Sawyers's Tot Spot Times

October 2019

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

Mr. Mike's Email:

Ms. Alisha's Email:

Ms. Katie's Email:

Ms. Le Andra's Email:

Ms. Kelsey's Email:

Teacher's Email:

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

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Welcome: To our new friend November and Kamden

welcome for the Scouts: Gavin, Gavin, and Graham!


Current Events:

October 1st- Dentist comes to visit

October 7th-11th- Ms. Mikayla will be on vacation

October 18st - Tuttles Field Trip

October 23rd- Handwashing Seminar from 10:30- 11:30 a.m.

October 31st- Costume/Dress Up Day!

Future Events:

November 19th and 21st: Picture Day

November 27th-29th - Closed for Thanksgiving

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

Week of October 7th- Inny Inchworm

Week of October 14th- Review for H-T-I

Week of October 21st- Umber Umbrella bird

Week of October 28th- Catina Cat

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

Picture Day!!

Picture Day will be November 19th and November 21st. Siblings will be photographed on the same date and we will let you know what your child's date is closer to time. The theme will be a traditional and a holiday background option. If your kiddo isn't normally here either day you can still bring them to get their picture taken if you would like. We will start pictures at 9am. We are going with TeddyBear Portraits based on parent vote. Pictures are ordered the same day of picture day. If you order digital copies, you will receive them the night they are taken and if you order prints, they will be in by the 1st of December. To receive all photos digitally will be around $70. We will be sending out flyers soon with more info. We will also taking parent helpers as volunteers. If your interested let us know!

In the Classroom!

You are welcome to replace swim wear with warmer clothes for the fall and be sure to send a jacket daily or have a spare in your kiddos cubby. It's Indiana weather so I'm sure it will be 85 degrees one day and 65 the next.

This month will be full of fun for the Sawyer's class. We are going to continue working hard on our writing and letter recognition skills. We are going to be using lots of different things to paint with and using things like Styrofoam cups and egg cartons to make our letter friends. We've been having lots of fun with What's in the box, Show and Share and Taste Tuesday. We will also be using cars and ramps to test speed and making mud out of cocoa powder.

Remember to bring rain boots or shoes that can get muddy and to keep our backpacks stocked with extra weather appropriate clothes.

  • 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


Find some spooky good deals with Scholastic! The Scholastic flyers will go out October 8th and are due back on October 17th. Our online code is HQ686

Fun Facts!

National Taco Day - October 4th

Who doesn't love tacos? Whether you are a soft shell or hard shell person gather the family to celebrate this delicious day! Find new ingredients and experiment or go to a new restaurant to find the best tacos around.

The Book Nook

A Bad Case of Stripes

One day nervous Camilla Cream woke up covered head to toe in stripes! What will her friends say when she goes to school? Read how Camilla learns that being herself is always the best decision.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

  • Thank you for all the random things you all have been donating to the center; milk jugs, toilet paper rolls, art supplies, balls, toys, and so on. You guys are AWESOME!!
  • Thank you for always being willing to donate whenever we ask, we really do appreciate it!
  • Thank you for your patience with us as we adjusted to being in our new room.

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

Would you like to donate?

We could use:

  • Empty Egg Cartons
  • Stress/Squishy Balls
  • 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

If you could live one day over again, what would it be?

  • Ms. Mikayla:Thankfully I don't think I've had a day so bad that I feel like I need to do it over
  • Ms. Crystal: None, I love each day as it happens
  • Ms. Rachel: The day I got married. It all felt so fast, and I was so nervous that I would love to enjoy it more!

  • Ms. Kit: Probably one of the days I was in the Netherlands as a student ambassador and we went to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
  • Ms. Kay: Church camp days, any of them
  • Ms. Katie: Dylans 1st birthday
  • Ms. Maggie: if I could live one day over again it would probably be the day my dad and I went to canton to see my childhood idol Brett farve get inducted into the hall of fame.
  • Ms. Kasche: I would relive the drake vs lil Wayne concert. That was the best day ever
  • Ms. Kelsey: The last day with my grandpa
  • Ms. Le Andra: The last day with my grandma
  • Ms. Alisha: Any day that involved roller coasters or hiking. Even I day of hiking in our neighborhood woods with TTS or the fam!
  • Mr. Mike: 06/24/2000 aka my wedding day

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight