Each month we share the great news and upcoming events of the school through our monthly newsletter, the Polly Panda Press.
From the Directors
We want to wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July. We will be closed on July 4th and will be open regular hours the rest of the week. If you child is going to be out during this time please let the teachers know so that we can staff accordingly.
Summer is off to a great start. Memories are being made with splash days, picnics, ice cream parties, playing with friends, lots of outside play time, and much more.
As we enjoy summer, we are also working on the upcoming school year. The curriculum is being set and field trips are being finalized. Preschool and Bridgford will plan to go on our traditional field trips-apple orchard, pumpkin patch, zoo etc. and the twos will have visits from Silly Safaris. But we are always looking for new field trip ideas and welcome any suggestions for new field trips.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions!
Parent Survey & Paths to Quality Review
We are preparing for our annual renewal of Paths to Quality. We recently received a visit from our mentor, Brooke Carlson. She shared that the rooms look great and we just need a couple of updated before we are officially rated in September. One requirement is for a family photo to be displayed in the classroom. If you have not yet given one to your child's teacher, please do so as soon as possible.
We also are required submit results from an annual parent survey. Please CLICK HERE to take this year's survey.
Our staff will be continuing to train to obtain the 20+ hours that are required for our recertification.
July 3-7 Happy Birthday America July 10-14 Backyard BBQ and Picnics July 17-21 We All Scream for Ice Cream July 24-28 Under the Big Top/Carnival
July 4 - Polly Panda will be closed
Polly Panda will be CLOSED on Tuesday July 4th. We will be OPEN on Monday July 3 and will resume regular business hours on Thursday July 5.
We hope you have a happy and safe holiday celebration!
July Fieldtrips for Summer Camp / Jellyfish
July 5 Sahm Pool and Park Bus will leave at 10:30 and return at 3:00 cost for children $10.00 and chaperones are $5.00 Children will need to bring a sack lunch.
July 12 Kiln Creations at Polly Panda Starting at 9:30 cost is $10.00
July 19 Summer Movie Club bus will leave at 9:00 and return at 12:30. Lego Batman will be the movie, Cost for children $7.00
July 26 Fishers Splash Park bus will leave at 9:30 and return at 12:30 cost for children $5.00 and chaperones are free. Children will need to bring a sack lunch.
July 14 - Field trip for Preschool Pandas
Fishers Splash Park. Bus will leave at 9:30 and return at 12:30. Cost for children $5.00 and chaperones are free. Children will need a sack lunch.
Employee of the Month
Cydney Johnson is our EOM for July!
Cydney works with our youngest toddlers in the Panda room. She has been part of our team for 9 months.
Cydney is a 2015 graduate of North Central High School. While attending North Central, she worked at the J. Everett Light Child Care Center, during her Junior and Senior year.
The most rewarding part of her job is watching the little ones go from crawling to walking and learning how to talk. She loves that she gets to be a part of helping with developing those skills.
A funny story that Cydney shared was when one of the babies was visiting her room and Ms. Tammy came in. The baby hid her face and seemed like she was thinking, “Oh if I hid she won’t know I am in here”.
Ms. Cydney’s experience has always been with older preschool children, however, her calm and loving personality makes her a natural to work with our little Pandas. She is a great asset to our toddler team as she loves being on the floor, interacting, and doing lots of messy activities with the kiddos.
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Cydney on being the employee of the month.