Player Early Childhood Center
February is here and soon Spring will be in the air....but not this week! We are expecting some heavy snow this week and depending on the timing of it, we may have to cancel school. If that should happen, you can log on to your child's Google Classroom to get activities for the day. If you do not have a device at home to use, such as a laptop, a desktop, or even a tablet or Ipad, you can ask to borrow a Chromebook from us. Please call the office if you want to borrow one in case of this school closing. You would have to pick it up from our office. We are not sending them home with the children. Please know you do not have to, but in case this is something you want so your child can still participate for the day, it is available on a first come basis. We do have a limited number of Chromebooks for loaning.
Please read through the entire newsletter to learn about other news for Player School!
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Getting to Know You
Note: If you already filled this out from the previous time I sent it out or from our website, you will not need to do it again.
New Secretary & New Nurse
The good news is that we have already found a replacement for Ms. Agnes. Her name is Ms. Kristy Walls. Below is a link for you to click on to get to know some of her favorites. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to send her a Welcome email. I am sure she will appreciate that.
I have also found a new nurse to replace Ms. Teena. Her name is Ms. Monika Dziadkowiec and she will begin with us sometime next week. She is a Registered Nurse (RN), just as Ms. Teena was. Monika recently worked in a pediatrician's office so she is very familiar with working with young children. Once Monika starts, her email will be email@example.com. I am sure she will also appreciate a Welcome email.
We are very lucky to have found both of these ladies in the middle of a school year. I hope you all will join me in helping them feel welcomed.
New Coats and Shoes
We received a handful of new jackets and new shoes as a donation to Player School. Sizes for the jackets range from size 6-10. Sizes for shoes range from size 9- size 2. If you have children who are in need of a jacket or new pair of shoes within the sizes given, please contact Sue Penway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-430-8191 to arrange a time for pick up. We are happy to help our Player families in need in any way we can.
Important Dates to Remember!!
Thursday, February 17, 2022- P/T Conferences 1:00-8:00; No Student Attendance
Friday, February 18, 2022- Teacher Institute Day; No Student Attendance
Monday, February 21, 2022- President's Day; No School
Wednesday, February 23, 2022- Book Club - Week 1
Monday, February 28, 2022- Child Find Screenings
Child Find Screenings are the screenings we conduct on students to determine eligibility for our Preschool for All program. For more information on screenings, visit our website player.isd109.org and click on the tab for screenings.
Upcoming Parenting Events
A flyer was sent home last week to invite you to attend a Parent Book Club. This will be an evening event where a group meets once a week for 5 consecutive weeks as they explore a topic of child development. Please click on this link or below to view the flyer with more details.
Please call or email Sue Penway at email@example.com.
If any of you have parenting concerns, issues with your child, or questions on how to handle situations at home, please reach out to us. We can arrange for you to meet with our team who can support you with suggestions and ideas. Please email our Parent Coordinator, Sue Penway at firstname.lastname@example.org.