August 24, 2018

Hello Parkside Families!

This week I have found myself soaking up as much time as possible with the kids!  There are certain times of the year when I feel all of sudden time has passed by in a blink of an eye!  There is a bit of sadness that washes over me to think of all of the fond memories and relationships we have built over the years with the families who are transitioning out of our program.  If I haven’t said it before, let me say that I feel incredibly lucky to have the job that I have!

End of the Year Event:  Whew!  What a day!  We bounced, laughed, played hard and had a yummy treat…what a great day!  Thank you to a all of our teachers who worked hard putting together their creative activities: we had a dino dig, horse races (using inflatable noodles), a photo booth, glitter bowling and sidewalk chalk!  I hope you hear some awesome stories from your child’s day, also take a look at some of our pictures on our Facebook page!

Transition update:  Between next week and the week of September 4th (when we return from the long weekend) we will complete the rest of the summer transitions to begin our fall program year.  If you receive a transition notice for the week of September 4th, please know that we will follow the transition schedule, but if your child is successful in their new classroom we will leave them.  We will keep you updated if the transition schedule needs to be modified depending on how your child transitions into their new room.  If you have any questions please feel free to stop by the office or talk with your child’s teacher.

Friday, August 31st: Parkside is CLOSED for teacher training!  I am looking forward to spending the day with our fantastic team.  As you can imagine, our days here at Parkside are busy and we don’t get the opportunity to train together very often.  Our day will consist of a communication training, Conscious Discipline training and Creative Curriculum training.  We have a busy, informative and fun-packed day!  We appreciate your support and understanding of how valuable this day is to us and our program!

September is a busy month for us at Parkside; we have events happening every week!  I thought I would outline those for you, but know there will be more details coming in September.  I also want to take a moment to remind you our program’s calendar for 2018 can be found on our website.

  • September 13th: Curriculum night 5:30-6:30; please come and visit your child’s classroom to discuss the curriculum and routines 
  • September 14th: Olympic room visits Treworgy Apple Orchards!  Parents, you are welcome to join us!  We will leave here at 8:45 and return around 11:00.
  • September 21st: Parkside Color Run
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: September 25, 26th: Pictures with Emily McIntosh

Have a great weekend!

Jen V.

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