January 2016 NEWSLETTER

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Happy New Year!! It is so hard to believe that 2016 is here!! I hope that you all had a safe and wonderful holiday season. The holidays always come and go so quickly, but I hope that you all enjoyed the extra time with your children. I hope that 2016 brings health and happiness to you and your families!!

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 @Pleasantpa to 217-718-3545.
  2. CHECK NEWS CHANNEL 20 FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS
  3. CHECK NEWS CHANNEL 20 WEBSITE AND CLICK ON SCHOOL CLOSINGS.
  4. YOU MAY ALSO SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS THROUGH NEWS CHANNEL 20

In addition, we also can relay information by texting through our Procare software program, but we cannot access this program when we are not at Pleasant Park. So we cannot contact you from our homes in case of emergency closings. In addition, that program only allows us to send one text message to one number. That is why you must sign up through REMIND 101.

However, all of the texting services will not work if you get a new phone number or you change your carrier and you do not notify us of these changes or re-register with REMIND 101.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JAN 1-PPCDC CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEARS JAN 5 - BALL CHATHAM SCHOOLS RESUME

TAX STATEMENTS

2015 receipts for tax purposes will be emailed out as soon as possible. Our tax identification number will be on the receipt. Please see Gina or Toni if you have any questions.

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

Please remember that Pleasant Park may close if Ball/Chatham schools close because of severe weather. However, if the Ball/Chatham Schools are previously scheduled to be closed for some reason, such as Thanksgiving break or Christmas Break, and the weather is severe, Pleasant Park may have to close as well. We will send out a text through remind 101 for emergency situations. 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.

CHATHAM 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: 1 st Tuesday of the month- Foxy Fours and Butterflies 2 nd Tuesday of the month-Ladybugs and Leapfrogs 3 rd Tuesday of the month-Bumblebees, Toucans, Tigers & Ducks

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

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