Monthly Newsletter

May 2017

Happy May! C’mon April Showers bring on those May flowers! I am ready for a warm up~ windows open, evening play time in my backyard, beautiful springtime flowers in bloom!

April in Review

Everyone in the Preschool has been busy preparing for our special visitors to attend the much anticipated Preschool Spring Breakfast/Brunch. The school is beginning to fill with the wonderful smells of our smallest bakers, cookies and an assortment of other treats! The children have also been working hard to ensure their classrooms are properly decorated! I love this time of year for many reasons, but these gatherings most certainly top the list. Watching the children work so hard for this special day, the excitement and anticipation leading up to the gathering and then the arrival of all the special guests really make my heart melt! I look forward to the days ahead!

Program Evaluation

Please be on the lookout for our annual Program Evaluation. This is an important part of our annual program review. We look for your feedback to ensure we are providing the best programming possible for all of our families. I thank you in advance for taking time to thoughtfully respond to the questions included in the evaluation.

Ice Cream Social

Next month we will host our annual Ice Cream Social. This free event is held in honor of all of the families enrolled in the Preschool and Children’s Center. The date for this wonderful event is Wednesday, June 7th with a rain date of Thursday, June 8th (6:30-7:30pm). Everyone is invited! Administrators, Teachers and Board Members will be on hand to chat with everyone. Please come to help us celebrate the end of yet another fantastic school year here at Cof!

Sunscreen

It is time to start thinking more seriously about sun protection. The sun can be pretty strong for the children in our care and it is important we take the proper measures to protect them! Please remember to apply sunscreen before you send your child to school. If your child stays for the afternoon, please be sure to send in a clearly labeled tube of sunscreen. Our staff will use this to reapply sunscreen in the afternoon.

2017-2018 School Year

All deposits for the upcoming school year must be paid on or before June 1st to secure your child’s spot for the upcoming school year. Should your plans for the upcoming year change, please let us know as quickly as possible. This way we are able to contact families who are on the waitlist for the upcoming school year.

More Important News

Gym Class Reminders

With the warmer weather approaching Coach Kate would like to remind all parents that sneakers are most supportive and the safest footwear during gym class. Please wear or pack sneakers on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Thank you!

Pre-K Bus Ride

The children in the Pre-K classes will take a bus ride around town to visit the surrounding elementary schools. The children will learn all  about bus safety in preparation for their big move to Kindergarten. This should be lots of fun! More information including the scheduled date to follow.

May Lunch Bunch

Upcoming Lunch Bunch Dates: May 4th, 8th, 16th , 24th

Parent Board News

Our May Parent Board meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm in the playspace. We will be electing Board Officers for the 2017-2018 school year at this meeting. We will also be saying “goodbye” and “thank you” to several long serving Board members. There is plenty of room for new members on our Parent Board, and it is a great way to get involved here at Circle of Friends. Please join us to find out more!

The Parent Board is also busy planning two end-of-year events. First, our annual “Teacher Appreciation Dinner” will be held on May 18th at the home of one of our Board Members. While only Parent Board members attend the dinner~ yet another reason to join the Board~ we appreciate contributions to this event from the entire Circle of Friends community. Please help us to make this a fun, festive and yummy event for the CoF staff.

Sign-up Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a8ae2ca13-teacher

Second, our end of the year Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th with a rain date of Thursday, June 8th. We hope you and your family can join us for a sweet treat to celebrate the end of the school year!

Whether your child will be moving on to Kindergarten or joining us for another year of learning and friendship at Circle, we wish you a wonderful summer!

Happy Spring, Sara Scogland and Regina McNally

In Closing

As we look to the weeks ahead, it’s hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. Please remember that Circle of Friends provides a wonderful Summer Program beginning the week of Monday, June 12th. For more information, please inquire in the front office.

Happy May, Cara Chase

Upcoming Events

May 11 Panda Spring Breakfast

May 12 Puppies Spring Breakfast,  Little Chicks Spring Breakfast

May 19 Owls’ Spring Breakfast

May 26 Duckling Spring Breakfast,  Cubs’ Spring Brunch

Important Announcement: The Building will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th .

In the Community

Dad’s and Donuts Saturday, May 6th (and the first Saturday of every month) 10:00am-11:00am Costin Room, Framingham Public Library

Framingham High School Drama Company Proudly Presents The Little Prince Friday, May 12th & Saturday May 13th (7:00pm) Framingham High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at SHOWTIX4U.COM

*If you would like to add any community event announcement to our Newsletter please email me!

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