The Stuart's Tot Spot Times

October 2018

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

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

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

Ms. Danielle's Email: danielle@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Katie 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:

October 11th - Jalen

October 12th - Graham


Current Events:

October 5th, 9th, 11th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 15th- Tuttle's Orchard

October 16th- Happy 1 year Anniversary to Ms. Danielle

October 25-29 No Ms. Alisha

October 30 - Picture Day

October 31st- Costume Day


Future Events:

November 3rd - Parent's Night Out

November 19th-20th - PJ Days!!!

November 21st-23rd - Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

Week of Oct. 1st: Review for H, T, I

Week of Oct. 8th: Umber Umbrella Bird

Week of Oct. 15th: Catina Cat

Week of Oct. 22nd: Ollie Octopus

Week of Oct. 29th: Review for U, C, O


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 Gavin, Graham, and Jalen to our room!!!!


We said goodbye to Ms. Corrine. She was with TTS for almost 5 years and we were sad to see her go. You will also see quite a few new people and we've started training some new teachers. Hopefully I'll like them and they'll be a wonderful addition to our Tot Spot Family.



For October the Stuarts are excited to have a bigger class of friends to play with. We are going to be bringing home lots of fun artwork like paintings made with feathers, shoes, toilet paper tubes. We are also going to make some birds, octopuses, and cat masks to share as well. We have been having fun with making our sensory bins and will try to continue changing them every week. Our What's in the Box Wednesdays have been a big success! Everyone is always excited to guess what could be in our mystery box every week. This month we will be experimenting with rain and glow in the dark paint along with doing some fun sensory activities to help us build a better vocabulary.



  • 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!

Hey guys!!


Thank you so much for all your donations to VIPS!! You guys ROCK and we appreciate everything you do!! We are going to continue to collect for a couple more weeks so there's still time to bring in more items!!

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

Picture Day

Picture Day will be October 30th. The theme will be with a present and Christmas tree, and they will be in the week before Thanksgiving. If your kiddo isn't normally here that day you can still bring them to get their picture taken if you would like. We will start pictures at 8:30am. We are going with Lifetouch again but getting a different photographer so hopefully pictures will be much better this time! We will be sending out flyers soon with more info. We will also need a parent helper. Parent helpers receive a discount off pictures. If your interested let us know!

Tuttle's Field Trip!

Monday, Oct. 15th, 9am

5717 North 300 West

Greenfield, IN

Woo hoo!!! We are going to Tuttle's October 15th this year! If you are riding the bus you need to be at TTS by 8:20am. If you are meeting us at Tuttle's be there by 9am. We will try to meet in front of the apple orchard by the picnic tables. You will need to bring a disposable sack lunch because we don't have room to bring anything back with us besides our pumpkins and apples. Please turn in your permission slips and cash by October 5th. If you have any questions let us know.

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

I'm super excited for some Halloween books this month...are you?? Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out October 9th and will orders will be due October 18th. Our online code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom

World Pasta Day!

October 25th is World Pasta Day! Take the day to explore all the wonders of our favorite carb-filled food. You can make macaroni artwork, build towers with spaghetti and play-doh, dye slippery noodles different colors, or explore the different shapes and shapes that pasta can come in. And don't forget to try an awesome new pasta recipe!

The Book Nook

The Odyssey

Monsters don't have to be scary! Explore some of the silly monsters from classic mythology with this colorful book.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

  • We so appreciate you supporting our fundraising efforts such as parent's night out! Next one is Nov. 3rd

  • Thank you so much for the parents who brought in supplies for our outdoor classroom! Because of that, we are able to start working on our outdoor music wall for both playgrounds!

  • 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 for all the special teacher treats that really touch our hearts (doughnuts, cookies, the supplies for VIPS, and various donations you've made) We can't express enough how much we truly appreciate anything and everything you do for us.

Reminders

  • Physicals were due in August so if you forgot please get it turned in ASAP.
  • Please make sure that your child has weather appropriate clothing in their cubbies. Now the weather is starting to cool off we need long sleeve shirts, long pants and jackets.
  • So if my kiddos birthday is in January and they have their well check visit..do I need to turn in another physical? Nope. You only need to turn in updated shot records and the physical every August.

Would you like to donate?

We could use:


  • Contact Paper
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Baby/Vegetable Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • Corn Starch
  • Scrap Paper
  • 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. You may have babies, but the whole school is yours. 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

What is something you think everyone should do at least one in their lives and why?


  • Ms. Ericka: Something I think everyone should do once in their life is conquer their biggest fears & answer their "what if" questions by just doing it! Like nike (: #YOLO

  • Ms. Mikayla: Work in customer service. I think it really helps people see that everyone thinks very differently about everything. It also helps you practice holding your tongue and keeping calm in stressful situations.

  • Ms. Alisha: Jump off a cliff or at least a pirate ship. It’s fun!
  • Mr. Mike: Watch a sunrise over a ocean, it’s so peaceful
  • Ms. Le Andra: I think that everyone should be a server once in their life. Maybe then people would tip better and realize how much a server does for you and wouldn't be so rude sometimes.
  • Ms. Danielle: No clue on this one
  • Ms. Katie: I think everyone should travel outside their home country at least once in their lives. There is a whole great, big, fascinating world out there that needs to be explored.
  • Ms. Erin: Work in customer service for a short period of time so that people will maybe think twice about who they talk to those in customer service

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

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