AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

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                                                                                                                                                             AUGUST 2018

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Summer is officially coming to an end.  It is so hard to believe but school will be here before we know it.  This is a busy month for all of us at Pleasant Park.  We have lots of kids going off to kindergarten and we are very excited for them!!  They have worked very hard and are well prepared.  Good Luck to all of our kindergarteners and to you parents as well!!!

In addition, we have lots of kids moving up to the next room so please check the computer to see where they will be moving!!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUGUST 13-PPCDC TRANSITIONS BEGIN

AUGUST 15- BALL/CHATHAM FIRST DAY SCHOOL

AUGUST 20-PPCDC AM PRE-K BEGINS

KINDERGARTEN PHYSICALS

If your child is going to kindergarten, the school requires a kindergarten physical. Pleasant Park also requires a copy of their kindergarten physical.  Please remember to give us a copy before you turn it into the school district. 

BUS CONSENTS

All Ball/Chatham students are required to sign a bus consent form.  This is DCFS required and PPCDC will not be allowed to load or unload your child from the bus unless we have it on file.  This is very important so please make sure that you get

all of your child’s bus information from the school.  In addition, please remember that it is your responsibility to let PPCDC know if your child will not be getting on or off the bus each day. 

MOVING DAY

Since we have our kids going off to kindergarten, it is time to move some children up to the next room!!  We will post the names of the children moving as well as the classroom that they are moving to later this month. Transition times are as follows:

MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH - 9:00-10:00

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH  -9:00-11:00

THEY WILL START IN THEIR NEW ROOMS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th.

PLEASANT PARK A.M. PRE-K

Pleasant Park’s a.m. preschool program will start on Monday, August 20, at 8:15 a.m.  Open house will be Thursday August 8th @ 5:30pm.    Please see Gina or Toni if interested. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!             

CLAIRE 8/12                 ETHAN H 8/31              KYLAN 8/25

DHILAN-8/26                ERIC-8/20                      ANNA 8/1           

KASTEN-8/18               ETHAN B 8/2                CHARLOTTE-8/2

LIAM 8/28                                       

MISS EMILY 8-10

MISS JORDAN G. 8-19

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!!!

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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JULY 2018

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer and staying cool in the heat!!

Please remember that we will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.  We would like to wish you all a very safe and Happy Fourth of July.  We hope that you enjoy the extra time with your family and friends!! 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 4 - PLEASANT PARK CLOSED TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH!

SCHOOL AGE FIELD TRIPS

Please be aware that if you choose not to send your child on a specific field trip, you are required to find alternate care for your child on that day. All of our extra staff will be attending the field trip. 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

CADEN-7/15                 HALLE-7/19                  REYNA-7/18

ADDISON-7/31             JENNA-7/29                  ABIGAIL-7/19

YAZAN-7/28                 BREESON 7/19             ELEANOR-7/9

BROOKLYN7/12          ANIKA-7/26                  HARRISON-7/15          

BENTON-7/7                  TYLER-7/27                  CANNON-7/22             

ALEX-7/8                       RYDER-7/2                   NASH-7/22

ISAAC-7/11                   COHEN-7/26                 LAKYRA-7/30

MASON-7/1                   BLAKE-7/4                   ETHAN-7/23

ASPEN-7/5                   

BRILEY-7/2                 

 

MR BRETT-7/7

MISS MICHELE 7/14

MS RAEANN-7/14

 

 

JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

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JUNE 2018

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful Fathers and Grandfathers of Pleasant Park!!

 

School is officially out for the summer and we are very glad to have our school-agers here for the next few months.  They already seem a little more relaxed.  I hope the weather will cooperate with us so the kids can really get out and enjoy their summer break. We have lots of things planned to keep them very busy.  Please remember to bring in sunscreen labeled with your child’s name because they will be spending a lot of time outdoors.  I hope that this is a great beginning to a wonderful summer ahead!!

 

 SCHOOL AGE FIELD TRIPS

Please make sure that you have signed your child’s permission slip to attend all field trips.  Please be aware that if you choose not to send your child on a specific field trip, you are required to find alternate care for your child on that day. All of our extra staff will be attending the field trip.  We will send out a list of dates and times of bus departures and arrivals for your records.  We are really looking forward to a great summer with our school-agers and we plan on keeping them very busy. 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

AVA 6-15   CORBIN 6-9        RACHAEL 6-2     WAYLEN 6-9

CALVIN 6-27       RYKER 6-27        MAX 6-30  MIKEY 6-13

OLIVIA 6-1           EMERSYN 6-13   ELLISON 6-4       TINLEIGH 6-6

WESTYN 6-22     VIHAAN 6-15      LANDRY 6-13   AVA 6-30

CHARLIE 6-28    RJ 6-18       COLLIN 6-5         EMALYN 6-4

COOPER 6-10

MRS. MEGAN-6/14      MISS TAYLOR-6/13    

MRS. SANDI-6/6           MISS SARAH-6/27

MRS. LORI-6/21            MISS STEPHANIE-6/23    

MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

MAY 2018

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful Mothers and Grandmothers of Pleasant Park!!!  I hope that you all enjoy this special day with your little ones.  I know that they get very excited to share this day with you.

 

Our annual “Week of the Young Child” celebration was a huge success.  The kids had so much fun and we love to see them all dressed up. They also all loved the magician too.  Thank you to all who joined us for our Ice Cream Social, the kids really love it when their guests get to come and visit for a special treat.  So, thanks again for participating and we hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

 

I just want to remind everyone that May 7-11, is Teacher Appreciation Week.  We always try to make this an extra special week for the teachers of  Pleasant Park, so please take the time to thank your child’s teacher for all that they do.  They do an amazing job and they all deserve a very special thank you!!!

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

MAY 18-    9:00   FOXES and BUTTERFLY GRADUATION

 

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 17-11-TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 18-  FOXES & BUTTERFLY GRADUATION

MAY 24- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL CHATHAM

MAY 28-PPCDC CLOSED

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

DOMINIC-5/1                GABBY-5/21       ELLIETTE 5/10

HANNAH-5/6                NORA-5/11          NASH-5/16

ROMAN-5/19                AUGUST-5/14     KELLI 5/2

SUMMER-5/20              IAN 5/15             MADELINE 5/24

ASHER-5/27                  ANDI 5/18            LEWIS 5-6

AIDEN-5/28                  LONDON 5/9       MYA 5-9                                

GRIFFIN 5-9                  IRIE 5-13             MADISON 5-20

ADDISON 5-22             CHARLIE 5-24

 

MISS CARRIE 5/8

MISS BRITTANY-5/9             MR NICK-5/11             

MISS TYLEEN-5/12               MISS JILL 5/19   

MISS JUSTICE 5/15                MISS TORI 5/12  

 

THANK YOU AND HAVE A GREAT MONTH!!!!!!

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

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THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

APRIL 16-20, 2018

 

Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors a National Celebration called “The Week of The Young Child”.  We like to make this an extra special week for the children at Pleasant Park.  We always plan lots activities for the children and we encourage everyone to participate.  The schedule is as follows:

 

MONDAY-PAJAMA DAY

TUESDAY-BEACH DAY

WEDNESDAY-WACKY CLOTHES AND HAIR DAY

THURSDAY-SUPERHERO OR PRINCESS DAY

FRIDAY-SPORTS DAY

 

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, WE WILL BE HAVING A VERY MAGICAL GUEST COME AND VISIT PLEASANT PARK!  RICHARD LANDRY IS A LOCAL MAGICIAN AND HE WILL BE COMING TO PUT ON A SHOW FOR ALL THE KIDS!! WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE HIM COME AND ENTERTAIN US!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS HERE BY 9:00 SO THEY DO NOT MISS THE SHOW!

 

WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL ON THURSDAY FROM 2:15-2:45. WE INVITE YOU ALL TO COME AND ENJOY ICE CREAM AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS WITH YOUR CHILD.

 

 

SAY CHEESE

Lifetouch preschool portraits will be here on Thursday, April 26 & Friday, April 27 beginning at 7:30am.  They will only be here in the morning, so please make sure that your child is here early if you would like their picture taken. We will also be doing cap and gown portraits that same day for the kids that will be going off to kindergarten in the fall. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 16-20-WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

LYRIC-4/1           ESTELA-4/5

ADAM-4/3           BRADLEY-4/4             

CALLEN-4/30      BENNY-4/17

TRIPP-4/19          NORAH-4/18                

HUDSON-4/27     MAX-4/28                               

MIA-4/29             CORA-4/25         

PIERCE-4/10        ASHER-4/29

HAYLEE-4/20     KINGSTON-4/22

ADAM-4/23

 

MISS JENNA-4/19                  MISS RHEE-4/22

MISS BRIANNE-4/10                       MISS NIKKI-4/5

 

MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2018

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

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DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the families at Pleasant Park!!

I am hoping that the spring weather is around the corner.   I think we have all had enough of the rain and clouds!!  As soon as the weather warms, the kids will be going outside again to play, so please make sure your child is in play clothes each and every day.    

 

Have a Great Month!!EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

Please remember that we may close if Ball/Chatham schools are closed.    So please know that if Ball/Chatham schools are closed, we may be closed as well.  Please check News Channel 20 or you can always call Pleasant Park to double check as well.

 

THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS TO KEEP UPDATED.

1) SIGN UP FOR PLEASANT PARK TEXT ALERTS

2)CHECK NEWSCHANNEL 20 EITHER ON T.V.OR  WEBSITE @ WICS.COM.

3)SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS ON WICS.COM CLICK ON TEXT ALERTS. THERE WILL BE A DROP DOWN MENU. CLICK ON  PLEASANT PARK  TO RECEIVE TEXT ALERTS. 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

GRACE-3/30        OLIVER-3/12       ABIGAIL-3/13     PARKER-3/16

TYCE-3/2            ALEX-3/10          KASTEN-3/27      ETHAN-3/27

KENDALL-3/24   LANDREE-3/30   LINCOLN-3/25    BRENNUS-3/31

SARAH-3/13        ABIGAIL-3/22     LAYLA-3/22

BRYNLEY-3/28   DRAKE-3/8          MILES-3/3           TOMMY-3/27

AVERY-3/31       CORALIE-3/31

 

MISS STEPHANIE-3/24                   MISS HALEIGH-3/8

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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                                                                February 2018

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

I want to wish all of our families a Very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy your loved ones each and every day. Please check your child’s classroom for any party information. Thank you and have a great month!

 

I also want to send out a reminder that you can sign up to receive Pleasant Park text messages!  This is a great way to receive notifications about any important news from Pleasant Park.  We encourage everyone to sign up to receive these messages.  Please see below for further instructions. 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FEB. 19-PPCDC CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

 

SCHOOLS OUT

FEB 16TH  BALL CHATHAM SCHOOL’S CLOSED

FEB 28TH BALL CHATHAM SCHOOL’S OUT AT 11AM

 

 

STAY INFORMED

THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS TO GET PLEASANT PARK INFORMATION.  WE USE THE FOLLOWING WAYS TO NOTIFY PARENTS IF WE ARE CLOSED.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SIGN UP FOR THESE SERVICES.

 

1- YOU MAY SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES THROUGH A SERVICE CALLED REMIND101. 

          TEXT @Pleasantpar to 217-718-3545.

 

2-CHECK NEWS CHANNEL 20 FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS

 

3-CHECK NEWS CHANNEL 20 WEBSITE AND LOOK     UNDER SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

 

4-YOU MAY ALSO SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS THROUGH

          NEWS CHANNEL 20

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

KEAGAN-2/13          RYLAND-2/26           RYAN-2/19

PARKER-2/22            BRYCE-2/14              AVERY-2/18 

HAILEY-2/23             ALAINA-2/8              LILY-2/28

MADALYN-2/13       EVELYN-2/5             OLIVIA-2/15

EMERSYN-2/3          VIVIEN-2/21             OLIVER and ELLISTON-2/21

                       

MISS TAYLOR -2/20

DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2017

 

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend with your families.

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT YOUR CHILD’S ORNAMENT ON OUR TREE!

 PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED CLOSINGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS:

 

MONDAY and TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 and 26- CHRISTMAS

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 - NEW YEAR’S

 

I want to wish all the families of Pleasant Park a very safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!

 

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

Please remember that Pleasant Park may close if Ball/Chatham schools close because of severe weather.  In addition, if the Ball/Chatham Schools are already scheduled to be closed for example, Thanksgiving break or Christmas Break, and the weather is severe, Pleasant Park may have to close as well.   In all cases of severe weather, you will always have to check News Channel 20 or the News Channel 20 Website for possible closings.  If in doubt, you may always call the center to double check.  You can also sign up for text alerts through  News Channel 20 online.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

CARLY-12/24      GABBY-12/26               HARPER-12/20    ISLA-12/10

CHASE-12/20      HUDSON-12/2              AVA-12/30          BEAU-12/27

KAITLYN-12/4    BROOKS-12/19             KYAH-12/23        BROCK-12/27

OLIVIA-12/21       LEIGHTON-12/10          DAYLEE-12/11    BLAIR-12/27

ALEHNA-12/30   JACKSON-12/12           OWEN-12/8        MIA-12/18

MARLEE-12/27   NOOR-12/28   EVELYN-12/31

MS TRICIA12/12 MS BECKY12/11 MS AMANDA12/30 MS ERIN12/15

MS ANDREA12/28 MS KELLY12/2