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It's the last week of summer. That's so sad. But the new season is so full of excitement that we can't be too disappointed. The BLOOM program is up and running, the staff are getting to know each other, and we've been joined by an army of new... friends... sort of. 
The end of the month is fast approaching, which means this will be your last reminder before the Early Purchase Bonus deadline on Sept. 24. It might also be a good time to book up the last of your hours, or make sure you'll have 4 or more to roll at the end of the month. 
If you have questions about how that all works, including Hold My Spot vs. buying hours, please review the How Payment Works section of our website. 

We know you're busy, busy, busy this month, so let's get to the news!
In this newsletter...

Early Purchase Deadline - Sept. 24
Who is Jayme Ross
Fruit Fly Invasion
BLOOM takes off
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Don't forget the EARLY PURCHASE BONUS deadline


The 24th of the month is right around the corner (well, in a week), which means it's almost time to get your October hours. OMG! That means it's almost fall, too! This year is flying by! 
In any case, if you would like to have a 3 hour bonus tacked on to your 10 or 24 hour packages, you should LOG IN and buy your hours before the 24th. Why not do it now, while you're thinking about it?

Who is Jayme Ross? 


It's been a week (already!!) since Jayme started, and she's fitting in around here like a duck takes to water... or, even more importantly, like a toddler expert to... toddlers. 
We love her go-getter attitude, and how quickly the kids have all taken to her. We've had a chance to talk to her about how she got to where she is, and the post is up on the blog. 

Jayme has her ECE Diploma, with an extra year of training with Infants and Toddlers. If you haven't done so already, be sure to give her a warm welcome. Maybe a high-five... ? That would be nice. :)
Fruit Fly Invasion!  
We're really proud of our fish tank/aquaponic system, and the ways that we can use them to teach the kids about where food comes from. It's less eye catching, but we also have a vermi-compost (worm compost) to teach them about where it goes when we're done with it. 

Unfortunately, we must have done something wrong with the compost. This week, instead of being full of nicely decomposing organic matter, there's an enormous cloud of fruit flies that are threatening to take over the daycare!! Well, not that dramatic, but it's pretty annoying.
We don't know what to do! We don't want to get rid of it, for a number of reasons, but the swarming flies are not an acceptable option. If you, or someone you know, might be able to get it back on track, we'd sure love to hear from you
BLOOM Takes Off with an Exploration of OUR BODIES


Welcome to BLOOM
After taking the summer off, Johanna and the kids regrouped this month for the brand new season of our BLOOM program for 3 - 5 year olds. This month, the topic for exploration is OUR BODIES and there has been a lot going on. 

It's a new season, and while some of the kids are old hands, we have lots of new Bloomers. Of course, they know each other from daycare, but coming together as a group takes time. Luckily, they have the nicest, most creative, artistic teacher ever!

  Artist: Johanna Peters, self-portrait 
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