Happy Times July 2023

July Newsletter

Themes & Books

This month we will learn about Dolphins, Whales, Sharks, Walruses, and Sea Turtles. We will read Dolphins, Baby Beluga, Lift – the flap SHARKS, Commotion in the Ocean, and Turtle Splash!


Camp Halsey 7/3: The learning fun doesn’t end at Halsey Schools; The summer is when it really takes off!  Currently enrolled families automatically continue for the summer.

Independence Day Children’s BBQ party 07/03 10:00: Wear Red, White & Blue! Your child’s teacher will send home a notice letting you know what your child should bring. Parent’s are Welcome!

Bring it: Bring in a book about Dolphins – all week 7/3-7/7 | A stuffed ocean animal – all week 7/24-7/28

Wear it: Wear red, white & blue 7/3 | Dress as if you are headed to the beach 7/12 | A shirt with a shark or blue for the ocean 7/17 | Wear green like a turtle 7/31

School Closed 7/4: Independence Day!!! Have a Fun & safe Holiday!!

Water Play Starts 7/5: Please make sure your child has:

  • Bathing suit or swim diapers
  • Sunblock SPF 30 or more applied
  • Extra Sunblock
  • Water shoes
  • Water shirt
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Summer change of clothes & regular shoes
  • Please remember to label everything

Water Play Schedule: These are the days we will have pre-planned water activities. However it’s best to always have all the water play supplies at camp.

  • Infants: Random
  • Tiny Tots: M/Th
  • Toddlers: W
  • Pandas: W
  • Penguins: Th
  • Dragonflies: T
  • Busy Bees: M

Staff Development Training 7/25 & 7/26 | The Best Ways to Use Open Ended Questions Often | Click here to see how you can use open ended questions at home. Every month our teachers learn something new, take a look at something old from a new perspective, that reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands-on fun through our regular training programs. |  Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Shhhhh. Surprise Readers: We have been having a lot of fun with our parents visiting as surprise readers. If you would like to participate, please arrange with your child’s teachers or Sign up here. Please make sure to wear your mask.


Summer Change of Clothes: Please make sure your child has at least one complete set of extra summer clothes & shoes. Don’t forget to label everything.

Family Vacations: Will you be taking a summer vacation? Please block out dates in your Parent Portal at least two weeks before your vacation. This will allow us to plan accordingly for our daily activities and not worry about why your child is not at camp. Thank You!

Teacher Vacations: Our teachers take well deserved time off year round but many vacations take place during the summer. You will notice some new and returning faces as we give the teachers the breaks they deserve. One of the great things about Halsey Schools is our team teaching atmosphere that allows your children to bond with our entire staff. So even when some of the teachers are hanging out at the beach, there will always be other familiar faces at school and camp.

Student Birthday Celebrations at school: We LOVE celebrating your child’s birthday at school! You are welcome to bring healthier food options like fruit, muffins, bagels, etc. Parents are welcome to come & celebrate too! Please make all celebration arrangements with your child’s teachers.

Student Birthday Celebrations at home: If you are planning a birthday celebration outside of school, we would be happy to help with handing out the invitations. Just ask for a list of the children’s names, fill out the invitations at home and bring to school for us to pass out.

Wear Sunscreen Everyday: It’s Sunscreen Time! If you’ve stopped applying daily sunscreen, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Children (10 months- 6yrs)  should come to school wearing an SPF 30 or more on all exposed areas of the skin. If you would like us to re-apply a medication form must be completed. We also recommend wearing a hat. We will be having a lot of outdoor fun!  (Always consult your child’s physician.)

Immunizations: Please make sure to keep up with your child’s immunizations and update the Sandbox Parent Portal whenever your child gets a vaccine.

Illness Policy: We follow a strict written Illness Policy. PLEASE keep your child home if they are sick. It is important to keep the children & staff healthy.

Sheets & Blankets: All children must have a sheet & blanket for nap time everyday.  Please make sure to send a sheet & blanket at the start of the week.  Please have your child’s name printed on them.  Thank you!

Jenni Rice - Owner & Director
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