy and Ireland.  Through music, artifacts, language and natural wonders, we explore our precious world together.

Labor Day

As stated in FSP handbook, we will be closed Monday, September 3rd, and re-open Tuesday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.  We hope all our FSP families have a safe, family filled weekend as we honor the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

      From field to field, and desk to desk, your hard work is what makes our nation the best.                                                                       Happy Labor Day                                                                 www.7thought.com

 

 

 

July Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

Hello Summer!                                                                                                                   

An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease, enjoy the season safely with family and friends.  Here at Future Scholars we are embracing our summer program. The summer camp officially begins the first week of July, with our annual  “ Celebrate the USA theme”. Our summer camp is for all of our Toddlers and Preschoolers to enjoy.

Global Trotters

As global trotters, we chose our means of transportation, find our special location and update our passports as we prepare ourselves for departure!

Through in-house traveling

*We explore countries, their history and culture while also experiencing some of their well-known foods and customs.                                                                                                                        

*The countries we visit: Spain, Australia, Portugal, Mexico, England, Italy and Ireland. *We learn the many ways to travel and all that is needed to travel.

*We explore the world map through the eyes of a child.               

*Through music, artifacts, food, animals, language and natural wonders we explore our precious world together.

FSP Summer Camp

Our camp is designed for children 3-5 years of age.  It is filled with fun creative opportunities to learn, grow and explore.

Movement, self-awareness and entertaining programs available weekly from July 9th – August 3rd

Monday:  Mad Science with Ms. Nancy         

Tuesday: Arts & Crafts with Ms. Nichole

Wednesday: Karate with Sensei Tim                

Thursday: Yoga with Ms. Karen

Friday: Music & Movement with Ms. Jessica & Ms. Lynda

Toddler Summer Camp

Our toddler summer camp is for children 18 months – 3 years of age. Through a weekly theme, the toddlers will explore age appropriate concepts that foster social interaction and support independence.

Weekly themes

Celebrate the USA         

We Dig Dinosaurs     

Fitness Fun

Ahoy Matey              

Superheroes       

Imagine That        

Let’s Get Crafty

Space Camp

Hair-do Day

Ms. Faith from Faith’s House of Style in Tiverton, will be here on Tuesday, July 31st at 9:00 am for haircuts and styling in an environment where your children feel secure and comfortable.  Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids $5.00 and Princess Do’s $10.00. Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut.  As always, all proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith.

July 4th Closing

In observation of our nation’s birthday, the center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, as noted in the Handbook.  Please refer to our website for a list of holiday closings and procedures.  Thanks, appreciation and respect from all of us at Future Scholars Preschool to all who serve our country.  Have a safe and celebratory day.

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.”
-Wendell Wilkie




 

                                                                                    

 

                                                






 

                                                                                      



 

June Newsletter

Say Hello to Summer!  

June is a special time here at Future Scholars Preschool.   Most memorable is our preschool graduation, a celebration and a childhood milestone.  It is a night to honor the Pre-Kindergartners for their achievements while surrounded by family and friends.  As this exciting time approaches, we do a lot of reflecting on the time we’ve had together and the memories we’ve created.  It is an honor to watch your children as they evolve and prepare for the net step in their “Journey of Life”.

Our Graduation date is June 21st, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm.  There will be a Special Presentation from our Graduates, Hors d’oeuvres and Cake, a fun-filled night!  Bring your camera to capture special moments and to enjoy our “photo-op” room.

Happy Father’s Day – June 17th                      

Happy Father’s Day to all our very special Dads!  Every year, in the month of June, we get the opportunity to celebrate one of the most important people in our lives – our fathers.  Father’s Day is a great day to reflect on the importance of our fathers. We will be very busy creating thoughtful ways of sharing our love, respect and appreciation for all of our Dads and other special caregivers in your child’s life.  Dads, enjoy your day and know how much you are valued, loved and appreciated.

“Dad, a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.”

Camp FSP

A summer designed around fun, fitness and personal growth. It’s a time to enjoy friends, learn new skills and have adventures. Our camp is down-right fun while teacher teamwork, coordination and self-confidence.  We emerge children into some of their favorite activities and watch them shine.

  • Karate                
  • Science Exploration
  • Singing, Performing & Movement
  • Yoga                
  • Arts & Crafts                           

Global Trotters

Through in house traveling, we will be exploring countries, their history and culture while also experiencing some of their well know foods. The countries we will be visiting are Spain, Australia, Portugal, Mexico, England, Italy and Ireland.

July 4th

In observation of our nation’s birthday, the center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, as noted in the Handbook. Please refer to our website for a list of holiday closings and procedures. The children at Future Scholars Preschool will explore around the meaning and value of Independence Day.  We will read and have fun with a preamble to the Constitution of the United States. A cheerful look at the in introduction to America’s founding ideals for citizens of all ages. Together as a group we will create and build passion around some ideas of our own for a Constitution while enjoying refreshing watermelon!                                                                                          

Hairdo Day… A time TO PAMPER

We invite you to join Ms. Faith, from Faith’s House of Style in Tiverton, for haircuts or styling on Tuesday, 6/26 at 9:00am in an environment where your children feel secure and comfortable. Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids $5.00 and Princess Do’s $10.00.  Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut. As always, all proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith.

Libraries ROCK                    

Ms. Meg from the Tiverton Public Library will visit FSP on June 11th, she will talk to us about the library and the library’s summer program.  She is excited to meet everyone and will be reading us a story. FSP is continuing our participation with the Tiverton library as an outreach site for the summer reading program.  The program runs from June 25th – August 17th.                                                                                                           

Gentle Reminders    

  • With the warm weather approaching please switch out your child’s blanket to a lighter weight.
  • Please send drinks in sealed containers only: i/e juice boxes, juice pouches, milk boxes, small sealed water bottles.                                                                                             
  • If food is prepared at home and sent to school in a microwavable container we are able to re-heat.  Please no glass containers.                                                              

Alert                                           

A car’s windows act like a greenhouse, trapping sunlight.  Cars parked in direct sunlight can reach temperatures from 131-172 degrees Fahrenheit.  In warm weather, a vehicle can warm to dangerous, life threatening levels in only 10 minutes. Just a gentle reminder, children and pets should not be left unattended in your vehicle.                                                                                                                                               

Helpful Tips

  • Leave your purse or wallet near your child so you have to go to the backseat before leaving the car.                                                                                                                                        ]
  • Explore around the baby reminder app for the iPhone or iPad.   Explore around the Precious Cargo app that works with bluetooth.
  • Touch base when arriving to work with a family member, friend or co-worker as a check system.

Congratulations Graduates!

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt