March 2018 Newsletter

March Dates:

March 1 & 2 – Tuition Due

March 7 & 8 – Vision Screening for 3 & 4-year old children

March 14 & 15 – In-house Field Trip Maryland Zoo Zoo Mobile

March 26 – April 2 – Spring Break

April Dates:

April 3 – No School – Teacher Professional Day


March Snacks:

This month we will be cleaning out our cupboard from all the snacks from our short weeks these past weeks.  The children will enjoy Saltine crackers and cheese slices, graham crackers and apple juice, cookies and apple juice.

 Ice Cream Social:

It was so good to see so many families at our annual Ice Cream Social. Everyone who came had such a great time dancing and creating yummy sundaes. Seeing our alumni students come back to visit always makes the afternoon extra special.  Thank you all for supporting the event by participating, buying toppings and helping with the clean-up.

Consignment Sale:

The spring consignment sale will be held the week of April 16 – 20.  The fall and spring consignment sales are the only fundraising activities at 4CCN.  Everyone’s participation is required for the success of the sale. Money raised for the sale pays for playground equipment and maintenance as well as purchase furniture and materials for the classrooms.

The link for Sign Up was emailed to families on                         There are limited spots for each day/time slot. Sign up early as spots are on a first come, first served basis. 

If you are interested in consigning, codes are available for $5.00. Please stop by the office and pick up code, tags and information.

Consignment Sale Chair People

Laura Stewart and Andrea Altuner have run the consignment sale for the past two years. In December Laura took the position of Business Manager and is now employed by 4CCN. She will not be able to fully commit to her role as Consignment Sale Co-chair. We are looking for 1-2 new Consignment Sale Chair people to shadow this year’s spring sale to take over for Fall 2019 sale.  If you are interested or would like more information on what is involved in running the sale, please speak with Laura or Andrea or Susie.  This is such an important part of 4CCN as this is the only fundraising we do. It provides funds to maintain the playground, purchase classroom equipment and expands the learning with In-house Field Trips.

Vision Screening:

The 3 and 4-year old children will have their vision screened on either Wednesday, March 7th or Thursday, March 8th.  Information was emailed to 3 & 4-year-old families. Parents are encouraged to practice the HOVT matching game (3-year old) or the “E” game (4/5-year old) at home.  Teachers will also work with the children during class time. If your child wears glasses, be sure that they have them at school on the day of screening. Results of the screening will go home with your child at the end of the day.

Class Photos

Class photos are available from your child’s teacher. They are $5.00 each. The teacher has one photo per family. If you need more copies, please let us know and we will order more.Many thanks to Matthew Rakola for a fantastic job of Photoshopping the not so perfect photos. 


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year has begun! Thank you for promoting 4CCN to your friends and families!  We still have openings in our MWF & T/Th two year old classes and our Tuesday/Thursday 3s program and MWF 4s program.  If you know of anyone who is interested in enrolling their child, please have them call the school office. Thank you!

 Teachers Professional Day

On Tuesday, April 3rd the 4CCN staff will attend required training. 4CCN will be closed on that day so the staff can attend.  This day of training extends spring break one more day.

Encouraging Independent Behavior

As your child grows, he/she will be able to do more and more things on his/her own.  With your help and support, your child will lean many tasks – getting dressed, eating, using the bathroom, making some decisions, and playing independently, just to name a few.  While your child will not be able to everything that an adult can do, being able to do things by him/herself, makes him/her feel good about him/herself, successful and confident.

 Encourage your preschooler to use words to express him/herself. For example, if your child would like another glass of milk at the dinner table, wait until he/she asks for it before giving it to him/her.

Have your child put away toys and material before moving from one activity to another.

·        Encourage you child to help you around the house. Let your child sweep, dust, put away clean clothes, or match the clean socks.

Book suggestion: Little By Little by Amber Stewart & Layn Marlow