1 Knight Out with Wednesday Update April 11, 2018 April is-once Upon a Dream HAPPY Month of the YOUNG CHILD Early Years are Learning Years We celebrate our Children SPRING FLING Grandparent s Day, Music w/ Mr. Pete, Family Volunteers, Mommy & Me, Moon Bounce, Earth Day Plantings, Mystery Readers, United Way Visiting Reading Program, CB Students, Book it-readers, Parent/Teacher conferences, DOH programs, Special guest readers-pat Miiller- PKC, ECE Advocacy and SO MUCH MORE! Pre K EVENT 4/26 Championing Your Child Meadow, Treehouse & Safari Starting promptly 6:30-7:15 In Rainbow Classroom *Please drop your children off at the Barn PLEASE RSVP KNIGHT OUT With MOM! Thursday NIGHT! 4/26/18 BeeHive up to Pre-K ers In your Child s KINGDOM Invitations were sent! ALL participants welcome to wear Costumes. April update Conferences being held NOW! Transition activities beginning -April- Month of the Young Child, Parent Volunteer Month PARENT &TEACHER Conference Month Happy Birthday-Miss Sam, 7th-Forest April 2- EL CC and PKC Open, PS Closed April 2-3-PS Closed-Parent/Teacher Conferences April 13 to be RESCHEDULED Happy Birthday Mrs. P-15th April Week of the Young Child, EL Spring Fling April 20-Grandparents Day-Music Enrichment-Mr. Pete :) Happy Birthday Miss Allison-Meadow -26th April 26-Knight Out with Mom April 26-PreK Parent Program FAMILY FUN FAIR 2018 BASKET RAFFLE STARS and Garden Bath and Bubbles Basket Rainbow Playdough Baskets BeeHive Paw Patrol Basket Forest Family Game and PJ Masks Aquarium Trolls Baskets and TEENAGE MU- TANT NINJA TURTLES Meadow Peppa Pig and Princess Baskets TreeHouse-Kids Crafts and Star Wars Baskets Safari-Science Discovery Baskets and Marvels-Hero Kidopalis AK Beach and 0utdoor Sports Baskets Kidopalis AS-Emoji s Basket Spring Cleaning?? Re-gifting WELCOME!!! Think of EL! Thank you for joining us at our March Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!! We raised $102.00! 24th Annual Family FUN Fair Update 24th Annual Family Fun Fair May 17th- WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please see suggestion lists this year on SIGN-UP GENIUS! They have been sent to each area. Please scroll until you see your classroom Lists. We hope you find this more convenient!! Baskets are ready for collecting in each classroom! Thank you for signing up!! We would love anything you wish to donate for any of the baskets or for our POT LUCK baskets! Spring cleaning? Re-gifting? We accept gently loved stuffed animals, books, Happy Meal toys, toys... to add to our PRIZE table selections Questions? Call, , or Mrs.P. IMPORTANT GREEN FORMS- Our Green medical forms are NOT just for giving medications. ANY over the counter ointments, lip balms, creams, sun block-we must have a signature by the DR. for permission to apply. Forms will be sent home-if you have not used already. TY We are hoping for all donated items to be in by April 27th. Thank you! Many, many, thanks again! Only 37 more days FAMILY FUN FAIR EL Proud-Teacher Recognition WE THANK YOU!!! 29 YEARS Mrs. P 25 Years Jan Smith, Aquarium, 22 Years Susan Goodwin, Stars 15 Years Karen Super, Stars 12Years Pam Chrzanowski, Meadow, Barn Supervisor Sylvia Johnson, Treehouse Martha Patrick, PS/Twods 11 Years Tammy Mondschein, Barn 8 Years Emily Barras, Kidopalis AK Trish Lyons Delanthy-Safari 6 years. Sam Schwartz, Forest GRANDPARENT S DAY STARS-PRE K Friday, April 20th We look forward to seeing you! Have you RSVP D? *5 Years Kristin Puchalski, Rainbow 4Year Lisa Goetter-Office 3 Year Kevin Adamsky, AS 2 Years Kathy Walther-STARS Jenna Jamison-Twoddlers Tina Gaunya-School Age 1 Year Nichole Ernst-Bee Hive Samantha Trindle-Aquarium Jennifer Kunigus- Assistant Director Kimberly Lorditch Beehive Meg Kelly Forest We also would like to extend thank you s to our newest Elbow Lane Employees Allison Cottone Corrine Decker Kayla Hughes Page 1 of 5
2 Elbow Lane School 24th Annual Family Fun Fair May 17, PM A Special Night with Our Families *Games* Moon Bounce* Entertainment* Food* *Basket Drawing Raffle & MORE* *Classic Cars/Trucks* Prizes* *Guest Entertainers/ Petting Zoo* Elbow Lane KIDopalis AS and AK PLAYERS (6:30 on the courts) Parent GAME sign up coming soon! Health Alert PLEASE alert MRS. P. when your child is out with any illness - especially contagious. Thank you. Upcoming transitional activities at Elbow Lane include: EL Bus rides, AK Q & A Classroom visitations, Classroom Visitors, Kindergarten Here I Come share bags And more... Pre-Sale Tickets Will be Available Soon Calling All Cars/ trucks~ Classic ~Sporty ~Antique ~Cool trucks~ For our 24th Annual Family Fun Fair for your viewing pleasure. Interested? Please call Mrs. P at or Outdoor Footwear WHEN the weather begins to warm.. Sandals are cute, but dangerous. All Children need closed toe shoes for climbing, running, and all playground activities to keep feet safe. NO Crocs please! Please check outdoor clothing. Layers work best :) Thank you! Did you SUNSCREEN your child today?? Please remember to apply at home before school begins. We go out daily and want to make sure our children are protected. A hat, and light colored, light weight clothing helps protect your child along with the sunscreen. Please send in labeled sunscreen if you wish us to reapply throughout the day. Med form in? Early Years are Learning Years We hope to see many of you and yours these next few weeks as part of our Celebrate Children weeks. We will be enjoying many classroom activities including YOU, our parents and extended family volunteers. Haven t signed up yet? Call your child s teacher it s never too late to come in to read a story, help plant flowers, play, do crafts, or whatever We d love to see you! Give us a call :) Enjoy! OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARDS one more chance! No time like NOW to recognize and nominate your favorite Teacher for the Bucks County Chapter of PENNAEYC Recognition Conference!!! Please see information following in this newsletter! Elbow Lane IS a PRE K COUNTS School! We hope to have 8 1/2 day slots available for a PRE K age child for this fall. ( Must be entering Kindergarten fall of 19) Please Contact Mrs. P for questions and applications for eligibility. We hope to serve some of our E L families!! Bucks County hopes to receive PRE-K COUNTS grants/ scholarships from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The scholarships allow families with children (ages three and four years old) to apply for entry in a high quality, half-day or full-day pre-school program at no cost to the family. The belief is that early education will make children more ready to learn when they enter kindergarten. We are currently accepting applications for our 1/2 daypre-school program for the school year. Residents of Bucks County must meet financial guidelines for this five days-a-week 1/2 day pre-school program. A family of four may earn up to $66,000 a year and still qualify. In addition, families who have English as a Second Language, CCIS and/or have other risk factors will be given preference. Families can request an application or ask questions by contacting the representatives listed below. You are encouraged to share this information with other eligible families whose children may benefit from a high quality early learning experience to enhance future success. Lisa Puchalski, Director (Mrs. P.) Candi Guerra Pre-K Counts United Way of Bucks County 413 Hood Boulevard Fairless Hills, PA x 115
3 When You Thought I Wasn t Looking Author Unknown When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be special in life. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick. I learned that we have to take care of each other. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who have nothing. I learned that those who have something should give to those who don t. When you thought I wasn t looking, I felt you kiss me good night, and I felt loved and safe. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you handle your responsibilities, even when you didn t feel good. I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw tears come to your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it s all right to cry. When you thought I wasn t looking, I learned from you most of life s lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. Thanks for all I learned when you thought I wasn t looking.
4 LAST CALL! Nominate a teacher today!! DUE BY MAY 1st! Thank you! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE OUTSTANDING Elbow Lane EDUCATOR Here is a special idea to celebrate the Month of the Young Child! Parents, Family members, and colleagues can nominate a Bucks County early childhood educator for recognition. The Bucks County Outstanding Educator Award is a recognition program for educators and directors working in Early Childhood Programs. Seven Early Childhood Pofessionals will be honored by the Bucks County Chapter of PennAEYC but all nominees will be recognized. Share the attached nomination form during the MOYC and encourage nominations throughout April Additional forms are available from Mrs. P. OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARDS The Bucks County Outstanding Educator Award is a recognition program for educators and directors working in Early Childhood Programs. Through a formalized nomination process, these individuals are recognized for their outstanding contribution to the field. Seven Early Childhood Professionals will be honored by the Bucks County Chapter of PennAEYC. How it works Educators are nominated by peers, parents, owners or consultants by filling out the form on the reverse side. Using 100 words or less, specific and special contributions of the nominee should be highlighted. Indicate what specific and special talents, skills, commitment, service this person has shown to dedicate them to the field in a way that is above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations should be received by June 1, 2018 for presentation at the Bucks County Chapter of PennAEYC Fall event Questions should be directed to Nomination forms should be sent to: Lori Borman, M, Ed. 54 Friends Lane, Ste. 114 (Please Print) Newtown, PA p/f Nominee s Name Phone (W) School Position
5 OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD NOMINATION In the space below explain in 100 words or less why this individual should be honored as one of the top 7 professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education. Specific highlights should include special contributions to the field above and beyond the job description. Please refrain from using the nominee s name or school below, as all identifying information on the reverse side is satisfactory. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!