Hope's Happenings

Dates to Remember:
May 6-10th- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8-9th- Parent-Teacher Conferences
May 22nd- All Aboard Day (trains)
May 27th- Memorial Day- Academy Closed
Happy Birthday
Spencer and William- 1st
Wyatt- 4th
Liam- 21st
Alyssa and Drew- 25th

Dakirah and La’Princia-11th
Mikayla- 22nd
Sheela- 27th
Hails and Farewells 
We unfortunately said goodbye to Iteonya in the Tadpoles. We welcome Destiny as a substitute.

Mara's Memos
Now is the time to decide about enrollment for next school year. Registration is almost over for our A Beka classes (Threes and Fours) for next school year. Come to the office and pay your NONREFUNDABLE book fee to hold your slot. The current book fee is $60 for the threes and $55 for the fours. Prices could go up at any time if A-Beka raises their prices. If you have any questions for any of our teachers or would like to observe a class, please let the office know and we will be glad to schedule a time for you. There are only 6 three year old slots left. Registration is now open to the public and we can’t guarantee you a spot if you have not paid the book fee.

All other classes: we will assume you will be here next school year and reserve your child’s spot in his/her class, unless you give us a written 2 week notice of your child’s last day.

The new school year begins August 5th this year.

Everyone is getting ready for the summer. Many of our students are leaving us to go to “big school” in August. We will miss our big kids; please come back and visit us. We are excited about all the new students we will be getting at the same time. This is a crazy transition time for us all. Please take the time to talk with your child about all the upcoming changes, so they aren’t surprised when their friends are no longer at school and they have to share toys with new friends. Even if your child will be here all summer, many of their classmates will not.

Please let us know in writing at least two weeks in advance if your child will be leaving us. We have a short form you can fill out in the office or you can email us. If you paid the book fee for next school year and want to take the summer off, please let us know in advance. Please know that your child can not return until Aug 5th if you remove them for the summer. This option is only available for those entering our Threes or Fours next school year.

Things to Remember

  • Make sure you have a complete change of spring clothes, including socks, in your child’s cubby. Keep a light jacket/sweatshirt in the cubby year round. Sneakers recommended.
  • No drop off during nap time or after 10 am.
  • Tuition is due on Mondays. A $3 late fee will be added at noon starting on Wednesdays.
  • The credit card swipe fee is $2 every swipe.
  • Please send in a labeled water bottle every morning. We go outside every day.
  • Now that the sun is shining, please put sunscreen on your child before dropping off. If you want us to reapply in the afternoon, fill out a medication authorization form and leave the sunscreen with your teacher, not in the cubby.