The Sawyer's Tot Spot Times

October 2018

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

Mr. Mike's Email:

Ms. Alisha's Email:

Ms. Katie's Email:

Ms. Danielle's Email:

Ms. Le Andra's Email:

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Special Events and Birthdays!!


October 20th- Isabella

Current Events:

October 1st-2nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 15th- Tuttle's Orchard

October 16- 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 Zoo-phonics Friends

Week of October 1- Review for H,T,I

Week of October 8- Umber Umbrella Bird

Week of October 15- Catina Cat

Week of October 22- Olive Octopus

Week of October 29- Review for U, C, O

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? Asking a teacher will get you no where. Please email Mr. Mike at

In the Classroom!

Welcome Ian! Our class is almost full. We will be completely full when 2 of our friends from the Scouts/Stuarts turn 3 in January.

October is our month we focus on fall and healthy practices. We will revisit proper coughing/sneezing procedures, hand washing and how its safe to keep your hands away from your face.

We have split into our small groups (spots and stripes). I'm really excited about our art project for Umber Umbrellabird week. We will be making unicorns!

· 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 . If you have already signed up with you are ahead of the game. However, if you have not, you can register from this link 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!!


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

Healthy Start Wisdom

The Book Nook

A Sherlock Favorite: Little Red Hot

Little Red Hot loves red hot chili peppers. She eats them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When her grandmother catches a cold, Little Red makes her a hot pepper pie that will "knock those cold germs right out of her". But before Little Red shares her pie with Grandma, she meets Señor Lobo. The pie comes in very handy when the wily wolf tries to trick her into thinking he's her grandmother.

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.

The Teacher's Spotlight

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

  • Ms. Crystal: Do something you never thought you’d do. Step outside of your comfort zone. If that means, you go out of your way to talk to someone you don’t know or bungee jump, do what challenges you.
  • Ms. Rachel: I think that everyone should dance in a downpour at least once! It’s very freeing!
  • 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
  • Ms. Hailey: travel the world & get away from reality for a bit
  • Ms. Maggie: I think that everyone should go to Disney World once in their lives. I think that everyone should go to Disney World once in their lives because it is the Most Magical place on earth

Would you like to donate?

We could use

  • small shallow trays or cookie sheets
  • salt or cornmeal
  • food coloring

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!