Welcome to all of our new families that are joining us and welcome back to those families who are rejoining us after taking the summer off. We hope everyone had a relaxing summer and were able to take some time off from work to make memories with your family. We are excited to start a new school year with your little ones. We look forward to a fun-filled year of exploring, discovering and learning.
With the start of a new school year, this is a good time to check your child’s cubby to make sure they have a full change of clothes in case of an accident or spill. This is also a good time to let us know if you have any changes in your email address or phone contacts.
NEW THIS MONTH!
Something new for the start of the school year is the way we want to honor the Employee of the Month. Starting this month we will have a bulletin board that will display a picture of the employee of the month, located next to the office. On this bulletin board, we would like for parents to take a moment to jot a note of congratulations. There will be a basket with post-it notes and pens for you to use.
We also have a NEW ADDITION to our monthly newsletter, please be sure to check out our Celebrating our Staff section below!
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us.
Claire Schmitt - August 8
Polly Panda Anniversaries:
August 4 - Judy Harrison - 5 years
August 5 - Lynn Bowers - 17 years
August 7 - Donna Sutton - 6 years
August 8 - Malia Rigg - 32 years
August 19 - Gail Hacker - 21 years
August 22 - Heather Hampton - 17 years
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Our August Employee of the Month is Julie Voigt.
Julie joined our team of infant caregivers in January of 2014. She has a degree from Purdue in Business and Marketing, which she used in the business field for many years. While working in the business field Julie’s three children, who are now grown, attended Polly Panda/Bridgford, starting off as infants and graduating from our kindergarten program. Not only did Julie’s children attend Polly Panda/Bridgford, but, she also has a grandchild currently attending.
Parents have shared how much they love Julie’s beautiful smile as they drop off and pick up each day. She is such a reassurance to first-time parents and those parents who might be second-guessing if they made the right choice to put their baby in group care. Julie comes to work each day with a positive attitude and is a true asset to our school.
When Julie is not spoiling and dancing on Footloose Friday with our youngest pandas, she enjoys being with her family and spoiling her first grandbaby. Soon Julie will have two more grandbabies to spoil as both her daughters are expecting.
Please join us in celebrating Julie as our EOM by jotting her a note on the new EOM bulletin board located by the office.
August 5-9 Welcome to Preschool
August 12-16 All About Me
August 19-23 Friendship and Feelings
August 23-30 My Family and Pets
Toddlers and Two’s Themes:
August 5-9 All About Me
August 12-16 Sunshine and Rainbows
August 19-23 Caterpillars and Colors
August 26-30 My Five Senses
Toddlers and Two’s
Nursery Rhyme - Mister Sun
Color - Yellow
INDIANA STATE FAIR
It's Indiana State Fair time! The State Fair kicks off on Friday, August 2. Take a whirl around the Midway, pet the livestock and of course, get a taste of all the amazing food!