Letter From The Director September 22, 2017

Weekly Director Letter
September 22, 2017
Kids For Kids Academy Newsletter

Dear Parents,
     Things are back to normal here at Kids For Kids Academy and I hope they are getting back to normal in your home.  Our students are settling back in nicely and all of our playgrounds have reopened after having the trees cut and temporary fences put up.  Thank you to all of the families who were able to donate their tuition refund back to the school.  It was greatly appreciated and was a big help in paying to have the trees cut so we could reopen the playground.
     As mentioned in my mid week update, we are looking for volunteers to help us install shade sails on the trees and also metal pipes to bring shade to our infant toddler playground.  If this is something you can do, we would like to tentatively do this on Saturday, October 7th.  We will need to rent tools for digging the holes unless there is a parent who has something like that, and lots of manpower.  Please reply to this email or let someone know at the school if you would like to help.  With your help, our playground will be better than ever.  Every cloud has a silver lining.  We are so fortunate that Miami avoided the devastation that Texas and the Keys sustained during Hurricane Irma.
       As the school year started one month ago, we ask that new families to our school bring in their child’s immunization and physical forms, no later than next Friday, September 29th. Ms. Delly will be notifying the rest of our families if their forms are due to expire in the coming weeks. Please note that the forms must be originals from the doctor’s office. Copies or faxes are not permissible.
     Next week our teachers will begin our Ages and Stages Assessments.  This is something we do after about 30 days of school for all children younger than VPK.  These informal assessments tell us if there are any developmental areas of concern.  It will take 2-3 weeks to score all of the children and  we will get the results to you if there are areas of concerns.  For this reason, your child’s teacher may ask you questions to help them with this assessment.  VPK teachers have just completed their first of 3 assessments and at the end of the school year, VPK parents will get all 3 assessments so that you can see the progress over time.
     Please make sure to keep an eye on your school calendar as well as the calendar summaries in the right margin to keep up with our school events.  Our first Family Storytime will be on 9/28 at 7:00 pm.  It only lasts 30 mintues so arrive on time in your jammies.  Everyone who attends will get a free book.  If you miss it, we will get the book to your child later in the week.
     I will be taking a couple of days to recharge following the whirlwind of Hurricane Irma and our restoration.  I will be out Monday-Wednesday and will have limited access to email but if you need to reach me certainly try.  In my absence, Delly is second in command will be able to take care of all your needs.  Delly is here until 5:00 pm.  After that, Amanda can assist you in anything you need.
Have a great weekend,
Beth Rosenthal Davis, Ed.S, NBCT
Director, Kids For Kids Academy


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