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In This Issue
Dates to Remember
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Coffee Station
Monthly Review
What to Bring
Policy Notes
Referral Bonus
ALL-STARS Facebook Page
Quick Links
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Happy 2014! We are off to a great start and are looking forward to a wonderful year! The teachers and children are excited to be together again and are getting back into the swing of things. This year will be filled with many adventures as we continue to explore the world around us, engage in hands-on activities and make many more memories along the way! Parents are always welcome at ALL-STARS, so let us know if you would like to join in on the fun!
 
 
1/13 - 1/17 - Author Spotlight: Jan Brett
This month's author spotlight will be on Jan Brett. We will be focusing on winter favorites, such as The 
Hat, The Mitten and The Three Snow Bears. Expand on our theme at home by checking out other books by Jan Brett at your local library.
1/20 - 1/24 - Winter Animals
This week we will focus on animals that enjoy the cold winter weather.  We will discuss polar animals and those that adapt to Michigan winters.
1/20 - No School for HVS
Reservations are required for Rockstars to attend. If your child will be joining us, please bring 
a sled for a fun-filled day of sledding. Let it snow!
1/24 - HVS Early Release Day 
Heritage Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.  Rockstars are welcome to join us for the afternoon. Reservations are required
1/27 - 1/31 - Hibernation
This week we will learn all about the animals that prefer to sleep away the cold winter days. On February 2nd, our friend Punxsutawney Phil will tell us if Spring is right around the corner. 
1/28 - 1/29 - Pajama Days
Your child may wear their favorite pajamas to school on Tuesday and/or Wednesday. We 
have lots of hibernation activities planned! 
1/31 - Tissue Boxes Due
hearts-icon.jpg Please send in a full, rectangular box of tissue by January 31st. Your child will be decorating their very own mailbox for our Valentine card exchange on February 13th and 14th. 
 
Superstars Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
Conferences are being scheduled for children in the 
Superstars (Four/Five year 
old) classroom with Ms. Renee. Please sign up on the conference sheet for a time to discuss your child's preschool progress.
 
ALL-STARS Complimentary
Coffee Station

Stop by our complimentary coffee station located in the upper level classroom and enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea) from our Keurig brewer.
 

The Monthly Review

 

Singing Christmas carols, making Christmas crafts and decorating cookies were just a few of our 
favorite 
things during the Christmas season. We hope you enjoyed the keepsake ornament and Christmas "present" from your child. They really enjoyed expressing their creativity and were very excited for you to see what they made, just for you. 

  

The children were very surprised when Santa Claus and his elf knocked on the classroom door! During Santa's visit, each child had the opportunity to tell him what they wanted for Christmas and receive a gift. We enjoyed a wonderful story about the First Christmas and the children performed their favorite Christmas song for Santa and his elf before they left to return to the North Pole. It was definitely a morning to remember!

We hope you enjoyed the  ALL-STARS Christmas Celebration of 
Our Favorite Things. If you have any photos of the children performing, please share them on the ALL-STARS Preschool Facebook Page. The children couldn't wait to perform for you and they did an excellent job! If you were unable to join us for this performance, stay tuned for our Graduation Celebration in June as we will be showcasing all of the children once again.
 
A big thank you to the generous ALL-STARS 
families who donated items to Community Sharing during the holiday season. Your donations helped to provide items to families in need within our community. 
Thank you
also for the thoughtful gifts given to teachers and staff.
 
What to Bring to ALL-STARS
  
A Full Rectangular Box of Tissue
  • Please send in your tissue box  by January 31st. The children will be decorating their very own mailboxes.
Extra Clothing
It is imperative that your child has extra clothing in the event of an accident or spill. Please ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothing in a labeled zip lock type bag. Thank you!
  • Slippers
  • Shirt
  • Pants
  • Underpants
  • Socks
Warm Clothing  (please label all items)
The outdoors is an extension of our classroom and we love getting fresh air.  Even during the winter months, we go outside twice daily (weather permitting). Please make sure your child has appropriate outdoor gear at school. Thank you!
  • Warm coat
  • Hat and gloves
  • Change of clothing
  • Boots
  • Snow pants
 

ALL-STARS Policy Notes    

Children's Records

The licensing department is requiring that all children have a new, updated Information Card on file. If you have not yet returned your child's card, please do so immediately.  

 

If your child is newly enrolled at ALL-STARS Preschool, it is required that we have a current Health Appraisal (filled out by your child's doctor) on file at ALL-STARS. If you have not yet turned in your child's health appraisal, please do so immediately. If you have received a notice that your child's health appraisal will expire, please return a current, updated form (signed by your child's doctor) as soon as possible.

Up-to-date immunizations are required for your child to attend ALL-STARS Preschool. If your child's immunizations are not current, you will need to fill out a waiver form, provide proof that your child has received the required immunizations or have a note signed by a pediatrician that your child is currently receiving the required immunizations. If you have received a notice, please provide the above documentation immediately. 

We appreciate your prompt attention to the above policies. Thank you!

Tuition Payments

Please refer to the Tuition Payment Schedule for due dates. Tuition is due by 6:00 p.m. on the date it is due.If payment is not received, a $10 late fee will be applied. For your convenience, you may enroll in our Tuition Express program for automatic payments which can be deducted from your checking, savings or credit card account. Accounts that are consistently past due will be required to enroll Tuition Express to ensure payment. Please see Kristina if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

Arrival

Our preschool program begins at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. to ensure a smooth transition for your child.  

Locker Space

We are now storing snow pants and winter coats in the lockers daily.  Since the space is limited, we are requesting that children leave their backpacks at home. Thank you!

 
Family Referral Bonus

Refer a family to ALL-STARS and you will receive free vacation days upon their enrollment.
 

ALL-STARS Facebook Page

Like us on Facebook
Facebook is a great way to stay  connected to daily activities and upcoming events at ALL-STARS. When you "like" us on Facebook,  your child's adventures will come to you!
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the ASP Director, Kristina Shaw at 248-676-8700. Andrea can be reached via email at sarasin@comcast.net if you have any additional thoughts.

Keep Reaching for the Stars!
 

ALL-STARS Preschool

248-676-8700 (Preschool)
248-685-8696 (Office)