Little Lamb Telegram 3-16-18
I apologize for missing the Telegram the past few weeks. We have been so busy with enrollment that it just got missed. However, I am very happy to say that we are 98% full for our Summer Program Infants through School Age. We only have a few Toddler and Preschool spots left for our June 4 - August 25 program. IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTRETED FOR SUMMER OR FALL, PLEASE DO SO SOON. We would hate for you to miss your spot because you thought you would have more time. We filled our summer program in three weeks. And our Fall program is 80% full at this point. IT'S ONLY MARCH!! eek.
1. If you have paperwork to turn into the office after hours or if not one is in the office, please place it in the mail slot on the cart by the office entrance. PLEASE DO NOT PUT IT ON EITHER OF THE DESKS IN THE FRONT OFFICE.
2. Thank you for cutting down on the cell phone usage during drop off and pick up. Our little ears here at LLCC do not need to be repeating some of the words they are hearing in your conversations. We appreciate you keeping those phone calls to before and after pick up.
3. SPRING BREAK BASH APRIL 6TH
Classrooms are collecting items to put together their raffle basket. We will be displaying those baskets April 2-6. You will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to bid on your basket of choice all week April 2-6.
Have a great weekend!!
Little Lamb Telegram
We started this week with a wonderfully warm and sunny day. We enjoyed having the windows open and hearing children on the playground. The remainder of the week has not been as warm and sunny but we have still had a great week.
1. Cell phone usage. Please take into consideration that your kiddos have missed you all day and are excitedly counting down all afternoon for your to pick up. Please end your phone calls in the parking lot before entering to pick up in the afternoon. We also ask for the same consideration in the mornings at drop off. Thank you.
2. Registration is in full swing. If you have not registered for Summer camp or I/t, Preschool daycare, you will want to do that quickly. We are currently 59% full for Toddlers
48% full for Preschool & PreK
86% full for K-1 Summer Camp
49% full for 2-5 Summer Camp
These are unusually high numbers this early in the registration season.
3. Spring Break DAYCARE ONLY Day are March 26-29th. RSVP forms will be going out soon.
4. CAMPUS CLOSED March 30 for GOOD FRIDAY
5. Check your classroom newsletters for information on your classroom basket collection for the Spring Break Bash on April 6th.
Have a great weekend.
(PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EMAIL FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION)
Happy Saturday to you all,
I am sitting at my kitchen table, sipping my second cup of coffee and thinking about all the great things that have happened this past week at LLCC. In a time when there is so much hurt and pain going on around us, we must take the time to step back and think on the happy, positive stuff. However, our staff has been very heavy hearted with the start of 2018. Several have lost loved ones, there has been heavy sickness and last weekend we received word that one of our janitorial staff members died over the weekend. Please pray for us. However, I want share you a few really great things that happened at LLCC this past week.
1. The Sun was shining and the temps were warm. It felt great.
2. Our LLCC kiddos made crafts and coloring pages to be sent to the Westerville Police Department. Our Toddler 2 Miss Megan's uncle is the Police Chief in Westerville and we wanted to be a blessing to him and his officers.
3. Thank you to those who came to the Art Walk/ Open House Tuesday night. It was so great to see the children's artwork lining the hallways. We gave 4 tours that night of potential families for LLCC. So EXCITING!!!!
4. Registration for our Summer and Fall programs opened Feb.5 We are well on our way to filling up for both programs. IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR CHILD, YOU WILL NEED TO DO THAT SOON. Summer is nearly 50% full and Fall is 40% full. (The Registration email will be resent today with all the links with registration forms.)
5. We celebrating Valentine's Day and had a great time with all your kiddos.
February 19, CAMPUS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY
February 22, Got Water Day, Wear your Blue Chapel Shirt.
February 23, Jimmy John's Family night, Help support the LLCC/SCS PTO.
March 26-29- Daycare Only Days
March 30 - CAMPUS CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY
April 6- Spring Break Bash (replacing Shamrock Shindig) .
We have begun preparing our basket themes, check your classroom newsletter for more information.
Little Lambs Children's Center is now accepting registrations for our Summer & Fall programs. We are very excited that you are considering our Summer and Fall programming. With three playgrounds, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, two gymnasiums and walking paths, we have plenty of room to keep the children on the move this summer. In this email you will find information regarding both programs and the necessary steps to complete a registration packet. Please take note that our tuition rates have increased and will become effective June. 1, 2018.
SUMMER DAYCARE (Infant through Preschool)
During the summer months we provide care for infants through preschool children in need of daycare. Our programming provides the perfect balance of structure and fun in the sun. We will still have classroom instruction, arts and crafts, gym/outdoor play and our typical story times but, we add a weekly water play day to add an extra splash of fun during the summer months.
FEES: Registration Fee of $50.00 is due in order to confirm your placement on a class list. This fee will be added to your FACTS account. If you have not been enrolled with us for a summer session, you will need to set up a Summer Payment Plan with FACTS. If you are new to LLCC, you must set up your FACTS account in order to pay the registration fee and secure your placement for the summer program.
Click here to register your Infant/Toddler or your Preschool child for summer daycare.
SUMMER CAMP (KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE)
June 4, 2018 - August 17, 2018 we provide an action packed summer camp for our students going into Kindergarten through students going into fifth grade. We keep them active and engaged with weekly onsite activities, water play/pool days, and Field Trips. Some of the onsite activities this summer will be, Basketball Tricksters, Bugman, Scavenger Hunt and more. Some of our field trips this year are Magic Mountain, The Wilds, Marmon Valley Farm and more. Our 2-5 grade students will walk to Hunter's Ridge Pool twice a week. Our K-1 students will have onsite water games each week. We are looking forward to great fun at Camp 226 this summer.
FEES: One week tuition is due at registration. This fee will be added to your FACTS account. If you have not been enrolled with us for a summer session, you will need to set up a Summer Payment Plan with FACTS. If you are new to LLCC, you must set up your FACTS account in order to pay the registration fee and secure your placement for the summer program. An additional $15.00 charge must be paid separately to cover the Camp T-shirt and backpack for each camper.
Click here to register for Summer Camp (Kindergarten through 5th grade).
FALL REGISTRATION (INFANTS/TODDLERS, PRESCHOOL/PREK & EXTENDED CARE)
Our Fall programming will begin September 4, 2018. Whether you are interested in Infant, Toddler, Preschool or Prekindergarten from September to May you will need to register now to hold those spots. There are many different schedule options to help meet your family’s needs. Please feel free to contact the office for specific questions regarding your schedule needs.
Click here to register for Infant / Toddler care for Fall 2018.
Click here to register your School-age child for extended care.
FEES: Registration Fee of $50.00 is due in order to confirm your placement on a class list. This fee will be added to your FACTS account. All families that were enrolled with us over the summer will need to ensure they set up their FACTS account to their Fall Payment Plan. If you are new to LLCC, you must set up a FACTS account before you can secure a placement on a class list.
All forms will be submitted electronically therefore placement will not be officially added to a class list until the fees are confirmed through FACTS.. This is a completely new way of submitting registration forms for LLCC. Though we believe this will be a more efficient way for our registration process, we ask for your patience as we navigate through this new system for the first time. Thank you. We know that there are many options out there for your child care needs and we appreciate that you have selected Little Lambs Children's Center. We look forward to serving you and your children this year.
I have to say that February snuck up on me. My grandmother told me recently that the older we get the faster our days seem to go. I guess in this case she is right. Please read through the entire email to be sure you are aware of all upcoming events.
1. Registration for Fall & Summer OPENS MONDAY 2-5-18. An email will go out monday morning with links to complete registration forms electronically. Once we receive a registration form, your FACTS account will be charges the $50.00 registration fee. Summer Camp Registration fee is one weeks tuition.
2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
February 13, 2018 6-8 LLCC Open House/ Art Walk, Plan to come walk through our hallways to see the child's artwork. Light Refreshments will be provided.
3, Remember we are CLOSED February 19, 2018 for Presidents Day.
4. Our PreK Classes will begin attending Shepherd Christians Chapel services on February 22. This is a great way for them to start seeing what it will be like to be in Kindergarten and grouped with the older kids.
5. Bear with us next week as we are going to be redoing the floorinf in the LLCC office.
I hope you all have a great weekend Stay Warm and Enjoy your time with your family
Summer camp 2018
June 4, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Register between February 5 - March 16, 2018 weekly cost $215.00/wk
Register between March 17 - April 13, 2018 weekly cost $225.00/wk
Register between April 14 - May 18, 2018 weekly cost $235.00/wk
(Weekly cost includes, AM/PM snack, Full Hot Lunch, activities and field trips.)
Registration Opens February 5, 2018
Call 614-471-9269 for more information.
This year we are excited to name our Summer Camp Program CAMP 226! We will be using Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Camp 226 begins June 4, 2018 and is an eleven week program to keep your children moving all summer long. We offer weekly onsite presentations such as: MadCap Puppet show, Bugman, Turtle Lady and more. We also take weekly field trips with our K-6 grade campers. This year we will be going to Magic Mountain, The Wilds, Lazer Kraze, Marmon Valley and other fun activities.
Registration begins Feb. 5, 2018.
Happy New Year!
We kicked off 2018 with very chilly weather but are back into the swing of things here at Little Lambs.
*Please be sure your children are bundled up, especially if they are in our PreK program and walk back and forth between buildings.
*If your child is in the nap group, please make sure to provide a sheet and blanket for them. They are often saying they are cold when laying directly on the cot.
*Please keep up with the hand washing when you drop your child off and again before they leave.
*Remember that your child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to LLCC after a fever or illness. This will help us keep other children and our staff healthy.
*CAN YOU HELP? We need Tissues! We have been at full steam dealing with colds and runny noses for the past couple months. We are running low on tissues already. If you are willing to donate a box or two to your child's classroom, we would appreciate it.
SAVE THE DATE: February 13, 2018 Open House Art Walk.
Come see the different classrooms and their class artwork.
Have a safe and warm weekend.
10 More Days until Christmas! Are you ready? I am about 85% ready except my sweet Beagle puppy has tore the lights off my treat and I am hosting a small group Christmas party this weekend. That will be my chore to figure out tomorrow morning. It's a good thing she is so adorable!
December 18 - Wear RED -Secret Santa Shopping for SCS.
December 19 - Wear GREEN & Secret Santa Shopping for LLCC.
December 20 - Wear PJ's (our Preschool & PreK will join SCS for their movie day)
December 21 - Daycare only day
December 22 - School Age Field trip to the Nursing home. They will pass out crafts made by our LLCC children to the residents.
The Girls Scouts are still collecting toys through Wednesday December 20.
LUNCH MENU CHANGE-
Wednesday 12-27-17 Popcorn Chicken, Broccoli, Pineapple & Milk
Thursday 12-28-17 Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, Corn, Applesauce & Milk
Friday 12-29-17 Bosco Cheese Sticks w/marinara sauce, Mixed Veggies, Peaches & Milk
Wednesday 1-3-18 Mini Pancakes, Turkey sausage, Hash Browns, Mandarin Oranges and Milk.
LLCC will be CLOSED December 25 & 26, January 1st & 2nd.
Girl Scouts Toys, Hats & Glove Drive
From now until Christmas break Shepherd Christian and Little Lambs will be collecting toys on behalf of the Girl Scouts as well as hats and gloves to give to Gahanna Residents in Need.
Please consider helping those in need while training our children to consider others.
Little Lamb Telegram 12-1-17
24 Days to Christmas!
Preschool / PreKindergarten Holiday Handbell Performance will be December 10 @ 9:30am here at Shepherd Church. We would love it if you would join us for this special service. Your kiddos have begun practicing and are going to be adorable.
Parking Lot Safety: Please keep your child with you at all times to ensure their safety. Do not allow them to run away from you in the building or in the parking lot. And PLEASE drive slowly through the appropirate lanes of the parking lot, not driving thruogh parking spots. This will help ensure all our Little Lambs are safe.
SICKNESS POLICY: If your child has a Fever of 100.3, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, Unknown rash, Discharge from eyes or an illness being treated with antibiotics for less than 24 hours. Please keep them home. We have already seen a lot of major illnesses. Allowing your child to return to school before they have been 24 hours symption free just continues to spread the illnesses. We appricate your understanding and cooperation with this policy.
HANDWASHING: In an effort to help minimize the spreading of germs, we ask that you take your child to the bathroom to wash their hands before dropping them off to class. And we recommend you take them to wash their hands before leaving the center as well.
UPCOMING CLOSURES: We will be closed December 25, 26 & January 1 & 2. allowing our staff time to spend with their families.
FUN HOLIDAY EVENTS:
Canal Winchester Holiday Village Friday 12-1-17
Shepherd Church A Journey to Christmas December 1, 2,8, 9, 10
Columbus Zoo Wildlights Display
What a busy week we had here at LLCC. Our Toddler 3 Preschool and preK students have worked hard practicing their songs for our Family Feast on Monday. They are also making great crafts that will be used for table decorations. We hope see you you all on Monday @ 11am for our Thanksgiving Feast.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW...
Our Kitchen will be not be providing hot lunch for LLCC on November 21 & 22. due to the Family Feast at SCS. Please remember to pack a healthy packed lunch for your kiddos.
School Pictures are going home today. Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday November 29th @ 9am. If you are interested in having your child's photo taken or retaken please let your child's teacher know or contact the LLCC office.
Remember we will be CLOSED November 23 & 24 enjoying Thanksgiving and spending time with our families. We will reopen on Monday November 27th.
We are thankful for all of you.
We were busy here this week. We had our Chapel service on Wednesday to allow us to participate in the Veterans Day Assembly on Frdiay. Thank you to those of you who joined us. The students did a great job expressing their grateful heart for all the veterans. Our Preschool and PreK Students did a great job marching in waving their flags to open the assembly.
11-20-17 Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:00am
LLCC Toddler 3, Preschool and PreK will have a short performance before our meal is served. We hope that you plan to join us and your student as we take time to reflect on all the reason we have to be thankful.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The book fair will be open for shopping during the feast on November 20.
11-29-17 SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES
This is going to be the only day for retakes. If your child was not able to have their photograph taken last month they will be photographed on this day. If you child needs their photo taken and they do not normally attend on Wedensdays. Please call the LLCC office to make arrangements.
PACKED LUNCHES NEEDED
Due to the preperation and clean up from the Thanskgiving Feast Events, we will not hae Kithcen service on November 21 & 22.
Please plan to provide a packed lunch for your child on those days.
Next Week November 13 - 17
Theme: My Family
Chapel : Give Thanks
Pastor Ashley will be teaching chapel this week.
Remember that you just have one more week to sell your coupon books. If you opt out of selling the coupon books , please return them to the office no later than November 17. Thank you.
Have a great weekend!
Please take a moment to read through the information below.
November 8 - Chapel - Obeying is the topic
November 9 - Veterans Day Assembly our Preschool & Prek will be attending
November 20 Thanksgiving Family Feast
November 21 & 22 - Packed lunches required, Kitchen closed
November 23 Thanksgiving Day
November 24 Closed
COUPONS BOOK FUNDRAISER
Each book is $25.00, when you sell your books please return the collection envelope to the LLCC office. If you need more than two books you can pick up more in the LLCC office as well.
Any family wishing not to participate in the fundraiser may return their two books to the office next week.
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY
Our Preschool and Pre-K classes will be marching in a flag parade at the end of the Veterans Assembly. If you or a member of your family are a veteran, we invite you to join us. Thursday November 9 @ 9:30 am.
ONLINE PICTURE ORDERS
Photos are online and you should be receiving your picture ID number soon.
Photo retakes are being scheduled and that date will be announced soon.
Have a great weekend!
I am in denial with how fast 2017 is going by. I can't believe November is just a few days away. We will soon be very busy planning and preparing for our holidays. I hope that in the midst of our busy schedules, baking and gift buying we will still find time to make lasting memories with our little ones. Or if you are like me your not so little ones. (mine are teenagers now) There are several important pieces of information below. Please be sure to read through them all.
School Pictures: Photos are not yet posted online. Once we receive word that they are posted we will send home each child's photo ID number so you can view them, and order if you missed the chance last week.
Trunk or Treat: This Sunday October 29, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 ShepNaz will host Trunk or Treat. Plan to join us for a fun night for the whole family. Don't forget to have some cash on hand for the food trucks.
Next weeks Classroom Theme: Pajama Day
Next weeks Chapel Theme: Jonah and the Whale
November 20 - Thanksgiving Family Feast
November 21 & 22 - Packed lunch days. Please plan ahead to provide a packed lunch for your child on these days. Our kitchen staff will be busy providing food for the feasts.
Have a great weekend!
Let's Go Buckeyes!
We hope that you will plan to join us for this fun event. You can register online at shepnaz.org.
What a week we have had here at Little Lambs.
Picture day went very well. We will be scheduling a day of retakes for anyone who missed having their photos taken. I will announce that date soon.
Field Trips: Our PreK students had a great time at Dill's Greenhouse and our Preschoolers had a beautiful day for a trip to DeMonye's Greenhouse. Thank you to you parents who took the time to spend with your child and enjoy a fun morning with us.
My heart was so blessed to see the preschool parents all lined up in the hallways reading to their children. Your children were so excited to have you here with them.
REMINDER: WE ARE CLOSED FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH.
NEXT WEEK (week of October 23)
Chapel: Pumpkin Gospel
NO LLCC OPEN HOUSE October 24th.
Shepherd Church Trunk or TreatOctober 29th, 5:30-8:00pm