January 2014 Newsletter
Another year is here, I cannot believe it is 2014! This month as we kick off another new year we will have our annual parent meeting,
we will celebrate “National School Choice Week”, and we will also be visiting Western Reserve for our ELI trip.
This month we are welcoming three new children to Kendal Early Learning Center! Jayana, Alexavier, and Eli are all starting the New
Year off at KELC and we are so glad to have them and their families here. Welcome!
Please mark your calendars to attend our Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 23rd, at 5 pm. We will plan on going over the following:
• How to get the most out of your child’s information in Gold Online
• Goals for 2014 and results of parents surveys
• Fundraising ideas for 2014
• NAEYC renewal process for 2014 – visit NAEYC’s family website at http://families.naeyc.org/
Have a great month and I look forward to spending 2014 with you and all it brings to Kendal Early Learning Center! ~ Jeni Hoover
Birthdays This Month:
January 7 – Alexandra turns 6!
January 20 – Gregory turns 4!
We had a great time sharing Holiday
traditions with our KELC families and
residents. Marie came and shared her
traditions with us that they do in England,
and we all had a great time cooking and
playing with the poppers she brought in.
Thank you, Marie, for sharing with us!
Happy, Happy Birthday to You!
January Parent Meeting:
Our annual Parent Meeting will be Thursday,
January 23rd, at 5 pm in the administrative
conference room. Please mark your calendars
as we will be discussing our goals for 2014 and
results from the parent surveys. In addition we
will go over how to use the Gold Online
January 1 – Closed for the holiday
January 2 – Birds’ trip to Library
January 6 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
January 8 – Swimming 3-4 pm
January 15 – ELI field trip to Western Reserve
January 17 – Giraffes’ trip to Library
January 20 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
January 22 – Swimming 3-4 pm
January 23 – Parent Meeting at 5pm
January 27to 31 – National School Choice Week
February 3 –New Cycle – Tuition Due
February 5 - Swimming 3-4 pm
February 6 – Birds’ trip to Library
Welcome to 2014! We can’t believe it is a New Year!
December was such a busy month. The children did such
an AMAZING job at the Holiday Program. Thank you all for
coming! The children really enjoyed sharing and learning about
everyone’s holiday traditions. From Ping Pong, to peppermint pigs,
to the dice game, Epiphany Crowns, and so much more, the children
really enjoyed doing all the fun things that our amazing families do
for the holidays. Thank you so much for sharing your traditions!
The children also loved the Twig-bee Shop that the residents made
for the children. It was such a great experience for them!
January brings a new study. We will be beginning our
study on clothing. We will go in depth on different clothing people
wear and how clothes are made. We will also begin back our ELI
trips. We will be going to the Western Reserve.
Have a great month!
Sara and Julie
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We would also like to thank all of you for your
participation in sharing your family traditions and for
attending our holiday program. The children always
get so excited when they share their home life with us.
It is a great way to help them feel they are unique and
special. They also worked really hard as they practiced
their songs for our program. We have a great group of
performers this year.
Now that the excitement of the holidays is over it is
time to get back to work. Sara has already shared with
you that our next study will be on clothing. As I
mentioned at several conferences we will also start to
introduce our sight words to help prepare those who
will be going to kindergarten in the fall.
Please remember to dress your children appropriately
so that we all may enjoy the great outdoors.
Karen and Julie