10-13-17 Little Lambs Telegram

The WINNERS of the BIG WHEELS are.....

Ritchie Dimerling & Nova K. 

Congratulations to you both....Please stop by today to pick up your Big Wheel!

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Week of October 16, 2017  
Theme:    Pumpkins
Chapel :   No Chapel due to SCS Grandparents Day

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
October 17 & 18 Picture Day.  (IF your child is in Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Knight, Ms. Arica or Ms. Linda's class and they DO NOT attend on Wednesdays.  Please have them here Tuesday by 8am to have their photos taken before they go on their field trip.)  IF your child is in one of those classrooms but will be here Wednesday their photos will be taken on Wednesday. 

October 17: PreKindergarten Field Trip to Dill's Greenhouse.

October 18: Preschool Field Trip to DeMonye's Greenhouse

October 19: NO CHAPEL SERVICE FOR LLCC

October 20:  CAMPUS CLOSED OR TEACHER IN-SERVICE 

Big Wheel Raffle

We will be raffling off these two Big Wheels to raise money for the SCS/LLCC Parent Teacher Organization.

Tickets are being sold in the LLCC office for $1.00 each or 8 for $5.00
We will draw a winner Friday October 13th @ 3pm.  

(These Big Wheels were purchased new and used one day for a SCS event held last week.  They are in near perfect condition.)

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9-29-17

The Lord is Good!  
The children continue to learn about he Goodness of God as our puppet crew lead chapel today.  The children love the puppets.  They were very giggly today in chapel.  

Thank you for your patience with us as the parking lot continues to be resurfaced Friday September 29th.  Parking should be much easier and closer to the building on Friday.  

IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION

Friday October 20, 2017 CAMPUS CLOSED FOR TEACHER IN SERVICE.

Chapel T-shirts
- we will be placing the order for T-shirts by Wednesday October 4. If you have not yet ordered one, you can still do so until Wednesday.

Picture Day!!   Picture day will be October 17 & 18.  If you child had a field trip scheduled for one of those days, Please be sure to schedule a time for them to be here the opposite day for their school photo to be taken.

PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We are in still looking for parents willing to help us organize some events.  Please contact me if you are interested in helping with our Parent Teacher Organization. 

 

8-24-17 Update

Summer has flown by and we are busy making our preparations for our school year to begin September 5th.  Shepherd Christian School started today, as did our before and after care program. We are excited to get our school year started.  We are going through some changes here at LLCC so please read through this email to be sure you are aware of any changes that may be coming with your child's classroom. 

1. Staffing: We are sad to see Susan Whitaker leave us here at LLCC but are very excited for her new opportunity to teach Kindergarten at Shepherd Christian.   
We are also very sad to see Nicole Waite leave us as our Infant 2 lead teacher, she will be replaced by Cathy Wilson.  Cathy will spend next week working side by side with Nicole to make a smooth transition for our babies. 
Mikayla Bernardin will also be leaving us full time but will remain on our staff as a sub.  Nicole and Mikayla have been an amazing asset to our infant 2 program and both will be greatly missed.  We are excited for what God has for them with the new opportunities He has provided for them.

We have hired two new staff as well to assist with our Toddler 2 & 3 Classrooms.  Stay tuned for more information about these great ladies soon.  

2. Lice: We have had several cases reported over the past couple of weeks.  As a staff, we have taken the necessary steps to wash and clean all fabric items in our classrooms and have treated the carpets in the classrooms as well.   Please keep a close eye on your child's hair.  

3. Fall Parent Meeting: Monday August 28 @ 6:30.  We ask that this meeting be an adult only meeting.  We will cruise through our information and allow you time to visit your child's classroom and meet our staff.  

Please feel free to call us at the LLCC office if you have any questions or concerns.

Welcome Summer!

June is here and we are ready to jump into our summer camp program.  The staff have spent the past couple of days prepareing and organzing their classrooms for summer.  We are excited to get started.  

We have hired some additional staff or othe summer months.  You will be able to see photos of our staff posted outside the LLCC office with a brief description about them and their role for the summer.  

We will also have our class lists posted where the parent sign in binder used to be.  This will allow you to double check your child's placement for the summer.   

We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve you and your children this summer.  Please feel free to contact the Little Lambs office with any questions you may have at 614-471-9269.

 

Exciting things are happening at Little Lambs!

It seems as if at the end of each month I think to myself.  "Holy Cow, this month is over!"  Time is flying by here and before we know it we will be in full swing of our Summer Program.   

Our NEW door system has been install and your door codes have been issued.  If you have not stopped by to pick up your codes, please do so soon.  All you have to do is enter your five digit code, followed by the pound sign (#) and the door will open.  Gone are the days of waiting to be buzzed in!  We are super excited about this and know that you will love it too. 

Our classroom renovation project is coming along as this week, we had the electrician in to place the electical outlets where we need them.  We will have that inspected then our wonderful Handy Andy will be busy busy busy, finishing up the remodel for the final inspection.  We anticipate having these room finished in a few weeks and open for more kiddos June 5th.  We are very excited to expand our program. 

Five more weeks until our Summer Camp kicks off.  There are limited spots still available for our K-6th grade summer program. We are looking forward to an action packed summer. 

This week the children learned about Jesus going to Heaven to prepare a place for His chidlren.  This week’s chapel was taught by our Toddler 2 teacher Ms. Cathrine.  It is always a great time to hear the children share what they have learned about the Bible in our weekly chapel service. 

John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

 

Now that the weather seems to be staying warm we ask that you remember to put sunscreen on your children in the morning.  In order for us to apply sunscreen you must fill out a form in the LLCC office and provide a  bottle of sunscreen for us to keep on sight.  We are NOT able to use Aerosol spray sunscreens. Please bring lotion.  

 

Also, please send your child in tennis shoes.  Wearing sandals causes a mulch issue on the playground.  They spend most of their playground time picking mulch out of their sandals. Wearing closed toed shoes also provides extra safety to their feet while playing.  

 

LLCC is currently looking for part-time employees to serve as substitutes as needed.  Anyone interested should contact the Director, Stacey Barrett for more information. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

May 1-5   Teacher Appreciation week.  You should have recieved a flyer with a list of your teachers favorite things.  If you would like to, we would love for you to join us in showering our amazing staff with love and appreciation (and maybe chocolate) next week.  They do a fantastic job working with your children.  Next week is the week to let them know how much you appreciate them for all they do.  

May 11     Cane's Chicken Fundraiser

May 23    PreKindergarten Graduation Ceremony @ 6:30

May 26    End of the year LLCC carnival , NOTE CHANGES

We have decided to change the times of this event to 3:30PM to 5:30PM, We would love for each child to have a parent present to participate in the activities with them.  This will be a fun family event to celebrate another great year here at LLCC.  

REMINDER     We are CLOSED June 1 & 2 for Maintenance

Our building is undergoing a lot of changes and we need these days to refresh our facilities before we kick off our Summer Program.  

 

 

 

Our Week Ahead!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It looks like many of you enjoyed the Mega Easter Egg Hunt here at Shepherd Church.  The weather was absolutely beautiful for such a fun family event.  This week is a short week as our campus will be closed Friday April 14 as we celebrate Good Friday.  

We will be sharing the Easter story with the children this week in chapel.  The story will be told using resurrection eggs.  These eggs each have one piece of the story inside of them.  As we open them one by one, we will share the wonderful Good News of our Saviors Resurrection.  It is by far my favorite story to teach.  

Luke 24:6-7 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

End of the Week Update

Just a few important things before we kick off our weekend.  

This Sunday at Shepherd Church they will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 11am.               Come join the fun! 

 

Also, yearbook order forms went home this week.  We were only given a limited number of yearbooks this year.  If you want this keepsake for your child, be sure to return the order form asap. 

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We are quickly filling up all the classes for our Summer Camp Program.  Many families stopped by this week to ensure they received the Early Bird Pricing (which ended today @ 5pm).  If you still need to register your child for our action packed Summer Camp, be sure to stop by or call soon to garentee your placement.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

April is here!

"Some Old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. " Laura Ingalls Wilder

We are excited here at Little Lambs to have our children outside more these days.  There is nothing better than to hear the laughter of children outside enjoying the fresh air and warm sun.

We are cruising along with our classroom upgrades.  The windows/doors are complete, and the plumbing has been finished.  Now we are moving on to getitng the inside jobs completed.  Our goal is June 1st for opening those rooms.  We will keep you posted.  

Our Summer Camp Program is filling up quickly.  Our Early Bird Pricing for the school-aged summer camp ends April 7th (this Friday).  The rates will go up after that..  If you are interested in our Summer Camp Program you can visit our webiste at llccgahanna.org or call the LLCC office for more information.  614-471-9269.

Upcoming Events: 

April 7th           Summer Camp Early Bird Pricing Ends

April 9th           Shepherd Church Egg Hunt @ 11am

April 14th          CAMPUS CLOSED  for Good Friday 

April 16th          Easter Sunday @ Shepherd Church 

April 19th          Family Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza 10:30 am to 10:00 PM

SAVE THE DATES: 

May 11th            Family Restaurant Night @ Can'es Chicken 

May 23rd          PreKindergarten Graduation Ceremony @ 6:30pm

May 26th          LLCC End of the Year Carnival 10:30 am - 12:30pm 

 

We have a lot going on here as we count down to summer.  Don't forget that we are also accepting registrations for our Fall Program which is filling up very fast.  If you are interested in a spot in our Fall - May program be sure to get your registration packet in soon.  

I am looking forward to our chapel lessons over the next few weeks.  We will begin telling the Easter story tomorrow with THE TRUE KING. A story of how Jesus was welcomed by the crowds in Jerusalem as he rode the donkey through the streets and they waved the palm branches shouting "HOSANNA!  HOSANNA! BLESSED IS THE KING OF ISRAEL!"   

John 12:32  "And I , if I be lifted up form the earth, will draw all men unto me."

I don't know about you, but that gets me very excited for the day we are all called unto HIm in heaven.  

Have a wonderful evening,

 

Stacey

Summer Camp Registration

Susan and I had a great time the past two evenings at the Pickerington and Westerville Summer Camp Fairs.  It was great to see a few of you there.  We are excited about our summer plans and hope that you are planning to join us.   Our Kindergarten - 6th graders enjoy a weekly event here at LLCC.  Such as, PT Reptiles, Ice Sculpture, MadCap Puppets and more.  They also go on a weekly field trip to places such as, Get Air, The Wilds, Wildwood Park and bowling.  This year we will take our 2-6th grade group to the Dayton Air Force Museum and The Cincinnati Zoo.  

Call or stop by the LLCC office today to get your registration paperwork.  

 

A message from the Director

We have been busy here, rearranging classrooms and preparing to add classes to our program.  We are very excited about all the God is blessing us with and look forward to being able to grow our LLCC family soon.  

We added a new staff member this week.. Susan Whitaker will be working with Cathrine Bernardin in Toddler 2.  Susan is going to make a great addition to our team.  

Ms. Erin & Ms. Sharon have relocated their classroom and that is preparing for construction to begin on their old classrooms.  We will be adding an outside door and sink to each of those classrooms.  This will involve some plumbing work in front of the building.  The plumbing work should only effect those of our staff members who park in the parking spot directly in front of the building.  Stay tuned for more updates as we continue this journey.

It is hard to believe that March is one one day away.  That means you all should have received RSVP forms for the week of Shepherd Christians Spring Break (March 20-24)  Please be sure to submit those acknowledging whether or not your child be in attendance.  

Fall Registration is underway and we have been receiving a lot of registrations.  Please don't miss your chance to reserve a spot for your child in the fall.  Get your registration packet in ASAP!  

Summer Camp will be here before we know it.  If you have a K-6th grader interested in an Action Packed summer, stop by to pick up a Summer Camp registration SOON! Spots are limited!  

 

I hope you all had a fantastic Monday and a great week.

 

Stacey Barrett

 

 

 

Don't miss out!

Fall Registration Forms due Friday February 3, 2017

FALL REGISTRATION FORMS DUE FRIDAY!!
 

Although you are currently enrolled, each family MUST register annually.  The period for closed registration will end this Friday, February 3rd.  We will begin accepting new family registrations Monday, February 6th and any spots available become “first come, first serve.”
 
We would hate for you to miss out on this opportunity to secure enrollment for your child, so we are sending out this reminder.  The $50 registration fee will be added to your FACTS account so there is no need to send cash or a check.  If you have any questions, or have decided to not enroll in the fall, please let us know.
 
 

1.25.17

Hello,  

January has been a busy month as we are excepting registrations for our existing families before we open enrollment on February 6th to the public.  We will also be opening enrollment for our  Summer camp program on February 6th as well.  Be sure to get your registration packet in to the LLCC office soon to ensure your spot for the fall. 

Shepherd Christian School (LLCC will not be open) will be hosting an Open House January 31st @ 6:30 - 7:30.  This is a great opportunity for those of you interested in SCS for Kindergarten, to meet the staff and visit the classrooms.   

Also, just to get you to start thinking about the days. LLCC is going to begin incorporating several maintance/ up keep days to our school calendar. It is my hope that these days falling on transition days will be low ratio days that wil not inconveince too many of our families.  And that having plenty of prior notice will help ease this change in our calendar. 

Please plan ahead and mark your calendars for the following days that LLCC will be CLOSED for staff work days. 

June 1 & 2 -Cleaning and rearranging before we begin our summer camp program.

August 31- September 1 - Cleaning and rearranging before we begin our school year

October 9 - Teacher In-Service Day 

I believe that these days are necessary for the staff to shift gears from one program to the next. This also helps us effectively clean and organize so that we are prepared to provide the best environment for your children, both during the school year and during our exciting summer camp program.

Upcoming Events: 

February 7 - PTO Restaurant Family Night at On The Border at Easton.  Come out to support our SCS/LLCC Parent Teacher Fellowship.

February 10 - Family Night @ World of Bounce in Gahanna, more details to come soon.

Have a great evening,

Stacey Barrett

 

 

 

 

12.22.16 Weekly Update

We have had a quiet week here at Little Lambs.  Shepherd Christian School is off on Christmas Break and our numbers are lower due to children spending time with their families.  We were able to spend more time doing extra fun activities with the children.

Please take time to review our sickness policy.  There are colds and flu bugs traveling around and we want to do all that we can to keep our children and staff healthy.

We will continue our Daycare Only days through January 3.  We will resume our regular weekly schedules beginning January 4th.  

Please remember that we are closed December 23 & 26, spending time with our families.

And we will be closed January 2 as we bring in a new year.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

 

 

12/9/16 Weekly Update

16 days til Christmas!

We are quickly approaching the end of 2016.  I can't help but sit back and wonder where has all the time gone.  However, with a knock at the door I am quickly reminded that we are always hoping here at Little Lambs.  I am excited about 2017 and the plans we have for Little Lambs, but we want to finish the year strong.  Here are some important pieces of information you will want to make note of...

December 11, 2016   Preschool & PreK will perform their hand bell selections at Shepherd Church during the 9:30am service.  Please plan to arrive between 9am and 9:15, dropping your child off in the Fellowship Hall.  Susan and I will be there to help get your child lined up and ready to go.

December 15, 2016  The SCS/LLCC Parent Teacher Organization will host a family night at Moe's Southwestern Grill.  A portion of the proceeds from this night will go back into the PTO accounts.  The PTO uses these funds to purchase items for recess, books for classrooms and fund fun events for the students.

December 19 -30  Daycare Only Days.  Please remember that you MUST turn in your RSVP form in order for your child to be garenteed care during these two weeks.  We base our staffing needs on those RSVP forms.  If your child is a part time Preschool child, there will be no classes during those dates.  If you have questions regarding the Christmas Daycare Only days please contact the LLCC office. 

Be sure to read your child's class newsletter for information regarding their class Christmas parties. 

As the temperatures continue to drop, please make sure that your child is dressed warmly and that PreK students have coats, hats and gloves as they travel back and forth between buildings.

Parents of Infants through Preschool age children, please check backpacks and replace the extra set of clothing to a warmer set.

Have a wonderful weekend!  See you next week.

 

 

 

12-2-16 Weekly Update

Good Evening: 

I am so glad that we finally have our communication back up and running with parents.  December has arrived.  I am excited to share that our Preschool & PreKindergarten classes have begun learning the handbells.  We would like to invite you to join us at Shepherd Church December 11 @ 9:15am, Where the classes will perform the bells.  We hope you will plan to join us.  

December 6 & 7 is our Secret Santa Shop, we sent home a flyer for you to fill out and return if you would like to have your preschool or preK student shop at Secret Santa.  We are also in need of several parent volunteers on these days.  Contact the LLCC office if you are able to help us out.

Also, we have begun using Remind 101 for text alerts.  Please take a moment to sign up to receive our alerts. This is a great way for us to alert you of important information.  Especially with Winter weather just around the corner. Text @llccalerts to 81010.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  See you back at Little Lambs on Monday. 

November 28 - December 2

It is hard to believe that we are wrapping up November all ready.  We are looking forward to an exciting month ahead full of fun events and activities.  We will be learning about the birth of Christ in chapel this month, with each week focusing on a different event leading up to his birth.  

Our Preschool and PreK classes will begin tomorrow to learn a song or two on the handbells. We will be practicing the handbells and performing at Shepherd Church on December 11 @ 9:30am. Look for a flyer to come home today with more information regarding performance day.

December Important Dates:

December 6, 7       Secret Santa Shop open for Preschool & PreK to shop for Christmas gifts.

December 9th       RSVP forms are due for Christmas Daycare Only Days.  We need a form for each child to be completed and turned in so we can plan accordingly for   staffing needs during thsoe days.  

What is a Daycare Only Day?  A daycare only day is when we do not offer preschool classes. Those children scheduled for preschool only, 8:45am to 11:15am or 12:30pm to 3:00pm.  Those children do not have classes on those days.  However, children scheduled for four hours or more may attend daycare only days if RSVP form was submitted to LLCC Administration.

 

December 11   Preschool & PreK classes perform the handbells at Shepherd Church

December 15   PTO Restaurant night at Moe's Southwest Grill on Hamilton Road.

December 19-22   DAYCARE ONLY DAYS

December 23        CAMPUS CLOSED

December 26        CAMPUS CLOSED

December 27-30   DAYCARE ONLY DAYS

Check the site often for more updates.

 

Thanksgiving Week.

Thank you to all of our Toddler 3, Preschool and Pre Kindergarten families who came out today for our Thanksgiving Feast.  We had a great time with you and hope you were able to enjoy this special time with your child.  

Please remember that Tuesday & Wednesday is Packed Lunch days here at Little Lambs.  

Little Lambs will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday. 

We will be back on normal schedules November 28th.  

Happy Thanksgiving!