The Tot Spot Times
June and July 2017
The Tot Spot Early Education Academy
Ms. Alisha's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Le Andra's Email: email@example.com
Ms. Blue's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine" - Anthony D'Angelo
Hey Tot Spot Family,
Wowzers!!! Is it really June already?? This summer we not only have the move coming up, but we're kicking off our Give Back Program for August. In July we will be collecting school supplies for an elementary school in Indianapolis. We've already started discussing helping other little kids get supplies with our kids and they're super excited to be able to help them cut, write, and color. We hope you are too!
Please don't forget the sunscreen and hats, and continue to send those referrals to help fill the new location!
When are we moving?
The city fire marshal has been out and approved us to open. We're just waiting on the state fire marshal visit before State licensing will come out. Our appointment for the 1st week of June was canceled so.....cross those fingers that it's some time soon!
Special Events and Birthdays!!
Ms. Le Andra- June 1st
Ms. Shay- June 4th
Ms. Alisha- June 15
Micah- June 21st
Josie - July 4th
Mason- July 6th
Paisley- July 27th
Grant- July 23rd
Ms. Corrine- July 30th
Graduation- June 2nd
Donuts with Dad- June 16th
Fisher's Freedom Festival- June 24th
Closed for 4th of July- July 3rd & 4th
Supply Fee's Due/Withdrawn- July 27th
Upcoming Zoophonics Friends
In the Classroom!
Ms. Blue will be taking over and conducting training at the Too until we move. We would like to introduce a new teacher! Welcome Ms. Gabby!
Hello, my name is Gabriella Faitele I am a new teacher at the Tot Spot Early Learning Academy.
I am the oldest of four girls, 22 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and I have a daughter of my own so, I have been around children my whole life. I am so excited to start building and growing with your children. I have worked in preschools/ daycares for 4 years and I love the experience. I love working with kids and watching them develop and grow. Working with kids really makes life smooth and I enjoy seeing their faces light up when they have learned something new and can tell me what they have learned. I enjoy walking in the building and seeing all my little faces and getting my hugs and high fives it makes my day A LOT easier.
I am looking forward to working with your kids and helping them grow. I am looking forward to building a relationship with each of you so, that you will be able to be worry free when leaving your kids with me. I am really excited about being your child new teacher.
Ms. Gabriella Faitele
The Sawyer's and Sherlocks
We are off to a FUN Summer in the Prek room! We will be working to help our Role Model friends prepare for their Kindergarten adventures! We will be focusing on our writing (letter formation - upper and lower, number formation, and spelling), addition and subtraction (understanding the concept), reading, and during our science we will growing sprouts and talking about the plant process! During art we will be getting messy with paint, chalk, markers, and other mediums to express our creativity! Please remember to apply sunscreen daily before drop off! We will be outside as much as possible!
Donuts with Dads is Friday, June 16th and we can't wait to share that day with all of our TTS dads!
Don't forget to come by our booth at The Fishers Freedom Festival June 24th and 25th!
We are looking forward to an AWESOME Summer in Prek!
Healthy Start Wisdom
Healthy Start Wisdom from Ms. Alisha
Lazy days at the pool or beach are warm weather rituals for many families. But if you're tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without the proper sun protection, you’re taking an unhealthy risk.
"It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child's chances of getting melanoma later in life," says Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, a board-certified pediatric dermatologist. "We really need to buckle down and protect our young."
Slather on the Sunscreen – No Exceptions
Ultraviolet sunlight damages the skin and can lead to wrinkles and cancers later on.
Always put sunscreen on your child before going outside. We like to make a fun game out of it. Teach your child to spell BEENS to help you remember to cover often-forgotten spots: Back of knees, Ears, Eye area, Neck, and Scalp.
Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. Then reapply every 2 hours, or sooner if your child has been swimming. Water-resistant sunscreen wears off -- check the label to see how soon you'll need to reapply.
```Opt for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
Did you know: the Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends SunGuard, a laundry additive that contains a sunscreen called Tinosorb FD. Toss it in the wash, and your clothes instantly get a UPF of 30. The protection lasts about 20 washings. (disclaimer..I haven't really researched this for the dangers...you should and then let me know if it's a good idea)
Remember; We want sunscreen and hats to be second nature to them when they go out. Practice good habits together. Being a role model is vital to helping your kids establish healthy sun habits. If they see you skipping the sunscreen and hat and then working on your tan, changes are they'll want to skip these items also. So cover up head to toe and party on dudes!
Operation Tot Spot Gives Back
The Book Nook
2-3 year olds: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Ages 3 and up: When It's the Last Day of School by Maribeth Boelts
The Parent's Spotlight
- tissue paper
- icing writers
- teacher appreciation gifts
We can't thank you guys enough for all your contributions that helped make an awesome Family Fun Day! Hope you all had as much fun as we did.
Special thanks to all the teachers! And thank you parents for recognizing their hard work this year!
The Teacher's Spotlight
What can you do today that you weren't capable of a year ago?
Mr. Mike: Until recently I'd never installed hardie plank.
Ms. Blue: The thing I can do this year I couldn't do last year is get Paisley and I ready and out of the house in a half hour! Anyone with a kid knows that it is not easy getting out of the house with a little one especially when you are new to the mom thing. We may not look the best, but we can make it out quick!
Ms. Le Andra: Something I couldn't do a year ago today but can today is drive a smaller car. I was in a bad car three years ago and completely totaled the sunfire I drove at the time. Since then I would freak out anytime I was in a really small car and would never drive one. I've had an SUV ever since my wreck so I've never had to worry about it, but something came up and in order to help my best friend out I had to drive a little itty bitty Camaro. Even though I about had a panic attack I conquered my fears to help my best friend out. Will I ever drive a really small car again? Probably not unless I have to lol
Mrs. Diamond: A year ago I was 8 months pregnant and couldn't accomplish the most simplest of tasks. Sitting on the floor, getting up from a chair, and walking without getting winded were hard for me. It may have only been temporary, but I am so glad to be able to do those things now without trouble!
Ms. Corrine: Make my own decisions.
Ms. Shay: Drive