The Stuart's Tot Spot Times

January 2019

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

Mr. Mike's Email: michael@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Alisha's Email: alisha@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Katie's Email: katie@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Le Andra's Email: leandra@ilovethetotspot.com

Teacher's Email: totspot.teachers@gmail.com

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We also now have a Youtube Channel: The Tot Spot Early Learning Academy and Pinterest: The Tot Spot Early Education Academy...be sure and follow us!!

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Birthdays:

January 5th - Mr. Mike

January 12th - Ms. Kayla

January 17th - Gianna

January 24th- Ms. Maggie

January 25th -Hannah & Lauren

January 30th - Preston


Current Events:

December 31st & January 1st- Closed for New Year's

January - We will receive our award for being a level 3 Paths to Quality - be sure to congratulate your teachers on a job well done!

January 21st - 25th - Ramsey's on vacation


Future Events:

February 14th- Family Valentine's Day Party (3-4:30)

March 15th- Closed for Teacher's Conference

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

Week of December 31st: Review of all the letters so far

Week of January 7th: Peewee Penguin

Week of January 14th: Bubba Bear

Week of January 21st: Robby Rabbit

Week of January 28th: Review week for P, B, & R


New to our school? Check out links at the end of the newsletter to learn the sounds and Zoophonics song.

PTO and Vacations

Did you know we have a PTO? Interested in helping out? Please see Ms. LeAndra or Ms. Alisha.


Who do you contact concerning vacation credit? Please email Mr. Mike at michael@ilovethetotspot.com

In the Classroom!

Welcome to Sebastian!


We will miss Hannah, Lauren Gianna, and Preston as they move to their new classroom. We hope they learn a lot and have tons of fun!


In January, the Stuarts are looking forward to pretending to be waddling penguins, growling bears, and hopping rabbits. We are going to be doing some awesome sensory activities involving ice and honey. For Bubba Bear week we are going to make a sensory bottle based off the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt. We hope that you will like playing with them too when we bring them home to share.




  • Remind Me App: It's a free app that we're using to for simple reminders like show and share, friend of the week, physical due dates, etc. Our class code is 26kh9g

Operation Tot Spot Gives Back

Congrats to the.......SHERLOCKS!!!!!!!! They are the winners of our Pajama Drive! :) TTS raised 72 pairs of pajamas. Scholastic will match our pajama donations and donate 72 books as well. We managed to beat last year by 9 pajamas and I hope next year we can collect even more! Thank you to all who contributed. Some kiddos are going to be super thankful to have nice warm pjs to wear. TTS Parents are the BEST!!!!

Tax Time is Approaching...

Dear Tot Spot Families,

I am sending this email because we are getting close to the end of the year and therefore close to tax season. Because of our changes from Rapid Tuition to Tuition Express there will be two-year end summaries (a mid year summary for Rapid Tuition and a year-end summary). I emailed all our families when we transferred from Rapid Tuition at the time of the change, so please check your email history for that email. As far as Tuition Express, every family has direct access to your billing receipts through www.myprocare.com . If you have already signed up with www.myprocare.com you are ahead of the game. However, if you have not, you can register from this link www.myprocare.com. You will use the email you received this message from to login. If you have any problems, please let me know.

Thanks again,


Michael Ramsey

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

We love Snow!! So on days that we are in the clear to go outside, we will be out for at least 5-10 minutes. Please make sure to bring in hats, gloves, coats, and boots if you have them. Also make sure there is always a backup outfit in case we make snow angels or get our clothes too wet. Thank you :)

Goodbye Summer....Hello Sickness! :(

As you all know cold season is approaching. Please help us prevent the spread of sickness by making sure to wash your kiddos hands in the morning before leaving. Talk to them about pretending to be an elephant and covering their mouth with their elbow (Use your sleeve, don't spread disease) Please encourage singing their hand washing song and most importantly....using the paper towel to turn the faucet off. Thank you for all your support in keeping TTS as healthy as we possibly can!!

Scholastic

Looking for some new books to curl up with on wintery days? Check out all the great books from Scholastic!! Scholastic will be sent out January 8th and will orders will be due January 17th. Our online code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom

Polka Month!

January is National Polka Month! Let your kids explore this new and festive type of music. Have a dance party or make a toy accordion and celebrate this awesome music style.

The Book Nook

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

This awesomely interactive book will definitely keep kids attention as you talk about colors and patterns. There are lots of fun suprises at every turn of the page.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

    • Remember there is a suggestion box in the lobby, and we love to hear about ideas to enhance the learning environment for your children.

    • Thank you to the LoGreco's for Dramatic Play donations

    • Thank you to the Bohde's for your book donations

    • Thank you to the Blough's for the mittens and toys

    • Thank you to the Holland's for the toy donations

    • Thank you to everyone for donating to the PTO. They raised enough money to be able to give everyone a nice gift card.

    • Thank you to all who brought in treats and gifts for the teachers and even Admin team. We appreciate it more than you know and it definitely made the holidays special for all of us so thank you!! TTS truly has amazing parents!

Would you like to donate?

We could use

  • Food Coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablets
  • ·Musical Instruments
  • Play-doh
  • Empty Clean Plastic Jars (Mayo, PB, etc. Jar)
  • EXPO Dry Erase Marker Cleaning Spray
  • Scrap Paper
  • Salt - Regular and Rock Salt

Is there ever a time when you say to yourself, " I wonder if The Tot Spot would want this"? We could use it in so many ways. Everything can turn into a sensory activity or learning experience. So, before you throw out your junk, ask your teacher if it could be used

The Teacher's Spotlight

Question: Would you rather be able to be invisible for a day or fly for a day and why?


  • Ms. Mikayla: If only for a day, I'd want to fly. If I got to keep the power forever, I think being invisible would be more practical.
  • Ms. Ericka: Well if my eyelids are the windshields I think I'd rather be invisible. I dont like bugs at all especially the squished kind.
  • Ms. Alisha: Neither. I’d rather be able to read people’s minds. But if I have to choose invisible so I can move things around and prank people. (Nothing important of course)
  • Mr. Mike: Fly so I could see from a different prospective
  • Ms. Le Andra: I would rather be invisible. I'm a nosy person so I could gets lot of information if nobody knew I was there!
  • Ms. Katie: I would rather be able to fly for a day. I'd spend my day traveling as far and wide as I could to see new things.
  • Ms. Erin: I'd rather be invisible because then you could find out what your friends and coworkers really think of you.

  • Ms. Constance: Fly. I could get a better view of everything. Be like a bird or Superman!

Good Bye Ms. Danielle

Tot Spot Parents,

I want to first off thank you for all that you do. You have all been so amazing to me while I have been here. Thank you for letting me get to know and love your kiddos like they are my own. It has truly been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of them and watching them grow and become who they are.

My last day will be January 4th.

Again, I have been extremely blessed while working here and from the bottom of my heart thank you for all being so kind in opening your arms and being such a great second family for me.

I will never forget you or your children. I hope you all the best

Danielle

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBUcf6Mzd3Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7BHWf-8Vn8