December 2018 Newsletter

December Dates:

December 6 & 7 – Tuition Due

Friday, December 7 – 4CCN Stuff-A-Truck

Monday, December 24 –Monday, January 1 – Winter Break

 

January 2019

Monday, January 1, 2018 – No School

Monday, January 7 – In-house registration begins

Monday, January 21 – No School, MLK Birthday

Monday, January 28 – No School

Tuesday, January 29 – Alumni Registration Begins

 

Snacks:

We are cleaning out the cupboard this month.  The children will be enjoying the following snacks this month; cookies and fruit, crackers and juice and goldfish and juice.

 

Dressing for School

Cold weather is on its way and we will continue to go outside unless the weather is extreme.  This is a pleasant experience if your child is properly dressed.  Please make sure that your child has a warm coat, pants, hat and mittens – all labeled with their names.

 

Winter Break

The school and offices will close at the end of the school day on Friday, December 21st and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Whether you are staying close to home or traveling, have a safe and wonderful holiday!

 

12th Annual Stuff-A-Truck

Since 2007, 4 Corners Community Nursery has collected non-perishable, not expired food donations for the needy in our area. In the past, the families have been very generous.  Again, this year, we will have a truck parked at the front door for “stuffing” on Friday, December 7th.   Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church has provided food and clothing for the needy in this area for the past 30 years. All donations will go directly to LRMBC food pantry. This food goes directly back to those who live in our community.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

 

 

Holiday Dinner Boxes for the Community

Families have another opportunity to help the needy in our community. The dinner box serves a family of six including $20.00 gift card or a canned ham, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, fruit, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, dinner rolls, a baked good and anything else you would like to include.  If you are interested in making a Christmas dinner basket for a family, please stop by the office for information.

 

 

 

 

 

In-house Registration

In-house registration will begin on Monday, January 7th at 9am. Registration forms will be sent home with 2 & 3-year olds the week of January 2nd.  Extra forms will be available in the school office.  We will offer an on-line registration through our web site as well.

Alumni registration will begin on Tuesday, January 29th – families who have had children here in the past and do not currently have a child enrolled.

All registration is first come first served.

 

We get so much positive feedback from the community! Thank you all for telling your friends about 4CCN.

 

4CCN Moving to On-line Registration

This year we have 2 options to register for 2019-2020 school year. Paper registration forms will be distributed the week of January 2nd, when we return from winter break. We also have an on-line option to register. Go to our web site www.4ccn.org and click on the Enroll Now tab, complete the registration form and pay through PayPal.  All registration is on a first come, first served basis.

 

4CCN Tours for Prospective Families

We are currently scheduling appointments for tours. Tours are on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please spread the word to your friends about 4CCN. Word of mouth is our best advertising.

 

January Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will begin in January. Please check your classroom bulletin board for information regarding your child’s conference day. Each teacher will have a sign-up sheet with day of conference, you will need to sign up for a time slot. Conferences are about 20 minutes in length and will be held upstairs in the church library.  Your child will have a regular school day during conferences, a substitute will be in the classroom with the other teacher that day.

 

 

Ice Cream Social

Join us for some fun!  The annual Ice Cream Social will be on Friday, February 8th from 4 – 5:30 pm.  Make your own sundaes while John Henry England entertains us with his music. More details will follow in January.

 

 

2019-2020 Tuition

We will have a $5.00/month tuition increase for September 2019-May 2020. Monday Wednesday Friday will be $370.00/month, Tuesday Thursday $310.00/month and the 5-day program $490.00/month. The registration fee has also gone up to $75.00. The reason for the increase is that we are moving towards an online registration system. In order to do that we have monthly fees which we need to cover. The on-line registration will be a much faster and smoother process, especially new families.

 

 

Website to Check Out!

This is a very interesting web site, www.healthychildren.org. A lot of really good information about raising healthy children. The web site breaks things down by age. It has a lot of good information regarding child development, common questions are answered, and a lot of great articles. 

 

 

 

Holiday Tips for Parents

The best part of any holiday is waiting and planning for it to arrive. But when children anticipate the arrival of a big celebration, especially one involving gifts and other goodies, the waiting can dissolve into wails and whines.  November and December are full of “can’t wait” celebrations. People everywhere are celebrating.  The downside to all this merriment is that holidays demand we pack a lot of extra work into our already busy schedules.  While holiday stress is almost unavoidable, the following tips may help with the waiting game.

·         See things from a child’s point of view.  Young children can’t often identify why they are uncomfortable.  Try to see whiny and stubborn behavior as an ineffective way of telling you he us uncomfortable, hungry, tried or on holiday overload.

·         Involve your child in preparations.  Provide your child with simple tasks to complete and remind him/her how valuable the contributions are.

·         Avoid using language that holds no meaning for your child such as X holiday will be here in 2 weeks.  Instead look at a calendar, cross days off, make a paper chain link and count down days.

·         Keep your own anticipation to a minimum. Perfection and young children do not mix especially during the holidays.

 

Happy Holidays!

As the 2018 year comes to a close, the staff at 4 Corners Community Nursery would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season.  Cheers to 2019!!