News From the Office May 2010
I guess spring is here? With the changing weather, please make sure that your children are still prepared for outdoor play. Each child should have a pair of outside shoes, these can be puddle boots or tennis shoes with closed toes. Please leave a light jacket in the cubby for days when it is not so sunny. Also please note that permission slips for both sunscreen and bug repellent will be circulating this month. If you wish for either of these products to be administered, parents must sign permission slips.
Starbright will be closed on Monday, May 31st, for Memorial Day!
Spring conferences are here. We always look forward to sharing with you your child's achievements and accomplishments. Please look for the sign up sheets posted on the sign in and out clipboards. This years conferences are as follows:
Kindergarten on Thursday, April 29th & Friday, April 30th
Bearcubs on Monday, May 3rd & 1/2 day Tuesday, May 4th
Fish 1/2 day on Tuesday, May 4th & Wednesday, May 5th
Sealpups on Thursday, May 6th
May is a month where we introduce transitions whether it be children moving from class to class, longer outdoor play or even children saying good bye. We will try to make your child as comfortable as possible during these new environments. Please let us know if there are any special concerns that you are having at home. Missy Moore is planning to continue to work until she is just to uncomfortable to do so. Kya (Missy's unborn daughter) is due to arrive in this world sometime near June 9th. Once Kya arrives , Missy will be gone for the summer but plans to come back in the fall.
It is that time to register for the fall 2010 -2011 school year. Registration costs are $25.00 to hold your child's spot for the fall school year. If your plans are to leave Starbright in the fall then the re-registration cost does not apply to you.
We are soooooooooooo excited to introduce Frank Fish, Kelsey Olmstead and Wenyin Metcalf as our junior helpers. Junior helpers gives young adults (age 13+) the opportunity to learn work related skills on a volunteer basis. Frank, Kelsey and Wenyin grew up with us has toddlers and school-agers. Look at them now they are "big kids" YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome aboard.
Sunday, May 9th is Mother’s Day, happy day to all. The Starbright children would like to invite you to a Mother’s Day celebration recognizing all of those hugs that you give so freely and unconditionally. Our “tea party” will consist of homemade treats, juice and a gift for you. Please join us on Friday the 7th of May at 3:30 p.m.
Bring your cameras! Congratulations to Starbright Kindergartners and parents! The graduation commencement ceremony will be on the 14th of May at 11:30. Please join us for a light lunch, diplomas, viewing of a short class show and a whole lot of prideful smiles. (For those working parents, allow for at least an hour lunch break.) Hope to see you there.
Show some school pride by purchasing a Starbright t-shirt. We have children sized available and $15.00 payable to Starbright is all you need to take home these one of a kind shirts. If you are interested, please see the office.
The annual blood drive for Blood Bank of Alaska is Wednesday, May 12 from 10-2:30 at the Starbright gym. This is a very important event that is dear to us at Starbright for we almost lost our beloved friend Jen 2 years ago when she had complications during childbirth. If it wasn't for the 27 pints of blood she recieved from the blood bank of Alaska we wouldn't have here with us today. If your interested stop by the office and sign up to give blood.
Finally, we are so proud to announce that Starbright has recieved, for the first time ever, a bi-annual license from the MOA. In short this means that we aced our suprise visit from our MOA specialist, Dot Watts. Thank you to all our staff for a terrific job. This means a lot to us!
Thanks for all the support throughout our 2009-2010 school year,
Jen and Billie