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UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE: Hello parents of future kindergarteners! If you have not had the opportunity to share your child's kindergarten schedule (year-round school versus traditional calendar school), please email Heather Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience. We would like to get an idea of numbers for K Camp. Also, as a reminder, First Environments does require at least a 30 day notice of your child's last day, and you can find our withdrawal form on the website here.
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 April 15-19, 2019
MONTHLY CALENDARS for April 2019
Some upcoming family-friendly and FREE local activities!
SATURDAY, 4/20: The Children's Festival of Cary @ Bond Park, 11am-5pm
SUNDAY, 4/21: FAMILY CONCERT No. 3 – DJEMBE FIRE @ Duke Gardens, 2-3pm
SATURDAY, 4/27: Letterland day @ Pullen Park, 10am-4pm
SATURDAY, 5/11: Ritmo Latino Festival in Downtown Cary, 12-6pm
SUNDAY, 5/12: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Mother's day hike, Hillsborough, 2-4pm
FRIDAY, 5/17 - SUNDAY, 5/19: Got To Be NC Festival, NC State Fairgrounds
Last Updated 4/17/2019