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September 2017

Dear Parents,

WELCOME TO LIL’LIGHTHOUSE PRESCHOOL! Thank you for joining our preschool “family” this year. We are anticipating a great year of ministering to your little one and witnessing God’s daily faithfulness and blessings as we begin. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY THE OFFICE, EMAIL (preschool@lillighthouse.com) OR CALL ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS! THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN AND THE WELCOME MAT OUT!!!

September will be a month of learning about each other, our safety rules (inside & outside) and the world God created! The monthly curriculum is attached and will provide you with teaching information for this month. Our weekly lesson plans are posted on the bulletin board by the sign-in tables for you to look over as well. We encourage you to reinforce the Bible verse and other areas of learning at home with your child. This will help him/her feel valued by your interest in what is being taught – have fun with it!!!

REMINDERS

* Please check the calendar for all of the events this month. If you have questions about anything, please feel free to ask!!

* Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. Please make your check out to Lil’ Lighthouse Preschool and write your child’s name on the memo line. Please hand your checks to Mrs. Choi or Mrs. Menashe at the sign in table. Thanks.

* The activity fee is due by September 30th if you haven’t already paid it. The fee for our 2 day class is $80, the 3 day class is $175 (includes the Kindergarten readiness testing fee) and the 5 day class is $130. Please talk with me if you have any questions regarding this fee. Thank you!

* All School Concert with Rob Biagi on Friday, September 15 at 8:30 a.m. All preschoolers are invited to attend this event and the cost is included in the yearly activity fee. Please feel free to invite your friends. Their fee is $5.00. All 3 day students will be supervised by the staff as it is their regular school day. All 2 day students must be supervised by a parent.

* We still have room in our afternoon enrichment sessions. Please contact the office if you want to have your child attend. We have great enrichment activities planned for each day!!! Come join the fun!!!

* T-shirts will be handed out as soon as they arrive (in time for our October field trip). Your child’s T-shirt has been paid for as part of the registration fee.

* Calling all Room Moms!! We will be meeting on Friday, September 22nd @ 9:00 in the Faith Cafe to discuss all of the activities, parties, etc planned for the year.

*Person of the Day will begin on September 18th for the 3 day and September 19th for the 2 day! Please watch for a certificate and balloon coming home with your child. Be sure to acknowledge your child in an “extra special way” that day! Star of the Week for TK will start September 18th also. Please watch for a note with details in your child’s backpack.

* Scholastic Book Orders will be due September 28th. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your child. Ordering books brings rewards and free gifts/books for your child’s classroom. Look for the order form coming home in the backpacks.

* Our first on-site field trip (during class time) will be on September 25th for the 3 day and TK with a visit from the fire department. The 2 day classes will be on October 17th. ALL PRESCHOOLERS ARE TO WEAR RED THOSE DAYS!

* Opening and Meet & Greet will be on September 28th and 29th at the beginning of class. Please watch for a flyer coming home in your child’s backpack with details.

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* WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY! Please do not send your child with a snack or lunch containing nuts. Thank you!!

* Please have your child bring his/her “backpack” to preschool everyday. Always keep an extra set of LABELED clothes (underwear, shirt, pants or shorts and socks) in a zip lock bag inside the pail in case of toileting “accidents” or water play spills. Check your child’s pail DAILY for Art projects, notes and forms!

* Please contact the preschool office if you have a change of address, phone, or authorized “pick-up” person or if your child is sick!

* When signing in/out, PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME AND YOUR FULL NAME and the times of drop off/pick up on the sheet. ONLY THOSE PEOPLE YOU HAVE LISTED ON YOUR AUTHORIZATION SHEET WILL BE ALLOWED TO PICK YOUR CHILD UP!

* Please remember to send your child in closed-toe shoes and play clothes. No crocs please.

* Please be prompt in picking your child up everyday and REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR CHILD OUT as this is a state requirement! THANKS!! We will be enforcing our late pick-up policy as outlined in our Parent Handbook! Thanks for being considerate to your child!

* Lighthouse Coastal Community Church meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and Nursery care are provided during the service. We would love you to join us!

* As part of our master plan agreement with the City of Costa Mesa, it is mandatory that all parents and visitors park in the main church parking lot at all times. The parking lot barriers will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – our normal business hours. The lot will also be opened for any special activities as needed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. No activities will take place in the parking lot after 11:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. You are required to walk your child through the side door of the Worship Center and sign him/her in and out on the sheet provided daily. The preschool staff will be there to welcome and dismiss your child to you or an authorized adult. If you arrive early for any session, please keep your child with you in the car until it is time to sign him/her in. Should you arrive late for drop off or plan to pick your child up early from the classroom, please park in the main church parking lot and walk him/her across the street at the designated crosswalk on the corner of Magnolia St. and Santa Ana Ave. only. Please help us in honoring Lil’ Lighthouse Preschool’s agreement with the City of Costa Mesa in following these procedures.

In case of a blackout or emergency disaster, or if you cannot reach us on the landline, we will have a cell phone turned on for you to contact us. Please note the number and keep it in a convenient place. Please do not leave voicemails on this line.
(949) 209-7114

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LOOKING AHEAD:

October 5 & 6 – Pumpkin Patch field trip. TK goes on Friday
October 10 & 11 – Picture Days (All TK on the 11th)
October 17 – Fire truck to visit the 2 day classes (wear red)
October 26 & 27 – Captain Carl – Learning About Our Bones – (during class)
October 30 & 31 – Wear ORANGE day!!
October 31 – Harvest Festival at night in the Worship Center parking lot
November 1 – No School

Blessings and Love,

Mrs. Marge Menashe