A few of you asked if we could provide some ideas for gifts for children that are not the typical mass-marketed gifts. Here is a list of toys we know our children love and ideas to enhance them:
Exam Week, January Term, and Spring Semester Sign-Up
For those of you who have previously used the center, you
probably remember that your contract for care ends on the last class day of the
fall semester and that we re-enroll for care for the spring semester. You also know that care provided during exam
week and the January term is a part of a “special sign-up” and that if you do
not need care during those times you simply don’t sign up in those areas – we
won’t expect your child and you will not be billed. In the past we used two
processes for this: exam week sign-up was on the front counter and spring and
January term was a part of a contract that was placed on your child’s locker. I hope
to try something new: in early November I will post on your child’s locker a
form that includes all three – exam week in December, January 2015 term, and
the spring 2015 contract. You will
have the opportunity to do all of your upcoming scheduling in one fell swoop. Hopefully this will make sense and be easier
for everyone. And for those of you who
are new to the center, welcome to this new adventure in scheduling!
Please note on the new form the hours of operation for the three sessions: during January term we will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During exam
week and spring semester we will
follow our regular schedule of 7:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m.
This is all very new – please see Sue with any questions you
may have concerning it.
You will need the following ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 T. oil, 2 t. cream of tartar, and 1 cup water. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add other ingredients. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture looks like mashed potatoes. Drop the dough onto waxed paper and when cool enough to handle, knead it for a few minutes. Food coloring can be added to enhance the color and extracts, such as peppermint or cinnamon, can be added to enhance the smell. These can be added at the end or when placing the ingredients in the saucepan. Store playdough in an airtight container.
Thanks to those of you who took part in parent-teacher conferences. It's always nice to have that uninterrupted time to chat with you.
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