Happy Times June 2023

June Newsletter

Themes & Books

This month we will learn about Hamsters, Box Turtles, Guinea Pigs, and Frogs. We will read My Pet Hamster, My Pet Turtle, One Guinea Pig is Not Enough, and The Wide-Mouthed Frog.


School Closed 5/29: Memorial Day. Have a great weekend! We’ll be thinking about you.

Wear it: A pet animal shirt 6/7.

Bring it: A picture of you with Dad/Grandpa 6/12-14 | Something a turtle would eat 6/14 | A lemon 6/20 | A book about frogs 6/26-30.

Daddy’s Craft Week 6/12-16 8:00-5:00:  Come on in and do a special outdoor Daddy & Me project with your child.  Drop off and pick up times are usually the best and easiest times. However, you can also speak with your child’s teachers & arrange another time that works for you.

Stardreams Dance & Gymnastics Recital6/13 10:00 & 10:45 If your preschool child is in Dance & Gymnastics there will be a small outdoor recital. Please let us know if you will be attending. Please verify with your child’s teachers what time your child will be performing.

Outdoor Daddy Donut Party 6/16: Daddies, Grandpas, Great Grandpas & Uncles come join us for your special celebration with tasty donuts and refreshments. All you have to do is show up and have some fun! Infants-9:30, Tiny Tots-10:00, Toddlers-10:30, Preschool-11:00.

School Closed 6/19: Juneteenth. Have a great weekend! We’ll be thinking about you.

Busy Bees’ Outdoor Graduation 6/30 9:00:  Join us for our Annual Busy Bees’ Preschool Graduation Ceremony outside on the Infant Center Play yard. (Please limit your audience party size to 6 .) Parent provided refreshments will be served afterwards. If you would like to bring something, please sign up with Ms Jeri & Ms Ana and drop off your treats before or right after the graduation. Parent’s usually take children home afterwards but your children are welcome to stay. If you need care before 8:30, please drop your child off as usual at the preschool. All graduates should be at the preschool by 8:30 to get ready. 🙂 Bring some kleenex. 

Report Cards 6/30: Dragonflies & Busy Bees will receive their report cards today. They are designed to let you know what your children have learned and to make them feel good. We are so proud of what they have learned, aren’t you?

Camp Halsey 7/3: Time to think about summer! 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. New families can start at anytime as long as space is available.

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


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.)

Tuition Rates: Our tuition rates are adjusted annually. If you are not yet on the current rate schedule, the adjustment takes place on your June 20th statement for July billing. (Tuition for graduating Busy Bees will not change.) Click here or click on Tuition & FAQs above or download the parent handbook to see the current rates.

COVID Vaccine: Lots of children have already received the COVID vaccine. If your child hasn’t received it yet, it’s time to get it ASAP. They are available to everyone 6 months of age and older. Parents have reported no major issues with getting the vaccine. Please protect your child and get the vaccine ASAP before all the holiday gatherings are in full swing. 🙂

If your child has received any COVID vaccinations, please go into your Parent Portal page and add the dates to your child’s immunization record.  Thank you.

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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