Happy Times May 2024

Themes & Books

This month we will learn about Apricots, Green Beans, Pineapples, Broccoli, and Oranges. We will read Jack and the Hungry Giant, Green Beans, Potatoes, and Even Tomatoes, Fruits in Suits, Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli, and Each Orange Had 8 Slices.


Bring it: A Book about Veggies 4/29 – 5/3 | A Russet Potato 5/7 | A Picture of a Monster 5/24 | 5/28 An Orange for Snack

Teacher Appreciation Week 4/29-5/3: We all know how important praise and recognition is for our children. Sometimes we forget how important it is for our teachers too. Please let them know how much we all appreciate them. A little gesture can make a huge difference.

Mommy’s Craft Week 5/6 – 5/10: Mommies, Grandmas and Great Grandmas join us anytime this week between 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. for a special Mommy & Me activity outside your child’s classroom. Please arrange a time that works for you with your child’s teachers. Drop off and pick up times are usually the best and easiest.

Mother’s Day Outdoor Celebration 5/10:  Mommies, Grandmas & Great Grandmas join us for a yummy celebration in your honor full of treats, and lots of fun. Infant Center, Tiny Tots & Toddlers @ 9:30, Preschool @ 10:30.

Wear it: Yellow like a Pineapple 5/16.

Pet Share Week 5/20-5/24: Share your pets this week! All pets must be very friendly. Small animals in cages make the best visitors but non agressive dogs, cats & others are welcome too. Pets that live in cages or bowls like hamsters, fish and lizards are welcome to stay for the day. Other pets like dogs and cats may come for short outside visits, when you pick up or drop off, but can not be left at school. You can bring a picture of your pet to share instead. Please arrange all pet visits with your child’s teachers.

Staff Development Training 5/28-5/29 How Positive and Proactive Discipline Can Help Improve Children’s Behavior | 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. Scroll down to learn about our relationship with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA).  Get to know more about our happy teachers here.

School Closed Monday 5/27: Memorial Day. Have a great weekend! We’ll be thinking about you.


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

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.

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

Wear Sunscreen Everyday: It’s Sunscreen Time! 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.)

Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA): We have teamed up again with QSLA to make our program even better. QSLA provides another set of eyes with regular obervations of our classrooms, teachers, & facilities. We set goals together and work closely to improve where we can be better and keep doing what’s successful! They provide tons of opportunities for hands on training sessions, new ideas and perspectives, latest research and MORE! Let us know how you think we are doing here. Or give us 5 stars on yelp!

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