January 2018 Newsletter

January Dates:

January 1 – No School – New Year’s Day

January 4 & 5 - Tuition Due

January 8 – In-house Registration Begins

January 15 – No School – MLK Day

January 24 – Community Open House 9:30 -11 am

January 26 – No School

January 29 – Alumni Registration Begins

February Date:

February 2 – Ice Cream Social 4 -5:30

February 9 – Community Registration Begins, 8 am

 

January Snacks:

The children will enjoy the following snacks this month: Graham crackers and apple juice, goldfish and juice, Nilla Wafers and peach halves, cinnamon bread and cream cheese, Saltine crackers and cheese slices.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The 2, 3 and 4 year old classes will have their parent-teacher conferences in January and February. Please check your classroom bulletin board for conference date and sign up for your conference time. Conferences will be held on the second floor in the library.

January 8 – Mrs. Temenak – MWF class

January 17 – Mrs. Schaefer MWF/5 day class

January 22 – Mrs. Campbell – MWF class

January 23 – Mrs. Campbell – T/Th class

January 29 – Mrs. Sampson – MWF class

January 30 – Mrs. Lyon – T/Th class

January 31   - Mrs. Lyon – MWF class

February 1 – Mrs. Dunmire’s class

4CCN Snow Policy

4 Corners Community Nursery follows the Montgomery County School’s closing policy.  MCPS will notify radio and television stations of the decision, usually by 6am.  If it is necessary to close school early, 4CCN will close at 11:45 am.  When MCPS is delayed by two hours, 4CCN will open at 11:15 am and remain open until 1:15 for ALL ages

Tax Forms

Some of you may be able to use child care expenses as a deduction on your income tax.  If this is the case, please stop by the office for more information.

In House Registration

Registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year have gone home with the 2 & 3-year olds. If you need additional forms, please stop by the office to pick some up. Registration will begin on Monday, January 8th at 9:00 am. Registration is first come first served.

Alumni/Community Registration

Registration for past 4CCN families will be the week of January 29th.

Registration for incoming/new families will be on Friday, February 9th at 8am.

All registration is on a first come first served basis.

Stuff-A-Truck

Once again the 4CCN community did not disappoint!  Thank you all very much for your generous donations of food for the Luther Rice Food Bank.  Your donations were very much appreciated by the Church.

Holiday Dinner Boxes

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the families participated in the Holiday Dinner box gift.  Your generosity has helped needy families in this community. Thanks to all of you who have helped those in need through this program and Stuff-A-Truck.

Outdoor Play

We will continue to go outside everyday as long as the weather is not too extreme.  Please continue to dress your children in warm clothes, coats, hats and mittens. Please label all garments.

Community Open House Help

 Community Open House will be on Wednesday, January 24th from 9:30 – 11 am.

We need some parent volunteers to help give tours to prospective families. If you are able to help volunteer with tours, please stop by the office and let us know. We give you a cheat sheet with answers to frequently asked questions!  Thank you!

 4 Corners Community Ice Cream Social

Our 7th Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, February 2nd . The event will take place in the Social Hall from 4-5:30. The children and families can make their own sundaes and sing and dance with John Henry England.

Look for more information on how you can help out on your classroom bulletin board in the coming weeks.

It’s Not “Just Play”

 Play is an essential part of early learning.

It is the lifeblood of the learning process.

 As children play they are developing the cognitive, socio-emotional and physical skills they will need to take them into a successful adulthood.

They are developing their curiosity, problem solving, intentionality, flexibility, and verbal & non-verbal skills.

 Socio-emotionally they are developing their emotional intelligence – learning confidence, cooperation, negotiation, sharing, empathy and how to communicate appropriately.

 Physically their fine motor and gross motor skills are being practiced and developed.

 It’s not “just play” they are skills for life!

 MHC Early Childhood Solutions

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