Wasatch Preschool Newsletter Calendar

December 1st: Tuition due,

December 10th: Late fee for tuition

December 17th-18th: Classs programs. Morning programs: 9:15 a.m. , afternoon programs: 12:30 p.m.

December 21st-Januaey 3rd: Winter Break, no school.

January 4th:: PICK UP REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NEXT YEAR IN THE OFFICE OR ONLINE.

January 18th: Martin Luther King Day, no school.

PICK UP REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NEXT YEAR IN THE OFFICE OR ONLINE.

Wasatch Preschool - January 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

USING SECURITY DOOR

Our security door (at the entrance to the preschool hallway) is locked during class time and remains open at pick-up and drip-off time. Office staff can buzz you in from the outside. Push the door to open it from the inside.

REGISTRATION

Applications are available online for the coming year at www.wasatchpreschool.org and in the preschool office on January 4th, 2015. The deadline for registering returning students for next year is February 1st, 2015. This group of students includes all children and siblings of children already attending Wasatch Preschool this year. They get first choice of available classes. The deadline for new students is March 1st, 2015. We place students into available spaces in random order until all openings are taken. We notify parents of results shortly after each deadline. Waiting lists begin after the program is full. Please remember: we can guarantee returning students a place in the school and usually the number of days desired but there are limited openings both morning and afternoon. Some families who want the morning classes may get an afternoon placement and others who prefer afternoon may be placed in the morning.

TOURS OF SCHOOL

Tell friends about our weekly tours on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and let them know that registration begins in January.

DRESS CHILDREN FOR THE COLD

We remind you again to dress your children to play outdoors. On snow days, boots help. The children play outside unless the health department recommends they stay indoors because of an inversion or when snow falls from the playground roof.

DECREASE POLLUTION ON OUR PLAYGROUND

Did you know that idling an engine for 10 seconds uses more gas than shutting off and restarting a car? And car exhaust is dirtier from an idling car than a moving one? Keep the air around our school cleaner by shutting off cars when waiting in the parking lot.

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

BIG BODY PLAY
(Taken from Child Care Exchange)

Big body play– the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down-can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting. There are great benefits from big body play for young children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Children learn how to organize the physical environment, set rules and policies, and supervise the play. They develop increasingly sophisticated communication skills-both verbal and nonverbal-and social skills. It is one of the best ways for children (especially) boys to develop empathy and self-regulation. Creativity and thinking skills are enhanced as children determine and solve problems as the arise in the course of the active play.”

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LET CHILDREN PLAY! IT IS SO IMPORTANT!