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

 

                                     

                                     

         

                  

                            

 

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

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                                                                                                    November 2017

 

PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

 

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!  It is so hard to believe, but November marks the official start of the holiday season.  I know that with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is so easy to get distracted and forget what the season is really all about, so please enjoy the extra time with your families.   We will be putting up our Christmas tree soon and every child in the center will be placing an ornament on our Pleasant Park tree.  Please make sure that you stop to see your child’s ornament.  The children love to show them off!

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND THE FRIDAY AFTER!!

 

SCHOOL’S OUT

CHATHAM SCHOOL’S HAVE AN EARLY DISMISSAL ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22nd AND THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON  NOVEMBER 2nd and 3rd

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 23-PPCDC CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

November 24-PPCDC CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

JAXON 11/13             SOFIA-11/4                            SOPHIA-11/1

OLIVER-11/24           DREW-11/9                           CAMDEN-11/13

AUSTIN-11/19         ISABELLA-11/19                  JOEY-11/9

HARPER-11/21          JORDAN-11/3                        HAYDEN 11/26

BAILEY-11/9             ISABELLA-11/1                    HAYDEN-11/7

KATIE-11/5                ADDISON-11/12                   LUCAS-11/4 

DRAKE-11/12            ZACHARY-11/12                  RUBY-11/9

COOPER 11/1            NORA11/5                             AVA11/5

RYKER 11/2              LUMI11/1                               REMI-11/15

HANNAH 11/5          ROBERT-11/4

MISS MADDY 11/9

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

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PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

 

I just want to remind everyone that Pleasant Park is closed on Monday, October 9th.  This is our Staff Development Day and we will be in trainings all day. 

There are many Halloween parties scheduled the last week of October.  Please check with your child’s teachers to see what day and time their class is having their party.

 

Thanks and Have a Great Month!!

 

CHATHAM SCHOOLS

Chatham schools let out early on October 6th and 31st.

Have a safe and fun Halloween and don’t eat too much candyJ

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 9- PPCDC CLOSED

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

RYAN-10/25                 KENDALL-10/24          LEO 10/31

GRACE-10/29                PAITYN 10/30               MATTHEW 10/13

TARYN-10/21               JACOB-10/21                LINCOLN-10/16

GIA 10/31                      CORALEE 10/12           GUNNER 10/28

GRACE-10/4                 AVA-10/13                    ARIA 10/17

JACK-10/23                   JACK-10/28                    PAIGE 10/27       

AJ 10/21                        GRAYSON 10/20          HARPER 10/26

ETTA 10/12                   KADEN 10/22

REID 10/21                    DEVAN 10/23              

KAMDEN 10/15           

 

MRS TONI- 10/27          MISS KATIE-10/25MISS JORDAN 10/12

SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

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 PLEASANT PARK NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

The school year has officially started and all the kids seem to be settling into their new routines quite nicely.   It is so amazing how quickly the summer goes by.  This is such an exciting time for everyone.  The kindergarteners are enjoying going off to school and we are so happy for them as they start on this new road to independence.  They are all experiencing so many changes during this time, but they are all adjusting so well and we cannot wait to see what the future brings. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, FOR LABOR DAY.  I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL EXTENDED WEEKEND WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 4-PPCDC closed for Labor Day

AM PRE-K

Our am pre-k program is up and running.  Our morning program is now from 8:30-11:30 and this is the only program we have this year.  Mrs. Angie and Miss Amanda are so excited about the year to come.  If you are interested in getting signed up, please let Gina or Toni know and we will see if there is any availability or we will be glad to put you on our waiting list. 

MUSIC CLASS

Miss Janel will be back for another fun Fall session of music.  It will be on Thursday mornings and runs September 7st-December 14th.

Register online at

https://MusicTherapyConnections.org/Pleasant-ParkCHATHAM LIBRARY

Joyce from the Chatham Public Library comes to Pleasant Park to read to our children in the classrooms.  Joyce comes and spends time in each room reading stories to them and the children really look forward to her visits.  The schedule is as follows:

          1st Tuesday of the month- Foxy Fours and Butterflies

          2nd Tuesday of the month-Ladybugs and Leapfrogs

          3rd Tuesday of the month-Bumblebees, Toucans, Tigers & Ducks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

LENNON 9/30                       ELLIOTT 9/6

HADYN 9/7                           TYNLEE 9/3                                                  

SYDNEY-9/22                       MASON-9/25                        

BRYSEN-9/19                        STELLA-9/18

ANNA 9/21                            ADDISON 9/19

AIDAN-9/1                            FLYNN 9/23

AVA-9/27                               REESE-9/8

LOLA-9/2                               ARIA 9/16

PARKER 9/30                        AUSTIN 9/30

JAXSON 9/22                         AUTUMN 9/9            

AMELIA 9/5                          ADALYN 9/21

JAXON 9/28                           MILES 9/20

MAX 9/9                                 LENORA 9/13

ADELYNN 9/20                    LIAM 9/30

 

MISS ALYSSA 9/17

MISS JESSICA 9/17

MISS BECKA 9/6

                                               

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 LEWSLETTER

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                                                                                                                                                                                           AUGUST 2017

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 14-PPCDC TRANSITIONS BEGIN

AUGUST 16- BALL/CHATHAM FIRST DAY SCHOOL

AUGUST 21-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 14TH - 9:00-10:00

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15TH  -9:00-11:00

THEY WILL START IN THEIR NEW ROOMS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16th.

 

PLEASANT PARK A.M. PRE-K

Pleasant Park’s a.m. preschool program will start on Monday, August 21, at 8:15 a.m.  Open house will be Thursday August 9th @ 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                   GAVIN-8/27                 

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

LIAM 8/28                     ANNA 8/1                     

 

MISS JORDAN G. 8-19

 

 HAVE A GREAT MONTH!!!