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Lakeside Children’s Center Preschool 

619-443-2887

April  2021
Hello!
 
Spring is such a fun time at the preschool.  In March we watched tiny caterpillars begin their remarkable journey from caterpillars to butterflies.  They are all in their chrysalis now and we are waiting eagerly to see the beautiful butterflies.  This  is such a nice way to introduce spring.  Once they are ready we will watch the butterflies go out into the world.  The Bear class is planting a garden and we can’t wait to taste what they grow.  All these activities tie in so nicely with our themes.
 
Everyone is busy getting ready for the art show.  We will be doing it differently this year-in order to be compliant with the COVID guidelines. It is such a fun time and the kids enjoy showing off their masterpieces. 
 
Fall enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will open to the public on April 12.  If you have not registered your child for the next school year we encourage you to do so immediately.  The registration packet and fee is needed to secure your child’s place in next years classroom.  Packets are available in the office.  If you have any questions please call the office. 
 
Please turn in your summer survey as soon as possible; this form will help with summer scheduling.  If your child will not be returning for the fall the last day of care will be Wednesday August 18, 2021.
 
Happy Spring everyone! 
 
Shawn Santo, 
Director
 
 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

For the safety of everyone, please be sure that you close the gates behind you.  Remember to sign your child in and out each day, it is a licensing requirement.  Only adults, 18 years and older, can sign your child in and out.
 
As we get into warmer weather please remember that sandals are okay, if they have a back.  No flip-flops or heels.  Please make sure the shoes your child wears will allow them to safely climb, jump and play.  Mornings are still a bit chilly so you might want to send your child with a jacket.  Please make sure to label all clothes.  Thank you!
 

Upcoming Events

 
April 2  GOOD FRIDAY (Closed)
 
April 4- EASTER SUNDAY
Service at 10AM Lindo Lake
 
April 17 Happy B’day
Miss Gena
 
April 20 Wear Yellow
 
April 22 Earth Day, Outside fun
 
April 28 & 29 Art show walk thru
 
May 3 School Spirit day
 
 

April

Curriculum

 

Themes:

Spring has Sprung
Mother Earth
Planting
 
Letters: T, U, V, W
 
Numbers 11,12
 

Color & Shape  Yellow and Oval

Bible Stories:

The Ascension
Holy Spirit
Jesus Walks on Water
 
 

Bible Verse: 

“Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, Rejoice!”
Philippians 4:4
 
 

Art Show

 
Art Show is such an exciting time for everyone.  The children love to show off their “masterpieces”. Due to the gathering restrictions we are trying something different.  On Wednesday April 28 and Thursday April 29 we will have the courtyard set up with each classes art work.  When you drop your child off or pick your child take a few minuets to walk around with your child to see all the wonderful projects.  This event is just for parents or guardians, if you would like to share it with other family members you are welcome to take pictures or video tape it.  If you have any questions please call the office. 

Box Tops  For Education

Our school participates in a year round fundraiser called BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION.
 
Box tops for education is now on literally over 100 products, plastic, paper and glass; so please look things over carefully before you toss it out and save those coupons!  Remember to download the APP so you can scan your receipt for box tops as well.  
 
Turn them in to the Preschool Office or to your teacher, or with your tuition check.  Thank you in advance.

 REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022

Registration for the 21-22 school year will open to current families shortly.  Registration fee is $75.  We will be sending home a survey in the next few days, please fill it out and drop it off at the office as soon as you can.  Fall registration will open April 12 for the public. 
 
If your child will be going to kindergarten in the fall please check the school districts website for registration information.  FYI- Lakeside school district packets are available now. 
 

COVID-19 POLICY

The Health Department as well as Community Care Licensing will not let us attempt to distinguish whether the symptoms are casued by COVID-19 or another cause, such as allergies or a common cold.  Any of the symptoms listed on the “Safer Practices and Sick Child Amendment –COVID-19” form will prevent a child from attending school.  If you need another copy of the form please let me know.  We all need to work together to keep everyone safe and healthy

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Year-Round Program!

Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center, offers the following programs

YEAR-ROUND

Half Day
Three Quarter Day
Full Day
 
Children need to bring their own lunch
 
In addition we will remain open through Christmas and Easter holiday vacations.

Misc Tuition Info 

 
DISCOUNTS AVAILBLE!!!!
TO ACTIVE MILITARY FAMILIES,   
MEMBERS OF LCPC, and for 2nd Child ENROLLED.
 
Rates reflect full days, 3/4 days and half days.  
 
Non-potty trained children are $40.00 additional to the monthly tuition.  
 
 
All tuition is due in advance.
 
If you are having financial problems please talk to someone in the office.  
 
 

NEW TUITION POLICY

 

Tuition can be paid weekly or monthly, however, all fees are to be paid in advance.  Weekly payments are due by Wednesday of each week.  Monthly payments are due by the 5th of the month.  If the 5th falls on a holiday or weekend your payment is due the next day your child is in attendance. 

If weekly payments are not received by Friday your child will not be able to attend the following week and your spot will not be saved.  If monthly payments are not received by the second week, your child will not be able to attend until payment is received and your spot will not be held.  Any account not paid in full by 30 days from the date of invoice will be assessed a fee of $45.00 per month.

IMPORTANT:

PARENTS, BY LAW YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN YOUR CHILD(REN) IN AND OUT EVERYDAY THEY ARE IN SCHOOL.   PLEASE USE YOUR LEGAL SIGNATURE. REGARDLESS IF IT IS READABLE OR NOT, AS LONG AS IT IS YOU’RE USUAL WAY OF SIGNING YOUR NAME.  NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS PERMITTED TO SIGN YOUR CHILD IN OR OUT.  THE SIGN IN/OUT SHEETS ARE LEGAL DOCUMENTS.  PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD ‘SIGN’ ON THEM.

CONTRACT INFORMATION

Please note, in your signed contract, it states: no refunds for illness or holidays.  The preschool does not give credit for days missed due to illness, holidays, or other reasons
 
You received the NEW handbook during registration, please take the time to read the handbook to learn the Children’s Center policies, rules and regulations.
 
 If your child will not be in school for the day, please call the school.
 
Vacation requests must be in 2 weeks prior to start

ILLNESS POLICY:

 If your child has a fever, vomits or has diarrhea at school or home, they may not return to school for 24 hours after the symptoms are gone.It is very important to keep your child home if they are not feeling well.  If you have any doubts it is better to keep your child home one more day than to send then to school when they are not quite up to it.  If your child has conjunctivitis (pink eye) they may not return to school until they have received antibiotic treatment for 24 hours.  Remember good handwashing is very effective in keeping disease from spreading.  Our policy will cut down on the transition of disease to other children, and our staff.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

If anything has changed with your emergency or contact information, please contact the Preschool Office so we can update and be sure we have your correct information.  When a little one is ill, time is of the essence in trying to reach a parent.  In addition if working, please leave-detailed instructions if needed to make it easier for us to contact you at work.  Cell phones are not always reliable.  We need a back up way to reach you.