The Stuart's Tot Spot Times

December 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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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Birthdays:

Dec. 8th- Ms. Erin



Current Events:

Dec. 7th- Ornaments with Grandparents

Dec. 24th-26th- Closed for Holiday break

Dec. 31st- Jan. 1st- Closed for New Year's


Future Events:

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!

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

Week of Dec. 3rd- Jerry Jellyfish Week

Week of Dec. 10th- Dee Dee Deer Week

Week of Dec. 17th- Holiday Week

Week of Dec. 24th- Review S,J,D

Week of Dec. 31st- Review all letter friends from the year (L, F, E, H, T, I, U, C, O, Q, G, S, J, D)


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!

For December The Stuarts are looking forward to being able to play in the snow. Remember to have some extra clothes in your child's cubby in case we get wet or dirty while we play. We will be secretly working on some presents for mom and dad. We can't wait until you get to open it! We are also looking forward to seeing our grandparents for Ornaments with Grandparents. We will also be doing some awesome sensory experiments like exploring different jam and making dough. We are also going to make some beautiful suncatchers and hats that look like Dee Dee Deer!





  • 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

Operation Tot Spot Gives Back- Winning Class gets a Pizza Party and the winning teacher earns PTO!!!


We are teaming up with Scholastic and participating in a pajama drive. We are collecting until December 13th.


Who are the pajamas and books helping?


The pajamas and books are helping at-risk children (ages 0–18) throughout the country. Often homeless, in foster care, or in poverty, their unstable, uncertain lives make them uniquely vulnerable as bedtime approaches. Each night, millions of children in this country have no bed to call their own—let alone pajamas to change into or books to escape into—and so they have no concept of a loving bedtime. The treasured ritual of changing into clean pajamas and tucking in with an enchanting bedtime story are unknown; some of these children, in fact, have never heard of pajamas


What pajama sizes are needed the most?

Although Pajama Program accepts new pajamas in all sizes, the most overlooked ones are generally children’s sizes 8 to adult 3XL. It is often the bigger, older children who are left out.


What kinds of pajamas should I collect?


New pajamas only.

Pajamas should be a complete set—a top and bottom, or an appropriate nightgown.

Pajamas for all seasons, but especially warm, cozy ones to help the children on our list during the long, cold months at this time of year.

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 December 4th and will orders will be due December 13th. Our online code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom

National Cover Everything In Chocolate Day!

Who wouldn't be excited to try all their favorite foods covered in chocolate. For December 16th try experimenting with different types of chocolate mixed with different types of food. Are pretzels better with white or dark chocolate? Do apples or bananas taste better when covered up? Take the day to try all the tasty combinations.

The Book Nook

Press Here

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!!!

  • Thank you to everyone for being understanding and patient with us while we are reorganizing our classrooms

  • We so appreciate you supporting our fundraising efforts such as parent's night out

  • 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 Camden's for buying pizza for our monthly meeting!

  • Thank you to the Bare's and Michael's for bringing in donuts

  • Thank you for all the Halloween donations for our classroom parties

Would you like to donate?

We could use:

· Baby puzzles

· Food Coloring

· Musical Instruments

· Play-doh

· Empty Clean Plastic Jars (Mayo, PB, etc. Jar)

· Contact Paper

· Large Crayons

· 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. 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 your favorite Christmas song?

  • Ms. Mikayla: Feliz Navidad

  • Ms. Ericka: All I want for Christmas is you

  • Ms. Megan: Silent Night

  • Ms. Alisha: All I want for Christmas is you
  • Mr. Mike: This Christmas
  • Ms. Le Andra: I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
  • Ms. Danielle: The Grinch
  • Ms. Katie: Greensleeves
  • Ms. Monica: We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

  • Ms. Erin: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

  • Ms. Constance: Jingle Bells

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

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