The 2015-16 Rates are Now Available With Longer Hours Available

Reminder snow day, enrichment care and vacation day coverage is open to any family in our area.

Our monthly tuition rates for the

2015-16 school year!

2 Day Session = $140

3 Day Session = $195

5 Day Session = $325

Enrichment before and after school cost is $3.50 an hour.

Enrichment time, snow day and vacation day coverage is available before and after our preschool sessions and during breaks. It is open to any child. You do not need to attend our preschool to use these services. The cost is $3.50 an hour so give us a call. 269 963 7334    Woodlawn Preschool is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the fall of 2015.

Please contact the office for more information and an updated registration form.

You can also download and print the online forms.

POPCORN!

Popcorn  Popcorn  Get your popcorn here!

These are wonderfully flavored specialty popcorns that I have personally enjoyed. Chocolate carmel is my favorite! There are a variety of flavors. Popcorn is the best snack ever for a movie night at home, or munching when you just want a treat.

You can start ordering your popcorn on 2/25/16, and all orders must be in to the office by 3/18/16. Your popcorn will arrive on 4/13/16.

All of the profits from the sales of this treat go to fund our end of the year celebration, and to buy T-shirts for the children.

Everybody loves popcorn, especially the flavored kind. You will want to have some on hand, so order plenty!

 

 

Super Bowl Sunday Fun

The children put on their favorite game shirts and helped graph who they think will win the Super Bowl on Sunday the 7th. This is Bethany McCarty and a few of her children.Bethany M graph

Practice Makes Perfect

Children Benefit from Daily Opportunities to Rip, Snip, and Cut!

See my Handy Handout for Scissor Skill Development and pass it along to other teachers, administrators, and parents! Here are some of the quick tips you will find in our handout to incorporate scissor skill development objectives into your classroom or home setting:

Rip: Provide a “Rip Box” or baby pool filled with a variety of thick paper media (i.e. construction paper, index cards, magazine inserts) and watch young children rip- away! The ripping action facilitates the tripod grasp with hands ripping the paper in opposite directions.  Prior to using scissors, bug catchers and wooden tongs help children experience the “open-close” hand movement associated with the cutting motion.

Snip: Snipping with scissors means that one snip does the job. Children will love to snip over the “Snip Box” many different items such as grass, sandpaper, Play Doh, straws, and Cheetos – no paper yet! I recommend Fiskars scissors for children as they begin to snip a variety of media. Fiskars are available at Wal-Mart and Office Depot – I like Fiskars because they do not have a bias to the blade, which means they can be used with right-handers, left-handers, and those whose dominance is not yet established.

Cut: Cutting using multiple cut strokes is best practiced on thick paper types initially without lines. Next, incorporate bolded, straight lines to encourage cutting accuracy. Cutting on curves starts on round paper plates progressing to more complex curves such as bolded “S”-shape lines. Please note that cutting on angles and complex patterns is most challenging. Children’s skills will continue to refine into the elementary school years.

Each child is on his or her developmental path to scissor skill proficiency. Providing appropriate-level skill practice and substantive documentation with Lollipop Friends at home and school supports future scissor skill mastery!

Happy Scissoring…Write Out of the Box!

Dr. Marianne Gibbs

Valentine Day Fun Together February 11th and 12th

February 11th and 12th there will be parties in our classrooms. Children may bring a wrapped treat and bringing valentines is optional. Check your newsletter for more info on your child’s party time and date.

PNC 20th St. Branch-Gave New Snow Gear

What a nice surprise! The 20th St Branch of PNC in Battle Creek collected, gloves, hats, coats and snow pants for our program. Our parents bring snow gear,but little people get wet outdoors and sometimes forget to bring their own and these extras sure will help to keep all the kids warm and active.

                                                                                        Thank You PNC 20 the Branch

Outdoor Play

We enjoy some time outside daily.snow angles 1.16

Parent Mid-Winter Event is set for February 25th

We have a great event planned. Save February 25th for a FREE winter activity for you and your family. We are finishing the planning. We will be holding it in the big gym and cafeteria in the Cultural Center’s large gym. This is at 765 Upton Ave, We will have bikes, balls, face painting, soccer and more. The idea is to give you all night that your children can get extra play time with their friends while you get to see what all they can do. Food will be provided.  This is an open ended night so you can eat and play and leave when you want to starting at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Food will be served until 7:00 p.m. There is no charge for this event.

Come and have some fun with your children. Family event planning 1.13.16

Woodlawn Preschool Snow Day and Before And After School Rate is $3.50 an Hour

Woodlawn is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. M-F, The rate for our Snow Day and Before and After School Services is $3.50 an hour. Woodlawn Preschool accepts DHS Child Care Assistance as part of the payment.

Allegra grant

A thank you goes out to Allegra Printing in Battle Creek for awarding Woodlawn Preschool with one of their recent grant awards.

Woodlawn Selected for the Operation Fit Mileage Club

The program through Choose Health Alliance, Operation Fit has children walk, jog, or run on the school grounds during school hours. Each time a student completes a lap, the student’s yellow foot card is marked, or punched. At the end of the session, students return their cards to the teachers. For each 5 miles completed a student is awarded a prize.  The boy and the girl runner with the most miles completed in each program that has been selected gets a great prize at the end.

Woodlawn Preschool is looking forward to this physical fitness experience.

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