February 2017 News

Dear Amazing Grace Families,

New Teacher! On Monday we will welcome Marie Brown to our Dragonfly class as lead teacher with Miss Ulli and Miss Joy. Marie comes to us from a wealth of experience working with young children, including running her own daycare in her home and more recently working in the childcare center at Lincoln Labs. Once she has settled in at school we will arrange a way for you to get to know her better.

Dental Visit: Next Friday, February 10, Denise Chow and associates will come to our school to talk about dental health. Denise is mom to Grasshopper Jacob Diune. Parents of non-Friday children are welcome to bring their children and stay for the half hour presentation which will begin at 10:20 in our Bike room. Thank you Denise!

Illness and School: One case of norovirus has been reported in our Dragonfly room, and many of us have been suffering from one illness or another. Please be sure to keep your child home if you think they may be ill or coming down with something. At school we are taking all precautions, and working on hand washing. Here’s how you can help:

  • When you arrive at school with your child, either take him/her to the bathroom and use the bathroom and wash hands
  • Have your child use the purell which we have placed on the high cubbies in the hallway before school each day.

When washing hands you can sing this song with your children (To the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat),:

Wash wash wash your hands, wash them till they’re clean
Wash the palms and wash the backs, wash them in between! (make sure they wash between their fingers!)

If you sing it twice before rinsing your hands will be cleaner.

Snow Clothes: Even if it seems warm out, please be sure to send in boots and snow clothes every day with your child (including a hat and mittens) because the weather is changeable and our playground is muddy! We will tell you when to stop sending in those bulky things! Thank you!

Tuition Box: Our new wooden collection box is outside the office door.

Thanks for entrusting your amazing children to us!

Ellie and the team at Amazing Grace Preschool.