Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Math & Science!
Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in Language Arts!
Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in Gym & Music!
Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in Creative Expression!
Thursday & Friday, February 21st & 22nd
You’re invited to a Pajama Party! Wear your warmest pajamas to school on Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd, to celebrate “letter Pp week”!
(Please keep the weather in mind and layer appropriately if needed. Please leave your slippers, robes, blankies, and stuffed animals at home and wear regular shoes so that we can play safely at school.)
Kinder Works is closed on Monday, February 18th, for Presidents Day. Have a great weekend, everyone, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!
Preschool/Kindergarten EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, February 7th & 8th
“Acts of Kindness”
This month’s Show & Tell is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the thoughtfulness and generosity that our Kinder Works children display each and every day! Please share an “Act of Kindness” that you witnessed your child do either at home or elsewhere by writing it inside a heart (hearts were sent home last week in your child’s mail file). Then, have/help your child cut-out, color, paint, and/or decorate the heart to make it “uniquely his/her own.”
We look forward to celebrating these “Acts of Kindness” during Show & Tell this month!
Our February Theme:
HEALTHY HEARTS: In Our Relationships & In Our Bodies
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS this month! Help us catch Random Acts of Kindness with this month’s Show & Tell (February 7th & 8th); check your child’s mail file for a special heart to display! All month long, we’ll celebrate acts of kindness, big & small, that warm our hearts.
Lily Hardy Hammond wrote, “You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.” The first half of this month is dedicated to “paying it forward” to everyone around us. We can do this with hearts & flowers, loving-kindness & thoughtfulness, and simply with hugs. This is a wonderful way to learn about ourselves and our relationships, an important EQ lesson. And of course, we will give a nod to Valentines’ Celebrations (February 13th & 14th) with days dedicated to loving and kindness in our relationships.
For the second half of the month, we will give the gift that keeps on giving to ourselves! We will learn how to take care of our HEALTHY HEARTS. We will explore health and fitness, body awareness and parts of the body. Exercise, plenty of rest and a good night’s sleep, a good diet, dental care, and fresh air are some of the ingredients we need for a healthy heart. A healthy heart keeps us going and growing!
Our February calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Foul Weather Procedures
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.
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!