February 2012

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Many opportunities for classes and forums for parents have come across my desk recently. I always post these opportunities on the Parent Information Board when I get them. Just in case you’ve missed them, a few are as follows:

February 1 – March 28 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
PAZNAZ Positive Parenting – Eight Week Series
Fee: $35.00, free childcare

February 2 – March 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
PAZNAZ Positive Parenting Eight Week Series
Fee $35.00, free childcare

February 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Conscious Discipline @St James Parish Day School
Fee $75.00, lunch provided.

February 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Susan Linn presents “The Importance of Making time for Make-Believe and Imaginative Play for Children” at the Neighborhood Church
No Fee.

March 29 from 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Susan Spitzer presents “Understanding Sensory Processing as a Foundation for Learning & Being” @ Waldon School
No Fee

If any parent would like to display an opportunity such as these on the information board, please let me know. There are also parenting books available in the office, such as:

Sibling Rivalry, The Hurried Child, Miseducation, Your Child’s Self Esteem, How to Be a Better Parent, Speaking of Boys…. and many more.

Thank you all for your generous contributions to our Christmas Wish List. We are in the process of choosing some Special Events for March and April. Your teachers are very excited about the Outdoor Ramps that are ordered for the Big Yard. The ramps “are made for water, balls, gravel or whatever comes to the child’s mind… This intense play yields profound learning… through problem solving and social interaction.” We will let you know when they arrive.

Sincerely,
Nancy Swanson, Director

NUTRITION – VALENTINE’S DAY POLICY REMINDER
Thank you to the families that brought snack in the month of January. It is a big job and we appreciate you being so thoughtful and willing to participate.

We have Valentine’s Cookie Days coming up:
February 13 – M/W/F Classes
February 14 – Tu/Th and M – F Classes

As a courtesy, please remember SMCCNS has a policy of no Valentine’s Day card exchanges, so please be respectful of this. You may have a class party or playdate outside of school, but the exchange of cards/candies is prohibited on campus.

Thank you,
Colleen McGuinness, Nutrition Chair

TUITION REMINDER
Spring Tuition is due no later than February 15, 2012. Payments should be made to San Marino Community Church Nursery School for the following amounts:

Tuesday/Thursday Classes:                        $1,080.00
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classes:     $1,530.00
Monday – Friday Classes:                          $2,610.00

Your prompt attention to this is much appreciated ☺
Debbie Kurtz, Treasurer

APPLICATIONS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
Returning Student applications will be available on March 26 and are due for processing on April 23.

FEBRUARY WINDOW DISPLAY
The entry window is always a delightful sight. This month, we give thanks to the creativity of Mrs. Conkling’s Tuesday/Thursday room parents: Nancy Ko, Brenda Salinas, Hong Yoon Plurad.

PICNIC DAY REMINDERS
Need a few more hours without the kids? Don’t forget that Picnic Day is a great opportunity for your child to have some extra playtime with their classmates at nursery school, as well as a chance for them to meet new friends! Signup lists for February are posted on the wall outside Mrs. Brown’s room. Signups for March will begin on Friday, February 24th at 9am. If you have any questions about Picnic Day, please contact Janice Segimoto, or see your Family Handbook and Directory for more information.

Thank you,
Janice Segimoto, Picnic Day Chair