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UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FEELC TEACHER APPRECIATION - THANK YOU
From all of us here at First Environments...Thank you for your generosity, support, and for caring about the staff at FEELC! We are so very lucky to have such an amazing and wonderful community of families and all feel very appreciated. Muchas Gracias!
MOVE-UP VISITATION SCHEDULE - WEEK OF MAY 13, 2019
Just a friendly reminder that visitation week for those classrooms participating in the May 20th move up date begins next Monday, May 13, 2019. The visitation schedule is as follows:
MONDAY: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
TUESDAY: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
WEDNESDAY: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
THURSDAY: Morning Drop-Off - End of Lunch
FRIDAY: ALL DAY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS - Online Orders Due May 22nd
Flyers for the last Scholastic book order for the school year have been shared. Orders are due online by the end of the business day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Our school code is GKPCK. Please email Ms. Theresa at email@example.com with any questions.
Your orders this year have enabled us to get lots of great books for our library here at school so thank you so much!
30-DAY NOTICE FOR WITHDRAWAL REMINDER
With transitions to kindergarten occurring, here’s a friendly reminder that First Environments does require at least a 30-day notice of your child's last day at FEELC. Use the following link to access the official Withdrawal Form (PDF).
PARENT HANDBOOK REMINDERS
FOOD ALLERGIES & BIRTHDAYS: Please remember that FEELC is a PEANUT-FREE center. Due to food allergies, FEELC does NOT allow families to bring in outside food to be shared with other children.
However, the exception to this policy is for children's birthdays. Cupcakes with the appropriate peanut-free label attached, popsicles, whole fresh fruit, and yogurt may be purchased and brought in for a birthday. If you bring whole fruit, we'll get it to the kitchen and washed and sliced for you. The wonderful thing about bringing whole fruit is that currently, every child in our school can eat it, so it's a great choice.
NOTE: All labels need to be checked by an Administrative staff member for the “peanut-free” label and labels cannot say the food was made in or processed on equipment/machinery that may contain tree nuts or peanuts. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask an Administrative staff member or Ken or Sue.
CHANGE IN PARENT HOURS REQUIREMENT: After much consideration and feedback from our parent community, it has been decided by our Parent Board that FEELC will no longer have required Parent Hours. That said, it is still our hope to continue with our community spirit and have parent volunteers help out in various areas of our school. It is our belief that a program that builds a strong volunteer community helps to create unity between home and school. We will continue to post jobs on our volunteer board in the main hallway, send out help needed notices via Room Parents and Friday Updates. We understand working families are very busy and we don't want to create any extra burden through required hours, we just hope that when there is time in your schedule you will choose to help support FEELC. Thanks for all you do! -Beth
ACCESS TO TUITION RECEIPTS FOR TAX PREP
As a reminder, you are able to access your First Environments tuition receipts through our Procare system online portal. More information is available on the Procare Portal Instructions page; it provides directions on how to set up an account so that you can access your child's tuition receipts. You just have to make sure you set up your account with the email address where you usually receive your Friday updates.
AMAZON CLASSROOM WISH LISTS: Check the full list of classroom wish lists here. A wonderful way to directly support your child's classroom is to find an item on their classroom wish lists. Some classrooms are still working on creating one, but you will find that many have. Your order will be directly shipped to FEELC. Thank you for your support of our school!
** NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO NOTIFY TRUDI TUINSTRA (firstname.lastname@example.org) OF ANY PURCHASES SO THEY CAN BE DELIVERED TO THE RIGHT CLASSROOM **
FEELC Parent Board UPDATES
Slides from the January 29, 2019, parent meeting are available here.
Minutes from the July 25, 2018, parent meeting are available here.
Please note that the Board members for the 2018-2019 school year are listed below:
President: Sania W. Tong Argao
Secretary: Kristin Lichti-Kaiser
Parent Coordinator: Mercy Arana
Fundraising/Social: Bill LeFew
Policy Coordinator/Treasurer: Anna Sacks
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BOARD
The Volunteer Opportunity Board in the main hallway is periodically updated with new requests. Please stop by the kitchen to see Sue with questions or email email@example.com. Please consider helping out when you can! Here are more directions and details about the volunteer board and what to do.
REMEMBER: Feel free to check with your classroom teachers anytime for additional volunteer opportunities.
MENUS for the WEEK OF MAY 13 - 17, 2019
MONTHLY CALENDARS for MAY 2019
Some upcoming family-friendly and FREE local activities!
Last Updated 5/10/2019