Happy New Year!! We are so grateful to have you and your family as part of our Polly Panda Family. We know 2020 will be yet another wonderful year!
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us.
With winter weather upon us please remember to send in a coat, hat gloves or mittens and boots when appropriate. We do go outside every day unless it is 32 degrees or lower.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of hats, gloves and coats to keep track of, so please LABEL, LABEL, LABEL everything! This will be a huge help - we thank you in advance!
Winter Weather Alerts
If Marion County is under a snow emergency Polly Panda will automatically be closed. In the event of winter storms, a decision will be made to close only if the staff is unable to arrive safely. Closing announcements will be made on Ch. 8 (WISH), Ch. 13 (WTHR) and FOX59 (WXIN). The ticker will ready Polly Panda-Indy. Parents will also receive an email as well as the information being posted on our Facebook page.
January 6-10 Welcome Winter (letter W)
January 13-17 Artic Animals (Letter I)
January 20-24 Teddy Bears and Other Cuddly Friends (Letter B)
January 27-31 Lego’s Building, and Engineering (Letter M)
Sorting and Classifying
Three Little Kittens
January 6-10 Snowmen and snowflakes
January 13-17 We are in a Band
January 20-24 Artic Animals
January 27-31 Put me in Coach (Sports)
6 years - Julie Voigt - 1/6/14
36 years!! - Marilyn Traylor - 1/16/84 (Ms. Marilyn has been with us since we opened our doors!!)
Employee of the Month
Our January EOM is Shannon Allen.
Shannon has been a part of our Panda family for 19 years! When Shannon first joined us she worked in our young 3’s classroom. After a few years when a pre-k position became available, we knew Shannon would be the perfect fit.
Shannon has 24 years of experience in the field of early childhood as well as a CDA (which she has renewed several times). She enjoys finding the perfect keepsake gift for the children to make for their parents throughout the year. She also takes great pride in getting the children ready to go off to kindergarten.
In Shannon’s spare time she loves going to the beach and swimming. Ms. Shannon’s many years of experience shows through her lesson planning and understanding of child development. She is a welcoming face to many of our parents during drop off as she opens our building three days per week. She has a great sense of humor which comes in handy as the age group she works with loves telling jokes and riddles.
Please join us in letting Ms. Shannon know how much we appreciate her hard work and dedication to our school and families.
Fun Around Town
Looking for something fun (and even FREE) to do with the kiddos INSIDE during the winter months? Check out the Indoor Play Guide from Indy With Kids!