January 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, January 24th & 25th
“My Special Bedtime Routine…”

       This month we travel to the cold, uniquely beautiful, northernmost regions of the Earth.  Simple concepts like “nighttime” and “daytime” challenge our senses and our daily routines.  For instance, in Barrow, Alaska, the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon during December and January, so it’s dark all the time except for a couple of hours every afternoon.  Children adapt to playing outside and going to bed in the moonlight!

     Engage in a discussion with your child about his/her special bedtime routine, then send your child to school ready to talk about it with his/her classmates.  It could be a favorite song, storybook, bath toy, small pillow or blanket, night light, even a toothbrush!

     Please note that your child’s Show & Tell must be able to fit into a small, plastic grocery bag and must be labeled with his/her name.

 

Fiscal Announcement: 2018 Receipts

Receipts From our Fiscal Department

       Kinder Works is happy to email or mail tuition payment receipts upon request. If you would like a receipt for 2018 year-end taxes, dependent care, or any other purpose, please email us at kinderworks@kinderworks.net. Be sure to include your child’s name and with which Kinder Works you are affiliated.

       Please be advised that requests could take up to 2 weeks to process; our year-end figures are completed by mid-February. Your school’s EIN number is given in your Parent Handbook and on all receipts.

       Please note that our school Directors do not have access to your fiscal information, and all such inquiries and requests should go directly to our Fiscal Office. Thank you!

Winter Weather Procedures

Foul Weather Procedures

dji_udc_snowmanbdr_c      Kinder Works usually follows Spring-Ford Area School District closings, which are announced on major radio and news stations.  (The closing number for Spring-Ford is 308.)  Delays and closings will be emailed and mass-texted.

       For a 1 hour delay, Kinder Works will open at 8:00 AM.  For a 2 hour delay, Kinder Works will open at 9:00 AM.  Should the school need to close in the middle of the day, Kinder Works will send an email and mass text message to our families. If there is an emergency that requires us to move the children from the school, we will include the alternate pick-up location.

      If Kinder Works is going to deviate from the above procedure, you will receive an email, mass text, and/or phone call specifying our actions.

Mittens A Note About Outside Play

       We go outside to play, even in the Winter!  We stay healthy by getting natural sunlight through our eyes and a little on our faces, not to mention the benefits of breathing fresh air.  Please be sure that your children come to Kinder Works dressed for the weather, wearing hats, gloves, etc.  Also, please clearly label all coats, hats, mittens, and extra clothes with your child’s name.  Of course, if it is too cold, we stay indoors for musical and physical fun.  Thank you!

 

January 2019 Theme & Calendar

Our January Theme:
Lands of Ice & Fire: Iceland, Northern Canada, Alaska, and Antarctica

    Amazing geography and climate, with active volcanoes, geysers, lagoons, glaciers, waterfalls, ice caves…

     Northern lights, midnight sun and winter white, as well as the Harpa Concert Hall and Reykjavik’s street art will inspire our visual arts…

     Cultural folklore and wild animal tales of puffins, fox, polar bear, reindeer, and whale will enter story-telling… while the Runic alphabet and Icelandic language will intrigue our imaginations…

     Games Nordic people play will help us exercise while it is cold outside, and music will transport us to their hearts…

     This month will be fascinating in each of our curriculum areas!

     Our January calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

December 2018 Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears!

December 2018 Preschool/Kindergarten Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Language Arts!


Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in 
Math & Science!


Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in 
Creative Expression!


Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in 
Gym & Music!

Winter Holiday 2018

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Winter Holiday

     Kinder Works will be CLOSED for the Winter Holiday from December 24th through January 1st.  We return to school on Wednesday, January 2nd.

We wish you all a warm & wonderful holiday and a happy, healthy New Year!

 

December 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our December Theme:
The Polar Express

    All aboard!  The Polar Express is stopping at the Kinder Works Station this year!  It’s going to take us around the world, to see how the Winter Holidays are celebrated in other countries!

     First stop: Germany, where we find many traditions such as advent wreaths, advent calendars, letters to Weihnachtsmann (Santa), hiding the Christmas Tree, Springerle molds, etc.  And then there’s St. Nicholas Day with shoes left at doors and filled with straw for horses!  St. Nicholas checks to see if children have behaved well, then fills the shoes with treats…

     Onwards we go to: England, where we find the first Christmas cards, the tradition of caroling, hanging stockings by the chimney, the use of holly and mistletoe, Christmas crackers and pudding…

     …Back on the train for home: U.S.A.!  We will learn about Hanukkah, have fun with the elf on the shelf, candy canes, Christmas trees, and more.  Our own Kinder Works classmates can introduce us to multi-cultural traditions as they tell how they celebrate the Holidays at home.

     Kinder Works celebrates with two annual traditions at this time of year: The Giving Tree, and Santa visits!

     Our December calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar

Santa Sighting 2018

kw-santa-bearSanta Sighting
Tuesday, December 11th

       Skip the lines at the Mall; the REAL Santa Claus is coming to Kinder Works!  Santa will arrive at 4:00PM on Tuesday, December 11th to visit all of our good little girls and boys.

       Your family is invited to stop in for a visit during your regular pick-up time, between 4:00-6:00PM.  For AM and Mon-Wed-Friday families, please stop in to visit Santa between 5:00 and 6:00.

       All children are welcome to visit with Santa while his “little elves” photograph this precious childhood memory.  Pictures will be framed and given to you the following week, so no need to wait for printing!  Families can also enjoy a light snack buffet, decorate a cookie, and take home a special gift!

 

The Giving Tree 2018

The “Giving Tree”
November 26th – December 14th

       The “Giving Tree” is a beautiful holiday tradition that we celebrate at Kinder Works.  Each year we decorate a tree with paper ornaments; each ornament bears the name and age of a local child in need.  Your child can choose one of these ornaments and become a “Secret Santa” for that child.

       Visit our “Giving Tree” in the Atrium to choose an ornament with your child.  Please return your gift in a gift bag, with the ornament as its tag, by placing it under the tree on or before December 14th.

       Watching your child thoughtfully pick out a gift for a child in need will warm your heart!