Category: Skye’s Newsletters

Skye’s May 2012 Newsletter

This year is coming to a close, and once again I am amazed by the growth I’ve seen in your children. Thank you for letting us be a part of their preschool and kindergarten years. It’s the most fun job in the world! Thanks, too, for all your support with the parade and your child’s class parties and trips.

The fund raiser was successful. We purchased art supplies and sand toys. Thanks for your support.

In February you indicated your plans for fall and your bill will show any balance due on the deposit (ó deposit was required with your enrollment in February with the balance due this month.) If your plans have changed, now is the time to let us know (please send it in writing so we may attach it to your enrollment form). After Friday, May 4th your deposit is no longer refundable. We are very excited about next year, and hope you are too!

Book orders were due Wednesday, May 2nd and should be in before the end of school.

This month includes two weeks of big parties (Mother’s Day Teas and End of School Picnics), and I’d like to remind everyone to be thoughtful of our neighbors when parking at Gingerbread. The back field is available, as is the parking lot, and actually these places ensure that you don’t get blocked in–always a good thing! Please use the northwest or northeast corners (where there is no curb) to enter onto the field (as always, watch for Alameda traffic). DO NOT cross the neighbor’s yard to the south. These property owners have sued Gingerbread for being a nuisance in the neighborhood. We have a good relationship with the current renters and want to keep it that way. Thanks.

Mother’s Day Tea Parties are May 4-11. If you aren’t sure of your child’s tea party date, be sure to check with the teacher. These are very important and you won’t want to miss it–or even be late. This is a recital so bring your camera or video recorder. So sorry but we don’t have facilities for siblings.

Gingerbread End of School picnics will be Monday/Tuesday evening May 14 & 15 from 5:30-7:30 here at Gingerbread. School will provide hot dogs, chips and drinks, and we ask each family to bring a large salad or large dessert to share. There’s always lots of great food and it’s a nice way to end the school year. Remember to bring plates, forks, napkins and glasses for your own family. Please return the form at the bottom of this newsletter letting me know if you plan to attend so I can purchase enough food. See your class newsletter for which day your child’s class will be coming. If you have a conflict with the day, however, please be sure to come the other. Just make a notation on your sign up slip. If its pouring down rain, please call 321-0087 and I will leave a message at 5 pm with alternate plans.

Please stop by and check out our lost and found bins. We’ve accumulated quite a bit and will donate all of it after the end of school picnics. Thanks.

Please be sure to sun screen your child as the days get hotter and the sun gets closer to us. If you send a hat we’ll see that your child wears it. Feel free to send sun screen for your child’s longer day (put your name on it, please).

Gingerbread continues to sponsor the Summer Breeze concert series held from May into September. These are free family concerts at either Lion’s park or Andrew’s park and are held every other Sunday from 7:30-9 pm. This is great family fun with no vendors and a great atmosphere. I hope to see you there!

Our last day of school is Wednesday, May 23rd. Our Summer Fun sessions begin Monday, June 4th or Monday, July 2nd.

I think that’s all for now. I know I keep saying it, but I am so full of gratitude that I’ve had a chance to get to know you and your children.

Love, Skye


Skye’s April 2012 Newsletter

Spring is definitely here and what a fabulous time to be working with your children. I hope you can see the growth that has occurred over the past months—your children are so grown up! Thanks for all your great help, as usual.

Book orders are due Wed., April 4th. Thanks for your participation with this.

The Giant class is needing the plastic pots (3 or 4″) that bedding plants come in so we can start seeds for our garden and to take home as well.

Our Spring Photos (individual only) are scheduled for April 16th (Scotties & Kindies), April 17th (TTH Elves & Giants) and April 18th (MWF Elves & Giants) and we’ll have a Spring theme with baby bunnies. We’ll put a reminder on the chalkboard closer to the time.

Photo orders (when these come in) are due Thursday, May 3rd. Your proofs are not color corrected, but the portraits will be beautiful when you get them, so keep that in mind when you decide whether or not to order.

Thanks for your help with the spring fund raiser. Delivery will be Wed., April 4th, so be sure to put an ice chest in your car and pick this up after 11 am. We have virtually no extra freezer space so all cookie dough must be picked up this day. If you can help unload please call the office and let Kathy know. It’s delivered hopefully around 8:30 and takes about 30 min. to unload. Thanks!

Our last parent meeting will be Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm on “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen”. This meeting will give you ideas on how to use language to have more fun as a parent! Please fill out the slip below if you plan on coming and if you need childcare.

All the Gingerbread classes will be going on pioneer hay rides to the park April 18th through April 25th. Please check your class newsletter for your child’s date.

Saturday, April 21st, Gingerbread will participate in the Norman 89er Day Parade. This is a fun experience for the children (to get to ride on a float and wave to friends and relatives and throw candy!) so I hope you can make plans to join us. Please return the permission slip so we’ll know how many to anticipate. Bring candy! Friday (4/20) @ 5 pm we’ll decorate the trailer – so come and help if you can – children are welcome. The parade begins at 10:00 AM, but the float will need to be in place in Norman High School’s east parking lot by 9:00. This is way too long for the kids to wait, so try to be there by 9:45 at the latest, leaving plenty of time for the traffic jam that always occurs that morning! Dress your child in any Western wear you may have and Gingerbread shirts are always fun. We will follow the parade route east on Main Street and then pull the trailer to Gingerbread. If you are not riding on the float with us (limited space for parents of criers), please pick your child up at Gingerbread right after the parade ends. In case of rain, please check the Gingerbread answering machine and I’ll leave a message if we have to cancel. If you will add your phone number to the permission slip, I’ll try to call everyone as well. Thanks.

Thanks to all who enrolled in our Summer Fun programs. At this time there are still openings in the sessions, so feel free to ask any teacher for a form.

We’ve been receiving a lot of visitors this past couple of months, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you who recommended us to friends and family. Your kind words are priceless when it comes to enrolling other great families.

I think that’s all the news for now. If I think of anything else I’ll let you know with a note. Have a great spring!

Love, Teacher Skye



Skye’s February 2012 Newsletter

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