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.
Please consider eliminating
a fruit selection from the lunch meal you pack for your child. We serve fruit at lunch and are required to
present to the children a specified amount.
Many of our children come with fruit in their lunches and because it is
packed, they often feel that they should eat it. This leaves little room in their tummies for
the fruit we serve. Sometimes they eat
our fruit first and then dip into theirs and again, by this time they are
already feeling full. The short version
is: we are wasting a lot of fruit – both from home and served by the
center. If you and your child are
satisfied with the fruit we serve, there is no need to send any from home.
And...just a reminder: tree nuts, peanuts, large pretzels, and popcorn are viewed as choking hazards for young children. Our accreditation standards ask that they not be included in a child's meal. Other choking hazards include cherry tomatoes, grapes, and hot dogs. They may be included in your child's lunch, but please cut cherry tomatoes and grapes in half and hot dogs lengthwise when included.
We posted a lengthy list of reminders in the Parent Post last month. Some need a gentle repeating!
A few of our parents have suggested that we put out a summer
care survey during the fall of the year.
We will post surveys on the children’s locker later this week. This is a preliminary survey – another will
follow in the spring. Please take a
moment to complete the survey and return by the October 29th due
It was another fun parade..thanks for joining us!
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held during the weeks of October 20
and October 27
. More information will be coming your way in early October. If you need uninterrupted time to chat with one of us before conferences, please just ask!
Victor Hill, from Parking Services, is working with us to provide car seat inspections. He is a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and is willing and able to do car seat safety checks for you and your child(ren). He will make sure you have the correct car seat for your child's age/weight and that you have it installed and are using it correctly. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please call 608-785-8061 to make an appointment with him.
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