Announcements

October

2020

November

2020

Week of Oct. 19th- First week of school! Please know we start at 7:30am- 5:30pm. Last drop offs are asked to be by 10am. We will be helping children transition into our program, following health & safety guidelines, and learning how to re-socialize & make new friends. You are more than welcome to do late drop offs & early pick-ups for the first weeks to transition your child in, just please let us know what time it will be. Communication will also be taking place in Brightwheel. For Covid safety, parents are still asked to do drop off's outside of the back door. Please note, if you are parking in the parking garage, there is an exit door to take you directly up the stairs as mentioned on your tour. The code to this door is: 1010. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS CODE WITH ANYONE FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, STAFF AND BUILDING. 

Week of Oct. 26th- We will be doing Halloween crafts and activities during this week. If your child has a costume, we will be dressing up on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Please have them show up in their costume. If you would like to have your child pass out any treats or goodies, we will have bags for the children to do so. Please no homemade items and keep all foods nut free. 

Pumpkin Bites: Canned pumpkin, oats, chocolate chips, and agave. Mix and bake for 10 mins @ 350 degrees.

Important Dates: 

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

Nov. 11- Veteran's Day Holiday 

Nov. 25th- Half Day! (7:30am-12pm) 

Nov. 26th- Thanksgiving

This month we are continuing to focus on our table manners and hand-washing skills. We encourage families to help implement the same healthy habits at home. As mentioned we use quick 1-2 phrase words to have the children understand directly what we are asking for, without the message being lost. 

"Table Manners" 

This entails the child to tell us they are all done with their food, clean up around them, tuck their chairs in, and if needed throw away items in the trash. We help by guiding and taking the child and directing them towards what we are asking so they can see the process. 

"Wash Hands"

Children use a step stool and turn on the water, they pump one pump of hand soap and rub hands for 10 seconds. They then flip hands and wash each backhand for 5 seconds. We end with a squish and wash our hands under the running water, and dry. 

Other Information: 

As flu season is approaching soon, please continue to encourage to keep hands out of their mouths, washing hands frequently, and cutting nails. If you are looking to help build your child's immune system, we recommend adding additional Vitamin C to their diet (powder form can be mixed in with drinks) and/or Elderberry (gummies can be found as well). These are great and natural ways to help boost the immune system. These are not required, but optional. 

December

2020

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

December 23rd- Half Day! (7:30am-12pm) 

December 24th- CHRISTMAS EVE 

December 25th- CHRISTMAS DAY

December 31st- Half Day! (7:30am-12pm)

Welcome Romy! Before we head into 2021, we will be conducting ASQ's on each child. These are developmental milestones for your child, to give families a bit of guidance during each age group, what your child should be able to perform all around. There is a separate tab for these forms, please find the appropriate age for your child, print, fill out and return to me by the end of the month. I will also be giving my own assessment on your child, as we track development and growth for our students progress in our program and want to ensure we are working together to meet the needs of each child individually. 

January

2021

As we prepare for the New Year, I want to mention that we are heading into flu season amongst, the current pandemic of COVID-19. We ask that all families are doing their parts to continue practicing social distancing, wearing masks, cleaning/sanitizing, and helping children practice daily healthy habits, including washing hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. The healthier our families and children are and remain, the better for our school community. If for any reason a child is showing symptoms of an illness, please make sure to keep them home. 

Vitamin C and Elderberry are great additions to add to your child's diet to keep their immune systems healthy. 

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

January 1, 2021- NEW YEARS DAY

January 18th- MLK Day 

January 22nd- Teacher/Staff Training (No school) 

February

2021

Announcements: We welcomed our newest student Baby James! This month we are acknowledging Black History Month, Lunar New Years, Valentines, and Presidents Day. If you would like to bring in anything for Valentines Day, please do so Friday, and note this is optional. I will then have the students pass out their items during circle time. Within our program, we have added activities to represent each day. The newest activities to routine are Yoga and Sign Language. So far students have learned these poses in yoga, and we will continue to review them: 

Armadillo

Butterfly

Crocodile

Downward Dog

Elephant

Fox

Grasshopper

Hippo

Iguana 

Jellyfish 

Sign Language includes: 

Kiss, I love you, Baby, Mommy, Daddy, Milk, Drink, Cereal, Eat, All done, More, Please, Ball, Friends, Play, Help 

We have been working on the alphabet and are now on the Letter O. We ask that you keep doing the amazing job by reading and reviewing letters, numbers, shapes and colors with your child at home, so we can continue to keep making the great progress we have been since October. 

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

February 15th, 2021 - President's Day 

THANK YOU FOR THE VALENTINES "LOVE DAY" GIFTS. THE KIDS HAD A LOT OF FUN PASSING IT OUT AND TAKING TURNS. 

Mehr- Snap on Wristbands

James- Goodie Bags 

Romy- Unicorn Ears & Blue heart for James

Kashe- Watercolors 

Annabelle- Valentine Books 

March

2021

Announcements: We welcomed our newest student Kit! In mid-March, we will welcome our next newest classmate, Nava! This month we are acknowledging Women's History Month. Within our program, we have added activities to represent each day. The newest activities to routine this month is Spanish! We currently are working on our colors in Spanish, new yoga poses and more sign language signs. 

Our newest yoga poses: 

Koala 

Lion

Moon

Nest

Owl

Pig

Rainbow 

Sign Language includes: 

Please, Thank you, Sorry, Blanket, Sleep, Story, Juice, Banana, Shoes, Socks, Coat, Stop, Go, Wait, Again, Apple, Pear, Peach, Yes, No, Tree, Hot, Cold, My Name is... 

Spanish Lessons: 

Colors song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpLQSdu4V94

Cat - el gato

Dog - el perro

What is your name - Como te llamas

My name is - Me llamo... 

Very good (thumbs up) - Muy Bien 

No good (thumbs down)- No Bien

Hi- Hola 

Bye- Adios 

We have been working on the alphabet and are now on the Letter Q. We ask that you keep doing the amazing job by reading and reviewing letters, numbers, shapes and colors with your child at home, so we can continue to keep making the great progress we have been since October. 

Important Dates:

March 14th- Daylight Savings (Our clocks move forward an hour!) 

April

2021

This month we welcome our newest classmates Euler & Elisa and at the end of the month we welcome Baby Jones! As we begin heading into Spring, the weather will be warmer, so please make sure students are dressed for the heat and always have spare clothes, as water activities and messy play are their current favorite. As our TMS family continues to grow, I will connect all parents via email so you are able to get better acquainted. Please remember if your child is showing any signs of illness, to keep them home. They must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school, and this includes no Tylenol given in the morning of attendance. This is for the safety for our entire group, including parents and teachers. Elderberry and Vitamin C are great options to help support the immune system!

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

April 2- April 5th 2021 MINI SPRING BREAK​ (Good Friday & Easter) 

Spanish Lessons:

Turtle- La tortuga

Egg- Huevo 

Here- Aqui 

Sit down-Sientate

 

Circle Time Addition: 

Finger Family- (working on finger dexterity)

Mixing Color Song (Practicing color mixing, included in science lessons as well) 

 

Sign Language: 

What is your name?

Nice to meet you...

Alike 

Different 

May
2021

This month we welcome our newest classmates Elyana & Baby William. Please remember if your child is showing any signs of illness, to keep them home. They must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school, and this includes no Tylenol given in the morning of attendance. This is for the safety for our entire group, including parents and teachers. Elderberry and Vitamin C are great options to help support the immune system! Next month we are looking to start adding of-site play, which includes South Pasadena Library and Orange Grove Park. We will also begin taking nature rides dependent on weather. All children that attend this will be in wagons with 5 seat harness seat belts with a 1:4 ratio. Infants and young toddlers may stay behind in the classroom with another teacher, this too will be a 1:4 ratio. 

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL on the following days this month. Please make sure alternative care is in place for your child, if needed. 

May 20th- Minimum Day! (7:30am-12pm) 

May 31st- No School (Memorial Day Observance)

Spanish Lessons:

Milk 

Baby 

Horse 

Yellow

Red

Book

Lemon

Tiger

 

Circle Time Addition: 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 

 

Sign Language: 

Reviewing all previous terms as refresher course. 

June
2021

Announcements: We are finally a full group of 12! Hooray! We are so excited to have everyone on board and learning more about each other as children become more social and continue growing with us! KTLA had an amazing time and I will be sending out information on the airing as soon as they get back to me. Thank you all again, the kids were great and enjoyed the anchors/staff. Please note, we have a full moth of June for school sessions, before heading into next month. Please see below for our SUMMER BREAK SCHEDULE, to plan alternative childcare, before returning to school for our 2021/2022 school year in August. 

Spanish Lessons: 

Jacket 
Pear 

We have been working on the alphabet and are now on the Letter X,Y,Z. & once we finish we will start adding more activities during our morning group and activity time to help children learn these letters, if they have no already, alongside numbers. I hope you have seen a steady growth and learning curve in your child since attending, as all our staff has seen something in each child! 

Important Dates: (next month) 

JULY 19-30th SUMMER VACATION 

July
2021

Announcements: We have a small month but so much excitement ahead of us! The kids have been enjoying our trips to the park, and its amazing to be able to see so many things, trees, flowers, birds, trains, etc and talk to the kids about them. They are more happy to be in the wagon that the actual park! Please remember we have our Summer Break at the end of this month for the last two weeks, and will begin our 2021-2022 school year at the top of August! 

Toys & Book Donations! 

Some families have already, but wanted to put the message out there if anyone has additional toys, books or are looking to give away, we would be more than happy to take some in! 

Future Talk

With much of the media and community with their eyes and interest in our program, I first and foremost want to say thank you for your patience, support and most of all your appreciation for our program! This is all new to us as well, but its been an amazing experience. With that said, just so all families are aware, we have decided to expand. We are looking at the location of Pasadena, which would be about 10 mins from where we are located now. Please note, nothing is yet set in stone, and I will keep you posted with any details, but if all plans move accordingly, we are looking to open within the next 6-12 mos. Again, it is in the very early stages, but all students at TMS would get grandfathered in and would have sibling priority, also dependent on due dates for expecting families. If you have any family and friends that will be seeking childcare, please let them know to obtain a waitlist spot now via our website as waitlist applicants will get priority touring and then any remaining slots would be given to public. More details to come as I know more!

Spanish Lessons: 

Pizza

Fork 

Watermelon 

Elephant 

Door

This month we finished the letter Z and their phonic sounds, as we end close to summer we will review and make sure students have most letters and sounds down, and encourage practicing at home! 

Important Dates: 

JULY 5TH- INDEPENDENCE DAY OBSERVED

JULY 19-30th SUMMER VACATION!