October 1, 2014
 
 We have had a wonderful start to our new school year! This month we will begin our "Fun In the Arts" on Tuesdays for our WLPS Alums in "K" and "1st" grade and our new program, "Picnic PALs" on Fridays for our 3's and 4's.  Please check with us in the office for more details or check this website under forms.
 
New 2's
We are currently registering for our New 2's class that will begin in February.  Click on this link for information
 
NAEYC Family Resource
There is a new family resource from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  It is a good place to find information on learning, development, and young children.    http://families.naeyc.org/ 
 
DCF Inspection
We had a recent inspection by the Department of Children and Families.  We are pleased to report that we had a perfect inspection.  The report can be viewed on our front parent bulletin board.  Thank you for helping us, by always having your children's health records up to date. We never know when we will be inspected, so it is important that we always have everything up to date.
 
 
 Did You Know????
 
  1.  We have a " WLPS Garden of Thoughts" for our families to use for input! 
    You can find it on our front counter or click below.
      
              

 2.  We have a new WLPS FacebookPage!        
3.  That your child’s records are kept confidential and locked in the office!
4.  That you will receive two written progress reports each year for your child?
One in January and one in May
5.  That your child’s teacher is always happy to talk to you each day!
 
  
 
 
Calendar
Fall Parties
Twos-October 30th
Threes and Fours-October 31st
 
 
 
 
New Fence
 
We have a beautiful new fence in our front yard! Thank you-JU!!!
 
We love for you to have time with your child and other families after school hours at our picnic table out front.  As you know it is always important to us that our children practice good safety habits!
 
 
 
For your child’s safety, please observe and teach your children the following:
 
Ø Children must be in your view at all times at the front of the building (not the side).
 
Ø 2. Children must NOT climb or play close to the fence. It fences off a “round about” that has a great deal of University Traffic.
 
Ø 3. Please continue to be diligent in always observing the children. Perhaps the parents could take turns being the “LOOK OUT”.
 
We are so happy to see our children having additional time to learn, play, and share with their classmates!  Please help us to make sure it is a safe time!
 

On-line Payments
 
Payments for WLPS tuition can now be paid on line. Please click on the following link to do this.
 
 
 
 
Safety First!
 
Please hold your child's hand to and from the parking lot.
 
The JU students are young adult drivers that are not always cautious when passing our building and do not all look out for young children.
 
Please, please help us to keep your child safe!
 
 
 
Cell Phones
 
Cell phones can interrupt communication between parents, children, and teachers.
 
Please refrain from using cell phones inside WLPS. Thank you
 
 
 
Front Door
 
Please only open the front door for parents personally known to you as WLPS family members.
 
If you are not sure, please wait for a WLPS faculty member to open the door.
 
Please do not allow your child to ever open the front door.
 
For safety reasons, we do not want them to get used to opening doors.
 
We teach them that only teachers, moms, dads, grandparents and other adults open doors at WLPS. We appreciate your help with this!
 
 
 
Absent/Sick Children
 
We know you do not send your children to school when they are sick.
 
Children with fevers should not return until free of a fever for at least 24 hours.
 
It is appreciated that children with contagious colds/coughs are kept at home.
 
Please call us to let us know when your child is absent. We worry about them when they are not here.
 
Our number is 256-7147.
 
 
 
Bug Spray
 
Please spray your children with bug spray before they go to class.
 
We are not allowed to do this. It is important to protect them from the West Nile Virus spread by mosquitoes.
 
 
 
Where-oh-Where have Bud and Wilma been?
 
They have been to:
 
Disneyland in California and Camping with Alyssa and Ava
 
Disney World with Logan
 
A wedding with Amelia Bowser
 
 The hospital to see Rowan's new baby brother!
 
See the Clydesdale Horses with Dr. Kay
 
The hospital with Brendan
 
Myrtle Beach with Grayson
 
Farmhouse with Arvena and Enkela
 
Albania with Enkela and Arvena
 
London with Lily, Emily, and Phillip Pinto
 
Mt. Rushmore with Klaira, Kyle, and Keithen (WLPS Alums)
 
Colorado with Ellie
 
Tampa with Bella
 
 
 
Thank you!
 
Thank you to Rowan and Grayson's family for recommending us to another family that have signed up for our New 2's! They also donated some clothespins.
 
Thank you to Willow and Olive's family for some books, fish, fish food, and dress up clothes. 
 
Thank you to Anthony's grandparents for:  framed butterflies, "letter" pillows for the 4's, stain remover, key chain kits, progress reports, and Fall placemats.
 
 Thank you to Kiley's parents for: glue sticks, glue, scissors, sharpies, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, crayons, applesauce and goldfish.
 
Thank you to Preston and Belle's grandmother for donating Farm Books and the Hide-n-Go Moo Game!
 
 
Classroom Units
 
Twos-Fall
 
  Threes-Fall
(including the Night and Nocturnal Animals)
 
Fours -Fall
 
 
WLPS Fundraisers
 
Nellie, Our Dolphin book - $15
 
WLPS T-shirts - $10
 
WLPS Song CD - $10
 
WLPS Notecards-$5
 
Gift Cards - Order forms can be found on our front counter. These are great for gifts or just for everyday shopping or outings. The program, sponsored by the Great Lakes Scrip Center, is a dollar for dollar purchase of gift cards, also called scrip cards, that can be used for purchases at a variety of local retailers – grocery and department stores and restaurants. They do not expire and can be used nationwide. Each gift card purchased provides a direct profit for WLPS in the form of a percentage of the face value, sometimes as great as 15%.
 
In addition to viewing a gallery of your child’s artwork, a variety of products can be customized with artwork, such as stickers, magnets, note cards, and tote bags. Artsonia has a full product catalog on their website. As a fundraising incentive, Artsonia will donate back to WLPS 20% of each order placed. These funds will be used to further enhance the art experiences we can offer to our students. Visit www.Artsonia.com
 
Please send in Tyson Chicken and Campbell's Soup labels.