The Sawyer's Tot Spot Times

July 2018

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Welcome to our new student Vivian!


July 6: Mason

July 21: Eleanor

July 23: Ms. Crystal

Current Events:

July 4th - Closed for the 4th of July

July 27th - School Supply Fees Due

Upcoming Events:

August 13th - First day of preschool

August 31 - Don't forget to turn in your annual physical this month

Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends

In the summer we concentrate on Zoo-phonics friends that we may need to review. We DO have show and share EVERY THURSDAY. We will be having different summer "camps" and spending a ton of time outdoors!

Week of July 2-dinosaurs

Week of July 9-farm

Week of July 16-jungle/rain forest

Week of July 23-transportation

Week of July 30-sports

In the Classroom!

July continues our Summer themed weeks. We will be discussing various activities and important points about summer and ways to fully enjoy it.

  • Please bring in sunscreen to reapply throughout the day, please bring your child already wearing it that way we have more time for outside adventures
  • Please be sure your child has a water cup for our extra active days in the spring/summer sun on the playground!

Our science experiments this month will include dinosaur excavation, walking on eggshells (literally), elephant toothpaste, football catapults, DIY helicopters.

· 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


Summer is HERE!!! For the summer safety of your tot, please remember to apply sunscreen before arrival for smoother transition outside in the morning. We also play outside in all terrains (dirt, grass, water/rain, mulch) which means we need water shoes/extra shoes, and a swim suit (or extra clothes) that can stay at school to be washed.

Picture Day!

It went pretty well on our end, but I did ask for a new photographer for the fall. Feel free to let a director know your opinion. Pictures for the fall will be the week before Halloween. The theme will be with a present and Christmas tree, and they will be in the week before Thanksgiving

Daily Connect/New back Office System

We have now officially switched back to the Daily Connect App. We will have a new "back office" system so your clock in will be similar to how it was previously. You will check the kiddos in as your enter and out as you LEAVE. Please do not clock the kids out when you clock them out when they are exiting school.

With this change also comes a change in payment collection. The new company is Tuition Express. Thank you to everyone who has turned in the new form. You shouldn't see much difference except perhaps all payments will come out on Friday? With the old collection company some payments didn't show withdrawn until Monday or Tuesday.


We won't be sending out flyers for Scholastic the next couple months. Scholastic follows a school schedule so we will pick back up in August. Thanks for ordering Scholastic!!

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Healthy Start Wisdom

Summer Family Time

Summer time is a great time of the year to spend time with your family on vacations, road trips and family reunions. Try these fun activities to strengthen your bond as a family this summer!

The Book Nook

How the crayons saved the Rainbow

The Sun and the Clouds are best friends. Together they keep the world warm, the gardens growing, and the sky full of beautiful rainbows. But one day they get into a fight and refuse to be in the sky together. And that means there are no longer any rainbows. Without rainbows, the colors start disappearing until Earth was left with no color … except for one little forgotten box of crayons in one little school desk.

Determined to save the rainbows and fix the Sun and Clouds’ friendship, the crayons draw rainbows all over town. Their attempts go unnoticed. Soon they realize that they’re going to have to do something big to get the attention of the former friends. So, the crayons create the biggest rainbow they can and hope it’s enough to bring color back to the world.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

Thank you so much for:

  • · Quick response and contribution of shirts for Father's Day
  • Paticence and understanding with the switch to Daily Connect and turning in those ACH forms.

Would you like to donate?

We could use

  • small toy cars
  • small animals
  • toilet roles
  • old bath size towels

Teacher's Spot Light

Question: If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do and why?

  • Ms. Crystal: I’d pay off all debt, buy a house and save the rest. I’d still live the same way I do now so I wouldn’t be tempted to have all the extravagant things that people have purchased with lottery winnings.
  • Ms. Maggie: If I won the lottery I would donate it to Special Olympics so that everyone that wants to go to the Summer Games in June they can. Even though we provide dorm rooms some families can't stay in the dorms due size, disability or health reason and cannot afford a hotel room.
  • Ms. Alisha: Pay off this building, give almost everyone and raise and go on vacation before designing the new perfect tot spot. It would have gigantic rooms, a natural play world, doors and restrooms that operate perfectly, and bathrooms and laundry areas inside every room.
  • Mr. Mike: take a vacation
  • Ms. Katie: If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is take a vacation to either Disney or New York City. My son wants to see the ocean and is obsessed with New York.
  • Ms. Danielle: I would travel for a couple of months. Just by myself. There’s a company that sends you to to secret places and that would be really cool. Like places you don’t think about. Greece is my number one place though, I’d definitely go there.
  • Ms. Jacanda: I would take Jeremiah to the top doctors and clinics for Cerebral palsy. I would take him because I just want him to have the best chance at an independent life and great quality of life.
  • Ms. Erin: Give 1/2 the money to my parents, because they've done a lot for me.
  • Ms. Allison: Good bye student loans! I would pay off all debts because OBVIOUS! Then make sure family was also secure, buy a house, and invest!
  • Ms. LeAndra: First I would go buy a pink Jeep wrangler. Then I would take my best friends and family on a huge shopping spree to thank them for everything they do for me. I would pay all my bills and I would book a week or 2 long vacation as well and finally be stress free!!

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!

I apologize. I ran out of time to upload all the photos, but here are a few.