August 2016 News

 

From Your Director:  

Welcome to the start of a new school year!  I say this a lot but I really do mean it:  We know that it takes a big leap of faith for you to leave your children with us. We truly appreciate that you have given us your trust and will continue to work hard to earn it.

An especially big welcome to all of our new families.  We hope that you and your children are getting settled in at First English.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.


 

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, September 5th:  CDC closed for holiday

Monday, October 10th:  CDC closed for Staff Training Day

October dates TBA: Scholastic Book Fair and Fall Festival

Wed-Fri, Nov. 23rd-25th:  CDC closed for Thanksgiving

 

Reminder about new Tuition Rates starting September 1st:

Rainbows and Explorers--$940/month

Sunbeams, Moonbeams, and Stars--$990/month

 

Extra classes:  Here is the information you have all been waiting for!  

  • Music Classes take place on Wednesday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30.  Registration is open to all First English children.  Register online at https://opusonekids.com/register/austin/  The cost is $172 for the Fall session.  Classes begin September 7.

  • Soccer classes take place on Friday mornings between 9 and 11 am.  Registration is open to Rainbows and Explorers only (this season).  Register online at  https://www.soccershots.org/austin/enroll/ The cost is $155 for the fall season.  Classes begin September 9.

  • Tumbling classes take place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Registration is open to Stars, Rainbows, and Explorers.  Forms are available in the office--you can fill one out and leave it with payment in the Tumbling pouch in the tuition binder.  More info available here:  http://www.noramartinswimschool.net/tumbling.html The cost is $205 or $160 for siblings.  Classes begin September 13th.

  • Chapel is open to children in the Star, Rainbow, and Explorer classes.  It is free of charge.  It will take place on Thursday mornings starting September 8.

 

Breakfast:  Just a quick reminder that breakfast is officially over at 9:00.  If possible, try to arrive by 8:30 if you want your child to eat with us.  If you arrive towards the end of breakfast and your child’s class is still in the Fellowship Hall, we might not be able to stay while he/she finishes eating. Please help us out by sitting with your child and then returning him/her to class after breakfast.

 

Cups:  Those of you who attended the new class meetings, may recall that I talked a little about water cups.  For those who missed it, I mentioned that it might be a good idea to switch your child’s water cup/bottle periodically. Since we wash and use them daily, they don’t have much of a chance to dry out.  Also, if you are looking for a new water cup/bottle, please look for one that has the least number of parts you can find.  We have a terrible time with losing straws in the sanitizer!  Here is one that we like and have been seeing a lot lately:  http://www.munchkin.com/miracle-360-deg-10oz-cup-white.html

It is called the Munchkin Miracle 360 sippy cup and is available from Amazon.

 

 

Treat our teachers:  We love candy and sweets of all kinds.  If you  have leftover sweets that you need to dispose of, we are happy to help!

 

Survey:  If your child attended First English last year, please use the link below and take a minute to fill out our survey to let us know what we are doing well and what we could be doing better.  We value your feedback!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnTCm5LfRXeiluekpC1Ixct6T8fOGhGU-RaCVhViSt6DQWPQ/viewform

 

August/September Birthdays:  

August 31:  LaToya (Moonbeam afternoon assistant teacher)

September 1st:  Meghan (Explorer afternoon assistant/Office Floater)