November 2017 Newsletter

November Dates

November 2 & 3 – Tuition Due

November 23 & 24 – No School Thanksgiving

November Snacks

The children will enjoy the following snacks for the month of November; Nilla Wafers and vanilla yogurt, Saltines and cheese, pretzels and hummus and Ritz crackers and peanut butter.

 Fall Consignment Sale

Fall Consignment Sale

The 4CCN Fall Consignment Sale was once more a success!  A special thank you to all of the families who helped with this year’s sale. We appreciate all of your dedication, hard work, and volunteer efforts. 

Also, thanks to Regina Parks who did the accounting for the sale. Our total sales grossed $11,000.  The money raised for the sale funds important school items such as our beautiful playground equipment and maintenance, in- house field trips, and classroom equipment. Also, many of the remaining items that did not sell were donated to different amazing local organizations. 

What a great feeling for all of us to come together as a school community to make such a large event occur that ultimately benefits all of our children as well as our greater community. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people. 4CCN is a fantastic community!

Our Spring sale is scheduled for the week of April 16-20, 2018. It never hurts to get started tagging early, so if you just consigned with us, let us know if you want to keep your code.

Andrea Altuner and Laura Stewart, co-chairs

I personally would like to thank Andrea & Laura for all of their hard work. They ran a well-organized and smooth sale. Thanks to all of the families who volunteered for the sale. It is a huge undertaken but with everyone’s efforts the sale continues to be a success. Thanks to all!


Open House Dates and 4CCN Registration

4 Corners Community Nursery will have Open House days on Wednesday, November 29th and Wednesday, January 24th 9:30– 11:00 am. If you are interested in helping 4CCN with tours of our space, please let me know. We need about 6 volunteers to take small groups of families around to the different classrooms.

Registration for in-house families will begin on Monday, January 8th, alumni registration beginning on January 30th and community registration will be on Friday, February 9th.  Registration forms for in-house families will go home after winter break.


 Dressing for Cold Weather

As the cold weather approaches in November, please remember to dress your child for outdoor play.  We will continue to go outside to play in the winter months.

Please send your children to school with hats, mittens, warm coats, etc. Make sure every piece is labeled with your child’s name.  It is also important your child wears appropriate shoes to school. Please send your children to school with sturdy, close-toed shoes.


4CCN Emergency Evacuation Procedures

4 Corners Community Nursery is required by the State of Maryland to practice their emergency preparedness procedures.  Each month we have a fire drill and evacuate the building.  The children know exactly what to do when they hear the fire bell sound.  In the event that we need to evacuate the building, we would shelter at Young Israel (next door) or Forest Knolls Elementary.


2017-2018 Room Parents

We have a few vacancies.  If you are willing to take on the role of a room parent for your class, that would be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks to those of you who are volunteering!  Room parents coordinate holiday and end of the year gifts for the teachers.  Sometimes the teacher may need the room parent to coordinate some other class activity.

Mrs. Campbell MWF – Kristin Maki

Mrs. Campbell T/Th –

Mrs. Temenak – Rosemary Wilson

Mrs. Schaefer MWF –

Mrs. Schaefer T/Th –

Mrs. Lyon MWF – 

Mrs. Lyon T/Th – Kelly Barnard

Mrs. Sampson – Audrey Ho, Matthew Rakola

Mrs. Dunmire – Jennifer Cox




October 2017 Newsletter

October Dates:

October 5 & 6                          Tuition Due

October 18                               No School – 4CCN Teachers Workshop

October 23 & 24                       Hearing Screening for 3 & 4 year olds

October 23 - 27                       Fall Consignment Sale


4CCN New Staff Member

Ann DeVol joined the 4CCN staff early September. She is working with Ashley Campbell in the two-year-old classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Ann previously worked with preshcoolers at The Ark in Olney, Maryland as well as St. John the Evangelist.  Welcome Ann!



The following is a list of the dates tuition is due. This list is also available in your information book and on line.

October 5 & 6

November 2 & 3

December 7 & 8

January 4 & 5

February 1 & 2

March 1 & 2

April 5, 6



Tuition for the two mornings a week program is $290.00 a month, tuition for the three mornings a week program is $350.00 a month, and tuition for the five mornings a week program is $470.00.


If we do not receive your tuition on the above dates, there will be a delinquent fee of $20.00 per week.  We do not expect you to make a special trip to bring in the tuition if your child is sick.  You may mail in your tuition, and the date of the postmark will be considered the date of payment.


We encourage using electronic payments. The Rachel, our Business Manager will email a monthly invoice with an option to pay via bank transfer.   You may also contact your bank directly where your bank sends 4CCN a check on the first of each month September-April.



October snack menu; Saltines and cheese slices, Ritz crackers and peanut butter, gingersnaps and peach halves, Goldfish and juice, oatmeal cookies and applesauce. The snack menu is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.


Information Book

Please refer to your Information Book (yellow cover) which you received at Open House for information on 4CCN.  This includes tuition due dates, holiday schedule, and general policies of 4CCN. The Information is also available on our website at A Google calendar is also posted on our web site to refer to for school closings and activities.>About4CCN>OurCalendar.


Washing Hands/Preventing Illness

At 4CCN we wash hands several times a day to prevent the spread of germs and illness. When your child comes home from school, please get into the habit of washing their hands to help prevent the spread of germs in your home.


Halloween Celebrations:

Halloween is a fun time, but for young children who do not always understand the concept, it can be frightening. At 4CCN we will celebrate Halloween with simple activities that do NOT include costumes.  We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 30th or Tuesday, October 31st.  Please check your classroom bulletin board for more information about your child’s activities.


Fall Consignment Sale Info.

The 4CCN fall consignment sale will take place the week of October 23rd. The consignment sales are the two main fundraisers for the school so we need all of our parents to chip in.  In fact, the sales are the only required volunteering. You should have already received an email for signing up to volunteer for the sale. Please make sure that your family commits to four hours on the website as soon as possible!

Intake days for consignors will be Monday morning/evening and Tuesday morning. The sale will take place Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning/evening and again Thursday morning/evening.  Thursday is half price day and Friday is cleanup day.  Please spread the word when you are talking up our great event!

Keeping ALL Children Safe

For the safety of all children, please do not drop off children at the front door. Please find a parking space and walk your child/children to their classroom.

NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN YOUR CAR WHILE DROPPING OFF SIBLINGS.   If it is necessary for you to leave your child/baby in the car for drop off or pick-up, please ask someone to stand by your car while you bring your child into school or have some one walk your child into school for you.  Remember, it is unlawful to leave children unattended in your car.

Maryland's child safety seat law requires that all children under age eight be secured in a federally approved child safety seat according to the safety seat and vehicle manufacturers' instructions, unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller. The child restraint must be right for the child's size, age, and weight.

4CCN has an extra booster seat available for use in case of emergency. Please ask someone in the office to borrow the booster should you be without a car seat for a trip home. We want to make sure all of our children are safe at all times.

Early Years:




Fall Consignment Sale

Mark it on your calendars! Our annual Fall Consignment Sale will be held the week of October 23rd.  We are now accepting consignors.  For more information on consigning email

Sale Hours:

Tuesday October 24th 7 PM - 9 PM

Wednesday October 25th 9:30 AM - 1 PM & 7 PM - 9 PM

Thursday October 26th (half-price day) 9:30 AM - 1 PM & 7 PM - 9 PM


4CCN Annual BBQ!

Our annual BBQ is scheduled (weather permitting) for Friday, September 15th from 5 - 7 pm. Stop by your child's/children's classroom from 5-5:30 to meet the teachers have your child show you their classroom!  Hot dogs and food is served on the playground. Reconnect with old friends you have not seen over the summer or meet some new friends.  More information will be posted on your chld's classroom bulletin board.

What A Little Nature can Nurture in Little Ones

I found this articles very interesting about getting children out in nature & playing in dirt.Hope you find it interesting as well.