Letter From The Director June 30, 2017

Weekly Director Letter
June 30, 2017
Kids For Kids Academy Newsletter

Dear Parents,
This week our travels took our students to Trinidad. Students took part in art and cooking activities related to their “travels”. I am so amazed how much happiness a little water can bring. Our little water days are proving to be a huge hit to help beat the summer heat. Many of our classes are also enjoying having picnic lunches outside afterward and using our new grass and rubber as a place to stretch out and dry off.
This week we had to close the playground for a day and a half to have our trees cut back in preparation for hurricane season, although I’m being optimistic that we will not be affected. Since the outside time had to be cancelled, at my expense, I paid for the classes with cancelled playground time to go to the Hero Gym for some indoor exercise fun.
Our classes are also really enjoying their weekly excursions with our new digital storybook program from Scholastic. If you have not tried it yet, here is the log in information as we are field-testing it until the end of July and you can gain free access on your devices. Scholastic calls it BookFlix.
BookFlix: http://bookflix.scholastic.com/freetrial
User ID: bkflix
Password: peach
I want to also recognize the hard work of our soccer coach as he has needed to be really creative with the kids when it rains. He has come up with some activities to do with the children in the courtyard area outside my office on rainy days so the kids still get a chance to run around and stretch their legs. Also a shout out to our music teacher Mr. Brandon for bringing his gifts and talents to our summer and school year program.
Next week we will be closed on Tuesday in celebration of July 4th. On Wednesday, our Brown and Orange Door classes will be going on a field trip to the Movies at Kendall. Those students are asked to arrive no later than 8:45 on that day. Parents of students in those classes please make sure you see someone at the front to sign the permission form for this trip as well as the other three that will take place over the summer. If you do not wish for your child to attend any of the trips, please note it on the form and we will only bill you the $12 field trip fee for the ones your child attends.
VPK families for next year…..Please drop of your VPK certificates ASAP. If we do not have them by the second week of July, you could forfeit the subsidy and will have to pay $60 more each week for VPK. If you have not applied for it yet, see Amanda for the instructions to apply. ALL 4 year olds in Florida are eligible for this .
LOST AND FOUND: We found several single gold earrings, if you lost any see Amanda. We are missing a few pair of watershoes. If you have a pair that does not belong to you, we have 2 students who are missing them. Please be kind enough to bring them in.
Finally, thank you for all of your kind words of referral. We are close to being at capacity in most of our classes for the fall. Please note that if you refer someone and they enroll, 30 days after the have been at our school you will get a $125 tuition credit to your account or a check, whichever you desire. If your child will be returning for the fall and you have not paid your annual $225 registration fee, please see Delly to pay that by July 31st to hold your space for fall. Families who participate in the EFT program, your accounts will have a draft for that amount on that date.
 Have a great weekend,

Beth Rosenthal Davis, Ed.S, NBCT
Director, Kids For Kids Academy

 

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