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2021 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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A HAPPY PLACE! established 1974

Toddler • Pre-School • Kindergarten • Summer Camp • Extracurricular Activities

THE BOULEVARD SCHOOL

 
Halloween Pumpkin

Now that the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year has subsided, the children have settled into their new classes and are making new friends. It is gratifying to see them involved in their classes and participating in school activities! Our monthly newsletters are intended to keep you informed about the many activities offered at The Boulevard School. Please set aside some time and read them. They contain important information regarding all the wonderful and exciting activities we have planned for our children and families this year. 

Pajama Day
Friday, October 14th

We have planned a very special day for the children. We will be making pancakes with the children. Please send your child in his/her p.j's. Send a change of clothes for the afternoon. Some children may want to be changed into their regular clothes for the afternoon. Everyone really gets into this special day of fun!

 
*If your child has food allergies, please let your teacher know.

Halloween Maze
Friday, October 29th

Send your child to school in costume with a change of clothes.

Corn Maze

ROOM MOM/DAD

Let your child's teacher know if you would like to be a room mom/ dad. Contact Jennifer in the office for information. 

Pumpkins

October Calendar

October 1

Tuition #3 Due.

October 5

Tasty Pumpkin Tuesday

October 14

Pajama Day with breakfast.

October 20

Speech & Hearing Testing.

(by request only)

October 21

Spirit Day! Wear your school shirt or Halloween shirt!

October 22

Fun Friday - Halloween witches brews

& potions.

October 28

Speech & Hearing.

(by request only)

October 29

Halloween maze and parties.

Gymnastics, Karate

and Dance

Session 2 (Oct. 25 - Dec. 17)

We are now forming classes for session 2 of our extracurricular programs. Space is limited and classes are kept small. There will be no mixing of rooms.

Enrollment forms were distributed last week. See the form for details.

School Hot Lunches

The menu for the next session of hot lunches (Oct. 4th - Jan. 21st) has been distributed. Please note there was an error on it. School will NOT be closed on January 13th. The hot lunch that day will be cheese pizza.

 
If you want to make any changes to your child's lunch program, they need to be done by Thursday of the prior week. 

Lunch Time
 
Woman Driving

Please bring your child to school and pick him/her up from school at the correct time in order to minimize traffic problems. The parking lot will get busy so please exercise patience. Please follow these procedures to help minimize parking lot traffic: 

A) There are two lane traffic lanes.

DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN ANY OF THE TRAFFIC LANES AT ANY TIME.

 

NO SPEEDING IN THE PARKING LOT

B) Park in the designated parking spots or on the street. There is no parking at any time in the red zones in the front of the school. It is dangerous and severely limits the view of
parents trying to exit the parking lot.

HANG UP YOUR CELL PHONE BEFORE ENTERING THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT.

C) To avoid dings, please be aware of the parked cars next to you when opening your car door.

Noon pickup: 11:45 -12:00 noon and Afternoon pickup: 2:45 -3:00/3:15

 

Please find a parking space as quickly as safely possible, pick up your child from class, and leave as quickly as possible. This is a BIG help in minimizing traffic in the parking lot. If there is no parking, please pull through and park on the street or in the CVS parking lot and walk over. 

 
Back to School

Rodi's Corner

First, I want to thank all of you for the care you are taking in adhering to our Covid-19 protocols. You have helped the children make the transition from home to school in a loving yet safe manner. You have been so vigilant about social distancing and maintaining an open line of communication with the school when your child is feeling unwell. We are partners in maintaining a healthy environment. We truly appreciate the cautious approach you have taken when determining if your child is healthy enough to return to school after an illness.

 

The children are thriving in their classrooms and are growing and learning so quickly. Please make sure to check your class calendar daily so you are up to date on all our upcoming events. There are many days where the children are encouraged to wear special attire. Your child may feel sad if he/she is the only one not participating. We look forward to a wonderful month of fun and learning!

 
Earphones

Suspecting a Hearing Loss 

For many children, the very mild hearing loss that can result from fluid in the ear might never be detected. Parents and children alike compensate for the hearing loss -probably without even realizing they're doing it. For instance, the parent may speak louder, repeat sentences or words, or may move closer to the child. The child compensates by watching a speaker's lips, moving closer to the sound, or asking the speaker to repeat himself. One telltale sign of hearing loss is when a child turns up the volume on a television set or cd player in order to hear better.

Parents should be alert to any changes in the child's speech or behavior that indicates the hearing loss is interfering with the way the child speaks, learns language or perceives the world. 

 
Ready for School

School Policies

Please read the following carefully. School policies are designed to make your school experience as positive as your child's: 

Label All Clothing

and any other items your child brings to school. Bring a large labeled zip-loc bag with a change of clothes appropriate for the time of year.

 

The children should wear their school spirit clothes on school Spirit Days and any other time. Additional children's t-shirts are available for purchase in the school office.

Respect your child's artwork. They put a lot of effort in to their projects and need your positive feedback.

 

Dress your children comfortably so they are free to move during the day and participate in all activities. Party clothes are not appropriate for school.

 
No Crocs or Sandals please. 

 

Box Tops For Education

During the school year we are collecting box tops for education.

During the school year we are collecting box tops for education. Please take a look at the list you received at the beginning of the school year for products carrying the "Box Tops For Education" label. There are hundreds of items on that list from cereal, snacks, storage bags, waste bags, personal care, baby items, etc. Complete the box top collection worksheet with your child and bring it to school . Please bring all box tops to the school office. 

 

Emergency Kits

Please remember to bring in your Earthquake Emergency Kit to your child's classroom as soon as possible if you haven't yet done so. 

 
School Notebook

Memo

To: Parents
From: Child

  1. Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for - I'm only testing you.

  2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it; it makes me feel secure.

  3. Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

  4. Don't make me feel smaller than I already am. It only makes me behave stupidly "big".

  5. Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it. I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

  6. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.

  7. Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

  8. Don't be too upset when I say "I hate you". Sometimes it isn't you I hate but your power to thwart me.

  9. Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the the attention I need.

  10. Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

  11. Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. That is why I am not always accurate.

  12. Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

  13. Don't be inconsistent. It completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

  14. Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real to me and you can't do much.

  15. Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.