Director blog 6-26-15

June 26, 2015

Hello Everyone,

What a great week it has been at Parkside!  Knowing that this is our last blog for a couple of weeks (because of us being closed next week for shut down), I thought that I would use this as a time to update you on events.

Graduation:  First of all, we want to thank everyone at Bangor Savings Bank (at 203 Maine Ave.) for all of their help in making our 9th annual graduation a success!  The staff at 203 was very accommodating and helpful setting up the technology needed for our ceremony.   It was a great event thanks to the staff at Bangor Savings Bank!  I also want to thank the teachers in the Olympic classroom,  Karen, Amy, and Jenny,  for working so hard to prepare for this event.

“Friends of Parkside” books:  Have you taken a look at our book?  We have them displayed in our classrooms as well as there is one on the counter in the lobby!  Our very first book is on sale now for $35.  Please stop by the office if you would like to purchase one!

Shut down week: As I mentioned above, next week Parkside will be closed for shut down week.  As you may know this is the only week of the year that we are closed, which allows our fantastic teachers to enjoy a vacation!  During the time we will be away, we have a number of projects that will be completed: all of our tile in our classrooms will be waxed, we will have a new shade canopy built in the back portion of the playground, and we will also have a load of sand delivered for our pirate ship sandbox!  We look forward to seeing everyone on July 6th!  We hope you have a great week!

CHANGE OF DATE: END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION!!  Our end of the year celebration is a way of saying “good bye” to friends that are leaving Parkside and saying “hello” to all of our new friends.  Please note that we are now planning our end of the year celebration on August 28th (with the rain date on August 27th).   We will watch the weather reports at the beginning of this week and will let you know if we need to change the date.  We will have bounce houses, games and activities, as well as cotton candy from Specialty Sweets!  All of our Pre-k families who leave Parkside before the 28th  are invited to accompany your child to the event.  Stay tuned for more information!

Sprinkler:  Hopefully the warm weather is here to stay!! We will use the sprinkler when the temperature gets hot to cool off your child.  Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby as well as water shoes to play in the sprinkler.  Parents of preschool children (kids in the Big Sur, Yosemite, and Olympic rooms) we will plan to go outside in the mornings when the weather is warm and dry enough.  Please remember to sunscreen your child before arriving at Parkside.

Upcoming Dates:

*June 29-July 3rd:  Parkside is CLOSED for shut down week.  Please note that your tuition stays the same.

*August 28th: End of the year celebration (rain date August 27th)!

Enjoy your week!

Jen V.

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